Questions tagged [disassembly]

The technique of disassembling two or more parts from one another.

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How can I separate 1 x 1 round from boat mast base 4 x 4?

I have two pieces I cannot seem to separate. The parts in question are: 3062b: Brick, Round 1 x 1 Open Stud 6067: Black Boat Mast Section Base 4 x 4 x 1 2/3 The 1 x 1 is transparent in this case, in ...
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How can I separate an 8H antenna from a modified 1×1 with ring?

I have two parts which are stuck together: 4081b: Plate, modified 1×1 with clip light – thick ring 2569/25699/47094: Antenna whip 8H The parts have been assembled like this for about 20 years and ...
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Is this non-disassemblable LEGO instruction step real?

I've seen this image shared a few times around the internet as an example of a LEGO instruction step that assembles pieces in such a way that they cannot be disassembled (at-least not without some ...
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How To Disassemble the LEGO Boost Hub?

I can get the hex screws off and pry apart the plastic tabs on the bottom plate, but for the life of me I can't un-clip the back tabs. Any ideas on where to press/pry?
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Is it possible to dismantle and refurbish an original 870 Technic motor?

I have a couple of ancient 870 motors (the 4.5v ones) that run but don't sound great. I've looked for, but can't find, a guide on how to dismantle them. I'd like to either get in there and clean/...
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Re-building sets - can you help?

My son has A LOT of LEGO sets, which have sadly broken down into many, many millions of pieces. Does anyone know of any paid services that might help re-build his sets. I know this sounds like it ...
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Please Help! My LEGO BB-8 Minifig Head Is Stuck In a Helmet! [duplicate]

My younger brother lodged his BB-8 head in a helmet, and I just can’t dislodge it.
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Any ideas how to seperate these pieces?

Any help please? I've got these two pieces stuck together and not sure what to try! I don't want to break the pieces...
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How do I sell complete items still assembled?

I have several complete items I want to sell. I have the instruction manuals but no boxes. They are still together. They include the old Death Star, and some other Star Wars, the complete Lone Ranger ...
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What's the fastest way to rebuild different sets that have been brought together

My mom did something to my LEGO. When I was a kid I loved playing with them. Frankly I have no interest in it anymore. She broke down all them sets, and put them all in a huge box. I still can ...
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Is there a tool that can consistently remove hundreds of 2x2 Tiles?

I have hundreds of 2x2 Tiles that I use to create LEGO City scale footpaths and floors. They are arranged in a grid on baseplates in a similar way as shown below: Recently I had decided to rebuild ...
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Separate LEGO Technic wheel from 3 pin hub

How could be separated 3 pin steering wheel hub (like the one having code 92909): from a wheel (like the one having code 44772): in order to replace with other wheel (like the one having code 22969)?...
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Optimal way to remove door from frame

What is the best way to remove the transparent door from the white frame? I am asking this since I want the door to last as long as possible without damaging the slot or bump. Any method will do, ...
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How to open Duplo train base 2961b?

How can I open a Duplo train base 2961b without destroying it? It is not working despite fresh batteries. There are no screws.
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How can I remove old LEGO bricks that are stuck together?

Brought my childhood LEGO sets from 1970's and 80's for my kids. The pieces attach much tighter together than sets purchased recently. Can something be done to loosen the attachment without damaging ...
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How to remove an unslotted length-2 technic axle from a one-way axle hole?

A problem that sometimes occurs during disassembling is an unslotted length-2 technic axle being stuck in some axle hole that is a dead end, i.e., you cannot push the axle out with a longer axle from ...
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How do I take out this pin from an axle connector? [duplicate]

I have an axle connector with a blue pin stuck in it. How do I get it out? It looks like this: It's on very tightly. I tried removing it for 5 or so minutes, but it's too slippery.
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How to speed up the disassembly of large LEGO technic sets?

Is there any ways to help speed up the disassembly process for big LEGO Technic set such as the 42043 Mercedes-Benz Arocs?
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How to disassemble this small Technic turntable, combination of parts 99009 and 99010?

How should I non-destructively disassemble the following parts, when they are newly assembled? 99009 Light Bluish Gray Technic Turntable Small Bottom 99010 Black Technic Turntable Small Top
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Can using a hex key to disassemble LEGO Technic pieces cause damage?

Does using the right size hex key (Allen key) to speed up the disassembly process cause damage to the LEGO Technic pieces?
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How to disassemble this Technic combination?

How should I disassemble the axle (7) attached in this model? (I tried using a brick separator but failed to remove it.)
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Tools to unbuild a model more easily?

Are there any good tools out there to help unbuilding a model, for example removing axles from beams? Something like the famous brick separator, but for Technic models.
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Most inseparable combinations?

Some combinations of pieces are really hard to get apart – really hard. Can some answerers provide a list of “dangerous combos“? For example, a 2×2 with a round 2×2 on bottom. Also, if possible, ...
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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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What tool can get the Technic pin out from a connection closed in the other end?

I'm having trouble removing these LEGO Technic pins apart from their connectors and I don't want to use carpenter tools like pliers which may damage the bricks. What tool can get the pieces separated ...
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Is there a way to set a flat plane at an angle to horizontal of less than 22.5 degrees, but more than 0?

I am building an airplane with a wing dihedral (the wings angle upwards from the fuselage), but I am using parts 44302 and 44301 interlocked as designed: Unfortunately, one click up is about 22.5 ...
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lego pieces stuck together! a stick 6m w/flange and a nose cone small 1x1 triangle

My lego pieces, a stick 6m w/flange and a nose cone small 1x1 triangle, are stuck together. I've been trying to seperate them but they just won't. Any advice?
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How to unplug black friction pin connectors

Black friction pin without slots connectors are common in older Technic sets. Note that these were quickly replaced by the current version with slots that is much easier to remove. vs Especially ...
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How do I remove a racing helmet from a garbage can?

We have a red Lego racing helmet that has become wedged with its round side up in a 2 handled Lego garbage can. I cannot access any of the visor indentations, the face slot or the neck circle. I tried ...
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My poor minifig's head is stuck in his helmet!

Recently I made a LEGO race car with a driver who wore a helmet. Unfortunately, after the race, I tried to take off his helmet and his head came off inside the helmet. Any suggestions about getting it ...
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How can I remove a rubber band from a pulley?

We have a pulley and a bunch of rubber bands: We don't know that part numbers, but they all were part of a Mindstorms (RCX 2.0) set. My son was trying use the pulley and band to transfer power to ...
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Can I take an old LEGO winch apart?

I have an old LEGO winch that looks like #73037 It has been "restrung" but it is very stiff and it looks like it has some of the old string stuck between the rotating and non-rotating parts. It also ...
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How should I remove a Hinge Tile, especially in the middle of a plate?

I've recently had some trouble removing a 1x4 hinge tile from the middle of a plate: Even when they are on the edge of the plate there isn't a lot of areas you can use to gain the traction to remove ...
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Can an axle be removed from this Technic 'brick paradox'?

This blogpost on Technic Bricks briefly explains a few 'brick paradoxes' or dead ends. This particular model seems impossible to disassemble by hand: How can I remove the axle without damaging/...
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How can I easily remove a jumper plate without a brick separator?

How can I easily remove a jumper plate? I find it very difficult to remove this kind of brick with a brick separator.
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How can a sticker be removed?

In my younger days I may have placed a few stickers on my bricks. Including some that covered multiple bricks. Now my daughter has the tendency to do the same thing :) How can I best remove the ...
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What tool can get two 1x2 plates apart without damaging them?

Teeth and pliers tend to leave unsightly marks on the bricks. Fingernails don't work too well. What tool do you recommend to separate them?