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Nov
13
comment Using motors to ring a bell?
@Ӎσᶎ I'm going to assume the question asker is going to use a metal bell since he/she would like to use a motor. It would be helpful to have those other points clarified.
Oct
5
comment How to use NXT device as a keyboard key for computer
Is the computer in question capable of receiving Bluetooth messages?
Aug
14
comment Is there a site with the (previous) monthly LEGO Store mini-build instructions?
@GregChabala Thanks, I've fixed the link.
Jul
27
comment What are the armless minifigures from the LEGO boardgames called?
@Joubarc All the microfigures in #3838 are listed as BABY, but Microfigure seems to be the most commonly used word to refer to this piece.
Apr
23
comment Why are there “unique” characters in many sets?
I don't mind getting extra minifigs. I usually break down the parts of the minifig and use the body parts to create different characters.
Apr
15
comment How to make custom LEGO signs, newspapers, etc.
BrickLink has a huge collection of sticker sheets which can be used for inspiration. My answer from a previous question explains how you can obtain decals from existing sticker sheets.
Mar
6
comment What element modifications are incorporated by the LEGOLAND builders?
I remember reading somewhere about how some participially large models (like the LEGOLAND Windsor Dinosour) had steel frames for support.
Feb
28
comment What is the easiest technique for large builds?
I've re-worded your answer because I think you've made some valuable points. Participially about sorting (and stacking bricks) and how a comfortable building environment can help.
Feb
23
comment Do any programs exist that allow you to build your own LEGO manuals?
Are there any LEGO part libraries compatible with Solidworks?
Feb
19
comment How do I remove orange (rust?) stains from white elements?
Does it happen to look anything like this?
Feb
7
comment How can a sticker be removed?
@J.Walker I tried a couple of methods from the other answers to to this question and one of them suggested using a knife.
Feb
5
comment How to Make a Lego Claw Arm?
@J.Walker I've built another model claw that doesn't extend, but it's not as reliable as the extending claw (and requires many, many more pieces). I'll see if I can make any more improvements before I share the design.
Feb
3
comment Lego Digital Designer Alternatives
"And LDD is discontinued so I doubt Lego will make an EV3 update." The DESIGN byME service was discontinued January 2012, but I believe Lego Digital Designer is still being supported.
Jan
30
comment does Lego make bricks with a stone, brick or concrete block design?
Since the brick was produced (some time last year) it can be found almost everywhere, it's already appeared in many official LEGO sets and MOC's and it's getting cheaper over time
Jan
30
comment does Lego make bricks with a stone, brick or concrete block design?
Related: How can I add additional detail to large walls?
Jan
24
comment Which brands (fictional and non-fictional) have appeared in the Town/City theme?
I don't think any of these have been in town/city themes
Jan
19
comment Will Mindstorms EV3 be backwards compatible?
It should be possible to run use some elements from the RCX system by using a converter. See: Can I use RCX sensors and motors with the NXT brick?
Jan
19
comment What does EV3 stand for?
...and presumably the number 3 comes from the fact it's the successor to NXT 2.0?
Jan
15
comment What would be a simple trebuchet design at the Minifigure scale?
What have you tried? Do you have any specific problems?
Jan
8
comment Useful machines built with LEGO
There are two brilliant brick sorters built by akiyuky, one for standard bricks, and another for Technic axles.