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Why not use just two jumper plates (3794), one on the top and one on the bottom? No more additional are pieces required. You can also replace the stack of 1x1 round bricks with a single Support 1 x 1 x 6 Solid Pillar (43888) piece. The piece is used in conjunction with a large swinging vault door in the Bank & Money Transfer (3661) set. The brick ...


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I'm assuming that you are referring to this door: These doors are designed for the hinge to attach from the back of the door and not the side, which might be what is tripping you up. There are ways to get these to line up with the hinge on the side, but the easiest fix is to just have them hinge from the back. This part is used in many sets including ...


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5-fold symmetries are difficult to build in LEGO, especially at small scale. Here is an attempt, still a bit bulky... LDraw file here.


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You can always brick-build a wheel. The curved slope pieces can closely approximate a circle. For example, 12 4x1 curved slopes gives a circle with a radius of 160 LDUs (8 studs). For more information on brick-built wheels, I suggest you refer to the "Brick Built LEGO Wheels Book": ...


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I have 2 Banbao set from before the lawsuit with Lego (minifig style minifigs) and they are more and less compatible with lego, the pitch between the studs is the same. But there are some remark I noticed within comparing both brand for a few minutes. Studs are higher, a Lego plate on a Banbao brick will leave a small gap between both bricks Plates are ...


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The first photo on this page shows the model Andrew Lipson made. The photo is taken under a such angle in respect that the different parts line up in the photo, to get the desired effect. "Waterfall" used a combination of specifically angled photographs, coupled with some post processing to remove the overlapping elements: OK, let's come clean. We ...


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How to fix it depends on how broken it is - if you've got a few large sections that need to go back in it might be easier than if they have been broken down to the individual elements. The first step is to ensure you still have the instructions - if not, they should be available on LEGO's site: Building Instructions and search for "75025" (there are two ...


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I attempt to create a searchable index of SNOT techniques, as this is called. Of those, the strongest 180 degree stud reversal are probably one of these: If you want to connect the two curves together bottom to bottom, you should be able to do it with an axle, sort of like these two techniques: If that doesn't work I once had luck playing around ...


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I think I have a valid semi-legal design, it is good for display models, although Philo's answer to this question provided an excellent design for playing-with models. I now have to decide if I want playabiliy or good looks on the model.


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To expand on Zhaph's answer, I'm assuming that you have a fixed set of six colors, and each block is one color. If that's the case, this is a simple combination problem on top of the orientation problem. Since there are six colors and six bricks, there are 6! ways to assign those six colors to the six bricks, or 720 ways. Now, we apply this combination to ...


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You could try something like this if you have Technic beams available:


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I will sometimes take another piece, i.e. a 1x4, next to the row I'm about to place so it helps align it. Then use the brick separator's flat end to adjust the 1x1 as needed. But I'm a little ocd about the tiles being lined up...


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Using a cut-pipe into a clip-with-tube will let you build a secure and precise angle. If you have a solid brick behind the headlight bricks you can fix the angle by cutting the pipe at the right length.


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Yes. Long answer: Yes. Your imagination is the limit. Wondering however what the intent of your question is .... are you looking for instructions on how to do this?


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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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The Atlantis Submarine Voyage ride at LEGOLAND Windsor has almost 100 models (albeit glued together) submerged in a 1,000,000 litre tank with 'upto 50 species of rare sharks, rays and tropical fish'. If LEGO bricks can withstand those conditions, I think you'll be fine. Most of these models are quite large (and heavy), so you may need to weigh down or ...


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According to Sariel's gear tutorial in chapter 5, Efficiency:, - the less gears, the better - the smaller gears, the better Based on this principle the first setup looks the best, but you are right that the 8 tooth gear is the weakest of all and it has the most backlash too, if any of these are valid concerns for your build. Note that gears can be ...


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It looks like LEGO sells chain and sprockets, don't know if you'd have them lying around though. You could also try using pulleys instead. If you don't have any of the actual pulleys, take the tread off of two wheels and stretch a rubber band across, that should work too.


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The best piece to represent a round belly is the "Plate, Round 2 x 2 with Rounded Bottom" (part 2654). The "dome" pieces are way too big. Connect the rounded bottom plate to the bottoms of two "Brick, Modified 1 x 1 with Headlight" bricks (part 4070), also known as the Erling brick. Use short legs to get the total height right. Note that the pegs on the ...


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I have done it see this video. I have updated the spreadsheet so that it can give you a visual indication of the cross-section at each layer (in quarters) and uploaded it onto Google drive for public access


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The best way to solve this type of problem is to break it down and isolate the fault. You might find that it is easier to remove the Power Functions components from the model for some of the following: Check all connections. Disconnect each cable and re-connect everything. Ensure that the plugs are the right way around (they don't sit right if not) and ...


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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 answer will by definition have a lot of links, but here we go. Since you're looking for instructions there are a few sites that you should consider visiting. The first is Cubiculus, which specializes in creating LDraw versions of custom and official instructions. The creator of the site adds plenty of his own (basic) instructions. The second is ...


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1977 When Technic was first introduced. Check out this alternative build of set 850:


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My guess is: bestlock construction bricks, a inferior lego clone brand Best-lock logo should be this the only grey and orange set i found Space ship couldn't find the instructions


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The Technic Riding Cycle theme features several bikes that may be of inspiration. One particular set Moto Cross Bike (42007) uses several 3711: Technic, Link Chain parts to make a chain. Based on Bricklink prices for the last six months, 39 chain pieces (the amount shown in the set above) would cost £4.29 (Aprox. $6.91 or €1.26). Pulleys and rubber ...


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Ok, not quite what was asked, but this might spark some new directions for other people. As to your statue, a few 2x1 plates at the base instead of the tiles could attach to the legs. This solution would allow weapons, etc, to be displayed on the secret walls. Re-edited to include final improvements. Using tiles and inverted tiles lets the wall ...


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It would be difficult to get the exact rotations that you are talking about using Power Functions parts. The servo motor would be your best option, but its range is fixed to +/- 90 degrees from center. If you use a controller with variable speed, it will rotate through 7 steps to get to 90 degrees in either direction. If you're willing to look at ...


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For a number of sets that I've had these in (the Minecraft Mirco-worlds and the Scientists Ideas set) they've also come with one of the new orange Brick tools. You can use the edge of the tool to run along between the sides of the tiles and the next row of studs - I find this works better than using another plate or brick because the tool has more play over ...


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I would say it's helpful and part of the fun. I don't do it very often, but I know I did it for the diorama Death Star 10188. Most sets aren't big enough for me to want to do it though.



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