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A more advanced form of LEGO®, allowing for the creation of more realistic working parts.

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What are some good purist rotacaster / omni wheel designs?

In robotics, rotacasters or omni wheels are often very useful. It's possible to buy LEGO-compatible ones from some third parties, here's one random example: Unfortunately, LEGO has yet to make any ...
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How To Sort Out 3rd Party Technic Clones From LEGO Originals?

I've recently bought bulk parts, and wish to sort out the official LEGO pieces from the inferior quality 3rd party clones. On bricks I can easily spot-out the clones, becasue they don't sport the "...
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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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Adding Power Functions to LEGO Mack Anthem Truck (42078)

Does anyone have experience adding Power Functions to set #42078 LEGO Mack Anthem truck? It’s a Technic set, but only features manually actuated functions. I have seen it motorized on YouTube, ...
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Technic bits set

There are sets just containing a selection of bricks such as 10717. Are there Technic equivalents with cogs and so-on? If not, what is the best way to acquire a general selection of cogs/axles/etc? ...
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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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Identifying parts used for the escape hatch of Sariel's Tiger XL model

I am working on a similar model of Sariel's Tiger XL in prep for my own designs of a few other German WW2 tanks, and need some help identifying a part or two. Does anyone know what the two parts are ...
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Pattern for oscillation with LEGO Technic

I would like to simulate an oscillation movement of 120/100 degrees around a fixed point. Something like this one: Basically, I want to rotate a gear around its axis, but only have a partial ...
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Stuck on 42066 Air Race Jet model B

I've successfully built model A of the Air Race Jet but with model B I've got stuck on page 7, instruction 8. How do you do that?
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How can I firmly attach a triangle to a turntable?

I found a couple good technic triangle designs over on brickengineer.com. For example: How can I firmly attach a triangle to a large turntable? Details: Really I only need to attach ...
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Does LEGO Digital Designer include part 4539880?

Does anyone know if LEGO Digital Designer includes the part 4539880 (often used for housing differentials) ?
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Confused about power functions motors 8883 and 8293

Is the motor that comes with the Technic power functions motor set (8293) and the stand alone motor 8883 the same? We have just built the LEGO Creator 10261 roller coaster set and it specifies a 8883 ...
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LEGO part counts on boxes without treads

I want to buy another LEGO Technic set therefore I'm trying to analyze the challenge to price ratio of different sets. I first thought that the part count may be somewhat proportional to challenge and ...
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Repairing disintegrated old 9V wire

I have a number of old technic motors and battery boxes I would like to use however the wires have disintegrated in storage to the point that the metal conductors touch and short out. Does anybody ...
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How can I motorize 42077 Technic Rally Car with LEGO Power Functions?

The new 42077 Technic Rally Car set looks really nice, and even has a built-in steering system which can be controlled by a gear on the top. There's also a fair bit of extra room inside, is there a ...
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What part(s) can I use to connect technic liftarms with modules?

I have the following setup: How can I connect the liftarm to the stacked bricks? The holes have different distances, so I can't just use black pins. Any suggestions?
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Fan door does not close completely - Air Race Jet

After completing the Air Race Jet, I found that the upper fan door does not close completely (stopping short by about 1/2 inches) when I switch from VTOL to Flight mode. The attachment points to the ...
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What is the appropriate way to request a creator to add more of their designs to mochub?

There are some brilliant LEGO creators with many designs on YouTube out there who choose to remain anonymous- who put some of their designs on mochub but not others. (In particular ones relating to ...
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Problem assembling wings as shown for LEGO Air Race Jet (Technic 42066)

On Page 158 (Step #231) of the assembly instructions for the Air Race Jet, two red rivet bricks are shown being inserted into a wing. But the pieces in question will simply fall through the holes in ...
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High Torque Subtractors

I would like to use a Subtractor in my next RC Lego tank, as it enables the vehicle to turn on the move, as opposed to stopping and then turning. Unfortunately, the subtractors I have tested so far ...
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Is there any software for designing and testing Technic mechanisms?

I'm finding Technic parts can be challenging sometimes, and the costs can be high. Is there any 3d design software that can help with designing before I decide to buy the parts?
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What about Power Functions motor, S size?

LEGO Power Functions has motors in M, L and XL sizes. Usually, if someone uses this size designations, the smallest one is S. It would make sense to have them named S, M and L if there were meant to ...
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Is there a list of the most common Lego Technic parts?

I searched the internet for this and I found a list of complete sets. But I am looking for a list of the most common (and in some sense the most important or most helpful) individual Lego Technic ...
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How do I connect a LEGO wheel to axles so it can be powered?

I have a growing LEGO collection, which I first started with a lot of parts from the generic LEGO Classic 10697. Sometime later, I bought a bunch of wheels, numbers #55981 and #6014. My question is, ...
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Two separate functions of 5282 remote?

Given the RC set of 5282 and 6272c01 below: Is there a solution to use the two paddles that command the auxiliary output of the receiver for different functions? For reference, see this at 1:45. ...
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Can I still motorize Universal Building Set 8034 and other from that time?

Set 8034 was supposed to be motorized using 8700. Of course, this is way outdated and kinda pointless to buy motor this old. Current set for this purpose is 8293. Problem is, old motor was 5 studs ...
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Is 32013 a drop-in replacement for 3651?

In my old sets there are many 3651 parts that are broken. As far as I remember, these sets do not use studs on the piece. Per this answer, new piece with the same function is 32013: Can I just buy ...
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My 9398 crawler going in reverse way

I built 9398 crawler set. It everything ok, but when I move on RC tumbler up - crawler goes back and when I move down crawler goes forward. On the battery box I see tumbler I changed its position - ...
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LEGO twin-engine airplane (black/yellow/grey) set identification please

Bought this airplane "as is" at a flea market. Pieces missing. I want to repair it. Does anyone here have the LEGO set number or know where I can find the instructions ? I suspect that it is several ...
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Technic Pin/Travis Brick Legal Connection?

Is seating a Travis brick on a Technic pin a legal connection? TLG has used this construction at least once (M-Tron Particular Ionizer's "rotor"), but that was in the early 90s. Will this connection ...
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Is it legal to sell a custom element that provides a Technic pin connection?

I'm wondering if it would be legal to produce a custom piece for Lego Technic and sell it? The piece features 4 compatible connection holes for Technic pins. From what I've researched in the Lego ...
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How do you make a triggered counted ball drop?

Is there any solution on making a drop of a counted number of balls when one ball passes through the system? For example: One ball falls into a hole on the top and ten balls (plus/minus (not ...
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Bucket Wheel Excavator not powering up?

I just finished to assemble the Bucket Wheel Excavator (42055) set, I inserted new batteries in the battery box and tried to power it up. The led on the battery box blinks for a millisecond almost ...
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How do people build large collections of bricks?

How have people built up such large collections of bricks? I would like to get into building Lego Great Ball Contraption modules, but this needs a lot of parts to play with. I've got some Lego from (...
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How can I combine multiple PF XL Motors [duplicate]

I have built an enormous and heavy Lego RC tank, driven by 2 XL Motors, connected to a subtractor, one motor is for steering, the other is for propulsion. Despite having already geared down the motors ...
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Lego Technic 42048 with Lego 8293

I have seen a YouTube Video that claims the motorization of Lego Technic 42048 using Lego 8293. However, the Lego support site does not state such compatibility. I am not able to get my hands on a ...
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Which Lego Technic sets are officially combinable?

Lego sets 42058 and 42059 can be combined together to build a bigger truck. We can find official instruction on the LEGO site. Are there other pairs (or larger groups) of sets like that? I am ...
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Do all technic bushes (3713) have the LEGO label on them?

I have just found out that many of my Technic bushes (3713) do not have "LEGO" printed on them. Does this mean they are fake? I know that many parts were produced in several variations.
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What are the dimensions of a technic axle?

I'm working on a LEGO compatible motor system that will be largely 3D printed. I want the connectors to fit standard LEGO axles, but I haven't been able to find the dimensions online, and I don't ...
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Firetruck 8289 with different wheels?

I am a bit confused with the Technic firetruck set 8289. The photo on its box: clearly shows it has the wheels 56145c02: however, according to this photo from bricklink it has 6595c01: In the ...
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Which LEGO set is best suited to build robots?

My goal is to build some educational robot kits for kids and so I'd like to know if there are any LEGO sets that let you build almost anything or can you only can build the specific model that the ...
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Has anyone created a analogue LEGO clock that runs time accurately?

I've seen someone on YouTube create a LEGO Clock with all the wheels and a pendulum, but I was wondering if there is any project or building instructions available to build such a clock with an ...
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Does a 1x3 Lego technic liftarm with two round holes and one axle socket exist? (for tank suspension usage)

I have been searching for some time for parts like these (with no success): But with two holes (instead of three) and one socket for Lego axles at one side. Likewise two holes (instead of one) and ...
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Uses for tracks in 9648

Has anyone used the Tank tracks (429139) from Lego education set 9648 for anything other than a tank? The tracks are fixed in size, and I've found the application rather limited (driver belt, track) ...
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54950c01 vs 59510c01

What is the difference between these two battery boxes, 54950c01: and 59510c01: except for the on/off button? Which electrical connectors are compatible with each of those? Is there a counterpart ...
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42042 Crawler Crane: conversion to remote control

After many years of "Lego drought", I have decided to reinvest in some. Amongst a lot I have purchased is a Crawler Crane, half built, with all the parts to complete the build. However, instead of ...
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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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Is there any way to connect “sideways” to an axle?

There are some pieces whose middle part is shaped like a Technic axle, but that have elements on both ends that make it impossible to insert them into a normal axle or Technic hole: This makes me ...
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Any cheap Technic set can have more types of parts?

I want to start build a very module like GBC mini loop 001, but when I check the part list it is very hard to get. How should I get started? BTW, I got a very big set 42055 and wanted to be able to ...
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How can I improve my rackless steering design?

I am trying to build a vehicle with a sturdy steering mechanism powered by the servo motor. When I was a kid I did this all the time with a rack and pinion design, but now I don't have any of the rack ...