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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.


Oct
30
answered How do I create manuals in the same style as Lego instruction manuals?
Oct
30
comment Where can I find LEGO technic pieces?
My mistake, I was under the impression you wanted to buy more parts. So yes, for spare parts, oezi's answer is better. I maintain that LEGO education could be interesting (but in Europe you'd have to find a resller first and it'd usually be too expensive), and eBay may have good surprises, but Bricklink is the way to go when you know what you're after. One last thing on motors: LEGO also sells them individually in the Power Functions section instead of the pick-a-brick one.
Oct
30
answered How strong are blocks in general - is adhesive necessary when building large structures?
Oct
30
comment What is the basis of purism in LEGO building?
There's no badge for that, unfortunately.
Oct
29
comment What is the basis of purism in LEGO building?
By the way, being a zealot doesn't usually involve reason.
Oct
29
comment Under what conditions are the Lego boardgame dice unfair, and by how much?
I don't expect much unfairness if all sides are covered by 2x2 tiles. From what? The paint? The LEGO dice is probably much more balanced than a regular Monopoly engraved dice. As for games where sides are built during the game, a lot of them do, and I think Lava Dragon is a good example: when you roll the dice, if there's room on the upper side, you may add a 1x1 tile of your color, then you can make as many moves as there are tiles of your color on that face (or something like that).
Oct
29
answered Where can I find LEGO technic pieces?
Oct
29
awarded  Peer Pressure
Oct
29
comment Under what conditions are the Lego boardgame dice unfair, and by how much?
If you want to be torough, your assumption about all studs being covered has de be rescinded. Indeed, some of the games make heavy use of the "build your dice" feature, and add or remove tiles during the game itself. This adds a whole new dimension to the dice mechanics as event probabilities change over time, even if you ignore the unfairness introduced by the weight difference. Minimizing the unfairness can be of course by using only 2x2 tiles, but where's the fun in that?
Oct
29
comment What is the basis of purism in LEGO building?
@jfyelle I thought I heavily impied I was against glue, actually. But that's also something LEGOland park designers themselves use (and not any glue, they use methyl-ethyl-cetone (orthograph not guaranteed) which literally fuses bricks together). So, to each his own.
Oct
29
answered How would you make a good pivot-arm suspension?
Oct
29
comment How would you make a good pivot-arm suspension?
Yes, another design might be better anyway, I was mentionning this just in case.
Oct
29
comment How would you make a good pivot-arm suspension?
Some versions of the Technic turntable have more friction than others. If yours doesn't rotate freely, chances are that it needs some surgery. Unfortunately I'm not sure what exactly you need to trim, but I know you'll need to open if first.
Oct
29
answered Bridge from just basic bricks?
Oct
28
comment How has the basic brick changed over the years?
The brick as it stands now hasn't seen structural changes since 1958, which is why LEGO celebrated the 50 years of the brick in 2008. The brick before 1958 didn't have the bottom tubes, which were part of the patent you mention.
Oct
28
comment How can I create synthetic imagery (rendering) of LEGO models?
I'd tend to replace the first requirement by "a LDraw file, created either with your favorite LDraw editor, or exported straight from LDD". Pov-Ray works too.
Oct
28
comment What is the bley (blay) color?
It supposedly fits better with the other colors. Which may just be legolese for "it's more shiny, so kids like it better"
Oct
28
comment How many different colours of LEGO bricks are there?
Weird. I wouldn't be surprised if they couldn't tell for sure themselves, though. And maybe the 7 missing ones are reserved colours (there's no Maersk blue in the chart, for example), or maybe they reintroduced some between the chart and the company profile.
Oct
28
answered What is the basis of purism in LEGO building?
Oct
28
answered LEGO Safety: Known risks and how to avoid them?