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

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Issues with my LEGO Land Rover Build - Low rear

Just built the LEGO Land Rover Discovery and found the rear of the car sitting very low on its base and the rear wheels almost touching the wheel arches, this is very low compared to the front end, ...
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What is the difference between these two Technic half bushings?

While randomly browsing some LEGO sites, I came across a weird (to me anyway) looking bushing. Its part 4265c. Below is one of the images describing it and the left one I recognize, but the right one ...
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How can I make a precise one-way clutch using Technic elements?

I need a mechanism so that if a (NXT) motor rotates forward, it moves one gear, but the other stays still, but if it rotates backwards, the first gear does not move, but the second one does. I found ...
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Is there a way to convert .ev3 files to .uf2 files?

I am using Lego Mindstorms EV3 Education Edition and I am wondering if there is a way to convert the default .ev3 files to .uf2 files
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Is there a way to plan and organize your LEGO project like a GitHub hosted software?

I have the idea to host, plan and maintain a LEGO project (building a MOC in several steps with different functionalities) like a software in GitHub. The project should have forks, pull requests and ...
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Large trap door - alternative to door with frame 4595708

I need to build a large trap door, the trap door 4x5 with frame 6x8 is too small for my model. Other doors/hinges seem to have too much resistance and the door doesn't fall by itself, it must be ...
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Double linear actuator boom movement

The following Technic sets 8043 (Motorized excavator) 42009 (Mobile crane) 42082 (Rough terrain crane) 42110 (Liebherr) and likely a couple of more have a double set of linear actuators to move ...
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Trouble with 42110 transmission

I just got the 42110 and assembled bags 1 and 2. I tested everything before joining the front axle and rear axle, and the friction was quite low, not nearly high enough to get gears to skip or ...
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LEGO Submarine waterproofing functional parts (e.g. motors, RC receivers)

From my understanding, the motors and RC receivers are not waterproof. Thus, the LEGO submarine from Sariel's LEGO® Workshop rust after sometime. So, is there any way to make the motors and RC ...
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Why do Technic beams have an odd number of holes?

Why do LEGO Technic beams tend to have an odd numbers of holes? Is it for making it suitable for designing models? Or does the owner of The LEGO Group love either odd or even numbers?
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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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Compatibility between vintage (80s/90s) Technic and current parts (motors etc)

I've recently got my old Technic out for my daughter (who's a little young for her own, but her Friends now drive around in a tank). If I start to acquire more, and more sophisticated, motors and ...
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Electric motors - what for beginning?

I just got my first technic joblot and now I am thinking about adding motors. I already have some - cheap ones from amazon. I attached 1 axle pin to such motor with glue gun, works well except one ...
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Are these LEGO pieces original? How can I be sure?

When I enter in the code on the BrickLink site the codes come up, but there are no markings on the tires suggesting the name of the company or any code. Could it still be an original piece if this is ...
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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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Gonk droid spinning saw blade

This is the Gonk Droid from set 75253 Boost Droid Commander: The accessories for the third mission "defending the Falcon" have been added. The right arm can punch and shoot a "laser beam". However ...
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Why do technic bushings have a flat side and a wavy side?

Exhibit A 3713: The near side is smooth on the circumference, but the far side has a wavy pattern. In Lego directions, the photos usually show the "orientation" of the bushing, but if I put it on the ...
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What does the +/- dial in the Lego Defender model do?

Lego today released a video showcasing the new 42110 Land Rover Defender model. The video captions mention that it has “Lego Technic’s most sophisticated gearbox to date”, and we see 3 seemingly ...
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Fixing a not working PF L motor

Four of my PF L motors don't work. How could I make them work again? I didn't find any information about L motors, only M and XL.
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2:1 gear ratio in stud-less Lego Technic

Is there a recognised technique to create a 2:1 gear ratio in stud-less Lego Technic? Neither of the two methods suggested here (studded though) work. 24T/12T with a 2L x 1L axle offset does rotate, ...
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City scale connection for five-bladed helicopter rotors

I want to build a Super-Puma helicopter in city minifigure scale and form, I have the basic design planned, but I am not familiar with any five-sided technic connectors, which I will need for the ...
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How to prevent PF M-motor from springing back

I'm currently building a car with a simple 2-speed remote controlled sychronized transmission, shifted by a PF M-motor. Everything is fine except for one thing, the transmission driving ring is ...
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Can you use a beveled gear as a pinion?

I would like to use the PF servo motor for steering, however it is very large - I was playing with the idea of having it mounted vertically, and then using bevel gears to change the direction of the ...
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Ideas to help develop a child's engineering skills?

My son is 7 yrs. old and has really creative ideas with his bricks. I see it challenging him and wonder, "How can I help develop his product engineering/design skills?" What kind of tasks can I give ...
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Which old Technic set included large yellow motor?

I am trying to find the number or some other identity of a Technic set I remember owning as a child (so it was probably bought in the 1985-1995 year range, more likely in the 80's half of it). Among ...
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Any cheap Technic sets with a good variety of parts?

I want to start building a module like GBC mini loop 001, but when I check the part list some are very hard to get. How should I get started? BTW, I got a very big set, Bucket Wheel Excavator 420555,...
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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 ...
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Technic Piece needs identifying

I need some of this part but I’m struggling to find any sets they came in:
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Why isn't the new LEGO CV joint available on Bricklink or Brickowl?

In the new 4x4 X-treme Off-Roader set 42099 there are 2 new, sturdier CV joint pieces that I would like to have. If I search for 42099 on Bricklink I don't see a list of pieces included in the set. I ...
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Technic beam centering for beam with even length

I design stereo camera housing for robotics (3d printing). I want the housing to be able to connect to both LEGO Classic and LEGO Technic blocks. I designed 2 groups of 4x4 holes/pins on the bottom/...
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Problem-shooting on 8070 “Super Car” with Power Functions

I have recently bought a used Lego Technic car (8070 Supercar). It was not fully built, and from the instructions I learned that it was fully built except for approximately the last 10 steps. I ...
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Arduino-izing LEGO Technic - and now I need some ideas for the Lego Service Truck 8071

I am starting a project - Arduino-izing LEGO Technic - and now I need some ideas for a car / vehicle to choose. This project starts out as a quest to find a way to combine the ease of LEGO Technic ...
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Lego Technic 60C01 Bore size

I was wondering what the bore size is off the 60C01 clutch gear as I was unable to find it anywhere. Also, what is the pitch of such gear?
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Is there a Technic set that is just an assortment of parts and not a specific vehicle?

Can I buy Technic sets that are just assortments of parts as opposed to a specific vehicle? Background I do research on sediment carbon cycling in lakes and I need use a rotating array of magnets to ...
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Pin Connector 62462 vs 75535

I wonder what is the purpose of the slot in the 62462 pin connector? What can it be used for, beside from help with part separation? Part 62462 (2005-present) is newer than 75535 (1995-2008), but the ...
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How to build an arch that is angled out of Lego?

I am currently working on a MOC for the USS Orville and I am trying to figure out the engines. I have gone through a couple of iterations on my current version, but it always buckles under its own ...
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LEGO Technic Interface A

A few days ago, a friend offered me one set 9750 LEGO Technic Interface A with the Interface Card and Cable (IBM compatible) but without software. Can someone share the installation software (LEGO ...
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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 started with a lot of parts from the generic 10697-1 'LEGO Classic Large Creative Box' set. Sometime later, I bought a bunch of wheels, part numbers being: ...
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Metal Spring for LEGO MOC Simple Suspension

What is the most appropriate dimension (e.g. 20mm x 3.33mm, 5N/mm) of the metal spring for this LEGO MOC Simple Suspension so that it will not cause damage to the LEGO part surrounding it?
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LEGO 42095 wheels going opposite directions

My son just finished the 42095 Remote-Controlled Stunt Racer and the two wheels go in opposite directions. Have checked and rebuilt and still can’t get it running in the same direction. Can anyone ...
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How to debug gears in the Bucket Wheel Excavator?

My 8 year old is just finishing the Bucket Wheel Excavator. He turned the motor on and there is a significant clicking noise. It looks as though the top gear noted in the picture gets stuck. Not sure ...
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I'd like to build a mechanism to press buttons on a remote control. What is a good basic approach to use?

I have a small remote control like device with about 11 buttons. The centers of each button are placed about 1.1cm apart, and each are about 0.7cm in diameter (this means about 0.4cm between the edges)...
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Has LEGO ever been used in an assembly line or a manufacturing process?

With LEGO Technic and LEGO Mindstorms becoming ever more sophisticated, I wonder if it has ever been used in a real commercial setting to automate parts of an assembly line or manufacturing / research ...
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Any (small) Lego Technic parts not in whole units?

This is aimed at building a GBC module, not to reproduce an actual engine. I need a piston type construction with stroke length of 3 units, which means a crankshaft radius of 1 1/2 units. Are there ...
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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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What is this piece? 2 axle and 1 pin?

I've been looking around for this piece, google images etc, cannot find it. Any ideas on a part number?
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Is there any software except SR 3D Builder with the ability to simulate the interaction of gears that doesn't require scripting?

I'm aware that one can do that in LDCad but with scripting. Should I invest my time in learning SR 3D Builder or is there any other option? It's just not a very intuitive software for me but I might ...
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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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How can I assemble 2 opposing gears so that the axle rotations are perfectly parallel?

Due to the way all the modern LEGO gears are perfectly quarter-turn symmetrical, there doesn't appear to be any way to assembly 2 opposing gears such that I get a 2 perfectly parallel axles. This ...
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Has this building technique been used in an official set?

One of my favorite building techniques is to place a Technic pin into the anti-studs of a brick. This allows two bricks to attach bottom-to-bottom. It's a pretty secure connection, but I'm not sure ...