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Instruction Manuals - use them once to build a model, or store them for future reference? Perhaps you want to create your own? However we can't really field individual manual requests

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Am I building the Grand Piano correctly? [duplicate]

I am in this step of 21323 Grand Piano. Unless I lift the gray bar above, it prevents the axle from rotating counter-clockwise. I have to lift it for the axle to rotate. Will there be a step later on ...
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Building set 9396 Rescue Helicopter

I found an old box with set 9396 “Rescue Helicopter”. I have one problem: If I build the two double wheels at the back according to the instructions, they seem stuck and the wheels cannot be lowered. ...
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What does a white icon of a brick with a plus sign mean in the instruction booklet?

I'm putting together the LEGO Orchid from the botanicals collection. On page 26 of the instruction booklet, step 34 has a strange icon: a white 2x2 brick with a "+" (plus) symbol. There are ...
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No instructions for sealed Lego bags [duplicate]

I have 4 sealed bags of lego with no instructions. Each bag has a QR code which provides a number (one is 6172062) but nothing comes up online. Please see photo below of bags. Any help would be ...
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Where can I find the assembly instructions of the chinese Ferrari Daytona gold/black variant?

I bought on Aliexpress a Ferrari Daytona, 1:1 compatible with the original LEGO set, but it's the black/gold variant. I didn't receive the book, as expected, but I was unaware that the set has no PDF ...
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Has anyone had problems fitting the stalactites and stalagmites in the 76252 Lego Batcave?

I have got to stage 403 and, whilst I have had problems fitting the pieces together previously, at this stage I simply cannot get the stalactites or stalagmites to fit into the studs - they seem to ...
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Should the LEGO Batcave step 264 use 1x1 Technic bricks?

I've been building the Batcave – Shadow Box (76252): I have gotten to step 264 and it seems odd to me that the single back bricks have a hole in them as they seem to go in sideways in the picture ...
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Looking for instructions to a set with many different sized round cogwheels

This bag came in a large box but the bags didn’t have identifiers ie: 1,2,3 and we lost the instructions. Two small bags came inside the larger bag.
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Correct axle rotation of partially built LEGO Cat D11 Bulldozer (42131)?

Page 173, Step 205, of LEGO Cat D11 Bulldozer (42131) instructions has a step to attach two sub-assemblies. What is the correct rotation of these two axles? Is it correct if they rotate in opposite ...
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Lego Creator - Ford Mustang 10265

I open the box I purchased - the box had been opened prior - no instruction manual nor stickers - not a big deal, but how do I know how many bags I'm supposed to have in the box. I watched video and ...
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Instructions for these two LEGO bags?

Looking for some help. Christmas morning was a blur, and we ended up with two LEGO bags with no matching instructions. Can you all help identify the contents and correlating instructions?
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What was the purpose of the triangular corner marking and the "points" in Lego instructions starting around 1992?

Around 1992 (possibly, coinciding with the switch from Legoland to Lego System labeling on boxes?), Lego instructions started featuring a triangular marking in the corner of a page. On one side, that ...
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Alternative source for instructions of LEGO set 7784 Batmobile?

The PDF instructions provided on the LEGO website are of very low quality. With all the black pieces, no contours can be identified. I bought a used 7784 without original instructions and with some ...
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What do the Blue Lines in Lego 42145 (Airbus H175) step 34 mean

In Step 34 there are three dotted blue lines shown on the assembled piece. I have thoroughly examined the build so far and am pretty certain it is right but I cannot figure out what the dotted blue ...
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Upload 2 old Lego books [closed]

I've scanned 2 old Lego books of images & some instructions and can now see them better on PC. Made all animals on page 9 (in photo) apart from 1 small dog, using Lego I've had for years. Bought ...
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What are the small numbers on old LEGO instruction booklet covers for?

Along with the set number, my old LEGO instruction booklets have a larger number in a smaller font on them as well. What do these numbers represent? What are they for? Unit/serial number? This booklet ...
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Identify this set: bags with grey, blue and red

I am in need of identifying instructions for numbered Lego bags that were handed down from a friend, so my son can start building. They are identified as 4, 5 and 6. I’ve read that the numbers on the ...
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When did LEGO start adding a progress-bar to build instructions?

Set #40549 has a stud moving along a progress bar at the bottom of each pair of pages, as you move through the instructions. The stud moves left to right. I've never seen this in any other ...
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Extra wing pieces (21+22) in Ferrari Daytona 42143. Did I miss a step or did Lego get it wrong?

The Ferrari Daytona SP3 (42143) is supposed to have 10x 6319983 (small wing #22) and 11x 6316923 (small wing #21), both in black. It says so on the part-list and they are in the box. However I have 1 ...
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I would like to check on a step in the BMW M 1000 RR build

A bit of a silly question here really but I am assuming the three decals in step 523 are simply three different options you can choose from for that piece ?
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Identifying blue dragster?

I have bought this model as is without building instructions. So I don't know if this is an original model or a fantasy car. I'm interested whether this is a original LEGO model, which one it is and ...
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Lego rough terrain 42082, page 57 book 1 - how does it connect internally

Is the dole meant to connect to another cog inside so all the gears rotate the big round cog on top (Image from brickinstructions.com)
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Piece in Lego 21327 Typewriter Step 26 can’t be flush as depicted in the illustration

When sliding part #6327028 down the left three rods as depicted in step 26, that piece becomes snug with the gray spacer piece from Step 25, but there’s a gap on the two left rods. The 1x5 black ...
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LEGO Bugatti Issues

This is my first post and my first LEGO set. I recently built LEGO Bugatti Chiron with all the features working. I am however having an issue with the rear axle/wheels. The rear brake calipers fall ...
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Question about Batmobile 76139 build

What's the purpose of the hinge plates in Step 133? I ask because it got in the way when installing the side sections in Steps 222 and 231. I simply pushed it out of the way and everything was OK. ...
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List of sets with large spiral-bound instructions?

I am looking for instructions similar to those of the 75192 Millennium Falcon, i.e. large-format ring binder instructions. Is there a list of sets that have these? Or a database from which this ...
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Grand piano page 269 of instructions - are the gears suppose to stop after a quarter turn or keep going when reversing directions

The directions show the gears are suppose to move counter clockwise. When I follow the directions on page 268-269, and push the reverse button on the Lego power-up app for the Grand Piano, the gears ...
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Lego Wedo 2.0 projects

I am new to Lego. Got an ESM for my son when the pandemic started. Now we got a Wedo 2.0. Please suggest me any good set of project instructions or book which will help him to learn.
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Where can I find details/instructions for this keychain?

Hi, I’ve been trying to find info on this Kai DX LED keychain from 2011, but have been unable to do so. Are there any pages where I can find information/details on this keychain and possibly the ...
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Seeking instructions to finish partially assembled custom Lego satellite (Orbital Science Corporation)

This week I found a partially assembled Lego satellite and I wanted to build it but I can't find the instructions to finish it. The satellite I'm 90% sure is a scale model from a satellite launched by ...
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Where can I get parts lists from sets by numbered bag?

I have a hodge podge of LEGO pieces that I am trying to organize into sets. I have most of the boxes so it hasn’t been too difficult, just time consuming. Anyway, I’m currently working on set 75093. ...
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How to generate Duplo instructions?

I am aware of how to create a Lego model and generate instructions using LDD and Stud.io However, I am having trouble figuring out how to do this for Duplo. How does one do this? EDIT: @alex yes I ...
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Looking for instructions to Mega Bloks “Blok Bots” 9356 set

I need instructions for Mega Bloks "Blok Bots" set 9356. Can't find it on https://support.megabrands.com/en-us/instructions
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Looking for instructions for Nanoblock Synthesizer (NBC_038)

I was given a Nanoblock Synthesizer (NBC_038) at Christmas last year and frankly am feeling really guilty for not having built it and put it on the piano yet. Sadly, I've lost the instructions. I've ...
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Lego Education 9594 instructions for models

Recently at work, I found boxes of the Lego Education Green City Challenge 9594, but there are no instructions to build the models for each challenge. I was able to go online and find the instructions ...
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Is this an error in the updated Harry Potter Diagon Alley build/instructions?

In the book 1 directions for the 2020 Diagon Alley set (see pp. 43ff), I've run into the following issue: In building the back of Ollivander's shop, we seem to be building some type of shelving unit: ...
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What did Lego set instruction manuals look like in the past?

Earliest date mentioned in this link is September 2008. Now knowing the age of Lego makes me want to know: what did Lego set instruction manuals used to look like? Because I am a millennial, that &...
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How can I complete the build of this Lunar lander from the Space and Airport Set (9335)?

We recently got Space and Airport Set by LEGO® Education (9335) for our four-year-old who loves space and really loves his Duplo. He's been enjoying putting together the different parts of the kit but ...
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Toa Terrain Crawler alternate build instructions

I was building the LEGO Bionicle Toa Terrain Crawler, (8927), when I saw at the back of the instructions a photo of an alternate helicopter-type build. Where can I find the instructions on how to ...
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Why do gray axles appear black and black axles appear white and black in this manual?

I've been looking through the parts of an old manual I have and I noticed the odd-length gray axles appear black and the even-length black axles appear white and black. Is this just an artifact of ...
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Lego technic 42082 4 wheel steering issue

I have just completed the build and everything appears to work as it should except the 4 wheel steering. When you turn the small wheel on the rear of the crane only the rear wheels steer. The front ...
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Pirates of Barracuda Bay 21322 — are there instructions to build it as a seaworthy ship directly?

Are there official or unofficial instructions to build the ship directly, skipping the island stage? I figured that maybe, just maybe some fans prepared them. The reason is that while it is great for ...
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Lego Mindstorms NXT 2.0 brick is not working

Recently, I tried to get my old NXT 2.0 brick fixed. Everything seemed to point to the clicking brick problem, but it turns out not to be the only thing, the brick was also getting hot. After ...
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How were these building instructions from the 1970s produced?

Have a look at page 7 of the instructions for set 367, produced in the year 1975 (source: Peeron.com): How were these instructions produced? Were they hand-drawn or computer-generated? If the latter, ...
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Missing instructions

I have the set 6983 Ice Station Odyssey from when my husband was a kid. Anyone have instructions for it? They seem to have been misplaced. I couldn’t find any online anywhere so I thought I would ...
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Where to use the dark gray 1x4 flat pieces in Lego Hidden Side Ghost Train Express 70424

I got two out of three pieces left of these after finished the building and I am now asking where they are supposed to be? The instructions can be viewed here if anyone cares to help and search. ...
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Front driveshafts on landrover defender don't stay in place

The front driveshafts on my Land Rover Defender keep falling out, then the cogs fall out of the front differential. I have done them three times as per the manual, but every time I get the same result....
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Bugatti Chiron - loose connection to wheels

I’m currently building this set and I notice that the connection to the front wheels often falls out. This is the small red line between the wheel and ball joint. It depends on the angle. It is ...
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What is the maximum size of Lego instruction booklets?

I am preparing a shelf and, given that LEGO instruction booklets these days are often more like actual little books than the small booklets we had as children, a section of that shelf will be reserved ...
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Help! What set is this?

I have a lego bag only. I am trying to figure out what set the bag goes to. It's bag number 3 and has pieces that look like they go to a green vehicle of some sort. Possibly a truck?
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