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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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What will happen if I submerge LEGO in water?

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'. ...
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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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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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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. So an axle of 5 always stick 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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What will happen if I submerge LEGO in water?

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 ...
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Resources for building MOCs with pieces entirely from single sets

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 ...
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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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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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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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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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What's the circle piece in this MOC?

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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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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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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Is there a standard scale for building "minifig scale" creations?

Minifigs don't have the same proportions as average humans. They are comparable to a 600 pound male. Based on minifig height, the scale is about 1:45. Based on minifig width, the scale is about 1:32. ...
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