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Dec
9
comment City scale connection for five-bladed helicopter rotors
I mounted the assembly on a technic peg in a 2x2 round brick on a turntable. It spins very well, but the blades are at different angles every time it stops.
Dec
9
comment City scale connection for five-bladed helicopter rotors
To that point, if I was building for a child, I would definately use Philo's design. As it is, I should build two helicopters, one with each design, and see what I think.
Dec
9
comment City scale connection for five-bladed helicopter rotors
It would rotate better, but there is still a poor connection because of the band as a primary component. If I used the concept that stickers are 'legal' I could increase the diameter of the heads by applying layers until I have a perfect fit, but that doesn't seem fair somehow.
Dec
7
comment City scale connection for five-bladed helicopter rotors
I like this, replacing the 1x5 plates with technic connectors number 1 (bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=32013) and putting a rubber band round it makes it a serious possibility.
Nov
27
comment Why aren't alternate configurations on the back of modern boxes?
I believe the parents complained that there weren't instructions provided for the alternative models, so Lego stopped showing them. I don't know if anyone can confirm this factoid, but I'm sure I read it once somewhere.
Oct
19
comment Any way to create a gear+chain, like for a bike?
Is this a human-size riding bike, or a smaller scale model?
Oct
4
comment Brick-built alternative to “Door 2 x 5 x 5 Swivel, Bracket Base”
I worked out that an upside-down plate would function as a bottom hinge, this design is still not perfect.
Oct
3
comment Brick-built alternative to “Door 2 x 5 x 5 Swivel, Bracket Base”
Fair enough, the, 'back of the door,' problem could be solved with inverse tiles (bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=11203), the attachment at the top of the door could be a half-peg onto one of those rods underneath the 1x? plates, but the stiffness is still a problem, maybe some more SNOT with some L-panels (bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=4865). mounted on a sideways 1x? plate.
Aug
28
comment Does anyone have a picture of the Lego Club alphabet code from Bricks and Pieces magazine?
Thinking it through, it would have been sometime around the Futuron era, late eighties. I've checked on bricklink and the sets look right for what I remember from the magazine promotions.
Aug
28
comment Does anyone have a picture of the Lego Club alphabet code from Bricks and Pieces magazine?
Nice, but I'm sure that it was two pieces each letter, using a slope and a 1x1 brick. I'll look through the rest of the archive just in case there is something else that fits.
Aug
9
comment Is there a program to tell me if a specific parts list is available in a given colour?
That could help...
Aug
8
comment Is there a program to tell me if a specific parts list is available in a given colour?
This looks interesting, I would have to learn how to program with a website API, but I'm sure I con do that if I find some tutorial sites.
Aug
8
comment Is there a program to tell me if a specific parts list is available in a given colour?
Yes, and also the sets that I would have to buy if possible.
Jul
31
comment MOC planning and design
Official Lego website has all instructions for download as PDF, Brickset.com has a database of most sets that can be used to find pictures and instructions from other sites.
Jul
16
comment Design of record-breaking builds
How broad is your definition of, 'pieces?' Would a Technic frame still count as a Lego tower, or are we talking about only basic bricks stacked flat?
May
5
comment How quickly do new molds reach PAB on the Lego website?
Unfortunately, I would have to agree, I might just have to order three of each colour periodically and see what I get.
Apr
18
comment Was it once possible to put a 1x1 round into a minifig cup?
As the two given answers attest, I was indeed imagining this.
Apr
18
comment Was it once possible to put a 1x1 round into a minifig cup?
That's the answer, after 15 years the memory gets a bit foggy.
Feb
14
comment How to put LEGO together upside down
In addition, you can also use technic pegs to join bricks base to base. This is an, 'illegal technique,' however, as forcing the peg into the tube will weaken/bend the plastic slightly and make it weaker in the future.
Dec
30
comment Known quality control issue with 10234 Sydney Opera House?
Yes after years of collecting I have seen a few extra/missing parts. The same opera house also needed a few plates and a telescope that I had to take from my existing stock. I was wondering about the 35 left-sided/34 right-sided pieces on what should be a symmetrical build. I will read through the instructions again to see if my mirrored-building technique with opposite sides has confused me.