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Feb
24
comment Part Identification - bricks with posts
I had that crane set. I'd cry, but aside from nostalgia value, my lost childhood LEGO collection is a drop in the bucket compared to what I have now. :P
Feb
24
comment Which bricks warrant an extra to be included in a set?
It's highly variable. I've had some sets with some of the smaller piece and ZERO spares. On the other extreme, the 2013 Star Wars advent calendar had up to THREE spares of the usual pieces and even bigger than usual (cups, beards) pieces, bringing the total number of pieces to nearly 150% of the number stated on the box.
Feb
17
comment How long are Star Wars exclusives usually in stock for?
Does S@H count as a 'store' in this case? Brickset says it was available there for 15 months. brickset.com/sets/7666-1/Hoth-Rebel-Base
Feb
14
comment Are these ATC bricks from the 1970's LEGO?
Sadly, the only ATC at that link is in the SKU, and the bottoms of those bricks looks like regular LEGO.
Feb
14
answered How to put LEGO together upside down
Feb
13
revised Please identify this broken LEGO Technic piece
deleted 84 characters in body
Feb
13
answered Please identify this broken LEGO Technic piece
Feb
13
comment What is the largest single LEGO piece?
ooo, soccer stadium base. nice.
Feb
13
comment What is the largest single LEGO piece?
Also in Blue, plus some rare ones that were never in sets: bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=4186
Feb
10
comment What is LEGO Cuusoo?
Purdue Pete got 10k in less than 36 hours: brickset.com/article/4566
Feb
5
awarded  Vox Populi
Jan
20
comment How many styles of element separators has LEGO produced?
Fair enough. Some games include the Crowbar instead: bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=92585
Jan
19
revised How many styles of element separators has LEGO produced?
found another bit!
Jan
17
comment How can I contact LEGO set designers?
There are also former LEGO designers, like Mariann Asanuma. you can find her on Facebook: facebook.com/pages/Model-Building-Secrets/112066427547 and if you want to skip straight to her site: modelbuildingsecrets.com
Jan
15
comment Duplo Train Thomas?
So there's hope for LEGO to get Star Trek. You know, after Star Wars ends.... yeah...
Jan
14
comment Tips for hair loss problem in HeartLake world?
Here I was, poised flag as spam... but NOOOOOoooo...
Jan
10
comment How are LEGO sets designed?
When Jamie Berard came to Brick Fiesta in Houston in 2012, he mentioned the bargaining between teams. This was demonstrated in part by one of the prototypes had the conical hat for the wheel covers for the latest incarnation of the Sopwith Camel (10226).
Jan
8
comment Advanced coloured lines following robot
[ObGrammarJoke] Why does the bot have to be coloured?
Jan
7
comment LEGO retiring old sets?
While some retired sets tend toward the price of gold, most do not. Sure it's easy to find retired sets selling at many times their original price, but LEGO depends on VOLUME sales, and they have number-crunchers that let them know when it's time to let go. Plus, if they never retired anything, there would be no room for NEW sets.
Jan
4
comment How do I remove a racing helmet from a garbage can?
a decent alternative... something quite sticky, but not permamnentley so.