Instructions for Lego sets are downloadable as PDF’s from Lego . This is a great service; as your collection grows you can probably build sets you haven’t bought from the parts you already have. Unfortunately the resolution TLG have used is too low, and it’s frequently difficult to see what’s going on – especially inĀ  the darker colours.


Downloadable instructions from TLG

In addition to the resolution problem, there are some mix ups in the colours. I’ve noticed this especially in the axles. My last grumble about the Lego downloadable instructions is that they have not been saved at the original page size resolution – so even if I zoom the PDF to “Actual Size” the size guides for beams and axles are not correct. I’m wondering if the quality of these PDF’s was a deliberate trade off a few years ago when internet download speeds were much smaller. Continue reading


42032 Compact Loader & Instructions App

This is the first set I built, about three weeks ago, and which got me into LEGO Technic. At less than AUD25 I think it’s a pretty good start for anyone wondering about trying out Technic.

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With only 250 parts, it’s a pretty easy build. I think it took me about 45 minutes to put it together tonight for this photo. Continue reading