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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
28
answered How does one get a job as a LEGO designer?
Oct
28
comment Why did Lego use the same number for two different sets?
I'm fairly confident they try to avoid it nowadays, but as you say, at the time they simply didn't care.
Oct
28
answered Why do some sets have two different numbers?
Oct
28
comment Does Lego market sets that were designed by fans?
You could use "offspring"
Oct
28
revised Does Lego market sets that were designed by fans?
Added links to already mentionned sets for completeness
Oct
28
comment Why did Technic bricks have holes in the studs?
True, molding complexity does influence cost more than quantity of plastic.
Oct
28
answered Does Lego market sets that were designed by fans?
Oct
28
comment What is a good ratio to buy bricks in?
6177: 650 bricks for 29.99$. 3598 was around 50$ for 2000 bricks. But these are official prices, sometimes you can get some for lower than that. But yeah, always check the prices is the way to go.
Oct
27
answered What is a good ratio to buy bricks in?
Oct
27
comment What can I do to repair my minifigures loose neck/head joint?
The dab of paint was most certainly for aligning purposes so that the machines which added the arms knew which side was front. But anyway, adding a small layer of paint (fluid corrector might work too) should indeed do the trick.
Oct
27
comment What is the largest Lego kit commercially available?
Ok, maybe not so much passing under than deciding it's a funny place to take a nap.
Oct
27
answered How can I build a human-scale Lego gun?
Oct
27
comment What can I do to repair my minifigures loose neck/head joint?
Discard them (I can give you my address) and buy new ones.
Oct
27
comment How can I build an (automatic) Mindstorms charging-station?
No problem, since you asked more than one question and I answered only one of them, my answer shouldn't be the accepted one anyway.
Oct
27
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
27
comment What are these Technic “Zapfen” (“stoppers”) called in English?
At the time LDraw was started, internal LEGO names weren't publicly available, so James Jessiman had to start from scratch. I feel that he, and the ones who continued to expand LDraw after him, have done a way better job than LEGO; but on the other hand LEGO had no real reason to use an English-coherent naming scheme.
Oct
27
comment What are these Technic “Zapfen” (“stoppers”) called in English?
LDraw uses "pin" consistently, which is why it's more used by fans, but LEGO does indeed call them pegs (with less consistency, considering the 1 1/2 is a "bush")
Oct
27
revised What is the history of “Modulex” blocks?
edited tags
Oct
27
awarded  Analytical
Oct
27
comment What is the history of “Modulex” blocks?
Not around anymore? I have a 2x5 right here! (At some time, they produced a planning board which my company still uses for operator shifts.)