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Ben Duguid works in London, UK as Head of Back-end Development for Hugo & Cat, mostly delivering web sites on various Microsoft based platforms.

He has run internal training sessions helping other developers get up to speed in the technologies he knows about, and tries hard to get others to do the same.

For what it's worth he is an MCPD in ASP.NET 3.5, and is currently a Pro-Tem Mod on LEGO Answers


Jan
30
revised Which official LEGO sets are micro-scale versions of existing sets?
Fixed link to SkyLin Factory set
Jan
29
comment Which official LEGO sets are micro-scale versions of existing sets?
Which ones do you mean are sold as a set - the Buildings or the SW ones? All of the sets listed in Star Wars Minis were sold separately, and had larger sets they were based on.
Jan
29
revised What different series are or have there been designed primarly for girls?
added 21 characters in body
Jan
29
comment Which official LEGO sets are micro-scale versions of existing sets?
There are a large number of Star Wars themed micro-scale sets (a number of which they are re-releasing in the collectible planets with a minifig) that were based on larger sets.
Jan
29
revised What different series are or have there been designed primarly for girls?
Added Paradisa and corrected Clikits.
Jan
27
awarded  Announcer
Jan
27
revised LEGO WeDo and Mac OS X Lion
We're trying not to become os specific here, to be honest this question is border-line off topic
Jan
27
answered LEGO WeDo and Mac OS X Lion
Jan
26
awarded  Announcer
Jan
26
revised How many minifigs have actually flown in space?
Added details of recent unoffical astrofigs.
Jan
26
revised What different series are or have there been designed primarly for girls?
Updated with dates and some images.
Jan
26
comment What is the male:female ratio of gendered minifigures?
In a rather cheeky way, I refer the honourable gentleman to this question "My daughter loves to play with LEGO sets but she is really wants to play with pink or 'girl' LEGO", while we all do our best to educate our kids some things seem to get ingrained :(
Jan
26
answered What different series are or have there been designed primarly for girls?
Jan
26
revised What different series are or have there been designed primarly for girls?
added 1 characters in body
Jan
26
revised What different series are or have there been designed primarly for girls?
Corrected "there" added tags
Jan
26
awarded  Enlightened
Jan
25
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
25
comment Can we program Nxt2 in C++ under Visual studio 2010?
@muntoo Happy to get your take on this on meta - Are questions about programming NXT on-topic?
Jan
24
comment How can I store LEGO bricks as long as possible?
Yep, I can safely state that my LEGO bricks had been stored in a collection of cardboard boxes in both my parent's and then my own loft and are now enjoying a new life with my kids :) The only things that have not survived are the rubber bands and some of the older pneumatic tubes.
Jan
24
comment How do the train wheels turn so smoothly?
I recall in my school CDT classes we'd make bearings by drilling a hole through solid nylon and pass a fairly tight fitting metal axle through that which would tend to spin quite freely. I also have some old trains axle bricks that are clearly made of at least 3 parts - a black outer shell, a clear base, and then red "tubes" inside that the axles locked into. It's possible that the tubes are made from a slightly different plastic with a lower CoF than standard bricks (which use friction to lock).