Unanswered Questions

131 questions with no upvoted or accepted answers
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How much tension can I expect to get out of a lego chain before it starts to give away?

Assuming I am using the technic chain links to make a chain, how much force can I expect to be able to get out of the chain before it breaks? Suppose I am using a 16t gear to directly drive a 24t ...
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How does the Lego Typewriter mechanism fit?

My wife is building the typewriter and, when she installs the gearbox mechanism at step 210 the whole thing jams when pressing the keys. I am trying to help her and have "unbuilt" it back a ...
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Are LEGO Quatro compatible with larger bricks? Soft Bricks or other?

There is a nice discussion here on LEGO+Duplo+Quatro compatibility. I posted what I found here where a LEGO storage block is the right dimension to be double a Quatro (4x Duplo, 8x normal). However, ...
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Digital tool for roller coaster physics

I'm currently working on a roller coaster MOC with a looping. I started physically building the MOC but quickly recognised that it is quite a mess to build something, tear it down rebuild it, etc. ...
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Old Lego duplo train not working on batteries

I've recovered my old lego duplo set from the attic, and tried to get the electric train working again. After inserting fully charged batteries, the train does start, but it's unable to pull even a ...
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LEGO or LEGO-compatible control for SG90 servo?

Is there a way to control three-wire servo (for example the SG90 servo or other common models) by LEGO Power Functions or CaDA power function?
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Oil for old 4.5v electric motor? (UK)

Hi I've just got my old lego technic motor from the loft. It works but squeals in a way I don't remember it doing (35 years ago). I assume some lubrication would help and I've seen references to 3-in-...
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Building instructions: Robot Spider Pen by Ricardo Oliveira

Some time ago I found the following youtube video by Ricardo Oliveira of a small NXT plotter that crawls over a whiteboard. It has two strings that can be shortened through coils and with this, it ...
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Identify brand of these non-LEGO parts

I bought a bulk of bricks, some of them are not LEGO, but the quality is perfect - gloss, fit, plates have groove, transparent parts are clear. I would like to know which brand also produces such nice ...
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Toa Terrain Crawler alternate build instructions

I was building the LEGO Bionicle Toa Terrain Crawler, (8927), when I saw at the back of the instructions a photo of an alternate helicopter-type build. Where can I find the instructions on how to ...
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How do I fix a loose joint between the top and bottom of the digger base?

How do I repair a loose-fitting joint between the top and bottom of the Duplo digger base? It has been used for only about a year. Is the wear more likely on the top or the bottom piece?
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Connectivity graph for a digital model

I'm looking for a way to take a digital representation of a model (e.g. an LDD or LDraw file) and extract from it a representation of the model that describes which pieces are actually connected to ...
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Lego Boost distance sensor, what range does it have?

While programming our Lego Boost set (using the Lego Boost App on iPad) I noticed that the distance sensor seemed to give inaccurate triggers. To try to confirm this, I connected the move hub to my ...
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MouldKing set 13132 - Original design, alternate build or cloned MOC?

It seems that Chinese clone brand Mould King will be producing a new set that looks a bit like LEGO's Disney Castle set (71040). It has two times as many parts, however, and unlike LEGO's Disney ...
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Which Lego set has had the most Easter Eggs?

With the release of the new Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle (set: 71043) has 6,020 pieces. I believe this a subtle reference (Easter egg) to the Lego set 6020, one of the first sets to ever have a ...

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