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Looking for instructions for Nanoblock Synthesizer (NBC_038)

I found video on YouTube for model speed build. Playing on 0.25 speed produce an acceptable result with parts being used in each step. At the second part of the video instruction sheet is also visible ...
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Arduino-izing LEGO Technic - ideas for a car / vehicle to choose

I'd be tempted to use the Batmobile (76112) design: Basically, you have independent motors for the left and right wheels. This allows you to steer quickly and easily without the fuss of a traditional ...
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Recommendation on how to build a "brick presence detector"?

I'll suggest going the Arduino way and relying on magnetic contact switches - fairly inexpensive, and invisible once embedded in a build. Another commonly used trick is using an ultrasound distance ...
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Which is more environment-friendly: LEGO bricks or Mega Bloks?

There are multiple ways to look at this question, but in any case, probably LEGO. Production LEGO has been prioritizing sustainability as of late, with all of their electrical uses and more already ...
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Looking for instructions for Nanoblock Synthesizer (NBC_038)

Among other printed instructions for Nanoblock kits found on Fandom Wiki there is one for Synthesizer (NBC_038) kit as well:
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Recommendation on how to build a "brick presence detector"?

LEGO Dimensions had NFC tags in the round bases, e.g. part 18602c01 "Dimensions Toy Tag 4 x 4 x 2/3, generic": These can be integrated into the accessories. The tag, and therefore the ...
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How to buy a lot of 65803 Technic plates for a mosaic project?

Available as a Bestseller at LEGO Pick-and-Build. That means you can order a maximum of 999. Hopefully that is enough for your purposes. https://www.lego.com/en-us/pick-and-build/pick-a-brick?query=...
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Does LEGO sell a DC relay for Power Functions?

LEGO doesn't make something to directly facilitate this type of integration as far as I know. If you can get a PF extension wire, you could cut it and directly make the connections to your driver ...
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Help identifying a Megabloks set - grey and black mass

That is the fuselage of 9962 Supersonic Fighter: However, it appears that the stickers haven’t been applied.
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Can you identify this piece of non-LEGO submarine from a sketch?

If you are looking for the LEGO equivalent of it, it's a Slope, Curved 2 x 2 No Studs, 3 Side Ports Recessed: https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?P=44675#T=P
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Arduino-izing LEGO Technic - ideas for a car / vehicle to choose

If I were you, I'd try to use a car chassis as simple as possible. This would achieve multiple goals: By using a vehicle with the least amount of complexity you can keep the price low. By avoiding ...
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In what ways are LEGO and Megabloks incompatible?

I can only provide info for basic bricks. I am an avid fan of both Lego and mega bloks. That being said there is a large difference in quality in mega bloks sets older then 2010. The more modern sets ...
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How To Sort Out 3rd Party Technic Clones From LEGO Originals?

Regarding the Bushings, I think the loss of their gripping/clutching power has less to due with a phantom cloning agent, and more to due with the quality of the official LEGO piece, and how plastic ...
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Are Nanoblocks compatible with other building bricks?

I can attest that Nano bloks (left) are not the same scale as Modulex (right).
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Is there a slotted yoke piece?

I don't believe there is a single piece that exists. It's certainly possible to create a mechanism much smaller than the one shown as well as one with fewer pieces. In theory a single piece would not ...
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Looking for a way to connect SG90 servo motor to Lego Technic hole in a brick, in order to control Lego train track switch

There are numerous solutions over internet for attaching SG90 servo with LEGO. However I remember this particular video, which fit your need to attach/control Technic beams/liftarms. It also features ...
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Which is more environment-friendly: LEGO bricks or Mega Bloks?

Something perhaps worth mentioning is that LEGO has announced that they have put $155 million into a new Sustainable Materials Center to develop new materials as an alternative to plastic. Plastic are ...
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LEGO or LEGO-compatible control for SG90 servo?

No, the electrical signal is not compatible. These hobby-type servo motors take a 50Hz signal with a pulse width that varies between 1 and 2 milliseconds. It could be possible though using MINDSTORMS ...
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How can I connect a 4mm Stepper motor shaft to a technic gear?

I did find this pattern for a 3-D printer. https://www.cgtrader.com/free-3d-print-models/hobby-diy/mechanical-parts/6mm-dshaft-to-lego-axis-adapter
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How can I connect a 4mm Stepper motor shaft to a technic gear?

For 6 mm shaft the hole used to accept LEGO Technic axle is slightly less in diameter than 6 mm. So you may try modifying one end of of Technic connectors (some examples below) to fit the motor shaft ...
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Are there any existing (or upcoming) aftermarket PoweredUp hubs?

BuWizz has announced the BuWizz 3.0 Pro which has Powered Up compatible ports. The product page says: Expected Delivery: End of March 2021
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Who else produces Duplo-sized blocks?

We own Polish Wader's "mini block" set. It is mostly compatible with DUPLO, yet some combinations of "foreign" blocks stick poorly to each other. WADER bricks have octagon studs and their logo ...
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How is the LEGO plastic different from Megablok plastic?

"Both Lego and MEGA Brands use injection-molded ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) plastic to manufacture their elements." -by oddTodd Jun 15 '13 TL;DR: Mega Bloks are NOT ABS. Based on oddTodd's ...
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What are all the third party (unofficial) accessories I can get for an NXT

There's lots of third party SENSORS to attach (see very helpful list from Philo), but I found it hard to find any info on third party MOTORS to connect to EV3. Pretty much only the mindsensors.com ...
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What are the best options for building a LEGO RC car?

I would not recommend Power Functions if you are just getting started, as that system is being retired. It sounds like Technic Control+ should meet your needs. A set like the Off-road Buggy (42124) ...
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Recommendation on how to build a "brick presence detector"?

If you wanted an entirely Lego based solution, Lego Boost has a colour sensor part 6182145 that can detect colour and is, I think, compatible with the EV3 Mindstorms sets controller as well as the ...
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Is it possible to use XBox controller with PoweredUp

And you can do that with a help of third party app called BrickController 2. Smartphone is required as a middle point connecting both hub and controller. There's a YouTube video explaining how it ...
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What are the best options for building a LEGO RC car?

One possible replacement for the soon to be retiring Power Functions remote is the one included in Remote Controlled Stunt Racer, however this remote appears to be more limited, only offering 2 "...
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In what ways are LEGO and Megabloks incompatible?

15 years ago, I had a Megabloks set (some kind of a truck) that had two baseplates that were thicker than standard (1.5 of regular plate, so two stacked are same height as a brick).
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