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Identify Lego set containing a trailer with light-blue & purple color theme

This looks like some kind of trailer with light-blue & purple color theme. From what set is this come from?
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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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Identify Lego set from a partly-built object with a handle and colored yellow, white, and black

I found this partly-built object in a box of jumbled LEGO. What set did it come from?
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What is the piece and piece number of the accessory this figure is holding?

He is holding a rocket launcher type piece that I cannot identify. What is the piece and piece number of the accessory this figure is holding?
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What is the Airport Shuttle logo meant to symbolize?

The Airport Shuttle set features what is apparently supposed to be a logo of the Airport Shuttle monorail system, both on the train itself and prominently on top of the city stop (and possibly in more ...
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Difference between The Lego Group and Lego Systems A/S

I am not sure what LEGO is called currently. Is it still The Lego Group or is it Lego Systems A/S or is it both? What is the difference between them?
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Need help identify a piece

It's some kind of tile with a bench shape.
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How many Star Wars Storm Troopers have there been?

How many different storm-troopers are there in the LEGO Star Wars sets for the entire timeline?
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How much to support a big model?

Exactly, how many LEGO blocks would somebody need to support a model that weighs 30 pounds?
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Who produces these sets of Venetian gondolas, and is there more of it?

While staying in Venice, Italy, I came across a shopping window with what looked like a LEGO set of a gondola - except that the familiar white letters in the red top left square said "IDEA" rather ...
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Can a v1 PF reciever power an XL motor and servo?

I have a v1 PF receiver but don't want to pay $35 for a v2 receiver and I was wondering if a v1 receiver can power a single XL/L motor and a servo.
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Looking for sets with lots of printed parts or other special parts to use as components for my city

I'm thinking about building an early 20th century ('30s / '40s) European city, using both complete sets and parts of sets as resources I'm looking for pieces that add detail to this city, both ...
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Is there a way to restart a program with EV3?

I've got a program with a code lock, and I would like the program to restart when you enter the incorrect code. Does anyone know of a way to do that?
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Was there ever a LEGO store in Miami International Airport?

I was lately in Miami International Airport (MIA), and there are many signs displaying their array of stores within the airport. One wall I saw was showing logos of the stores in a design way, not in ...
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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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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 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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How to make of point coordinate system for EV3

I'm trying to make a internal coordinate system for an EV3 Python project I'm doing, but at a complete loss on how to do it. It needs to keep track of how it moves (with wheels) in an X, Y coordinate ...
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Please help identify set from this picture of a part built boat

I have a part built boat,but need help in identifying the set so we can complete the build. Thanks
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Please help with set identification from the picture of this part made car

please help identify the set that this car is part of.
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Can anyone help me identify what set this bag belonds to?

Can anyone help me identify which Lego set this bag belongs to (It has two smaller bags inside)?
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Custom extension cables for Light Stax?

Recently, I got the S-12012 Light Stax kit with 50 (!) light bricks. They are different from those described in this question, but they are much cheaper, colorful and with blinking/pulsating effects. ...
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Can someone help identify the full set from this part made car

I have loads of complete Lego sets, distributed into bags and without instructions.
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Run Code From PC

https://www.ev3dev.org/projects/2014/05/09/Python-Rubiks-Cube-Solver/ The other one gives a solution in around 20 steps, but takes around 500 MB of memory, so I need to run it on a computer How do I ...
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What LEGO pieces have “real-world” functionality?

I have noticed that there are a few LEGO pieces that also function in the "real-world." For example, the 10830c01 Magnifying Glass can actually magnify. Another example is the 70001pb01 Compass, ...
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What set does this belong to?

I just received a huge box of LEGO's. There are some unique pieces such as this one. On the back of this piece is the number AM02232. What are my options of figuring out its set and finding ...
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How can you get the pipes on Steamboat Willie to work reliably?

We recently began building 21317 Steamboat Willie. We've got it mostly built, but the pipes keep getting stuck. The rear one works, but the front one keeps getting stuck up and won't go down. We've ...
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Star Wars set ID 2

This part appears to be one side of a Wookie ship of some sort and these parts appear to be from one set but I am not sure this appears to be an Imperial ship of some sort and this is from a walker ...
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Star Wars set identification 1

I recently bought a big box of LEGO that have some broken LEGO Star Wars sets and I need help identifying them. Some are fairly complete and some are just pieces. The first 2 are almost complete so it ...
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What does this symbol on the EV3 Brick mean?

I can’t figure out how to get my R3PTAR to open and close it’s mouth to bite. I keep getting this symbol. What does it mean?
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What material is the LEGO laptop made of?

What material is the LEGO laptop piece made of? It does not feel like their normal rubber and it certainty doesn't feel like ABS.
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EV3 Brick is Stuck on Red

The EV3 brick started by flashing red. Then started where it is stuck on two red buttons. Have changed batteries, and manual reset with no change.
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What is the fastest way to estimate the number of pieces in a large collection?

I have a relatively large LEGO collection and I would like to know roughly how many pieces I have; however, it would not be worth my time to count each piece individually. Is there a faster way to ...
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Why are the Lego boxes so unnecessary big? [duplicate]

I ask myself often when buying Lego why the boxes are so much bigger than the space that is needed for the contained content. It seems a waste in terms of material and logistics. I do store the boxes ...
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What is this part?

I found about a dozen of these in a mixed bunch of LEGO. Are they actual LEGO pieces or another brand? They are actually white, the pink color is a lighting error.
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MindSqualls - can I connect more than one NXT brick using USB?

To access my NXT brick connected via USB with the MindSqualls library, I do the following: var brick = new McNxtBrick(NxtCommLinkType.USB, 0); The 0 is serialPortNr. If I were to buy a second NXT ...
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Lego track switch doesn't close properly

Just two weeks ago, my kid got a 60198 cargo train and we added a set of 60238 switching tracks. With two (out of three) switches we have the problem that the switch doesn't close properly anymore to ...
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Identify this fire truck set?

Can anyone identify this fire truck set? I’d like to find the instructions before it gets taken apart.
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Looking for custom EV3 block to control LEDs independently

The EV3 brick has 2 LED sets, one on the left side of the button panel and one on the right. Software such as python for ev3dev let's you control them both individually, the normal EV3-G LED block ...
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Is there any rhyme or reason to the sizing of LEGO boxes?

Recently, I have noticed that there appears to be no rhyme or reason to the sizing of any given LEGO set box. For example, in the picture below, you can see three sets that have a similar amount of ...
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EV3 Ultrasonic Sensor programm

How can I download the ultrasonic sensor and open it? I want to open it on a laptop running Windows 7. Which program must I download?
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Using switch block with Hitechnic color block

Can I compare the Hitechnic block --> measure --> color output in a switch block? For example, if the Hitechnic color sensor is seeing black, then do something, else do another thing. If not, then how ...
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What is a color sensor and where do you get it?

I have an NXT but I don’t know how to make it detect colors, all it does is say “wait”. My set includes a light sensor but I heard some YouTube videos say there was a lego “color” sensor. Does LEGO ...
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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 ...
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How can I separate 1 x 1 round from boat mast base 4 x 4?

I have two pieces I cannot seem to separate. The parts in question are: 3062b: Brick, Round 1 x 1 Open Stud 6067: Black Boat Mast Section Base 4 x 4 x 1 2/3 The 1 x 1 is transparent in this case, in ...
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can 2 powered up train motor be plugged into one hub

I have set #60198 and it comes with one powered up motor. I'm hauling many many cars and one motor isn't enough any more. I see there is a slot for "B" on the hub. Is it possible to plug in another ...
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Mystery brick - cannot find instructions with this piece mentioned

I have a bunch of LEGO bricks from the years 1975 - 2016. There are a lot of obscure pieces in my collection, but this piece is so obscure that I have no idea what it goes to. If anyone can help it ...
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Rearing off to the left without telling it to

I've started to build a robot, but when it drives it veers off to the left even though I'm just telling it to go straight. I think I need to do something to the motors but I don't know what or how. I'...
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How can I separate an 8H antenna from a modified 1×1 with ring?

I have two parts which are stuck together: 4081b: Plate, modified 1×1 with clip light – thick ring 2569/25699/47094: Antenna whip 8H The parts have been assembled like this for about 20 years and ...
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What does the acronym SPUA stand for?

I once heard someone use the acronym SPUA while referring to a LEGO piece. What does that stand for and what does it mean?

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