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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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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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It very much depends on how and what you like to build so personal recommendations are difficult. As you're new-ish to MOCing it may take some time to figure out what pieces you like the most. That said, I'll offer a suggestion - I find 10230 Mini Modulars and interesting range of small pieces in various colours incuding some rare ones. Check out the ...


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


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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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Some of the places you can buy old (discontinued) sets include: Online BrickLink eBay TradeMe Amazon marketplace Generic on-line toy stores that carry old stock Some LEGO discussion forums have areas for buying and selling Locally Toy shops and LEGO stores sometimes carry old stock Stands at exhibitions and shows Garage sales Thrift stores Charity ...


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Whilst there is quite a bit of clearance on the crane as it stands, the Container Ship (4030) was quite a high sided beast - although you can see that better on the catalogue page: I would think that a bit of extra height from the hinge would be useful to make it over the edges of the ship - assuming you haven't raised the crane's base. The alternative ...


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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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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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It is very common for Lego to pack larger parts like Plate 2 x 16 not in a seperate bag, for sets this size. If I look at the inventory of set 7155, and compare this with sets I built over the years, I think 3 bags for the parts could be correct: bag with minifig parts and small parts like 1x1's and 1x2's; bag with large size parts like the 4x8 plates; ...


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BrickLink or eBay. You could get significantly more if you go through the lot and separate out full sets then sell them on BrickLink. But if you don't have the time at least take a lot of really good pictures - in this case an eBay auction would be the better choice.


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Recreating a LEGO set from mixed up pieces is extremely time consuming. Even if you are just missing a few pieces, since LEGO makes tens of thousands of shapes and sizes. Even simply verifying that a "set of 352 pieces" has exactly the correct "352 pieces" is very time consuming. The good news is kids and adults LOVE using mixed up pieces to create their ...


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The white two-legged assembly with the blue light that's just above the left dog looks to be part of the robot dog from Space Police set 8399. Additionally, the minifig near the red car front appears to be from the World Racers theme and the one just under it that's missing its head looks like Johnny Thunder from the Adventurers theme.


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sorry I am a little late to the game...I am founder of a new charity in Kansas, USA that accepts donated LEGOs and sorts them into sets based on original LEGO sets. We gift these sets to underprivileged kids through foster care associations. If you are still looking for a place to donate your sets - I will take them. Unsorted, any condition, with ...


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The intakes, wing shapes and overall proportions look like a Harrier Jump Jet, but the model doesn't have the landing gear or under-wing armaments. Similar overhead view of a Harrier:


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The ones that come with extras are almost always the smallest pieces in the kit that would be easy to lose and are negligible in weight. From gizmodo article of LEGO FAQs: Why did I always have pieces left over when I built my castle sets? Do they just do that to jack with kids? For two reasons: first, because some pieces are so small that they ...


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You need to find the rare/unique pieces, and that generally just comes from years of building different sets. You just know which pieces will be exclusive to a set or at least a limited number of sets. Then search that piece on bricklink and see what sets it appears in (hopefully only 1!). Get the inventory of that set online (bricklink, peeron, etc) and ...



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