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Weirder than you think.


May
26
reviewed Approve How should I connect two LEGO cylinders with pistons to measure the movement caused by sea waves?
May
19
reviewed Reject I need help with a broken LEGO motor
May
13
reviewed Approve What material is used to make capes and cloth in LEGO sets and where do I get it?
May
13
reviewed Approve Useful machines built with LEGO
May
8
reviewed Approve Is the Antikhythera clock design available as Open Source?
Apr
23
comment Set missing all the Minifigures and a few other parts
+1: It seems very odd that all the figs are missing: assuming this was bought as a new set, this strongly suggests that the set has been tampered with.
Apr
22
comment How to make a conveyor belt with LEGO parts?
Rough dimensions would be useful here. How big are your "small rocks", for example?
Apr
9
comment Does the LEGO company actively follow or copy clone bricks?
+1: Some excellent points that I had overlooked. I've deleted my own answer as it is just plain wrong.
Mar
26
answered Is there a place where you can buy single pieces of LEGO-compatible systems?
Mar
22
reviewed Approve lugbulk tag wiki
Mar
22
reviewed Approve lugbulk tag wiki excerpt
Mar
4
answered What element modifications are incorporated by the LEGOLAND builders?
Feb
27
revised Why do new LEGO bricks feel softer than old bricks?
deleted 1 characters in body
Feb
27
comment Why do new LEGO bricks feel softer than old bricks?
AFAIK, relatively few bricks are made in China.
Feb
27
revised Why do new LEGO bricks feel softer than old bricks?
Fixed spelling of "you" and "your".
Feb
25
comment Why does LEGO state the number of parts on US boxes, but not in Europe?
Being an EU-based company, TLG design may well design their boxes for local EU-based markets first - where there is no need for a piece count - and then adjust the designs for other markets later. This is pure speculation, of course.
Feb
22
revised What is the smallest LEGO component?
Added antenna.
Feb
18
comment How to tell the different ages of pieces
You may get a decent answer for some characteristics, but bare in mind is that old moulds are often in use at the same time as newer ones, and that the overlap can last many years.
Feb
16
revised Why do official Lego sets sometimes use 1 large part when several would work just as well?
Added two more possible reasons
Feb
16
answered Why do official Lego sets sometimes use 1 large part when several would work just as well?