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answered Are there any mirrored LEGO bricks?
Nov
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accepted What is the smallest LEGO component?
Nov
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answered What is the smallest LEGO component?
Nov
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comment What is the smallest LEGO component?
I've physically compared a screwdriver to a lever. For the purposes of fitting through holes, the screwdriver is indeed slightly narrower than the base of the lever handle.
Nov
28
comment How can I fix a flattened gear?
+1 for the info on plasticity. Of course, I'm horrified at the idea of sacrificing a perfectly good axle (especially when replacement gears so easy / inexpensive to obtain), but the logic behind your suggestions is irrefutable.
Nov
28
revised How can I fix a flattened gear?
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Nov
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asked What is the smallest LEGO component?
Nov
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answered How can I fix a flattened gear?
Nov
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answered Does anyone have any successful techniques in searching for lego bricks in a pile?
Nov
28
comment How to make a 1 ldu offset?
From my experiments, I found that a 1 ldu offset is perfect for holding a piece of thick paper. So it does have its uses.
Nov
28
comment How to make a 1 ldu offset?
@Joubarc: That's truly brilliant! Many thanks for the posing this entertaining little puzzle. It's been bothering me for days. Now I'm kicking myself. The first time I ever came across SNOT it used these very same fences!
Nov
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revised Are Samsonite gears compatible with modern Technic gears?
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Nov
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comment Are Samsonite gears compatible with modern Technic gears?
@Ambo100: See my answer, below.
Nov
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answered Are Samsonite gears compatible with modern Technic gears?
Nov
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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