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Here are some disassembly pictures and tips. Tools needed: Either a precision flat-head or Philips screwdriver: There are two flat-head/Phillips hybrid screws that hold the the battery cover down. These two screws do not come completely out the battery cover. T9 Star Key: There are six T9 star screws. Four on the corners of the housing and two hidden ...


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A good part of the LEGO experience is building the set. There is little joy in buying a LEGO set that was already built by someone else. So you are right, that a disassembled set is usually viewed as more valuable. However, consider the following points. When people purchase a LEGO set, either new or used, they expect the parts to be sorted in some way into ...


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Let me add another perspective to TheBrickBlogger’s answer: when I buy a used set on EBay, I like to have some sort of a visual guarantee that the set is complete and as described. The only way to get that confirmation is by seeing pictures of the built set, ideally from all angles. So, when I sell used sets on EBay, I will make sure the set is fully built, ...


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According to this page it is glued together and can not be opened without damaging the part You are correct about it containing a metal spring I would just wipe it with a slighty wet towel


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I don't know what pieces you have in your collection to build the perfect most creative piece separator, so my answer will be based on, "What common items do many people have on hand in a house?" Try a dull butter knife. EDIT: Or we can just ignore what I said, and make something simple with pieces many of us should have. Find any sized beam 5 pin holes ...


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I was able to remove the screws properly with a Torx T9 screwdriver from our Duplo Train Push & Go Motor (28743).


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My back wheels do the same thing. There is no metal axle that connects both back wheels like the axle design does for the front wheels, but I'm sure LEGO designed it that way. So, imagine the train's motor being in an "ON" state just a rolling. Now enters a kid, just being a kid. Grabs the thing, and starts a rolling in whichever direction kiddie wants ...


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I can suggest using a base MILS module (BTM-1 on the picture below), basically an extra layer including some Technic Bricks around the edge for connectivity between modules as well as some plates on top of existing baseplate. Yes, it is going to be bulkier and heavier, but at the same time much more sturdy and easy to assemble and take apart for travelling. ...


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Just wanted to elaborate on the answer by Wrzlprmft. The first thing that went through my mind was, "What is this configuration where the Hub is snapped into a wheel but not into the Portal Axle Housing?" A curious MOC perhaps? Because normally the wheel easily pulls off of the hub, when it's attached to the housing. My first advice for anyone messing ...


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I actually have one of these that comes apart easily (no idea where the internal tubes are). It appears that the glue that used to hold them together gave out. You can still see where it used to be, around the edges of the clear piece, and at the tips of the 4 prongs on the clear piece. If I were going to try to take one apart, I would probably try cutting ...


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That is unfortunate situation. What makes your matter worse is that these two parts come from quite old set (OP mentioned 8466). Aged parts tend to have stronger clutch power than the newer parts. Even if these two parts were new they would be pretty hard to take apart. In this situation I think the only solution is taking sharp knife (like x-acto or utility ...


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FOLLOW UP POSTED AS AN ANSWER So, I managed to disassemble the wheel axle from the gear axle, which show what I was expecting, a broken piece in the freewheel. As my question is on how to disassemble the wheel itself @Rin Rio-Oki answer is the correct one. A picture is worth a thousand words so put picture ... The wheel axle is simply force in the gear ...


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I just went through the experience. My process: 01 - Boil water for 7mins. Bring water to a boil. ** EDIT by Kat. 02 - Toss LEGO in. 03 - Simmer for five minutes. 04 - With some tools find an edge, and pry. 05 - If piece cools down repeat steps 02-04... The final analysis? We'll let your words speak the truth: "...seemed "glued" together very ...


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Use two pairs of pliers (one on each brick), that worked for me.


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