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Dismantling certain pieces

Any good suggestions on how to take apart these two pieces? I've been taking everything apart getting ready for a move and was reminded how burdensome it is to take these two pieces apart...:

Element ID: 6030718
Design ID: 12825

and

Element ID: 4517996
Design ID: 6141
Andor

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  • binaryeyebinaryeye USMember Posts: 1,753
    You might get a better response if you just say 1x1 plate with clip on top of a 1x1 round plate. ;)

    Anyway, there was recently some discussion here about the same pieces.
    bobabricks
  • Jern92Jern92 MalaysiaMember Posts: 883
    edited January 2015
    Attach the 1x1 round plate to a brick separator, then push on the clip part of the top plate AGAINST the brick separator. I've done it before and it comes off relatively easily.

    I just tore down an entire Lego city to move halfway around the world, so I know how you feel :-P
  • oldtodd33oldtodd33 Denver 4800 miles to BillundMember Posts: 2,625
    I was going to say put the clip in your fingers and the 1 x 1 round plate in your teeth and pull :)
    waynegg
  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,271
    ^that is what I end up doing if I cant get a fingernail in between them.
  • Vindic8edVindic8ed Member Posts: 169
    That's what I do occasionally but was hoping there'd be a better way. I'll have to try the trick with the brick separator. Thanks! Sorry for asking the same question.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,313
    Pliers with foam stuck in the jaws work perfectly.
  • wayneggwaynegg Texas,USAMember Posts: 394
    oldtodd33 said:

    I was going to say put the clip in your fingers and the 1 x 1 round plate in your teeth and pull :)

    Also great for pulling loose teeth!
  • wayneggwaynegg Texas,USAMember Posts: 394
    But more on point- why is it important to separate these two tiny pieces? You're presumably rebuilding when you get to where you're going, right?
  • prevereprevere North of Bellville, East of Heartlake, South of Bricksburg, West of Ninjago City Member Posts: 2,923
    anybody know how to separate bionicle brainstalk from the technic block piece?

  • Vindic8edVindic8ed Member Posts: 169
    waynegg said:

    But more on point- why is it important to separate these two tiny pieces? You're presumably rebuilding when you get to where you're going, right?

    To build other things! I love building the sets and switching them out, however I want to actually start organizing all of the pieces to work on MOCs and custom things (the 400+ sets and 150k+ pieces I have are all stored in their boxes when their not on display...)
  • plasmodiumplasmodium UKMember Posts: 1,950
    prevere said:

    anybody know how to separate bionicle brainstalk from the technic block piece?

    Get a knife (or other flat, thin and relatively strong object) and insert it between the pieces where the 'stalk'/neck part on the green bit meets the back of the grey face bit. Then twist, and they should pull apart.
  • Rolyat24Rolyat24 PA, USAMember Posts: 41
    Forget knives or brick separators or even teeth. I always just put my bricks in the microwave on high for about 15 seconds. Loosens them up nicely! :wink:
  • AndorAndor United StatesMember Posts: 252
    How innovative @Rolyat24  But could the micro waves imperceptibly be damaging the bricks?

  • klatu003klatu003 Hobbiton, Shire, Middle EarthMember Posts: 727
    Brick separators are very versatile.  I'm always using them for fingernail jobs; popping back off cell phone, leveraging batteries out of tight places, opening up the o-ring on the LEGO keychain to put on car fob.  Saves a lot of bend back fingernails and bad words.
    jasor
  • LordofLegoLordofLego Member Posts: 311
    It's impossible. Newton's Fourth Law states that 1x1 plates with clips cannot be removed from 1x1 round plates. 
    Sethro3
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,594
    while we are at it, what about turntables 4x4?
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