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Is there a public library of LEGO parts ready to be imported to 3d editor?

Most, but not all, existing LEGO oriented 3D modelling systems make use of the open source LDRAW libraries. Downloads, specifications, and more information can be found at https://ldraw.org/
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What are the dimensions of a technic axle?

I found CAD files for LEGO technic axles here: https://grabcad.com/library/lego-technic-axles-1 and some gears which have holes for technic axles here: https://grabcad.com/library/lego-technic-gears-1 ...
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Where to get 3D files for LEGO bricks?

The canonical location for 3D models of LEGO bricks would be LDraw, with its huge catalogue of official parts. Another resource specifically catered to the 3D printing community is PrintABrick. Their ...
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How does The LEGO Group view 3D printed parts?

They would obviously prefer it if you bought the parts from them. If it's for personal use, not many people will know, and TLG probably don't want to spend much time (and money) on it, if they find ...
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3D printing LDD model

First, some notes: LEGO Digital Designer cannot do 3D printing. LDD won't get any new features any time soon, as it is no longer being updated. LXF files contain no part meshes. They only contain ...
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Is there anywhere that you can buy *custom* individual Lego-compatible bricks?

There are several ways to obtain pieces that are not in the LEGO pallette that I know of: Through 3D printing at home. This has become much easier as 3D printers have seen significant improvements in ...
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3d printed bricks quality?

The tolerance of a LEGO brick is 10 micrometers, while most customer-grade 3D printers are orders of magnitude worse than this, according to this site. The best I see there is 25 micrometers, which is ...
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3d printed bricks quality?

There have been various questions asked here previously regarding 3D printing, with very mixed results. Here is a link if you are interested in the responses to those questions. https://bricks....
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Is there a public library of LEGO parts ready to be imported to 3d editor?

LDView is probably the easiest way to export parts, and it directly supports exporting POV, 3DS, and STL formats. By default the parts exported will not have smooth curves on subparts, such as studs. ...
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Is there a public library of LEGO parts ready to be imported to 3d editor?

There used to be PrintABrick, but the website has been down for ages. You can still find the code on github if you want to run it locally: https://github.com/hubnedav/PrintABrick
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Which resolution is necessary to print bricks with a 3D printer?

I have actually tried 3d printing lego on a prusa i3 printer at I think 5 microns using PLA. I found that they worked fine initially but they quickly started to lose their grip. I think the issue was ...
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3D printing LDD model

You could try Mecabricks. Login Make model or import it Click export (choose .stl)
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What 3D modelling services could I use to create custom LEGO pieces?

I haven't tried creating my own parts. However, I've seen that Bricklink's PartDesigner is quite popular in the community. It looks like the creation process is quite streamlined, you can edit the ...
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What 3D modelling services could I use to create custom LEGO pieces?

I'm sorry you've been frustrated with Blender. It is complicated and not as intuitive as it could be, but the alternatives are vastly more expensive for slightly better UX. 3D modeling is a lot of ...
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Black Universal Joints

There is one on thingiverse. I haven't tried it.
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Is there anywhere that you can buy *custom* individual Lego-compatible bricks?

3d printing works, but a lot of people steer away from it because it tends to be slow, brittle and expensive. The finish of most 3d printing is also rather rough, and it can be rather difficult to get ...
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