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Jan
18
comment How can I blow a stream of air for up to two minutes at a time?
Using linear actuators would require a processor of some sorts to follow a program like a NXT brick. I'm looking for a more mechanical solution.
Jan
18
comment How can I blow a stream of air for up to two minutes at a time?
If you blow hard enough you can play a note from about 2-3cm's away. That would only blow a bunch of notes but with the film would be able to block it out.
Jan
18
comment How can I blow a stream of air for up to two minutes at a time?
@NathanStohlmann: Yes. I intend to blow air across all notes whilst having a piece of film cover most of the notes. It seems more efficient then having a motor go back and forth blowing each note individually.
Jan
11
comment Can an axle be removed from this 'brick paradox'?
I was thinking a toothpick wouldn't damage the bricks but be too brittle.
Jan
10
comment How do I build a curved wall?
There are many ways to make a curved wall. The smallest full circle shaped wall can be made using 84 1x2 Bricks. For this scale you may require 1x1 cylinders/cones or hinges.
Jan
10
comment How do I make my own LEGO stickers?
@Bill, This would be a good answer for this question.
Jan
6
comment Are the LEGO Friends Mini-dolls compatible with Minifigures?
Just curious, are they actually called 'minidolls' by LEGO? I do know that hairpieces are interchangeable and the neck of a Freinds figure can fit in the 'claws' of a traditional minifig.
Jan
5
comment What is the male:female ratio of gendered minifigures?
I did a quick check of the released sets in the Freinds theme. There are 23 female figures and one male figure (Peter).
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.