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Jan
23
comment What is the rarest LEGO production element (colour/shape combination)?
At this point, I'd be interested to see what mcqwerty has to say, what with all this new activity and STILL without a chosen answer.
Jan
23
comment Variable stick lengths and angles at nodes of building bricks
There are several style of hinges available. The first 5 listed on that link are nice, and adding Hinge Plate 1 x 4 to the mix might give you everything you need. Anyway, tons of hinges to explore...
Jan
22
comment What is the rarest LEGO production element (colour/shape combination)?
Oh? Bricklink says it was in three sets. granted, one of those sets is a monthly mini model build. OTOH, Bricklink says 6 different colors of 1x1 plate came in only one set each. Of those, the Maersk blue only had two in a set from 1980.
Dec
31
comment What is this notched or angled 1x2?
damn, missed it by 10 minutes.
Dec
26
comment 70728/2 Ninjago piece too short?
My first thought is: Is everything seated completely? It's amazing how fast tolerances can add up. One way to check those tall pieces is to get 5 regular bricks (anything of brick height) and stack them up and compare height to the seemingly problematic 1x2x5 light grey pieces, which should be equal.
Dec
2
comment What pieces are used to create this Djembe MOC?
@PhilB.: Actually, there is a generic Bar 3L too: bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=87994
Nov
23
comment LEGO Technic part Numbers
Also, the instructions usually have a 'ruler' on that page of instructions so you can measure it even without a beam or brick of that length.
Nov
4
comment How can I prevent my train from derailing?
well shoot, if you're gonna be all picky like that: youtube.com/watch?v=UVa4w5nQmoo :)
Oct
28
comment What tool can get two 1x2 plates apart without damaging them?
With the new brick separator being in nearly every non-technic set over $50 (plus most Ideas/Cuusoo sets), it's hard to not have one within reach. :)
Oct
27
comment What tool can get two 1x2 plates apart without damaging them?
Because metal damages our precious ABS bits.
Oct
27
comment What tool can get two 1x2 plates apart without damaging them?
Ew! No metal bits!
Oct
24
comment Identifying Lego kits from unopened bags for library
I think @Mσᶎ pretty much has the right idea. creativity gets messy and there's little point in attempting to catalog the exact element mix.
Oct
22
comment Are there any lego base plates that are compatible with duplo?
First is still first. Just because someone sorts poorly doesn't change what's first. Yay timestamps! :)
Oct
17
comment Can I pitch an idea to LEGO?
Definitely not one-off or even annual. The recent helicopter was fan crated as well.
Oct
14
comment Can I pitch an idea to LEGO?
I keep seeing that some monthly mini model builds are designed by fans, but I haven't researched how those are submitted.
Aug
30
comment Do LEGO bricks float?
It's actually a three-piece hull: bow, stern, and.. uh.. middle. My brother and I had two of these and one fire boat. Made a great trimaran.
Aug
13
comment 21104 NASA Mars Curiosity Rover?
Thank you! I agree it's a drag that these things get artificially limited like that.
Aug
10
comment What's the best way to glue/adhese the street baseplates to a plywood table?
Nice, but I'm going to guess that the middle of a baseplate is still going to flex a lot unless you take care as to how you remove elements from it.
Aug
8
comment What do factory markings on the inside of DUPLO pieces mean?
Woo, War Kings! (I blame and thank autocorrect)
Jul
30
comment What does BURP or BURPS stand for?
Many other acronyms used by LEGO nuts: brothers-brick.com/lego-glossary