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


Jan
18
comment How can I blow a stream of air for up to two minutes at a time?
As stated it sounds like your intent would be to produce all of the notes at once, but I'm guessing you actually intend to control which notes you want to produce individually?
Jan
7
comment What is the name of the Lego product that snaps together with knobs?
@PeterDC The second to last year of Bionicle actually had three models that could be called spaceships (and were actually my favorite sets of the entire series): 8942 Jetrax T6, 8941 Roctoh T3, and 8943 Axalara T9.
Jan
7
comment How can I make custom LEGO packaging?
Since you mentioned DesignByMe - You should know that LEGO is discontinuing that program on January 16, 2012 so if you do want to take advantage of it you only have 10 days from now. designbyme.lego.com/en-us/FAQ/default.aspx
Jan
6
comment Will my LEGO bricks discolor in indirect sunlight?
So you're probably double glazed and will block nearly all of the UVA, but kind of hard to say on the UVB and will likely only get direct light in the room in the morning. Could be worse. Depending on your latitude the amount of discoloration you get might be seasonal. The closer to the equator you get the more even seasonally. I still think running the test with the stacks will give you the best indication for actual results. I'm not sure there's an easy way to say otherwise.
Jan
4
comment Which sets currently contain pneumatic LEGO equipment?
@Ambo100 From my experience that's exactly what is going on. The LAs provide such fine control that they're pretty spectacular really. Not quite as much fun as the pneumatics though. :-)
Jan
4
comment Can custom content be imported into LEGO Creator?
Purely out of curiosity, is there a reason you want to use Creator rather then LDD or something else a bit more modern?
Jan
4
comment What is considered the most valuable LEGO set?
This question seems to be more likely to be specific to a particular collector then something that would have much of a consensus. For example, Castle fans would probably value the older Castle sets more then the Space sets and a Classic Space fan would probably value the opposite. Heck, I know someone who values the Samsonite sets more then others, but that's his thing and it's interesting to see his collection.
Jan
3
comment How do I know when current sets will retire?
Ah, got it. FYI - the Market was introduced at the beginning of the year and the Fire Brigade was introduced in the middle of the year. I would be shocked if the Market was still on shelves in 6 months, but I could be wrong.
Jan
2
comment How do I know when current sets will retire?
Bigger, maybe but a different question. I would imagine why they remove them entirely is because by leaving the items in and just marking them "sold out" or whatever would be confusing to non-collectors or would solicit a ton of "When will you get more X?" questions.
Jan
1
comment Will my LEGO bricks discolor in indirect sunlight?
A friend of mine also mentioned that putting a trans-clear brick into the stack might also be a good idea since they have a slightly different formulation.
Jan
1
comment How do I know when current sets will retire?
In your question you mention 10197 twice. Was one of those supposed to be 10218 (Pet Shop) instead?