Here's a YT vid on the disassembly, but the still picture shots with no commentary may not be what you need for a good walk-thru.
I don't have a Hub, but wish we all had a pic to make sure we're talking about the same piece.
Regardless, I'm gonna take a crazy shot at it. Let's Go!
We have two gray rectangles:
Big Gray Rectangle on the Left.
Small Gray ...
Here are some disassembly pictures and tips.
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 ...
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 ...
Ah, yes. I have had this problem a few times. Here's what I do:
The first thing you're going to want is leverage. Connect one 1x6 plate to the underside of the Modified 1x1, one on top of the previous plate (but adjacent to the Modified 1x1), and one on top of both pieces.
Next, slide propeller piece 32125 over the tip of the antenna.
Hold the antenna ...
It turns out it is real, just not from a single set itself, but from the official instructions for a combo-model between Exo-Force models 7700-1: Stealth Hunter and
7701-1: Grand Titan to make Mountain Warrior.
You can find the pictured step on page 26 of the instructions.
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, ...
I fail to reproduce your problem. When I combine these parts, they are easily separable. Hence the following is an educated guess:
Put the antenna on a big plate on a table (for stabilisation).
Grab the antenna slightly above the clip with one hand and hold it tight.
Grab the clip with the other hand and push up, while turning it around the antenna’s axis.
For completeness, I am posting the solution which ultimately worked for me. It is just Wrzlprmft's answer with extra parts to keep the 1x1 in place. It is also very similar to Magnus's answer, but without the propeller.
I surrounded the 1x1 with blocks on all sides so that it could not rotate or come off easily. Then I firmly gripped the antenna as close to ...
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 ...
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 ...
I just went through the experience.
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 ...
Being very curious as a kid, I tried to disassemble one; from what I remember the cap where the plug goes in was sealed/glued quite firmly and not only was removing it a challenge; putting it back together proved nearly impossible. Maybe a more careful adult would have more success, but I wouldn't recommend it.
As for what's inside - two square metallic ...
While it is important to keep old and rare lego pieces in good condition;
looking at the part in LDCAD, it does not look like there are any screws to take it to pieces, so I think it is internally clipped together, where such clips cannot be pulled back apart again after they snap in. Several Lego motors use these clips.
However since you cannot see them it ...
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Leverage does the trick with no need for spacial separators or tools that might damage LEGO plastic. Use a long brick as lever, a smaller brick as wedge. Attach the wedge slightly towards the center of the lever. Plug the stuck brick to the space left free, in contact with the wedge. Apply diagonal force to ...
I have a 3062b (round 1x1 open stud) stuck in the middle of a 6067 (boat mast section base 4x4) and I can't get it off. The round 1x1 fits over the post thingy in the center of the mast base and the side walls of the mast base prevent access to the grove at the bottom of the 1x1 round. The inner diameter of the mast base is small enough and tight enough that ...