8,318 reputation
22689
bio website flickr.com/photos/ambo100
location England, United Kingdom
age 19
visits member for 2 years, 11 months
seen 21 hours ago

Jun
29
comment Cleaning between the studs of a build
I've tried a handheld car hoover but it doesn't have enough suction power. Instead I've been using a Dyson Animal vacuum to get rid of most of the dust.
Jun
27
comment How to build bridge using 4.5/12v train rails from 1969 Lego brochure
It's very difficult tell without getting a closer look at the set but it looks like they may be using curved track parts to build the bridge (I also thought these could be straight bricks under stress). As it's a Samsonite set it may be connected with specially designed pieces.
Jun
6
comment Does Toy 'R Us (or more expensive-than-average) retailers have more extra parts than average?
@mcqwerty: I wrote to LEGO customer services and I've included a quote from their response in my answer. Thanks for making the answer better!
Jun
5
comment Does Toy 'R Us (or more expensive-than-average) retailers have more extra parts than average?
The set you bought from Walmart, was it the exact same one or another set in the LOTR line of products?
May
26
comment New ways of connecting levels of multi-story modular buildings
I've considered the first option briefly before but the second idea sounds more interesting. I have many spare cheese slopes I can use but I would probably have to use tiles for the majority of the wall.
May
26
comment New ways of connecting levels of multi-story modular buildings
@Joubarc: I don't have enough tiles in the right colour, I can probably get rid of that as it might be too much to ask.
May
13
comment How many degrees can you flex an arm of a lego minifig?
I tried this on a minifigure with the hands cupped like in this example. It's actually possible to swing the arm 360° without the arm bending too noticeably out of it's socket.
Apr
26
comment Will it be fun to go to Legoland with my family?
Please read the meta topic: Should questions about LEGO events, themeparks and other things unrelated to building be allowed?
Apr
21
comment How do you secure a power function motor to a technic extreme cruiser?
It's very difficult to visualise the problem without knowing specifically how the motor and battery pack were installed. Normal (System) Lego bricks are compatible with Technic beams, the studs of a brick are designed to fit into the holes of a Technic beam.
Apr
7
comment TTF font for Lego bricks
Am I right in thinking that you'd like a typeface that displays certain characters such as 'B', '4', or '$' as icons representing different bricks? I think it may be easier to resize images of bricks to fit your labels.
Apr
5
comment How can I draw a microfigure on paper?
Whilst it's not in our sites interest to discuss drafting, I think it can be a very important tool for creative design. I think this is a good question for our site.
Mar
30
comment Where can I find “hacker” information about the NXT?
Good question. You may also be interested in this: Power Functions motor review
Mar
27
comment Where can I find the LEGO fire dept. logo in high resolution or in vector format
@InkBlend: I've updated my answer to include both a vector file and a high resolution image.
Mar
22
comment What is the best way to preserve a LEGO model after it has been built?
It's not necessary, nor is it a particular good idea to apply coating to your LEGO bricks.
Mar
10
comment Is it possible to build Lego bricks with a makerbot replicator 3D print?
I've heard there are limitations to printing layer-by-layer as parts can be very brittle. How do home-made bricks compare to the real thing, is it even a viable option?
Mar
10
comment What is the most compact way to make a flat six pointed star in LEGO?
There's the Hair Decoration, Star with Pin, currently available in two Freinds sets in bright pink and orange. It's only a five point star. Sadly, all the other star pieces that I know seem to have five points.
Mar
6
comment What are the new elements released via the LEGO Friends sets?
+1 Wow, You beat me to it by ten minutes AND did a better job of sorting the parts. However the Pie with filling was released last year.
Feb
28
comment How should I remove a Hinge Tile, especially in the middle of a plate?
@Zhaph-BenDuguid: It's listed under Gear as it's a board game.
Feb
24
comment Which Duplo bricks have practical uses in System building?
That's what I was referring to in the first sentence. I'm looking for uses for other Duplo pieces that aren't necessarily bricks.
Feb
23
comment Is it possible to buy a bulk of 1000s of basic bricks (mostly 2x4)?
@Grandpappy: They're very difficult to find, I managed to grab the only bulk bag by getting there as soon as the store opened. They only do this after dismantling models used for display.