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Weirder than you think.


Dec
16
comment Starting a wholesale LEGO business
See also: bricks.stackexchange.com/questions/2780/…
Nov
26
comment Looking for information on a Lego manual I had as a kid
Sadly, I'm not certain that the model in the book was by Larry Page. Wikipedia (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_Page) says that Page designed his LEGO plotter whilst at University. The Idea Book was published in 1980 when Page would have been about 7 years old. I don't doubt that a prodigious 7-year-old might come up with a clever LEGO design, but I'm not sure that he would be at University by that age.
Nov
26
comment Looking for information on a Lego manual I had as a kid
You're welcome. I absolutely loved this book, and was always fascinated by the plotter. I don't think that it is any coincidence that I enjoy a career as a programmer, and would site this model as one of the inspirations behind my vocation. I'm delighted to be reminded of it all.
Nov
3
comment How can I tell which LEGO minifigure I found?
That's an impressive bit of detective work!
Oct
30
comment Can I build a faster LEGO train motor?
10mph is nearly 4.5 metres / second. You're going to need a lot of track...
Oct
22
comment Lego EV3 doesn't respond to direct command
Please consider accepting David Lechner's answer if it solved your problem.
Aug
13
comment What is the easiest way to sell Lego sets for a good price?
@Zhaph-BenDuguid: I took the other question to be about the nature of the LEGO (mostly unsorted sets), whereas this one is more about good places to sell. For this reason, I don't think they're quite the same question, even though they are related. If we need to discuss this further, I suggest we take it to meta.
Aug
13
comment What is the easiest way to sell Lego sets for a good price?
Similar: bricks.stackexchange.com/questions/1578/… and bricks.stackexchange.com/questions/1160/…
Jul
3
comment What is the difference between these hole shapes?
@TorbenGundtofte-Bruun: I've added a photo to illustrate (4), based on your description. Is that what you had in mind?
Jun
2
comment Are there any LEGO elements not being produced because of mechanical problem with the mould?
The 4 x 4 corner brick really isn't useful, and can almost always be substituted with other bricks. Given its limited utility, I imagine that replacing old moulds just isn't cost effective.
May
1
comment What do factory markings on the inside of DUPLO pieces mean?
Similar question: bricks.stackexchange.com/questions/1399/…
Apr
15
comment How do i organize all my LEGO bricks and parts?
possible duplicate of What are proven methods to sort/categorize a large number of parts?
Feb
28
comment Will Lego Caboose (10014) work with Lego Cargo Train (7939)?
Narrow track is just 4 studs wide, whereas regular LEGO track is 6 studs wide. The range of narrow track is currently limited to curves and slopes: no points, cross-overs nor even straight narrow track(!) has appeared in sets to date. Here is an example of the narrow track: rebrickable.com/parts/85976/Train+-Track-Plastic+-Narrow+-Curve
Jan
20
comment How many styles of element separators has LEGO produced?
There's also the spanner (brickset.com/parts/?part=400626) which is used for removing tiles from dice in LEGO games.
Jan
15
comment Duplo Train Thomas?
For commercial reasons, TLG doesn't usually publish plans for their future lines. We can sometimes make an educated guess, but we can rarely know for sure.
Nov
26
comment What pieces do I need to make suit swappers from the Lego Batman video game?
@Zhaph-BenDuguid You're right, the required parts don't actually exist. I think the parts I've suggested are the best you can do.
Nov
16
comment Suspension bridge building techniques
Do you have any particular dimensions in mind?
Nov
13
comment What are all the different ways that LEGO pieces join together?
...and propellers on shafts, and stickers. Lots and lots of stickers.
Nov
13
comment What are all the different ways that LEGO pieces join together?
There are various window / glass / shutter combinations, door / frame combinations and wheel / tyre combinations too.
Nov
13
comment Lego MOC joining query
There might well be a "legitimate" way to achieve this build, but we have to be open to the possibility that the builder is "cheating". Many MOCers are happy to use "non-purist" techniques that wouldn't be acceptable in official LEGO models. For some, that includes modifying parts or using non-LEGO components. It is possible that the designer of this particular construction has used unorthodox methods. Do you have any other examples of work by the same builder? If s/he is a serial part-modifier then I wouldn't be surprised if that is what is going on here.