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bio website larstech.com
location Batavia, IL
age 45
visits member for 2 years, 10 months
seen Sep 13 at 1:34

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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Mar
15
comment How do I build a sloped roof with a 60° rake?
That's an interesting piece I've never seen (nor have in my collection). I wonder what made Lego abandon it?
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.
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
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
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.
Dec
28
comment When did LEGO stop producing Technic action figures?
I can't say I miss them.
Dec
14
comment How do I add a light to the Red Cargo Train?
It would probably be helpful if you added a link to the Red Cargo Train your are describing. At least a set number.
Nov
23
comment Why does the Erling brick have a ridge below its outward facing stud?
Good visual explanation. Amazing little brick.
Nov
9
comment What is the largest Lego kit commercially available?
Unfortunately, I did not pay attention to the laws of gravity the first time I tried to move it. It did not end well. :-(
Nov
9
comment What is the largest Lego kit commercially available?
This set is almost impossible to move. You have to have a board and steady arms.
Nov
8
comment Who is (or was) Susan Williams?
@BoltClock For some reason, this makes me sad.