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Simple way to build large circles?

So I was wondering if there is a simple way to create large circle or circle-like plates. I'm wanting to build a MOC of the Hero Factory assembly tower (In LDD first) but most of the pieces that form ...
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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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Lego filling boxes with random lego to meet law requirements

In some countries, there is a law that toy boxes need to filled with at least a fixed percentage of the total volume of the box. I know Lego addresses this by adding random Lego. At least, I've been ...
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What is this brick and how do I use it?

My son received a huge assortment of legos for his birthday and one piece we would like to know how to use, but I can't seem to find information on it anywhere! I would sure appreciate any help you ...
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Can you identify this dome

Can anyone identify this dome? I looked through the "brick,round" section of bricklink and couldn't find it.
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How were these building instructions from the 1970s produced?

Have a look at page 7 of the instructions for set 367, produced in the year 1975 (source: Peeron.com): How were these instructions produced? Were they hand-drawn or computer-generated? If the latter, ...
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Identify red triangle stick

Help me to identify this part please
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Why isn't the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 software compatible with OS X 10.9.5?

The download page said "Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or above" but when I downloaded the EV3 software, I couldn't open it because the installer said: You have OS X 10.9.5. The application requires ...
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Decorations on drawbridge

At about 0:28 of this video, it depicts a descending drawbridge with some metal decorations. Are there any decorated tiles that come close to this? Is there some other way I could achieve a similar ...
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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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What is this small space-themed set from possibly the early 90's?

I have a bunch of LEGO bricks mixed together. I recognize a few of them as going together for some small set that I no longer have the instructions for. I believe I got this set in the early 90's. ...
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In what set is this brick used?

In which set is this LEGO brick used? There is no number in it and its original LEGO. The only number there is on is A 1.
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Red Palisade Brick?

Is there a red variant to the 2x1 palisade brick (30136)? I looked at bricklink but couldn't find anything. Known colors don't include red or any similar shades, but I feel as if I've seen the red ...
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Can you identify this torso assembly

Can anyone identify this torso and arms? I did a search on Bricklink for torsos with 'fur' and 'belt' but couldn't find it.
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How do the Ninjago spinners work?

How do the Ninjago spinners work? From the set it looks like you can put a minifigure on it. It's a little hard to understand how that works from the picture though.
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NXT software on Windows 10 isn't detecting NXT brick

I have the Mindstorms NXT software and brick (CPU), and I worked with them a long time ago running NXT on a Windows XP. Now, I would like to retrieve the brick to teach my son, and I installed the NXT ...
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Help with popcorn cart wheels

Can someone identify the wheel attachments for a LEGO popcorn cart wheel like this? How do we connect it to the axle? Is there a good tutorial on LEGO wheels somewhere I can read?
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Evolution of the LEGO part catalog over time

I have downloaded the Bricklink catalog four or five times in the past, but the interval was very irregular. I would like to look at the evolution of the LEGO part list over the years. However, I didn'...
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What are these pieces for?

I got these pieces from set 76119 "Batmobile Pursuit of Joker", but the instructions don't specify what the pieces are for. What is their purpose?
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How many unique Lego elements are there? [duplicate]

I’m looking for the number of “kinds” of pieces, not the aggregate number of all pieces produced. A breakout of Duplo, Technic and other “specialties” would be helpful as well.
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Why won't my Lego Mindstorms NXT stop beeping/clicking and work properly?

I was trying to update the firmware on my NXT but suddenly the screen went blank and it started beeping. I unplugged and re-plugged my USB and a notification came up saying that the device ...
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Paint and marker removal from minifigs? [closed]

When I was little, I sometimes painted or colored on LEGO minifigures. Is there an easier solution for cleaning off the marks, especially the paint? Glass cleaner was recommended but after leaving ...
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Have minifig hands ever appeared “on their own” in an official set?

I am curious whether minifig hands have ever appeared "on their own", i.e., not inserted into minifig arms, in any official set. Or if they have ever been sold separately by TLG, e.g. in Pick-a-Brick ...
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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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What was the first Lego tie-in film or television production?

Nowadays, it's pretty common for TV shows and films to be released by film studios in agreement with The LEGO Group and tying in to current LEGO set themes - famous examples include the recent films (...
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Night's watch torsos

Are the torsos in this eBay listing made by LEGO? If so, can anyone identify them?
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How can I make church bells with a pull cord?

I would like to allow the viewer to pull on some strings or chains and let that ring my church bells (I know it won't make much sound, that's fine). I'm thinking I'll need a pulley and some string, ...
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Can Power Functions components work with the RCX?

I don't have the RCX, and neither do I have any PF stuff, but as they both have wire connectors which are almost identical, I'm thinking that they can both work together and are compatible. Is this ...
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Build a narrow archway

Is there a way to make a more narrow v-shaped arch as in picture below? I looked at the arches section on Bricklink and they all look like they're too broad.
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Can you identify the large transparent windows in this Ideas submission?

Can anyone identify the large curved transparent windows in this aviary build?
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How does the Space Shuttle dock the ISS?

The IDEAS International Space Station (21321) comes with a miniature model of a space shuttle. And while that has its place on the space station's stand, the official LEGO product page literally ...
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Can you identify this part? (Lego itself couldn't)

These pieces (3 shown) predate 1990. I don't know to which set they belong or what they were/can be used for. I asked Lego but they didn't know either.
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Online link to the LEGO NXT firmware (v1.31) source code or IAR ARM LEGO development tools?

I am looking for the source code to latest NXT firmware (v1.31). I found the binary image is on LEGO site: https://www.lego.com/en-us/themes/mindstorms/downloads, but no links to firmware source code ...
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How to make a street-light style torch

I need to light up my streets so the citizens of my castle can get around at night. I'd like to do something like this: From Etsy listing: From https://www.pixtastock.com/illustration/58823117: (I ...
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Choosing scale for train models: what scale is “L-gauge”?

So, after being a LEGO fan for 40+ years, I'd like to try my luck at building some scale models of train sets (for example, an ICE 2). In planning my build, I ran into some difficulties or doubts ...
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Castle Siege: Flaming arrows

I'm trying to think of ways to defend my LEGO castle. Is there a way I can shoot some flaming arrows into the hearts of the invaders? Maybe some burning oil?
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Angry birds arms

Is it possible to attach the Angry Birds arms to a regular minifigure, or is the attachment pin different?
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Attaching a ring-like handle to a castle door

I'd like to attach a round metal looking handle to a castle door such as this one. I did a search for 'ring' on Bricklink and found the life preserver. Would this work, or are there better options? ...
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Mindstorms NXT NXC RemoteStopProgram fails compilation

I have two NXT bricks connected and they work together using Bluetooth, sending messages between the two works. The master NXT will start a program on the slave NXT with the RemoteStartProgram ...
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Please identify this figure/build

I would like to know from what set this figure/build is? It looks like a tiger/human hybrid.
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Is there a duplicate/copy paste function in Lego Mindstorms Ev3 programing?

I remember, when I first started out Lego Mindstorms, there was a copy and paste (duplicate) blocks function. I could highlight and right click the blocks then press on duplicate to make another copy ...
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How should castle doors be attached?

I'm trying to plan the pieces I'll need for a castle door. I know I need 2 of these doors. Based on the part list for Adventurers Tomb set, it looks like I'll need several shutter holders, right? Is ...
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How to prevent my connected axles from falling apart?

In my EV3 robot, I have two rear axles connected to each other using this part mounted like this: [ The problem with this construction is that after a while of driving, the axes disconnects like ...
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Is there a way to keep large plates together more efficiently?

Whenever I'm building a baseplate for something such as a skyscraper, every time I put larger-scale pieces (such as an 8 by 4) onto the larger bottom piece (i.e. 16 by 16), there is always space under ...
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Identify this minifigure

I found this minifigure on the street. Can anyone help me identify what it is and what set is it from? The hands were not originally grey, they were in the colour of the head.
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SPIK3R can't even hold itself

The SPIK3R does not move properly. When I remove the legs and depend on the wheels it works like it should: goes forward when I make it go forward, and turns when I make it go backward. I did not make ...
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Error message when using loop index as an array index to get value in arrays

My program moves an ultrasonic sensor around 260 degrees and the values are recorded down in an array variable every 2 degrees it turns. It moves back and measure it 3 more times, storing each ...
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Is it okay to put rechargeable AA batteries into the EV3?

Is it really okay to put rechargeable AA batteries into the EV3 and continuously put them in after recharging them each time? Boring old one-use AA batteries are getting too expensive for me, and I ...
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Which pieces were used to make the flexible mesh skin for the life size Lego Bugatti?

In the linked video, around the 1:50 - 1:55 mark, a person can be seen picking up a flexible hexagonal mesh, and bringing it to the side of the vehicle. Also, close ups are visible around 2:03 - 2:37. ...
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Can you identify the set for these two LEGO bags?

Looking to identify the following 2 bags Bag 6 identifying possible help = 741R7 2015 Lego Group 135149 Bag 8 identifying possible help = 142R7 2015 Lego Group 135149 I am hoping the ...

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