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Dec
8
comment Where did “Cheese Slope” get its name?
Although "cheese slope" seems to be the more common term now, they are also sometimes called "cheese wedge slopes," which refers more clearly to the origin of the name.
Oct
24
comment LEGO and fuel company commercial relationship?
An interesting question - Note that LEGO has produced Shell sets since 1992, including 2556 Ferrari Formula 1. brickset.com/detail/?Set=2556-1 This was, I believe, a promotional set actually sold at Shell stations.
Oct
24
answered Which “Real World” Company was the first to have its' name featured in an actual (numbered) Lego set?
Oct
10
comment When and where was the first “official” fan organized Lego Convention held?
I remember attending LEGO exhibitions at the Meier and Frank department store in Portland, OR in the 1970s. These were exhibits of large-scale models similar to those at LEGOland. I do not recall if the exhibitions were officially LEGO-sponsored or not.
Sep
15
answered Is this piece some kind of rare/modified 200?
Sep
15
answered How to repair cracked/peeling decals?
Jul
27
comment Parts in Lego Set
I use Rebrickable and have found the site-owner to be very friendly and open to feedback. As you point out, the philosophy is to help build sets, not to catalog each variation of a piece. For that reason, the site originally did not distinguish between some colors such as the "old" and "bley" tones of gray. I see the site now does distinguish between them, but unfortunately for me I had entered the bulk of my collection before that.
Jul
26
answered What is the history of the Marvel license between LEGO and Mega Bloks?
Jul
26
comment Pattern for vertical motion using technic lego
It seems from your question that you want to convert a continuous circular motion from the motor into an up and down motion with a range of 5cm - is that correct?
Jul
17
comment What's the most cost effective and efficient way to buy bricks?
In my case, I have been able to make a small cash profit selling parts from bulk lots and have added about 15,000 pieces to my collection. Not the most efficient method, perhaps, but for cost-effectiveness you can't beat free.
Jul
17
answered What's the most cost effective and efficient way to buy bricks?
Jul
8
answered What part(s) can I use to connect technic liftarms at a 90 degree angle?
Jun
1
comment How to build bridge using 4.5/12v train rails from 1969 Lego brochure
Ah - one of the pitfalls of virtual building. I recall messing with that angle a long time trying to get things to look right and I missed that collision. Sounds like the round plate fix will work.
May
31
awarded  Enlightened
May
31
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
28
answered Colouring bricks with the sun
Apr
22
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Apr
22
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
5
comment Why was the 1x1 round brick changed?
The poor gripping power may have been what prompted them to look for a new design is what I meant, and during that process they decided to make the bottom of the 1x1 round more like the standard tube on the bottom of most bricks. It may also have been the switch to ABS plastic that prompted the design change. The trend in piece design in the 60s and 70s was to add functionality and increase the gripping strength - adding slots in the round corners, changing the 1x1 round base, adding tubes to hollow bricks, getting rid of the "waffle bottom" plates, etc.
Apr
1
answered Why was the 1x1 round brick changed?