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I am a self-taught dilettante with specialties in software installation design, LEGO, and soda brewing.


Mar
21
comment Need help fudging a group in 8039
Even losing those two pin connections should give you enough stability to tie the front and back together based on the rest of the instructions I was looking at. It's worth a try anyway. Besides, in the worst case there is always BrickLink, right?
Mar
21
answered Need help fudging a group in 8039
Mar
10
comment Personal part collection on the web (Bricklink or alternative)
@gev - I had completely forgotten that Peeron had parts inventory management! I haven't seen anything official but it seems like they are doing inventory updates quarterly these days. Rebrickable does appear to be updated more regularly but perhaps you could add another answer with Peeron as an option?
Mar
10
comment Personal part collection on the web (Bricklink or alternative)
I went looking this morning and you start the registration from bricklink.com/regCountry.asp?a=SN where you select your country. The next page has quite a lot of information to input, but does not actually require that you input any financial information immediately. I set up my store a long time ago so cannot proceed on that form, and the help files don't have enough detail so it is unclear when or if you have to register your PayPal account or if that prevents entering inventory.
Mar
10
comment Personal part collection on the web (Bricklink or alternative)
The specific reason that I didn't mention Brickset is that while it has really excellent set collection features it has no real capacity for general part management. The question explicitly asks about parts management which would seem to disqualify Brickset then. Thanks for mentioning it though.
Mar
9
answered Personal part collection on the web (Bricklink or alternative)
Dec
30
awarded  Yearling
Nov
13
answered Lego MOC joining query
Sep
26
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Sep
7
comment Is (C) engraved on a piece an indication that it is Cobi brick?
Nope, that's normal. Really. I've got a whole bin of them. :-)
Sep
7
answered Is (C) engraved on a piece an indication that it is Cobi brick?
Aug
22
answered Where can I buy big quantity of the same block?
Aug
4
comment Identification of arm like beam
Can you expand on "make sense"? I have seen one half used by itself in both MOCs and official sets such as bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?S=6857-1 mostly as fork/hub connection for motorcycles.
Jul
9
comment Are there SNOT models with instructions for beginners?
Didn't realize they have a limited distribution.
Jul
9
answered Are there SNOT models with instructions for beginners?
Mar
26
comment Is it legal to sell your mocs?
The only thing that I would add to this otherwise excellent answer is a link to TLG's official statement on copyright, trademark, and fair use aboutus.lego.com/en-us/legal-notice/fair-play As long as someone does not run afoul of those terms you're pretty much in the clear. Do note that most of those terms do refer to "non-commercial" use though so be careful how you apply them.
Feb
27
comment Why do new LEGO bricks feel softer than old bricks?
As @Kramii mentioned, my understanding is that most of the parts coming from China are textile parts like the capes and strings.
Dec
30
awarded  Yearling
Sep
13
awarded  Nice Answer
May
11
revised How do they decide when to remove an element from production, and what happens to the molds when they are retired?
Removed duplicate word.