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Is it possible to build a working 100% LEGO glider with the Technic Catamaran sails?

As it turns out, the answer is yes! Even though the wings are flat and can't generate much lift, I was able to get up to about 15ft of distance on a 10ft drop. click to watch the video Here's how I ...
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Can you identify this bevelled grey 2x1 piece?

It's 99563 LegoMinifig, Utensil Gold Ingot (Bar) in Light Bluish Grey. Originally used for Gold pieces, nowadays regularly found as bricks and other wall decorations, for example on the ground floor ...
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Motorized speedboat from Technic Catamaran alternate model?

With a few Power Functions elements and a pair of propellers, I was able to build a motorized boat similar to the alternate model. 1x: 8881 Power Functions Battery Box 2x: 8883 Power Functions M-...
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Simplest/cheapest way to build a tensegrity model?

Tensegrity Sculpture by JKBrickworks has free instructions. Here you can also get full list of elements you need to build it. Rebrickable has few more "tensegrity" models. All come with ...
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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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Simplest/cheapest way to build a tensegrity model?

Lack of chains should not be a showstopper for such a project, as any flexible, non-expandable material can work instead. You may use LEGO strings, like those included with Spiderman sets with the ...
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Help in identifying elements used on LEGO Batman movie's Daleks

It looks like Minifig, Utensil Tool Box Wrench - 3-Rib Handle Item No: 11402i (although it looks like the ribbing may have been omitted in the CGI model): The socket end can clutch a stud, so it can ...
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In LEGO: How to build a revolving magazine rack for 2x3 tiles?

I suggest using 4175 1x2 plate with ladder together with 3839 1x2 plate with handles SNOTted together with the help of 4070 1x1 brick with headlight, one 2x2 plate and 2 1x2 plates, like so: Yes, the ...
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Is this black and red speedboat model from an official set or a MOC?

This is part of 6679-1: Dark Shark
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What is a "MOD" and how does it differ from a "MOC"?

It's MODification, "My Own Design" is silly. Also used quite extensively outside of the LEGO community, e.g. in gaming a MOD is altered game code you execute, either to cheat or to change ...
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Can one connect two technic pins end-to-end?

The canonical way of connecting two pins is using part 62462 "Technic pin connector": Those are shown in step 89 in the instructions of that MOC. I know there are rods that can fit inside ...
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Tips for getting enough bricks to make a MOC with unified style

Buying random LEGO sets hoping that it will have parts that will fit with what you want to build is an expensive process that can leave you with a huge number of unwanted pieces, and still not have ...
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Best Places to show MOC online?

I have several places to offer for you to share your MOC. Eurobricks - here we have a forum, split into several subforums based on the primary topic. Don't be afraid of "Euro" in its name - ...
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How can I add 1x4 tile stairs to my octagonal gazebo model?

Add a single jumper plate, in the position shown below, rotated 45 degrees in relation to the direction of the studs of the octagonal plate. Connect plates as needed (shown below: a 4x4 plate). Add ...
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The Coffee Chain

To the best of my knowledge, this coffee chain logo was made for The LEGO Movie, and then spread to this one set. Noting LEGO's tendencies to use and re-use symbols across themelines (i.e., Octan ...
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How deep can the axle go in the Powered Up L motor?

That is only 1 stud deep. So an axle of 5L always sticks out 4 studs
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Are either of these cars uncredited ripoffs from Rebrickable?

First of all Rebrickable isn't the one and only place to share your MOCs. Next, there are several requirements for adding new MOCs: it has to have an inventory, free/paid instructions and design ...
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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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Who can make a custom made LEGO 777 airplane?

About your question: I don't think anyone will give you instructions+part list without getting some form of payment and you haven't mentioned anything about that, but what are you willing to pay? (I ...
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How can I emulate this wheel from the mowing unit of a ride-on mower?

My first thought would be to try and build this using 2x 32017 - Technic Liftarm 5 Thin and the following combination of a 1/2 bush and a tire (same tire you have on the wheel on the black part of ...
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Are there any wheels or rings that fit in pin clips?

The small Technic Steering Wheel and what I think is this rubber belt connect to clips:
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Can anyone ID this set, please?

There's a part on the front of the model named Wedge 10 x 3 Right with White Stripes, Yellow Triangle and Gray Lines Pattern (Stickers) - Set 8093 This piece was available in a single set - 8093-1 ...
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MOCs: A question about using LEGO trademark

If you read the Fair Play Brochure linked from the Fair Play policy, you will see more detailed sections covering "Attempted Association" and "Product Copying". The reason you're ...
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How can I build a Lego slope of this exact angle with ideally only legal techniques?

Could this work in you case? Using snot brick to build it vertically. EDIT 1: The only way I managed to get your angle and snap it correctly is like that. I used stud.io with collision turned on to ...
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How can I build the windows depicted in this image?

It's difficult to tell from the photos exactly how this was done, but here's a window design that is pretty close: Here's how that's put together: It should be possible to adapt that rough design to ...
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Examples of LEGO Rubber Bands Used For Friction Enclosure?

I personally would steer clear of a "cookie jar" setup. The very suggestion of it's inherent qualities suggests something that wasn't meant to transport, but rather sit on a solid counter. The ...
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Utility pole and angles

The pole itself can be rotated on almost every level, so that’s nothing you need to worry about. Additionally, you may want your cables to be parallel. To achieve this, you need to increase the width ...
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Tips for getting enough bricks to make a MOC with unified style

While I wholeheartedly agree with all of TheBrickBlogger's advice here I would add a few suggestions: The LEGO Architecture Studio has 1200 bricks that are mostly white with a few transparent parts. ...
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How do I robustly tilt a strength-1 wall?

My best solution so far are minifigure legs (which are pretty robust on their own) combined with a clip tile to hold the wall in place:
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The Coffee Chain

Here is somebody that is selling sticker sheets for $11.99 that look like: and you get instructions for building a modular building too.
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