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Help identifying parts for a novice

Thanks for all of the help yesterday. I am so thankful for this community since I am a novice. I took a look through the Sterilite tub of LEGO again today and pulled some more creations that I ...
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How should I go about buying 10-20 generic minifigs?

Not a collector, just looking to fill out a few things with sort of generic minifigures. I don't care a ton about what they look like, or even if they're all unique. Just looking for a good variety of ...
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Identify sets including tan building and gray engines

These are the last two potentially identifiable LEGO parts received in my garage sale lot find back in 2019 that I am finally getting around to looking at.
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Finding out if these are partial creations to any sets

I recently purchased a Sterilite box of LEGO at a garage sale and it contained some partial creations. Some of these look like they may belong to a set while others may be individual creations. Can ...
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Chandelier with candles

I want to make a hanging chandelier with candles. The centerpiece is Technic Knob Cog . My initial thought was to design it just like the Big Ben Church bells (step 278). However, I don't think that ...
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Finding out what sets these bags belong to?

I recently opened up a Sterilite box of LEGO from a garage sale to find some unopened bags. How can I figure out what sets these belong to? The Bags have numbers on them if that helps...424R8 is on ...
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What version of Lego Digital Designer has all the parts that LEGO ever added?

I would like to know what version of Lego Digital Designer has all the parts that the Lego company has ever added to the program, before the program was discontinued. I was able to find more parts ...
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Identification of a fence-like part

In the pictures of a very large Rivendell moc of some years ago I came across a fence-like piece(I have encircled one of them). I have tried to identify it myself by browsing through the parts catalog ...
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Grey pieces: 4x12 plate with cutouts, 2x4 hinge with only four studs on one side, 1x2 plate with big cylinder on the side

Can someone tell me the part numbers of the following pieces? Unfortunately there aren't any numbers on the pieces.
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Identify a non-Lego Santa set

Yeah so basically I tried the usual sites, but even putting in “North Pole sign” came up with nothing except one kinda similar. I can’t find anything on this set. Please help.
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Xbox to Robot Inventor?

Is it possible to connect an Xbox controller directly to the Lego Robot Inventor(51515) intelligent brick?
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Is it possible to convert .part to .dwg, and if so, how?

Is it possible to convert a Part Designer part (.part file) to a CAD file (.dwg, for example)?
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Prepare for Wedo WRO

My son is 5 years old and completely hooked on to Wedo. I would like to unlock the possibilities for him to explore his area of interest. One such avenue can be to prepare for competitions like WRO. ...
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EV3 Brick: Powers on then off and won't stay powered on

I have an EV3 brick that when I press the power button the red lights all come on - the display shows starting up but after 3 seconds it powers off. The same happens when I press the power and right ...
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How to increase the voltage supplying to technic motor through the Technic hub?

I have four technic Large motor, all connected to a technic hub. I am using the motor to turn some large propellers and the hub is powered by six 1.5 V (maybe less) batteries. So each motor would get ...
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Piece stuck in LEGO T-Rex body part nr. 6223585

My son stuck a rod piece through one of the openings in the T-Rex body middle part (part# 6223585). How can I open up the body to retrieve the rod piece? The body is made of two parts that are clipped ...
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What is this piece called? two connected cylinders

Hi, I'm putting the pieces together for a Vostok spacecraft. I'm stuck at this piece, can anyone help me identify it please?
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what plastic is used in the floatable hull of 60266 Ocean Exploration ship?

I need to know what plastic is used for the hull (dark blue) of the 60266: Ocean Exploration Ship, in order to glue a reinforcement on. I bought this for my boys (younger than the advertised 7+). It ...
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Parts for a 4 Candle set

I want to build several stands with 4 candles. Here's my plan from bottom to top 3 round 1x1 bricks for the base a palm top to branch into 4 parts a round 1x1 brick on each of the 4 bars a pin holder ...
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Control Lego Technic Control+ Hub via Python

Is it possible to control the Lego Technic Control+ Hub with Python? I have tried using Pybricks but that didn't work well for me.
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Motorized Excavator (8043) set alternatives

I'm on the search for a motorised excavator set and have the 8043 in mind. It is now retired and no longer available. Are there any alternative currently available sets? I have looked at a few options ...
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Lego Commando Droid original or fake Legs

I have some LEGO Commando Droids. The torso, head and arms are original with the LEGO logo, but the legs have no logo. They do however have numbers on them (here 2, on others 4 or 3) The legs are in ...
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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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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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Can I use the EV3 IR Sensor with a power functions remote?

In other words, I want to control my Lego Mindstorms EV3 robot with my Lego Power Functions remotes. The EV3 has an IR sensor, and the PF remotes are IR Remotes, but will they work together?
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Is there a catalog of Lego building techniques?

As a Lego noob watching Lego Masters, I spot certain techniques being used time and again, without any real explanation (Lego Masters is great for entertainment, but offers little to no instruction). ...
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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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Reinforcing a pair of Bent Double 11.5 Liftarms under Rotational Tension

I purchased a clone MOC out of interest a few months back, this following set. Because it does use clone pieces, I knew there was a high chance of breakage and poor fit, especially in the tensegrity ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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What Mega Bloks set is this? Purple-ish, roughly egg-shaped vehicle

I need the theme and set name please.
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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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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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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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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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Which is better for youngsters to learn - LEGO Mindstorms for LabVIEW or Scratch?

I have a lot of laptops with the 'old' LabVIEW Mindstorms. I am about to start teaching Lego robotics to a homeschooling group I'm a part of. Here's what I have: a few old Windows laptops with the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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