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This is a Minitalia brick - Lego produced different bricks for a while in the seventies for Italy (per Gary Istok's latest information: because the original LEGO was deemed too expensive). Minitalia bricks have weaker plastic (which shows on the studs on your brick) and don't use the Tube system underneath the brick, but an older patent which has the X marks....


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Parts with and without bottom tubes are nearly always interchangeable in normal building scenarios. However, there is definitely a functional difference. Not having bottom tubes generally does the following: Reduces clutch power. There's one less surface for the stud to produce friction against. Allows for lots of different connection points along the ...


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The largest official baseplate that I'm aware of is 50x50 modules. It's only slightly larger than a 48x48, and it's a bit more difficult to use in large setups since most other common baseplates have side lengths that are a multiple of 16, so you might actually be better off with a 48x48 depending on what you are trying to do. This part hasn't been ...


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Yes, this is a 30375 - Torso Mechanical, Battle Droid in black. It's a little difficult to identify as it is lying on its belly, and hence you do not see the characteristic single stud front of this piece.


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Top Frame Rim (x2) Tyre (x2) Light


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1 x 6 Bricks According to BrickLink, 1 x 6 bricks like the ones you describe were made between 1955 and 1969. 4 x 6 Plates According to BrickLink, there were no 4 x 6 plates with square holes (so-called waffle-bottom plates.) There were, however, 4 x 8's made between 1954 and 1971. Windows Don't know... White Blocks with Clear Inserts The white ...


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It's 30191 Strap 12 M: This is listed as x169 on Bricklink and Peeron, and is also called a stretcher holder, as that was it's original use when it was first created in 1998: Edit: It's acceptable and even preferred to post new questions to identify new parts. With that said, the wing part in your updated question is 15082 Animal Wing with Shaft:


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The largest baseplate (thin kind) is 50x50 studs: http://alpha.bricklink.com/pages/clone/catalogitem.page?P=4186a#T=P The largest regular plate is 16x16 studs only: http://alpha.bricklink.com/pages/clone/catalogitem.page?P=91405#T=P


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I've never tried it, but I suspect you can do this with Rebrickable.com. It lets you upload MOCs, which must have an inventory. It then lets you see how close your collection comes to building that set, including some possible piece substitution (i.e. similar parts, related molds, ignore colour, etc). Finally, it recommends sets to buy to increase your total....


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It's definitely Minitalia and since you're Italian let me suggest a very recent Italian article with the most recent findings about the history and the actual reasons behind the existance of the Minitalia line! I also recommend Gary's book, it's really great (and he's working on a new edition that will include these recent findings).


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Bricklink tells me that 6102555 is Tile, Round 2 x 2 with Bottom Stud Holder with Pizza Pattern and 81867 is Tile, Round 2 x 2 with Pizza Pattern which according to the 3D model is the old style with the X on the bottom. Other than that, they seem to be identical.


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Another type of pullback motor has a detailed structural disassembly here: Picasa album. I think your motor should work mostly the same way, but I wasn't able to source such internal pictures.


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This gear can only handle a certain amount of torque. Above this torque the gear starts to slip internally. This pervents damaging the motor when the some part of the construction after the gear gets blocked. Lego uses these gears ofter in constructions where there is a end of stroke that blocked the motor from turning, for example a winch or other string ...


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First of all: LEGO prices fluctuate depending on retailer (LEGO.com, Wal-Mart, Target, Toys'R'Us, etc.), so "cheapest" also depends on the time of year and the retailer you look at. Secondly, are you only interested in a PowerFunctions motor, and is the set you ask for just a vehicle to get the motor? In that case you might want to know that you can just ...


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Are both of these always interchangeable? Yes and no. They are 100% compatible with the standard LEGO building system, but you may be able to use the bottom-tubeless elements in arrangements that wouldn't work with a standard brick, and vice-versa. If not, what are the cases where you would absolutely need no bottom tubes? Bottom tubes were introduced ...


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jncraton and CreationEdge have both explained what the tubes are for and mentioned two advantages to not having them: nicer-looking clear parts, and connections that aren't aligned with the system stud grid. The main advantage to having them is the clutch power it adds: in a 2x2 brick such as the slope with no tube, each stud touches two walls, but with a ...


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Looks like it's 4476a or 4476b.


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Yes. There is. I have a few. They are really bad for connecting to things. Like, BanBao bad. I can't really use them for anything. But they do have the blobs. So yes, there are those, and they are rare, for the same reason the "Pat Pending" ones are rare, mostly the age, and short transition period.


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Yes, visually the simple smileys are the same now as in the past. The difference is in the stud. Some have a stud like what you have pictured above; with an open stud and others have a solid stud. Other than that, the face itself is exactly the same. You can three all three versions of the stud here (solid, recessed open and recessed blocked) here: http://...


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Set 4635 - Fun with Vehicles. Specifically the tow truck pictured top center.


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The answer to the question you linked contains the answer you are looking for: To move in one direction, send a PWM signal (1200 Hz, 0 to 100% duty cycle) on C1 and keep C2 at GND level. As duty cycle varies, servo motor will move along 7 positions on one side. See this video. To move in the other direction and reach the 7 other positions, send PWM ...


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The white blocks with clear inserts (provided they have LEGO markings, a clear side window and 2 or 3 holes on the other side - I can't tell because you didn't post any pictures) could be 08010 Electric Light bricks, which were produced between 1980 and 1987.


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I cannot give you the definite answer, but LEGO changed the design of the "Brick, Arch 1 x 6 x 2" two times over the last 6 years. The original version is 3307 which was in production/circulation until 2014. It then produced 12939 which entered production/circulation in 2010 and is still out there in new sets, however, in 2014 LEGO started producing yet ...


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You can piece together a 16x16 black plate in two layers, by making a base layer consisting of 3867 - Baseplate 16 x 16 (not available in black, but Dark Bluish Gray is a good option and given the minimal thickness it won't show) and then putting 4 of 41539 - Plate 8 x 8 in Black on top side-by-side.


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That piece is called a Triangel: http://brickset.com/parts/6010864 You can buy it from the Lego store (no direct link, but it is element id 6010864).


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Replace or reset the rubber bands on the wheels. This trick works on the 80s era trains so should work here too.


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They have different printings, although the website posts the same images.


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The C1 and C2 lines are either connected to the 9V power supply or grounded because they directly drive classic PF motors and are not just used to carry commands. The 9V and GND poles also need to be properly connected because the PF servo will draw power from those. To drive any LEGO Power Functions motor using a single-board computer (Pi / BeagleBone / ...


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"Both Lego and MEGA Brands use injection-molded ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) plastic to manufacture their elements." -by oddTodd Jun 15 '13 TL;DR: Mega Bloks are NOT ABS. Based on oddTodd's statement alone, I went to the local resale shop and bought a few Mega Bloks for a few cents. My intention was to use the Mega Bloks as a source of colored ...



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