I tried LDD at first, but frankly, the order in which it adds the parts is often quite nonsensical:
I also tried a bunch of other tools, some of which are mentioned elsewhere on this page, with mixed results.
So what I ended up using, with great success, is LIC (LEGO Instruction Creator). It's beta, somewhat buggy, and for all I can see it was written by ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
LPub is a program that allows you to produces step by step instructions for models. It's an alternative to the built-in Building Guide Mode featured in Lego Digital Designer which produces a set of instructions automatically (although not necessarily in the most logical way).
LDD model instructions can be created in LPub provided that the parts in 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 ...
You probably want Lego Digital Designer:
Once you have the .lxf file open, you'll want to select View -> Building Guide Mode from the menu. This should give you step by step building instructions.
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 ...
Depending on what you have, your best bet is probably to re-build each set, and sell them as complete. Try BrickLink if you're not in a hurry to sell. You can see how much sets are selling for, and price yours accordingly. You can list them until they sell, and they only charge a small percentage when the items sell. If you want fast cash, sell them on ...
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 (...
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.
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 ...
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!
Your best bet is probably to browse the list of Technic sets on Brickset (sort by year of release, ascending).
There aren't that many before 1990 so it should be easy to find, one which sounds a bit like what you describe is 8865 Test Car from 1988.
The easiest way is to take photographs of each step as you build. No special software is required, you can just step through each building stage by flicking through photos.
If your tablet has a camera you will have everything you need to create and view the instructions. You might want to include which parts you need for the next step in ...