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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.


Jul
22
comment Where are the cloth / fabric minifigure capes / cloaks in my set?
Not all parts are available from the online page, especially rare or unusual parts - I'm not surprised the capes or parts of a Troll wouldn't be there. As for the parts missing in your box, well, if they're in the instructions, they should be in the box, period. Check their part IDs in the parts list at the end of the instructions, and call the customer service with that info.
Jul
19
comment NXT brick erratic programming behavior
Since you've thoroughly narrowed it down to the brick itself, you'd probably be safer to contact the LEGO customer service to ask for a replacement
Jul
17
comment Can anyone help me identify the motor/mechanism used in this?
Note that there are actually two versions of that motor (71427 until 2002, then 43362). Not sure if it would make a difference, but since the mechanism has to make the motor rotate and the newer one (43362) has more internal friction, maybe it would work better with the older version.
Jul
14
comment What is this yellow hinge piece named?
That's definitely it - funny how the black parts look more grey than black, though, but that's 1995 for you
Jul
12
comment Where can I buy older sets, such as the 10187 VW Beetle?
I've edited your question to make it a better fit for our Q&A format, and so that it doesn't talk to LEGO directly. Also, I remove the part about re-issuing a set, which I feel is another question - one which already has some answers
Jul
12
comment Where can I buy older sets, such as the 10187 VW Beetle?
Please note that this site is just a community of LEGO fans and is not affiliated with the LEGO company in any way; if you want a straight answer from the LEGO company, you should contact their own customer service to ask your question. That said, welcome to bricks.se!
Jul
10
comment What is the true angle of a cheese slope?
It takes into account the triangular part of the slope only, not the small recess required to allow the stud connection which is present in all slopes, if that's what you're talking about. That's why I substract 4ldu and the height difference between the bottom and top of the triangle is 12ldu. I did neglect the smoothing of the angles, though.
Jul
9
comment Are there SNOT models with instructions for beginners?
And, you forgot Halloween.
Jul
9
comment Are there SNOT models with instructions for beginners?
I just wish they'd be available globally
Jul
9
comment Set missing all the Minifigures and a few other parts
I very much doubt that - the extra parts are always very consistent across all instances of a set; if the part was too small for the scale resolution, there would be some variation. And I'm fairly confident LEGO can afford very precise scales anyway. I know this question contradicts me, but I can't agree with its accepted answer.
Jul
9
comment Are there SNOT models with instructions for beginners?
Seeing the other answer so far is about Christmas, and this one is about Easter, I propose the next one should be about, say, Halloween.
Jul
3
comment What part(s) can I use to connect technic liftarms at a 90 degree angle?
By the way, if you're after strong connections, I would also suggest replacing your grey Technic pins, which are frictionless, by black ones, which will lock the beams better into place. The difference might not be huge, but it may help.
Jun
29
comment How can I transmit horizontal torque to vertical?
That said, this question is very similar, if not a full duplicate, of Strongest gear configuration
Jun
29
comment How can I transmit horizontal torque to vertical?
you may want to omit the "gluing" part - it may have people flee in disgust and it's not really relevant to the question anyway
Jun
27
comment What tool can get two 1x2 plates apart without damaging them?
I should start buying sets from the current year, I suppose
Jun
22
comment Any reasons for the introduction of the new-style raised arch?
About the 1x5x4 arch, according to comments on this photo LEGO may revert to the old version somewhere in the future
Jun
20
comment What is the purpose of the hole in the 12 x 12 boat bow (6051)?
I would have thought it was simply supposed to mimic the anchor hole, but since 6280 has an anchor and it's not even attached through there, it's not a really good explanation
Jun
19
comment How is the LEGO plastic different from Megablok plastic?
I don't think your guess is correct - I know for a fact that LEGO does reuse as much as possible of the discarded plastic when moulding new bricks, and it is said to be functionally equivalent to new ABS granulates, except it's already coloured (hence they use it only for darker bricks, typically black). However, it could be that they make sure the proportion of recycled plastic is below a certain threshold level. It is possible that the perceived quality difference may be due to purity of the plastic, but I'd bet more on precision in the moulding process being different.
Jun
15
comment How is the LEGO plastic different from Megablok plastic?
If I remember well, the LEGO elements which had a production issue were due to LEGO mixing it too much color with their colorless ABS when they started mixing colors themselves (before that, they bought colored ABS); so I would tend to believe that less ABS makes the part seem less good, which could be the case with MegaBloks
May
30
comment How should I connect two LEGO cylinders with pistons to measure the movement caused by sea waves?
@RedDwight - I learned something today, thanks to you.