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Where do I find thousands of blue & yellow bricks for an art project?

Try BrickLink.com, the Online LEGO Marketplace. It works like eBay, with buyers and sellers from all over the world. You can buy the exact pieces you need, in the quantity and condition you need. ...
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Are there any sets without a lot of fluff?

While nearly all sets these days to include a certain number of parts that you may be referring to as "fluff", the Classic line has the highest ratio of more typical bricks and plates that ...
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Difference between "Pick a brick" and "Bricks and pieces"

The Pick-a-Brick selection has the more common pieces that aren't specific to sets whereas on Bricks and Pieces you can get set specific pieces that are more uncommon such as minifigure parts from a (...
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Difference between "Pick a brick" and "Bricks and pieces"

Besides the previous answer, I would also add that Bricks-and-Pieces was intended to be a replacement service for missing parts, broken parts, etc. from a set you have bought. While Pick-A-Brick is ...
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Is there a baseplate with connections on the bottom?

A baseplate does not have connectors on the bottom. The holes you see are simply an artifact of the forming process. That said, it would be possible to build a scaffolding that supports a baseplate ...
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Is there a baseplate with connections on the bottom?

You can certainly combine a number of LEGO parts to build the sort of element you are hoping for. If you want just one part to do this as simply as possible, I'd recommend a 16x16 plate: This part is ...
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Are there any sets without a lot of fluff?

While I really agree with Nathan's take on this, I'd like to point out another option. Why not just get a bucket of bricks like the 10698: Large Creative Brick Box? You even get a decent container ...
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Help identifying Lego bricks from a picture for a Geocache

The flat plate with hooks, on the left of the image, appears to be Tile, Modified, 3 x 2 with 2 Open O clips Without an image from another angle, it is hard to tell what the connection on the other ...
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Hi. I’d Like To Identify The Bricks In The Picture

001 - Minifigure, Utensil Coin. or Minifigure, Utensil Ring 1 x 1 - Lord of the Rings. Alternative answer by Alexander "Hawk-eyes" O'Mara, Thanks. 002 - Plate, Round 1 x 1 with Open Stud. 003 - Bar ...
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What are the longest 1×x and 2×x plates and tiles ever released?

I think it's going to be the 1x12 (#60479) and 2x16 (#4282) for regular Lego plates. The next longest plain-ish plate is probably the 6x28 (#5301, 5309, 4093), but these are thicker than typical ...
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What are the differences between the two available pizza elements?

Bricklink tells me that 6102555 is Tile, Round 2 x 2 with Bottom Stud Holder with Pizza Pattern and 81867 is Tile, Round 2 x 2 with Pizza Pattern which according to the 3D model is the old style with ...
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Red Palisade Brick?

As of this moment, officially - no. The ones available for sale are, most likely, test runs that made their way from LEGO factory since none of them have been included in any of sets. Red is known to ...
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Are there any sets without a lot of fluff?

You can buy individual bricks in any quantity you want on the Lego.com website using pick-a-brick. There are about 1400 bricks to choose from in that system. You buy just the bricks you want and ...
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Is there a baseplate with connections on the bottom?

A baseplate is not the same as a plate. A baseplate is meant as a base for your lego constructions, a plate can be used in a construction as well. As for plates, I think 16x16 is the largest and ...
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Cheapest set containing electric motor

First of all: LEGO prices fluctuate depending on retailer (LEGO.com, Wal-Mart, Target, Toys'R'Us, etc.), so "cheapest" also depends on the time of year and the retailer you look at. Secondly, are you ...
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Difference between "Pick a brick" and "Bricks and pieces"

Adding a few extra observations: Purchases from "Pick a brick" are eligible for VIP points, whereas purchases from "Bricks and pieces" are not. VIP points can be redeemed on both Pick A Brick and ...
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Exist some piece official or unofficial of Lego with the names of the minifigures?

That part is Tile 4x4 with studs on edge. It's available in many colours but there are only a small number of printed variants. Rebrickable shows 27 printed variants, 12 of which are Star Wars prints ...
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Difference between "Pick a brick" and "Bricks and pieces"

Also, delivery time for Bricks and Pieces is faster than for Pick a Brick, at least in USA. One thing to note, though, Bricks and Pieces closes for the Holidays and resumes in February,
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Where do I find thousands of blue & yellow bricks for an art project?

The cheapest option would be to join your local RLUG and participate in the lugbulk program, however given the time constraint of having an exposition already next fall this might not be feasible (...
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What are the longest 1×x and 2×x plates and tiles ever released?

There is news (postdating the accepted answer): There are now tiles 2x6 (#69729) from LEGO available, e.g., in some Nintendo Super Mario sets.
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Connecting 2 NXT bricks in order to control motors and sensors from one brick

What you're describing is not (directly) possible, but you DO have some alternative options: The standard solution is to use Bluetooth. Two NXTs can communicate with Bluetooth using the Lego ...
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I need to know every LEGO's part number, name, and a picture of it

There are several places you can go to to download a catalog of LEGO parts. All these catalogs use a different part number scheme than LEGO officially uses (due to the fact that until a few years ago, ...
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Are there any sets without a lot of fluff?

Anecdotally, I've had fantastic success with bulk, used LEGO, which is typically sold by weight on eBay et al. This is much more economical than buying new and tends to come in a more practical ...
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What are the differences between the two available pizza elements?

They have different printings, although the website posts the same images.
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