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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.


Dec
6
comment Is the EV3 brick balanced?
That shouldn't be too hard to measure; I mean, I distinctly remember learning the topic at school... long ago...
Dec
3
comment How can I order an Ev3 gyro in Europe
You may want to check with the LEGO customer service if they can help; it could be that the part itself is available. In any case, give them a call, they're usually very friendly. Also, note that since we're very early in the life of EV3, it could be that options are limited at the moment but may expand in the future. I fully expect the battery to be available on shop@home, for example, and I don't see why the gyro sensor wouldn't be.
Dec
3
comment How can I order an Ev3 gyro in Europe
The same goes for Belgium as well, actually; buying directly from LEGO is not possible and official distributors usually only deal with schools.
Nov
29
comment What are LEGO baseplates made from?
Well let me rephrase then: "Not all rigid LEGO parts are ABS", and that's why I had doubt about the baseplates. I also believe the molding process of baseplates might be different as well (done in sheets), which may require a different plastic. Granted, your brickowl link is the only indication we have so far, but since they seem to put "ABS" on everything (even transparent bricks which are known to never be ABS), I'm not too sure I'm willing to trust them either.
Nov
27
comment What are LEGO baseplates made from?
Not all LEGO parts are ABS, far from it; there are 10-20 different material used depending on the usage. As the baseplates are slightly more flexible, I'd wager they are actually not ABS. I don't think PVC or Vinyl have been used at all, though.
Nov
18
comment Can I use the old 12V rails with the remote trains?
Nice digging, I have been looking for that article & picture, but without much success
Nov
14
comment Lego MOC joining query
IE, where do these pictures come from?
Nov
14
comment Lego MOC joining query
I'm fairly confident he forced the wheel to make it fit
Oct
27
comment LEGO cleaning techniques and tools
Given the collection of some, would a cement mixer do the trick as well? (No, seriously, don't do that, please)
Oct
27
comment Cleaning between the studs of a build
I did try it since then, and for that kind of usage (built model which you don't want to take apart), I would tend to say it's very good - just press it on the model around, and it captures (most of) the dirt. The only downsize I see if the limited life of the stuff, so you'll need to replace it after a while, sooner if your models are very dirty.
Oct
21
comment Communication between two Ev-3 bricks
Note that if you don't need wireless, the USB daisy-chain connection is a very convenient way to make several (up to 4 if I'm not mistaken) bricks work together - as you only need to create one program in which you can simply address all ports of all bricks.
Oct
20
comment Are LEGO elements safe to use in an aquarium with fish?
Not sure about that, but I suppose some cleaner fishes might help - although they might have trouble reaching some places. I'm afraid your best bet there is to remove your creation to clean it regularly.
Oct
15
comment Has anyone made LEGO fly?
Some Bionicle sets featured pre-made ripcord propellers as well - not sure that counts, though.
Oct
9
comment Unable to connect to NXT using NeXTTool via USB cable
I would tend to try with the regular LEGO software too; if even that fails it may mean your NXT brick itself is defective. If you have the opportunity to test another brick, it's of course even better.
Oct
4
comment Part assortments for creative building
I believe a lot of creator sets would fit your description; they tend to be good packs of assorted parts.
Oct
4
comment Where to find older sets (eg. Classic Space)?
And, @KenCenerelli, welcome to Bricks.se no matter how the question turns out! :-)
Oct
4
comment Where to find older sets (eg. Classic Space)?
I may go against the current here, but I think the question has merits - a lot of people seek to buy older sets, to complete collections or out of pure nostalgia; and I for one feel it would be nice to have a good compilation of means to achieve that. Yes, the question is broad, but iconic enough that it shouldn't be a problem. The question and existing comments already show good elements of answer.
Sep
16
comment How can the 12v Train 7823 Container Depot be used to load container ships as per Lego Catalogue
If it's a translation issue and they meant "ship container" instead of "container ship", then Ambo100's suggestion makes even more sense - they would just mean you can lift/lower containers, and the meant the same containers as found on the cargo ship. I looked at the instructions again and the whole hinge thing just doesn't make that much sense, except to ease building.
Sep
11
comment What was the first set produced by The LEGO Group?
You'd think it would be number #1, but, nope.
Sep
9
comment Is this piece some kind of rare/modified 200?
@Kramii bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=x1307 for example doesn't mesh