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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.


May
14
comment How do you store your built models for long-term display?
Isn't that, like, overkill-level heavy?
Mar
23
comment Why are 2/3 height bricks with studs on the side 2 studs deep?
Mold design is most certainly not the reason as I can't imagine these molds being less complex
Mar
19
comment Older sets in The Lego Movie?
FYI, 6339 also appeared in Stargate SG-1 season 1 episode Cold Lazarus. You can see it in this screencap.
Mar
4
comment What is the rarest LEGO production element (colour/shape combination)?
None of these seem to fetch too high a price - admittedly, that's not necessarily an indication of their rarity, but since the demand isn't particularly high it's still possible to get some relatively easily. Good find, though - and welcome to bricks.se!
Mar
3
comment How to Decipher Lego Building Instructions Filenames?
Also, the page itself says: Building instructions labeled "NA" or "V39" may be printed on US standard letter size paper (8½ in × 11 in, 215.9 mm × 279.4 mm). Building instructions labeled "IN" or "V29" may be printed on EU standard A4 paper (210 mm × 297mm, 8.3 in × 11.7 in.)
Mar
3
comment How to Decipher Lego Building Instructions Filenames?
Apparently the number atfer the "/" (48,60...) seems to be the number of pages
Feb
20
comment Can I repair a broken LEGO brick with glue?
It's always worth trying; LEGO doesn't usually care where you got the set; but if it's not recent there's a risk that the part is not produced anymore, and then they won't be able to replace it. But try anyway, they're usually very friendly. You can also add the part description (photo) to your original message so that we can identify it for you.
Feb
14
comment How make a 6x6 board rotate using LEGO technic parts?
I thought he meant the turntable, but you're probably right
Feb
14
comment How make a 6x6 board rotate using LEGO technic parts?
For smaller assemblies, a 2x2 round brick is probably more than you'll ever need as it has a cross hole in the middle
Feb
14
comment Are these ATC bricks from the 1970's LEGO?
Note that that particular interlocking method was also considered by LEGO as evidence by this picture taken in the LEGO museum and presents some advantages in my opinion (if using hollow studs); it was also used by Tente but the larger studs make them mostly incompatible with LEGO bricks.
Feb
14
comment Please identify this broken LEGO Technic piece
The very first step you can do if you knwo the set number is go through the LEGO customer service where you can type the set number and see its inventory. If your part is there and is in green, you can order it directly from LEGO (usually for free if the part is broken). In this case it wouldn't have helped as the part in question is not currently in production (appears in red), but at least it helps you identify the part as well.
Feb
12
comment How do I Build a LEGO Digestive System?
Unfortunately, this may be a question which we will have a hard time to answer. However, you may be interested to know that Nathan Sawaya, LEGO Certified Professional, once made a heart model for an hospital. I suppose contacting an LCP for this might be overkill, but it might inspire your kid - although it probably doesn't need to be so accurate for a school project.
Feb
3
comment Why are minifigure wrenches tapered at the end?
@Zhaph-BenDuguid The ones supplied in games were also black. They were indeed later replaced by a red part, but a different one: the crowbar, which has a similar tapered end. In general, both do help remove tiles from just everywhere, but I wonder if that was the intend when the part was created for 1979 sets.
Feb
2
comment Is there an .lxf file resource of production Lego sets?
There's also an article on the LDraw site on how files represeting official models should be created which hints at a repository, but doesn't link to it...
Jan
31
comment How are LEGO sets designed?
I have some doubts about the gluing and scanning part, to be honest - as I understand, designers will indeed first make their model with actual bricks, going through several iterations depending on unknown factors (cost, target audience, marketing, whatever); but I believe they'll make a digital version of it (with what I suppose is some in-house software similar to an LDraw editor) when they hand it over for the next steps. That said, since Ulrik Pilegaard stopped working for LEGO in 2004, it's possible the method has changed and they did in fact work the way you say back then.
Jan
23
comment What is the centre hole for in modern train tracks?
I'm just saying, I used on of these in a MOC once.
Jan
20
comment How should I create a Heroica scale graveyard or crypt room?
I only just realized that the first version isn't impossible to build any more, since there is a new version of the jumper plate which allows for a regular stud to be connected in the middle of the underside. Yay!
Jan
16
comment NXT Brick will not update firmware
Rex implied he tried that multiple times already
Jan
16
comment NXT Brick will not update firmware
Receiving no response from the customer service seems unusal as these guys usually have an excellent track record of helping customers. You may want to try calling them directly using the free number for your country. Let them know that you never received a response to your two queries, this may give them the chance to fix what went wrong there.
Jan
15
comment Duplo Train Thomas?
My eyessssssss!