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Have any Lego sets been released with errors/mistakes in the build instructions? If not, why not?

I was thinking about the documentation process of a large set like the Death Star and it got me thinking; surely at some point Lego must've released a set of instructions that contained a mistake? ...
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How can I minimize the number of merchants for given set of requested bricks?

This question should be answered in Bricklink FAQ, but I didn't find answer there. I'm a casual Lego hobbyist, I have a few sets with random pieces missing, about two dozens of them. Some are truly ...
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1answer
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Where can I find 'Dolphin', the 3D model to LEGO software?

It was created at the École Polytechique Fédérale de Lausanne. But it seems it is no longer available for to download. Does anybody knows what happened?
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1answer
73 views

Transfer BrickOwl wishlists to BrickLink

Is there an easy/automated way to transfer BrickOwl wish lists to BrickLink? I have wishlists on BO for each incomplete set I own and would like to move them over to see if BL can complete them ...
8
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1answer
616 views

Why do official LEGO PDF instruction books have such poor quality?

More often than not, my boys are working from PDF instructions downloaded at the LEGO site. The quality of those PDFs is poor. I'm sure you've experienced the jagged, pixelated lines and the bricks so ...
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2answers
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I have a vintage set box with the kids on it. Should I continue collecting era appropriate pieces to refill it?

I have an early vintage set box (with the boy and girl on the cover). I've been collecting vintage pieces in order to restock the box with the hope the complete vintage set will be desirable on the ...
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1answer
277 views

Need help identifying this star wars set

Need help identifying this old star wars set, trying to rebuild my LEGO sets!
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2answers
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Is there a rule of thumb for the decrease in value of complete sets without instructions?

Assuming the set is complete, would the value for example be $5 or 10% less than market value if the instructions are missing? Is there a general rule you'd look for when buying? Thanks!
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How much are large retail LEGO Minifigures worth?

I have an extra large LEGO figure (approximately 19 inches/48 cm tall) that I wish to sell. This is an item which has only been available to retailers as part of merchandising the stores. Any ideas ...
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1answer
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Where can I find a 2x2 hinge on Bricklink?

In this picture "The neglect of duty" by Je hyung Lee, he uses four 2x2 hinges in the roof section I can't find on Bricklink. Does anybody have an idea what set this comes out and possibly a ...
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1answer
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What ball-joint cup piece or configuration of pieces is shown in this render?

What is the name of this particular ball-cup, or piece combination that forms the thigh component circled below? I have been unable to identify the gray cup piece when comparing it to other parts in ...
6
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0answers
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Which move block to use with Gyro?

We would like to make a series Gyro drive blocks. As a general rule what would be the benefits and drawbacks from using the move tank and move steer blocks? My basic design is to read the gyro and ...
6
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2answers
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What are the largest LEGO® Power train sets available commercially [Oct 2014]

What set(s) are the largest by number of pieces? These sets could be retired or existing. I am also curious what set(s) have the most rails pieces included.
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Mindstorm RIS 2.0 installation on Windows 10 [duplicate]

I recently bought a RIS 2.0 but was unable to install the program onto my laptop running Windows 10 (now). I tried it on my office computer running Windows 7 and the installation was successful. The ...
6
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2answers
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Emerald Night Piston replacement + jamming issue

I'm just wondering if I can get replacement piston rods for my Emerald Night, since the rods are easily the least impressive part of the model. I'm wondering if there is a form of kit that can make ...
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3answers
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NXT screen either flickering or blank, what do I do?

The screen on my LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT brick has just stopped working. It is either flickering, or blank. I have tried turning it on and off, installed fresh batteries, and I can even hear the selection ...
2
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1answer
113 views

Star Wars phantom

I am new to Lego. I can't figure out the instructions as to where the gun and black hair piece go. It looks like they go in the Phantom somewhere, am I right or wrong? Do they snap in? Also, does the ...
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1answer
101 views

Are wheels from Duplo numbers' train set 10558 compatible with bridge 3774?

Are the wheels from Duplo set 10558 compatible with the railway bridge set 3774? I have a number of older wheel bases that are too large for the bridge. According to Brickset, the wheels in set 10558 ...
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0answers
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Sense and Display blocks

I put move forward until it sees the red color then it stops and it writes red color But the teacher told us there is problem so where is the problem?
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0answers
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Why is Bluetooth is so temperamental?

I had a program that would use the Ultrasonic sensor to detect when it was 6 inches from another robot and then would stop send a bluetooth message to the other and would send the other one off. Like ...
2
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3answers
193 views

Do you cut a LEGO knife to create an illusion of a minifigure getting stabbed?

I have watched many action animations and this question keeps bugging me. Does anyone know?
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1answer
131 views

Instruction for installing rc to LEGO unimog

I'm searching for an instruction to install a remote control to my LEGO unimog. There are a log of youtube videos showing completed unimogs but I can't find any instruction.
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3answers
5k views

What material is used to make capes and cloth in LEGO sets and where do I get it?

It seems like a conspiracy to keep everyone from knowing this. Custom cape sellers don´t say what it is, the women from the draperies I questioned always say something along the line of "coated ...
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4answers
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What are some examples of advanced train layouts possible with the PF train sets?

I recently got my first train set, the Constitution Chase, and it has sparked my imagination for building train layouts. My 3-year-old son has a small collection of wooden trains and we enjoy building ...
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4answers
24k views

What was the first set produced by The LEGO Group?

What was the first Lego set produced, and when was it first released?
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2answers
15k views

What does the acronym MOC stand for?

This is a common acronym used in the Lego community - what does MOC mean?
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1answer
733 views

What are the characteristics of “Miniland” scale?

I have heard many references to "Miniland" scale. From what I have seen, this style of building mostly includes figurines that are larger than normal mini-figs. What are some other characteristics of ...
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0answers
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How to receive response from direct_command_reply from EV3 using Python?

I've established and tested a Bluetooth connection (by playing a tone) between EV3 and Mac running Yosemite with Python 2.7.11. I used file write as in bt.write(tone) in Python to play the tone with ...
3
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4answers
102 views

What LEGO sets/blocks to buy?

We plan to buy some lego (up to $200) for a charity that helps homeless children in India. Kids in the charity's homes are of all ages (2-18). Kids are very creative but obviously lack resources. I'm ...
3
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1answer
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LEGO set restore-er? (Emerald Night)

I just dug up my old LEGO Emerald Night from when I was 10 or so. As I lifted it from the box it was in pieces, with the only parts intact being the piston mech, tender, and passenger car. I got it ...
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1answer
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EV3 ide flickering

I'm using the Mindstorms IDE for EV3 on OSX. Everytime I'm moving the cursor the screen starts to flicker. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3JkonowmD0&feature=youtu.be . Any ideas what's ...
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0answers
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LEGO EV3 T-Rex movement fix

I tried to make T-Rex with instructions from the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Laboratory by Daniele Benedettelli. I see that the T-Rex is not able to move forward due to heaviness of the brick. Also the feet ...
0
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2answers
86 views

How to clean dirty white tiles? [duplicate]

I ordered a couple of tiles from bricklink.com, but they arrived a bit dirty. I'd like to make them look shining new before using them for my creation. Is there a quick and reliable way to do it?
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1answer
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Resources for building MOCs with pieces entirely from single sets

On most websites I've found, people post MOCs that use a random (or seemingly unlimited) supply of pieces. However, I'm interested in building MOCs using only pieces entirely from one set. (For ...
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4answers
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How do i organize all my LEGO bricks and parts? [duplicate]

I just have a massive amount of lego laying around in a container. Kind of hard to sort through whenever i need parts. I was wondering if anyone has experience with many different sizes of lego bricks/...
0
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1answer
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NXT 2.0 speakers not functioning

I have the NXT 2.0 set, and have owned it for about 5 years now. About a week ago, the sound coming from the speaker started sounding distorted, and eventually stopped working. That time I restored ...
0
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1answer
188 views

Connecting EV3 to Mac over Bluetooth without Lego Mindstorms software

I am trying to connect the EV3 brick over Bluetooth to a Mac so I can use direct commands to send bytecodes. However, the Bluetooth connection remains active only through the Lego Mindstorms software....
0
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1answer
79 views

Where can I find LEGO Doctor Who sunglasses and guitar?

Where can I find LEGO minifigure sunglasses in black and a rock band guitar for the new Doctor Who set? I have searched on ebay and LEGO.com.
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4answers
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How can I wirelessly connect the NXT and an iOS device?

I've seen videos around YouTube (like this one for a car) that show an ability to control a Mindstorms set via iOS (either iPhone or iPod Touch). I am just getting started with Mindstorms, but find ...
0
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0answers
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how to assign values for 2d array in bricxCC?

I use BricxCC to program my NXT robot, and the problem is that I can't figure out how to assign value to 2d array unit after array was initialized. the code looks like this: int map[8][11]= { {...
4
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1answer
123 views

Why are there some extra letters on lego Car License Plates?

Most of the car in Lego City have a sticker license plate. The number on a license plate is corresponding to the Lego Set number. But what about these extra letter there? Is it just to add more ...
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5answers
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How can I create synthetic imagery (rendering) of LEGO models?

I'd like to know how I can create computer imagery of my own models or existing models. How can we do photographic quality or cartoon like images?
2
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1answer
111 views

How much tension can I expect to get out of a lego chain before it starts to give away?

Assuming I am using the technic chain links to make a chain, how much force can I expect to be able to get out of the chain before it breaks? Suppose I am using a 16t gear to directly drive a 24t ...
3
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1answer
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Identification for harness/hose/pipe + wings

I'm still trying to follow the instructions mentioned in my last question, and I came upon this image: . Does anybody know what piece/pieces that/those are on the right? (I know the # for the pistols....
2
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1answer
751 views

EV3 Error and VM Program Instruction Break

I'm making a program which is very complex and large but it does not contain any Arrays in it. Weird thing is, last night it worked fine but today when I downloaded the exactly same thing into the EV3 ...
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2answers
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EV3 - At what time DIRECT_REPLY is sent by brick?

For example: I've sent DIRECT_COMMAND_REPLY to rotate the motor for 720 deg. When EV3 brick should send reply: before motor finished rotation (right after my command was received) or after motor ...
7
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5answers
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How to use Power Functions with Mindstorms EV3?

Having learned that Mindstorms EV3 doesn't work directly with Power Functions, Q: Can you use Power Functions motors with the EV3 programmable brick? A: No, the connector does not match. I ...
4
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1answer
245 views

Is there a step-by-step guide to extracting a parts list from LDD to bricklink?

I'd like to build a model I have in LDD, but i don't know how to get my parts list (I exported BOM) into bricklink. I know there is rebrickable, but I don't see an option to import either .lxf or ....
3
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1answer
99 views

Identification for Hinge-like Piece

I'm trying to follow building instructions on Brickshelf, but I'm having some trouble finding the piece on the right in this photo: . Anyone know what it is?
4
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1answer
390 views

Is this piece some kind of rare/modified 200?

I have this piece which vaguely resembles 200, Technic Rack Winder Axle (Rebricked) but one end is different. It is 5 studs long, axle is 1 stud long, the gear lies between 3rd and 4th stud and the ...

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