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Oct
28
comment How many minifigs have actually flown in space?
No minifigs on the ISS?
Oct
28
comment How many minifigs have actually flown in space?
They didn't say those were the first did they?
Oct
28
asked Has anyone made LEGO fly?
Oct
28
asked How many minifigs have actually flown in space?
Oct
28
comment Does Lego market sets that were designed by fans?
If you do that, I will no longer have sets. (ducks)
Oct
28
comment What are the dimensions of a LEGO brick?
I found this synopsis goes a lot further than what was generally known after the Tyco trial. There is even a thesis written on the topic.
Oct
28
comment Why do some sets have two different numbers?
The Space sets also released first in North America in 1979 while Europe got Castle. The Idea Book 6000 came out in 1980 depicting the full range to both sides. In 1981 the distribution crossed over after Castle had test-marketed in a few cities in the US. The Castle sets like 383 Knights Tournament got new 60xx numbers assigned at that time too.
Oct
28
comment Does Lego market sets that were designed by fans?
I just remembered James Mathis' 10025 - Santa Fe Cars I and 10022 - Santa Fe Cars II two more fan designed sets.
Oct
28
awarded  Scholar
Oct
28
accepted Does Lego market sets that were designed by fans?
Oct
28
comment Why did Technic bricks have holes in the studs?
Television antenna spokes? Flower stems?
Oct
28
answered Why did Lego use the same number for two different sets?
Oct
28
comment Why did Technic bricks have holes in the studs?
Oops, the gate was on a corner of the brick in the 1960s when it was made of cellulose acetate. So the stud logo came before the stud gate.
Oct
28
revised Why did Technic bricks have holes in the studs?
added 1456 characters in body
Oct
28
comment Why did Technic bricks have holes in the studs?
The jumper brick was a contemporary of Expert Builder, and space sets used the hole by plugging a torch into it.
Oct
28
comment Why did Technic bricks have holes in the studs?
Curiously, plastics texts suggest placing a logo to hide the injection gate, which is typically on a stud. LEGO does this (look for one or more logos with a blob in the center), but I have no idea if they pioneered it or just jumped on board. It is certainly part of their trade dress now.
Oct
28
revised Why did Technic bricks have holes in the studs?
added anecdote
Oct
28
answered How are LEGO bricks categorized?
Oct
27
asked Does the LEGO Group condone war toys?
Oct
27
asked Does Lego market sets that were designed by fans?