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

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How can I build a Lego slope of this exact angle with ideally only legal techniques?

I'm currently building a functional Lego escalator that is minifigure-scaled and with staircases transitioning from flat platform to stairwell. Here's my progress so far: But with the design of the ...
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Live axle + steering

Does anyone know how to make a live front axle (steered, driven, beam axle, preferably with a panhard rod) in a relatively small space, I can't figure it out. This is my rear axle for guidance: Most ...
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Caterpilar D11 (set 42131). Control+ app doesn't seem to work

I just finished my build of the Caterpillar bulldozer D11 (set 42131) and I'm NOT able to operate it with the Control+ app on my iPhone. First the calibrate process begins: Step 1 in that is to move ...
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What is this Bionicle-looking set?

Can anyone identify this set? Apparently my father has a bunch of these, and he's trying to figure out what to list on ebay. It appears to be at least Lego / Technic compatible, but I don't know much ...
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Looking for a big set of tires and rims for my monster truck - really beefy tires

I'm looking for big beefy tires and rims for my large Technic monster truck. I also need something for off-roading.
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Motorizing Crocodile Locomotive set 10277 - are there any sets that include hub & motor I need?

Crocodile Locomotive can be powered up by using 1 x 88009 and 1 x 88013. Reviews on hubs and motors strongly suggest it is better, financially, to buy them as part of the sets, not separately. Is ...
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Gearing problem

I have a technic MOC with lots of gears which runs fine when motorized with the Control+ L motor, the motor itself attached to the "dumb" battery box that would have been included with the ...
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How to increase the voltage supplying to technic motor through the Technic hub?

I have four technic Large motor, all connected to a technic hub. I am using the motor to turn some large propellers and the hub is powered by six 1.5 V (maybe less) batteries. So each motor would get ...
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Control Lego Technic Control+ Hub via Python

Is it possible to control the Lego Technic Control+ Hub with Python? I have tried using Pybricks but that didn't work well for me.
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Motorized Excavator (8043) set alternatives

I'm on the search for a motorised excavator set and have the 8043 in mind. It is now retired and no longer available. Are there any alternative currently available sets? I have looked at a few options ...
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Reinforcing a pair of Bent Double 11.5 Liftarms under Rotational Tension

I purchased a clone MOC out of interest a few months back, this following set. Because it does use clone pieces, I knew there was a high chance of breakage and poor fit, especially in the tensegrity ...
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Most cost efficient length for pneumatic hoses?

As the title says, I would like to know what the most cost efficient length of pneumatic hose (including 99021s) is, assuming the average length of each piece is 12cm (4.7") and I can cut large ...
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Can anyone identify these parts? Technic, liftarm connected to a circle

I'm trying to follow a video MOC tutorial but I can't figure out what this brick is. Part number would help.
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Volvo Articulated Hauler (42114) doesn't operate the bucket

I cannot get the rams to lift or lower the tipper body I suspect its something to do with the clutch mechanism since all the shafts and gears rotate freely until the clutch is connected. The white ...
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Soft rear suspension on Landrover Defender too low [closed]

Can't answer this officially because I haven't enough points but the photos on the only other answer are of the front end, the problem I had on the rear was that the bottom shock absorber brown ...
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Any build instructions for vertical Technic/Lego conveyor belts?

I'm trying to figure out how to continuously lift a stream of incoming pieces up vertically, at least 10cm. This is my first real custom build attempt, so I'm very much at a loss on how to go about it....
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I found these images of parts and want to find their part numbers

So I found this lot on the internet but don't trust the seller. What I want to do is find the part numbers of the pieces on the image and buy it from a reliable source. I tried to find it in multiple ...
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42082 Rough terrain crane [duplicate]

Crane can not be pushed forward or backward. It seems the front and back wheels want to move in different directions.I the rear wheels are lifted off the ground crane can be moved forward and backward ...
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Lego bags missing sets

I have some Lego bags that I do not know which set they belong to. Can you guys help me?
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What 3D modelling services could I use to create custom LEGO pieces?

I want to create some custom LEGO Technic pieces, but I can't seem to find any software that is good at making it. I have tried using Blender, but it is hard to create holes. Do you have any ...
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How would one parametrically create a LEGO-compatible gear?

If a gear was intended to smoothly mesh with standard LEGO gears, how should it be defined? While I know that the mean diameter (average of inner and outer diameters) of a LEGO gear should be 1mm/...
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Technic Rough Terrain Crane (42082) doesn't move

After first book, crane won't roll if pushed. If this normal. I know when you free soon one wheel, the other will go opposite direction, but when I try to spin all four in one direction, it locks. It ...
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What's the purpose of brick 46835 (two wheels clutched into each other)

There is this strange wheel-like part consisting of two pieces snapping into each other and offering to insert axles from both sides, as shown in the first image. What is the purpose of this part ...
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Technic 4x4 crawler questions

I have the Technic 4x4 Crawler 9398 fully assembled and in working order, but the rear U-Joint sheared itself in half during normal use. I have a replacement piece but now I can’t get the wheels to ...
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Connecting an axle to a stud on the ground for railings

I'm trying to build railing using axles and connectors and am not finding an easy way to get the axles that go to the ground to connect in a way that would be best for my design. Three options I've ...
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What is the Bluetooth PIN for the LEGO train PUP remote (88010)

I'd like to use the Powered Up train remote, #88010 as a simple controller (bang-bang only, obviously). It's Bluetooth, and it shows up as a device, but the PINs 0000 and 1234 don't appear to work. ...
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Operating first time my 42082 set [closed]

I completed building the 42082 Rough Terrain Crane set and just found out that the boom does not work and the rear spread legs do not fold out, just the front ones.
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Oil for old 4.5v electric motor? (UK)

Hi I've just got my old lego technic motor from the loft. It works but squeals in a way I don't remember it doing (35 years ago). I assume some lubrication would help and I've seen references to 3-in-...
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Motorized speedboat from Technic Catamaran alternate model?

The alternate model for the 42105 Technic Catamaran set looks a lot like a remote-controlled speedboat. This set doesn't actually come with any motors, or even propellers, so obviously this model isn'...
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How do the various LEGO springs compare?

Recently I received set 42107 Ducati Panigale V4 R. I noticed that this set includes a new spring - part 65151c01 Technic, Shock Absorber 11L with Internal Spring, Dark Bluish Gray Shaft, and Light ...
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Is it possible to build a working 100% LEGO glider with the Technic Catamaran sails?

In the past I've tried to make working LEGO gliders but since all the LEGO sails were either too small or the wrong shape the only thing that ever kinda worked was using paper over Technic beams (in ...
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What is the purpose of the 8 tooth timing gear?

I recently ran across the 32060 Technic Gear Timing Wheel 8 Tooth element when sorting a mixed bag of parts. This element doesn't appear in many sets as a functional element. Here's one example from ...
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What are the arguments for and against an adult tackling a complex LEGO Technic kit as their first (and possibly only) build?

Suppose I want to get an overall view of LEGO as an adult and can afford to buy an expensive kit. I have the following abilities Good eyesight with glasses Good hand-eye coordination and ...
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What proportion of LEGO Technic parts are specialised in a given kit?

I do not have any Technic kits. I'm not even a LEGO user. However I am interested to know the following: In a typical Technic kit, how many of the parts are standard Technic pieces and how many parts ...
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How to integrate hardware/embedded button with LEGO?

I have two different buttons B3F-1000 and 3a250vac switch which i want to integrate into a lego "machine" which i'm powering with an arduino. Since the rest is integrated into lego plates, ...
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How to Motorise 42111 Dom's Charger Technic

I just received the 42111 Dom's Charger set as a gift, and I was wondering whether it could be motorised and RC controlled? A part list would be great as I don't own any Power Function parts. Cheers ...
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The power up app wont connect to my technic hub

I have recently bought a Technic Hub and four Powered Up large motors, but currently I only put two motors into the B and D port of the hub. I downloaded the Powered Up app to a pad and used the "...
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Can you help identify this olive green space fighter lego set?

This set was bought about 10 years ago for my son. It is predominantly olive green with red trimmings. It has stickers with WARRING A-347 written on them. It has some moving parts that seem like ...
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Interface A missing PCB

I have a Technic Interface A with the cables but lack the printed circuit board (PCB) for PC that I need to use it for automating my models. The card when it was for sale had markings of Lego 9771 and ...
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how deep can the axle go in the Power up L motor

I am trying to make a MOC but I can't decide how long the axle could be so it can go fully into the motor but not extending out of the other side. Could you tell me how long the axle can go in?
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Is the Technic hub putting the battery in series or parallel

Can anyone tell me how the battery in the Technic Hub is connected? Are they connecting the batteries in series or parallel? It is the hub that powers the motors, right? If all 6 AA batteries are ...
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Why do gray axles appear black and black axles appear white and black in this manual?

I've been looking through the parts of an old manual I have and I noticed the odd-length gray axles appear black and the even-length black axles appear white and black. Is this just an artifact of ...
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Lego technic 42082 4 wheel steering issue

I have just completed the build and everything appears to work as it should except the 4 wheel steering. When you turn the small wheel on the rear of the crane only the rear wheels steer. The front ...
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If I were to make a LEGO fan how would I make it blow air on me?

I was just wandering off into my imagination and then it hit me: I should make a LEGO fan? I mean, how hard could it be? It is actually very hard for me. No matter how much ratio I put on it, it ...
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How can I make my LEGO engine go faster

I have a LEGO engine powered by a PF XL motor but I didn't realize until now that the motor is not that fast and that even when I increase gear ratio the gears always get either unattached or jammed. ...
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Can you help me identify this part?

After a lot of circus and calisthenics with a magnifying glass and lamp, I'm still unable to read the part number. I've also clicked thru' about 180 pages of LEGO 'Pick a Brick' and didn't find it ...
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Can Lego Remote Control 88010 control Lego Technic Hub 88012?

I have been exploring the new Bluetooth Technic smart hubs with the Control+ app and PoweredUp app. I would like to also use a physical remote. I have the Technic smart hubs that come with the ...
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Bionicle generation 3 [closed]

Hey LEGO will you make another Bionicle reboot? If you are is it going to be a bit more like g1 but also bring back a few g2 characters and I hope it is either ccbs, you bring it back or technic like ...
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Winch with String

I'm considering buying a few winch's with string. I don't understand what I need to make it turn. It doesn't look like a regular technix axle goes inside it right? I've looked at a few of the ...
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How much energy do LEGO Technic gears lose to friction?

So, I recently watched a video by the Brick Experiment Channel about building a 1 Googol:1 reduction gearbox, which at the time of writing this question, is at #44 on Youtube Trending. At the end of ...

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