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Aug
24
comment I need information on LEGO part #3001 in Milky White with Sparkles
And asking for details on a piece for which you have not posted an image, and not indicating where you got it and what you already know about it is not a sincere question. Sorry to be rude, but if you are not going to provide complete information, you're going to get speculation.
Aug
23
comment I need information on LEGO part #3001 in Milky White with Sparkles
Some test bricks do have the LEGO logo on them.
Aug
22
comment Where can I download the software for old RCX-era Mindstorms sets?
Something to consider is that LEGO released the RIS software in different languages.
Aug
22
comment Where can I download the software for old RCX-era Mindstorms sets?
While you specifically ask for the RIS software, this was not the only software LEGO distributed with the RCX brick. There were also LEGO Education sets marketed to schools that included a graphical programming tool called ROBOLAB, which was an add-on to a program called LabVIEW. LabVIEW is an expensive program, but is available to educators at a discount. The ROBOLAB Add-on is free.
Aug
19
comment Why are Lego products so expensive in Europe?
Actually, Canada's base prices are very close to those in the US after you factor out the 5% VAT and using the current exchange rate of 1.09 CAD to USD. I have added more columns to the spreadsheet that show, on average, US base prices are 93% of Canada base prices (converted to USD).
Aug
18
comment Why are Lego products so expensive in Europe?
Each state with a sales tax has its own law about whether sales tax has to be collected for online sales. For example, I live in a state that has a sales tax, but my state says that online retailers only have to collect the tax if they have some kind of physical presence in the state. There is no LEGO store in my state, so when I make a purchase at shop.lego.com, no sales tax is collected. On the other hand, there is an Apple store in my state, so online purchases from Apple are taxed. Some retailers, like Amazon, collect sales tax for all states, regardless of the local law.
Aug
18
comment Why are Lego products so expensive in Europe?
Perhaps, but LEGO has a factory in Mexico, which has a free trade agreement with the US and Canada. Also, labor costs in Mexico are much lower than in Western Europe.
Aug
16
comment Why are Lego products so expensive in Europe?
Western Europe is LEGO's largest market, not the US. theglobalcmo.com/lego-global-marketing
Aug
16
comment How to differentiate Cellulose acetate vs ABS LEGO bricks?
Yes, you're right - Edited that to make it more, uh, clear.
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?