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Selling used LEGO is definitely legal, at least in most legal systems. One of the most basic property rights involves the right to transfer ownership as long as both parties agree on the terms. Even selling items under copyright (instructions, box art, games, etc) is legal under the first-sale doctrine. I don't see any reason that any of the 3 things that ...


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Scale is the obvious answer. The Legoland model is huge, which means you're not seeing the brick-level quantisation as easily (quantisation is most obviously seen in mosaics but that works in 3D too). Getting the same effect at smaller scales usually means a lot of SNOT and using sloped bricks. These days there is a huge range of slopes available, from 4 ...


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If it's your own creation, you should be able to adapt your model to fit the rack you have. One tricky problem I can see is if your construction is built as most studless models are nowadays and features uneven dimensions - which means a 7 rack is indeed easier than a 8. You can of course build something around the old 1x4 rack place but it might get ...


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In any case, it does happen regularly at key LEGO events, and in plain sight, as well as on the Internet. Considering LEGO employees (and big bosses) attend these events on a regular basis, if they had a problem with this, they would have said so by now. Obviously, Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen doesn't mind. Of course, it needs to be very clear what you're ...


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There are quite a few individual sites out there offering that sort of thing, however one of the best I've come across is: The MOC pages on Rebrickable.com This is because the site allows you to catalogue all your parts and then search for other sets and MOCs you can build with your existing collection.


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If the motors are far apart, you could simply connect them both to the same receiver using some extension cables. To the best of my knowledge, there is no problem connecting two motors on the same input of one IR receiver. If you're using Technic motors instead of train motors, as Zhaph said, you'll probably want to have them coupled through a differential ...


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By considering a "somehow usual amongst fans" instead of "official" position (see my comment), I have heard some fans who simply "verbed" the acronym MOC, as in, "I MOC'ed for 3 hours straight yesterday". You could probably do the same with LEGO itself, but that would be frowned upon as LEGO is supposed to be used as an adjective and so on. (When I was a ...


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I just use "Build". As in: "I'm going to go build" I'm unaware of any official term. Even "MOC" isn't official in any way other than just a term a lot of people use.


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Given operations like http://www.brickmania.com/ the answer is decidedly yes... as long as you follow certain rules. Among those rules are NEVER use the actual LEGO logo, and refer to the elements as LEGO® elements. A somewhat fuzzier rule is that aside from mentioning that genuine LEGO® elements are contained in the product, your product should not be ...


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I was able to find a few elements that are able to make this connection possible. I'm guessing the designer used some type of bar-sized element which is made from a different material that is able to compress slightly more than regular ABS. For example, the softer plastic used on some minifig weapons seems to work nicely: Another option could be flexible ...


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LEGO Customer Service will be probably be happy to help you out. They've been happy to replace missing or broken parts for me in the past. They have an online service for requesting replacement parts here: https://service.lego.com/replacementparts I don't think sticker sheets are listed in the inventories on that page though, so you'll have to add it ...


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Two ideas I can think of, which are not using "tiles" as such, but similarly flat surfaces: Technic beams - holes attached to studs of the lower part of the building, and in some holes (which have to be above tiles), pegs/axles for the upper part to fit into. 1x1 "cheese" slopes - and inverted on the upper part (or use regular inverted 33° slopes), which ...


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It's usually 1:40, based on the minifig size. However, keep in mind that a minifig doesn't have the same proportions as a full-size human being, so scaling from real-world to minifig-world is not an exact science. Just have a look at LEGO cars, you'll see that they don't really match real cars.


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I put 2 train motors in the red cargo train and it worked well though I didn't add cars to the back . . . my goal was to get it to go up an incline so it could go from the "industrial area" around the tree to, well, a table, where I setup the city. I tried adding the passenger train motor car to the back but that didn't work . . . the weight of the motor ...


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I think what is interesting is that buildings are usually scaled to things other than minifigures. For instance, a aircraft carrier would be built to airplane's scale, not the actual minifigures. Most buildings are scaled to the size of the LEGO doors & windows.


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Minifigures are not to scale. Lego has a greater emphasis on play then realism, so every thing is scaled to suit the minifigures.


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The Unique Brick LEGO Creations provides pdf instruction files, for a fee; but they don't seem to carry sci-fi creations.


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Yeah you pretty much have the two choices you outlined... hinges or make it so big that the squareness of the bricks melts into nothingness at that resolution. OR... build your structure over tiles and use single studs, like at the ends of the ends of the hypotenuse of a 3-4-5 triangle... but that will be seriously flimsy the higher you build the walls, ...


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If its a "my own creation" then if one is still building it or it is still unfinished then one simply refers to it as "work in progress" or a WIP and thats how fans post photos on fansites let others know hows its is going... although i have never seen it used with offical lego sets...there are other loose terms floating about i think they where listed on ...


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Digging around a bit, I found the reference I mentioned: Jason Stienhurst's LEGO Big Boy Mechanicals on Flicker You can see there he's using 4 M motors from the Power Functions range in pairs. In the comments for this picture he describes the set up as: Both motors have a 12 tooth beveled gear. The front motor and rear motor of each driver set face in ...



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