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If the helmet were jammed head-down, you can use a needle-nose pliers to grasp the edge of the tube in the inside of the racing helmet, as shown, and then pull them apart. You may need to twist them apart as you pull. In your case, since the helmet is jammed head-up, you need a way to push it out from the bottom. I suggest drilling a small hole through ...


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Your second guess was correct. It's not just a wrench. It's listed as a Screwdriver/spanner on Lego.com: This part was also included in several sets in the Games line as a human tool to remove tiles from the dice. It's unclear (at least to me) whether this part was intended to be used for tile removal when it was introduced in 1979. Here's an example from ...


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There's a brick-built spiral staircase in the Pet Shop: That's definitely the most common way to do it. You just build up around a central point. This can be expanded to use longer or wider steps: http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/267772 You can also use 2x2 turntables if you need more strength and/or larger stairs: ...


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Technic Turntable Large Type 1 Base (2856). It's a Turntable Large Type 1 Top (2855) which is part of Technic Turntable Large Type 1, Complete Assembly (2856c01).


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The green parts are great to make a green smooth field, which is kinda obvious. Landscaping is one usage, and if you find it too uniform, don't forget you can cover some areas with additionnal hills or whatever. The Technic hole in there can come handy as you can easily attach something in it. Since it'll rotate freely, your added decoration can even be ...


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In the case of 87609, the piece was first used in 2010 as part of the grill/bumper assembly for vehicles that were the standard 6 studs wide. Its length would appear to be a result of its original purpose. Its width also allows for attaching two rows of detail: 99206 showed up first in 2012. Its design allows for a more compact construction in ...


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Yoshihito Isogawa made clock mechanisms from it (well... tic-tac generators) http://www.isogawastudio.co.jp/legostudio/modelgallery_model/b077.html and http://www.isogawastudio.co.jp/legostudio/modelgallery_model/b078.html. Majorna created a "programmable" pull back racer http://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=69748&#entry1744425 ...and ...


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Bricklinks information about Sports Minifig Stand, has information on where it's used in some sets that are not sports-related. For example: Viking Ship Troll Assault Wagon Troll Warship I don't own any of these sets, so I don't know exactly how this piece is used in there - maybe someone else can give information about that. The Sports Field Section 8 ...


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Short of damaging the parts (which oddTodd nicely documented, I'd tend to try to see if the part can't be removed by suction; although I'm not sure how you could generate enough. Trying to inject a fluid underneath (with sufficient pressure) might do the trick too; that's what doctors do when dealing with clogged ears (usually with a sort of big syringe). ...


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buy a jolly rancher at your local gas station. screw in a long thin screw to a small portion of the jolly rancher, small enough to fit in the garbage can without touching any of the sides. wet the end of the jolly rancher and set it on the plastic helmet in the garbage can. wait a day for it to dry, then pull the helmet out, and soak it in water to ...


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Thank you all for your answers. Now I must share the solution my 13 year old arrived at. I found two scratched elements and the pocketknife that pried them apart on my computer desk this morning. This was definitely NOT the best way to get a helmet out of a garbage can as both elements were damaged in the process, but the helmet (which now looks like it was ...



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