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Web developer. Piano player. Mod on two SE sites. Came out of my Dark Ages around 2009. Now collecting as many parts in as many different colors as humanly possible.

Oh, and I have a LEGO CUUSOO project. Vote for it if you wish, spread the word if you can. Thank you.


Dec
24
revised How can I build an (automatic) Mindstorms charging-station?
typo, punctuation
Dec
24
revised What pieces are prone to breaking?
added 1 characters in body
Dec
24
revised What pieces are prone to breaking?
added 5 characters in body
Dec
24
comment What is the “LEGO Master Builder Academy”?
They'll be bringing the line over to Germany soon. I recently participated in translating the instructions for three kits, and other accompanying materials, from English into German.
Dec
24
suggested suggested edit on How can I build an (automatic) Mindstorms charging-station?
Oct
30
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Oct
29
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Jul
16
awarded  Announcer
Jun
25
revised What tool can get two 1x2 plates apart without damaging them?
spelling, punctuation
Jun
25
suggested suggested edit on What tool can get two 1x2 plates apart without damaging them?
May
26
revised How should I connect two LEGO cylinders with pistons to measure the movement caused by sea waves?
linking directly to the relevant part of the video to save everyone's time, as nothing much happens for almost an entire minute
May
26
suggested suggested edit on How should I connect two LEGO cylinders with pistons to measure the movement caused by sea waves?
May
23
awarded  Citizen Patrol
May
23
awarded  Custodian
May
21
awarded  Commentator
May
21
comment Technic 8071 assembly problem
I have this set and didn't encounter any problems. Not at this step, not at any other. (Unlike with easily a dozen other sets, where the instructions were wrong, in point of fact, in all kinds of ways and for all kinds of reasons, so I know LEGO aren't impeccable.) And everything was functioning properly when it was assembled. Sadly I've long disassembled it, so I don't even know what all these gears did anymore. And of course I don't remember by heart if my instructions actually looked the same as in the image above, so I guess I will have to check that to be completely sure.
May
18
revised Why are Lego sets put in such big boxes?
grammar, formatting, punctuation
May
18
comment Why are Lego sets put in such big boxes?
More to the point, though, downsizing is not a term that applies in the first place. Downsizing, by (any) definition, does not describe a status quo; it only describes a change. Like, taking the Town Hall that has 2800 parts, and then silently reducing it to 2300 parts, without changing the package size. That simply does not happen with LEGO. Also, upon closer examination you will find that all the typical reasons for downsizing listed in your answer do not actually apply to LEGO as much as you make it sound, and some do not apply at all, in point of fact.
May
18
awarded  Critic
May
18
comment Why are Lego sets put in such big boxes?
Sorry, this is hogwash. You take one buzzword, downsizing, and then you exaggerate everything about it out of all proportion. The bottles example is utter nonsense, and the "tens of millions pounds" is probably the most striking instance of something you only just invented on the spot, but it's by far not the only one. The whole answer reads like pure speculation assembled out of thin air as you go along. I'd suggest to drastically tone it down, providing references for all the egregious claims, and going away with the claims you cannot prove.