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Technical drawing of the minifigure

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I think it came out some time ago, at the time of the 'GoMinimanGo' celebration of the 30 years of the LEGO minifig (at least I noticed it then :blush: ).

Thanks anyway for sharing this. Maybe not everybody noticed it at the time.

To make sure no other re-posting occures, I'll add this to the Index :wink: .

LuxorV

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Is that perfectly a accurate design, or is it just art made to look like a technical drawing? :look:

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Is that perfectly a accurate design, or is it just art made to look like a technical drawing? :look:

I think it are the correct dimensions...

But if you want to know it certain...

You take some measuring tools... :classic:

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On second thoughts I think that it's just artwork, because the side view alternates between a side view and a sectioned view. As far as I know, proper technical drawings would have one or the other.

The dimensions look pretty accurate, although I don't have a small enough ruler at hand to test that! :laugh:

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On second thoughts I think that it's just artwork, because the side view alternates between a side view and a sectioned view. As far as I know, proper technical drawings would have one or the other.

The dimensions look pretty accurate, although I don't have a small enough ruler at hand to test that! :laugh:

Actually, you'd need one of these :wink:

I started taking those measures some time ago, and I can confirm they're right.

LuxorV

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That can't be a final Technical Drawing, as there are no tolerances, no references, no notes, etc. which a drawing normally is full of - artwork created from (or inspired by) the drawings, is my guess. It *could* be a picture from the patent, of course, as you wouldn't want tolerances etc. in such a drawing.

There's nothing strange with combined views, that's common. But I believe the technical drawings would be one drawing for each part, as that's the relevant thing for producing the molds (which probably have technical drawings of their own as you have to have at least two mold parts for one LEGO part, and there should be channels for the injection hole (and air outlet?)).

But a caliper isn't accurate enough to measure down to the Lego tolerances! The distance between two studs have, AFAIK, a tolerance of 0.01 mm which means you should measure with a tool that has an accuracy of at least 0.005, preferably 0.001

Of course, for LDRAW-ing a part, the caliper is more than enough, but for checking the quality of the parts at the LEGO factory you need other things.

I more or less know what I'm talking about, as I'm working with Coordinate Measuring Machines that are used in the industry to measure in 3D down to 0.0005 mm. Don't breathe! The heat from your breath may change the measured object more than that!

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