Author Archives: Marek Lewandowski

Straightening warped LEGO plates, twisted frames and bent axles

Recently I have purchased a second-hand LEGO set only to find some large, rare (as in: expensive to replace) parts WARPED. I searched the net and found several threads where people reported on similar issues, but no good solution. So … Continue reading

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Fixing LEGO Railroad switches / points

So you flip the LEGO switch on your LEGO Railroad system and… nothing happens. Or the switch moves half-way and stops. There is a post here: https://bricks.stackexchange.com/questions/11141/lego-track-switch-doesnt-close-properly describing what I was facing recently. I found a better solution than described … Continue reading

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Elgato Camlink 4k vs. China “HDMI to USB” converter

A lot was posted all over the internet about capturing HDMI output and whether CamLink is worth its $120 price tag since there are $20 alternatives out there. But as the other sources deal mainly with the image quality, I dig a bit into what the hardware differences are and why they are important too. Continue reading

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LEGO Classroom for EV3 bugs (Windows/Android)

Lego has released their Classroom app for Windows/Android. Which is great, as now you can actually do some serious programming on your Android tablet (previously you had to go for a full-fledged Windows system to get variables, custom blocks etc. … Continue reading

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Lego PoweredUp bugs/missing features

Lego Powered Up is a mixed bag of features. There are some great ideas and many not that great. I sometimes wonder, if the app gets any sort of testing before being released to the public. It gives me the … Continue reading

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