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Jan
5
comment Which sets currently contain pneumatic LEGO equipment?
@tombull89: This vending machine concept is powered by a home-made linear actuator. The Linear Actuator bricks sold by LEGO are smaller.
Jan
5
comment What is considered the most valuable LEGO set?
Expensive Star Wars sets in mint condition are generally a good investment. The only non-Star Wars set that comes close would probably be limited edition sets like the 10182 Cafe Corner, 10184 Town Plan and 10189 Taj Mahal.
Jan
5
comment How do you store your built models for long-term display?
@JoeWreschnig: Thanks, I'll have a look into that. I've found one example here.
Jan
5
comment How do you store your built models for long-term display?
I have the same model from IKEA for displaying models and the small gaps allow a lot of dust to get into the models. The advantages having this particular display cabinet is that it can clearly display models and it's relatively cheap.
Jan
4
comment Which sets currently contain pneumatic LEGO equipment?
Lego Educattion/Dacta set are usually overpriced
Jan
4
comment Which sets currently contain pneumatic LEGO equipment?
Linear actuators seem to be cropping up in recent sets as an alternative to pneumatic pumps. It may be that linear actuators have a finer degree of control as well as reliability. I don't know for sure as I don't own any.
Jan
4
comment Which buildings were based on sets in the LEGO Island video game?
The police helicopter did actually feature in the game when you visited the station, there was a minigame to build the helicopter.
Jan
4
comment What are all the different third-party accessories that I can get for an RCX?
Accessories as in, sensors, motors, gear, books, official, unofficial etc?
Jan
1
comment Rebuilding the Millennium Falcon 7965 with unsorted bricks?
I hope 'consigning the whole project to a rubbish bin' was purely metaphorical? I would cringe at the thought of perfectly good LEGO going to waste.
Dec
31
comment Are the older (hollow underneath) brick elements considered “collectable”?
Something like this?
Dec
30
comment When did LEGO stop producing Technic action figures?
Your last paragraph made a good point, I'd like to see what you were going to say after that.
Dec
30
comment Which buildings were based on sets in the LEGO Island video game?
@RedriderX: I believe the game was based of sets already in production.
Dec
29
comment How did the LEGO Duck become a classic icon?
@daviesgeek: Yes, but they made many different wooden toys. Sadly the Wikia article doesn't give more than that.
Dec
29
comment Is it possible to connect an RCX to an iOS device?
The iPhone (2007) and RCX (1998) are a generation apart. I'm not saying it's impossible, but it's unlikely anyone has tried to connect the two devices.
Dec
28
comment How can I create a simple steering mechanism for a car?
My solution doesn't have to be motorised, you can use a gear or pulley wheel to manually adjust the wheel angle.
Dec
28
comment How many different types of Lego bricks have been produced?
Where did you find that number?
Dec
27
comment Why are there no faces drawn on the black heads?
Related: brickset.com/news/article/?ID=2186
Dec
27
comment What are some free kid-friendly tutorials to get started with Mindstorms Nxt 2.0?
@ClayNichols: Ah. NXT-G supports that. You can use the Move block (not to be confused with the Motor block)
Dec
27
comment What are some free kid-friendly tutorials to get started with Mindstorms Nxt 2.0?
90 Degrees = 0.25 Rotations. Using the drop-down box you can choose between Unlimited, Degrees, Rotations and Seconds.
Dec
26
comment Why are there no faces drawn on the black heads?
City or Star Wars, which year?