Josh
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Has anyone automated the LEGO hand sorting process beyond "pawing & piling"?
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I have a fairly large collection. Processing bricks is a lot more pleasant with my homemade device, which is vaguely similar to the devices above, but made from MDF. Note that the commercial ...

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Why does Lego restrict the number of colors per shape?
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14 votes

The problem isn't with molding machines, but with storage. Every distinct element (part/colour combination) has to be stored until it's no longer going to be used in production; presumably some are ...

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Why are LEGO sets put in such big boxes?
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When I asked a LEGO employee this, I was told, "Because the retailers tell us to". They went on to tell me that consumers' perceived value of $200 toy is influenced by the size of the box it's in. If ...

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Is it possible to remove a parted out set from BrickLink inventory?
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Part out the same set, but with a negative quantity. This does indeed work, as I have solved this very problem using this solution in the past: This is a screenshot of my Part Out Log, and you can ...

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LEGO cleaning techniques and tools
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Whatever you do, don't put them in a bath along with small children. It could be that the bathplug gets lifted and then a piece gets sucked into the plug hole. With that piece blocking your ability ...

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How to make a conveyor belt with LEGO parts?
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Dropping stones onto your LEGO doesn't sound like a kind way to treat your expensive Technic parts; I imagine that small bits of stone and dirt will fall through a belt of Technic Chain Link or ...

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How much does a LEGO brick weigh?
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"How much does a LEGO brick weigh?" is a seemingly simple question, but the answer quickly spirals into complexity. I work with many hundreds of identical bricks fairly often. To count ...

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Blue rounded 1x4 piece identification
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The distance from the bottom right corner of the brick in your image to the top of the plate-part is 67px, which for a plate is 3.2mm. The full distance from the bottom right corner of the brick in ...

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Any cheap Technic sets with a good variety of parts?
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In answer to your question "I want to build a Great Ball Contraption and have LEGO set 42055, what other LEGO sets do I need to buy?" the answer is: None. You've got all the bits needed, ...

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Where is this piece from?
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It is not LEGO. Parts from the 90s are well documented, and I can't find this part on BrickLink when searching for the word "Tree".

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How can I preserve opened Lego packages?
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When I was young my mother used the technique of cutting out the front and back and thus preserving the various ideas that the photographs of the set provided. She stuck the box bits into a large ...

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Identification of a fence-like part
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Here's a higher resolution image on Flikr. It's a 1 x 2 x 2 part. I can't find it either. Your best bet might be to ask the builder, Alice Finch. You can see the same part used in windows.

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Is this a fake LEGO torso?
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I note the printing of the light gray doesn't line up on the sides compared to the dark red texture line. The light gray on the top is in the same position relative to the red printing, but on the ...

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Identify a non-Lego Santa set
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I was not able to find anything in a Google search for compatible +"santa's letters" building construction - this appears to be a product that hasn't made an impact on the Internet.

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What's the deal with the single-type-of-piece bags on Amazon?
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It's common for these sellers to be drop-shippers, using BrickLink stores as their fulfillment provider. All other comments apply.

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Buying specific part variant on BrickLink
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On a superficial level, the functionality is the same - two studs below with single stud in the middle. But some users find the differentiation important. At the very least, the seller's stock should ...

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