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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 and indoctrinating them in the cult of Lego.


Jan
8
comment How is this brick attached to the pregnant minifig?
@Nick2253 On my older minifig they fit slightly better; I can jam the bracket down about 1mm. If the leg studs or the bracket were shaved a bit, it could be made to work, but I'm not willing to test that.
Jan
7
comment How is this brick attached to the pregnant minifig?
I tried several brackets on my newest and oldest (30 years old) minifigs at hand. None fit.
Jan
7
comment Representing pregnancy on LEGO minifigs without a dome
I can't get neck brackets to fit over the minifig hip studs.
Jan
7
comment How is this brick attached to the pregnant minifig?
I don't have a huge quantity of those parts, but the ones I have, of various ages, do not fit on any of my minifig's hips. The studs on the hips are thicker than the regular studs.
Jan
7
comment How is this brick attached to the pregnant minifig?
@cornbreadninja It has both a link and an image, do you not see them?
Jan
6
comment Representing pregnancy on LEGO minifigs without a dome
I have voted to close as "unclear what you're asking". Please edit your question to clarify and to provide more context.
Dec
22
comment Is it safe to use a hot glue gun for Mega Bloks?
You mention the "collectible" nature of the item. I can assure you that after you glue it, the only collector who'll want it is you. Nothing devalues a building toy like glue.
Dec
16
comment If I design a lego set
Note: Lego Answers is not affiliated with The Lego Group. We are a fan site, answering your questions.
Dec
15
comment What are the pros and cons of using a Lego rental service such as Pleygo?
Pleygo is not at all related to summer camps, though. A summer camp buys you daycare and teachers and structured activities. You could buy a bastketball for a few dollars and send your kid to Lego camp; that way he gets to play ball all year instead of just one week and the savings can pay for the Lego camp.
Dec
3
comment What pieces are used to create this Djembe MOC?
The screwdriver works fairly well if you push it up until it secures the dish to the round plate, and then only a little bit of the handle pokes downward but it's enough to attach the dish to the cone.
Dec
3
comment What pieces are used to create this Djembe MOC?
I just tried this build with a 3L bar and it doesn't fit. The bar sticks out the bottom enough that you can't put the cone onto a stud, not even a hollow stud like the one on your jumper.
Nov
25
comment Is there a LEGO clamping tool?
Agreed. Most of the time alignment is the issue, and clamping pieces will just break them.
Nov
9
comment Looking for a Basic Lego set with mostly large bricks
Most Lego kits have small parts. How old is your son? If he's old enough not to put the pieces in his mouth, just get a basic bricks set. He'll grow into the tiny pieces soon enough. He'll be 4 or 5 before you know it.
Nov
3
comment How can I prevent my train from derailing?
I think your observation about the coupler applying force at the wrong angle is probably correct. I may have to bite the bullet and just rebuild the entire locomotive, but until now I never realized how tricky it was to make it work reliably. It would probably be easier to have my floor redone with hardwood instead of carpet.
Nov
3
comment How can I prevent my train from derailing?
@Nick2253 What happens is that the front wheels of the locomotive derail, and on that locomotive they are constructed in such a way that the entire wheel truck can turn and sway significantly. Once the wheels are off, it's a matter of seconds before the locomotive falls over. The track stays together, primarily because it has so many flex pieces here and there to provide some tolerance to the flexing that occurs. The thing is, most of the time the flex track works just fine, even long stretches of flex track aren't an issue.
Nov
3
comment How can I prevent my train from derailing?
:) Yes, I'm sure if I were to build on a table or wooden floor or some other more structurally sound surface it'd work better. But I lack the space for such a surface, so I was hoping for a bricks-only solution.
Nov
3
comment How can I prevent my train from derailing?
Yes, taking the locomotive off the track did help with that troublesome layout. But the same locomotive works fine at other times. I have a weighted 2x6x2 brick from an old fishing boat, I'll see if I can work it into the design.
Oct
28
comment What are these bricks with filled interior and holes/tubes going through?
@Laz75 According to the BL page you posted, it seems most of these kits with these parts were released in the 70s, with only a tiny handful of kits in the 90s having these in them.
Oct
27
comment How many ways can six 8-peg lego blocks of six different colors be combined?
This number is probably too high. Some arrangements will be symmetrical such that switching the brick colours doesn't give a new creation, just a rotation of the previous one.
Oct
20
comment What adhesive can bond LEGO bricks to metal?
A similar question recently asked about gluing baseplates to a wooden table, and the technic plates with holes were suggested; that would give the same effect as this brick but in the vertical orientation.