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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


Aug
13
comment What is the easiest way to sell Lego sets for a good price?
@Kramii - I agree that this is very similar to How should I go about selling $3k's worth of unsorted LEGO, but I can't in good conscience close as a dup. with your excellent answer here ;) Perhaps if you were to include this in your answer there...
Aug
13
comment How can I remove permanent marker from a LEGO brick?
Without reading the existing answer from Grandpappy that also refers to Dry erase markers, I'm not sure what you mean?
Aug
8
comment What do factory markings on the inside of DUPLO pieces mean?
I think they are Mould Ids rather than "batch" numbers specifically...
Aug
6
comment Is there an XML format for Lego?
Actually, I stand corrected - LFXML does include a Building Instruction element, made up of one or more steps.
Aug
5
comment Where will the World First Lego League be held in 2015?
Hmm, just remembered that we removed Too Localised last year. This may well be closed as Off Topic at some future point when it's no longer relevant though.
Aug
5
comment Where will the World First Lego League be held in 2015?
Yes, but this question is specifically asking about 2015 - you've already pointed out that it was in different locations last year.
Aug
5
comment Where will the World First Lego League be held in 2015?
I fear that this is likely to be considered "too localised" as it's only going to be a valid question for the next few months :(
Aug
5
comment How to differentiate Cellulose acetate vs ABS LEGO bricks?
Just noticed this - "clear" bricks would never be made in ABS because it can't be made transparent ;)
Aug
5
comment Why does my RCX programmable brick have no power socket?
Hmm, indeed - the Wikipedia article now refers to the 1.0s as being without the power adaptor ("In version 2.0 (as well as later 1.0s included in the RIS 1.5), the power adapter jack was removed."). I'll need to check the one I've got at home - it's definitely a 1.5 set and I'm pretty sure it doesn't have a power adaptor and isn't marked 2.0
Jul
30
comment MOC planning and design
Hi Terix, this question is probably not a great fit here on LEGO Answers as it's really only answerable with Opinions. As TheBrickBlogger points out if you post about the specific issues you're having we can give you some better answers.
Jul
28
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.
Jul
28
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.