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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.


Jan
11
comment Error code 00020e
And what is giving the error, the brick itself or the software? The more details, the (slightly) better chance you can get help.
Jan
9
comment How are LEGO sets designed?
You may also want to read designer Mark Stafford's interview which provides a lot of insight on this as well - including the reason why the Technic axle 4 is more expensive.
Jan
9
comment Does cleaning LEGO parts affect their value?
As you can expect, the answer to this will most certainly be "yes" in most cases as there's always a chance of scratching the parts. However, you could argue that getting bricks dirty is what diminishes their value to start with (some would go as far as saying opening the box is already a bad idea :-))
Jan
7
comment Extra pieces in my set - Eiffel Tower
Most of the times it's not really a matter of number of extra pieces but what they are. If a set uses 9 different colors of 1x1 round plates, for example, you'll get an extra for each color no matter what? So, what are the extras?
Dec
31
comment Has anyone made their own custom LEGO bricks?
Well, nothing a good search can't handle, apparently... here you go: LEGO Turns Design Concepts into Working Prototypes using Objet 3D Printer - the video provided by LEGO is very interesting.
Dec
31
comment Has anyone made their own custom LEGO bricks?
Sorry, this isn't something I read on the web, but witnessed firsthand. LEGO Benelux once lend BeLUG a prototype of 8294 Excavator to show at an event, and the linear actuators in there weren't fully functional, but prototype parts which had clearly been 3D printed. I may have seen this on other occasions as well, but that example was very obvious.
Dec
29
comment Can I change the firmware on a Retail EV3 Intelligent brick to the Educational version?
The hardware is most certainly identical, so I don't see why you wouldn't be able to change the firmware at will. Actually, I wonder if it isn't the exact same firmware to start with.
Dec
28
comment How do I remove a racing helmet from a garbage can?
Can we assume he used the blade as a lever?
Dec
23
comment How do I remove a racing helmet from a garbage can?
Going the extra mile and drill your own part to show what you mean merits an extra applause (even if I'm against drilling whatsoever, of course)
Dec
21
comment Can I use a generic (non-Lego) transformer with a rechargable Power Functions battery?
Well, as I said, the trick is to find one which outputs 10v DC, which isn't so common. See the kind of thing I have in mind on amazon, for example. Notice it doesn't do 10v indeed, so you'd have to use 12v - and the price may be cheaper than the LEGO one, but since you only need one most of the time, maybe it's safer to just buy the LEGO one and be sure you won't have any problems at all.
Dec
18
comment Determining what set I have from a bag of lego pieces?
Basically, ask us, we seem to be pretty good at that game :-) But yeah, a picture is kinda mandatory
Dec
17
comment What is the centre hole for in modern train tracks?
Throw-away piece? Throw-away piece? You don't throw away LEGO parts!!!
Dec
17
comment What is the centre hole for in modern train tracks?
I'm fairly confident that's the reason. There was a hole in 12v gray sleepers as well, by the way.
Dec
13
comment identification of lego set by color and shape of inner box
For the inches-impaired ones about us, the dimensions in centimeters are more or less 45,75 x 28 x 6
Dec
13
comment identification of lego set by color and shape of inner box
George, since you can't add pictures yourself yet, could you add a link to a pic so that we can edit it in? Also, it's likely the catalogue isn't a full one and shows mostly sets of the same theme as the box, which woudl help, so if you can tell us more about it would be great.
Dec
13
comment identification of lego set by color and shape of inner box
Definitely a good start, but I'm a bit dubious as to why a 1983 set would contain a 1984 catalogue though.
Dec
11
comment Which hand is this minifigure extending normally?
On the other hand, are we actually discussing anatomical correctness of minifigures?
Dec
11
comment Which hand is this minifigure extending normally?
I think the most recent Hagrid minifigure also supports this point of view, since he clearly has thumbs, and when these are oriented correctly, the flat side of his hand is upwards.
Dec
8
comment LEGO and fuel company commercial relationship?
As an aside, it could be that LEGO has deals with some of these companies for the raw material it uses as well - it's a petrol byproduct after all.
Dec
7
comment What is the maximum distance between fixed train wheels?
The flex track can't flex more than regular curves, so you can probably ignore these. I'm not sure whether points are worse, though. As far as I remember, caboose you chose as illustration already has some slight friction, so it's probably very close to the limit, although it still rolls. So the answer probably depends on how much friction you're willing to accept.