Is there any place where scans or PDFs of instruction booklets can be downloaded?
These sites are absolutely marvellous:
- Let's Build It Again - this has user submissions too
- BrickFactory - if you can't find it on here, then it can't exist
- WorldBricks - looks to be another cracking resource
(Having just spent some time looking through these, I just don't know why I hadn't tried looking for this stuff before.)
If you have an Android device, the app Lego Scans is also very convenient.
Ever lost a LEGO® scan or you maybe want to take a trip down memory lane? This app enables you to browse through 4000 LEGO® scans by box number or by theme. You can choose to save the scan image files to your SD card for offline viewing! This also enables you to view the scan in your favorite image app!
Peeron also has a bunch of instructions for sets over 5 years old. In addition, it has a parts breakdown of most sets Lego has produced.
Lego.com. Just hope you have the box or some information. Lego.com Support- Set Instructions
Besides being a great LEGO community website, Brickset has even different versions of almost every set imaginable.