Unanswered Questions

118 questions with no upvoted or accepted answers
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Are these bricks old Lego/Duplo clones?

Can anyone identify these bricks, which I suspect are Lego clones. They may be more than 30 years old. I bought them on ebay as Betta Bilda from Lego/Duplo dealer. Some BB was included, but these ...
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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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Step 160 on Carousel 10257, white hinges not connecting?

I'm struggling with step 160 where I use white "hinge" connectors to connect the carousel platform sections. It seems to create too much pressure and the platform breaks apart. Grateful for any tips.
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Can anyone identify the brand of this non-LEGO brick with grooved sides and a lion logo?

Hi folks I was hoping someone out there may recognise the brand of this block I found in the garden. I have been searching but the closest I can find are Locblocks - however this appears to have a ...
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Is it possible to use EV3 MicroPython with Windows 7?

I have been trying to get python on my EV3 brick using an EV3 MicroPython SD card image as described on the Lego website. The EV3 brick seem fine with its new OS. Instead my problems are at the ...
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Is it possible to remove a parted out set from BrickLink inventory?

I have an inventory in BrickLink, in which I accidentally parted out (with the consolidation option) two sets instead of one. Is there a way to remove the pieces of the second set somehow without ...
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Where does the EV3 software store its crash reports?

I cannot find where the crash reports generated by my EV3 software are stored. I have looked where it tells me to, but I can't find any.
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PC To NXT Brick via Bluetooth

We have a fully-working java program which can connect to another computer and can send messages from this(both sides run java and we used SPP Server and Client), however when trying to connect to the ...
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Why does LEGO avoid 2x4 plates on these occasions?

As this year's LEGO city advent calendar gradually gets opened, I have repeatedly been astonished by the choice of parts: At least twice so far (in the oven and in the catapult target), two 2x2 plates ...
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DUPLO Train Action Bricks

I have the weirdest thing with my son's set. Currently one of the yellow action tiles honks the horn but the other yellow brick does not. No matter the lighting conditions, the position, orientation,...
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What material is the LEGO laptop made of?

What material is the LEGO laptop piece made of? It does not feel like their normal rubber and it certainty doesn't feel like ABS.
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Ordering of Pages in Printed LEGO Catalogues

While looking at some of the scanned LEGO catalogues on BrickSet, I have noticed that the UK catalogues (at least the ones I looked into) seem to be ordered "backwards" compared to what I'm used to ...
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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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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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