Alexander O'Mara
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Are there LEGO plates without the word "LEGO" on the studs?
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What you are seeing is actually the result of poor lighting, somewhat worn bricks, probably camera app noise reduction, and perhaps image compression, although if you look really closely you can kinda ...

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Is it possible to build a working 100% LEGO glider with the Technic Catamaran sails?
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As it turns out, the answer is yes! Even though the wings are flat and can't generate much lift, I was able to get up to about 15ft of distance on a 10ft drop. click to watch the video Here's how I ...

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How old is this brick?
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It looks like part of the old 9-Volt motor that was made from 1990 and 2002. The full thing's part number is listed as 2838 which I assume is the mold ID stamped on dark grey base, while 2837 is the ...

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Why is LEGO usually uppercase?
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No, it's not an acronym. The name 'LEGO' is an abbreviation of the two Danish words "leg godt", meaning "play well". All-caps is how the LEGO company asks to have their brand treated. Using ...

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How can you make a hip holster for minifigs?
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It's kinda chunky, but the best I can come up with is 42446 + 2555: + = It would leave a half-plate gap on one side if they only have 1 holster though, but at-least you keep the regular minifig ...

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What LEGO set has the biggest box?
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As far as regular sets go (ie. no furniture or big-boxes like that Chima combo), the current UCS Millennium Falcon does appear to be the largest box by total volume. 75192-1 Millennium Falcon - UCS (...

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What sets have been named in a punny way?
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Not a great pun, but the 2016 advent calendar was: 40222-1: Christmas Build-Up Sort-of a pun/double-meaning on LEGO being a building toy, and the set being meant to build-up to Christmas. The 2017 ...

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Motorized speedboat from Technic Catamaran alternate model?
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With a few Power Functions elements and a pair of propellers, I was able to build a motorized boat similar to the alternate model. 1x: 8881 Power Functions Battery Box 2x: 8883 Power Functions M-...

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What sets have been named in a punny way?
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3852-1: Sunblock (or Sun Block as styled on the packaging) Here "Block" takes on 3 meaning, as part of the word "Sunblock", a pun on LEGO blocks (though I prefer to call them bricks), and a reference ...

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What sets have been named in a punny way?
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A spoof on Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom: 1355-1: Temple of Gloom

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How can I motorize 42077 Technic Rally Car with LEGO Power Functions?
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With some Power Functions elements and a few extra pieces, it's pretty easy to turn the Rally Car into an RC car. Here's a quick demo video of my design in action. And here are the instructions I ...

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How do I take out this pin from an axle connector?
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I usually attach it to a Technic beam, then put something to fill the hole so it can't squeeze together and come out, to give a handle. The flexible rods tend to be a nice options for filling the ...

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Are there any army-related LEGO toys?
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The LEGO Group does not directly create modern military sets. A LEGO representative gave the following reason: Are there any chances that Lego will ever start producing modern day warfare Lego, with ...

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Part identification: 40 tooth gear from The LEGO Movie
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From this image, you can count the teeth well enough to determine there are actually 60 teeth, not 40: This does not appear to be a real part. It also appears you aren't the first to notice this. ...

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What LEGO set has the biggest box?
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Maybe straining the definition a little (although not too much, as at-least some of them did come with LEGO pieces), LEGO has in the past sold furniture. I think all of these items were shipped ...

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Can you identify these (possibly) LEGO horses?
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Those horses look like legit LEGO-brand horses. Specifically: White Horse with Black Eyes, White Pupils and Dark Orange Bridle Pattern: 4493c01pb04 Black Horse with Black Eyes Circled with White, ...

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Hidden Side Paranormal Intercept Bus, Ghost Video Game?
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According to the set designer for the Paranormal Intercept Bus set, Niek van Slagmaat, the released product contains 3 references in total, which he identified in a presentation at BrickFair Virginia ...

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What sets have been named in a punny way?
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This set name is almost-certainly intended as a humorous reference to Knight Rider: 30376-1: Knighton Rider

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Plate 4x6+4x4+4x6
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That would be 781 Vehicle, Base 6 x 12. It only came in 3 sets from 1972-1975, with only 379-2 Car and Caravan having it in white.

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Do LEGO part counts on boxes include spare parts, brick separators and instruction manuals?
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No. Set 30476 (pictured below) says it contains 33 pieces, but the set contains 3 extra pieces in addition to the ones needed to build the set. I believe it has always been this way. Yes. When LEGO re-...

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Help in identifying elements used on LEGO Batman movie's Daleks
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It looks like Minifig, Utensil Tool Box Wrench - 3-Rib Handle Item No: 11402i (although it looks like the ribbing may have been omitted in the CGI model): The socket end can clutch a stud, so it can ...

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World Builder Game Units
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Most of the models are from various Creator sets from the era (some have step-by-step instructions, some just images in the manuals), although I think some of the ones I cannot identify are probably ...

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Can somebody identify what part is being used as a vase in this picture?
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That would be part 30106 Minifigure, Utensil Crystal Ball Globe 2 x 2 x 2. It has a small indentation on top, which is probably how they were able to balance it in that picture.

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What sets have been named in a punny way?
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Bad but probably intentional pun, this set has dual bikes that duel: 8305-1: Duel Bikes Likewise, there is 4587-1: Duel Racers.

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Does Enlighten Brick mainly produce copies of old LEGO sets?
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Enlighten Brick is a Chinese LEGO knock-off brand. A lot of, if-not most of, the sets the produce are basically copies of existing LEGO sets, either current ones or popular retired ones. From their ...

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Can you identify this large sword?
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It's actually originally a Hero Factory piece. 11338 - Hero Factory Weapon - Axe/Sword with Jagged Blade A red one is exclusive to 70203 - CHI Cragger.

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What is part number for this yellow cylinder?
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That would be 75535 Technic, Pin Connector Round 2L without Slot (Pin Joiner Round) There's a newer variation on the part which has a slot, but you can tell the difference by the hairline crack in ...

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Identify this fire truck set?
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6752-1: Fire Rescue Instructions: Book 1 Book 2 Book 3

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Is there a way to buy just the robotic parts?
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Yes, you can buy all the electronic parts by themselves, but given that the electronic parts are the bulk of the cost, you may not save much. The MINDSTORMS EV3 set (MSRP $349.99 USD) contains: 1 - ...

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What are these strange black disc LEGO pieces?
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That would be Sports Hockey Puck, Large: It comes from the larger Technic-based Sports Hockey sets from 2003-2004. (Puck in the above set has stickers.)

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