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How To Make a Small Security Camera?

Added a Ver.2.Oh belowww... Here's the LDD file if you want it. Here's the file for 2nd helpings. Eat up!
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How To Make a Small Security Camera?

I've come up with five different ways to make a micro security camera that look like your reference image. I'll run through the different methods in the image above from left to right 1 through 5. Far ...
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How can I make church bells with a pull cord?

It sounds like you're trying to implement a fairly simple bell mechanism such as this one: You can certainly do this using some string and the pulley element that you mentioned. I'd recommend tying ...
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6x6x6 cube with smooth plates on bottom?

While there could be various approaches building studless the easiest one would be with Tile, Modified 2 x 2 Inverted. These modified tiles have studs on one side, which fit under bricks and plates, ...
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Attaching a ring-like handle to a castle door

I agree with Alex. There's no reason to settle for a ring, when you could use the ring. Here's one way to attach it if you want the ring to look like it is hanging down from the door:
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How is the curved top of the WWII Aid station tent made?

The models featured on Bricklink include a parts list, model file and instructions. You can see there that the curved tent is a skateboard ramp and the edges are 1x4 tiles attached with Technic pin 1/...
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Simplest/cheapest way to build a tensegrity model?

Tensegrity Sculpture by JKBrickworks has free instructions. Here you can also get full list of elements you need to build it. Rebrickable has few more "tensegrity" models. All come with ...
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How is the curved top of the WWII Aid station tent made?

I assume you aren't looking for complete instructions, but rather interested in main element used to construct tent. In such case Sports Arena Section / Skateboard Ramp (43085) has been used in Tan.
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How accurate is the model 42179 Planet Earth and Moon in Orbit?

The real Solar System is of course immensely complicated, so capturing all the details in a model would result in an impractical model in terms of size, complexity, and cost. The actual model's ...
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Simplest/cheapest way to build a tensegrity model?

Lack of chains should not be a showstopper for such a project, as any flexible, non-expandable material can work instead. You may use LEGO strings, like those included with Spiderman sets with the ...
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What website will allow me to create VERY SPECIFIC minifig heads, torsos and legs?

I believe that Studio PartDesigner can do that.
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Why do some LEGO City vehicles have tiles in their chassis?

I asked one of the set designers at LEGO, Samuel Johnson, on Twitter. Here is our conversation: This to aid in the building flow for children aged 5 and up. Easy to spot on the page, easy to find in ...
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How is this kind of structure made?

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 ...
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6x6x6 cube with smooth plates on bottom?

As mentioned in another answer, there are dedicated pieces for this now. But... 6x6x6 cube is plenty big enough to have a stud-reversing construction inside, then the bottom can be a simple 6x6 plate ...
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How to make a street-light style torch

Tree Palm Top was used as lanterns in old pirate sets, for example 6285
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In LEGO: How to build a revolving magazine rack for 2x3 tiles?

I suggest using 4175 1x2 plate with ladder together with 3839 1x2 plate with handles SNOTted together with the help of 4070 1x1 brick with headlight, one 2x2 plate and 2 1x2 plates, like so: Yes, the ...
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How to create log cabin notched corners?

First of all, that's a digital model. This means it may use parts in colors we don't have. It looks like Reddish Brown is used here, so the part choice is rather limited. Upon closer inspection of the ...
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Attaching a ring-like handle to a castle door

Perhaps Minifigure, Utensil Ring 1 x 1 will be a better fit as it is slightly larger than a stud, while life preserver is 3-4 studs in diameter. Here how it looks when attached to doors you've ...
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How can I make controller ports round for my "Lego Gamecube"

Perhaps something like this using 1x4 arches could work? This does work out to being 2 modules too wide for 1:1 scale with a GameCube, but the trade-off in accuracy may be worth it to you to get the ...
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Is there any reason behind fancy bricks in invisible places?

This piece is only two plates high, to have another piece in here you would need to stack two plates, which would make the total pieces count rise, or more expensive might be more difficult to tear ...
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How is this kind of structure made?

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 ...
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Clip a wall to a 6 or 7L pole

You might want to look at Flex System tubing. It comes in a variety of lengths (including 6L and 7L) and doesn't have a stopper. For what its worth, this is the technique that Jamie Berard used to ...
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Castle Siege: Flaming arrows

Burning oil is the easier of the two, since the basic flame elements can connect into a realistically looking stream of liquid fire: Depicting individual arrows is a lot harder due to the absence ...
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How could I make a playable LEGO piano?

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 ...
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How could I make a playable LEGO piano?

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 ...
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Elevator on rails

Lego bricks are not sized similarly in each dimension. The height to width ratio of a brick is 6:5, which means that 2 bricks stacked on top of each other with their studs up are 6 plates high, but ...
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Cost effective sagging palm trees

You could loosely stack Brick, Round 1 x 1 Open Stud around a core Hose, Rigid 3mm D.. As long as the stack is loose, you should be able to bend the trunk to your desired shape. As a bonus, you get ...
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Building a window with the tie-fighter round dish

I'm gonna suggest a SNOT contraption relying on two 3659 Arch 1x4, two 1x1 round plates in trans clear, and one 2654 2x2 round plate with rounded bottom, also in trans-clear: The 2x2 plus 1x1 round ...
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How does LEGO decide the color of internal set pieces?

Going for contrast to help you build? This is probably the primary reason most of the time. One Eurobricks user once said they asked a set designer about it, and they confirmed they do it to makes ...
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What are some good purist rotacaster / omni wheel designs?

Here's a design I've been using, based on this model by Lambert Varias: It's not a perfect circle, but it is relatively small all things considered: It's pretty simple, but here's a partial ...
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