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Need help identify a piece

It's some kind of tile with a bench shape.
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Is there a 2x12 size Lego Brick?

I am designing a rather large Lego structure and I could swear that I have used 2x12 bricks (not plates) in purchased sets. I know there is a 2x12 plate in existence but don't see any bricks online ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How much is Sheriff's Lockup #6755 worth?

I have set #6755, Sheriff's Lockup. What's an estimated value without the minifig?
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Is it possible to dismantle and refurbish an original 870 Technic motor?

I have a couple of ancient 870 motors (the 4.5v ones) that run but don't sound great. I've looked for, but can't find, a guide on how to dismantle them. I'd like to either get in there and clean/...
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How to open Duplo train base 2961b?

How can I open a Duplo train base 2961b without destroying it? It is not working despite fresh batteries. There are no screws.
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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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My DUPLO railroad engine stops after 20cm

My DUPLO railroad engine stops after 20cm moving. I suppose the sensor in the front axle is damaged. So is it possible to repair it?
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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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What are the dimensions of a LEGO brick?

What are the real world dimensions of bricks? (starting with 1x1 brick) Plates? Studs? Does LEGO think of this in metric or imperial units or something else?
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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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How can I make my robot heavier?

I'm building a 3kg LEGO EV3 sumo robot and I need to make it as small as possible. Which LEGO items do you recommend to add more weight on it? (tires, plates, wheels, blocks, minifigs etc.)
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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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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 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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Under what conditions are the LEGO boardgame dice unfair, and by how much?

For LEGO's board game line, they have moulded a LEGO die, with a 2x2 stud pattern on each side. Obviously, weight distribution is going to be thrown off if you use a full studless plate on one side ...
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How much does the Luke's Landspeeder (8092) weigh?

I am considering buying Luke's Landspeeder (8092). However, because I will be traveling soon, I would like to know the set's weight first. LEGO.com doesn't list the weight, only the piece count and ...
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How much does the NXT brick weigh?

I am working on a project that involves LEGO Mindstorms bricks but for some tasks I want to know the weight of the NXT brick, so I would be pleased if anyone can help me.
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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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How can I distinguish floating versus sinking LEGO pieces?

My kids enjoy playing with their LEGOs in the pool, and we cannot always predict which ones will float and which one will sink. It appears to me that most pieces do float in the pool, but some, for ...
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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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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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Is it possible to edit a my block input parameter value?

I have created my blocks but want to change the input parameter to a negative. Is this possible or must all the myblocks be re-written?
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Has anyone created a analogue LEGO clock that runs time accurately?

I've seen someone on YouTube create a LEGO Clock with all the wheels and a pendulum, but I was wondering if there is any project or building instructions available to build such a clock with an ...
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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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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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Which is faster: M motor or XL motor?

I understand that the M motor has an adequate amount of speed, and the XL motor is best known for its torque. But is the XL motor really faster than the M motor? Or is it the other way around? I am ...
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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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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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Personal part collection on the web (Bricklink or alternative)

I started using Brinklink a few months ago and although I really like it the interface is terrible. I am looking for a specific feature but don't know if it's unsupported or just I cannot find it. ...
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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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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 inside the “weight element” brick?

I own a few bricks that contain a weight inside of them. 52g according to Lego. What exactly is inside of these bricks that makes them heavy?
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What is average weight of booklets (instructions) in %?

As far as I understand weight of sets is noted on bricklink and other places includes all. I did not see how to list set's items along with weight in table on bricklink to check for that. Am I correct ...
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How much does a LEGO brick weigh?

I am trying to do a science project and I need the exact weight of one of the LEGO pieces. I am using it as a counter balance on my scale. What is the weight of a 1x4 LEGO brick?
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How many minifigs have actually flown in space?

I want to know how many have been to space (they don't have to have returned.)
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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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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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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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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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Do LEGO bricks float?

Is it possible to build a boat out of LEGO bricks? I appreciate you couldn't make it watertight but would a LEGO boat float by itself due to the buoyancy of the bricks themselves? Pictures of any ...
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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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