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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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3rd Party Light Kits

Does anyone have experience with any of the 3rd party lighting kit companies for sets? Do you have any information or stories about how these lighting kits work out in practice? These are the two ...
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Looking for a spike

I spend some hours looking for the part attached to the microfigure of this picture: Can anyone identify the spike attached to the head of the microfig.
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Selling completed models

I'm am looking to sell completed models but do not want to disassemble them. Can someone point me in right direction?
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Looking for an affordable high density storage solution for my individual bricks

As my collection of bricks is growing, my storage space is limited and I'm increasingly interested in doing my own MOCs, I'm looking for a high density storage solution to keep my individual pieces ...
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What does each part do exactly?

It's been a few years since I bought a Lego Mindstorms (v2) which comes with the technic style pieces. There's beams, axels, rods, connectors... but the majority of the times when I'm building (my ...
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Two LEGO Powered Up engines with reverse direction

I have 2 LEGO 60197 City Passenger Trains and I would like to attach both sets together and un them on the same channel. The problem with the current disposition of the bogies is that reversing the ...
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Help! Unidentified #2 bag 2007!

It's driving me crazy! I recently purchased legos from a local goodwill. It looks like there's several Star Wars sets from 2007-2008 that are missing lots of pieces. I was assuming this bag was from a ...
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How many rotations or degrees do you need to turn your robot?

I have an EV3 Home edition. I have made a tribot. Two main motors for the wheels and a caster in the back. To complete a full turn in place I need to set the rotations to 2.32 or 835 degrees. Does ...
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Problem With Bionicle Joint Sockets

I'm pretty sure that serious Bionicle fans have all dealt with cracking of the joint socket pieces. However, is super-gluing the broken parts a solution? I'm worried that the joint socket won't be ...
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Which programming environments or APIs are available for the lego BOOST?

Over the holidays I tried the following Python library: https://github.com/undera/pylgbst but I couldn't get it to work. Then again my knowledge of Python is very limited. I'm more experienced with C+...
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What is LEGO Xtra?

I've seen a number of small polybags in stores branded LEGO xtra. What are these?
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9398 the front wheels rotate in the opposite direction to the rear wheel

We've just finished 9398 4x4 Crawler. Everything looks good, the motors work but the front wheels rotate in the opposite direction to the rear wheels, they also turn in opposite directions. What could ...
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EV3 Multiple conditions: wait sensor activation for N seconds or

How to program EV3 to wait for a sensor activation for at most X seconds? If the sensor is activated in the given time, begin sequence B. If it is not activated in X seconds, begin sequence A. ...
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Has Anyone Ever Reprinted a LEGO Powered Up Connector With A 3D Printer?

Has anyone ever reprinted a LEGO Powered Up connector with a 3D printer? Currently, I'm using a modified SATA adapter for some LED lights on my train.
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why isn't lego updating the 9V train sets to the current system? [closed]

My son is getting to the age where he is ready for the Lego trains. I looked through the City and Train sets. It seems that Lego really recycles the Fire and Police themes over and over again, while ...
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What is this from?

My dad recently gave me a large box of legos that belong to sets. I found two pieces that appear to be the front of a car. I was wondering if you guys could help me out. I would love to know what it ...
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Help Identifying LEGO With A Pink 3(`(00) ´ )Ɛ Face

I cannot add a picture, but they are green, brown, and pink pieces. One of the pink has what looks like a pig's face.
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LEGO Master Builder Academy instructions

My kids picked up a few LEGO sets from the Master Builder Academy series recently that do not come with instructions in the packaging. According to the support team at LEGO.com this series was ...
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My Lego Technic 42082 wheel stuck and can't move [closed]

After I finished my 1st manual book, I found out that my crane wheel can't move. May I know which part that I did incorrectly?
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Is EV3 Device Manager still active?

Link to https://ev3manager.education.lego.com/ is broken - will this be fixed?
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How to install Firmware 1.10E on an EV3 home/retail edition brick

If and how can you install firmware 1.10E on an EV3 brick from an home/retail edition set (instead of an education set)? Updates 1.0E9 are only recognized from the Mindstorm software, also with ...
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Help identifying giant blue LEGO Bionicle set

I have what appears to be a giant Bionicle. The head is the size of a small human head almost the size of a mask. It is blue in colour and in 5 bags. It looks like more than 100 pieces. The ...
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Can I push the train of 60052 [duplicate]

We more like to push trains with hand. There were old ones, like the train of set 2741, where when pushing the engine, the contact became loose between the axis and the cog wheel. Can I count some ...
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HELP I have gotten Lego package, no box and no instructions

these packages Were all unopened, Only package number five came with a Ninjago mini figure. Could someone possibly be able to get me the box information so I can look up the instructions! picture with ...
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Are these models legit sets or MOCs?

Are these 4 historic car models legit sets or MOCs? If official sets do you know the set numbers? How can I add more pictures then one?
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Multiple powered up trains on 1 Bluetooth controller?

My daughter got a Passenger Train for Christmas and I converted one of my old 9v trains to run using the powered up system. Is it possible to run the 2 trains independently or concurrently (preferably ...
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The controversy around clone brands

The origin of the self-locking building bricks Hilary Page was born in 1904 in Sanderstead, England. Along with several partners, Page decided to go into the toy business in 1932. In 1936, he began ...
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Looking for sets to use as components of a 1930s - 1940s European city

I'm planning to build a 1930s / 1940s European city (like Paris, London, Prague, ...). As buildings, I'm currently going for modulars that could pass for pre-1950 European buildings, possibly with ...
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Is this non-disassemblable LEGO instruction step real?

I've seen this image shared a few times around the internet as an example of a LEGO instruction step that assembles pieces in such a way that they cannot be disassembled (at-least not without some ...
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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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What can I do with all my brick separators? [duplicate]

Since LEGO has started adding a brick separator to each of their larger sets, I have more brick separators than I know what to do with. Due to inflation, they also aren't really worth anything to try ...
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Replace Battery in LEGO Dino Attack Light-Up T-Rex Head?

Is it possible to replace the battery of the LEGO Dino Attack T-Rex heads? There's a button on the top of the head that makes the eyes and tongue light up red. There doesn't seem to be any obvious ...
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Capture video stream from LEGO Studio Camera (Logitech USB webcam) in ev3dev?

Once upon a time, LEGO made a digital camera for the LEGO Studios and Mindstorms line. Internally it's an old USB Logitech repackaged in a LEGO housing. It could also be used with the old LEGO ...
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What is this LEGO Star Wars Disney box with “5 items”?

Someone sent me this picture, asking me what this LEGO Star Wars box is. It apparently doesn't have an item number, and it just says "5 items" ages 6+. What items might it contain?
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What set do these large white pieces with Technic pins and an orange winch?

I found this at home with many other scattered parts and set, but I'm unsure what this one belongs to. What set is it from?
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You know you have been LEGOing too long when

Inspired by this webpage on raytracing I was trying to find out whether something similar exists for LEGOing (playing with LEGO). However, I couldn't find any references to jokes like "You know you ...
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Where can I find documentation on the LEGO Wireless Protocol for Powered Up devices?

LEGO BOOST and LEGO Powered Up Smart Hubs use Bluetooth Low Energy to communicate to apps. Where can I find documentation on the communication protocol so that I can build my own app for these devices?...
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What is this heavy red LEGO piece with no obvious connectors? [duplicate]

I got a bulk box of LEGO on eBay and this was in it. It has the LEGO logo at either end but the pegs at the bottom don’t connect to anything. It’s heavy, like a battery, but no connectors and it doesn’...
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How I can program a solar panel heliostat? [closed]

I want to make a program for an EV3 solar heliostat. It consists of two motors and a color sensor. I want it to follow the light. The station is fixed. EV3SolarStation pdf
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How To Disassemble the LEGO Boost Hub?

I can get the hex screws off and pry apart the plastic tabs on the bottom plate, but for the life of me I can't un-clip the back tabs. Any ideas on where to press/pry?
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2 Red LEGO compatible bricks

I'm not sure where I got these 2 pieces from, and I'm wondering what are they, and which brand they belong to. They are LEGO-compatible, but definitely not genuine LEGO. There are no identifying ...
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What's the best way to start an 8 year old on Lego Technic building?

I'm a grandpa trying to start my 8 year old grandson in LEGO Technic building. I am particularly interested in mechanical parts building and motorization. He already loves LEGO and attends after ...
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Can you identify these (possibly) LEGO horses?

We got these old LEGO-compatible horses from the LEGO collection that used to belong to my wife's brothers (which means they are probably 20-30 years old). I'm wondering if they are genuine LEGO ...
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My 8880 Super Car: Quality criteria for potential buyers?

A couple of years ago I bought a used 8880 Super Car for around 50 Euros. I thought it was an exceptional bargain but now I am not so sure any more. I want to sell the set and want to avoid a ...
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What mini fig/set is this shirt from?

I’ve googled trying to figure out where this piece came from but I have no idea. Please help me figure out what minifigure this shirt from? Also, if it’s from a larger set. Thanks
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Are there more LEGO minifigures than humans?

In 2014 Randall Munroe of XKCD predicted that there would be more minifigures than people by 2019. Was he correct? Have we reached the crossing point, and if so, when? If not, when will we?
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How to distinguish official LEGO mini movies from non-official movies?

My sons (7 and 4.5 years old) love watching LEGO city mini movies on YouTube. They love watching all kinds of LEGO city mini movies, such as: Arctic Explorers The Escape From Prison Island ...

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