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There are several discrepancies between the double-decker couch featured in The Sea Cow set and that depicted in the LEGO Movie. I've recreated the movie version as best I could in LDD and LDraw, and have compared it side-by-side with the Sea Cow set version. In the first picture, the Sea Cow set version is on the left, and the movie version is on the right, ...


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The red car that you mentioned is Mail Van (7820). There are a number of other trains in the picture including: 7730 - Goods train (the locomotive doesn't seem to be visible) 7710 - Push-Along Passenger Steam Train (just the cars) 7750 - Steam Engine with Tender (pulling the cars from 7710) 7814 - Crane Wagon 7760 - Diesel Shunter Locomotive ...


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I believe that this covers everything: Construction vehicles: Diesel Dumper (6532) Backhoe (6662) Landscape Loader (6512) Recycle Truck (6668) Friends car (30103) Fire vehicles: Jetport-Fire-Squad (6440) Launch Evac 1 (6614) Rescue Runabout (6511) Looks like just the car from Shell Convenience Store (1254)


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This would be a Crane Bucket - Complete Assembly (Top, Jaws, Spring). It could have come from any of 29 sets from 1974 to 2012.


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The city people pack is probably 9348: Community Minifigure Set based on the clasic space minifig print. The numbered bags are probably from 4635: Fun With Vehicles - that's based on the colours and the lime green/"bright yellow/green" cap. I think the first 2 bags are from 6118: Wheels and Tyres. This set has the same number of the small (8x) and bigger ...


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Most of the parts are of set 7288. I see at least the following: Window / door with the gates Big wall parts with stickers. Cop minifig & white shirt criminal Computerdesk and front of the truck Red front of the small car I also see parts of 7279: Gray shirted criminal Part of the ATM terminal Parts of the little car (lights and front with ...


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There is a whole site dedicated to working out how you can build a particular model using parts from other sets - Rebrickable. A combination of that and Bricklink would be cheaper as you'd end up with fewer extra parts. There's also a thread on EuroBricks where someone has done what you're doing and there are some useful tips (mostly about buying as much as ...


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I believe the main reason is so that the pieces are easy to identify in the instructions - as many LEGO sets don't have the Technic style "List of elements used in this step" it's always a fun game of "Spot the difference" to see what's changed: If those pieces were all red, then the target audience (5+ on those sets for example) might find it very ...


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The Eurobricks forum has a topic dedicated to user created LDD files of existing LEGO sets. There are currently four different versions of the #10179 Millennium Falcon made by different users: yellost (23 August 2010) bbqqq (12 November 2010) Calabar (20 October 2012) kcoon (16 December 2013) There is also a topic for official LEGO sets re-created ...


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There are a series of youtube videos about LEGO Cars set design process. They are kinda simplified and targeted at kids, but still have some good insights in process. First video can be found here. Playlist of all 6 videos somebody have assembled.


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Another option is to locate a nearby BrickLink vendor and request them to sell the pieces and donate the proceeds to charity. So far as I know, this is the best way to donate, as the pieces are sold for their appropriate value and the money can be donated as you wished. You may consider donating the pieces to Creations for Charity as well. If you really ...


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It's a ship alright.. a heavier than air airship: Wright Flyer. Quite a fun, if rickety. build.


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A lot, but definitely not all, is likely from Race 3000.


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It's the center of set 2519 Skeleton Bowling:


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If you don't physically have the instructions, you can look up the set ID on LEGO's Customer Services page dedicated to providing building instructions. The inventory list is usually found right after the final building step. For #7946 the parts list can be found on pages 74-75. If for whatever reason you cannot access the instructions from the LEGO ...


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The main benefit is consistent performance. The rechargeable battery puts out almost the same voltage until it's almost flat, and whatever current is required with little voltage drop. Disposable batteries have more voltage, but cheap ones can't supply much current. Expensive ones can supply the current, but cost more. You'd be lucky to get 5 sets of those ...


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I see you already found the answer, but in general, you can use Rebrickable. After registering, in the My RB menu you can upload the parts you have and the site will tell you which sets you can build out of them. It will even show partial matches, listing the bricks you still need to build them.


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In order to sell older sets, TLG would have to either: (1) continue a production run even when the demand for a set has dropped off Production capacity is limited to a set number of components / sets at a time, and it makes sense to focus on newer, more profitable lines. For example, the moulds which produce LEGO parts are unbelievably expensive, but each ...


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There are a number of ways to start figuring it out, my method is as follows: Try and identify some of the following: Unique pieces Unique minifigs Stickers on pieces Unique logos Color schemes or unique colors The minifigs, stickers and colors are usually enough at least point you to the right theme category (ie space, pirates, castle, city, star wars, ...


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Right now, the largest commercially available train is the Lego City Cargo Train, Set 60052. It comes in at about 887 pieces. There are 30 rail pieces in this kit. Extra rail pieces are also commercially available through Lego. The 7898-1 cargo train would come in second as far as piece count. Same amount of track as the 60052.


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There is a website that tracks price changes on Amazon, Bricklink and E-bay in order to try to compile an index. It has an interesting page called top retired sets, ranking sets by gain compared to initial purchase price. At the time of this writing it lists 6166-1 (a big tub of LEGO) as number one with 65% gain, and 7200-1 (final duel) as number two with ...


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No, but Brickset now provides the facility to enable one to be made. See http://brickset.com/article/12960/tags-a-new-way-to-search-the-database


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I would go for another British aircraft: Sepecat Jaguar It's twin-engine also.


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At least the mobile police post 7288; the label on the piece identifies it. Look for pieced used as license plates; license plates on Lego cars often contain the set number. In fact, any number printed or stickered on a piece is likely to be the set number. The dog doesn't have to be from a police set; he also appears in at least one firefighter set.


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There are a lot of factors to consider, but I believe the key one is a matter of production capacity. At any given time, the LEGO company can only produce a finite number of different elements and sets. As older sets stay in production, they would mean that less new sets can be produced, and the same goes for parts. As far as parts are concerned, TLC pushes ...


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Track As a general rule, the rolling stock from all LEGO trains will work with all types of LEGO track. So, the Caboose you've mentioned will work perfectly with the track supplied with the Cargo Train. There are a couple of exceptions to this rule: Duplo track isn't the same gauge as LEGO track, so you shouldn't expect it to work (although you can ...


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It's possible the set has been discontinued. Since its release in 2010 there have been many other Brick Buckets released under the 'Bricks and More' series. For example; the 10663 Creative Chest released in 2013 is available in a similar price range but is more limited to building vehicles (no doors, windows and roof tiles for buildings). If your kids ...


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The brick with the space logo is from either set 452/894 or set 6901. The buggy is technic set 1972. Information from Bricklink search.


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Obviously, if you want to use the train a lot, you will want to use a rechargeable option. You didn't explicitely address this in your question, but even with AAA batteries, you can either use disposable batteries or rechargeable ones. The cost of using disposable batteries can very fast become prohibitive, but rechargeable ones tend to cost more upfront ...


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The only 1984 set with corresponding dimensions seems to be 6080 King's Castle but I can't find any picture of a possible inner tray; and that's even assuming it had one (the box picture on this classic-castle forum post seems to point to the contrary). There's another good candidate in 1985: 6392 Airport, but again I can't find any pictures of the box. ...



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