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How does the motorized lighthouse rotate continuously without tangling the wire powering the light?

This required a clever design and one novel element. The power for the light comes from the very bottom of the model where a battery box is stowed inside the mountain: The wire leaves the mountain ...
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How tall is the Saturn V set in LEGO units (studs, bricks etc.)?

I've been contemplating this question for quite a while. In the great tradition of this site I felt this needed practical verification. I decided to make a ruler based on scaling up set 5005107, ...
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How does the Space Shuttle dock the ISS?

It looks like LEGO did not intend to make Shuttle attachable to ISS despite the statement. At least not with a stud-on-stud connection like the set is designed right now. As seen in picture below, ...
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Pirates of Barracuda Bay 21322 - Is there a way to get the ship pirating-worthy?

The review over at Brickset mentions this exact modification: Pearl gold windows are fixed inside each gunport, preventing the deployment of cannons. While this seems slightly odd, the lattices can ...
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Grand piano page 269 of instructions - are the gears suppose to stop after a quarter turn or keep going when reversing directions

Tl;dr - Your piano appears to be functioning correctly. The step you mention appears to be resetting the gear to a known position. The playback direction is clockwise and free of restriction. The ...
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What parts are used in this unicorn from Lego Ideas?

The mane seems to be based on 64647 Minifgure Plume Feather Triple Compact in either trans-orange or trans-neon orange colour; each plume is mounted on a 85861 1 x 1 round plate wih open stud. The ...
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How does the LEGO Typewriter mechanism fit?

Core Issue When she installs the gearbox mechanism at step 210, the whole thing jams when pressing the keys. The gearbox in question is this one completed in step 208: Here it is fully installed ...
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How does the Space Shuttle dock the ISS?

It just so happens that I have this set and have come up with a way to attach it without adding pieces: All this requires is to move the two second-to-back float pads, take off the fez piece from the ...
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How does the Space Shuttle dock the ISS?

I use these pieces. The same size as the docking in the set, but two anti-stud attachments.
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How tall is the Saturn V set in LEGO units (studs, bricks etc.)?

Other answers seem to be focused on stage dimensions, rather than engines as asked in the question, so I'll address that. Scaling is a pretty easy math. Stud is 8 mm and brick height is 9.6 mm. ...
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How to tell if I need a neck kit for 21303 WALL•E?

I contacted LEGO and this was their reply (emphasis mine): All LEGO® 21303 WALL-E sets produced during or after November 2015 already include the neck stability revision, which includes revised ...
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Help with Lego Typewriter 21327 - can't get the carriage mechanism working

From what I can see in your video, the carriage mechanism itself doesn't appear to be the problem, but rather the linkage between the keys and the carriage. Pressing a key should move this assembly ...
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Can you identify the large transparent windows in this Ideas submission?

The other transparent part is Cylinder Quarter 4 x 4 x 6
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Can you identify the large transparent windows in this Ideas submission?

I believe this is Panel 6 x 6 x 9 Curved Top. I couldn't find the other one that's containing the brown parrots, however. Correct me if I'm wrong, because there were a few other parts like this ...
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Lego 21327: How do I attach the typewriter segment to the body?

The step you mentioned (#309) shows two grey connectors (Plate, Modified 1 x 2 with Bar Handle on End) in exactly right configuration for this connection: It seems a clear case for these to be meant ...
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Saturn V build step 124

You just need to slide each of these 5 sub-assemblies onto black/yellow axles. There are no further attachment points between this sub-assembly and the rest of the model. Instructions suggests you ...
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How to share a fan robot with LEGO?

It looks like you don't quite understand how those robots became supported by Lego. You see, EV3 was released in 2013, and they've supported only 12 fan robots. That's not a lot, and if they were ...
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How does the Space Shuttle dock the ISS?

I have this set and didn’t need any additional parts to attach the space shuttle.
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How to obtain a missing part?

This part is 6047220: Plate W. Bow 2X2X2/3. You can get it from Bricklink, but first try the official LEGO replacement parts service. They will most probably send you a free replacement part and with ...
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Difference of Lego products

The question is unclear, but I will take a stab at it. It seems that OP found the LEGO Ideas website with the LEGO Pop-Up Book project: https://ideas.lego.com/projects/cfaf7a52-02a4-4dc0-8ec3-...
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Help with Lego Typewriter 21327 - can't get the carriage mechanism working

We had exactly the same problem. This set has 2 elbow pieces 6262905 and 6261387. The directions do not specify which one you need for the step 199. However it has a 3 imprinted on it. These 2 elbow ...
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How tall is the Saturn V set in LEGO units (studs, bricks etc.)?

On the box the entire rocket is shown to be 100cm. I just measured the first stage, that is 40,7cm. Else you can go to service.lego.com and download the instructions aand start counting/calculating (...
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