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A regular LEGO base plate will work with DUPLO bricks. As demonstated in this question, the two systems are compatible in a number of ways. Here's an example of System base plates with DUPLO bricks attached: It should be noted that not all DUPLO bricks will be able to connect to a System baseplate. Some examples of incompatibility are round bricks and some ...


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"Communist LEGO" is a comprehensive list of all the LEGO imitators and clone brands. It is an interesting read: https://uploads.brickset.com/docs/clonebrands_v1.8.pdf Keep in mind that, while clone brands may be cheaper at the beginning, they have minimal or no resale value, and thus can end up being more expensive than genuine LEGO. Because of LEGO's ...


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For this experiment we're using the wheeled Duplo push and go motor block and red cabin from Set #10874. The wheel width of the motor is the same width as a non motor base. So, for this train to stay on the six stud track, the wheels need to sit either on the inside of the tracks or the outside of the tracks. As the last picture shows, the wheels ...


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I have 2 Banbao set from before the lawsuit with Lego (minifig style minifigs) and they are more and less compatible with lego, the pitch between the studs is the same. But there is some remark I noticed within comparing both brands for a few minutes. Studs are higher, a Lego plate on a Banbao brick will leave a small gap between both bricks Plates are ...


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The LEGO Group have advertised the EV3's excellent backwards compatibility with NXT. As the cables are the same, the EV3 will work with NXT sensors, motors and, of course, LEGO Technic bricks. RCX sensors will work with the aid of converter cables. Software designed for programming the NXT will not work for the EV3 as the NXT runs firmware, but the EV3 ...


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You can absolutely run RC and PF trains on 12V track. You can leave out the center conducting rail since it won't be delivering any power to the train, unless you are planning to run both 12V and remote trains. The main LEGO train sets have all used the same rail gauge, which is the main thing that matters. If you'd like to use both your 12V track and the ...


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Is it possible that you are thinking of this goblet (2343)? This part was fairly common, and it was introduced around 1985, so it was probably in your collection. 1x1 round plates attach securely to the top as shown in this lamp from the Pet Shop:


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According to this review on The Brick Blogger, yes, BUT... After watching this video by Maniac4Bricks, it seems the compatibility is very limited.


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My mother in law thought a set of MegaBlok duplo sized sets would be a great present, and while there are some fun elements in the set, overall the real Duplos are better quality, to the point we decided to sort out the sets and keep the brands separated. At first we had them mixed together, but the MegaBlok ones seem to be more flexible (perhaps thinner ...


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Plastic molds are designed to have an even thickness wherever possible (I think it helps with cooling), so a having a hole in the stud made sense to keep the brick's walls consistently thin. The hole could have been placed on the underside of the brick, but putting it on top had the obvious advantage of being compatibile with standard bricks. Interestingly, ...


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In short, yes it's perfectly safe to run your old 9v motors from your Power Functions battery box. This excellent online reference has a lot of information on various LEGO motors. Both the old 9v train motor and the Power Functions train motor are listed. The information on the site shows that the characteristics of the two motors are very similar with the ...


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All LEGO train tracks have had the same gauge, so newer trains will fit old tracks, including 12V/4.5V. Since the wheels themselves are not exactly the same, you may run into some small issues at points, but it should be OK most of the time - and using RC track wouldn't fully prevent the issue anyway. (If anything, I suspect trains woudl actually derail more ...


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Dimensions are, respectively: 3651 - 0.8cm x 1.6cm x 1.1cm 32013 - 0.8cm x 1.6cm x 0.8cm Distance between one axle and end of another also did not change. So for most builds it should work. Incompatibilities include: Obvious lack of studs Use as in Lego Technic Universal Set 8034 as a locking mechanism for lift system, as seen on the box: This answer ...


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This picture might explain the reason: As you can see, arches form a nice circle to fit round modified plate. All fits well, except the very bottom. Making the bottom edge fit the plate/tile nicely would result in gap with a round piece. The curve of this arch brick isn't full 1/4 circle to make it flush with a tile/plate. However you may ask "Why didn't ...


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To answer your question, no there is no such plate with DUPLO tubes on the bottom and LEGO studs on top. HOWEVER regular LEGO and DUPLO are completely compatible - as long as the regular LEGO bricks are at least 2x2 studs. Just cover the DUPLO table with regular LEGO bricks and you are done...(c; You could actually use regular LEGO plates too, however the ...


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I've recently upgraded to OS X 10.11 El Capitan (as a matter of fact, I have the exact same model of computer). I've done some basic tests with the EV3 software without running into any issues. I've downloaded programs to the brick using both USB and Bluetooth. Base on past experience with OS upgrades with both the NXT and EV3 software, the problems have ...


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Welcome to LEGO Answers! That's a great question. I don't actually have this set, but I believe the issue is that the linkage piece that you are using comes in two separate variants: The variation is subtle, but the small flanges that you mention in your question were added in a variant that came later than the set you are trying to build. This is what ...


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Welcome! COGO is a clone brand, and hence not generally used around here. COGO bricks will work with LEGO, however, the quality, finish and fit of COGO bricks is significantly less than LEGO's, so I would advise to return the COGO set and buy a (smaller but) better quality LEGO set instead.


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The length of the wire is another thing to be aware of. The wire attached to the motor in 8293 is only slightly more than 20 centimeters (might be a few centimeters more, I don't remember), you can double that by putting in the switch which has about the same length of wire, but it's still not much. I don't know how long the wire in 8700 was, but it looks ...


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Also the frames are to some extent compatible. The entire frame is 9 studs wide, the little holes align with studs. I've seen this frame used in a GBC module.


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The motor you have linked is indeed quite old and as far as I know, not compatible with anything newer. Seeing that it works with simple DC current, it wouldn't be hard to construct a converter cable, but it is still some work (especially reducing the voltage from 9V to the 4.5V required by this motor). The next generation (9V system: large motor, ...


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From a train point of view those wheels will fit happily within the guides of the bridge, and the connections on the tracks should just about fit as well. I'm fairly sure we bought our bridge when we were staying in a holiday cottage that had a load of the old black track, and it connected to the track successfully, but you may need to work with some curves ...


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There are several Chinese companies making DUPLO clones, many are listed in this fascinating article by Anthony Tomkins of UK LUG The Brickish Association. Communist LEGO, a review of some Chinese copies


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I can't actually offer any thoughts regarding anything but actual bricks, as the first - and only - megabloks purchase I ever made only contained bricks. While my experience with megablocks is limited, I feel confident in offering this advice: Don't do it. My motivation for "playing" with Lego-style blocks at age 29 is probably pretty unique - I use them ...


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It's more or less obvious that tracks themselves are compatible, although blue rails won't go on dark gray sleepers, which isn't really a problem. You may want to use more sleepers under blue tracks to stabilise it, although the 12v inserts help. Mixing blue and grey track and inserts shouldn't be a problem, should you wish to do so. Motors are also ...


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He's made by Tyco as part of their "Super Blocks" range You can see the guy on the label.


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I have a Mac Mini with macOS Sierra, and the LEGO software works on it for me.


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One Single Stud Lego brick is 9.6mm H by 8mm W (technically 7.8mm). So at the scale you are looking for we're searching for single stud bricks that are 28.8mm H by 24mm W. After an extensive search among multiple Lego-style building block manufacturers, I can't find any that use the dimensions we're looking for. Here is a list of companies I searched: ...


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The table IS already cross compatible, even though it doesn't look it. The tabletop or LEGO baseplate is cross molded for DUPLO pieces to fit and lock in on top of the regular LEGO baseplate. PART ONE: THE PICTURED PROOFS... So, let's imagine the top of your table is my unopened gray baseplate. We'll use a DUPLO Cock-A-Doodle-Doo for an example DUPLO ...


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If you mean the different designs (paved road, beach, grassy park) creating a continuous landscape that seamlessly flow into each other, no, that's not the case. However, each of the playmats is double sided with different but compatible designs. So, you could make the paved road, beach, and grassy park longer by purchasing extras of the same landscape and ...


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