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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 did it: First, you're going to need 2 of the set, or at-least two copies of the sails and some common Technic pieces. This is because the sails in the set are two ...


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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 of 10251 Brick Bank.


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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-Motor 1x: 8884 Power Functions IR Receiver 1x: 8885 Power Functions IR Remote Control 2x: 30332 Propeller 3 Blade 9 Diameter See it in action! click to watch the ...


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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 instructions and part lists as well as estimated part cost. Example for model shown above: As for acquiring parts there are multiple ways. If you are looking to ...


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The Atlantis Submarine Voyage ride at LEGOLAND Windsor has almost 100 models (albeit glued together) submerged in a 1,000,000 litre tank with 'upto 50 species of rare sharks, rays and tropical fish'. If LEGO bricks can withstand those conditions, I think you'll be fine. Most of these models are quite large (and heavy), so you may need to weigh down or ...


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If it's your own creation, you should be able to adapt your model to fit the rack you have. One tricky problem I can see is if your construction is built as most studless models are nowadays and features uneven dimensions - which means a 7 rack is indeed easier than a 8. You can of course build something around the old 1x4 rack place but it might get ...


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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 tubular grip sections or the plain one: Or in their absence even plain, 3rd party string can work, either tied to, or gripped between LEGO bricks: I have had ...


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Scale is the obvious answer. The Legoland model is huge, which means you're not seeing the brick-level quantisation as easily (quantisation is most obviously seen in mosaics but that works in 3D too). Getting the same effect at smaller scales usually means a lot of SNOT and using sloped bricks. These days there is a huge range of slopes available, from 4 ...


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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 be attached there. This newer variant of this piece has come in flat silver, which is probably the closest color so far if not the color, in 5 different sets ...


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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 whole thing is upside-down. This is normal. This contraption will hold the 2x3 tile snugly, thanks to the offset provided by the lip of the headlight brick. ...


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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, LEGO Buildable Ruler to measure the Saturn V myself. tl;dr | STAGE | Studs Tall | Bricks Tall | |-------------------|------------|-------------| | S-...


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This is part of 6679-1: Dark Shark


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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 what you want. Having said that, it is still a good idea to buy some sets that have a good number of pieces and/or building styles that you like and fit your ...


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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 - there are members from all over the world. Flickr - photo hosting website, however there is still a strong LEGO community. You'd upload an image and add it to ...


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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 paraphernalia, Classic Space logo, etc,) I could see some potential for them to include the sticker in a future set. Another real possibility is the long-awaited ...


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Rebrickable may have exactly what you are looking for in addition to a lot of other features. You can search for a set and see alternate models that builders have submitted. Here's the page for the Parisian Restaurant. It shows one submitted MOC using just the parts from this set: There tend to be more results for smaller sets, particularly in the Creator ...


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Basic LEGO elements won't get damaged by water, however depending on the condition of your water source, some residue may build up on the elements after prolonged immersion. So if you are thinking about keeping them immersed for a longer time, I would suggest using distilled water.


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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 your build, though the front tire might fit too). If you use a 2L axle (in red!) this should look quite sleek. Not sure if the tire is going to be tall enough to ...


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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 too change graphics for fun. So an existing set where you altered things to is a MOD. A MOC is created from scratch.


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That is only 1 stud. So an axle of 5 always stick out 4 studs


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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 not seeing an explicit "commercial use" call out is because there isn't one - if you want to use their trademarks commercially, you will need to get a ...


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The small Technic Steering Wheel and what I think is this rubber belt connect to clips:


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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 Plo Koon's Jedi Starfighter: The model in question is not the same as the set which means it is someone's unique creation (MOC).


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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. That is a huge number and variety of bricks all in the same color. They chose white because it is the classic color for architectural models, but it became ...


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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 bit held in the mech hand is a Ray gun. The bit on the forearms is almost certainly a short bit of Hose, Ribbed 7mm D. 2L like zovits said.


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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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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 of your bars, or more specifically, the distance between the cable supporters. If your distance between the supporters for a straight line is d and you want an ...


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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 rubber bands aspect seems potentially problematic as well. Finding one that perfectly fits could prove difficult, and their elasticity would likely try to pinch in-...


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Welcome to BricksSE! No question is silly (Maybe duplicitous), but never silly. Go to Bricklink.com Create an Account. Go to "Want" drop down menu. Click "Wanted List". Look for the blue box that says "+ Created Wanted List". Important: Create and give the new list a meaningful name other than "default" or all future uploads will be merged into one list ...


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