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Is there a good way to buy molded LEGO boxes?

I'm considering some new storage options, and there are some official LEGO boxes that I'd like to use as they already fit in my existing shelving system. The following sets contain the boxes that I'd ...
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Can i change the way the ir remote works?

I bought an EV3 and the first thing that I want to do with it is control models with the remote. I finally discovered how to do this after a long search. It can control the Formula EV3 racing car ...
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Lego remote controlled cargo train not working

I've helped my son put together the Cargo Train set (60052) but now we can't get the remote control to work. It all looks like it's been assembled correctly with new batteries put in, but it doesn't ...
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What is the easiest way to sell Lego sets for a good price?

I have a HUGE collection of LEGO sets that I want to sell. Ebay is too cheap and Craigslist takes too long. Is there an easier and faster way to get some good money?
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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 was not there for downloading anymore. Anybody knows what happened?
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Does knolling help or is it just part of the fun?

When building a new set, many people knoll their LEGO bricks before beginning the assembly. My question is: Is there a actual advantage to knolling all the pieces or is it only a way to stretch the ...
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What is the “Module” of a LEGO gear?

Module, m this indicates the tooth size and is the number of mm of pitch circle diameter (p.c.d.) per tooth. For gears to mesh, their modules must be equal. Gear ISO standards and design ...
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Which set includes a large white mask

I bought a sealed bag at Goodwill but It did not include any information on what set it is from. Pieces look like large white body plates, skeletal/Stormtrooper mask and tusks.
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What year did the minicon “micro BrickCon” first appear at “BrickCon”?

It seems like minicons (a minicon is a Lego display consisting of minilander figures looking at miniland scale tables populated by microscale MOCs) are popping up everywhere lately. The last known ...
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How can I build a LEGO structure based on a real building?

I have a grandson who wants to build a LEGO building that looks like the high rise building I live in.
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Connecting to NXT Brick via Processing over Bluetooth

I am attempting to control my NXT model via the Processing programming language rather than the provided language based on LabView. When I can establish a connection over Bluetooth, this works rather ...
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381 views

Is there a free EV3 simulator (virtual machine) for the Mac OS?

I recently saw this question on a virtual EV3 machine. From the video, I felt that this software will be great. However, I don't have the budget needed to buy a licence. Is there any alternative to ...
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How do I print images onto minifig body parts?

I have seen a few custom minifigures out there with images on certain body parts never produced by LEGO. What is the best way to achieve this? I have heard of some people printing out the image on ...
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Dimensions for EV3pieces

I need to know the dimensions of the EV3 pieces for a school project (in mm). Does anyone know?
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software for LEGO NXT 8527 [duplicate]

where can I get an updated software version for my LEGO NXT 8527? I bought my LEGO NXT some years ago and now that I want to use I can install the software on my current computer.
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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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How do I update my NXT firmware using EV3 software

The new EV3 software tells me to update my firmware on the NXT. When I go to the tools menu and select update firmware it tells me the NXT brick can not support this function.
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EV3 parallel MyBlocks, but only one working

TL;DR = Is there any obvious reason why a MyBlock, added twice in parallel to a program, will only run one of them? In my EV3-G program, I have a MyBlock which uses the Proximity Heading to control ...
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What is the smallest LEGO component?

When I purchase bulk LEGO bricks, one of the first things I do is to tip the whole lot into a mesh bag and give them a good soak in the bath (of course, I remove all the electrical bits etc. first). ...
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The Mindstorms EV3 Software crashes on OS X Yosemite 10.10.3. What do I do?

It's crashing on startup which is really irritating. When debugged with terminal it says this: Unhandled Exception: System.UnauthorizedAccessException: Access to the path is denied. [ERROR] FATAL ...
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What are the inspirational resources for building with Duplo?

I am interested in knowing what are the inspirational resources for building with Duplo, so I can spend more quality time with them. For example have Lego ever released Duplo building instructions ...
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What are the dimensions of a LEGO brick?

What are the real world dimensions of bricks? (starting with 1x1 brick) Plates? Studs? Does LEGO think of this in metric or imperial units or something else?
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Renting LEGO Service in UK [closed]

Has anyone used the LEGO rental service, www.letsgoplay.co.uk? I'm not quite an AFOL, but I do enjoy building the larger sets, and although it would be great to keep some of them long term I just ...
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What are those 6 extra studs for in 42000 Grand Prix racer?

I recently purchased a set, Technic 42000 Grand Prix Racer, that I am very happy with. However, I am perplexed by the fact that the set came with 6 extra transparent 1x1 round plates (studs). As you ...
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Using the NBR 1036 Barometer with the EV3

I just purchased the HiTechnic Barometer from LEGO, thinking the Block was available for the EV3. Theory says that I can use NXT Block in the EV3. Can anyone point me in the right direction?
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Where can I get a large number of LEGO bricks cheap? [duplicate]

Yes, I see other people's amazing MOC's all the time, and think, "man, I could totally do that if I had enough bricks." The problem is, I don't really know where to look for a whole bunch of LEGO ...
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Linear Actuator of the boom of 42006 jams

I just built a 42006 excavator, and the Linear Actuator jams such that it can't be rotated. I think that the overly sharp angle of the u-joint at the top of the boom is the reason. Is there a ...
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How important is a center differential on a 4WD model?

I am looking to make a 4WD, single-engine powered vehicle, and I have seen others such as this which use three differentials to distribute the power to all 4 wheels: ...
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How do I move assembled LEGO sets?

How do I move large sets put together? We do not have the instructions or original box. We are moving from one home to another.
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what will lego do when all the crude oil on earth is used?

What I basically mean is when crude is no longer available (which is in 53.3 years) what will lego do since crude oil is needed in order to make plastic and all lego bricks are made of plastic? Is ...
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What is this cylinder like part?

I found a pair of these among some parts I bought. It looks like some sort of cylinder, which could hold an axle for a piston. Is that correct, and how would I use it then?
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How should I connect two LEGO cylinders with pistons to measure the movement caused by sea waves?

As part of a school project I need to make a model of a snake electricity generator. I would like to build this with LEGO elements, and for that, I need to measure the movements of the cylinders ...
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1answer
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Best system for lifting things without pistons

So I am Building a Big walker thing with a mining laser on bottom that can be lifted on one half and the other attached to the vehicle but I cant seem to find a way because the hooks attached to the ...
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1answer
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Is LEGO Junior compatible with regular LEGO?

Does LEGO Junior fit with regular LEGO? Say for 8-12 year olds? I want to make sure it is not obsolete and can be used as the child grows alongside the LEGO collection.
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Could I do datalogging in Mindstorms EV3 Home edition?

Apparently datalogging is an integrated part of the educational EV3 software. But I got the Home edition. Is there some module or thing I can use to get datalogging functionality in my Home edition? ...
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1answer
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Can you use a beveled gear as a pinion?

I would like to use the PF servo motor for steering, however it is very large - I was playing with the idea of having it mounted vertically, and then using bevel gears to change the direction of the ...
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1answer
287 views

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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What is wrong with a Lego pneumatics system that won't go?

I own a LEGO Technic Unimog U-400 (part number 8110) and have been very pleased so far with the performance of its pneumatic system. However, after storing for just a month or two (after a good 5+ ...
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How can I transmit horizontal torque to vertical?

I have a setup where I have a step motor which I am attaching a gear onto. The motor will make the gear stand horizontal in a small vehicle. Is there any good gear combinations of LEGO gears that can ...
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Is it possible to use DUPLO bricks in LDD?

Is there a way to import DUPLO bricks to Lego Digital Designer? Or is there another way to make DUPLO build instructions?
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How do I control one EV3 using another through bluetooth and LabVIEW?

I have LabVIEW 2014 and I'd like to control make one EV3 move forward using another through bluetooth using LabVIEW, and I don't want to have to use the computer as a relay. How do I do this?
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Mindstorms EV3 PC application won't load

Installed Mindstorms EV3 application on MS Windows 7 Home Premium v6.1 (Build 7601: Service Pack 1) and I keep getting the same error message when launching. A white window pops up with the ...
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1answer
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Can the rcx work without the infrared tower

I'm getting a rcx 1.0 or 1.5 and it's not coming with the tower. Can I still program it, using some sort of cable?
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Which program do I use to program my rcx 1.0 or 1.5

I am getting an RCX and I know it is ether a 1.0 or a 1.5. Which program do I use to program my RCX?
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How to make lego unbreakable

I would like to build a lego model which is unbreakable. What is the best approach? I am not looking for just glue here. EDIT: I don't just want to strengthen the bond between the bricks, but the ...
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How do I change the color of a brick?

I have a uniquely-shaped brick that I would like to make a darker shade of gray (it's currently blue). What media is the best in terms of durability for continued use (i.e. re-use, ...
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How much does a life sized LEGO person sculpture weigh?

Generally, how many pounds of LEGO would it take to make a life sized person sculpture? Do they weigh anywhere near the same as the real person they are modeled after?
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Does the LEGO company actively follow or copy clone bricks?

What does The LEGO group do to follow clone brands? Do they buy at least one of every set produced by The Other Guys? I'm more interested about what the LEGO company does to keep up with what ...
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How to design ackermann steering with lego wheel bearing front?

I wanted to use a steering system based on the 11949 part: But I am not sure how to use it in an ackermann system - I would like to be able to have drive and suspension on the wheel, and this piece ...
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Using Dexter WiFi Sensor with Robot C

My wife bought me a Mindstorms NXT system a few years ago and I bought a Dexter WiFi sensor (http://www.dexterindustries.com/manual/wifi/) for it, By the time I got a chance to work with it, I found ...

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