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  1. 62Bricks

    How interchangeable are brick types?

    If anything, I would assume the Technic bricks can withstand more stress from weight over time than regular 1x2 bricks, as the long sides are connected inside by the walls of the pin hole. That makes them less flexible, however, which, may make them more susceptible to crack over time from the clutch stress from studs.
  2. This is one reason I usually recommend to people the best Lego building table has a smooth top and a low rim around the edge to keep parts from sliding off the edges. Removing parts from glued-down plates can be difficult. Also, you pretty much have to commit to the location of your structure when you start, and if you find out you need more room, or want to move it around, you're kind of stuck without re-building it. But maybe the main reason is that studs are not very comfortable to lean on when you're building.
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    Thoughts on 3D printing Legos?

    I love his Flickr feed and have been following him for a while. I'm still a purist, but I break that rule vicariously through him. He is usually printing a part to solve a design issue. He likes to make compact, functional models and sometimes needs geometries Lego does not allow. He also is not afraid of using clone brands, especially if they have a unique part.
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    lego technic construction triangle?

    Hey, that's cool
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    lego technic construction triangle?

    Not with sides of whole-stud values, no. The ratio of the sides to the hypotenuse is 1 to the square root of 2. The square root of two is an irrational number, meaning it can't be expressed by dividing two integers. To create an isosceles right triangle, you will need to find a technique that allows you to adjust the length of the hypotenuse infinitely. I have used a technique like this, sliding two axles back and forth to the length needed.
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    Lego BYGGLEK general discussion

    I got the package of three with the two small and one medium box. I wanted the largest one, but it was sold out. They are nice looking, but the walls are a 2x brick thick and the bottoms are hollow, so the inside space is quite small. They won't hold much.
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    Help with identifying parts/sets!

    goatleg.com is back online, now with stand-alone searches for torsos and legs based on part and decoration colors and color families. Feedback is welcome!
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    Lego deterioration?

    I'll try this, thanks! I sometimes have luck putting the head on a torso and then pulling it to one side slightly as I pull the helmet.
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    Lego deterioration?

    Maybe they wanted to recreate the old figures exactly! I remember those original helmets sometimes being very loose, and they'd spin around the head so the astronaut or knight couldn't see. OR they'd stick really well but the neck hole would be loose - getting a head out of a classic helmet is next to impossible, and probably how 95% of the chin straps got broken.
  10. In the US copyright protection for a work for hire (which the fire logo would be) is 95 years. In the EU it's 70. This design is certainly still under copyright.
  11. The fire image would not be likely to be registered as a trademark. It may be covered by copyright, however, which is entirely different.
  12. It's true there is a filter, but the only other non-Lego brand allowed is Brickarms. It is still against Bricklink rules to sell clone brands. And they are getting rid of Brickarms, too.
  13. Love the data. The spikes in the 70s on System pieces look suspect. $3.31 per piece in 1975? My parents were buying me 300-piece universal sets in the 70s and I'm sure they were not paying $1000 in inflation-adjusted dollars.
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    I have a question about Lego's IP usage.

    You should take a look at the Fair Play guidelines that Lego has had for many years: https://www.lego.com/en-us/legal/notices-and-policies/fair-play/ The short version is that Lego is very welcoming of fan-produced Lego-related content on the internet, they just have some ground rules they ask you to play by. Mainly, they want you to make it very clear that what you are creating is not an official Lego product. You cannot use their brand in a way that might confuse people into thinking your video was made by Lego, for example. There is a disclaimer at that site you can copy and paste into your video description that will let people know.
  15. It is from a Lego clone brand called Best-Lock. Your seller was not careful sorting his inventory!