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Jun
14
comment Authentic or Not?
Possible duplicate of bricks.stackexchange.com/questions/3182/…
Mar
31
comment Why are 2/3 height bricks with studs on the side 2 studs deep?
The smaller pieces you describe would indeed be useful, too.
Mar
2
comment How to differentiate Cellulose acetate vs ABS lego bricks?
You don't mention if you know the source of the pieces in question, but I see you are in the US. If these are bricks purchased in North America, they probably date from the 1960s, when LEGO sets were first sold in the US and Canada.
Feb
22
comment Minifigure Torso Cracks
This is possibly a duplicate of Repairing LEGO minifigure torso cracks/damage
Dec
8
comment What is the maximum distance between fixed train wheels?
The flex track appears to be able to flex at a sharper angle than the fixed curve pieces.
Dec
8
comment LEGO and fuel company commercial relationship?
Thanks - Edited to include link to the 2004 F1 Racer.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Mar
31
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
18
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.
Aug
26
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?
Jul
4
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
4
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
4
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.