984 reputation
410
bio website
location Plano, TX
age 35
visits member for 2 years, 9 months
seen Jul 17 at 21:40

Jul
10
comment When did Lego decide that it was okay to put a stud into a technic hole?
That's interesting. I don't think that would be as strong a connection, and it inverts the direction of the stud - the stud would face away from the hole, instead of in the hole.
Dec
12
comment lego ideas (with traditional bricks)
That's correct Sergio. They have a lot of "core" pieces are are really great for a wide variety of other models. You can check out the Creator sets at Lego's website: lego.com/en-us/creator/products/all-models
Oct
10
comment Is there any way to buy specific duplo blocks from Lego (pick-a-brick style and/or in bulk)?
Bricklink is definitely what you're looking for. Here's a deep link to the Bricklink parts listing: bricklink.com/browseTree.asp?itemType=P. Just go down on the left and you'll see Duplo parts. Go slow on Bricklink, it can take a while to get the hang of.
Jan
25
comment How does LEGO handle the breakage of Hero Factory sockets?
I've had similar problems with other ball sockets. I posted a picture a while ago about this exact problem: flickr.com/photos/grandpappy/3988584161
Apr
11
comment Will it be fun to go to Legoland with my family?
I had a similar experience. My wife and I had a great time at Legoland (I've been to the one in Billund and Florida). However, my wife wasn't as interested in examining the models as I was.
Mar
15
comment How do I build a sloped roof with a 60° rake?
I imagine they stopped producing it because you can create the same slope with other available elements (like hinges), and those other elements provide a much wider range of building possibilities.
Feb
24
comment Is it possible to buy a bulk of 1000s of basic bricks (mostly 2x4)?
@Ambo1000: I wasn't referring to the bulk bag. I'm referring to the cases of parts that they get shipped in for the Pick-a-Brick wall. They're smallish cardboard boxes just heaped with parts. It shouldn't be an issue of "getting there early" - all the Lego stores typically keep a stockpile of them in the back. Pretty much what Zhaph said, I guess!
Feb
23
comment Is it possible to buy a bulk of 1000s of basic bricks (mostly 2x4)?
If you can find a Lego store, they can sell cases of bricks if you ask the manager. They'll have to give you a price, but it's what the store itself uses to stock it's Pick-a-Brick wall.
Dec
12
comment Did LEGO recently change Millennium Falcon with a smaller kit?
There is also a Millennium Falcon in the Star Wars advent calendar.
Nov
10
comment How should I create a Heroica scale graveyard or crypt room?
Come on... It needs slime creatures.
Nov
8
comment Where are LEGO parts made?
The collectible minifigs are made in China, I believe.
Nov
7
comment Are LEGO elements safe to use in an aquarium with fish?
Legolan Billand also has an underwater exhibit with Lego in it.
Nov
7
comment What is piece 4211642 from 10179 - UCE Millenium Falcon?
I've put the UCS Millenium Falcon together, and do not recall this piece at all. My guess is that's its added to the instructions in error.
Nov
3
comment Are transparent neon Lego bricks made from a different plastic than usual?
Just a clarification, my link was provided by @Kramii!
Nov
3
comment When did Lego decide that it was okay to put a stud into a technic hole?
Wow. Great answer. I had not seen the slides before. You are correct, the slides explicitly state that the use we're now seeing is legal.
Nov
2
comment When did Lego decide that it was okay to put a stud into a technic hole?
I hadn't seen that yet. It looks like they are keeping the technique to just a single stud in a single hole. That's interesting!
Nov
1
comment How can I easily remove a jumper plate without a brick separator?
There's actually a new Brick Separator coming that has an offset anti-stud that can be used for jumper plates. Check out this Brothers-Brick article: brothers-brick.com/2011/10/05/…
Nov
1
comment How strong are blocks in general - is adhesive necessary when building large structures?
I have had to use glue on MOCs when they received enough heat damage to the point where the clutch on the pieces fails to hold it together anymore.
Nov
1
comment How strong are blocks in general - is adhesive necessary when building large structures?
It's also quite common to see Technic skeletons used inside of Lego builds to hang the rest of the pieces on. Lego itself uses this technique in their larger UCS Star Wars sets.
Oct
31
comment How can I identify kits from a box of parts?
Also, once you have parts for at least one kit identified, use rebrickable.com to find other kits that you may also have had with those parts.