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Is this grid fin piece a standard LEGO brick?

I think that is Part# 30046 : Window 1 x 2 x 2 2/3 Pane Lattice Diamond with Rounded Top
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How can my daughter turn her horse into a unicorn?

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 ...
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Is this grid fin piece a standard LEGO brick?

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 ...
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Which bricks are still protected by copyright / trademark / patent law?

This is a complex topic. If you are considering designing a LEGO-compatible product, you may want to consult a lawyer who is an expert in this area. With that in mind, here's my attempt at an answer. ...
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How can my daughter turn her horse into a unicorn?

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 ...
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How can my daughter turn her horse into a unicorn?

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 ...
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Cutting a LEGO baseplate

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 ...
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How can I make a pigglet headed LEGO figure to be a sidekick for my Gadget Hero?

It's a bit late, but in 2020 the Monkie Kid line contains a minifigure-sized pig head:
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How can my daughter turn her horse into a unicorn?

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 ...
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Running Power Functions Train Without IR Receiver/Remote

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 ...
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How do I print images onto minifig body parts?

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 ...
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Which resolution is necessary to print bricks with a 3D printer?

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 ...
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Running Power Functions Train Without IR Receiver/Remote

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 ...
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How big is a LEGO torso in Microsoft Paint

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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Can I convert my train 9V 4563 to the Power Functions motor?

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 ...
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Looking for sets with lots of printed parts or other special parts to use as components for my city

Lego has somewhat recently started a theme called Xtras, if case you weren't aware. They have a variety of odds & ends great for detailing builds. They do have some printed tiles in a few of the ...
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Looking for sets with lots of printed parts or other special parts to use as components for my city

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,...
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How do you print on LEGO clone helmets?

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 ...
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Running Power Functions Train Without IR Receiver/Remote

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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How can I make Custom Instructions for my MOC?

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 ...
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Where are these minifigures from?

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 ...
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How to remove printed decoration

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 ...
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How to remove printed decoration

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/...
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How can I make a pigglet headed LEGO figure to be a sidekick for my Gadget Hero?

Another possibility is one of the pig minifigures from the now-discontinued 2016 The Angry Birds Movie theme. For example, see set 75822, Piggy Plane Attack:
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How can my daughter turn her horse into a unicorn?

It doesn't look like there's currently any way to make this connection by normal means. While there are quite a few parts with similar 1.6 mm attachment holes as your daughter's horse has (including ...
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How can my daughter turn her horse into a unicorn?

I'm very late to the game here, but why can't we use the existing hole as a guide for an appropriately sized drill bit, converting it from Friends accessory size to standard LEGO horn size? If you ...
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How to remove printed decoration

I used tea tree oil, it worked but tended to leve a ghost and if removed that would impair the plastics ability to reflect sunlight.
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What electrical contact material is used for PF Connectors?

The material is most likely aluminum or tinned copper, here is why: Most LEGOs are made in Denmark, the country of origin, with other various quantities made in mexico, Taiwan, and other factories ...
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Cutting a LEGO baseplate

Press down 8 x 2 / 10 x 2 / 16 x 2 plates etc. to the board to give you a cutting line, make sure they are firmly pressed down. On a flat surface, gently score the board tight up to the edge of the ...
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Programmable sound bricks

It can be programmed, but it requires specialized equipment Here is one connected to a circuitboard The external board is wired straight to the internal board. It plays the "doorbell then dog bark" ...
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