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LEGO Tool: Lego Graph Paper (in scale — top view)

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When designing portraits and sculptures out of Lego, one thing that can be extremely helpful is graph paper. Now, you couldjust go out and buy some standard graph paper, but we can take it a step further. How about graph paper that is designed specifically for Lego bricks — the squares measure the right dimensions. […]

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LEGO Tools: A Paperclip

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A what? A paperclip? As a tool for use with LEGO? Yes, indeed. Paperclip as a LEGO tool What kind of LEGO tool is a paperclip good for? In a word: tiles. In five words: tiles on a big baseplate. Have you ever tried putting a tile on a baseplate or other large LEGO and […]

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LEGO Tools: How to build your own LEGO Ruler

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Here are some pictures demonstrating how to build one of  the LEGO Rulers that I discussed in my previous post. LEGO Ruler Variation A: The Porcupine In case it isn’t obvious, this one gets its name from the use of the Technic pins along the one side. Step 1 Start with 5 2×6 plates.

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LEGO Tools: LEGO Ruler

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Does that title sound mildly redundant? Maybe it did. But I’m not just talking about your standard 12 inch ruler. This one is made out of LEGO. It doesn’t measure inches or centimeters — just units of LEGO. The original idea for this one comes  from Allan Bedford and The Unofficial LEGO Builder’s Guide. A […]

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LEGO Tools: Presser-Poker

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Allan Bedford, author of The Unofficial LEGO Builder’s Guide, (a book I highly recommend), presents instructions for building this tool in his book, though he calls it a “presser.” While I’ve used it for pressing, I also use it for poking, and extracting. And I don’t really like the name, “presser,” — sounds more like […]

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LEGO Tip: Lose Your Building Instructions? No problem…

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Maybe they disappeared in a move. Or your baby sister tore them to shreds. Or the dog ate them. For whatever reason, most of us have, at some time, lost building instructions. Apart from trying to put the thing back together from memory, stealing your best friend’s instructions, or just plain never building the set […]

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LEGO Tools: The Brick Separator

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This has to be the most obvious LEGO tool available. Besides teeth. And my teeth became very happy when this puppy hit the market! Unfortunately, it wasn’t available until after my parents decided I was too old to get any new LEGO stuff, and I did not obtain one until I was an adult. Now […]

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