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MOC stands for "My Own Creation". MOC My Own Creation. Any LEGO creation designed and built by a LEGO fan without instructions. Generally pronounced “mock.”* Found at this Lego glossary. Brickipedia's version from their own glossary: MOC - My Own Creation, a fan- made LEGO model *A side note: There may be some LEGO fans who pronounce "MOC" ...


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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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Selling used LEGO is definitely legal, at least in most legal systems. One of the most basic property rights involves the right to transfer ownership as long as both parties agree on the terms. Even selling items under copyright (instructions, box art, games, etc) is legal under the first-sale doctrine. I don't see any reason that any of the 3 things that ...


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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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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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This is part of 6679-1: Dark Shark


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In any case, it does happen regularly at key LEGO events, and in plain sight, as well as on the Internet. Considering LEGO employees (and big bosses) attend these events on a regular basis, if they had a problem with this, they would have said so by now. Obviously, Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen doesn't mind. Of course, it needs to be very clear what you're ...


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There are quite a few individual sites out there offering that sort of thing, however one of the best I've come across is: The MOC pages on Rebrickable.com This is because the site allows you to catalogue all your parts and then search for other sets and MOCs you can build with your existing collection.


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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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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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If the motors are far apart, you could simply connect them both to the same receiver using some extension cables. To the best of my knowledge, there is no problem connecting two motors on the same input of one IR receiver. If you're using Technic motors instead of train motors, as Zhaph said, you'll probably want to have them coupled through a differential ...


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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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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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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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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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By considering a "somehow usual amongst fans" instead of "official" position (see my comment), I have heard some fans who simply "verbed" the acronym MOC, as in, "I MOC'ed for 3 hours straight yesterday". You could probably do the same with LEGO itself, but that would be frowned upon as LEGO is supposed to be used as an adjective and so on. (When I was 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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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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Given operations like http://www.brickmania.com/ the answer is decidedly yes... as long as you follow certain rules. Among those rules are NEVER use the actual LEGO logo, and refer to the elements as LEGO® elements. A somewhat fuzzier rule is that aside from mentioning that genuine LEGO® elements are contained in the product, your product should not be ...


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I just use "Build". As in: "I'm going to go build" I'm unaware of any official term. Even "MOC" isn't official in any way other than just a term a lot of people use.


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The Unique Brick LEGO Creations provides pdf instruction files, for a fee; but they don't seem to carry sci-fi creations.


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It's usually 1:40, based on the minifig size. However, keep in mind that a minifig doesn't have the same proportions as a full-size human being, so scaling from real-world to minifig-world is not an exact science. Just have a look at LEGO cars, you'll see that they don't really match real cars.


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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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I think what is interesting is that buildings are usually scaled to things other than minifigures. For instance, a aircraft carrier would be built to airplane's scale, not the actual minifigures. Most buildings are scaled to the size of the LEGO doors & windows.


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Two ideas I can think of, which are not using "tiles" as such, but similarly flat surfaces: Technic beams - holes attached to studs of the lower part of the building, and in some holes (which have to be above tiles), pegs/axles for the upper part to fit into. 1x1 "cheese" slopes - and inverted on the upper part (or use regular inverted 33° slopes), which ...


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LEGO Customer Service will be probably be happy to help you out. They've been happy to replace missing or broken parts for me in the past. They have an online service for requesting replacement parts here: https://wwwsecure.lego.com/en-us/service/replacementparts I don't think sticker sheets are listed in the inventories on that page though, so you'll have ...


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You could use the Chima sword: Perhaps with the gun/torch as a handle:


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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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