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Buy the complete EV3 set or only the brick?

I have an old NXT (or NXT 2.0, do not remember exactly) bought I think in 2007. I would like to upgrade to EV3, but I am not sure if I should buy the complete set or only the central brick. Is there ...
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What is the model/year of an airplane with a sticker “96” on the wing?

I found this airplane in a bag at Goodwill, but not sure what set it's from. It looks complete and the landing gear pulls down. Any idea what year or set this is from?
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Read power usage and respond when motor is straining

Is there a way to know if the drive wheels are "straining", like when locked up with an opposing bot? This is for a Lego sumo bot using the Lego Mindstorms Education EV3 Core Set (EV3 Large Motor ...
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Modified 3x2 Plate with Rubber Bottom and snap-on cover?

I've had this odd little part laying around my desk for some time - does anyone know what it is? There's no Lego logo anywhere, and I've searched BrickLink somewhat comprehensively, so I'm guessing ...
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The Missing Handlebar

I've been trying to look for the handlebar piece but it doesn't show up. Can someone tell me why?
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42043 Mercedes Arocs Truck Crane Turntable Sticking

I have recently found that the turntable of the crane has been sticking when turning! Having taken apart the crane and investigated the issue, it seems to be the interplay between the turntable's ...
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What Is The Red Frame Piece In Picture?

I would like to know the name and part# for the red frame piece in picture. The one that is holding the white cupboard door. Thanks.
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Arduino-izing LEGO Technic - ideas for a car / vehicle to choose

I am starting a project - Arduino-izing LEGO Technic - and now I need some ideas for a car / vehicle to choose. This project starts out as a quest to find a way to combine the ease of LEGO Technic ...
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Help Identifying a minifigure head

I have looked everywhere I know to look but can't find this minifigure head listed. Any help appreciated.
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Which LEGO set did this bags 4 - 10 come from?

I have bags 4-10 of 2011 LEGO group 135149. I'm trying to find what set they are from. At first I thought maybe a castle due to the doors. I have pictures:
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Building advice for “hunched” mech lower torso design?

Another mech based question, let me clean up as best I can... So, in LDD, I'm working on an Evangelion Unit from the popular manga and anime, Neon Genesis Evangelion, and have decided to build EVA ...
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Ordering of Pages in Printed LEGO Catalogues

While looking at some of the scanned LEGO catalogues on BrickSet, I have noticed that the UK catalogues (at least the ones I looked into) seem to be ordered "backwards" compared to what I'm used to ...
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What is the name or ID of this part?

Trying to locate this particular piece on BrickLink though I’m not having very much luck. It’s appears to be a grey bar piece/ zip line bar of some sort. Any assistance you can provide is greatly ...
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How tall is is the Saturn V set in Lego units (studs, bricks etc.)?

I'm building a MOC to scale with the Saturn V set and am having trouble figuring out how tall the 1st stage engines are but the entire thing would be really helpful! Thanks!
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How much does the full-size Lego Bugatti cost?

I read that the Lego developers have built a real driving Bugatti from Lego Bricks. Did they only use original Lego parts? Which ones and how many? Which sets does one need to buy and how many? And ...
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A Technic set from ~1997

I had a Technic set when I was a teen, about 1997 (by looking at the wheels, see picture). From what I remember, it was a tank truck. In its tank it was carrying 3 C batteries. In the picture, you can ...
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How deep can discounts on Amazon get?

I'm looking at the Hogwart Train set on Amazon right now and they are 20% off the MSRP. I recently bought the 60198 set at a 5% discount, now it is 16% off. I wanted to know typically how deep the ...
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Which set is this slope with holes from?

I picked up a bag of loose LEGO at a thrift shop and cannot identify which set this piece comes from: The holes pass all the way through the slope but have small details inside that prevent a ...
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Where to place your own ldraw pars

I just started designing LEGO instructions. I used LeoCAD to built the model and Web Lic to create the instructions. Being a Linux developer, Windows is hard to use and access. It seems bricks ...
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Need advice re Power Functions

My 11-year old son wants to add power to his creations but neither of us know quite how to start this new adventure. He doesn't have any Technic or Mindstorms sets. Looking through sets online, it ...
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What is the name/part# of this round part?

What is the name or part# of this round piece? Thanks.
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using a remote control

I have just started to get into using a LEGO Mindstorms EV3 robot. I know you have to create a program on the laptop, then it has to be downloaded to the EV3 block. Can you use a remote control to ...
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Color Chart Rosetta Stone

After discovering disparities between LEGO color names and families and 3rd party sites, I attempted to compile a sort of Rosetta Stone for the colors. Certain this is not complete but I believe a ...
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Trying to identify an old LEGO plate

Recently someone gave me a huge bunch of old LEGO pieces. Among the parts I found a white 4x6 plate with 4 wheel holes (those red wheels with a metal pin), a hole in the middle and an 2x1 extension on ...
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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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