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Nov
26
comment Are Samsonite gears compatible with modern Technic gears?
@Ambo100: See my answer, below.
Nov
26
answered Are Samsonite gears compatible with modern Technic gears?
Nov
25
comment Are Samsonite gears compatible with modern Technic gears?
As @starblue says, there were actually 2 types of gears made in the 1970s. This page provides more info: miniland.nl/Historie/legoautos/samsonite/…
Nov
25
comment Are Samsonite gears compatible with modern Technic gears?
The red gear on the left is not a Samsonite gear. It is a European gear from the 1970s. This was different from the Samsonite ones (and incompatible with them).
Nov
24
comment How to make a 1 ldu offset?
Perhaps we could use the fact that bricks are not exactly 20 ldu wide: they are actually 0.25 ldu short at each end (which means that an ordinary lego wall has gaps of 0.5 ldu between the bricks)? Or that the studs on system bricks are approximately 0.25 ldu lower thatn the holes on technic bricks?
Nov
23
comment How to make a 1 ldu offset?
I don't have an answer, but I do know this: the dimensions of basic bricks are multiples of 2 ldu. That means that any rectangular arrangement of bricks can't possibly have a gap of 1 (or any other odd number) ldu. Any solution to this problem will, therefore, involve bricks with odd dimensions or bricks placed at an angle (i.e. some kind of SNIR technique).
Nov
18
comment What are the practical bounds of a minifigure?
I assume you want the bounds for a standard minifigure without accessories and head-gear. Some items (eg. oxygen tanks, fedora hats) make quite a difference to minifig size.
Nov
14
awarded  Nice Question
Nov
14
revised What pieces are prone to breaking?
added 25 characters in body
Nov
13
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
9
comment How many copies of each set is produced?
Sadly, this is probably the best answer we'll get. However, if anyone has numbers (or even informed estimates) for any specific mainstream sets, I'd be interested.
Nov
9
accepted How many copies of each set is produced?
Nov
9
asked How many copies of each set is produced?
Nov
8
revised Alternative products compatible with LEGO
added 72 characters in body
Nov
8
revised Alternative products compatible with LEGO
Added several brands
Nov
8
revised Alternative products compatible with LEGO
Added HiTechnic
Nov
8
comment What is the first day of the 2011 Star Wars advent calendar supposed to be?
Hey! It's not even December, yet! I'll bet you're one of those naugty people who eat all the chocolates early, too! ;-)
Nov
8
comment What are proven methods to sort/categorize a large number of parts?
Worth a read: news.lugnet.com/storage/?n=707
Nov
8
accepted Who is (or was) Susan Williams?
Nov
8
asked Who is (or was) Susan Williams?