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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.


Oct
3
comment Brick-built alternative to “Door 2 x 5 x 5 Swivel, Bracket Base”
This works and offers some interesting possibilities for the outward facing side, on account of the snot construction. But the back side of it doesn't look as nice and is rather clearly a door. Maybe that could be disguised better, by using a 2x4 plate with two pin holes underneath instead of just one, and then extending technic tubes up to the top, and building the same structure (but non functional) on the other side. considers
Oct
3
comment Brick-built alternative to “Door 2 x 5 x 5 Swivel, Bracket Base”
I built a prototype of this type of swivel door and in my prototype I find that the door no longer smoothly fits between the round bricks; it rubs too much and bends the round bricks outward.I can't figure out why, though.
Oct
3
comment Brick-built alternative to “Door 2 x 5 x 5 Swivel, Bracket Base”
I played around with this solution and found a couple of issues. For one, I don't have enough technic beams to make this work, but that's not a flaw in the solution itself. The bigger flaw is that the ledge where the minifig stands can only stick out by one stud or else the door can't swing all the way open. I need at least 1.5 studs to fit a fig or else they lean awkwardly. (My use case is that the fig is a statue, not a character). Also due to my lack of technic pieces I can't build it well AND have a platform. It'd still be a great solution for a swivel wall with no platform though.
Oct
2
comment Brick-built alternative to “Door 2 x 5 x 5 Swivel, Bracket Base”
This solution looks nice but your prototype is only 1 plate shorter than mine. It does look like it should be possible to make it shorter though. And I like that it's the door that's rounded instead of the wall; in some circumstances that will be a huge structural advantage.
Oct
2
awarded  Curious
Oct
1
comment Brick-built alternative to “Door 2 x 5 x 5 Swivel, Bracket Base”
I like the idea of using the pillar piece. I have a bunch of those, I just wonder if I'll have the right colours. Otherwise, I would probably have stuck a 6L bar in side the 1x1 round bricks.
Oct
1
comment Brick-built alternative to “Door 2 x 5 x 5 Swivel, Bracket Base”
I considered the single jumper approach but thought it would be too ... I'm not sure. Too tight to turn? Too easily knocked out of its frame?
Oct
1
asked Brick-built alternative to “Door 2 x 5 x 5 Swivel, Bracket Base”
Sep
1
awarded  Nice Question
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?