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Why are new LEGO bricks softer than old ones?

The older bricks that were made back in the day, "pre-2K", seem to be made out of a harder and more durable brick that would hurt your feet when you walked on them. Now it appears that since the other ...
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What will LEGO do when all the crude oil on earth is used?

When crude is no longer available (which is in 53.3 years) what will LEGO do, since oil is needed in order to make plastic? Is there a plastic alternative, or another type of material that is strong ...
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LEGO manufacture/purchase statistics by country [duplicate]

I'm doing a world geography project over the globalization of LEGO. Eventually I will put everything on a poster. I already know that Billund in Denmark is where they were first made, also Hungary, ...
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Where to find this green transparent brick?

Where can I find this lego brick? I have one but I want some more of them for a project.
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Ringing bell DUPLO [duplicate]

It's a yellow curved piece, (like the eye piece), with a red button on top that rings like a bell. My kids had this growing up in the 80's. Any info on what this piece is called or where to get one ...
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Do LEGO stores sell bricks in bulk?

I've seen these pictures of LEGO stores, but have been unable to work it out: Are they are plastic bubbles on the wall that you can dig youe hand into and buy LEGO bricks in bulk, or are they just for ...
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What's a good base collection of tiles?

I recently picked up a copy of the LEGO ideas book, and been inspired. As a novice builder, I've noticed that almost every model makes use of tiles to provide a finished look, which seems like a great ...
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Looking for set to go with a specific brick [closed]

I have a bunch of random Lego pieces and looking to see if they come with a specific set. I have a picture but not sure how to post. Is anyone able to help?
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Repairing Lego minifigure torso cracks/damage

I have a ton of Lego minifigures that I really put through their paces throughout my childhood (fighting pirates, exploring space... basic stuff really). A number of them are damaged on the torso. ...
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Lego Torsos cracking

I have just recently acquired the new crossbones' hazardous heist, and suprisingly, not even a week went by and my really sweet Black widow figure already has a small crack in her side. Will This ...
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How to parameter the ports in move tank block EV3?

How do I parameter the ports at Move Tank block (in My Block)?
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What is the basis of purism in LEGO building? [closed]

LEGO purism is the idea that LEGO constructions should be made with only with official Lego blocks with no modifications. Other bits of plastic, papercraft, metal supports, and so on are frowned upon. ...
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How many different types of Lego bricks have been produced?

I was curious and wondering: How many different types of Lego bricks have been produced since the start of the company in 1949?
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Strongest LEGO structure - (2) Floor

What is the strongest LEGO box structure? I am going to build a LEGO computer case. Different from Mike Schropp and greenyouse, I am planing to build an upright case. (This is a general "strongest ...
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1answer
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Giant LEGOs--that aren't QUATROs?

We got a big tub of secondhand LEGO bricks, and included was a random pile of what appear to be giant LEGO bricks. They are a bit bigger than DUPLO bricks but smaller than QUATRO bricks and have an ...
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How to tape something to the bottom of a brick

I'm installing lights in my buildings (I'm using Neopixel strips, which have a flat back), and I'm trying to tape the lights to the ceiling. Of course, bricks and plates aren't smooth on the bottom, ...
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ev3 education brick dosen't work well

I have ev3 education kit and when I make a program and put it on the brick and run it at first time it run very well and the robot go in straight line and make 90 degree turn very well but when i run ...
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1answer
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Pass sensor or motor port number as a parameter

I want to create a block for one light sensor or one motor separately. Is it possible to give the number of the port as a parameter to a sensor or motor block via data wire? In NXT-G it was possible.
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How big is a LEGO torso in Microsoft Paint

I am trying to print decals, but I don't know how the size of the torso or any other parts are supposed to scale in my Microsoft Paint.
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1answer
158 views

Letter B on the top of a LEGO clone

What LEGO clone is this? I love it after LEGO, but I can't find more! Identification please?
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1answer
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How to convert a model from Lego Digital Designer Extended into non-Extended?

Q: How do I figure out which pieces in my model are "illegal?" I'm using Lego Digital Designer. My Lego model I've designed uses parts that don't exist. This is a bummer because I am trying to ...
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What is this Lego piece?

My brother bought a big tub of Lego recently and found this piece inside. He doesn't know what it is and we can't find anything about it online so we were wondering what it is. He says it isn't in any ...
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Help with marks?

I am trying to find out the significance of 3 marks that appear on the back of base plates. There are 3 circles in a row. The first contains numbers 0-9 in increments of one with a small arrow ...
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1answer
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Looking for instructions for brick set #135149

I have part two and part three of the this set and I am pretty sure this set has to come from the "Lego Movie" series. The reason I say is because one of the bags has one or two of the secret police ...
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1answer
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Dark metallic gray tube: Is it a LEGO?

Unfortunately, I no longer own the piece in question. But here are the specs: Dark metallic grey, like Super Battle Droids. Somewhere in the vicinity of 6 inches long. Flat ends: not a cut or broken ...
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2answers
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LDD Seems to be missing a piece

So I'm trying to make an alternate version of the UCS Tie Fighter. I'm following the official instructions downloaded from the LEGO site, and I've come in to a problem. This piece, seen here (ID: ...
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2answers
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How can a brick/color combination exist but not be part of a set?

In a recent question the 2x4 transparent brick in neon green came up as a rare part (see Does someone know where i can find this lego brick?). It doesn't seem to be listed as part of a set (at least ...
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2answers
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Is there a place where you can buy single pieces of LEGO-compatible systems?

I've acquired a set of MegaBloks and was amazed at the slopes with studs on top. Unfortunately the set is $15 and there's only 6 pieces I need. So I wanted to ask, are there any sites like Bricklink ...
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Do any of the KRE-O Transformers sets actually transform?

KRE-O, a LEGO-compatible brick toy, has several officially licensed Transformers models. I have two of the smaller ones and they do not actually "transform" - you take them apart and put them back ...
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1answer
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How come themes like Bionicle can afford so many new parts?

LEGO is quite economical about introducing new parts in its standard sets. One reason is they need to fit in the system, but the other is that hard tooling molds for production is quite expensive. ...
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What are the torque limits of gears?

I am using Lego in the classroom to introduce students to geared machines. As part of this I am asking them to design a winch, using a small 1.5V DC motor and a collection of the common Lego gears, i....
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2answers
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What's the maximum pressure one airtank can withstand and how to tell its limit?

I bought a airtank and using it to support many v2 pneumatic cylinders, while I'm using a v1 pump and one motor to pump air to this air tank. Since another airtank or a lego pressure gauge is very ...
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2answers
293 views

How much torque can a lego axle handle?

from to this question, it seems that the gears are stronger than the axles, which begs the question of how strong are the axles? if you connect one of the stronger motors, such as say the buggy motor: ...
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What set are these bags? Detectives wanted

I just bought this collection of LEGO parts. I am mostly curious about the sealed bags. Most are numbered 2011. Thanks for the input in advance! More detailed pictures: http://imgur.com/a/ebkvz
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16answers
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My poor minifig's head is stuck in his helmet!

Recently I made a LEGO race car with a driver who wore a helmet. Unfortunately, after the race, I tried to take off his helmet and his head came off inside the helmet. Any suggestions about getting it ...
4
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1answer
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Looking for instructions to build a hobbit hole without 'custom set pieces'

I've searched on 'rebrickable' for anything hobbit related, but I can't find it. This is what I'm thinking of: 79003-1: An Unexpected Gathering I'd rather buy a large bucket of 'free for all' ...
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1answer
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LEGO old discontinued model?

Does anyone know an old model from Lego that was a 3 in 1 that featured a black sports car, black truck and a drag racing car?
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4answers
487 views

Help identify mystery piece and set it could go to

More mystery parts from the bags of LEGO pieces we bought. I can't find a LEGO symbol on it. Is it a LEGO part or some other brand?
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1answer
47 views

Best adhesive to fix a model for long term display? [duplicate]

What is the best adhesive to make a model into a permanent display like into a Christmas decoration or an ornament? I want for this model to withstand being packed and unpacked year after year.
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1answer
108 views

How to make a regular pentagon from technic bricks

For the purposes of this build, we need a pentagon (figure with 5 sides), that is regular (all sides have equal length), and it needs to be able to be mounted on a build (like a wreath) by a technic-...
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2answers
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Where is this blue Bionicle figure from?

Please help me identify this blue Bionicle figure.
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17answers
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LEGO cleaning techniques and tools

Previously I've used toothbrushes but maybe these would eventually scratch the surface? What have you used? And was it easy? As well as cleaning, what about drying and buffing? Anyone tried polishing ...
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1answer
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BPA in older Lego

I have some older DUPLO sets. I am concerned about the BPA that might be in them. Do any current sets of DUPLO or LEGO contain BPA? Did they in earlier sets?
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How can I find the directions to this Lego bag?

I have a Lego bag unopened but we lost the directions! Can someone help? I think it's Minecraft.
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1answer
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Interface between keyboard and NXT mindstorm

I want to make an NXT program that handles key presses from a user. First, I'd like a message to display asking the user to choose a key on the keyboard (S or M), and then depending on the chosen key ...
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1answer
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EV3 software crashes on Windows 8 laptop

My cousin has Windows 8 x64 netbook laptop. When he tries to start the application he gets .NET framework error and I can see following text in the log file: +000,016 >> MINDSTORMS EV3 launched ...
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2answers
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Where can I find a list of all LEGO sets ever released

Can I get a full list of every set LEGO has ever come out with?
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1answer
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EV3 Installation failure on OSX El Capitan 10.11.3

Hi This is the first time I've tried to use EV3 software since upgrading to El Capitan. Before then, it worked perfectly. When I tried to launch the application a message pops up saying it has ...
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4answers
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What is different between the EV3 Home and Educational sets?

The newly announced LEGO Mindstorms EV3 sets for home and education have some differences, but it isn't clear to me what they are, specifically. It seems that have different sensors, perhaps ...
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2answers
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How do I diagnose a problem with electronic bricks and motors?

My children and I recently assembled the 42030 RC VOLVO L350F Wheel Loader (aside: with the 1,600 pieces and time investment, this set will likely survive to the heat death of the universe intact ...

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