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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.


Aug
31
comment NXT Programming not working
Right, I didn't have access to the program so I forgot about that possibility
Aug
29
comment My poor minifig's head is stuck in his helmet!
I wonder if someone sells some premade easy-to-disolve glue, but an homemade solution sounds even better
Aug
26
comment Does the jumper plate have a Danish nickname?
And even "Erling" might be more of a fan nickname than an internal one, but it's hard to know for sure.
Aug
23
comment Does anyone know why Hagrid has fingers?
This has been asked on the brickset forums but, without answer so far - let's hope someone finds some insight about this
Aug
11
comment Where can I find Lego x-pod playoff pods for the game?
Considering the x-pods didn't use too specific parts, it's possible you can build them using parts from recent sets.
Aug
11
comment NXT Programming not working
Could you please give us a picture of the program you tried? If you can't embed it in your post yet, please provide a link, we'll edit it in.
Aug
10
comment How can I remove a rubber band from a pulley?
And if that doesn't work, unbit nails should do the trick
Aug
9
comment No software with the EV3 robot?
You may also want to check What is different between the EV3 Home and Educational sets? (Philo, since what you just said isn't mentionned in that particular Q/A, you may want to go there as well and add what you know)
Aug
9
comment No software with the EV3 robot?
If you later buy a retail kit, however, you should be able to use the software which comes with it to control both kits.
Aug
7
comment Why 2M Cross Axle has Groove?
Older 2M axles didn't have these grooves, and sometimes they can be a real pain to remove from parts which don't allow them to be pushed from the other side, so I'm fairly confident too that's the reason, similar to how grooves have been added to tiles. Considering it's alse less plastic, I wouldn't be too surprised if LEGO chooses at some point to modify the other axles the same way.
Aug
6
comment How can odors be removed from bricks?
For people answering, feel free to also assess the issue of animal odors (sadly enough, a box full of small LEGO parts looks very much like a litter box to some cats)
Aug
4
comment Identification of arm like beam
While they go nicely together, they are not pre-assembled, so they are to be considered as individual parts which can be used independently. I didn't know it even happened in an official LEGO set, though - nice catch
Aug
1
comment Best sensor for balancing inverted pendulum
dIMU Inertial Motion Sensor link
Jul
27
comment What are the armless minifigures from the LEGO boardgames called?
Once again we face the mysteries of LEGO part naming - and once again they elude us.
Jul
27
comment What are the armless minifigures from the LEGO boardgames called?
I don't mean the inventory in the instructions (they don't name parts anyway, just part IDs); but the online inventory which has part names as known by LEGO. Unfortunately my link doesn't work directly, you'll still need to enter your age and country, then "my set is missing a piece", then a set number (3874 for example), then when you click on on of the microfigs you'll see their name. Interestingly, the red one is named "BABY", though.
Jul
27
comment What are the armless minifigures from the LEGO boardgames called?
When looking at the inventory of one of the LEGO games (as if you were missing a part), you can see these are clearly labeled "MICRO FIGURE"
Jul
25
comment Minifig with multiple arms?
Very complete answer, even if it lacks pictures ;-) My first thought was for the Space Police alien, didn't know his name was Frenzy.
Jul
23
comment Common, practical use for this piece
The rubber bands are simply wrapped around it when you buy the set. I believe it can help preserving the band by stretching it to a point where it won't degrade over time, but I'm not too sure of the physics involved here, or even if that's even remotely true. One of the reasons I doubt that is that I think LEGO doesn't use the part much anymore and ship rubber bands in small cardboard boxes (like capes). So the hypothesis "not to lose them" seems to be a better one.
Jul
23
comment Where are the minifigure capes / cloaks in my set?
Now that we understand your problem was with finding them in the first place, I believe the question "Where are capes or other cloth items in my set" is actually an useful one, which can benefit other members. Could you maybe rephrase the question (and your answer) in that direction?
Jul
23
comment Third-party blocks with a smiling face or an umbrella with 2 dots on each side
Could you add a picture?