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The stands you see aren't actually part of the set. They're there to make it easier to photograph the minifigs, and get photoshopped out in the final version of the set pictures.


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Based on the occurrence of the 2x2x3 brick in white and the 16 trans-blue garage door panels, I think this is a bag from set 7744: Police Headquarters. From the picture it looks like your bag builds the bottom right part of the station - the 2 car garages and the platform under the stairs.


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I am not aware of any sellers that do this, but if you like to assemble discontinued sets, bricklink has a feature that allows you to do this using bricklink seller inventories. Just look up the set on bricklink, add the Inventory to your wishlist and review which sellers have the pieces you need, then order them. Go to the "Wanted" tab on Bricklink: ...


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That number is not a real number, it is a production code (in your case, 27S5) consisting of 2 digits indicating the week of the year the set was made (in this case, the 27th week), a letter indicating the region the box was made in/for (R = US/Canada, S = Europe, I believe) and the last digit is the last digit of the year the set was made in. So you have a ...


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I'm going to suggest that unless you're getting these sets at their retail price, don't bother getting any of these for a 5 year old. Instead, just get a current set, such as 31017 Sunset Speedster, which is still available at its regular price. Or check out the line of Speed Champions. My reasoning is that a small child does not care about the vintage of a ...


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Sorting by color is the first thing any LEGO collector will do, but soon you will find out that finding that one specific piece in a whole box of black pieces is quite difficult, and your sorting method will further differentiate between plates and bricks, SNOT pieces etc. Check out this post for more tips and details. For your particular problem I would do ...


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Given the quality of LEGO bricks, I would argue that an original box filled with the correct amount of the correct bricks from the same time period as the box is INDISTINGUISHABLE from an opened box containing the original bricks after use, and as such I would recommend you continue your effort. Just make sure that the bricks are indeed from the correct ...


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928 was the original set number of the Galaxy Explorer - so the numbering of that one is following the LEGO tradition of using the set number. As Joubarc points out, at that time the sets were branded LegoLand, which is where the LL comes from (in recent years LEGO often uses the Designer's initials). I'd say that as Benny is a rather well used Classic ...


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The instructions for that model are not included in the set.1 Youtube user BrickTsar LEGO® Collector rebuilt the model using the box as reference. The image below shows a screenshot from the video linked at the end of this post, it might be clearer to you how it was built. The model he made isn't an exact like for like copy of the model shown on the ...


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The information given by Ambo and Gev is correct, a small summary: The biggest LEGO set by piece count is: Set 10189-1 - Taj Mahal (2008) piece count : 5922 Followed by Set 10179-1 - Millennium Falcon - UCS (2007) piece count : 5195 Biggest Techic set : Set 42009-1 - Mobile Crane MK II (2013) piece count: 2606


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Yes. These two sets, and basically every other LEGO set that has been produced, are compatible with one another. The major exception to this rule is DUPLO, which is twice the size of regular LEGO system bricks. However, even DUPLO is compatible in some ways. These two sets are both essentially just boxes with lots of bricks in them. They may include some ...


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One easy way of getting a list of parts from individual items in a set is to download a fan-made copy of the set made in LEGO Digital Designer and remove the parts you don't need. Eurobricks has a big list of sets that are available to edit in LDD, you may find some inconsistencies depending on which parts are available in the softwares library. Most ...


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You might be interested in the excellent, hilarious and comprehensive Communist LEGO report. It tells you all you can expect, from the good brands to the bad brands. At a minimum, it'll get you rolling of your chair with laughter. A summary taken from the document: Brand List 2015 LEGO is a global brand and has been the subject of many copies ...


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You can find an overview of all advent calenders with piece count in this link http://brickset.com/sets/tag-Advent-Calendar


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First of all: LEGO prices fluctuate depending on retailer (LEGO.com, Wal-Mart, Target, Toys'R'Us, etc.), so "cheapest" also depends on the time of year and the retailer you look at. Secondly, are you only interested in a PowerFunctions motor, and is the set you ask for just a vehicle to get the motor? In that case you might want to know that you can just ...


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As Phil noted, you can sort by both color and part before building in order to speed up the process. However, for a relatively small collection this level of sorting may be unnecessary. I would recommend sorting by part first, and then only sorting by color if needed. This feels unnatural, but the reason to sort by part first is simply that your eyes will ...


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If you'd like to test and improve their creativity, give them a scoop of random bits and tell them you have lost the instruction for this "set", but you are sure they can figure it out :) Or consider making an advent calendar, like the official ones, but with more diverse "sets" and more pieces and minfigs per day. Treasure hunts can be quite fun, but you ...


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If you are looking for a direct continuation of the poster, your best bet would be to contact the author on his website. It wouldn't be too hard to remake the models yourself as all the software is available out there for free. The author has used LDraw to view the models and POV-Ray to render them. You can find the details here. Fortunately Eurobricks has ...


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As mentioned by @gev, Bricklink is a great place to go. It is, however, not the most intuitive site to use. Here is how you can easily get the item counts: Start with the Search box at the top of the page. Before typing in the name of the set, make sure the selector is set to search the Catalog. Enter a term from the name of the set (e.g. "Millenium" or ...


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An effective way of contacting LEGO hobbyist is either by.. Contacting Local LEGO User Groups or similar hobbyist associations Many countries and areas have their local associations. For a map of regional associations, see LEGO Ambassador Network's LUG map. By contacting representatives of association, you can easily contact local help. Requesting help ...


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Sorting random kits out of a bulk lot and building them can be fun, but it's often quite tricky to determine what you actually have. Also, unless you did quite a bit of sorting up front, you might find that it gets harder and harder to pick out a full kit as time goes on. You could let the kids figure it out, but probably not until they're older, and can ...


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I should post the answer as a comment to Phil B.'s post, but since it contains some useful content for the others, it will also be an answer. First of all Phil B. thanks for the link, that's exactly what i was looking for and i will mark it as an accepted answer. After reading the PDF, here is the summary of which blocks can we risk buying and which to ...


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Given the size of the set (indicated by the fact that there are at least 8 bags), the occurrence of the Item 2584c003 - winch with reel and the Item 41539 - 8x8 light bluish gray plates in package "7", it looks like you have parts of set 60004 Fire Station in your hands, specifically one of the upper floors of the building, together with parts of the ...


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If I were you, I would start by looking at the price the full set is selling because I have been surprised recently to see box I was expecting to be vintage treasures selling at very reasonable prices...


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An alternative to Ambo100's method, though with way more manual effort required, but avoiding the LDD installation, is to go to LEGO.com and download the instructions for 7208. Then either write down all the parts used in each individual step, or use the instruction as a guide and build a mock model and then deconstruct the mock model to get the pieces. ...


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One of the key pieces here is the Dark Blue Part 3039 - Slope 45° 2 x 2, which is a fairly limited color. Of the 5 sets using more than 8 of that element (your picture contains 10), there are none that contain at least 2 more of the other elements pictured. As @PhilB commented, the 6x12 plate is also a rare piece. There are 0 sets that have both the Bright ...


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There is a new one. It's set number 60097.


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There are now loads of sets which could be considered to be the most valuable. Here is a list of my choices 10179 UCS Millenium Falcon 10182 Cafe Corner Mr Gold 10196 Grand Carousel 10184 Town Plan Chrome Gold C3PO (only 100 made) 10189 Taj Mahal 5004590 Bat-Pod (only 1000 worldwide and will surely increase in value tremendously) This list is only my ...


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It is very hard to tell as the production and sales levels generally dictate the shelf life of a product. If you want a particular set, it is best to get it when you can afford it instead of waiting for it to retire and then paying more than RRP. If you find yourself in that position there are a couple of websites selling retired sets for way cheaper ...


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The 4993 seems to be just a static display mode with no gears or functionality apart from the opening hood, doors and roof. The 5893 in contrast has working steering, suspension, winch, etc. These provide playing and learning possibilities. The 5671 has some odd colors and a working steering wheel, but nothing more than this. To sum it up, if I were you, ...



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