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Former LEGO ambassador and LEGO zealot as a whole. If I could give negative rep for people writing "Legos", I would. It's going to be very hard not to suspend any offender though.


Nov
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revised Does the LEGO company sell LEGO brick organization bins?
Making sure there aren't too much "legos" around.
Nov
2
revised How do I change the color of a brick?
Making sure there aren't too much "legos" around.
Nov
2
revised How can I store LEGO bricks as long as possible?
Making sure there aren't too much "legos" around.
Nov
2
comment What does SNIR stand for?
Told you. Funnily enough, I just noticed now that there's a link to it in the article of Didier Enjary mentionned in the question. It's footnote [2], referred to right after the word "SNIR".
Nov
2
comment How are LEGO sets designed?
Not first hand per se as I'm not a designer myself, but this information is gathered from conversations with some designers, and with people who attended fan workshops in Billund. The only thing I can't really remember having been told explicitely is the bargaining between teams; but it's true that the cost of a new element has to be supported once only. Again, elements which fit better within the system will be more readily accepted for production anyway.
Nov
2
comment LEGO cleaning techniques and tools
If the goal is to sell them, it's indeed a good practice to at least mention the environment they were in, especially if from a smoker house, or one in which pets roam freely as some buyers have allergies. Some say that you can't wash these away.
Nov
2
comment What does SNIR stand for?
Found it: Old fishermans house near the shore, by Reinhard "Ben" Beneke, who probably pioneered the technique.
Nov
2
comment What does SNIR stand for?
I've seen pictures of a house on a beach which uses this technique with walls built entirely of 1x1 plates in various shades of grey, and in various orientations (thus not all aligned). I wish i could find it back, because the result was indeed superb
Nov
2
answered What tool can get two 1x2 plates apart without damaging them?
Nov
2
revised How can I invert the direction of blocks in a structure?
added 696 characters in body
Nov
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comment How can I invert the direction of blocks in a structure?
Right, I had stored the question in a corner of my mind where it evidently got corrupted (I need to tidy up the place sometimes). 4081b has the same isue, as a matter of fact. But most of the time it's more or less the same issue anwyay.
Nov
2
revised How can I invert the direction of blocks in a structure?
added 408 characters in body
Nov
2
answered How can I use System and Bionicle elements together?
Nov
2
answered Starting out with trains: PF, RC, 9v or what?
Nov
2
comment How can I easily remove a jumper plate without a brick separator?
@Ambo100 I didn't think it would, honestly. If I had wanted to answer seriously, it would just have been a slightly different take on oezi's answer, which I think is the easiest.
Nov
2
comment How can I automate orders from Lego Pick-a-Brick?
Cubs do indeed have this option, but there are conditions which limit its usage. In particular, there may be a limit in terms of number of different elements, so if you have to compromise between all members of the club to select the elements you'll order, it means most of the time you may not be able to get exactly what you want. And of course, while the club may be able to send a csv file (I'm not even sure about that), they'll have their own internal process to deal with. Ha, and it takes months, too, so it's a very diffrent route from the PaB.
Nov
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comment Historically, what types of sets have proven to be a great investment?
It's indeed never easy, but usually the set which proves to be the best value are these which you just missed.
Nov
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comment How can I automate orders from Lego Pick-a-Brick?
Considering LEGO tends to change the design of their web pages from time to time, I'm sure even a web automation will prove difficult, but I don't see any other way.
Nov
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comment How can I easily remove a jumper plate without a brick separator?
Somehow, I'm not sure that helps with tiles on a baseplate. See also my comment on your other similar answer
Nov
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comment What tool can get two 1x2 plates apart without damaging them?
Welcome to bricks.stackexchange.com! Please note that when answering with a link, it's usually expected that you add at least a summary of the link, so that people don't need to click it to understand your answer. Here, you'd need to embed the image itself, provided you're ready to license it under cc-wiki.