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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Rgarner, Apr 20, 2019.

  1. Rgarner

    Rgarner Android Expert
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    This one's really off topic. Imagine trying to help a kid make some of the models from that Lego Gadgets set by Klutz. Well, I must really be one because we couldn't do even the first thing, that claw. The little gray connector fit onto the long red beam fairly well, but then the blue piece with the bend wouldn't fit on the other side. I have no problem with the pictures, but the pieces are maybe not machined right. It must be even more frustrating for someone his age. Long story short, is there anyone on here who knows how to make Lego pieces stick together without cheating, e. g. no glue?

  2. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven ...eschew obfuscation...

    The generic legos are crap. I've helped my son build quite a few and ended up more frustrated by the inability of them to stick together properly than the less than clear instructions. I think the only solution it glue, sorry.
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  3. Rgarner

    Rgarner Android Expert
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    You're probably right. I would hate to do that, though, because then it would be almost impossible to take them apart and build another model. I guess we could just get more Legos (and more glue). What are generic Legos, anyway?
  4. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven ...eschew obfuscation...

    The patent on Lego's expired a few years ago, so now anyone can make "Lego compatible" blocks. Unfortunately, most of these are poor quality and don't fit well. Lego goes to extreme lengths to make sure each peg and hole are precise so the blocks accurately lock together. Third parties not so much.
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  5. olbriar


    My children grew up in the era of well built lego pieces. My only fault with them was they always seemed to get under foot. :( You might try a temporary glue such as this. I've not used it but it sounds like it might work for you.
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  6. Rgarner

    Rgarner Android Expert
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    Apparently these are real Legos. It's got the name on there and I thought Klutz was supposed to be pretty good, too. I guess you just never know.
  7. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    hmmmm yeah i remember back in the day my legos were well made. for me my issue was trying to take them apart to build something else.i remember getting into my dad's tools for some pliers to try and pry them apart. that's very sad to know that they are lesser quality then before. i would hate to use glue on my legos.
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  8. Shotgun84

    Shotgun84 Extreme Android User

    Blue Tack ;)

    Side note: I found that the best place for my tv aerial in my bedroom was right above my TV and Blue Tack has stuck that there for 5 years so I'm sure it could hold some Lego blocks together :)
    #8 Shotgun84, Apr 20, 2019
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  9. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    No Try Lincoln Logs! Habitats for humanity.
    We need houses not robots.
  10. Milo Willamson

    Milo Willamson Android Expert

    Legos where a part of my childhood too, got me into 3D artwork, as well as creative thinking, alongst with Star Wars vinyl toys.
  11. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    Who are Klutz?
    Surely "real Legos" are those made by the Lego corporation - anything by anyone else is by definition a copy?
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  13. Rgarner

    Rgarner Android Expert
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    Klutz Press is I think their full name or pretty close. I believe they're based in California. They provide books and kits concerning Legos, jewelry, and many other things.
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