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Apr
2
comment How come themes like Bionicle can afford so many new parts?
BIONICLE is a different (although still compatible) building system than standard LEGO. It has its own system of parts, just like LEGO TECHNIC (interestingly BIONICLE was originally a spin-off of TECHNIC). BIONICLE elements do creep over to standards sets as well. For example large figures in Star Wars, Chima, Super Heroes, etc. use the BIONICLE/Hero Factory building style, also referred to as Constraction (Construction + Action) figures. Hero Factory only had about 150 unique parts. Generation 2 BIONICLE added another 20. Really not that much. Variation is added by different colors and print.
Apr
1
comment How come themes like Bionicle can afford so many new parts?
The old BIONICLE line was notorious of introducing too many new parts, but they were from the years LEGO almost went bankrupt. The new BIONICLE line is actually quite economical as far as new parts. Would you give an example of a Generation 2 BIONICLE set that "introduce sometimes over a dozen new parts in just one set"?
Mar
31
comment Best adhesive to fix a model for long term display?
Yes, it is fine for most models. LEGO has good clutch-power already, so it only needs a little help from glue. If the model is very fragile though, and there is not much holding it together (for example something like a snowflake model), you may need to use superglue. However superglue will damage LEGO and you won't be able to ever separate the pieces again. It is best to just make the model stronger instead of gluing it. Glue is a real no-no in the eyes of most LEGO fans. LEGO ornaments I have seen are pretty compact and strong on their own. Those are the best kind. :)
Feb
16
comment What are some creative uses of the orange brick seperator tool?
Oh, wow! How did I miss that one! So much orange goodness! Faved! I will also keep an eye out for that Separatosaurus. :D
Feb
15
comment Where does the left hobo's head come from at 0:18
Yes, that works. My answer is below.
Feb
14
comment Where does the left hobo's head come from at 0:18
It says the video doesn't exist, so it's not possible to see the minifigs you are referring to.
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 Where to find this green transparent 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 Where to find this green transparent 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