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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.
Nov
6
comment How can I create a simple steering mechanism for a car?
I'm confused: the OP explicitly states in comments that he's not looking for a motorised solution, but an approved edit includes motorisation as a requirement?
Oct
14
comment What are the torque limits of gears?
One thing to bare in mind is that some LEGO gears exist in several variants, each of which may have different torque limits. The following tutorial cites some of these differences: sariel.pl/2009/09/gears-tutorial
Oct
4
comment Where to find older sets (eg. Classic Space)?
@Joubarc: Interesting point. Let's go meta! meta.bricks.stackexchange.com/questions/257/shopping-questions
Oct
3
comment Where to find older sets (eg. Classic Space)?
And yes, we're LEGO Answers. I knew that really... ;-)
Oct
3
comment Where to find older sets (eg. Classic Space)?
The problem is that the things sold at garage sales or whatever varies from place to place and from month to month. Even the types of outlet varies considerably by geography. New Zealanders tend to prefer Trade Me over eBay, for example. Your best bet is probably to ask around locally, or use the big international sites like BrickLink.
Oct
3
comment Where to find older sets (eg. Classic Space)?
BTW: classic-space.com/forum may be a useful resource.
Oct
3
comment Where to find older sets (eg. Classic Space)?
Welcome to Brick Answers. Unfortunately, I don't think we can answer your question as it stands: it isn't really a question with a specific answer, so it isn't a great fit for this site. Moreover, I'm not sure how other people's answers to this question could help you find what you're looking for? That said, if you can rephrase / expand on your question so that it is a better fit for the site, we'll do what we can to help.
Oct
2
comment Can anyone identify this piece for me?
+1: In this case you're quite right. In general, however, it is worth noting that LEGO isn't always marked as such (Minitalia components, for example), and that the list on Brickset isn't quite definitive.
Sep
24
comment Can anyone identify this piece for me?
Does the part have any numbering / lettering?
Sep
16
comment How can the 12v Train 7823 Container Depot be used to load container ships as per Lego Catalogue
Perhaps it is a translation issue? Does anyone have a non-English copy of the same catalogue? Is the wording any different?
Sep
15
comment How can you estimate the value of a LEGO collection?
Whilst this is useful information in its own right (I must admit I had no idea ths facility existed), you should be aware that the RRP of a set and its resale value can be quite different. An extreme exmple is 10179-1: Millennium Falcon. Its RRP was $500, but it can go for several times that on the second hand market (the cheapest sealed one on Bricklink is offered for about $1,700 a I write. No guarantee it will sell at that price, but still).