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I love the beach, biking, martial arts, rock climping, camping, travel, playing, and anything else that's fun. And I occasionally work too when I run out of money to play with...(c:

My all-time favorite LEGO themes are castle, anchient history and fantasy. I also love the now retired DUPLO Castle line.

I'm a purist in general, however for my minifigs I also use custom pieces from amazing customizers like Brickforge, BrickArms, Little Armory, Arealight, BrickTW, etc. Life is short, customize it!..(c;

I also run a LEGO-related blog, http://TheBrickBlogger.com/ where I share pictures, tutorials, news, and all things I learn and discover about the LEGO hobby. Updated frequently, so come by for a visit!...(c:


Jul
4
comment Is there a way to buy LEGO houses without minifigs?
Please note that LEGO Answers is not affiliated with The LEGO Group. I have edited the question to reflect that.
Jul
3
comment Where to order custom mini-figs in Europe
In regard to your second question, there are many-many stores in Europe. On this page you can see all of them categorized by country: bricklink.com/browse.asp
Jul
3
comment Where to order custom mini-figs in Europe
To answer your first question, my preferred method of searching on BrickLink is to use Catalog Items, instead of Items for Sale search. For example in the case of Amidala, I would type Amidala in the search box at the top of the BrickLink front page, but switch the drop-down menu next to it from Items for Sale to Catalog Items. The search will give me the results. Then I click on the one I want (in this case the Amidala Minifigure). Under the item details there will be a link to the rigth titled Price Guide info. If you click on that, you will get the sceen you were looking for.
Jul
2
comment Tips on shipping large sets (super star destroyer, 2001 Discovery ship)
Yes, that is a good idea. Buyers like to see a neatly arranged set of parts in zip-lock baggies. It indicates that you have taken good care of the set and will likely get a higher sale-price too. Good luck with the sale! :)
Jul
1
comment Minifigures creator?
What do you mean hard to see pieces? If you explain your question better I could probably help.
Jun
24
comment Pick A Brick delivery times
Yes, around the holidays pretty much all orders get delayed.
Jun
21
comment Duplo Activity table to Lego System Table
Marisabel, that sounds like a plan! You can get some quite large DUPLO plates on BrickLink so you don't have to work with a lot of smaller ones (4x8, 6x12, 8x8 and 8x16). It is just something to consider investing in in the future. You can find them here: bricklink.com/…
Jun
15
comment Best online community for Lego Builders?
Okay, I just checked again and this is really weird; there are pictures where I can directly comment on the photo, and there are some where I can't. So I think this is controlled by the person who uploads the photo. I haven't uploaded anything for a while, so I'm not sure, but the point is there are definitely photos I can comment on. And not just old ones, but newly uploaded ones as well.
Jun
14
comment Personal part collection on the web (Bricklink or alternative)
@PSIXO - As I'm already registered I can't go back to the registration screen, but BrickLink doesn't take any of your financial information. BrickLink is operated completely separately from PayPal or other payment methods. It is up to you, as a seller, to choose your payment options later, and even then you will have to send out invoices manually, or instruct the buyer how to pay through their chosen payment method. So the point is you don't need to give BrickLink any sensitive information.
Jun
14
comment Best online community for Lego Builders?
@Gabe - That's funny. I guess they rolled out (or more accurately; taken away) that feature greadually, because I was still able to use commenting just fine when I first responded to your question. But I just checked again and now I can't...)c:
Jun
14
comment Where do bulk lego sellers on ebay get their bricks
@Farhan - It isn't necessarily true that people who own LEGO know how much it is worth. Maybe they do, maybe they don't. Just depends on who they are and how they aquired it. Also, just like with everything else, it is not always about the money. Some people just want to clean house and get rid of stuff and they don't have the time to research what they have or sell it in the most ideal way. They are happy if you help them get rid of it all. I was reading a post on reddit about someone finding an almost new LEGO set in the dumpster!
Jun
14
comment Any good alternatives to BrickLink?
@Rocketmagnet - you can search the BrickLink Catalog by part type. Like for example you are building something and you run out of 2x4 red tiles. You go to BrickLink, you go to the Catalog section, look up Tiles, and it will be right there. From then you just pick the color you want and you are ready to order. :)
Apr
30
comment Best online community for Lego Builders?
You can still comment right on the photos just fine. Just put your mouse over the picture and a little box will open up, drag it wherever you want it, and you can add your note. It works the same way as before. ;)
Apr
26
comment Any good alternatives to BrickLink?
Good point. I can appreciate that. In my experience BL was easy to use from the beginning; I could find and buy the parts I wanted. However the site is quite robust and there are ways to take advantage of advanced functions. There are whole books written about how to use eBay, so BL is no different in this regard. The video and the guide are just ways to shorten the learning curve for new users.
Jun
20
comment Damage Boiling LEGO Bricks
You are very welcome! Glad I could help...(c:
May
23
comment Which LEGO boxes are compatible?
I see what you mean. Yeah, if the tubs were produced around the same time (you can check the date of production at Bricklink), you can safely assume they are compatible with the tubs that look similar in size and shape. If you still have doubts, I would suggest contacting the seller(s) who have them listed and ask them to make sure the tubs can nest together nicely. I don't know any other way to check. I have never seen a comprehensive list like that. Maybe it's time to make one. ;)
Apr
21
comment Colouring bricks with the sun
Gnubie, I have never tried re-dying an already dyed LEGO element - unless you count adding a second coat - which works fine. I don't see why it couldn't be done, but I suspect at some point there is going to be some build-up.