The earliest LEGO sets did not have any kind of instruction manuals, since they were sold as sets of building blocks, without any specific models in mind.
Exmaple: Set #7002, Automatic Binding Bricks from 1949
In 1955, the first sets have arrived that were intended to be built as some specific model, like 1237-2: Service Station
I can't find any ...
The wall behind the shelving unit is not a standard wall built with regular LEGO bricks, but a panel, which is hollow on one side.
The parts that are sticking out at the back of the bookshelf are accommodated by the hollow of the panel.
My guess is that you attached the panel backwards with the flat side facing in, instead of out. Look at Page 37/Step 48 ...
After emailing back and forth with LEGO, I think I have an acceptable answer:
BI 3005/48 - 7594 V 110 2/2 - Download size: 5.94 Mb
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Stands for Building Instructions
A number for internal usage by different LEGO teams.
You'll see that many different ...
I don't have this set, but used 8421 as a test. This set is also released in 2005.
Looking at the PDF you see the same color scheme of the axles, were the black appear to be gray and vice versa
When looking at the instruction manual
You see the normal colors, so indeed your set came with the normal colors and due to some bad scanning and compression the ...
These are instructions from "LEGO Books - Idea Book #1 or 221", that was released in 1973.
YouTuber BrickTsar uploaded his entire childhood book HERE.
Similar to the LEGO Idea books I had as a kid in the late 80's, these types of books were made with multiple sets in mind.
So, there isn't a focus on one specific set. The focus was you nagging your ...
They would have been hand drawn.
Technical illustration used to be a highly skilled job, similar but slightly different to design draughtsmanship. I can still recall the latter being used about 20 years ago in engineering. There were tricks to remove some of the repetition (drawings were done on translucent drafting film and could be duplicated optically, ...
I rebuilt the model as best as I could in Lego Digital Designer using only parts from that particular set.
There were a few parts where I couldn't actually find a piece in that set so I used a replacement part that exists in the set.
PDF Instructions + Part List
Bricklink lists it as
Technic, Axle 5.5 with stop
The blue number is the length of the axle. It is mentioned in the part list to distinguish axles of different lengths in a set.
In this case, the length is 5.5, so yes, it is written as 5,5 because of the locale.
As TheBrickBlogger said, you need to wait:
Even contacted their customer support and the reply was:
I don't think those are every available publicly
Not unless you are an employee
And after insisting repeatedly, answer from seniors was:
So they confirmed they would not be available. Sorry!
Update: rebrickable have full detail of all ...
The cause is simple. The images are authored in a vector or CAD format. When Lego rendered these vector images to the low resolution images in the PDFs, the thin outlines got turned into lines with a thickness of one pixel. Due to their small yet complex cross-section the axles get mostly covered by their outlines.
Yes, there is LXFML - which is if you like an "offical" XML format for LEGO models - in that it's produced and maintained by The LEGO Group.
The .LXF format used by LEGO Digital Designer is a compressed archive containing a thumbnail in .png format and a model definition file in LFXML.
As I noted in the answer to that question, the LDD team have shared ...
The best I could find in terms of instructions for 9335 is this page, which seem to contain all the prints included in the set. However Lunar lander is missing. It looks like one of those "inspiration" sets LEGO used to include in the old days. Looking at the pictures I found they are reasonable quality and model doesn't contain too many parts. So ...
I found video on YouTube for model speed build. Playing on 0.25 speed produce an acceptable result with parts being used in each step. At the second part of the video instruction sheet is also visible (image has been rotated, compared to video):
I just built the bridge yesterday. I didn't have all the parts so had to be creative at some points.
I'll improve some joints once I picked up more of my Lego at my dads' place.
Very funny project!
The city people pack is probably 9348: Community Minifigure Set based on the clasic space minifig print.
The numbered bags are probably from 4635: Fun With Vehicles - that's based on the colours and the lime green/"bright yellow/green" cap.
I think the first 2 bags are from 6118: Wheels and Tyres. This set has the same number of the small (8x) and bigger (...
Beams, axles, panels, and axles connectors usually have numbers next to them, to uniquely identifies the piece:
for beams and axles, the number is the length (length in number of holes)
for panels, it identifies the panel (and the panel mold contains the same number)
for axle connectors, it identifies the angle (again, the same number is part of the mold, ...
While there are multiple sizes of instructions and lack of database with dimensions my answer is based on personal observation.
Looking at the stash of my instructions from multiple sets (including several largest Technic models) I can state that the largest dimension I have is of A4 paper size, which is 210 x 297 mm. I'd like to note that this is for ...
Based on my experience throughout pretty much the entirety of the 90s, they didn't really look all that different back then regarding the style, what you would call the "Auto CAD" look I guess.
The primary differences are that they didn't list all the required parts for each build step (although Technic already did that back then, presumably ...
BrickLink Studio is a design tool to build models (like LEGO Digital Designer) and includes the ability to create instructions as PDF or images. Therefore the models are divided into steps via the modeller or in the step builder (part of the instruction maker).
Steps can be reordered
Parts can be moved between steps
Parts can be grouped into submodels with ...
After testing several software (and figuring out quite a few are not compatible with each other), I tested Leocad, and was able to easily create models and generate instructions.
In Leocad 0.82, going through "Print Preview…" and then printing to PDF generates simple and clean instructions.
http://raphink.github.io/lego_models shows the results I got with ...
Based on the parts, it looks suspiciously like an internal part bag for 10232 Palace Cinema - which means there's no specific instructions to make something with just those parts - the whole set of instructions can be found online.
To clarify - a set like Palace Cinema will have a number of "Numbered" bags that correspond to part of the building ...
Car Chassis 8860 gets my vote for complexity of a single step.
The instructions are laid out so that you have two pages like this on top of each other. I was building this model with my 11 year old son recently, and at almost every step on the last couple of pages we found we had missed something from the previous step.
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.
I doubt in the mid 1970's that The LEGO Group had any computer aided design tools. I was in university during that time and this kind of documentation was all hand drawn illustration.
Remember that computers at that time were big, power hungry and really, really expensive. For what it would cost just to purchase, install and operate one computer for a year ...
The scans of vintage manuals you will find online do not do justice to the quality of the original printed copy.
The fans that have made these scans have done a great job but if you have not held one in real life it's impossible to adequately describe the difference.
The 8480-1 - Space Shuttle from 1996 is a Technic model is one of my favorite sets of build ...
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 reset process is counter-clockwise and is restricted by another mechanism.
For reference, here are the instructions as a massive PDF.
It looks like you're ...