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If you haven't seen it, Sariel's limited slip differential technique might do what you want, but it's a little different than what you are asking for: This setup doesn't provide a clean way of producing a fixed amount of torque to a wheel if it's partner is running free. It instead simply disables the differential if the wheels have been running at ...


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I am also going to recommend Technic as the stronger support option, but I would make the case out of "normal" Lego, and then implement 2 Technic rectangular "rings" around the case at the place of your pillars, joined at the top and bottom (on the top the joint could form the handle). Make these rings or braces by overlapping Technic pieces and joining them ...


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This hinge combined with a technic pin lets you easily make large trap doors. You can see a train-track-sized trap door in this model using two of these parts. In this model the trap door falls down when you retract an axle that normally holds it up. Other arrangements are possible. The beauty of this particular hinge is that it is symmetrical, so there ...


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You can build your own trap door from System and Technic pieces. Use plates for the surface and frame (maybre reinforced by bricks if necessary), and attach one or more (depending on the weight and size) Technic joints underneath. I have no pieces with me at the moment, so I can't show you, but if you need clarifications, I'll look up images of the pieces ...


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You can try this blog http://legoideas.si/ It's oriented towards Duplo, but similar designs can also be made out of standard Legos.


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Generally LEGO Technic structures (pins and beams with holes) tend to be lighter and stronger as System structures (classic bricks). The generally accepted best practice among amateur and professional LEGO builders is to have a light and strong internal structure (either Technic or other materials, like wood or steel) that can then be decorated on the ...



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