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  1. Foxw

    Storage and Sorting LEGO

    i strongly suggest by type. Easier to pick a color out then a part varient Go with type. way easier to pick out a color then a part in a bin of color
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    Restoring a Light Brick

    Okay, i recently got one of these. Yes you can replace the battery. Here's how without damage. Along the 4stud wide side in the groove beside the battery you'll find a tab clip. Push that in n up with a small slot screwdriver this will release the cover then you have to gently pry up the rest. Treat it like you were seperating a screen parts of a cell phone and it will seperate.
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    21314 TRON: Legacy Revealed

    Aside from fact that Diseny owns both and is known for some of the highest licence fees around, non at all. i myself don't like the price. but ideas sets are htf n rarely get restocked in my neck o'da woods, so prolly have to bite that bullet as can't use amazon *requires a credit card which i'm opposed to.
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    [WIP] Light up all Modulars with LEDs

    thanks for the lead on the wireing. actually, i don't solder to the 4755's (not yet to point i want to harm my lego parts), but i find i just line up the wires and let contact pressure do more then enough. and ya, the parallel is the way to go, sadly i had to for that photo run 3 separate circuits off 1 psu (wound up needing wall power), because of the magnet wires low amperage capacity. and smds are great, the crazy small ones ya need a jig, and you pre-solder the wires then place n heat via wire not component like with old style leds
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    [WIP] Light up all Modulars with LEDs

    Berthil. i might suggest using parts like 4755 1x2 w/contacts or its brothers, in place of the usual 1x4 w/2 studs they can conduct your power between floors, just make sure to have each floor on a 'pass on' circuit, ie fl1 has its lights & the power feed to upstairs , else lights will only come on when all hooked up (you clearly understand this from your pictures, but felt should clarify, for everyone else) also, you might want to consider 0.04 SMDs, yes they are a nightmare to solder but so tiny and give off less heat. as an example my other hobby is plastic model mecha. plamo plastic is VERY temp sensitive. slighted heat will warp the stuff. but thanks to smds i pulled off this but far as the tubing idea, yes LOVE IT, so stealing that idea edit 2: :| i'm also jelous, i've hunted for 5 yrs to find 0.04mm braided wire my way, (canada), all anyone has now is that magnet wire stuff in that size, which is okay, but can't carry the amperage to run over 2 smds on a single circuit.
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    Storage and Sorting LEGO

    Well, tbh, once you start organizing, you will mostly have to redo it more then a few times as collection grows. I know, lord knows i've had to stop, re-evaluate, and start all over as method fell behind capacity, aka couldn't keep the collection organized so i didn't have to hunt for 30 min for 1 part. ranting point being, we've All already done it, it's just part of the process, you'll come to terms as you go through the phases of being a AFOL. Oh and welcome to Eurobricks.
  7. Foxw

    Best way to get lego parts

    well, theres bricklink, brickowl & PAB walls if you have a brand store nearby & what you want is there. btw, welcome to the community.
  8. Foxw

    Did Lego win the lawsuit?

    actually what MAB, I think, was referring to with the "manufacturing presence" IS the contracting out of production for certain things IN China while they moved forward with construction and final opening on Nov 25 2016 for production. Yes they wanted it in 2014, but well, uphill battle n all, so only 4 years after the CMF line started. or why he also said "at least", it's a nitpick, BUT ANYWAYS, my point being they've used china plants to help offset costs for awhile, I have a Lego games minatorus that referenced china as one of the component parts of origin on the box. so that does count as a presence. course in this day n age what doesn't have some part in some small fraction made in china (DIY or "all x country" doesn't count for this statement) well the ban was on discussing thier products as i recall, as this topic is in relation to TLG's legal action against them, i can't see why it should be, the result's of this action will likely have far reacting implications for the community after all
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    Did Lego win the lawsuit?

    first off, I don't support LEPIN or any company that participates in underhanded counterfeiting. okay onto the point. it's actually a fact of life that many of the brands we buy today, exspecially in technology were once "clone brands". ACER, LENOVO and half the cell phone market are all currently populated by companies who started with copying an existing product (resulting in usually a cheeper in all ways including functionality, option). okay, in the world of the brick, ANY company can create a 2x4 brick just like lego's now without penalty or repercussions, long as it doesn't say LEGO on it. TLG did not renew thier patent and as such released the basic structure to open domain. It's a fact of life. Many of the alternative "moral brands", like MegaBlocks/latest name of the month, and even Best Lock, to name 2 i see locally here in canada, are yes making thier 2x4's exactly how LEGO does it (minus logo) as that gives them a huge benefit of being 100% compatible with LEGO. that's why other Block companies are not about to alter dimensions or such, change one thing even a fracttion and it'll lose the compatibility factor, which IS a huge selling point. Far as this topic goes, Court cases, especially in hostile legal enviro's like CHINA (if your a non chinese company), can Take years between filing and ruling. Hell wasn't LEGO in court for like 3+years with Mega brands over mega blocks originally, even though that one resulted in a loss for LEGO. Point being even if they started proceedings this year, it may well not be resolved untill eairly next year. Civil cases drag on forever, especially at the company level.
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    Storage and Sorting LEGO

    fabulandlover: uh ya, less your supremely rich (or fund them at a silly low clearence) avoid the brand storage box's. your best bang for the buck will be to check your local dollar store for the clear plastic toates. only because you'll need alot of them
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    Track my collection

    oh yeah, it can be a major time suck. but once you are done you only have to manually track loose bricks as BS & BL can be imported. plus you can export the list to have a saved backup (or reference when unable to go online)
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    Track my collection

    yeah between that and brickset inporting, then one only needs to account for "thrift finds" I litterally went as far before i started my current reorganize of my sorting system, as grabbing every manual, picking every set list for each set (setting all those parts aside in a "from sets" bin, then what was left came from BL / thrift buying. This basically sucked up like two full weekends off, but at least now I just need to worry about keeping on top of logging loose bricks as sets import from BSet and BL's covered. It's crazy, but i like having it for when i do my sketch's of an idea, it let's me know what i have to use even when i'm not home (I export the list after updating so it's on my laptop just in case)
  13. Foxw

    Storage and Sorting LEGO

    Okay, first off, if you want to go MOC, it's basically an addiction, minute you cross that threshold from set sheep to imagination unleashed mode it's hard to go back. at which point you'll find going with a properly itemized system will be best. plus side if you feel like putting a set back together you can just pick the parts. Fabulanndlover, if your going to stock up i would suggest 1xN from 1x1 through to 1x6 as you'll find especially in buildings, the most useful, as well as stocking up on SNOT pieces. can never have enough 1x snot parts.
  14. Foxw

    What did you buy today?

    (technically last night). 1 nib 3841 Minitorus given 6195 in rough shape. and one 5lb thrift store bucket.
  15. Foxw

    [MOC]Asmund the Banisher

    O.M.F.G...... christ man. i don't know where to start. just... wow.