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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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Building techniques for designing a LEGO City Street scene?

As the question suggests... I'm trying to build a city street in "midiscale" similar to that of Hong Kong, but I have no idea on where to even begin with something like this. This project is being ...
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1answer
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How to best measure compatibility among Lego and clones?

A top complaint I see about clone brands is the quality: specifically the flimsiness of the plastic, premature discoloration, or poor fitting with either other bricks of the same brand or with Lego. I'...
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Is it possible to use the Dexter WiFi Sensor with Robot C?

My wife bought me a Mindstorms NXT system a few years ago and I bought a Dexter WiFi sensor for it, by the time I got a chance to work with it, I found out the sensor had been "retired" and that the ...
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Can't identify venom/spiderman minifigures

I can't identify these Venom/Spiderman minifigures and I have no idea what set they're from but it is over 6-7 years old. I'm not sure if those are the right bottoms for the Venom, but I know that the ...
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Does the word Lego have anything to do with Latin verb lego?

When I started learning Latin and learnt the verb "legō" specifically (meaning, "I collect, gather"), I suddenly realized "Oh, so that's where the Lego name comes from!" and it made perfect sense. It ...
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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 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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Need help identifying these 7 lego pieces!

I need help identifying these 7 pieces. Please assist! What I tried so far is logically trying to figure out their categories, but unfortunately I couldn't find them, or there were hundreds/thousands ...
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How can I efficiently pick up bricks off the floor?

My floor is covered in bricks. My bare feet can't take much more abuse. Is there a way of collecting up the bricks easily, or should I just get on my knees and start scooping them up with my hands?
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How to sell a large amount of Lego

Hope someone can help. I bought my husband a huge bundle of Lego a few years ago, but he doesn't have the time to sort it, so we want to sell it on. We've identified a lot of the sets from pieces/...
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Can the Powered Up Remote (latest train version) pair with the Boost Move Hub?

I've got the latest Powered Up remote, I was hoping it would pair with the Move Hub instead of using the Boost App. At the moment it doesn't want to pair.
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1answer
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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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2answers
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Export Lego Mindstorms Code

I was wondering if it was possible in any way to see the actual code that is generated by the Lego Mindstorms IDE. I know there isn't a direct 'export to code' option within the tool but I wondered ...
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2answers
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NXT Sensors not working

I'm looking for advice. I pulled my Mindstorms 8547 kit out of storage and started to play with it after several years of inactivity. I found that the Color Sensor, the Ultra Sonic Sensor, and the ...
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1answer
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Identify which set these parts are from

Help identify if these parts belong to a set.It was donated to us and it would be great if we could use instructionsto build
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How do the 61927 actuators work in MK II crane set (42009)?

I don't own a 42009 set (MK II crane). But I have modelled it in LDCad in order to understand how the set works. There is something I don't understand related to the actuators - as I don't have two ...
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Help to identify Lego set [duplicate]

I received a Lego donation. Maybe someone can help to identify if these legos are part of a set? I would love to use instructions to build what ever it is.
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changing ev3p file back into an ev3 project file

how do I change an ev3p file into an ev3 project file. Everytime that I click on the ev3p file to open it, it turns up as text in notepad.
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1answer
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How do I run the Lego Technic V6 engine using a Lego electric motor?

I am not into Lego, don't know anything about it, so I will try to be as specific as possible. My goal is to spin the Lego Technic V6 engine (preferably at some realistic RPM's like thousands). ...
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Why are there some extra letters on lego Car License Plates?

Most of the car in Lego City have a sticker license plate. The number on a license plate is corresponding to the Lego Set number. But what about these extra letter there? Is it just to add more ...
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What is this grey LEGO light and sound element with neon green attachments?

I consider my self to be somewhat of a LEGO collector, and have amassed quite a collection over the years. Recently, while looking through a few of my boxes I found this thing: I got this years ago ...
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General guidelines to identify real LEGO pieces from fake or copy?

I see a lot of questions here about if a certain piece is really LEGO or not and this made me wonder if there is any guideline to follow to identify real LEGO piece from the duplicate or fake one? I ...
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Sorting uncertainty - are these LEGO?

I bought a bulk box of LEGO and about 10% were mega blocks. I am unsure of these pieces. They seem to match in color
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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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Can video files created using the LEGO Movie Maker app be accessed directly?

I recently created a video with my son using the LEGO Movie Maker app. I couldn't find a way to export the raw video files out of the app. Is this possible?
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Rare Lego Mursten box. Where can I sell it and what would I ask?

Found this box in a rural vintage shop in northern Sweden. I’ve come to understand these were among the first boxes of Lego sold, for the Scandinavian market. This particular one seems to be for the ...
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1answer
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Please help me identify this yellow part with four arms and an axle hole

This is part of a set (that's in a bag of partially built pieces) that I'm trying to identify. This seems like a unique part, and if I can identify the part, then maybe I can cross-reference it to the ...
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How should I arrange LEGO to sell per pound?

I've dug up my LEGO collection, and I'm looking to sell it on Ebay or BrinkLink. All of my sets are mixed in containers. I still have the instructions but no original boxes. I considered sorting the ...
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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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How can I remove old LEGO bricks that are stuck together?

Brought my childhood LEGO sets from 1970's and 80's for my kids. The pieces attach much tighter together than sets purchased recently. Can something be done to loosen the attachment without damaging ...
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What ist this black 2x2 drivers torso? part without head, where/which set is it from? FOUND IT

FOUND IT its LegoBrick, Modified 2 x 2 Racer Driver No Head Item No: x351 how can i delete the Post? I found this Black 2x2 Piece which looks like a drivers torso but have no idea where it comes ...
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How to upload an XML file to wishlist in bricklink

I am trying to upload an XML file with my brick wishlist to BrickLink. However, even if I follow the instructions on the webpage, it never seems to find the product in the catalogue. If I manually ...
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Could not open serial port or USB device

I am trying to use my old RCX 2.0 set on Linux (Xubuntu). The problem is that when I try to download the (official) firmware into the RCX via the command: nqc -Susb:/dev/usb/legousbtower1 -firmware ./...
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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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Does Powered Up provide a rechargable battery box?

The older Power Functions electrical system includes the option to purchase a lithium ion rechargeable battery box. Is something like this available for the newer Powered Up system?
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Is it possible, to remove a parted out set from Bricklink inventory?

I have an inventory in Bricklink, in which I accidentally parted out (with the consolidation option) two sets instead of one. Is there a way to remove the pieces of the second set somehow without ...
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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 can I use the Flex Tool easily on LDD?

On LEGO Digital Design, I find it very hard to move the piece being flexed to the correct position. Are there any tips or musts that I should try to help me flex it into clips etc.?
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Are the different LEGO Xtra play mats designed to be used together?

It appears that the LEGO Xtra play mats come in three different varieties: It is clear that these are physically compatible, but are these intended to be used together, or are the three locales ...
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Lego Boost Variable setting

I try to program a steering for a Logo Boost Model. Motor B spins a certain angle and the steering works. To get it running the model - the app - needs to know the current position of the wheels in ...
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create/edit subvi's in ev3- g (labview) developer mode

How can i create/edit subVIs in the ev3-g developer mode? I can open ev3-g blocks in the "LabVIEW" mode and Display subVI Details, but not edit or create subVIs itself. Any idea how to do this?
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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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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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How can body segments be moved to precise angles in snake robot?

I want to create an EV3 robot similar to this: I've glanced at the mentioned papers. To me it seems that some simpler equations to govern the motors will work also. I have 9 segments, articulated by ...
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Does the value of LEGO increase over a period of time?

I have a couple of exclusive LEGO sets such as the 50th Anniversary set, 10184 Town Plan, as well as the LEGO Harry Potter 10217 Diagon Alley set. I was wondering if these will increase in value into ...
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Why do some minifigs have yellow heads and some are flesh colored?

When did the flesh colors start and why? It seems yellow heads are here to stay too?
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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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Code for PID for EV3-g

I want to use PID for my Ev3. I used PID for NXT-G before, but I have never used EV3-G before and don't know how to get PID. Could someone please post a screen shot of the code or upload the file?

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