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I see that this popped up on HNQ, so I wanted to expand on shoover's excellent answer with a build showing one way that this could be put together for folks that may not be as familiar with LEGO elements as the Bricks community. As was already pointed out, the key element here is the 2x2 turntable base without a turntable attached: Here's how you might ...


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A fan is just 1/4 of a drone, right? Check out this lego drone that actually flies, for inspiration. https://youtu.be/wUVvQk7XLd4 The blade part in question is 89509


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Three 1x1 plates, two 1x1 round bricks, and one 1x1 plate with clip.


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It's kinda chunky, but the best I can come up with is 42446 + 2555: + = It would leave a half-plate gap on one side if they only have 1 holster though, but at-least you keep the regular minifig legs. NOTE: This probably wouldn't be considered a "legal" connection, due to the semi-octagonal shape of the leg connectors. It's definitely possible to put ...


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The easiest way to do this would be to use a motor with a high speed (or gear up a lower speed motor) and then attach one of the larger propeller elements to it. You can probably build a custom prop, but it might be challenging to build something with the proper blade angle while keeping it light and strong enough to not break apart when rotating quickly. ...


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Just to add a little to the answer by TheBrickBlogger, the blue piece holding the purple 1x1 slope is likely this one: Here is a really simple example of one of the many ways this can be accomplished: The hollow stud allows positioning to be "jumped". Hope this is helpful :)


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From this picture and this one, you can see that the framing of the windows is formed by Turntable 2 x 2 Plate, Base in black. For the colored areas (the "stained glass"), you have a couple of options: You could use different "Trans-X" colored Plate, Round 1 x 1 inserted into the back, but you'll need some trans-clear plates to back them up so the ...


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The answer depends on your definition of "legal". In the strictest sense, it means "can be used in official LEGO sets", and in this case, this is definitely not legal, as the axle is not designed to bend that way, unlike the many various hinge and joint pieces. On the other hand, "legal" might mean "does not cause damage to the pieces", and in this sense it ...


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They might have cheated in the movie, but an old 8 toothed gear fits snugly in the hole.


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The black cheese-slope is attached to the stud below, and the purple cheese-slope is attached to the upside-down stud above it. The two cheese slopes are not attached to each other, but are held in place by the studs and the other pieces around them. Cheese-slope techniques have been extensively researched by LEGO fan Katie Walker, who is well known for her ...


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The review over at Brickset mentions this exact modification: Pearl gold windows are fixed inside each gunport, preventing the deployment of cannons. While this seems slightly odd, the lattices can be removed and replaced with cannons, as demonstrated here. I appreciate these options but some furniture must be removed from inside to create enough space ...


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You can buy tracks directly from LEGO. You go to LEGO service web page and follow steps below: Click on BRICKS & PIECES just below the banner Then BUY BRICKS Provide your age and location (please be aware the list of countries where LEGO is shipping to is limited) On the left side you have an option to chose parts from particular set. In this case use "...


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Donny Chen made a LEGO piano that I believe is just large enough to play. Details are available on LEGO Ideas. You can watch him show it off in a video from Brickvention 2019. He has it motorized in that video. From your comments, it sounds like you are interested in not simply having a piano with keys that can move, but one that actually emits proper sound....


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There is this monstrosity as an example on the internet, which proves that you can work with proper metal strings. But your biggest enemy will be the huge tension everything is under. There is a reason that proper pianos have steel frames. As you only want one or two octaves, you can probably do without reinforcing the frame, but wherever the strings ...


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It's a bit late, but in 2020 the Monkie Kid line contains a minifigure-sized pig head:


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This is the design I created last year for the Winter Bash 2018 Building Competition. It's very detailed and has many outward-facing studs to which decorations can be attached. Here's some instructions for building the tree without decorations (note that many of the pieces are internal and do not have to be green). (Click the image to view the ...


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From LEGO point of view this definitely would be illegal to assemble such axle with particular frame since you cannot build and then take this apart without bending the axle. But from AFOL's point of view this could be a doable solution for a MOC if there is a real need. There's plenty of space to bend the axle and it won't get damaged.


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this way it can open and close Blue = 4276 Hinge Plate 1 x 2 with 2 Fingers Yellow = 4275 Hinge Plate 1 x 2 with 3 Fingers LightBlue = Plate 2 x 4 White = Plate 2 x 2 Pink = Plate 1 x 4 Light Bluish Gray = Plate 1 x 3 Yellowish Green = Plate 1 x 2 Red = Tile 2 x 2 Green = Tile 1 x 4


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I am still waiting for the bricklink delivery with 27448 tiles that Alex suggested in one comment of his answer. Therefore, I tried a less subtle solution: This is the starting point: A DUPLO pig that needs to be put directly on LEGO pieces. I decided to cut a DUPLO piece to regular LEGO size. A DUPLO 2x2 brick was converted to a ... ... 4x4 tile, ...


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You can attach couple of half bushes or full bushes on inner side of the axle near Technic beam like on the other side you have done with a gear. If axle is still trying to slide - fill in the entire inner axle part with bushes. Here is picture of suggested fix. Here you can see extra half bushes added to fix the axle the same way gear fix the other axle ...


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It looks like LEGO did not intend to make Shuttle attachable to ISS despite the statement. At least not with a stud-on-stud connection like the set is designed right now. As seen in picture below, Shuttle is docked using a connection port inside storage bay with its doors open. Not sure if it is possible to replicate opened doors in scale Shuttle and ISS ...


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There is a bit of a challenge with a geometry. LEGO doesn't produce much symmetrical hinges, otherwise they would be out of system. I could think of the following one piece you could achieve a close result - Hinge Plate 2 x 4 with Pin Hole and 3 Holes - Top. It comes in White color as well, so you could incorporate in your layer of white plates. Here's a ...


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According to this article, the turning is supposed to function via a wheel on the bottom that while the car moves forward stays straight but that once the car moves backward moves a little to the side and forces the car to turn. If correctly built, it should look like this: A bit later the article offers a few tips on troubleshooting, among which there ...


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Welcome to BricksSE! No question is silly (Maybe duplicitous), but never silly. Go to Bricklink.com Create an Account. Go to "Want" drop down menu. Click "Wanted List". Look for the blue box that says "+ Created Wanted List". Important: Create and give the new list a meaningful name other than "default" or all future uploads will be merged into one list ...


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An official example from 2020 is seen in the 31109 Pirate-Ship using plates and curved panels:


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Scientific progress goes OINK! This is an older DUPLO pig from the 70's, and its different design offers us some new possibilities. For example there's a rectangular hole below the neck. Now before we go any further, the LEGO policeman would like to remind everybody that stuffing plates into rectangular holes or jamming them between studs isn't exactly ...


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There doesn't seem to be a difference in a shape of triangles (that's how they mention them in the video) seen in Dark Azure as well as Dark Blue colors. However there are two shapes - bigger and smaller triangles. Smaller triangle's edge is half the length of bigger one - you can attach two of these to bigger triangle. Larger one requires parts listed ...


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Lego bricks can be purchased individually from Lego.com using their Pick-A-Brick service. https://www.lego.com/en-us/page/static/pick-a-brick?icmp=HP-SHQL-EG-NO-pick-a-120 If you have an official Lego Store near you then buying bricks from their Pick-A-Brick Wall is a less expensive option once you figure out how to maximize the amount of bricks you ...


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UPDATE: Attempt Number Two. Okay, everything's set up almost like your first uploaded image: Stone Gray 1x2 jumper plates as the base is the same. The three Black 1x1 Bricks are still in those key positions, except they're all modified Headlight Bricks, instead. All bricks have been skewered through with a combination of Light Sword Blades and Shafts. ...


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Here's a brick-built design I've been using for a few years. It doesn't have many decoration points, but it is fairly small and simple to build. Here's some instructions for building the tree. As a final step, you can add a 1x1 cylinder for the tree trunk to the bottom.


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