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How much does an average LEGO brick cost to produce?

I know that LEGO bricks approximately sell for 10 cents per piece but what does it cost to make an average brick?
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Are Bandai “Figmes” compatible with LEGO?

According to gizmodo Bandai is releasing a new line of "Figmes" that look astounding similar to our beloved minifigs. Here is the set: And here is one close up: Close up the hands look even ...
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How do I make instructions from my .ldr/.lxf files on OSX?

I'm on OSX and I've got a bunch of models made in Lego Digital Designer. They look awesome! Now I want to make instructions. Q: how do I get from my .ldr files to images or PDF? I'll take ...
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1answer
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Need help identifying these 3 bags

I got them as a gift but without the packaging. I only have three bags numbered 1, 2 and 3. Can someone help me with the series number? Much appreciated.
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Lego NXT Exploitation or Vulnerabilities?

I originally posted this question on the Reverse Engineering site, but there were no answers. They told me to also post this question here. OK, my friends and I have Lego NXT sumo bot competitions for ...
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Where can I get threads compatible with LEGO pulleys?

Have LEGO threads ever been produced? Even the biggest LEGO rubber band is too short to meet my requirements. I need them for this year's WRO challenge. Note that the challenge only allows Lego ...
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Bionicle supply [on hold]

I am a big Bionicle fan, and I was waiting anxiously to buy the new Umarak the Destroyer. However, it is sold out at the Lego Shop. Even weirder, that is literally the only retailer I know that sells ...
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Where to download pdf of Lego Catalog for year 2005 to 2014 English version

I tried google and found Lego Catalog that is mostly in German. May I know where can I download Lego Catalog (English version) for the year 2005 to 2014, in PDF format?
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798 views

What are the instructions for Lego bag 135149?

Can someone please help me find the instructions for Lego bag 135149? The bag says 2011 and has a propeller-type brick and a white helmet? Any clues what this is?
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Piece identification

I would like to know the name of these pieces The grey one (not the one with the towball socket)(edit: found, it is 6009014 "Bracket 1 x 2 - 2 x 2") and the green one, they're similar but the grey ...
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Identification of a piece

Sorry for the small image, but does anyone know what number that piece is?
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1answer
167 views

Lego Digital Designer on OS X El Capitan?

Since the El Capitan 10.11.2 upgrade some options are gone in Lego Digital Designer. In the Preferences menu the "Outlines of bricks" and "Advanced shading" are options unselectable. The annoying ...
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Lego Technic Unimog, crane will not turn

I finished the Unimog from LEGO 2 or 3 years ago, and I noticed this issue, but now I'm getting pretty angry because I still can't find the problem. It seems to be that when I use the instructions ...
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Is there a changelog for any firmware updates on an EV3 brick?

When a firmware update is released for the Mindstorms EV3 brick, are there usually any changelogs for them explaining what's been added or changed? If so, where can they be found?
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Overview of online LEGO discussion forums?

To help give an outsider an overview of the online LEGO community: What are the main online discussion forums in the LEGO world? Who hangs out where? What are the popular special interest forums? ...
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When is EV4 coming [closed]

Does anybody know when the new "EV4" is coming. Lego.com is not offering any information on new sets. If it was the same as NXT it should be here by now?
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1answer
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Unidentified Lego set dated 2007/6bags

There's six bags here dated 2007. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!!
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1answer
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EV3 won't connect through bluetooth anymore

I was using VS2015 (C#) to write simple programs for my EV3 using a bluetooth connection. This was working fine for several days and then suddenly stopped. I can't for the life of me figure out why. ...
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How is this brick attached to the pregnant minifig?

While Google-image-searching pregnant minifigs (don't ask) I came across this fig, and other variations on it, but I can't figure out how the 2x2 round brick is attached.
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How to build a steerable remote-controlled vehicle with just 1 motor?

In WeDo 2.0 set there is only 1 motor, which can be remotely switched on and off by using the iPad app (by writing a Scratch program). Also motor rotating direction can be toggled remotely. As an ...
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What are the measurements of the different Lego instruction booklets?

I've noticed that there are at least three different sizes (eg 7.8"x5", 4"x5.8" and 7"x8"). Are there other sizes?
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1answer
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NXT shuts down in 5 minutes

I have an NXT brick that will always shut down after 5 minutes. No, it is not the sleep timer. Documentation from the NXT Hardware SDK, page 17, states that if the ARM7 processor does not send back ...
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1answer
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Lego controller 8879

How does the Lego technic 8879 controller work? When you make it go forwards/backwards and let go does it stay at that speed like the more recent helicopters or does it go back around? And how does it ...
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These are definitely NOT lego - What are they?

I think this was a present in the mid-late 80s. Very sophisticated building blocks for top-view apartment-room design. They also had furniture and appliances. Can anyone tell me the brand etc?
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How much heat can LEGO bricks withstand?

I was thinking on making a decorative LEGO candle holder. It would be made out of regular ABS LEGO bricks, but also transparent ones. Because there will be an open flame involved, I want to make sure ...
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1answer
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How to clear off oils in a way that will not damage the plastic?

Especially with the pneumatic cylinders, so it has to not make the metal rust too. Also, it is oxidized vegetable that is stuck in there, inside the pneumatic cylinders. And it started to make it all ...
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1answer
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Bluetooth communication between computer and nxt using RobotC

I'm thinking starting a project involving controlling the movement of a NXT robot from the PC using RobotC. Is it possible? Does anyone have a simple code solution?
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1answer
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How can I get replacement stickers for a new lego set? [duplicate]

I recently bought a Lego Fire Boat (set number 60005) but for some reason, when I opened the box and shook out the contents (as I normally do) no sticker sheet fell out. I was wondering if you could ...
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1answer
166 views

Piece to hot air balloon won't fit. Anything I can do?

I am putting together the 41097 hot air balloon with my daughter and there is a red piece that shows a rod should go through however the rod will not go through no matter what we do. There seems to be ...
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1answer
82 views

Java BufferedImage with Lejos NXT: Java Heap Space

I'm trying to write a program for my Lego Mindstorm NXT, the program is simple, drawing some lines and saving the image in a .png file. So, I thought I'd use BufferedImage and use getGraphics to draw ...
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1answer
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Does LEGO ship to my country?

Today I wanted to order some Lego sets from official Lego Shop to get the exclusive Lego fountain. But when I went to checkout, my country wasn't available in the shipping list. I live in Slovakia. ...
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2answers
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Issues connecting the EV3 on Windows 8.1 64bit

I have got a computer with Windows 8.1 64 bit and I have installed LEGO Mindstorms EV3 software Home edition and tried to connect the EV3 brick to the computer, but the brick didn´t connect to the ...
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1answer
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Verify authenticity of the Star Wars Snowtrooper minifig

I recently acquired a number of Lego Star Wars minifigures from an online seller who's looking to dispose his full collection. However, after I bought some of them and carefully inspected each part at ...
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1answer
71 views

Need Help Identifying some sets

So I have a few sets of Legos that I bought at a garage sale. They didn't come with an instruction manual or anything but they are from 2011 and one of them has a white box that says 6049732 on it. ...
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1answer
41 views

Where can I find a good tutorial on programming with Lejos?

I want to get started with Lejos and use java to check to see if an ev3 touch sensor is pressed, but I can't find any decent tutorials. Are there any good resources for this?
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1answer
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How to motorize Technic 42040

Where can I find instructions on how to motorize the Technic Fire Plane. We have the kit 8293 which contains a motor, battery box, lights and switch, but we have no idea how to attach them. Will ...
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Is there such a thing as this 2x4 brick in existence?

I've been working on a little history project to make a shadowbox/display-type thing of all of the major evolutions of the 2x4 brick over the years. (I know this can get really in-depth, and I'm ...
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1answer
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Understanding the makeup of an XML .ev3p file

When you unzip an .ev3 program, there are many txt and xml files that are inside. In particular, there is an xml file produced with the filename extension .ev3p, which seems to contain program ...
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1answer
91 views

Scooby Dumb LEGO character?

I like playing with LEGO sets a lot. I especially like the Scooby Doo sets. I'm wondering if LEGO has ever made a Scooby Dumb character? Scooby Dumb is Scooby Doo's cousin.
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1answer
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Where to get additional part library graphics for BlueBrick layout designer

I love BlueBrick, the track and layout designer from developer Alban Nanty. I have been using it for years and it is the best tool I have found for designing a full layout including train tracks. ...
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0answers
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Unworking automatic system

recently I've been working on a car which when going forward is fast and when going backward automatically go slowly. Here is two photo of it: (Just replace the text by "input") As you can see, it ...
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3answers
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IDE recommendations for EV3 programming

Does anybody have any recommendations for non-GUI programming of the EV3 unit? I'm impressed by the LabVIEW software, but as a professional C# and VB.Net programmer (with C, C++ experience), I find ...
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1answer
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Controlling EV3 motors within VC++

I've got an application within some VC++ software (BCI2000). This is running on Windows 7. Although BCI2000 can run elsewhere, I'd like to stay on Windows. I've got an EV3 whose motors I'd like to ...
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Programming with Lego Mindstorms EV3

I know this question was asked in the past, but I want an up-to-date answer. What is the best way to program with the NXT with a oriented object programming language? Ideally C#, C++ or Java (maybe ...
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4answers
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Direct control of EV3

I need to control a car with an EV3 brick. I want to control it remotely. The trouble is, I'm using an education set so I don't have the remote. What means of controlling it remotely could I use? I ...
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Programming Mindstorms on a chromebook

I know there is no official way to program NXT/EV3 on a Chromebook. But a Chromebook can have Ubuntu installed via Crouton in developer mode. So, is there a relatively painless way to program NXT/...
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What is known of the capacities of the MINDSTORMS EV3 when it comes to interconnection with a network (WiFi, bluetooth)

What is known of the new MINDSTORMS EV3 capabilities when it comes to netwoked functions. What type of interface can be plugged to interact with a PC or portable device (smartphone/tablet)? In term ...
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4answers
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How can I make Custom Instructions for my MOC?

I'm a huge AFOL and recently have quit my job in order to take my part time job of selling Lego to the next level. However, there's a new venture I'm having difficulty with and I would greatly ...
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1answer
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Conductive “App Brick” without human contact

This may not be entirely LEGO-related, but more related to touch screen technology. I'd like the LEGO app brick (http://brickset.com/sets/containing-part-6103777) to register a touch on a touch ...
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1answer
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How to find a set(s) contain most parts of my wanted parts list

I have a parts wanted list (in BrickLlink) and I want to buy a set contain most of my parts wanted list. Does there is a way to import a part list and find which set(s) contain most of them?

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