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Dec
28
comment Starting a wholesale LEGO business
Yes, if you ask nicely and they have surplus at the store, they will sell you boxes. The boxes are the same size, but the content is different: "...just to give you an idea about the content of a LEGO PAB box for basic elements, there are right about 2,800 1×2 bricks in a PAB box... This means that there should be around 5,500 1×1 bricks, 1,400 1×4 bricks, 1,400 2×2 bricks, or 670 2×4 bricks in a full box. More details in this article: thebrickblogger.com/2014/05/…
Dec
15
comment How do i organize all my LEGO bricks and parts?
In addition, the OP selected this as the best answer, which means that they found it helpful for their purposes. Isn't this is what this forum supposed to be about? Helping each other out instead of just being an encyclopedia of dry information?
Dec
15
comment How do i organize all my LEGO bricks and parts?
I appreciate the concern, however I would add that sorting and storing LEGO is a dynamic process - besides just the basic separate by colors and/or parts. There is no absolute answer that will forever pass the test of time. And there are always newer and better storage solutions becoming available. This is why I added a link to two galleries I curate on flickr featuring solutions people come up with. I felt that this was more useful than just saying "you should sort this way". Yes, one day flickr, TBB and even this site may disappear, and we will all die, but the answer is relevant for now.
Nov
24
comment I can't figure out which lego model these doors came from
I'm glad I was able to help. Great detective work on figuring out which sets they are likely from! :)
Nov
23
comment I can't figure out which lego model these doors came from
The door is actually incorrect. The OP's picture shows a smaller version than the one you listed. The larger door - as you correctly mentioned - doesn't come in black. The smaller door however does. You can also clearly distinguish the two doors from the different mold around the hinges. The smaller door was retired in 2008. See here: bricklink.com/catalogItemIn.asp?P=30223&in=S
Sep
14
comment What is the best way to get in contact with a Lego expert?
Does the auctioneer needs to be local? Where is this position open?
Jul
26
comment Is there a good way to buy molded LEGO boxes?
That's a good solution. If you don't have to depend on these boxes and they are just part of your storage system (as you mentioned), then yeah, they can be a nice supplementary option. They are well-made and strong, and they are stackable. Plus they do look very LEGO-ish. In my opinion they are a lot more practical than those awfully designed storage boxes that are made to look like LEGO bricks.
Jun
1
comment Is there a modern equivalent for windscreen piece 6152?
No shame in using older/retired LEGO elements. There are many great parts that have been retired, but they can still add nice details and make your creation even more unique. :)
May
15
comment How many flexible tracks does it take to make a complete oval?
Wow, that second technique is really interesting that I have never seen before. Thanks for sharing!
Feb
4
comment Quality issues with tan-colored Lego pieces?
Awesome! Yes, LEGO's customer service is excellent. :)
Jan
31
comment What are the tiny, single-peg, statuette figures from the SHIELD Helicarrier called?
My guess is that since LEGO retired the board-games they decided to recycle the name. They do this regularly with retired elements and colors, so it wouldn't be a first.
Jan
30
comment What are the tiny, single-peg, statuette figures from the SHIELD Helicarrier called?
LEGO fans call them nanofigs, whereas LEGO refers to them as micro-figs. They are about 3/4th of the height of microfigs, and very-very tiny.
Jan
20
comment Does someone know where i can find this lego brick?
I guess that could work, although as a collector myself, I would never part from a brick like that. It is ultra-rare! :)
Jan
20
comment Does someone know where i can find this lego brick?
I have thought of that, but the OP's photo definitely looks more neon color than yellow. Especially at the edges. It could be just picture quality though. Trans-yellow is definitely easier to find. You linked to the one with frosted interior, and there is also the regular one listed here: bricklink.com/catalogPG.asp?P=3001&colorID=19
Jan
13
comment Building a 45 degree brace
Yours look like a reasonable solution. I would approach the problem the same way as you did. Perhaps also trying out hinge plates besides just hinge bricks. That way you could smooth down the top with tiles, and also you have more room for adjustments for the angles and connections.
Jan
12
comment Building a 45 degree brace
It's a good idea to have at least one or two of most pieces around so you can experiment with them in real life. LDD is not the best to figure out if two pieces would fit. The pieces you are using here are not expensive, so it may be worth to get some to play around with the angles.
Jan
12
comment Building a 45 degree brace
Have you checked if you elevate or lower the bottom connection by one plate will that allow you to connect the horizontal plate at the top. It may adjust the angle a bit, but at some point the two should connect.
Dec
30
comment Representing pregnancy on LEGO minifigs without a dome
This is the absolute strangest question I have seen here. I don't even know what to start. Fetal carrier, pen, jail-cell, pieces coming off violently during birth, pregnancy dome???!!! This makes me scared! :(
Oct
5
comment where can I find simple Lego ideas
You might consider checking out the LEGO Adventure Book. There are two volumes available now, and they are full of interesting ideas (I wrote a review on the first one here: thebrickblogger.com/2012/12/…) They are not only City related, but many of them are. Also, if you like LEGO's own designs, you can download instruction books on LEGO's website and use those for inspiration. They are available here: service.lego.com/en-us/buildinginstructions.
Aug
19
comment Identify minifigure torso - yellow with blue “N” on front
The BrickLink search bar is quite dated and doesn't work too well. In the case of this particular torso what I would have done is to go to the Catalog Tab, than right under it click the Colors Tab, then scroll down to Yellow, click on the first number (which is the number of parts in that color). Then click on Minifig Torso, and sort the results by Thumbnail Gallery. There are only 52 minifig torsos ever made in yellow, so it is really easy to scroll through them. In most cases searching by color like this is a great option.