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Besides the previous answer, I would also add that Bricks-and-Pieces was intended to be a replacement service for missing parts, broken parts, etc. from a set you have bought. While Pick-A-Brick is for buying generic loose pieces. Thus the interface and they way to identify the parts you want, as well as the selection, is very different. At ...
The Pick-a-Brick selection has the more common pieces that aren't specific to sets whereas on Bricks and Pieces you can get set specific pieces that are more uncommon such as minifigure parts from a (non-licensed) theme. Since the Bricks and Pieces parts are more specialized they are usually more expensive than Pick-a-Brick, so don't get basic bricks from ...
Pick-A-Brick orders are shipped from Denmark so they take longer, and they also need more processing time. In my experience they take 2 weeks to arrive. I'm in the USA. Hope this helps.
Short Answer: Yes, you could buy minifig heads at a lego store. Caveats: The heads are part of the "build-a-mini" feature of the lego store. So while you could technically just pick 1 head, you would still be charged for the whole set ($9.99 in USA, I believe). So you may as well pick whole minifigs + 1 accessory + hair/hat. Variety of head, torso, legs and ...
Gev already answered the question about availability. LEGO Ideas sets are produced in small quantities. Perhaps this will change in the future as LEGO Ideas is now out of beta testing and was brought in-house by LEGO. The Curiosity is not going to be back unfortunately. I just called LEGO about this a couple of days ago. As far as the Curiosity inventory, ...
From the UK, about two weeks. I have used the service maybe seven times and it hasn't been less than a week.
Please see my response to this post. Using the Wanted List feature you can upload your own list of bricks and then see which vendors have these items - you would still need to fill a shopping cart at each vendor to see their price, but that is not so difficult by using the "add Minimum quantity" link at the top of the individual shop page.
Adding a few extra observations: Purchases from "Pick a brick" are eligible for VIP points, whereas purchases from "Bricks and pieces" are not. So I assume that you can use VIP points to pay for "Pick a brick" purchases. Shipping fees are significantly higher for "Pick a brick" than "Bricks and pieces". You need to make large purchases from the "Pick a ...
I don't recall an official statement, but one story I read said that they made a deal with the original designer to limit production to one run, but that seems almost apocryphal. As for buying the pieces you need, I would think you'd have better luck on Bricklink. It's possible that the PaB on S@H might have all the pieces necessary, but that seems truly ...
Pick-a-brick is a pretty cost effective to get bricks, in my experience. Prices will vary by your locale, of course, but I have one data point. For a 17 EUR PAB cup, I got around 100 EUR worth of bricks using BrickLink's average price. Since the average price is often above the median, and the median is not shown on the page, I instead recalculated using the ...
There is the Build-A-Mini station where you can build three minifigs (plus one accessory each) for $9.99. That said, some stores will let you buy 15 minifig heads and be done with it. On the other hand, when our local store recently had the ghost pieces, they restricted us to 3 of those per pack of 3 figs.
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