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Cleaning pieces with “new” status (Bricklink)

I'm just preparing my first bricklink order and I've got a simple questiong - do you clean pieces bought on bricklink which were sold as "new"?
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Is this an original part made by LEGO?

Is this an original LEGO part? Maybe Technic? See the cup for size comparison.
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Please help to identify the set this sticker belongs to

Please help to identify the set this sticker belongs to, the sticker is on both sides of the ensemble
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Is this an original Lego part?

Is this an original Lego part? Technic maybe?
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What is this 2×8 plate slotted, rectangular studs and a hole in the middle?

Please help to identify this part. What is its use?
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Where to buy rare old sets?

Does anybody know a good place to buy rare old LEGO sets? I'm looking specifically for old "pneumatic" featured LEGO Technic sets.
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Is there a Ubuntu LEGO manual creator?

Is there a good LEGO instructions manual creator for Ubuntu? I can't seem to find one. Also, are there any online ones?
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What is this old dark grey lego piece?

Here is an odd piece that I have found - any idea what it is? 2x2 plate is shown for scale.
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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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Parts for “Simple Machine” book by Isogawa-san?

I would like to make some models from The LEGO Technic Idea Book: Simple Machine by Yoshihito Isogawa. It seems the author is using parts of different "Technic" sets. Could you advise where can I ...
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I have bags 2 and 3 of the LEGO group 2011 but no instructions, can anyone identify these?

I have bags 2 and 3 with the number 135149 on them but didn’t get instructions (found them at goodwill). They have red, brown and green, some gray and black bricks, with guns, a cowboy, an Indian, a ...
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Where to get bulk GBC balls?

I am running a middle school robotics club, and this year we are focusing on building a Great Ball Contraption. One problem I'm having is acquiring the balls. On Bricklink, the discontinued soccer ...
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Unsure of how to use a switch that is time dependent

Have been trying to make a line follower that can autocorrect itself if it would lose the line. The follower is supposed to turn around, go forward and catch the line if the line has not been detected ...
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Can anyone identify this part?

I have 4 of these unidentified parts and I'm not sure which set the originally came from (stud shown for comparison). Any guesses would be welcome!
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How does the DUPLO Action Bricks work?

Does anybody knows what is the technology the DUPLO Action Bricks are based on?It is not any RFID or NFC because I printed out the white one on normal white paper which turns lights on/off. The symbol ...
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Help identifying piece - wheels on arched base

I'm not familiar with this piece that showed up in an old bin of Legos from a second hand store. The text of the copyright reads "2008 the LEGO group" Is there anyone that can tell me a part ...
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Is this gray hook an original LEGO part?

Is the gray "hook" an original LEGO item? Please see the red plate for size comparison.
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Where is the structural difference between a minifig and a minifig on a keychain?

Where is the structural difference between a minifig and a minifig on a keychain? Can someone explain why this post is not meeting "their" quality standard?
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Help identifying LEGO sets - Star Wars?

My toddler inherited a bunch of legos that all seem to be Star Wars. I was able to determine about 1/2 of the bunch were 4 microfighter sets since some parts are unique. I am stuck identifying the ...
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Narrow gauge train wheels metal axle?

Anyone know some way, (or someone that makes a mod) to make narrow gauge wheels that actually roll fast? Something similar to the metal axle trucks that are used for standard gauge trains.
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Why are Printed Lego Catalogues Distributed Late?

Today is January 29, 2019, and toy stores in Germany (at least a couple that I've checked) still have only some remainders of 2018 July - December catalogues. 2019 January - June catalogues are ...
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Where is an instruction sheet for Ausini set 25418 guitar?

I bought an Ausini brick set AUS-25418, which is a guitar, however as cheap as it was the price, it didn't have the building instructions, at least it looks like no piece bags or stickers are missing. ...
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How did this 1x4 plate look like before modifying?

As you can see someone modified this 1x4 plate. Can you tell me which brick this was originally?
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Buy the complete EV3 set or only the brick?

I have an old NXT (or NXT 2.0, do not remember exactly) bought I think in 2007. I would like to upgrade to EV3, but I am not sure if I should buy the complete set or only the central brick. Is there ...
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What is the model/year of an airplane with a sticker “96” on the wing?

I found this airplane in a bag at Goodwill, but not sure what set it's from. It looks complete and the landing gear pulls down. Any idea what year or set this is from?
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Read power usage and respond when motor is straining

Is there a way to know if the drive wheels are "straining", like when locked up with an opposing bot? This is for a Lego sumo bot using the Lego Mindstorms Education EV3 Core Set (EV3 Large Motor ...
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Modified 3x2 Plate with Rubber Bottom and snap-on cover?

I've had this odd little part laying around my desk for some time - does anyone know what it is? There's no Lego logo anywhere, and I've searched BrickLink somewhat comprehensively, so I'm guessing ...
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The Missing Handlebar

I've been trying to look for the handlebar piece but it doesn't show up. Can someone tell me why?
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42043 Mercedes Arocs Truck Crane Turntable Sticking

I have recently found that the turntable of the crane has been sticking when turning! Having taken apart the crane and investigated the issue, it seems to be the interplay between the turntable's ...
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What Is The Red Frame Piece In Picture?

I would like to know the name and part# for the red frame piece in picture. The one that is holding the white cupboard door. Thanks.
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Arduino-izing LEGO Technic - ideas for a car / vehicle to choose

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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Help Identifying a minifigure head

I have looked everywhere I know to look but can't find this minifigure head listed. Any help appreciated.
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Which LEGO set did this bags 4 - 10 come from?

I have bags 4-10 of 2011 LEGO group 135149. I'm trying to find what set they are from. At first I thought maybe a castle due to the doors. I have pictures:
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Building advice for “hunched” mech lower torso design?

Another mech based question, let me clean up as best I can... So, in LDD, I'm working on an Evangelion Unit from the popular manga and anime, Neon Genesis Evangelion, and have decided to build EVA ...
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Ordering of Pages in Printed LEGO Catalogues

While looking at some of the scanned LEGO catalogues on BrickSet, I have noticed that the UK catalogues (at least the ones I looked into) seem to be ordered "backwards" compared to what I'm used to ...
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What is the name or ID of this part?

Trying to locate this particular piece on BrickLink though I’m not having very much luck. It’s appears to be a grey bar piece/ zip line bar of some sort. Any assistance you can provide is greatly ...
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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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How much does the full-size Lego Bugatti cost?

I read that the Lego developers have built a real driving Bugatti from Lego Bricks. Did they only use original Lego parts? Which ones and how many? Which sets does one need to buy and how many? And ...
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A Technic set from ~1997

I had a Technic set when I was a teen, about 1997 (by looking at the wheels, see picture). From what I remember, it was a tank truck. In its tank it was carrying 3 C batteries. In the picture, you can ...
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How deep can discounts on Amazon get?

I'm looking at the Hogwart Train set on Amazon right now and they are 20% off the MSRP. I recently bought the 60198 set at a 5% discount, now it is 16% off. I wanted to know typically how deep the ...
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Which set is this slope with holes from?

I picked up a bag of loose LEGO at a thrift shop and cannot identify which set this piece comes from: The holes pass all the way through the slope but have small details inside that prevent a ...
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Where to place your own ldraw pars

I just started designing LEGO instructions. I used LeoCAD to built the model and Web Lic to create the instructions. Being a Linux developer, Windows is hard to use and access. It seems bricks ...
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Need advice re Power Functions

My 11-year old son wants to add power to his creations but neither of us know quite how to start this new adventure. He doesn't have any Technic or Mindstorms sets. Looking through sets online, it ...
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What is the name/part# of this round part?

What is the name or part# of this round piece? Thanks.
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using a remote control

I have just started to get into using a LEGO Mindstorms EV3 robot. I know you have to create a program on the laptop, then it has to be downloaded to the EV3 block. Can you use a remote control to ...
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Color Chart Rosetta Stone

After discovering disparities between LEGO color names and families and 3rd party sites, I attempted to compile a sort of Rosetta Stone for the colors. Certain this is not complete but I believe a ...
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Trying to identify an old LEGO plate

Recently someone gave me a huge bunch of old LEGO pieces. Among the parts I found a white 4x6 plate with 4 wheel holes (those red wheels with a metal pin), a hole in the middle and an 2x1 extension on ...
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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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Looking for what set so I can find instructions

The only info I have is the 5 and the 2011 LEGO group with 135149 on it. Lots of colorful pieces except for a clear rectangle square
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What is the three-position lever in the Bugatti Chiron supposed to do?

I've just finished assembling the Bugatti Chiron (42083), and there's a three-position lever in between the two seats that -- probably -- isn't working: one position connects the wheels to the engine; ...

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