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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 ...


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


You can go to this website of LEGO where they give you the parts you're missing. https://wwwsecure.us.lego.com/en-us/service/replacementparts?domainredir=service.lego.com


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


It could've been from the 2012 city mine set. It was used to build the crane.


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

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