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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


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comment What's the most cost effective and efficient way to buy bricks?
Just linking a couple of other answers in: Any good alternatives to bricklink and How to minimize the number of merchants for a given set of bricks which have some useful tips on working with Bricklink.
1h
comment What's the most cost effective and efficient way to buy bricks?
Hi Kwang Nam - as we've noted on your other comments, if you were to extend this answer to cover your affiliation with findyourbrick, and why our users might want to use it, these answers are less likely to be considered spam.
1h
comment Any good alternatives to BrickLink?
Hi Kwang Nam - as we've noted on your other comments, if you were to extend this answer to cover your affiliation with findyourbrick, and why our users might want to use it, these answers are less likely to be considered spam.
1h
comment Bricklink - how to minimize number of merchants for given set of requested bricks?
A couple of quick pointers on the site: The image of your son is shown at 200x250px, but the actual image is 4288x2848px - he should resize the image and re-upload it. Asking for an email address with no-privacy statement will reduce the number of people likely to use this site, although I appreciate that the actual processing is probably not something that can happen in real-time.
2h
comment Bricklink - how to minimize number of merchants for given set of requested bricks?
Hi Kwang Nam, and welcome to LEGO Answers. As jncraton mentions, if you were to edit this answer to explicitly state your relationship with the site (as per your comments) we could let this answer stand.
5h
comment Is there an organization who repackages old LEGO bricks into sets to give to underprivileged children?
You seem to have something odd going on in the mark-up of your website resulting in a rather massive table of white text on a white background, which is considered a little suspicious by some, as if you're hiding something?
Jul
25
comment Chinese Knockoffs?
@mj_ Indeed - there apparently is no end to either human greed or human foolishness :(
Jul
25
comment Chinese Knockoffs?
In terms of the knock-off minifigs, these are all over the place, including Amazon through sellers.
Jul
18
comment Design of record-breaking builds
The research from the OU indicated that the 1x1 bricks would be stronger than a 2x2, which in turn were stronger than a 2x4, presumably due to the greater amount of "wall" to surface area.
Jul
18
comment Design of record-breaking builds
But building a pyramid would also result in more than the supported 4000N of force on the bottom - so you wouldn't really manage to reach the upper limit as the bricks would crush at a lower height...
Jul
7
comment What's a good base collection of tiles?
Note that the Minecraft sets are predominantly 1x1 tiles, which may limit their usefulness.
Jul
7
comment What's the most effective way to clean dusty builds?
Hi, and welcome to LEGO Answers - I think you'll find the answer to your question here: Cleaning between the studs :)
Jul
1
comment Dimensions of Mindstorms NXT pieces
Do you just mean "in studs/bricks" or are you after the actual dimensions in mm?
Jun
17
comment How to unplug black friction pin connectors
Indeed, LEGO used to recommend building a tool with two axles, an angle element and two bushes for just this event.
Jun
16
comment DeathStar maintenance
@Artemisia - It's better to ask two single questions especially when they are very distinct, rather than have one question with two very different aspects which might result in two people answering each part, and no real way to mark either one as "the answer". For some suggestions on transporting models, see this question
Jun
16
comment What can I do with this steering wheel?
@SQB I guess you could use it anywhere you need a steering wheel and have a 4x4 space to fill instead of the usual 2x2 space.
Jun
11
comment What element is this a piece of, and how can I repair it?
Also, you could use the two pin holes to attach a gear to the wheel, and use that to support the axle.
Jun
11
comment What element is this a piece of, and how can I repair it?
We've covered some repair techniques already here which should work for light use - but you may find that no repair will give you the full torque allowance the part had previously.
Jun
11
comment What elements do I need to create a smooth multi cheese slope ramp?
Ahah! I knew Erling bricks were involved, but didn't have the time to dig deep enough ;)
Jun
10
comment What other uses are there for pull-back motors?
An interesting application to be sure :)