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Preparations for outside display

I once talked with a Lego Builder at the Florida park. He told me they use a glue that actually melts the Lego blocks together. With that in mind, I searched and found this article (on Facebook). It ...
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Are LEGO minifigs' arms supposed to come off?

In my case, it depends. On older minifigures from the 80's, 90's, and early 2000's it's okay. (I'm not saying it's a good thing) Sure, doing it too many times will gradually wear them down, but not ...
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How to make LEGO unbreakable

Is there a specific scenario in which it should be unbreakable? You definitely should use different techniques to prevent a spaceship from falling apart when dropped from a meter and to prevent a ...
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How to make LEGO unbreakable

This is really nearly impossible unless you have a lifetime supply of super glue. A good structure using Technic LEGO bricks will provide better support and a lot more "stick" to each other, making ...
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How long does official Lego monorail track last?

The track is pretty durable. I have several pieces of old track that the motor runs on well. With the 3D printers now available I am hoping to be able to "print" some of the track with ABS filament. ...
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Does longterm storage in a connected state harm the studs/tubes?

Having them connected may actually increase longevity, at least for parts of the brick. This shields out light and air pollution. I have several LEGO bricks that were connected for 30+ years, and the ...
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Strain Gauge on LEGO Bridge

Lego bricks can withstand a fairly high pressure before they deform, but Lego creations tend to deform more easily at the various connection points. Therefore it's possible to build a relatively ...
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How to make LEGO unbreakable

It's hard to answer this question without knowing more about the model in question. Something like a small Lowell Sphere would probably be made 'unbreakable' by a little squirt of expanding foam ...
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Are LEGO minifigs' arms supposed to come off?

I've found that when a hand is pulled out it often (but not always) creates a crack in the arm, so that when the hand (or another different-colored one) is replaced it'll be a bit loose. It could ...
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Are LEGO minifigs' arms supposed to come off?

They are not designed to be removed and doing so can make it hard to replace. It is not a very good idea to remove Lego arms except on the minifigures listed above.
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Strain Gauge on LEGO Bridge

I have designed some special measuring tooling for my previous employer that uses strain gauges, but is is not always that easy. You need for sure: an amplifier, glue them on the construction in the ...
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What pieces are prone to breaking?

98% precent of all the broken LEGO pieces I own are colored in reddish brown. I've broken a lot of them too. Just broke one right now, in fact. They probably use a weaker type plastic on them. I seem ...
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What pieces are prone to breaking?

The ones that gave me the most trouble were the "new-style" BIONICLE axle connectors like this one: It seems that the parts holding the axle ball were much thinner than on the previous versions, and ...

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