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I once got myself into a situation much like this. What I did was unfold a paperclip and insert the end of it into one of the four corners of open space of the hole that one of the axles was in. Then, I pulled the part of the paper clip out in such a way as to make the most friction between the paper clip and the axle, causing the axle to slide out a bit. I ...


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This answer will only work if there's enough of the notch in the size 2 axle available. Use a piece of strong string (like dental floss), and tie a small slipknot in one end. Using some other tool, such as a bent paperclip, push the lasso into the brick's hole down to the notch. Using that tool, keep pressure on the knot area while you pull the slipknot ...


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I agree that sometimes adding smaller plates can be tricky - the issue is usually caused by misalignment of the studs and holes. You could use one of the Brick Separators in reverse (i.e. add the brick to the separator and then attach it to the other part), or you could try adding a larger brick first temporarily to help you line up the piece. The other ...


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Most of the answers here use various combinations of air and brushes to get rid of dust. This works fairly well; I used to dust my model airplanes with the same paintbrushes I used for painting them. I second the tiny portable vacuum cleaner too. However, my go-to option for dusting models that have been standing around too long is soapy water. I recently ...



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