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Can I safely dissassemble a 74569 motor (the old, fast 9v one)

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 ...
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Is the Lego Duplo Track System being discontinued?

It hasn't been officially announced yet, but there are at least four large LEGO DUPLO train sets coming this summer. This includes two extension train track packs with straight tracks, curved tracks, ...
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Has Lego discontinued presenting alternate configurations on the backs of modern boxes?

I don't have enough reputation to post a comment, but in response to this comment by user3509 (and the similar answer from MartenFerret): I would also hazard a guess that for brand sets part of the ...
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Has Lego discontinued presenting alternate configurations on the backs of modern boxes?

I don’t have an answer to why they stopped, but this site is trying to get instructions together for all the old stuff. www.backoftheboxbuilds.com
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LEGO Master Builder Academy instructions

You can find the instruction booklets on BrickLink. They only costs a few dollars. They are not just about instructions. They include a whole curriculum for systematically learning advanced building ...
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Can You Identify These Black Studless 2x4 Brick With Train Wheels?

Hey, there Happy Dog! These train pieces? Part #BB37 - Train Brick 2 x 4 x 1 1/3 Sliding Block with Wheels Holder. Part #Wheel2A - Wheel Spoked for Motor. Together they appear in these LEGO sets. ...
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21104 NASA Mars Curiosity Rover?

Gev already answered the question about availability. LEGO Ideas sets are produced in small quantities. Perhaps this will change in the future as LEGO Ideas is now out of beta testing and was brought ...
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21104 NASA Mars Curiosity Rover?

I don't recall an official statement, but one story I read said that they made a deal with the original designer to limit production to one run, but that seems almost apocryphal. As for buying the ...
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Has Lego discontinued presenting alternate configurations on the backs of modern boxes?

I believe the reason is purely commercial. Why would parents buy another box of bricks if there are pictures of so many things their kid can build with only one set? Nowadays there are no alternate ...
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RCX 2.0 Firmware downloaded successfully but "Run" does nothing

Could be the button indeed. These buttons are conductive rubber pressing on the circuit boards integrated contacts. Might need some cleaning there... Disassembly of the RCX is not easy but can be ...
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Has Lego discontinued presenting alternate configurations on the backs of modern boxes?

I do believe the LEGO Group has limited the instructions to only one build, not including the sets that are meant to re-build differently (in this case there are 3 instruction sheets). If instead of ...
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