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Why are the Lego boxes so unnecessary big? [duplicate]

I ask myself often when buying Lego why the boxes are so much bigger than the space that is needed for the contained content. It seems a waste in terms of material and logistics. I do store the boxes ...
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Is there any rhyme or reason to the sizing of LEGO boxes?

Recently, I have noticed that there appears to be no rhyme or reason to the sizing of any given LEGO set box. For example, in the picture below, you can see three sets that have a similar amount of ...
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How to ship a LEGO sculpture to a contest?

I am planning to participate in an art contest that allows paintings, sculptures, or video clips. I have a LEGO sculpture in mind that would fit the idea of the contest, but it would have to be ...
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When did LEGO stop using perforated plastic bags and switched to simple ones?

I'm talking about those sophisticated bags used to pack the contents of the sets in 90's. Here is an illustration of such bag: Could anyone tell when LEGO started to pack the majority of their sets ...
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THE LEGO® TECHNIC PORSCHE 911 GT3 RS [closed]

Super disappointed in this. Paid £250 for it and I have multiple parts missing, some bags don't even belong in my set! Lego were having a bad day when my pack got made.. Lego have told me to fill out ...
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Why are the plastic bag designs different? Bag 4 looks normal, but are the rest legitimate LEGO designs?

The LEGO pieces in the bags look legit, but wondered why the bags are different. The box appeared to have been opened when I received. Just want to make sure the bags are official LEGO before I try to ...
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How can I reuse LEGO part bags?

I go through so many of these annoying plastic bags. Unfortunately, not many places recycle them. Are there any ways they can be re-sealed?
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What does the 4 digit number embossed on my LEGO set represent?

I have a Limited Edition LEGO set which has an embossed 4-digit (2755) number on the bottom. I'm curious to know what it is because I don't remember seeing one before. It would also be nice to know ...
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Are the plastic bags inside the LEGO box recyclable?

Are the plastic bags inside the LEGO box recyclable? Also, why aren't the plastic bags inside the box not completely filled? If The LEGO Group didn't want it completely filled then why not decrease ...
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Tips on shipping large sets (super star destroyer, 2001 Discovery ship)

I have two large sets I'll need to sell when I move (SW super star destroyer, and 2001 discovery). They are both very long (5 feet?) and impractical to ship complete. Any tips for newbie in best way ...
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How can I preserve opened Lego packages?

For some reason I keep my old Lego boxes (since the 1980s), and my son's old Lego packages. Because they are quite large, they take up a lot of space in my house, even if they are put one into another....
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Why are LEGO sets put in such big boxes?

I am wondering why LEGO puts sets in big packages. All bricks are put in small plastic bags and from my experience the packaging could be at least half of what it is. There is so much told these days ...
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Why does LEGO state the number of parts on US boxes, but not in Europe?

I was reading Huw Millington's review of set 70700 Space Swarmer on brickset, in which he states: The box is almost square and this being from the USA, like all US boxes but unlike European ones, ...
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Which sets can be built in the bag (all the parts are in one bag)?

I've had the chance to participate in some "build in the bag" contests at some events. The idea is simple: each contestant gets a small set (usually provided by LEGO for the occasion), and everybody ...
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Why do LEGO boxes have a maximum age limit?

I am wondering why do LEGO boxes have a maximum age limit printed on them? My girlfriend has just gifted me LEGO Starfighter (8088) and it has an age range of 8-14. Why not just write 8+? Are there ...
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Is there a logic to the way The LEGO Group fills the plastic bags?

When opening a new box, most of the pieces are in closed plastic bags, and sometimes inside those plastic bags is another plastic bag for smaller pieces. I find the pieces, for the most part, rather ...