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comment Is there a list of colours currently in production?
Thanks, that's very helpful. I'll try do a bit of my own research and come up with a more up-to-date list. I'll share the results if I do so.
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comment Is there a list of colours currently in production?
That's great, thanks. Do you know if all the Friends colours are on that chart?
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comment Is there a way to remotely operate the push-button light brick?
That's not a bad idea - but I do have a stack of the push button lights, and they seem a lot brighter too.
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asked Is there a list of colours currently in production?
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comment Is there a way to remotely operate the push-button light brick?
Hadn't thought of using the cam - an interesting idea. The motor would have to go pretty slowly (or be geared down) to be able to use it accurately. Or alternatively the servo motor might be easier.
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comment Is there a way to remotely operate the push-button light brick?
So as I understand it, this uses the Linear Actuator - bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=61927c01 - to actually push the light button? Won't there be a problem with the travel of the actuator being much longer than the travel of the light switch button?
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comment Is there a way to remotely operate the push-button light brick?
Either would be ok, I think - though the cable would probably offer some more flexibility. My main concern is how to engineer the mechanism to press the switch.
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asked Is there a way to remotely operate the push-button light brick?
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comment Why does LEGO sell minifigures randomly?
it's also sometimes more fun to do something if you've experienced difficulties or frustrations along the way. For instance if computer games were really easy to complete or win no-one would play them! :)
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comment Has anyone made LEGO fly?
I've often wondered whether you could get a 100% Lego helicopter to fly (or at least hover). I suspect that it'd be too heavy if it needed to include the batteries (even rechargable ones), but if you powered it by a wire connected to a battery on the ground it might work...?
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answered How much usage can a LEGO piece take before it loses its 'clutch power'?
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comment How to find out if an element is out of production
Given that the molds get worn out and need to be replaced after so many production runs, I think you can safely assume that a part is out of production if it hasn't been used in a set for at least 10 years - maybe less. Lego do have an internal 'bible' of parts that designers can use, but they haven't published this.
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comment Who built the LEGO structures for the film “Elf”?
I'm sure I've read somewhere that they had to do it in one take, as it would've taken too long to re-assemble the models again!