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Part Identification - What are these bricks?

Any idea of what these are? Came in a lot with vintage LEGO, Nintendo Blocks (N&B) and a few other vintage items that tell me this is probably from 60's era.

clone-brands vintage  
user avatar asked by DrYoYo Score of 3
user avatar answered by IvanSanchez Score of 2

Which LEGO set is a gray vehicle frame from?

I bought a bag of LEGO in 2020, there is a frame which I think belongs to a vehicle. I have tried to search for the gray bricks with holes of 14x1 , but I could not identify the set. I might make a ...

user avatar asked by Tuan Nguyen Score of 3
user avatar answered by Matthew Jensen Score of 2

Bricks with an axle hole

I'm looking for bricks/elements with an axle hole in it "sideways". I.e. so the axle hole direction is perpendicular to the stud direction. The 1x1 and 1x2 technic bricks are obvious, but ...

user avatar asked by Michael Verschaeve Score of 2
user avatar answered by zovits Score of 1

Trouble connecting NXT 2.0 block to Mindstorms Home EV3 software on Mac

My son has finally shown an interest in Mindstorms and we are trying to use an NXT block with my 2015 Macbook Pro (latest OS) running the EV3 Mindstorms home edition software. I have read in many ...

ev3 nxt bluetooth mac  
user avatar asked by Jerry Davies Score of 2
user avatar answered by David Lechner Score of 2

How to find this LEGO part name? For connection of Technic bricks and steering liftarms

I have checked Bricklink for Lego Technic but still can't find it's name.

part-identification technic  
user avatar asked by NewVisitor Score of 1
user avatar answered by zovits Score of 1

How can I remove a Lego 4x4 plate from a non-Lego baseplate?

I have tried using a brick separator, prying with fingers, bending the plate and stacking bricks on it.

user avatar asked by CluelessLegoenthusiastically Score of 1
user avatar answered by zovits Score of 1

What can I do to use my RCX brick?

I got this old mindstorms invention system 2.0 and I can't get the tower to connect. I have the right battery and adapter and a working brick. I have tried the Bricx program and it is not working. I ...

user avatar asked by Joey Mohring Score of 1

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

Determining what set I have from a bag of lego pieces?

I have a bag of lego pieces that make a set of something but I don't have a box or instructions. Is there anyway to determine what set it is so I can download/buy an instruction sheet for it...or at ...

user avatar asked by Kayla Score of 7
user avatar answered by egak Score of 8

Is there any other way to program the Lego Mindstorms NXT other than the provided software?

I'm curious to know if there is any way to program the NXT other than the provided software. I don't necessarily have any issue with the software. Does the program created by the software translate ...

mindstorms nxt programming  
user avatar asked by Jasarien Score of 48
user avatar answered by Joubarc Score of 24

Are there any LEGO base plates that are compatible with Duplo?

I'm thinking of making a LEGO table but my two children both use different LEGO sizes. My oldest uses normal LEGO and my youngest uses DUPLO. I'm wondering if there is a base plate that both types of ...

compatibility duplo  
user avatar asked by user3134 Score of 17
user avatar answered by jncraton Score of 25

EV3 Brick Error Symbols?

I am currently developing an EV3 robot that sorts colored technic beams. However, the brick will only run part of the program and then generate a strange error code on the brick's screen. The error ...

ev3 programming  
user avatar asked by bsaat Score of 6
user avatar answered by Gustavo Palacios Score of 8

Are there any African American LEGO minifigures besides the ones from the "Sports" basketball series?

I was wondering if there were any African American LEGO minifigures besides the ones from the sports basketball series... I got a brown head from a LEGO Stormtrooper set instead of a black one. I then ...

user avatar asked by LegoBoy Score of 22
user avatar answered by Mr. Shiny and New 安宇 Score of 18

Is it safe to wash LEGO pieces in the dishwasher?

I've heard from a lot of people that LEGO can be washed in the dishwasher, but I'm concerned about warping, losing stickers, wearing off of painted pieces, etc. Is it safe to actually wash them in the ...

user avatar asked by Reven Score of 30
user avatar answered by Steen Score of 14

LEGO cleaning techniques and tools

Previously I've used toothbrushes but maybe these would eventually scratch the surface. What have you used? And was it easy? As well as cleaning, what about drying and buffing? Has anyone tried ...

cleaning tools  
user avatar asked by Umber Ferrule Score of 48
user avatar answered by Umber Ferrule Score of 35
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