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The bricks in the Pick A Brick Wall are subject to change. As soon as the supply of one type of brick is exhausted in a store, they replace it with another type of brick. There is no particular rotation or order, it is just whatever happens to be in the delivery that the store gets from Lego. Selection varies by store and the elements are always changing ...
The Pick-a-Brick cups are made from polypropylene, as evidenced by the #5 resin identification code on the bottom. Polypropylene is widely considered a safe plastic for storing food and drink, and it is stable at very high temperatures (i.e., temperatures higher than your dishwasher). I would feel comfortable drinking out of one of the cups.
The LEGO Store has the Pick-a-Brick service, which allows you to bulk buy elements, up to 999 of any one element apparently. It's not necessarily the cheapest, for example 2x4's are GBP£0.19 each, so purchasing 999 of them would cost me £189.81 plus shipping - there's no obvious savings/discounts for bulk ordering. As Refro points out, BrickLink might be ...
Besides the options mentioned above there is a lugbulk program targeted at afols. If your a member of a LUG you might be able to order bricks that way. Typically the prices are lower than if you order via the Lego stores. As an alternative you could use bricklink to get the desired amounts.
If you go to the Lego store and get a case of 2x4 bricks, it'll cost about $70. People in my LUG have found that you can expect to find about 675 per case, which puts them at about 10 cents a piece. We found this to be significantly cheaper than Lego's online Pick-a-Brick, or Bricklink.
Several years ago I remember being able to walk into toy shops and actually shovel lego bricks into a bag and thus buy them in bulk. Official LEGO retail stores offer a similar service called Pick-A-Brick, which is available online and in stores. Despite having the same name, they each have their own differences: The LEGO retail outlets house a ...
I believe that many AFOL user groups had previously been able to buy in bulk from LEGO, but I don't know if that's still an option with the release of pick-a-brick - however as Joubarc points out there are often limits on the number of different elements, as well as a group limit on the number of bricks. Couple that with the fact that the process often takes ...
The most common way to buy bricks from LEGO stores is by filling up a PaB cup: There are two sizes of cups and occasionally other containers that can be filled during certain promotions. The large cup is $14.99 USD and the small cup is $7.99 USD currently. This isn't advertized, but you can also buy bricks in the boxes that they are shipped to the store ...
I wrote a website where users can update the contents of the Pick A Brick wall for various Lego stores. The site is http://www.thelegowall.com/ I used my iPhone to inventory the wall at the Lego store in Orlando, FL. If you inventory your local store please send me some feedback on how the process works. I tried to make the GUI easy to use from a cell ...
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