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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
27
comment How can I get replacement stickers for a new lego set?
Although this question is specifically about new sets, the answers in the question flagged as duplicate are valid even if that one is about an older set. Besides, the solution goes for any product you buy: not satisfied? Go to your reseller and explain the problem. Failing that, contact the producer. The LEGO customer service is very friendly and their number is on the box you bought.
May
26
comment How should I connect two LEGO cylinders with pistons to measure the movement caused by sea waves?
Hi Florent, and welcome to bricks.se - you'll notice I translated your question, as the operating language for this site is English. I hope you'll get answers, but bear in mind they'll be in English as well. If you need help from French-speaking LEGO enthusiasts, I suggest you contact the French-speaking LEGO association Freelug.
May
23
comment How can I build a human-scale Lego gun?
There's a new one out: "The BrickGun book" - see this review on Brickset
May
22
comment Technic 8071 assembly problem
Well that's actually a nice concept for a contest (I mean, we're all tired from build-in-the-bag, right?): mirror building!
May
22
comment Technic 8071 assembly problem
Indeed it does. Your small part (the one with the white beam) looks like it's mirrored from what it should be. The 11L beam should be on the right side, not the left one.
May
22
comment Is this antenna a LEGO piece?
Is the length similar?
May
20
comment Technic 8071 assembly problem
The timelapse is interesting but goes way too fast... However, considering no-one posted a comment about a mistake, I find it hard to believe there is one.
May
14
comment How to straighten 32L axles?
Apparently you can soften plastic dice by putting them a few seconds in a microwave (check the "Real Life" section) - maybe it would help with LEGO, but I'm not sure I would want to try it myself (especially if the warm water approach works fine enough).
May
11
comment Any reasons for the introduction of the new-style raised arch?
The key word in your last comment is "system" - LEGO likes that all its parts play nicely with each other, regardless of whether they actually use the combinations or not.
May
10
comment Any reasons for the introduction of the new-style raised arch?
Well maybe that's not the main reason, maybe it never is, but I still believe that if and when LEGO redesigns a part, then they'll usually considers all ways to use less plastic in the part. But yes, I agree that it's unlikely it's the only motive to redesign, especially given the cost of moulds.
May
10
comment Any reasons for the introduction of the new-style raised arch?
That's very interesting, I wonder if LEGO did actually think about it when they redesigned the part. Considering they usually try to consider as much parts interactions as possible, it's not impossible, but we have yet to see a set where they use it.
May
10
comment Why are Lego sets put in such big boxes?
The reason I heard most about big packaging is more in the line of "more impressive on shelves", but with a twist: the idea would be that the image of the model on the box should be as big as the model itself - which can lead to the problems you can imagine, especially with Technic. Looking at your sample, I feel the box on the left looks "better". Also, there's a marketing angle: customers may feel they get more for their money if the box is bigger, especially if there's another brand on the shelf which has lower prices...
May
8
comment Factories that could make off-patent bricks?
Maybe you could try to apply to be a LEGO Certified Professional yourself - that would sound logical to me.
May
7
comment Factories that could make off-patent bricks?
That's indeed important to know, I had no idea you where after this kind of volume (seriously, do you eat them or what?), and most of our answers aren't very useful in light of that - since you knew most of it already. But if even LEGO stores can't help, then I can see why you'd be looking at competitors. On the other hand, such a big volume makes it feasible for third-parties. You may want to check Big Ben Bricks for a start. Or seriously consider buy your own moulding machine (BBB might help you there too I guess)
May
7
comment Is the Antikhythera clock design available as Open Source?
This may sound patronizing, but did you try to contact the designer himself? There are contact informations at the bottom of his page (while you're at it, ask him to come post his answer here :-))
May
7
comment Factories that could make off-patent bricks?
That's probably the best way to go
May
6
comment Why does Lego restrict the number of colors per shape?
Do you have a reference for the fact that there are only 64 moulding machines? (References for the rest would also help covert your already excellent answer to a model one)
May
6
comment Why does Lego restrict the number of colors per shape?
No problem, I must admit his answer makes much more sense than mine - storage is indeed more of a problem than moulding itself, although I'm also surprised about only 64 machines.
May
5
comment Why does Lego restrict the number of colors per shape?
Very interesting answer, I just have some doubts on the "pretty much every set has at least one element that is unique to that set" - while this may be true for licensed sets, for examples, I don't think it holds for more "mundane" ranges, especially Creator and possibly Technic. In most of the cases, uniqueness is more on the minifigs IMHO.
Apr
23
comment Old Lego movies
I'd swear I saw one sometime ago, with some red-and-white character which could "dissolve" in the field or something.