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Nov
8
comment Are LEGO minifigs' arms supposed to come off?
Question was about arms. What factory set specifically are you thinking of? Also, insertion once had to happen at birth, removal is the point.
Nov
7
comment Are transparent neon Lego bricks made from a different plastic than usual?
PC resins are also more abrasive to molds.
Nov
4
comment What is the largest single LEGO piece?
@Zhaph it's my understanding that baseplates are vacuum-formed. There is a mold involved but the sheet of plastic goes in whole.
Nov
2
comment Can I get LEGO compatible wheels 3cm in diameter or bigger?
Worth noting that the units are millimeters in the descriptions, right?
Oct
29
comment Bridge from just basic bricks?
Ok, I never saw a reopen on stackexcange before!
Oct
29
comment Bridge from just basic bricks?
I think Lee DeLapp was just plain wrong. This question should not have been closed.
Oct
28
comment Has anyone made LEGO fly?
That's not flight, it's falling. Model must generate at least some lift to win prize.
Oct
28
comment Why are old LEGO bricks more brittle than new ones?
Actually I was just checking my CA bricks and they are softer than my old ABS parts still.
Oct
28
comment Why are old LEGO bricks more brittle than new ones?
ABS are not necessarily the same formula. Many additives have come on the market in particular to combat UV and cracking.
Oct
28
comment Has anyone made LEGO fly?
Mostly Lego will do. Video of Lego with solid rocket motor added on is also acceptable.
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
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
comment Why did Technic bricks have holes in the studs?
Television antenna spokes? Flower stems?
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
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.