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What are some creative uses of the orange brick separator tool?

How about a Minifig scale playground slide? There is a connection point for an Technic Axle connector to provide the support for the slide and two stud connections to add a ladder.
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What are some creative uses of the orange brick separator tool?

One thing I've been using some of my brick separators for is in the construction of wedges for robotics and competition builds. The semi-sharp prying edge is sharper than most parts, and the angle is ...
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Why was the original brick separator changed?

My guess would be that they wanted to include one in more sets; so they made a smaller (cheaper) version and took the opportunity to add functionalities, such as the technic axle remover or the flat ...
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What are some creative uses of the orange brick separator tool?

This is a good idea for brick separators!
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How can I easily take apart stacks of 4x4 plates?

Pop them apart with a pocket knife (don't cut yourself!) should work just fine. A note for next time, put them together with one row of each piece exposed to make it easier for you.
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Why was the original brick separator changed?

The new brick separator is smaller, therefore uses less plastic and is cheaper to mass produce, it also means it can fit better into tighter spaces. It has a pusher to remove Technic pins and a ...
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How can I easily take apart stacks of 4x4 plates?

Try using a pair (or possibly three) longer 4-wide plates (4x8, 4x10), attaching them on a offset- gripping 12 of the 16 studs of your 4x4's. The longer plates should give your hand and arm something ...
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How can I easily take apart stacks of 4x4 plates?

4x4 plates might be the worst-case scenario - larger plates flex a lot and so can be twisted apart; smaller plates can't bind as much because the have fewer studs. I had this problem, and it required ...
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How can I easily take apart stacks of 4x4 plates?

Dental floss works quite well.
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