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BrickLink is an e-commerce site that allows registered users to buy/sell/auction parts, sets, and other LEGO related items.

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How do I keep track of my Bricklink orders?

I just noticed "This order will be purged from the BrickLink website on …" on the bottom of one of my Bricklink orders. How do I keep track of the inventory I bought on Bricklink after the ...
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Looking for a way to convert a 3D model I found online into an LDD model (or related software)

I was recently viewing bricklink.com's user gallery and I found a design that I would like to recreate. I know the exact pieces that I need for the design (about 5000), but there are no detailed ...
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Why are 2x4 bricks hard to get in certain colors?

I'm new to the Lego community, so apologies if this is a dumb question. I am trying to understand how best to get hold of 2x4 bricks in a variety of colors in the brown and green spectrum but am a bit ...
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How do I specify PAYMENTINSTRUCTIONS in BrickLink macros? [closed]

There's a line in the default invoice: Payment Instructions: <PAYMENTINSTRUCTIONS> That macro tag is not listed on the List of E-Mail Basic Macro Tags and on my invoices it seems to always be: ...
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Do I really need to sign into Stud.io?

I recently installed Stud.io 2.0 on my MacBook. Is it absolutely necessary to sign in, or is that just so that you can save to the cloud and build with friends?
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BrickLink: Sell items as whole set and/or individual parts

I want to sell some sets, minifigures, and multi-part parts (e.g. wheels that consist of tyre and rim)—further referred to as sets—that I'm willing to sell either as complete set or individual parts. ...
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Why does BrickLink append a -1 to so many set numbers?

I've been perusing BrickLink for a while, and I noticed that essentially all sets are listed with a "-1" after the LEGO set number. For example, Set 41164, Enchanted Treehouse is listed on ...
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Does TLG own BrickLink?

At the bottom of Bricklink.com appears the following statement: LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorize, or endorse this site. However, according to ...
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How to update item prices in a Bricklink store?

I have a BL store in which I have parted out a huge collection of LEGO sets. During the part out I set the item prices so that they match the average on BL. However, after a while, I noticed that due ...
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Red Palisade Brick?

Is there a red variant to the 2x1 palisade brick (30136)? I looked at bricklink but couldn't find anything. Known colors don't include red or any similar shades, but I feel as if I've seen the red ...
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Evolution of the LEGO part catalog over time

I have downloaded the Bricklink catalog four or five times in the past, but the interval was very irregular. I would like to look at the evolution of the LEGO part list over the years. However, I didn'...
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Connectivity graph for a digital model

I'm looking for a way to take a digital representation of a model (e.g. an LDD or LDraw file) and extract from it a representation of the model that describes which pieces are actually connected to ...
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What is the meaning of the available color lists in Bricklink searches?

Recent AFOL; figuring out Bricklink. I'm trying to understand the color lists that are retrieved by searches in Bricklink. Using Bricklink, I searched for part 3068a (2x2 tile without Groove), and ...
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Colors common to multiple parts?

New AFOL here, learning the ropes of BrickLink searches. Can't see how to do this, yet: For which specific colors are all of the following parts available? 2 x 2 Brick (Part# 3003). 1 x 2 Plate ...
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Differences in varieties of 2x2 tile ( 3068 3068a 3068b )?

New AFOL here. I am interested in the differences between the three flavors of 2x2 tile: 3068 Tile 2 x 2 (Undetermined Version) 3068a Tile 2 x 2 without Groove 3068b Tile 2 x 2 with Groove Could ...
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Any TV news pieces/stickers?

I'm looking for pieces to make a TV transmitting news. I looked on Bricklink "News" sets but only found 2 existed. Does anyone know of any set that contains a news anchor on TV piece or sticker?
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Looks like total number of parts and sum of them differs on bricklink

I've recently purchased the 42063 BMW R 1200 GS Adventure. It was assembled and looked complete. I took it apart and calculated total number of parts. It was around 550. Then on link above I've ...
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Buying specific part variant on BrickLink

I've ordered a lot of pieces (at least a lot for me) on BrickLink, among them a bunch of "3794b - Plate, Modified 1 x 2 with 1 Stud with Groove (Jumper)". Instead of that variant, I received "15573 - ...
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Is there a software which finds alternate models for owned sets?

I know for example the catalog of BrickLink and now I wonder if there is a software which can calculate from the inventory lists which other models one can build with an owned set? To more detail: If ...
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Cleaning Bricklink pieces bought as "new"

I'm just preparing my first Bricklink order and I've got a simple question - Is there a reason to clean pieces bought on Bricklink which were sold as "new"?
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What tools can I use to get better prices on a large list of parts on Bricklink?

I prepared a long list of parts (Wanted List) that I want to buy using Bricklink. It is clear that I won't be able to get all the parts I need from a single seller and have identified three Bricklink ...
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Is it possible to remove a parted out set from BrickLink inventory?

I have an inventory in BrickLink, in which I accidentally parted out (with the consolidation option) two sets instead of one. Is there a way to remove the pieces of the second set somehow without ...
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Is there a way to move items from quote back to basket?

I requested a quote on a set of parts. Got it, it was too expensive in terms of shipping, but it turns out I had only 18g of parts, when shipping would cover up to 100g. Is there a way to move parts ...
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Where do I find thousands of blue & yellow bricks for an art project?

I'm an artist and I've started a project where I need around 4000 blue and yellow bricks, specifically bricks and plates that are 2x or 1x any length, but the longer the better. Any suggestions on ...
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Why am I required to buy something on BrickLink before I am allowed to sell?

Why does BrickLink require you to purchase something before you are able to sell? I already have too many Lego bricks and I'm trying to get rid of a lot of them, so I'm not trying to buy more. I'm ...
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How do I see which stores have all the parts I want on Bricklink?

If there are four different parts I am wanting on Bricklink, is there an easy way to see if one shop has all four? I would want to get it from one shop to reduce shipping. I know I could do it the ...
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Good manufacturer/market for clear (transparent) bricks and plates in bulk?

I never realized how rare clear bricks are! I'm looking for an efficient way to buy clear 2x4 (e.g. 3001) bricks in bulk. On BO, BL, and Peeron there are very small lots and prices close to $1 and ...
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What are these 1x2 clip and bar pieces?

I am not sure what this piece is and I need to know what it's called so I can find it on BrickLink.
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Buyer security on BrickLink

I'm interested in buying LEGO bricks from BrickLink; the inventory is impressive, prices are good, and it is recommended by many LEGO builders. Since you buy from unknown sellers abroad, I want to ...
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Exist some piece official or unofficial of Lego with the names of the minifigures?

I'm looking for a brick like this: Or similar with the name of the minifigures from the saga star wars, i want it for my minifigures collection. Exist some like this or an unofficial option?
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How can I find brick part number from a picture?

I found some books I like, but the book only give pictures of the parts. For example, this one How can I know the part number (for example in bricklink) from the picture?
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Doubt about minifigures of LEGO Star Wars on BrickLink not having accessories like weapons

another user recommend to me in another post this page to buy miniatures for my growing collection of minifigures of LEGO Star Wars. My question regarding the page is simple, there is a large ...
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What is the name of the piece that is often used to switch gears?

I have been trying to find this part on BrickLink and have searched every Technic category. I have come up empty. Could someone provide the name of this part so that I can find it on BrickLink?
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How easy is it to sell on BrickLink as a non-dealer?

I have been looking at a few of my old LEGO sets on BrickLink and they seem to sell for a lot ($500-$1000) - the information also suggests they actually are being sold periodically. However, I've ...
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Extract Bricklink or Brickowl parts list from LDD (on OS X)

I've got some models .lxf and I'd like to order the parts. Is there a way to extract that information from LDD on OS X? All the solutions I have seen so far go via a Windows application.
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Where can I find a 2x2 hinge on Bricklink?

In this picture "The neglect of duty" by Je hyung Lee, he uses four 2x2 hinges in the roof section I can't find on Bricklink. Does anybody have an idea what set this comes out and possibly a ...
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Is there a step-by-step guide to extracting a parts list from LDD to bricklink?

I'd like to build a model I have in LDD, but i don't know how to get my parts list (I exported BOM) into bricklink. I know there is rebrickable, but I don't see an option to import either .lxf or ....
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How good are used lego bricks on bricklink?

In my life I've only ever used new Lego bricks; however, I'm now interested in purchasing large quantities of bricks and Bricklink's used section has significantly cheaper prices. I know that the ...
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Transfer BrickOwl wishlists to BrickLink

Is there an easy/automated way to transfer BrickOwl wish lists to BrickLink? I have wishlists on BO for each incomplete set I own and would like to move them over to see if BL can complete them ...
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Purchase a list of LEGO parts

If I have a list of LEGO parts (exported from LEGO Digital Designer or Bricksmith) is there an easy way to purchase all of the parts either on LEGO's Pick a Brick or on Bricklink? I know that I can ...
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How to Download my orders from Bricklink

I know you can log in to Bricklink and download my orders as Excel or many other formats, but I am trying to do it programmatically. Does any one know how to do this though Powershell perhaps?
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Can I share/download a wishlist on Bricklink?

I have a whole set in a wishlist in BrickLink and I would like to share it with some friends. Can I either: Share the list via BrickLink so they can use it directly. Download it in XML so they can ...
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What does 191767 mean in "Paper, Cardboard for Set 4336 #1, Scala Cat (191767)"

In BL http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=4336cdb01 This cardboard's name is "Paper, Cardboard for Set 4336 #1, Scala Cat (191767)" What does "(191767)" mean here in the description?
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How to upload an XML file to wishlist in bricklink

I am trying to upload an XML file with my brick wishlist to BrickLink. However, even if I follow the instructions on the webpage, it never seems to find the product in the catalogue. If I manually ...
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Buy an specific set of bricks [duplicate]

I have a specific list of bricks for building a LEGO set that I found online, with approximately 300 pieces and around 70 different blocks. I have seen that one of the best ways for buying LEGOs ...
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Any good alternatives to BrickLink?

I'm trying to find certain bricks online, and of course, came across BrickLink. But it's so darn hard to use it; search is absolutely useless, and I can't figure out how to use the catalog for the ...
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Easy way to get the weight of a Bricklink order

Is there an easy way to estimate, to the nearest 100 g (or so) the weight of a shopping cart in Bricklink so that I can estimate the shipping charge (sellers may quote ranges such as "250 - 500 g: $X, ...
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How can I minimize the number of merchants for given set of requested bricks?

This question should be answered in Bricklink FAQ, but I didn't find answer there. I'm a casual Lego hobbyist, I have a few sets with random pieces missing, about two dozens of them. Some are truly ...
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