Questions tagged [moc]

In the LEGO community MOC stands for 'My Own Creation'. Use this tag for questions regarding issues with constructing various features beyond simple structures.

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Tips for getting enough bricks to make a MOC with unified style

In the past, I made MOC's out of my LEGO Star Wars sets. At this point in my life, I don't really want to take those apart for pieces and I'd much rather have them on display. Recently, I have been ...
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Question about compliance of LEGO videos on Youtube and the new COPPA rules

I make some LEGO videos and post them on Youtube. I'm wondering whether I should flag them as "for kids" or not. Most (if not all) of them are not intended to be specifically for kids, but for all ...
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MouldKing set 13132 - Original design, alternate build or cloned MOC?

It seems that Chinese clone brand Mould King will be producing a new set that looks a bit like LEGO's Disney Castle set (71040). It has two times as many parts, however, and unlike LEGO's Disney ...
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MOC planning and design

What tools do you use when planning and designing a new MOC? Pen and paper? Or there is something more advanced? I had the insane idea to try LDD to design my MOC and it was a nightmare. Since my MOC ...
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Examples of LEGO Rubber Bands Used For Friction Enclosure?

I'm working on a variant design for a MOC that includes a cover over an open area. The new design is based on a suggestion for a "cookie jar" style design made in another of my questions, LEGO ...
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LEGO Enclosure Clasp

I'm working on refining my first MOC design for a LEGO dice tower with a landing area that can also be used as storage for dice and possibly some miscellaneous other table-top gaming "goodies". To ...
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Publishing instructions for MOC based on Lego Technic set

Are there any copyright issues in the case of creating a MOC based on a Lego Technic set, and then publishing my own instruction and/or video for it? Regards, Pavel
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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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Is this from an official set or a MOC?

Please help me: is this from an official set or an MOC?
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How tall is is the Saturn V set in Lego units (studs, bricks etc.)?

I'm building a MOC to scale with the Saturn V set and am having trouble figuring out how tall the 1st stage engines are but the entire thing would be really helpful! Thanks!
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Help in identifying elements used on LEGO Batman movie's Daleks

I've been working on making a replica of the Dalek from LEGO Batman. I've worked my way through this video tutorial and the author identifies some differences between their (awesome) effort and the ...
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How to power up MOC-0308, based on Technic 8297?

I have built the following MOC, with details here and here. It is pretty complete, although I would have tried some servo motor for steering. But after I've finished it, I've got into trouble: ...
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How to MOC the Rough Terrain Crane 42082

I recently got me the Rough Terrain Crane 42082 and had lots of fun while assembling it. I find it a decent Technic build and worth the price. Still I find it under-motorized. I would like to drive ...
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What does the acronym MOC stand for?

This is a common acronym used in the Lego community - what does MOC mean?
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The route of a major power line with branching smaller lines

In this discussion I was shown a diagram of how to bend a single power line around a street corner. However, what if I have a straight major line with several minor lines branching off at right ...
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The route a power line takes through a neighborhood

I have a small Lego town built. I want to add power lines. However, I don't know how to route the power lines through the neighborhood. Should I create one line that snakes between all the houses? ...
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Utility pole and angles

I am using the following MOC from the Internet: http://www.moc-pages.com/moc.php/8435 This model is fine if the sets of power lines are all in a straight row. But what about at an angle? How does ...
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Are there any wheels or rings that fit in clips?

I  was experimenting with Lego part 16091 Vehicle Steering Wheel Small and various clips, mainly the ones that fit onto bars. To my frustration I found that the clips do not engage at all with the ...
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What Technic set should I get for general Technic MOC?

I want to do some small machines in these books, But the sets recommended by the author are super expensive (set 8043 8053). LEGO Technic Sets I Recommend (December, 2010) Honestly, it is hard to ...
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What will happen if I submerge LEGO in water?

I'm thinking of using real water in my LEGO City and putting the Atlantis and deep sea exploration sets at the bottom of the tub of water, but I don't know what will happen to LEGO when put in water. ...
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Resources for building MOCs with pieces entirely from single sets

On most websites I've found, people post MOCs that use a random (or seemingly unlimited) supply of pieces. However, I'm interested in building MOCs using only pieces entirely from one set. (For ...
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How do I robustly tilt a strength-1 wall?

Background I am still working on my model of a ride-on mower, which has a seat that looks like this: As you can see, the seat is mounted onto an inclined surface, which I realised to my satisfaction ...
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Linear Actuator Clicking

I have just finished working on a mock-up landing gear deployment mechanism, keeping it as simple as possible of course. However one thing that I cannot seem to get rid of, is the small linear ...
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The Coffee Chain

I have been looking all over the internet, since I first came upon the Larry the Barrista minifigure(got into mini figs kind of late), for the coffee chain logo. I love the takehome cup that comes ...
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Can you identify this bevelled grey 2x1 piece?

I found this incredible MOC of the Ghost In The Shell robot and found a piece I have never seen before. Is it a LEGO piece and, if so, can you help me identify it? Link to the image source: https://...
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Help me with my star wars MOC

I wish to build a large LEGO Star Wars MOC. The basic idea I had was a well-fortified Droid factory, protected by a combination of droids, Sith, bounty hunters and Manalorians. And on the other side ...
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How can I emulate this wheel from the mowing unit of a ride-on mower?

I am trying to build a model of a specific ride-on mower with Lego and I cannot find a satisfying solution for the wheels supporting the mowing unit. This is what they look like on the original: ...
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draw program for LEGO MOC models?

I want to design a MOC digitally. I can do this with ldraw, but are there any drawing programs better than ldraw to make models of LEGO ? kind regards, Peter
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How can I get replacement stickers for a new lego set? [duplicate]

I recently bought a Lego Fire Boat (set number 60005) but for some reason, when I opened the box and shook out the contents (as I normally do) no sticker sheet fell out. I was wondering if you could ...
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Alternative for Technic, Gear Rack 1 x 7 with Axle and Pin Holes?

We are trying to build a MOC which requires Technic, Gear Rack 1 x 7 with Axle and Pin Holes and we don't have that. Could we build it? Or are there any alternatives? FYI we do have Technic Gear ...
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How to build ar Z6 (TR-8R) riot control baton for 75114 (First Order Stormtrooper)?

Set 75114 has two guns but I would like my stormtrooper to have the iconic melee weapon. How can I build one?
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What's the best way to link two (or more) LEGO Power Functions (PF) train motors together?

Last Christmas I built an extended Emerald Night train to run around the tree. To get it to work I had to add a second Power Functions motor. I tuned both IR receivers to the same frequency and slowly ...
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Looking for a site with custom instructions

I'm looking for a website that has some cool custom model instructions. I have a LEGO store near me and I'm able to buy pieces individually. I'm looking for more of a sci-fi ship kind of instructions. ...
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How do you construct odd-angles on buildings

I was thinking of building a model of the famous Castillo de San Marco located in Saint Augustine, Florida. A small bit of research shows that Legoland has a replica (flickr link) and that there are ...
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Is there a standard scale for building “minifig scale” creations?

I've seen many impressive models built to "minifig scale" (e.g. the enormous USS Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier), but is there a standard (or at least widely adopted) scale e.g. 1:60 that these ...
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What's the circle piece in this MOC?

I saw a moc from here. But have no idea what the piece it use on the arms of the robot, and on the guns.
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Lego MOC joining query

I have a building query. As you see the picture (attached). I really don't know how the creator can attach the "3829c01" steering wheel to the "4070". I try so many rod like parts can't get through ...
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Is it legal to sell your mocs?

First off, I assume that it's legal to sell used LEGO bricks and it's also legal to sell self-made LEGO instructions and parts-lists. As far as I know, there are people selling LEGO sets of their ...
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What is the official term used for building MOC models?

I know that MOC means "my own creation" as noted here. What I would like to know is do you call the actual act of creating a MOC, "MOC building", or is there another official term? I wanted to build ...
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New ways of connecting levels of multi-story modular buildings

Compare these two instructions from the Green Grocers and Pet Shop modular building and you may notice (other than the background colour) that the top of the walls of the buildings are both arranged ...