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A 1x1 cone with an inverted positioned screwdriver just might work here. So, I'm saying just might based off the the halved cast line of Peggy's head. The base peg of the horn/drill-bit would be too wide for the hole, but based off the cast fault line, which I hi-lighted in blue, there is a greater chance for the plastic halves to ease the slimmer screw ...


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I think that is Part# 30046 : Window 1 x 2 x 2 2/3 Pane Lattice Diamond with Rounded Top


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Looking at the pictures, I think Syberion has correctly identified the part. Just want to cover the moment where you mention part modification may be required. I don't think there is a need for modifications, it should work with existing parts like this: Additional parts are: Bar 1L with Clip Mechanical Claw Plate, Round 1 x 1 with Open Stud Lever Small ...


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If the problem is that the base of the horn is too big to fit in the hole on the chanfron you have to make the former smaller or the latter bigger. Careful work with a file/scalpel, if you're good at that kind of thing. Remember that it's a lot easier to take a bit more off than to put a bit back. Odd that the bow doesn't use a standard size stud anyway (...


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A possibility might be using Horse Battle Helmet (unicorn) parts 89524 or 13745: However I'm unsure if those would fit. The head geometry of the horse part in question (93083c01pb08) seems to be wider than the geometry of the horses in the castle sets (e.g. 10352c01pb03) If you're not afraid to modify (cut and/or bend) one of the horse helmets, they might ...


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The easiest way to do this is to score the baseplate with a straightedge and knife. Once you've made a deep enough cut, you should be able to bend and break the plate where you've scored it. You may want to sand the edge to clean it up a bit. There's a more detailed set of instructions in this Instructable.


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Well, I opened it up without much success, and took some pictures of the process: At first I tried pushing/prying the light grey tabs away from the dark gray "bottom", but those weren't budging So plan B: wedge it apart: It was opening, but I was also distorting the plastic in the process - perhaps if I had a hot air station or something, I could have of ...


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Use clothing dye to change the color. It works for wear and tear. It doesn't wear off. It dyes the part rather than coating it.


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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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Yes, you can drill it. Slowly, by hand. You want to end up with a 1/8 inch bit, but I found it easier to step up using a couple of smaller bits to get there. The bit doesn’t need to go in very far when you’re drilling. It’s certainly not for purists, but it suits my kids just fine 😊


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According to WikiPedia: The moulds are permitted a tolerance of up to two micrometres, to ensure the bricks remain connected. But, as I noted in a comment, that is in an industrial environment, where great care is taken to ensure that not just a one-off piece is right, but that the entire batch of pieces is right. They probably take a six sigma approach ...


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Online I would recommend BrickEngraver I think your best bet would be to find a local trophy shop, most will engrave items. Take them some LEGO to test and they should be able to provide what you need without the need to pay shipping.


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First of all, if you are serious about this business, go to an IP lawyer who can take this up for you and give you a much more confident answer than the bunch of us LEGO fans can :) LEGO's Fair Use Policy is located here. Secondly, you might want to read the perspective in this thread on Bricksetforum. Lots of interesting points of view, and, decent ...


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There is a fairly easy and cheap way to do this since you don't want real variable speed control. As you noted, connecting the AAA battery box directly to the PF train motor technically works, but the motor runs too fast. The default AAA battery box provides 9v from 6 AAA cells. Lowering this voltage will lower the speed of your motor. If you'd like to get ...


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In my understanding of the question, you want to take an existing LEGO velociraptor and repaint it, but you are afraid that doing a custom paint job will rub off quickly. There is no easy solution for this, but here are a few tips: You could send an email to the guys at minifigs.me and see if they would be willing to help you with this, either as a one-off ...


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Pure eucalyptus oil works excellent, won't damage your minifigs, (and it smells good too!). You can get it in small bottles at health-food stores, pharmacies, and Asian stores. You don't need much, so a small bottle can last you a long time. Just pour a little of the oil on a piece of cotton or soft towel, and rub over the printed area you want to remove. ...


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I have actually tried 3d printing lego on a prusa i3 printer at I think 5 microns using PLA. I found that they worked fine initially but they quickly started to lose their grip. I think the issue was the layers grind against each other which wears them down rather than the brick walls flexing to grip. You certainly won't be getting anything close to the ...


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I am a principle in an imprinting facility, that services clients from automotive to toys and beyond: http://www.ableprint.com/ In the past couple of years we have had the opportunity to service companies that wanted us to print their designs on LEGO pieces. To make it easier for other users to get an idea what it would cost was to dedicate a web page to ...


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The size won't matter in Paint, what will matter is the resolution of your printer. For example, if you want to print 1 inch by 1 inch, and your printer is 800 DPI, then you need an 800x800 image.


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LEGO train motors get powered using a 9V cable. Philo (who also visits this site) has an excellent site with all the features and characteristics about the PowerFunctions motor system, which includes trains. This site is located at http://philohome.com/tech.htm. The speed of the train is regulated using PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) on the inside two wires (...


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LIC is the Lego Instruction Creator it's a tool some people use to make instructions. I would say it's for "power users" though, so it may not be for you. If I were you I might change the title of this question to something indicative of your search for someone to do this work for you. As you are probably aware, there are Lego forums which are devoted ...


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The minifigures and the guns will be custom made. There are a number of sites that offer custom printed minifigs in military uniforms, and Brick Arms is a good place to start if you're after specific weapons. The LEGO Group have a policy of not creating "realistic" weapons, although both fantasy and futuristic are acceptable.


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IANAL, and if you're starting a business you should definitely consult with a real lawyer who specializes in IP law in the jurisdiction you plan to serve. However, having read the fair-use policy, I note two things. One, it seems to be focused on trademark issues. In order to be legally clear, you need to brand yourselves accordingly so that Lego's ...


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I got good results using Soft Scrub with Bleach, an old towel, a Scotch-Brite scrubber sponge (the green and yellow one), a bottle brush, and a pile of Q-tips. Put a dollop of Soft Scrub on an old towel, dip the Lego piece in the cleanser, and rub 30-60 seconds on the scrubber side of the sponge. Check for results and keep rubbing until decoration is gone. ...


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I tried Eucalyptus Oil a found on some figures it worked very slowly and took a lot of rubbing, while on other figures it worked on very quickly. I don't know what the difference in the figures paint/decal is or could be. I did find that Ethyl Alcohol (not Isopropyl, have not tested yet) worked fairly quickly with aggressive rubbing with a q-tip swab. I ...


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Your friend can get Queen Amidala at several shops based in Europe. Here are all the listings with the country of the shop: http://www.bricklink.com/catalogPG.asp?M=sw387. It might be also worth checking the eBay listings specific for their country. As far as Mario, LEGO never made an official one, however this UK based store does carry some: http://www....


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Easy solution. Use 3 dead batteries, 3 new batteries. Achieved perfect speed. Dead batteries are easy to find in kids toys :)


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This question is a bit confusing. It mentions water slide decals, but then also asks about printing directly on the helmet. Water slide decals are what their name implies; decals that can be slid on the item with the aid of water. It's not printing. They are basically very thin stickers. Because water slide decals are so thin, they can easily mold onto ...


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To expand on Michael's link-only answer: Older train motors were powered by the track and the speed of the train is controlled by a track-side switch. Newer PF trains are powered by the battery box on the train and controlled by the remote which sends IR signals to the IR receiver. This means your train needs room for the wire from the motor to the IR ...


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All of the decorations in the LEGO Juniors (now called LEGO 4+) sets are printed, and they tend to have a lot of nice decorations. Decorated parts in the LEGO Ideas sets are also almost always printed, but double check this because at least some of the sets also have stickers. There is not one set which is going to be full of printed parts, and sets with ...


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