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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
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answered Why was the 1x1 round brick changed?
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Mar
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comment Which LEGO Technic sets include instructions to add the Power Functions accessory box?
I understand. Perhaps my response wasn't clear. This search brings up both those sets that include Power Functions accessories AND those sets which have the Power Functions option (but do not come with the accessories). You have to look at the descriptions to see which is the case. It is not a list of only those with the option, but it narrows it down to the point that you can easily find them.
Mar
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answered Which LEGO Technic sets include instructions to add the Power Functions accessory box?
Mar
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answered How to make a 1 ldu offset?
Mar
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comment Why does LEGO state the number of parts on US boxes, but not in Europe?
We can only guess, but in my experience dealing with other large companies, the philosophy seems to be not to exceed the legal requirements. They are advised by their legal departments to do what the law requires but no more than that.
Mar
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answered What material is used to make capes and cloth in LEGO sets and where do I get it?
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Feb
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answered Why does LEGO state the number of parts on US boxes, but not in Europe?
Feb
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answered How to tell the different ages of pieces
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comment Where and when did the straight block letter LEGO logo appear on brick studs?
Thanks for the info. I'm not sure it quite coincides with this piece, however, because it's not a waffle-bottom plate, it's a circle-bottom, and the circle-bottom plates didn't come along until 1963 in Europe, and waffle-bottom plates were still the norm for this size plate in the US and Canada until the early 70s. So it's from 1963 or after. While the switch to ABS in Europe was in 1963, Samsonite still had some CA pieces in sets into the late 60s. Do you have any other pieces with this logo from a known set?
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Jul
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comment How to build bridge using 4.5/12v train rails from 1969 Lego brochure
Thanks - if you build it, let me know how it stands up!
Jul
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answered How to build bridge using 4.5/12v train rails from 1969 Lego brochure
Jul
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comment How to build bridge using 4.5/12v train rails from 1969 Lego brochure
I don't believe there are any special pieces used. I think the rails are simply attached by the ends on plates. The structure has been built "sideways" and then placed on top of the simple bridge made with bricks and plates connected by the tracks on which the train runs. This is a technique you can see in other photographs from the same era.
Jul
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comment How to build bridge using 4.5/12v train rails from 1969 Lego brochure
Are you mainly interested in reconstructing the bridge exactly as it was in the photo, or constructing one that looks like it using the old rail pieces? Based on the parts available at the time (at least to the public) it does not appear the bridge in the photo is fully connected. Instead, it seems the "supports" are fitted around the railbed as decoration. Using modern pieces, though, it would not be hard to duplicate the appearance of the bridge and also make it structurally sound.
Jul
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answered What minifig configuration has been included in the most sets?