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Brick-built sails for a pirate ship

Great question. It sounds like you are building a fairly large ship. If the scale is large enough, brick-built sails can look quite nice. You can add shape, contour, and texture using various building ...
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Is there a true ball/sphere LEGO piece (or pieces that together form a ball/sphere)?

There are several ball designs that fit your needs (and are commonly used for GBC machines) - a selection : Ball, Sports Soccer Plain, and their various multi-colored variants (eg. Ball, Sports ...
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Is there a true ball/sphere LEGO piece (or pieces that together form a ball/sphere)?

If we're going to mention much larger spheres and sphere-like objects (and I don't see why not), there's also: 60934 Bionicle Tridax Pod Half 61287 Cylinder Hemisphere 2 x 2 with Cutout (I know it ...
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Averaged out, as of 2016, how many shapes has Lego introduced per year since brick 1?

The BrickLink catalog has this option. List all parts, then click on "Year summary". There are 45510 parts in total. The list starts in 1950 (8 parts!), everything before that year is year "0". 2002 ...
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Brick-built sails for a pirate ship

An official example from 2020 is seen in the 31109 Pirate-Ship using plates and curved panels:
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Is there a Technique or Algorithm for Building Spheres?

I have done it see this video. I have updated the spreadsheet so that it can give you a visual indication of the cross-section at each layer (in quarters) and uploaded it onto Google drive for ...

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