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Anyone knows this Star Wars model? Grey and dark red with axles for side modules

Got this from a yard sale and now looking for the building instructions.
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What dark green LEGO car is this?

Who knows what set this dark green LEGO one piece car unit is from?
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What is SNOT building?

I have seen reference on LEGO forums to "SNOT building". This sounds gross! Are there really squishy-sticky LEGO bricks, or what?
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Lego Wedo 2.0 projects

I am new to Lego. Got an ESM for my son when the pandemic started. Now we got a Wedo 2.0. Please suggest me any good set of project instructions or book which will help him to learn.
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LEGO Movie projector [closed]

A few years ago, I built a movie projector out of LEGO. I posted pictures of it in Wikipedia. In the notes that explain these images, I explain that the width of the film is 31.4 mm. Is it the right ...
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In LEGO: How to build a revolving magazine rack for 2x3 tiles?

I've been trying for months to come up with a design or parts for a 4-sided spinning magazine rack, like the old wire-style you would see in book stores. I need it to be fairly stable so I can put in/...
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Is there a changelog for any firmware updates on an EV3 brick?

When a firmware update is released for the Mindstorms EV3 brick, are there usually any changelogs for them explaining what's been added or changed? If so, where can they be found?
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What are good books for building techniques of LEGO Technic

I've been searching for good resources for especially LEGO Technic. I find the Unofficial LEGO Technic Builder's Guide by Paweł “Sariel” Kmieć. The book is very good at explaining things. Beside that ...
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What sets have been named in a punny way?

I heard speculation that set 40358 "Bean There, Donut That" is the only set that LEGO ever produced where the name of the set is also a joke. Is that true? Or are there other sets names that contain ...
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MINDSTORMS 51515 exporting code

I have created a MOC that I am going to put on Rebrickable. But the code is so complex I can’t do what I normally do and take a screen shot of the code and they replicate it. Does anyone know how if ...
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What is this? Is it LEGO? Dark Green, detailed mouldings, roughly trapezoid shaped

I've been sifting through a few gifted bins of LEGO with a small percentage of trash and clone-brands stuff. I've had pretty good luck with finding new and strange LEGO pieces on bricklink, but this ...
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Does this scabbard really exist?

My son has seen a kind of backpack scabbard in a Ninjago magazine, and would like to get a real one for his collection. It holds a single large sword - all the others he has hold two swords, either in ...
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Fix Power Functions cable near connector (L motor)

We have a broken cable on the power functions L motor. I've fixed an M-motor before in the engine, but this time the cut is near the connector. Unlike the M-motor, this connector doesn't have the ...
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Does LEGO no longer support NXT 2.0 at all?

I am running Mac OS X 10.15 (Catalina) and the EV3 software can't detect my NXT 2.0 using USB.
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Export LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Lab 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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Is there any way of knowing how many bags came with a set?

I have just acquired 9474 Battle of Helm's deep and have some others where the box is open and I don't know if all the bags are in there. For example this set it looks like bag one has been opened, ...
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What is the max current for the LEGO EV3 motors (pin 1-2)?

The LEGO EV3 Hardware developer kit says that the first and second pin of output port provides a current of max of 700 mA with 1 A but the motors appendixes don't have the maximum current that can I (...
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I need help identifying the set for 37 bags

We bought a set of returns of which one should have been the 6020 piece Hogwarts castle. We received 37 bags that are represented in the pics below packaged neatly in the Hogwarts box. We have bags ...
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Need help to identify this LEGO set - white, gold, grey, blue, and earth tones

I need help identifying this LEGO set. I lost the box. I just have the pieces in their plastic package.
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Which lego set is this shuttle from?

I found this shuttle in my old LEGO box. I tried to find the instruction but couldn't. Do you know which set this is from?
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LEGO 3069 tile 1x2 (dark?)grey with red and gold pattern and with yellow and white pattern

Does anyone know the exact names of the tiles or which set they belong to? Gold and Red Yellow and White
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Is there an organization who repackages old LEGO bricks into sets to give to underprivileged children?

Does Lego have a program by which we can return old LEGO parts so they can be reassembled into packages for underprivileged kids? My kids, and now grandkids, have always played with LEGO bricks and I ...
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Take off a small 1x1 piece from bigger LEGO surface

In general, what is the best approach to take off small pieces from a surface like the one in the picture? How to proceed What should I do if I don't want to deal any damage to LEGO itself? I want ...
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Which Harry Potter sets are these?

A very generous person gifted many 20-year-old Harry Potter sets to my son. All but this set of pieces had instructions and boxes. I’m not sure what is left. For minifigs there’s Harry, Dumbledore, ...
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What is the max current for the EV3 I/O port's VCC pin (pin 4)?

The LEGO EV3 Hardware developer kit says that the fourth pin of input or output port provides a voltage of 5 volts but doesn't give the the maximum current that can be drawn from the pin. What is the ...
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Are there any existing (or upcoming) aftermarket PoweredUp hubs?

I bought the Mindstorms v4 / advanced hub (in set 51515). It's a good set, and the Hub has some great features - notably a rechargeable battery, the ability to run "live" off of USB power, ...
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Most inseparable combinations?

Some combinations of pieces are really hard to get apart – really hard. Can some answerers provide a list of “dangerous combos“? For example, a 2×2 with a round 2×2 on bottom. Also, if possible, ...
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Is it possible to power supply an EV3 hub through the battery slot with 10 V?

I have two USB power banks that according to USB standard supply 5 V. I want to power my EV3 brick using my two USB power banks wired in series and to the EV3 battery slot. Can I power supply an EV3 ...
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How do I tell if LEGO bricks are fake? [duplicate]

I recently bought a large lot of LEGO bricks, come to find out that more than half are fake. There are some minifigures that are real and some are obvious fakes, but the Minecraft ones I can’t tell. ...
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What are the differences between Studio 2 and LDcad when working with Technic and EV3?

Information regarding different software has come up over the years, but I am looking for something current. My goal is to create instruction books for some of my designs. Previously I used LDD, which ...
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Is it possible to power an EV3 hub via USB?

I have a LEGO Mindstorm EV3 hub. I want to avoid buying rechargeable batteries by supplying power through battery box pins using an external variable power supply. Is it possible to supply power to an ...
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Most cost efficient length for pneumatic hoses?

As the title says, I would like to know what the most cost efficient length of pneumatic hose (including 99021s) is, assuming the average length of each piece is 12cm (4.7") and I can cut large ...
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What is this 2x10 part with a center console and two holes? [duplicate]

I am fairly sure this part is from earlier than 1990. On the bottom are the characters "A" and "4". I checked Bricklink for yellow 2x10 parts but couldn't find anything. The 2x5 ...
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What are the buildings in Miniland in the Legoland Park set 40346-1?

The Legoland Park set 40346-1 contains three plates with buildings/structures from the Legoland Miniland: https://www.mecabricks.com/en/models/8xaDX5zwaB7 (building instructions: https://www.lego.com/...
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Are the plastic bags inside the LEGO box recyclable?

Are the plastic bags inside the LEGO box recyclable? Also, why aren't the plastic bags inside the box not completely filled? If The LEGO Group didn't want it completely filled then why not decrease ...
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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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Train level crossing using 2021 road plates

I'm interested in integrating a train level crossing into a city layout using the new road plates, but I've been struggling to figure out the best way to do this. Here's an example level crossing for ...
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Need help to identify a piece - green, like a 1x2 plate with 4 angled cubes hanging off at odd angles

Can you please help me to identify this? I have no idea what to do with it.
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What LEGO set has the smallest box?

Similar to What Lego set has the biggest box? but probably more-challenging to answer, what LEGO set has the smallest box (either square or cubic dimensions work)? I'm talking actual sets with an ...
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Has Lego discontinued presenting alternate configurations on the backs of modern boxes?

When I was younger, the backs of my Castle/Space Lego set boxes showed alternate model builds for the supplied pieces, configurations not detailed in the instruction manual. I appreciated these ...
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Export an object from Blender to LDraw

I have modeled a custom part in Blender and I would like to get it into LDraw format for use in LDCad and LPub3D. I don't know much about 3D formats, but Blender can export collada, alembic, fbx, gltf ...
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Is this part real LEGO or a knockoff?

I bought a LEGO lot off craigslist a few days ago with some sets and some bulk parts. It included some parts that appeared to have been bought in bulk (maybe pick-a-brick?). It also had some random ...
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Grapes on the vine

I'd like to build a lego winery, similar to this one It looks like he's using the purple ice cream scoops for grapes, right? How do you think those are attaching to the plants? How might I create ...
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Repairing a 12V switch motor

My son caused me to dig up my old 12V lego trains. Surprisingly they mostly work, except for one part: https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?P=70026&idColor=9#T=C&C=9 This is ...
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Is there a reason why there's sometimes multiple "Bag 1" bags in particular sets?

When building some of the larger sets from Lego, there are sometimes cases where there's multiple large bags having the same number. This ends up being a bit of a challenge when the build space on my ...
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Why are 2x4 bricks hard to get in certain colors?

I'm new to the Lego community, so apologies if this is a dumb question. I am trying to understand how best to get hold of 2x4 bricks in a variety of colors in the brown and green spectrum but am a bit ...
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What's this rod part?

Any ideas? I can't find a part number anywhere.
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What is water displacement value for LEGO solid hulls?

I'm building a boat model out of LEGO and I need to decide which boat hull to use. I need the smallest that can carry 485g of load. Where can I get information about water displacement of unitary LEGO ...

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