Mr. Shiny and New 安宇

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bio website eternalephemeron.blogspot.com
location Toronto, Canada
age 36
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I'm a software developer working on a social-networking site. I work mainly in J2EE, SQL, HTML, JavaScript and CSS. My free time is spent raising a daughter and a son.


Aug
27
comment LEGO for a 1 year old
Be honest. You're buying these for yourself? or your son? :) If for yourself, don't bother. Duplo is incredibly frustrating to play with if you're used to Lego. If for your son, I suspect at 1 he won't be that into it, but eventually he'll figure it out. But there's no hurry, and it won't scratch your lego itch.
Aug
25
answered How can I motorize City-scale wheels?
Aug
19
comment Why are Lego products so expensive in Europe?
So this shows how Lego prices in Europe roughly match US prices in the US, but sadly Canada gets screwed, with before-tax prices that are 20-30% higher than the US even factoring in the exchange rate.
Aug
19
comment Cheap Lego sets for Kindergarten classroom?
Are you looking for Duplo or regular Lego?
Aug
10
comment What's the best way to glue/adhese the street baseplates to a plywood table?
If you use technic plates with the holes, you might not even damage any pieces at all.
Aug
10
revised Are there any African American LEGO minifigures besides the ones from the “Sports” basketball series?
improved formatting, added more heads
Aug
10
revised Are there any African American LEGO minifigures besides the ones from the “Sports” basketball series?
improved formatting, added more heads
Aug
10
revised Are there any African American LEGO minifigures besides the ones from the “Sports” basketball series?
improved formatting
Aug
8
comment Is there a program to tell me if a specific parts list is available in a given colour?
@Windfire Here is something to get you started. You'll need an API key from rebrickable. jsfiddle.net/a1j39rtx
Aug
8
answered Is there a program to tell me if a specific parts list is available in a given colour?
Aug
8
comment Is there a program to tell me if a specific parts list is available in a given colour?
So, specifically, you're looking for a way to automatically look up part+colour existence for a list of parts?
Aug
2
answered Ideas to slow down RC PF train motor (Item: 88002)
Jul
27
comment lego pieces stuck together! a stick 6m w/flange and a nose cone small 1x1 triangle
Note: if both pieces are transparent, be aware that that plastic binds to itself and LEGO doesn't allow certain connections in official builds, for that reason.
Jul
22
asked How to restore old, scratched plates
Jul
13
answered Cleaning between the studs of a build
Jul
7
awarded  Quorum
Jul
7
revised Is there a way to buy LEGO houses without minifigs?
added 159 characters in body
Jul
5
comment Duplo Activity table to Lego System Table
You can use the large bricks such as the 12x24 to build the surface of the table. This will give it better stability and should bind correctly to the underlying duplo, plus it saves time in assembly.
Jul
5
comment What's the exact opacity and translucency of transparent bricks?
There are more transparent colours than what's posted in this question. The optical characteristics vary a lot between parts. It depends on the age of the part, its condition, and what kind of part it is. Also the parts are not manufactured to precise optical characteristics, so any two batches of parts of the "same" colour might have different properties. I'm not sure you can get a crib sheet for this, you'd be better off just experimenting with the bricks you get.
Jul
5
answered Is there a way to buy LEGO houses without minifigs?