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Feb
18
answered How to fix my XL motor?
Feb
18
comment How to fix my XL motor?
Funny, I've heard some people claim that PF motors are actually quite resistant to water and even work when immersed, so maybe that's not the cause of your problem.
Feb
17
comment How to find out if an element is out of production
Hummm... indeed, that element doesn't look like it could have been out of production at any time. So either you managed to call at a time when it was not in production if there ever was such a time (maybe end 2005?), either I'm utterly wrong (it has happened before).
Feb
17
comment How to find out if an element is out of production
Honestly, I translate what you were told as "Sorry, that part is currently not in production". I'm fairly sure you can order most parts currently in production, with some specific exceptions. They don't have a separate inventory for replacement parts, it comes straight from their regular stock.
Feb
17
comment How to find out if an element is out of production
The cost for producing an old element again is presumably lower than the cost to develop a new element altogether, as long as the molds still exist (monorail parts molds are rumoured to have been destroyed, for example).
Feb
17
answered How to find out if an element is out of production
Feb
16
comment RCX firmware download problem
Even if you plan to use the regular LEGO firmware, you can upload it to the RCX using third-party utilities. Bricxcc has a page of utilities which can probably help you there. At least you should be able to assert whether the brick itself may be defective or not.
Feb
14
answered How hard is it to convert the new(ish) RC/PF trains to 9V?
Feb
14
revised Can the RCX connect to infra-red on a computer?
added links to NQC faq and IRLink
Feb
14
answered Adapting charger for NXT 9798 battery
Feb
11
comment Is this element some kind of Technic connector?
And that's a model answer if I ever saw one
Feb
11
revised Is this element some kind of Technic connector?
removed unnecessary supposition from title
Feb
9
comment How are LEGO sets designed?
Mega factories - gotta love the irony...
Feb
9
comment How are LEGO sets designed?
3D printing for prototypes probably helps reduce costs too, as real molds only need to be created for final version of parts.
Feb
9
revised Can the RCX connect to infra-red on a computer?
added 273 characters in body
Feb
9
reviewed Approve Can anyone find a photo of the “LEGO bricks, not LEGOS” insert?
Feb
9
reviewed Approve How are LEGO sets designed?
Feb
9
reviewed Approve Why do some minifigs have yellow heads and some are flesh colored?
Feb
9
answered Can the RCX connect to infra-red on a computer?
Feb
6
comment Technic axle corrosion? What happened here?
Well here I would tend to say that axles are not ABS, which may explain why they are affected differently. Not sure what material they are, though, or how to prevent this.