Windfire
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What techniques can be used for laying plates at 45° angle?
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Hinges can work, I have used this technique before, if you sandwich the hinges between two plates you get 45 degree 'bricks' that are quite solid. In most cases, tiles and plates in the right place ...

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What's the best way to glue/adhese the street baseplates to a plywood table?
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You could always put a screw through a 2x2 plate and use it to fix the corners, the rounded corners on the road plates won't be damaged, and you only lose a very small, cheap part.

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Please tell me what tunnel-hull boat set this is?
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After zooming the image and identifying the windscreen, I searched the Bricklink catalog and found the #4402 Sea Riders set in the list of sets using that windscreen in trans-black: More details and ...

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What set is this minifigure from?
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Legs and torso are from a Unitron figure: http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?M=sp048 The red bandana has appeared in almost 100 sets (often pirate-themed), while the head and hands are ...

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Which was the first set / minifig with two faces to choose from?
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A quick search on Bricklink gives the following results: Catalog: Parts: Minifig, Head: Search Results for dual sided Unknown year (41) 2001 (1) 2002 (10) 2005 (4) 2006 (7) 2007 (4) 2008 (4) 2009 (...

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City scale connection for five-bladed helicopter rotors
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I think I have a valid semi-legal design, it is good for display models, although Philo's answer to this question provided an excellent design for playing-with models. I now have to decide if I want ...

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Need help to identify minifigure
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Knight's Kingdom II - the guardian (picture taken from bricklink) http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?M=cas264 I searched on Bricklink catalog under, 'minifig leg assembly' using the keyword, '...

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How well do LEGO assemblies hold water?
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I did something like this once, I cut down a butter tub and built the lego around it, with plates hiding the top edge. It worked very well, but the stale tea that I used for the swamp stained my ...

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Is there an easier way of threading Technic pins into other elements?
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As someone who also argues with LDD occasionally, have you tried using a placeholder technic beam to get two connectors at the right distance and then adding the axle into both connectors before ...

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Is there a way to set a flat plane at an angle to horizontal of less than 22.5 degrees, but more than 0?
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Using a cut-pipe into a clip-with-tube will let you build a secure and precise angle. If you have a solid brick behind the headlight bricks you can fix the angle by cutting the pipe at the right ...

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Part Identification - bricks with posts
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The Red piece: Bricklink number 3218 http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=3218 4.5v direction switcher for trains. Works with a long switch on the side of a special train brick that hits the ...

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How to put LEGO together upside down
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Generally, the lampholder plate does the job: http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=4081b but some idea of the scale you are working in will help get a better answer, or if you can post a ...

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Which parts can I use to connect a cross axle to a car body?
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You don't give many details, but there are cross-axle to round-axle pegs available, or you can put the cross-axle through a round-axle brick.

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Brick-built alternative to "Door 2 x 5 x 5 Swivel, Bracket Base"
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Ok, not quite what was asked, but this might spark some new directions for other people. As to your statue, a few 2x1 plates at the base instead of the tiles could attach to the legs. This solution ...

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Help identify this 70s or 80s lego space set
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The brick with the space logo is from either set 452/894 or set 6901. The buggy is technic set 1972. Information from Bricklink search.

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MOC planning and design
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Design stage decide roughly where everything should go use various boxes to place them at the right position and height build the bits in the middle once you are happy with the layout if you don't ...

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Pick A Brick delivery times
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From the UK, about two weeks. I have used the service maybe seven times and it hasn't been less than a week.

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Two-state clicker button
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What you can do is use an old-style spring loaded missile, the rubber tip is soft enough to let you trigger the launcher without putting the missile back in, and you don't need to trigger the launcher ...

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Looking for a Basic Lego set with mostly large bricks
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If you can get to a Lego shop, there is a Pick a Brick wall with mostly large bricks that you buy by the cupful for less per brick than you would pay in most sets. These two sites: http://www....

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How can I use System and Bionicle elements together?
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You can also attach the first generation Bionicle masks using their, 'stud,' joint, the second generation masks are a bit looser, and the later masks have Technic connections. I have only ever used ...

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