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  1. You could seal the set in clear plastic bags. That'd keep the roaches out.
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    Instructions: Paper vs. Digital

    I still have punch cards and cassette tape mixes. I recently replaced my 1998 car with a 2019 and it doesn't have a cassette tape player. Paper would be a better solution when LEGO® is gifted to charities for less fortunate families who may or may not have capable electronic devices for their kids.
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    stringless three-section boom

    Would nylon wire last longer?
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    What size balls do you seek? 14mm? 16mm? Duplo balls?
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    Instructions: Paper vs. Digital

    Polls don't work in the Technic Forum. They seem to be ok in the other forums if I recall.
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    Applications for printing.

    I use Inkscape when I need to convert rasters to vectors for enlarging. Rasters downsize ok. Scaling up maybe not so much. Really depends on the starting image and what output you want to achieve.
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    Instructions: Paper vs. Digital

    Is toilet paper sustainable? It is not recyced. Some Bricklink sellers reuse the LEGO® plastic bags. My BL orders sometimes come in numbered bags tape closed.
  8. They could donate the used rental pieces assuming they didn't get a depreciation write-off. If need to be destroyed, then there's recycling.
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    Instructions: Paper vs. Digital

    The trees would use that carbon dioxide in their photosynthesis process. The trees are then chopped down and made into paper. And the circle of life of the LEGO® instruction booklet begins again.
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    Instructions: Paper vs. Digital

    I still have my LEGO® instruction booklets and sets from 36 years ago. I use them time to time to rebuild something or a nostalgia trip. The paper & plastic environmental impact will be after I die. Although my LUG members will probably inherit them. Meanwhile my iPad died in less than 5 years taking the files that weren't backed up at the time with it. You also don't reach a point where your device is no longer supported by the latest iOS and you have to either buy a new one or live with the security risks until the battery dies. Then you still have to get a new one. Paper can biodegrade in my backyard compost heap and kitchen worm bin. The compost and worm casting can then be used to fertilize my garden and lawn. My electronic devices not so much.
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    Ye Olde BoBS Drinking Hole

    We have beautiful cycling weather in the great white north. I've been cycling to work and left my new wagon parked all week. (I have more LUG events coming up, it'll get driven.) Snow could start any time now. Soon I'll be jumping snow banks (and crashing). Winter Outdoor Cycling by dr_spock_888, on Flickr
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    79111 Constitution with Powered Up

    I put PUP in a similar sized tender and the PUP train motor underneath. The hub sticks up in the 79111 styled tender. The sides would need to be at least a brick higher to hide the hub like this tender with the hub mostly hidden:
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    Instructions: Paper vs. Digital

    Paper. You physically have it and it is harder to disappear into the ether.
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    Brick Built Sails VS Cloth Sails

    I think brick is fine for furled sails.
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    Hidden Side VS Monster Fighters

    I like MF for the ghost figs. Using one's imagination is more future-proof than software which can be fleeting (LEGO® Universe...)