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2022-07-04 5:41:15 PM  
Official builds have approved techniques that ensure nothing is damaged and connects affirmatively.

Fan sets take liberties with those rules.
 
2022-07-04 5:50:34 PM  

NeoCortex42: Official builds have approved techniques that ensure nothing is damaged and connects affirmatively.

Fan sets take liberties with those rules.


There's also the matter that mix and match builds mean less bricks sold.
 
2022-07-04 7:35:36 PM  
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2022-07-04 7:57:24 PM  
No real guns either.
 
2022-07-04 8:09:07 PM  
I'm building the Lamborghini Sian right now.  I've got one upside down underbody panel where it's practically invisible, the mistake is functionally irrelevant, but I know it's there, it pisses me off, and everything is so locked together that I'm not going to throw away a week of building to fix it.
 
2022-07-04 8:16:55 PM  

hubiestubert: NeoCortex42: Official builds have approved techniques that ensure nothing is damaged and connects affirmatively.

Fan sets take liberties with those rules.

There's also the matter that mix and match builds mean less bricks sold.


The .pdf includes rationale for each one.  They're all geared towards "don't break the pieces" and "don't get things so stuck a kid can't separate them".

As if a 7 year-old didn't have teeth...
 
2022-07-04 8:42:09 PM  

Wizzbang: I'm building the Lamborghini Sian right now.  I've got one upside down underbody panel where it's practically invisible, the mistake is functionally irrelevant, but I know it's there, it pisses me off, and everything is so locked together that I'm not going to throw away a week of building to fix it.


Yes you are
 
2022-07-04 8:46:27 PM  
This reads more like an internal use document for employees designing sets.
 
2022-07-04 8:50:54 PM  
I bet putting a motor, lights and a battery in my lego ecto1 was a no-no too.
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The anteanas on top of the car controlled the lights and motor, closing circuits, respectively.
 
2022-07-04 9:07:15 PM  
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2022-07-04 9:26:49 PM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: I bet putting a motor, lights and a battery in my lego ecto1 was a no-no too.
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The anteanas on top of the car controlled the lights and motor, closing circuits, respectively.


I'm really tempted to get a couple of kits off this site, but they cost damn near as much as full Lego sets:
https://www.lightmybricks.com/
 
2022-07-04 9:46:19 PM  

NeoCortex42: Uchiha_Cycliste: I bet putting a motor, lights and a battery in my lego ecto1 was a no-no too.
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The anteanas on top of the car controlled the lights and motor, closing circuits, respectively.

I'm really tempted to get a couple of kits off this site, but they cost damn near as much as full Lego sets:
https://www.lightmybricks.com/


I modified mine with probably $10 worth of parts from fry's, if that. It was just a normal lego set with some leds, wires, drilled out holes, glue, motor, 9v harness and superglue. The fun part was working out where to put everything, keeping the legobuild the same or changing it in a way that looked more like an ecto1.
 
2022-07-04 10:32:57 PM  
The penalties for illegal LEGO builds are harsh.

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2022-07-04 11:23:53 PM  
A soggy rawhide chew toy with jagged edges is worse than a Lego at 2am in bare feet.  Really puts it in perspective, huh?
 
2022-07-04 11:35:59 PM  

Aquapope: A soggy rawhide chew toy with jagged edges is worse than a Lego at 2am in bare feet.  Really puts it in perspective, huh?


What you and your partner[s] do is your business but why are you telling us this?
 
2022-07-04 11:39:17 PM  
Some Lego prisons are easier to break out of than others.

LEGO Hogan's Heroes WWII diorama - Brickworld Chicago 2014
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2022-07-04 11:59:44 PM  
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2022-07-05 12:05:28 AM  
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2022-07-05 12:30:04 AM  

hubiestubert: NeoCortex42: Official builds have approved techniques that ensure nothing is damaged and connects affirmatively.

Fan sets take liberties with those rules.

There's also the matter that mix and match builds mean less bricks sold.


Fewer.
 
2022-07-05 12:37:53 AM  
And while not technically illegal, I think anyone who dares to build and use these would be clinically insane.


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2022-07-05 1:21:09 AM  

born_yesterday: Wizzbang: I'm building the Lamborghini Sian right now.  I've got one upside down underbody panel where it's practically invisible, the mistake is functionally irrelevant, but I know it's there, it pisses me off, and everything is so locked together that I'm not going to throw away a week of building to fix it.

Yes you are


You're a blast at parties, aren't you?  Anyways the big problem that I have with big technic sets is that everything is just totally locked in once the build has progressed, but I am having a great time since I haven't built Legos on 25 years. This is a blast.

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2022-07-05 1:28:53 AM  

Imaginativescreenname: And while not technically illegal, I think anyone who dares to build and use these would be clinically insane.


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Soon to be illegal in Texas.
 
2022-07-05 8:56:54 AM  
Illegal lego bricks are lego bricks kept purposefully off the floor at home. All legal lego bricks must be kept on the floor for proper foot impact. Cardinal rule really.
 
2022-07-05 12:23:05 PM  
fooking GATE KEEPERS, GATE KEEPERS everywhere.

In case it was not clear in article, "offical" or "legal' lego builds just means no "forced" piece connections, only by officially design intent lego ways of attaching parts. lots of lego parts are real close in size and so can be made to 'connect' even though it's not designed to connect that way.
Commonly the situaiotn of over/under tension will be present when making such connections.

thus the ability to stand a thin piece on edge by wedging it between two bumps is labeled by gate keepers with derogatory/negative wording like "illegal."

meanwhile if it was interesting art then it was and gatekeepers can all go fook themselves.
 
2022-07-05 12:46:49 PM  

PvtStash: fooking GATE KEEPERS, GATE KEEPERS everywhere.

In case it was not clear in article, "offical" or "legal' lego builds just means no "forced" piece connections, only by officially design intent lego ways of attaching parts. lots of lego parts are real close in size and so can be made to 'connect' even though it's not designed to connect that way.
Commonly the situaiotn of over/under tension will be present when making such connections.

thus the ability to stand a thin piece on edge by wedging it between two bumps is labeled by gate keepers with derogatory/negative wording like "illegal."

meanwhile if it was interesting art then it was and gatekeepers can all go fook themselves.


Nobody is gatekeeping. Lego is happy to let you play anyway you want. The rules are internal guidelines so that there is a certain guaranteed quality in what they sell.
 
2022-07-05 1:12:07 PM  
Yeah, this is more so Lego don't sell a set that breaks the pieces or falls apart. All sets are supposed to be such that you can take them all completely to pieces again afterwards as well. (The recent huge at-at set actually breaks this, one of the linkages gets completely locked, there's no way to disassemble it)

You can do whatever you like with your own pieces.
 
2022-07-05 2:22:00 PM  
It's only illegal if you get caught.
 
2022-07-05 3:50:19 PM  

NeoCortex42: PvtStash: fooking GATE KEEPERS, GATE KEEPERS everywhere.

In case it was not clear in article, "offical" or "legal' lego builds just means no "forced" piece connections, only by officially design intent lego ways of attaching parts. lots of lego parts are real close in size and so can be made to 'connect' even though it's not designed to connect that way.
Commonly the situaiotn of over/under tension will be present when making such connections.

thus the ability to stand a thin piece on edge by wedging it between two bumps is labeled by gate keepers with derogatory/negative wording like "illegal."

meanwhile if it was interesting art then it was and gatekeepers can all go fook themselves.

Nobody is gatekeeping. Lego is happy to let you play anyway you want. The rules are internal guidelines so that there is a certain guaranteed quality in what they sell.


the PDF is not an internal memo for lego engineers to do their job right.
it is literally trying to tell everyone else how to play with their legos.
It happens to include a nice bit about how it was that lego came to have such tight design demands on their offical kits.
This DPF actually says this at the end:
Thank you & play well!


they are telling people who are playing with their legos that there are legal and illegal ways to play with them, it is not an internal memo of what lego engineers are allowed and not allowed to create for officially sold kits.
 
2022-07-05 5:26:40 PM  

NeoCortex42: Official builds have approved techniques that ensure nothing is damaged and connects affirmatively.

Fan sets take liberties with those rules.


Ideas sets are horrible offenders. I remember being super excited about this set when it was first released:

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And it's absolutely awful. Worst thing I've ever built out of a box, and honestly worse than most of the stuff I made at age six. The ENTIRE mech is made of greeblies - not one solid brick in the entire build. You can't bend a knee or elbow as much as one degree without five or six pieces falling off.

A much simpler (and playable) mech could have been made with Bionicle-style pieces, like the Lex Luthor mech released that same year.
 
2022-07-05 6:14:35 PM  

Wizzbang: born_yesterday: Wizzbang: I'm building the Lamborghini Sian right now.  I've got one upside down underbody panel where it's practically invisible, the mistake is functionally irrelevant, but I know it's there, it pisses me off, and everything is so locked together that I'm not going to throw away a week of building to fix it.

Yes you are

You're a blast at parties, aren't you?  Anyways the big problem that I have with big technic sets is that everything is just totally locked in once the build has progressed, but I am having a great time since I haven't built Legos on 25 years. This is a blast.

Black panel next to center green gray spine. One side is not like the other.
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I built a nearly 4000-piece Technic bucket wheel excavator and ended up having to remove an entire sub-assembly to fix a mistake I made a few dozen pages back. Took hours, but was totally worth it.
 
2022-07-05 8:12:29 PM  
The worst part is thinking that it will be a simple fix.  A couple of beams here and there, and before you know it, you're looking at the instructions for an hour or two because you're absolutely sure that you'd missed a step or a couple of parts.

Anyway, I put in an all day push to the end, and the Lambo is complete!


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2022-07-05 9:37:28 PM  

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