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Ben Duguid works in London, UK as a Technical Lead for The BIO Agency, 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
5
comment How many themes have been released by LEGO?
That's what I thought about the categories one as well, but I was out voted ;)
Jan
5
revised Which sets currently contain pneumatic LEGO equipment?
A bit more information on the function of linear actuators.
Jan
5
revised Which sets currently contain pneumatic LEGO equipment?
Added details of the linear actuator in response to comments.
Jan
5
comment Which sets currently contain pneumatic LEGO equipment?
Note that the first image is from the alternative build "Tracked Loader".
Jan
5
comment Which sets currently contain pneumatic LEGO equipment?
@tombull89 If you take a look with the Zoom feature on the LEGO Shop (shop.lego.com/en-GB/Motorized-Excavator-8043) you should be able to see the bevelled gears and universal joints seen here: doodle.co.uk/UserFiles/Image/BevelGears.png doodle.co.uk/UserFiles/Image/CabArea.png doodle.co.uk/UserFiles/Image/UniversalJoint.png
Jan
5
comment What is the male:female ratio of gendered minifigures?
I do, don't worry, that's also why I ensure we do occasionally pick one out - also they quite like the "action girls" - skaters, surfers, zoo-keeper etc., and that said, they seem to enjoy the Geisha head and hair - it's just the slope/dress they don't really like.
Jan
5
comment What is the male:female ratio of gendered minifigures?
A lot of this is probably down to the market - Boys tend to prefer playing with (and watching) male characters (hence a lot of TV shows with male leads), while girls tend to accept playing/watching with either gender happily. This isn't to say that girls don't prefer to play with female characters, just that they tend to be more accepting of the imbalance. Certainly my sons are disappointed when we open a Minifigure packet and it's a lady in a dress.
Jan
5
comment What is the male:female ratio of gendered minifigures?
If it's any help to your agenda, the first female Minifigure (a nurse) was released two months after the first male Minifigure, both in 1978. The precursor to the minifigure (the ones made out of bricks) also had male and female hair pieces in fairly even ratios (certainly I had about the same amount of both). But purely going by the Minifigures collections, male figures heavily outweigh female ones.
Jan
5
answered How many themes have been released by LEGO?
Jan
5
comment How many themes have been released by LEGO?
Many bricks/elements are used in multiple themes, do you mean sets?
Jan
5
comment How much does the Luke's Landspeeder (8092) weigh?
Cheers for that Eric :)
Jan
4
comment Which sets currently contain pneumatic LEGO equipment?
@Ambo100 Yep, I certainly remember the frustration with moving a crane arm using the pneumatic controls. The arm wouldn't move until you'd built up sufficient pressure, and then would overshoot the mark.
Jan
4
revised Which sets currently contain pneumatic LEGO equipment?
Added link to BrickLink for Pump search.
Jan
4
comment Which sets currently contain pneumatic LEGO equipment?
@tombull89 I guessed ;)
Jan
4
revised Which sets currently contain pneumatic LEGO equipment?
deleted 2 characters in body
Jan
4
answered Which sets currently contain pneumatic LEGO equipment?
Jan
3
comment Rebuilding the Millennium Falcon 7965 with unsorted bricks?
If you have a large enough large tray this is even better for later portability, as well as containing the current bags pieces within the lip ;)
Jan
3
revised Rebuilding the Millennium Falcon 7965 with unsorted bricks?
Tidied up the grammar.
Jan
2
comment Will my LEGO bricks discolor in indirect sunlight?
I've got some white elements that are noticeably discoloured evenly across the element, so while it's not sun damage, some bricks/colours do change with age.
Jan
2
comment Will my LEGO bricks discolor in indirect sunlight?
I was trying to get a decent photo of my discoloured white clone troopers, that were in indirect sunlight behind modern double glazing - they are noticeably yellower than some of the other pieces. Infant as the discolouring is even across the elements it can't be purely sun damage.