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What tool can get the Technic pin out from a connection closed in the other end?

Push the Technic pin in a beam hole, then insert a rod (antenna or minifig tool handle) into the hole in the pin from the other side. The rod will prevent the "lips" of the pin from closing in, ...
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What are some creative uses of the orange brick separator tool?

I have seen a number of very creative builds with the orange brick separator. Here are some examples: Spaceship by F@bz: http://www.flickr.com/photos/fabz71/12434428513/ Mech by Lewis Meeny: http://...
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What are some creative uses of the orange brick separator tool?

How about a Minifig scale playground slide? There is a connection point for an Technic Axle connector to provide the support for the slide and two stud connections to add a ladder.
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Is there a way to convert a 3D model into a lego sculpture?

I found a few ways to convert a 3D model into a Lego sculpture. The first is a program called Dolphin Brickr. It works very well, as you can see in this image of Yoshi: The downside to this program ...
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Is there a tool that can consistently remove hundreds of 2x2 Tiles?

Try using the orange brick separator upside down. This is a trick I learned from someone who professionally works with LEGO. The lower angle makes it easier to go under the lip of the tiles and it is ...
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What tool can get the Technic pin out from a connection closed in the other end?

I figured out a solution while waiting for answers. The tool I used for it was a universal T20 bit which most people have or can easily get access to. I took some documenting pictures of it which I ...
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How to unplug black friction pin connectors

It depends in what type of beams the pin are mounted. For studless Nicael's methode is the easiest. Otherwise you can use method 3 For studded beams you can use variation on this methode. take a axle ...
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How to unplug black friction pin connectors

Take your cross axle: And push it into the hole where your pin connector had stuck
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What are some creative uses of the orange brick separator tool?

To add to TheBrickBlogger's suggestions, F@bz has another spaceship that I believe is worth mentioning: https://www.flickr.com/photos/fabz71/21111423905/ I recall seeing an awesome dinosaur made ...
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Compare part lists between Stud.io models?

Since there doesn't seem to be a tool, I've written my own one. In case anyone else want to use it, check it out here: https://github.com/ChrZae/bricklink-xml-diff Take care tho, it can only really ...
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What are some creative uses of the orange brick separator tool?

One thing I've been using some of my brick separators for is in the construction of wedges for robotics and competition builds. The semi-sharp prying edge is sharper than most parts, and the angle is ...
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Is there a way to convert a 3D model into a lego sculpture?

You can use Brickify for that. You just upload an STL file and it is converted to LEGO bricks. You don't need the 3D printing part and can go ahead to download the building instructions.
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Can an axle be removed from this Technic 'brick paradox'?

I once got myself into a situation much like this. What I did was unfold a paperclip and insert the end of it into one of the four corners of open space of the hole that one of the axles was in. Then,...
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What tool can get the Technic pin out from a connection closed in the other end?

Stick the pin end into a Technic hole (like in the middle of those two red bits), then stick a light saber rod into the pin, and pull the red bit. BOOM.
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How to unplug black friction pin connectors

Here is an alternative 'pin-pusher' that I put together using as few pieces as I could (except for a few tiles to make it a bit more intersting). The blue pin near the centre pushes pins out half way,...
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What are some creative uses of the orange brick separator tool?

This is a good idea for brick separators!
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Is there a tool that can consistently remove hundreds of 2x2 Tiles?

I haven't tried these myself, but in the computer repair world there exist tools with similar purposes. Spudger: Flat edge (the right-size comes to a flat point): Knife-shaped edge: Opening Pick/...
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How to visually search for specific parts in a 3D model?

Okay Bro, here we go. I still use LEGO Digital Designer. Open it, and you'll be using a combination of a few tools to filter out the exact piece locations in your model's 3 dimensional space. Below ...
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Tools to unbuild a model more easily?

Actually, the brick separator is a very versatile tool for disassembling Technic. The end of the wedge can be slipped into the slot on the side of several pieces to help pop Technic pins out from ...
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What tool can get the Technic pin out from a connection closed in the other end?

I recently noticed that LEGO included guidance on this exact issue in their instructions in the late 80s and early 90s. Here's an example from the 1989 Universal Building Set (8034): Here's the bit ...
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How to unplug black friction pin connectors

I have resorted to brute force in the past. By which I mean destructive removal of the pins. I use a Dremel tool with a 2mm drill bit or 3mm router bit to carve away at the pin until it disintegrates. ...
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Is there a LEGO clamping tool?

If you’re using regular bricks and plates, there is really no sure way to tightly lock them together. The only way to ensure secure assembly is to use special or Technic pieces. If you use special ...
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Is there a LEGO clamping tool?

I agree that sometimes adding smaller plates can be tricky - the issue is usually caused by misalignment of the studs and holes. You could use one of the Brick Separators in reverse (i.e. add the ...
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What are some creative uses of the orange brick separator tool?

I use them to get stubborn batteries out of remotes, to open stiff ports on device cases, and to get under tabs on soda cans....I want one on a keychain!
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How to unplug black friction pin connectors

I used to use the longest Technic axle I could find. The axle would be uncomfortable to use for dismantling large LEGO sets with hundreds of Technic pins as it would always dig into my palm when I ...
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Is there a way to keep large plates together more efficiently?

This isn't my personal experience, but I have seen and heard people use rubber hammers for fixing larger plates onto baseplates, which shouldn't be all too different from fixing them onto normal ...
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How to unplug black friction pin connectors

Everyone has come up with a solution, but I do not understand whether I am missing something or if I actually know something others do not. There is a LEGO piece made precisely for this. It is the ...
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