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comment How can I efficiently pick up bricks off the floor?
We have a bagless vacuum cleaner and it works quite well, but it does rattle the pieces round a lot and I suspect damages them.
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comment How can I efficiently pick up bricks off the floor?
It's commonly called "a brush and shovel" in Aotearoa and I suspect at least parts of Scotland.
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comment Eneloop NiMh batteries not powering 42030 loader
I use Eneloop batteries in most of my models and they work fine, including in the 42030. So it can work, the problem is specific to something you're doing (or not doing). Have you checked the obvious things - charged batteries, good connections etc?
Dec
31
comment Where or how do I get replacement stickers for my Lego set?
Are you associated with that site (if so you're required to disclose that)
Dec
20
comment How can I minimize the number of merchants for given set of requested bricks?
Number of unique lots, otherwise you'll find that a lot of sellers have multiple listings of the same item (often at the same price) because they keep second hand lots together.
Dec
20
comment How can I minimize the number of merchants for given set of requested bricks?
Yeah, it depends on what you want. If they're readily available then biggest shop is likely to work ok. But for any parts that aren't common the big shops are unlikely to have them. I buy mostly Technic parts and even the larger Technic-specific sellers tend not to have less common parts.
Dec
20
comment How can I minimize the number of merchants for given set of requested bricks?
My experience is that finding the largest sellers in any country aren't necessarily the best to use. If you have a wanted list, use the "sort by parts (unique)" page.
Dec
20
comment Is there a free EV3 simulator (virtual machine) for the Mac OS?
Can you please expand this answer a little. Have you used the software? How well does it work? Any limitations?
Dec
14
comment How do i organize all my LEGO bricks and parts?
@KRyan right now that's possibly true (its pattern of link-only answers suggests otherwise, however). My point was that your request is future-oriented, "in the future if you lose interest in your blog the links will become useless", but in that even they'll also likely lose interest in this site. The willingness to spam links into duplicate questions is also bad.
Dec
14
comment How much tension can I expect to get out of a lego chain before it starts to give away?
If you can accommodate them, the Technic wide track links are significantly stronger
Dec
14
comment How do i organize all my LEGO bricks and parts?
@KRyan but if "The BrickBlogger" loses interest in its blog, it is unlikely to care about this answer. So why would it bother working to make this answer useful in that case?
Dec
14
comment What LEGO sets/blocks to buy?
I'd also look for second hand Lego to bulk things up and also give kids something to play with that doesn't have instructions. Some schools are very into teaching obedience and need a bit of prompting to let students be creative.
Nov
27
comment What are the measurements of the different Lego instruction booklets?
The latest Technic books are over 1cm thick, but fit into an A4 box
Nov
26
comment Where can I get threads compatible with LEGO pulleys?
Do you need rubber bands, string, or both? If you need long rubber bands you may have to either loop them together and use wheels instead of pulleys, or use Lego chain links or tread links to make arbitrarily long loops
Nov
20
comment What is the best way to rebuild Lego sets?
FWIW if you have a lot of really small parts a final sifting using a tennis racquet or similar can split the last layer into two groups which helps a lot.
Nov
20
comment What is the best way to rebuild Lego sets?
I'm not sure "six year old" and "everything in ziplock bags" is going to work. Bigger plastic containers would be more likely to work IMO.
Nov
12
comment Identification please
@CreationEdge I didn't realise those inventories were so readily available, thanks for that.
Nov
12
comment Identification please
Can you please link to where you found this information, since your answers seem so definite that you're using a database rather than memory. That helps us all learn how to answer these questions ourselves rather than just coming back here hundreds of times with new photos. Thanks.
Nov
12
comment What is wrong with a Lego pneumatics system that won't go?
I fear that after "oiled it with vegetable oil" you've ruled out help from Lego, and you've done something few of us have ever done. Typically vegetable oil oxidises and turns sticky when exposed to air, so you may need to clean that off and use silicon grease like the stuff Lego uses.
Nov
6
comment What are the measurements of the different Lego instruction booklets?
What problem are you trying to solve? As phrased the answer to your question is "yes, there are other sizes".