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How do I remove a racing helmet from a garbage can?
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If the helmet were jammed head-down, you can use a needle-nose pliers to grasp the edge of the tube in the inside of the racing helmet, as shown, and then pull them apart. You may need to twist them ...

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Alternative builds with Star Wars LEGO sets
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There is a website, http://rebrickable.com/, that lets you enter the sets you have, and it compares the inventories to other sets to determine which other official sets you can build with those pieces....

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How can I tell which LEGO minifigure I found?
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The torso is from Lando Calrissian. The rest of the parts are from Kithaba. They both came in the 2012 Desert Skiff Star Wars set

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Where can I find a LEGO collection of minifigure photos?
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Here are three options that have what you are looking for: 1) Brickset has the highest quality and best organized photographs of minifigs, but they are far from complete. For example, as of this ...

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Is it safe to drink from Pick A Brick cups?
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The Pick-a-Brick cups are made from polypropylene, as evidenced by the #5 resin identification code on the bottom. Polypropylene is widely considered a safe plastic for storing food and drink, and it ...

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What's the best way to glue/adhese the street baseplates to a plywood table?
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I mounted baseplates to a sheet of plywood in order to hang a mosaic as follows: Roughly sand the plywood and the backs of the baseplates. Squirt a generous helping of Liquid Nails on one of the ...

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What are LEGO baseplates made from?
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LEGO baseplates are made from ABS plastic, like most of the opaque rigid plastic LEGO elements since 1970. ABS is a thermoplastic consisting of a styrene monomer with the addition of an acrylonitrile ...

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Pre-Technic gears?
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The two larger gears were produced from 1970 to 1974, while the smaller gear remained in production for three additional years. There are six sets released during that time that contained all three ...

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Is there a Technic set that is just an assortment of parts and not a specific vehicle?
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Lego sells several kits of parts through their Lego Education line. You can buy them online in the US here: http://www.legoeducation.us/ The direct link to the Technic kits is here: http://www....

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How do I know if this wooden LEGO duck is real?
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Every Lego wooden duck I have seen, whether in person or on the internet, is sitting on a platform with the wheels attached to the platform. This is the original version: Here is a later version: ...

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Representing pregnancy on LEGO minifigs without a dome
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The best piece to represent a round belly is the "Plate, Round 2 x 2 with Rounded Bottom" (part 2654). The "dome" pieces are way too big. Connect the rounded bottom plate to the bottoms of two "Brick, ...

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Factories that could make off-patent bricks?
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I suggest calling Lego customer service (1-800-835-4386) to ask them about a bulk order. Professional "brick artists" like Nathan Sawaya buy their brick directly from Lego. The bulk prices are decent ...

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Set missing all the Minifigures and a few other parts
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It is unlikely that Lego mispacked all of the minifigures. In the Quinjet set, the figures are spread among several bags, meaning Lego would have had a packing error in multiple bags, and then ...

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Lego Racer kit with Chargeable Cars
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The set is 8364, and you can see it here: http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?S=8364-1 The motor is part 5313a: (http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=5313a) Unfortunately, they do not ...

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Easy way to get the weight of a Bricklink order
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Click on the MyBrickLink tab on the top row, then My Settings in the second row of tabs, then the My Shopping Settings link. Check the box next to "Show Weight in Shopping Cart". Then, when you view a ...

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Why doesn't lego make many 2x2x4 Pieces?
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I can't find any evidence that a 2x2x4 piece has ever existed. Bricklink identifies a 2x2x3 brick, and there are many sellers around the world that will happily sell you 16 dark stone grey pieces for ...

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What are the tiny, single-peg, statuette figures from the SHIELD Helicarrier called?
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I suggest calling them "trophy figures". Here is my reasoning: First, we need to understand a key term: Microscale. In Lego terms, microscale means anything smaller than minifig scale. Here is the ...

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Are these ATC bricks from the 1970's LEGO?
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ATC is the Asahi Toy Company from Japan. Here are the pages from their 1971 catalog showing some of their construction sets:

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Duplo Train Thomas?
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The Thomas and Friends license is currently with Mega Bloks (as of January 2014). For now, that means Lego is not planning on producing any new sets. However, it is not unheard of for licenses to ...

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Star Wars 2013 Advent calendar codes
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The four codes are as follows: December 01: Y15C05 December 08: Y30C03 December 15: Y73C14 December 22: Y12C34

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How large is the face of a 2x2 45º brick?
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The sloped face of the 2x2 brick is 16mm across by about 11.3mm tall.

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Can anyone identify these Bionicle sets?
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Those appear to be Bionicle figures, a theme that was active from 2001 to 2009 (and making a comeback in 2015, I hear). The line focused on buildable "action figures" (aka "constraction figures"). ...

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Old lego set 1950s or 60s? TABAC and/or BAKEREI (from Europe)
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The set(s) in question are likely two versions of set 1210 Small Store, released in 1955, or 210 Small Store, sold in 1958. They were available in a number of languages and with a variety of store ...

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If I design a lego set
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Lego has a website called Lego Ideas through which fans can submit set ideas. Other fans vote on their favorite projects, and if a project receives 10,000 votes, Lego will consider making the set into ...

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Which "Real World" Company was the first to have its' name featured in an actual (numbered) Lego set?
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Esso (aka ExxonMobil) showed up in one of the first sets ever, released in 1955. Bedford, a truck maker, was also represented in the same set (and others from that year). I do not know if there were ...

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Who else produces Duplo-sized blocks?
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Coko definitely does (See here: http://www.edex.com.au/coko-baby-blocks-transport-set-26-pieces.html). Not sure in which countries they are available. There is another question around about a mystery ...

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1998 World Cup limited edition soccer figure
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Is this the figure in question? He's the limited edition English or Scottish team player. The other limited edition figure was a Dutch (Netherlands) player. Lego released an entire soccer theme in ...

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How is this brick attached to the pregnant minifig?
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They used an adhesive of some sort. You can see from the side that the piece is attached flush to the body of the minifig, and there is no additional gap between the torso and legs pieces to account ...

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LEGO ideas (with traditional bricks)
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Here's a suggestion: Go to Brickset.com. They have scans of the boxes of almost every set every released. Many of the earlier sets (i.e., those released in the 1970s) are built almost entirely out of ...

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How is the LEGO plastic different from Megablok plastic?
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Both Lego and MEGA Brands use injection-molded ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) plastic to manufacture their elements. The most obvious difference between the two manufacturing processes is that ...

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