Questions tagged [customization]

Questions concerning the modification or customization of Lego parts.

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Looking for sets with lots of printed parts or other special parts to use as components for my city

I'm thinking about building an early 20th century ('30s / '40s) European city, using both complete sets and parts of sets as resources I'm looking for pieces that add detail to this city, both ...
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Has Anyone Ever Reprinted a LEGO Powered Up Connector With A 3D Printer?

Has anyone ever reprinted a LEGO Powered Up connector with a 3D printer? Currently, I'm using a modified SATA adapter for some LED lights on my train.
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Can I convert my train 9V 4563 to the power function motor?

The motor of my locomotive is dead. I have two choices : repurchase it or buy a power function. It is possible of customize my train 4563 to use the power function motor ? If yes, what set to buy ? (...
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Programmable sound bricks

Regarding this component It comes in several versions, each producing a different sound when pushing the button, e.g. a barking dog or doorbell. However, the sound is "fixed", is there any way to ...
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How do you print on LEGO clone helmets?

I was wondering if it is possible to use water slide decals to print on a LEGO clone helmet if so, how?
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Running Power Functions Train Without IR Receiver/Remote

I recently bought 10254 Winter Holiday Train and wanted to get it running around the provided circle of track. I was wondering if there is any way to do this without incorporating the IR receiver and ...
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LEGO stormtrooper pauldron dimensions

Does anyone know what the size dimensions for Imperial and First Order pauldrons are? I want to make some custom ones.
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Where can I create a custom figure? [duplicate]

So while it is nerdy, I want to create the Call of Duty: Zombies characters out of LEGO in real life to play with or model. But I can't find any sites where I can create them. Can someone help?
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Where can I go to get good custom LEGO minifigures?

I want certain LEGO minifigures, but TLG doesn't make them. I would like to find someone or someplace to get some good custom minifigures. I can pay.
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Cutting a LEGO baseplate

I have a regular LEGO baseplate that I'd like to shave down to fit into a car travel kit. Does anyone have experiencing cutting a baseplate? I'd love tips on tools or technique!
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How can I make Custom Instructions for my MOC?

I'm a huge AFOL and recently have quit my job in order to take my part time job of selling Lego to the next level. However, there's a new venture I'm having difficulty with and I would greatly ...
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How big is a LEGO torso in Microsoft Paint

I am trying to print decals, but I don't know how the size of the torso or any other parts are supposed to scale in my Microsoft Paint.
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Printing an actual suit on a LEGO figure [duplicate]

I love LEGO bricks, and I'm always looking for more unique figs. I go on eBay all the time, and one person named onlinesailin makes AMAZINGLY detailed and cool guys. I want to know how to actually ...
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Where are these minifigures from?

In this image there are two army guys guarding: But where were they bought? I'm curious to know where to get them myself. Reply to Zhaph's Answer: (I don't have enough reputation.) I'm well aware ...
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Motorizing Hobby Train 10183

What are the PF motors available that will power the Hobby Train 10183? Moving out from 9v tracks, will the existing 10183 wheels fit any other tracks? Also, is there a difference between the PF ...
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Is there a way to buy a customized minifig?

I have a design I want to replicate into a minifig. I also want to add additional accessories to it (i.e. a calculator and glass beaker). Is there a place I can order online to get this done? Is there ...
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Selling custom LEGO image mosaics using original LEGO bricks without breaking LEGO's Fair-Use Policy

We have designed software and an accompanying site to convert images into 48x48 (or larger) LEGO mosaics; we use the current LEGO color palette, use image dithering to improve color availability, ...
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Can I safely dissassemble a 74569 motor (the old, fast 9v one)

I have an ancient 74569 motor: Unfortunately, it's broken: The shaft spins freely by hand, but when I connect power to it, it doesn't spin at all. I would like to see if I can just open it and place ...
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A custom LEGO velociraptor

I would like to make a custom paint job on a LEGO velociraptor (to look more like the one in the Lego Jurassic World game), but I don't want to paint it myself because I can't paint for the life of me ...
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Remove decals from LEGO Friends mini-dolls

I am trying to remove the decals from my LEGO Friends mini-dolls. Does anyone have any suggestions for doing this? I tried rubbing alchaol on a minifigure once, and it made it all gross looking, so I ...
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What electrical contact material is used for PF Connectors?

I'm designing my own PF electrical connector and I want to have the same functional characteristics as the original Lego brick. Could you please let me know which electrical contact material is used ...
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Where can I buy engraved LEGO bricks?

What is the cheapest site to buy engraved LEGO bricks? I am searching for the cheapest site to buy engraved 2X4/2x6 bricks so that I can put names on them and send them to people. Any insight is ...
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Where to order custom mini-figs in Europe

General question is are there any custom Lego minifig online stores in Europe like there are many in the US ? In detail: My friends friend is getting married and she would like to surprise them with ...
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Is there a way to buy printed pieces to replace stickers?

I don't like stickers on my lego models. Does lego sell pieces with custom printed designs, so I can have newer lego models with all printed pieces like the old days? If not, how do I print designs ...
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Which resolution is necessary to print bricks with a 3D printer?

I would like to print LEGO compatible figures. Which resolution is required for the 3D print in order to firmly fix the figures on LEGO bricks?
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What are the size of Lego Technic Parts?

I'm creating a LEGO Mindstorms catalogue for a school project. I measured the LEGO parts and I made an average size. My goal is to create new parts with a Rapid prototyping machine and I wanted to ...
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Colouring bricks with the sun

This question is related to How do I change the color of a brick? and the exact opposite of How to minimise or remove sun-stains/fading from blocks? Is it feasible to artificially age bricks in ...
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How to remove printed decoration

This is probably heresy, but how can I remove the printed decoration on a brick? I managed to buy a large number of bricks with an eye decoration cheap and found that rubbing a long time with ...
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What element modifications are incorporated by the LEGOLAND builders?

I know they glue their sculptures together, and sometimes support them with an inner frame. Is that the limit to their element modifications, or are there more tricks to the awesome LEGOLAND builds on ...
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How Can I paint my LEGO Bricks? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I change the color of a brick? Is there a way that I can paint a white LEGO brick? I would prefer paints that will not come off easily.
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How to convert new 4x4 crawler to tracks?

With the new 9398 4x4 crawler coming out what would need to be done to convert it to a track based system that looks similar in style to the ones sold by Mattracks? On a related point what would make ...
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How can I make a pigglet headed LEGO figure to be a sidekick for my Gadget Hero?

I have a LEGO superhero that I painted, and he needs a sidekick. The Sidekick is a boy who has the head of a pigglet! But how do I make a Pigglet head?!?
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How do I make my own LEGO stickers?

I'd like to make my own stickers like the ones produced for LEGO sets using a design I've made in Photoshop. What do I need to make stickers for LEGO, what kind of printer do I need? Will the ...
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How do I print images onto minifig body parts?

I have seen a few custom minifigures out there with images on certain body parts never produced by LEGO. What is the best way to achieve this? I have heard of some people printing out the image on ...
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How can I make custom LEGO packaging?

How can I print high-quality custom packaging for a custom-made model? I am aware of DesignByMe. But as many of you know, the pieces for that are limited, as are the options for making your own box. ...
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Has anyone made their own custom LEGO bricks?

As I've just learned, LEGO bricks are made from ABS plastics. I wonder if it would be possible to make some simple molds at home, get some ABS pellets, melt them up and make your own custom bricks? ...
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How do I change the color of a brick?

I have a uniquely-shaped brick that I would like to make a darker shade of gray (it's currently blue). What media is the best in terms of durability for continued use (i.e. re-use, re-configuration)?...