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bio website larstech.com
location Batavia, IL
age 45
visits member for 2 years, 10 months
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Started programming career in the manufacturing sector serving the automotive and power tool industries and now I develop software for the health care industry.

For fun, I sell Football Pool Management software.

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Feb
25
comment Why are they called “minifigs”?
It almost begs the question "Where are they now?". I'm assuming the grandmother passed away.
Feb
17
comment How can I build a LEGO heart?
.........clever
Feb
16
comment How to find out if an element is out of production
That's a pretty good search query.
Feb
16
asked How to find out if an element is out of production
Feb
8
awarded  Fanatic
Feb
3
accepted How do the train wheels turn so smoothly?
Jan
27
comment How do the train wheels turn so smoothly?
@RoryAlsop I don't know if the friction of the axle versus the friction of the wheel to the track are mutually exclusive. This is actually a helpful answer, because even though I was focused on the axle rods, it could be that I was focusing on the wrong thing. When you place a Lego wagon on a track, I'm amazed (easily apparently) by how well that wagon will glide over the track, especially on straight track. I've always attributed it to the axles, but maybe there's more going on there. I might have to consider rewording my question.
Jan
21
asked How do the train wheels turn so smoothly?
Jan
18
awarded  Editor
Jan
18
revised How do I build a curved wall?
added image
Jan
18
suggested suggested edit on How do I build a curved wall?
Jan
11
comment Of what fell beast did this olive drab carcass come?
The snake from Harry Potter had some of those pieces, too.
Jan
8
comment What is considered the most valuable LEGO set?
Just out of curiosity: is there anything unique about this set on a piece basis? I never followed the castle series, but it looks like I can duplicate it (mostly) with just the bricks from my collection. Minus the stickers, of course.
Jan
6
awarded  Commentator
Jan
6
comment What is considered the most valuable LEGO set?
Why oh why did I not put that set on my Christmas list years ago.
Jan
4
comment What is considered the most valuable LEGO set?
@NathanStohlmann Everyone has their favorite set, but that doesn't mean it's worth a lot in the collector's market. Some older sets are worth more than others simply because of high demand vs low supply — I'm simply interested in knowing what those sets are.
Jan
4
asked What is considered the most valuable LEGO set?
Dec
28
comment When did LEGO stop producing Technic action figures?
I can't say I miss them.
Dec
22
answered Is there a way to re-tighten a minifigure's hip joint?
Dec
21
awarded  Nice Question