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I do not think it is up to us to determine what is considered an Illegal Technique - TLG (The LEGO Group) determines this for their commercial products. It depends on how much of a purist you are whether you apply these constraints in your own builds. That said, LEGO Designer Jamie Berard has made a presentation in the past that highlights most Illegal ...


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One illegal technique I've seen was two elements stuck together using a sticker to bind them. The builder claimed that the solution was "purist" because it was a lego sticker from a set.


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In this case, knowing that the model is 43 cm long and 24 cm wide isn't particularly information. It's very difficult to give a rough average of parts when all the parts vary in size and the model isn't in a single primitive form (cube, sphere, pyramid). With the exception of the eyes and mouth, this particular model appears to be built almost perfectly ...


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Since you do not give a desired size of the palm, I'd like to propose the following solution, consisting of 1x 6222 - Brick, Round 4 x 4 with 4 Side Pin Holes and Center Axle Hole and 4x 6628 - Technic, Pin with Friction Ridges Lengthwise and Towball, arranged like so: You might need to work on the size of the fingers to make this work with "grip" - but it ...


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Technic chain links and conveyor-belt links (a.k.a. bulldozer chain links) connect to nothing except each other (as far as I know). (The large chain link with studs has larger connections, at least in LDraw.) However, once you have eight of them, you can wrap them around a standard 16-cog gear. (You can also wrap six of them around an 8-cog gear, but I ...


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Thornax, 7 connections. This is just a start, but here's a 2x4 connection to a BIONICLE thornax. BIONICLE Ball, 6 connections The extra two pieces are needed to hold the ball in place, making it truly connected.


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Couple of observations: I do not understand your teacher's motivations in giving out this exercise. There is too much guesswork involved to make the exercise of any educational value. Example: there is no visibility into the internal frame of the main "stem" of the cactus, which is clearly a SNOT build made of several layers of plates mounted on an (...


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The Nexo Knights sets have a new piece, the Bar 1L with Towball, which might work for putting a bunch of mixel joints in a small space: Also, if you could get your hands on the maxifig hand, it's great for connecting to mixel joints. It's a 1x1 round tile with a hole in the stud and a ball on the side: Either of these attached to the brick with 4 studs on ...


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After some experimenting, here is another solution that might fit your needs. It consists of 3 alternatives: Required: 1x 4733 Brick, Modified 1x1 with Studs on Four Sides 4x 6628 Technic, Pin with Friction Ridges Lengthwise and Towball 4x 4697b Pneumatic T Piece New Style (T Bar) (Build 1&2) OR 4x 4070 Brick, Modified 1 x 1 with Headlight (Build 3) 1x ...


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