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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.


Apr
23
comment Why are there “unique” characters in many sets?
Minifigs aside, I still think the worst case of this is 79000 - Riddles for the ring which contains a duplicate of the one ring. Seriously, there are two in the box. The one ring. And I suppose it's not limited to that box either.
Apr
23
comment NXT Bluetooth “Failed!” when turning on
Well, thank Philo, I feel his comment is more useful than my answer anyway (Philo, feel free to write a full answer of your own)
Apr
22
comment NXT Bluetooth “Failed!” when turning on
Well, on the other hand LEGO usually doesn't put any "bad juju" in its toys - they're meant to be safe for kids after all. So even if it, erm, bricked your brick, you'd probably still be able to get a replacement. But if you're in doubt, then by all means, contact the customer service first.
Apr
21
comment NXT Bluetooth “Failed!” when turning on
As I understand it, your question is more "What does the hidden button under the NXT battery?" rather than the bluetooth issue - is that correct?
Apr
16
comment Colouring bricks with the sun
I'm surprised to see "white and blue" as most damaged colours - I would have spontaneously liste light gray rather than blue. No question on white, though.
Apr
14
comment Colouring bricks with the sun
Interesting, but somehow I don't think anyone has ever been perverse enough to study this thoroughly.
Apr
12
comment How hard is it to get a job within the LEGO company, straight out of university as a graduate?
See also the question How does one get a job as a LEGO designer?
Apr
11
comment Strongest gear configuration
I meant, use both gears on both axles, for a total of 4 gears
Apr
9
comment RCX 1.0 downloaded firmware successfully with RIS 2.0 but does not run any program
This sounds like it could be a hardware problem. Do you by any chance have access to a RCX remote (or NXT with IRLink) to see if you can run programs that way? Can you actually download programs without trouble? (I'm not sure anymore if the standard RIS interface allows to start a program remotely, but if it does, you should try it too)
Apr
9
comment Options for sorting old and new versions of colors
Or you could just sell all old greys/browns to some fanatic.
Apr
5
comment How do I unlock the daily surprises?
The durability of LEGO products usually outlasts anything they do digitally, and this is no exception - as of april 2013, the action has long ended and the page to enter the code doesn't exist anymore. As such, this question isn't likely to help future visitors, hence the closing.
Apr
2
comment Why does the pin recess on the Technic turntable continue to the edge of the part?
Another good (if maybe more subtle) example of this is the pin joiner which now has a slot in the middle. That slot is similar to the recess seen in the other parts, in that it simplifies the moulding process greatly. (The previous version required two sub-parts to be assembled together, which is even worse than a mould with moving parts)
Mar
29
comment Is there a place where you can buy single pieces of LEGO-compatible systems?
I was under the impression that BrickLink could be used for clone brands too, but I was wrong: LEGO Products Only. And it goes on explicitely to: Other brand products such as MegaBloks are not allowed on this site
Mar
22
comment Lego Mindstorms NXT software error
Note: LEGO does not sponsorize, endorse or probably not even read this site, so saying things like "LEGO, I hope you're listening." is pointless. If you want LEGO to listen, you best bet is always to speak to them directly, via their customer service.
Mar
18
comment How to make a 1 ldu offset?
nice one, I didn't know about the 3 ldu bracket
Mar
16
comment How to simulate Lego Mindstorms programs written in C#?
I'm not sure a simulator would be able to properly mimic the physical aspects of a robot; but it's an intriguing idea. Sadly, I don't know if anyone has ever done this.
Mar
15
comment What glue should I use for permanent LEGO construction?
While MEK is indeed what LEGOland parks use, keep in mind that it does indeed fuse bricks together (don't even think about disassembling the model, ever); and more importantly that its fumes are dangerous.
Mar
14
comment Is there a way to change the Lego NXT sensor polling frequency?
But that's using Microsoft Robotics, not the native NXT programming environment, right?
Mar
6
comment Removing glue from Lego bricks
And why do we even have a tag glue anyway?
Mar
5
comment How much usage can a LEGO piece take before it loses its 'clutch power'?
Now that's dedication