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How do I center a 2x2 plate on a 3x3 plate?
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I saw this technique in LEGO's Disney Castle for offsetting parts of a column by half of a stud. You can see the column on the left in this picture is shifting half a stud above a 3x3 plate: Of ...

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How tall is the Saturn V set in LEGO units (studs, bricks etc.)?
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I've been contemplating this question for quite a while. In the great tradition of this site I felt this needed practical verification. I decided to make a ruler based on scaling up set 5005107, ...

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Are the plastic bags inside the LEGO box recyclable?
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According to this bricksetforum thread (and also true of the LEGO sets we have around right now) the LEGO bags are #5 plastic which is accepted by Whole Foods and some municipal recycling services. ...

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Are there any sets without a lot of fluff?
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While I really agree with Nathan's take on this, I'd like to point out another option. Why not just get a bucket of bricks like the 10698: Large Creative Brick Box? You even get a decent container ...

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Which brick is the gray one?
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The gray part is a 43713 "Wedge 6 x 4 Triple Inverted Curved". It has appeared in 231 sets since it was introduced in 2003. Your picture looks like light gray. This part has only been in 28 sets ...

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What is this grey LEGO light and sound element with neon green attachments?
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That looks like the "Electric, Light & Sound 4 x 20 x 5 Insectoid Stinger, Top". The part number is x239top on bricklink. It was only in 4 sets in 1998. The whole Insectoids product line was ...

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Was there ever a LEGO store in Miami International Airport?
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I couldn't find any mention of a full LEGO store in MIA on the web. Looking at the other logos that are recognizable I would guess that they don't represent full stores, but products available in the ...

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Are only two new train sets available in August 2018?
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As jncraton noted LEGO is going through a transitional time now. Sadly trains are not a huge portion of their sales so it tends to ebb and flow through time anyway. So if you want a train definitely ...

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Why are there 4 wires leading to the Power Functions LEGO train motor?
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The LEGO Power Functions connectors have 4 standard designations regardless of the usage: 9V power "0V" Ground C1 "control 1" C2 "control 2" It seems for motors that the 9V and Ground are unused. ...

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Looking for Adult LEGO
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Yes. LEGO® may still be a toy, but it clearly a toy for all ages. Here are two examples: LEGO Architecture LEGO Architecture is clearly aimed at adults. From one of LEGO's press releases: With ...

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Minifigure Hand broken and stuck in arm
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Don't fix it I sympathize with the desire to fix it, but on closer consideration it doesn't seem easy or worth it. Getting the hand out would probably damage the arm even if you manage to do it. ...

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Millenium Falcon 75192 Disassembled Storage
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The 75192 Millenium Falcon has 7513 Parts (as I'm sure you know) and so you're going to need to a lot of space to be able to store it. While there are lots of great databases for LEGO parts and sets ...

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Building techniques for designing a LEGO City Street scene?
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Calculations / Pre-process I started off by guessing that your MOCs are about 7 minifigs tall. If a minifig is 4 bricks tall that makes the overall height 28 bricks tall. It looks like the tallest ...

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Can you identify this LEGO car set?
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That looks like part of the Power Racers Theme, set 8647-1 "Night Racer". From 2005, 76 parts.

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Is there a 90 degree angle brick?
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The part# 87087 - "Brick, Modified 1 x 1 with Stud on 1 Side" could work: But the part# 11211 - "Brick, Modified 1 x 2 with Studs on 1 Side" seems better to scale up with:

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Need help with a vintage LEGO set
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[I'm going with Alex's identification here of set 700.1-2 "Gift Package".] This is a very vintage set in LEGO land. Twice as many people want it on brickset as have it. There aren't many ...

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Brick Wall psychology: PAB cup filling strategy?
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My Pick-A-Brick Strategy: Are you interested in building this months' model? If so you should pick out all of the parts for that first. Put the big pieces in your cup now. Hold the tiny pieces ...

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Tips for getting enough bricks to make a MOC with unified style
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While I wholeheartedly agree with all of TheBrickBlogger's advice here I would add a few suggestions: The LEGO Architecture Studio has 1200 bricks that are mostly white with a few transparent parts. ...

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The Coffee Chain
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Here is somebody that is selling sticker sheets for $11.99 that look like: and you get instructions for building a modular building too.

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Help identifying which set this bag is from? White plates and Technic panels and transparent red circle plates?
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Given the transparent red Plate, Round 4 x 4 with 2 x 2 Hole, white plates, and trans-blue Windscreen this is set# 76028 Darkseid Invasion from the Justice League series.

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Buying specific part variant on BrickLink
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I'd say this is something to look out for when dealing with a part that BrinkLink itself notes is very similar to other part numbers. Reading the detailed notes about buying sets is more important ...

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How can you pin the Penguin Suit Guy down?
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I was really stumped on this when I posted the question because there didn't seem to be any place to attach to. But then I realized the neck could be a starting place. I tried some things with ...

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Are there more instructions for LEGO Architecture Studio?
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I don't think so. I've found a few places that show nothing but the original book for it in terms of official LEGO content: http://lego.brickinstructions.com/lego_instructions/set/21050/...

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Why remote controls are seldom used in Technic sets?
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Many Technic sets are small and wouldn't fit motors or need remote controls. Beyond that it is an extra expense which they need to leave out to make things available at various price points. In some ...

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LEGO Color Sensor - EV3
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Based on this API reference and this discussion of the color sensor it looks like "pct" is short for percent as in a ratio with 100. David added in a comment: EV3 hardware developer kit provides a ...

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Motorizing Crocodile Locomotive set 10277 - are there any sets that include hub & motor I need?
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These parts are not found in the same set at this time, but there may still be an adequate solution. This is a good question for Bricklink. In Bricklink terms the numbers you listed are for the "...

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Boxes for individual sets
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Props to jncraton's take on this. I have an alternative suggestion, that may work for smaller sets. While I don't have sisters to keep out, I do have a variety of small sets that I can't keep ...

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Are silicone rubber bands safe for LEGO?
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Silicone does not appear to be safe with ABS plastic This sounded like a good idea to me since silicone works well in other extreme circumstances like baking, but the quick research I've done says ...

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The controversy around clone brands
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Cultural differences around intellectual property The Western World has a very author-centric view of intellectual property (IP) which mostly plays out in copyright law. We've pushed so hard to ...

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Technic bits set
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Something similar was asked before, but this is a different way to ask it and maybe it is time for some updates. LEGO LEGO has released sets of Technic parts at various points in time. Some sets ...

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