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Alternative Colour for Halberds in Lava RoboRider 8510

I recently bought a second-hand lot of RoboRiders, and noticed Lava included two halberds in dark gray instead of black, as listed in the BrickLink inventory. Did this set ever include dark gray ...
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Keeping LEGO near heat source

I keep some of my opened built LEGO sets in the top of my book shelf, around two feet away is a fire place that is turned on during the winter time. Will keeping my LEGO sets here damage them in any ...
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Seeking inventory of Mega Bloks set 9815

I have Mega Bloks set 9815. My children have lost the booklet that came with this set. I am looking for either in PDF or in Jpeg images a copy of the booklet. I hope to restore this set replacing ...
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How does the LEGO Typewriter mechanism fit?

My wife is building the LEGO Typewriter set (21327). When she installs the gearbox mechanism at step 210, the whole thing jams when pressing the keys. I am trying to help her and have "unbuilt&...
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Motorized Excavator (8043) set alternatives

I'm on the search for a motorised excavator set and have the 8043 in mind. It is now retired and no longer available. Are there any alternative currently available sets? I have looked at a few options ...
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Is there any way of knowing how many bags came with a set?

I have just acquired 9474 Battle of Helm's deep and have some others where the box is open and I don't know if all the bags are in there. For example this set it looks like bag one has been opened, ...
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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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Can I sell pre-built LEGO sets?

So I was interested if it would be legal to sell LEGO sets that were built by me. Most likely on some sort of website whether it be my own or one like eBay or craigslist. Specifically: Could I make a ...
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Which current wave (2018 onwards) Harry Potter set should I buy to make 12 Grimmauld Place?

I would really want LEGO to make an official model of 12 Grimmauld Place, the magical house in London used by the Order of the Phoenix. As this building is rather dim and uninteresting from the ...
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Which 2018-2020 sets are good for roof parts?

What 2018-2020 sets are best for roof parts, such as corner slopes, 2x2 slopes, 2x4 slopes, etc.?
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Comparing LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 Core Set with LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Toy Robot Building Kit - 31313

LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 Core Set is described briefly here EV3 Core Set LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Toy Robot Building Kit - 31313 is described here Robot Building Set As an adult who wants to ...
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Does the Mario Starter Course require a smart device?

I've seen that the Mario Starter Course (71360) requires a smart device to play: I'm trying to limit the amount of screen time that my child consumes, and I'm wondering exactly how required the smart ...
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Selling sets on eBay - should I buy missing bricks and figures to complete a set?

I am preparing to sell my daughter's LEGO sets on eBay - Elves and Star Wars. We have completed the mammoth task of finding the pieces we have from each set, but some sets have missing pieces and ...
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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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Pirates of Barracuda Bay 21322 - Is there a way to get the ship pirating-worthy?

From what I have read, when you convert the island to a seaworthy ship, you are still left with the inn part, and no cannons on the ship. All the portholes are gone or converted to windows. Is there ...
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Lego filling boxes with random lego to meet law requirements

In some countries, there is a law that toy boxes need to filled with at least a fixed percentage of the total volume of the box. I know Lego addresses this by adding random Lego. At least, I've been ...
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What are these pieces for?

I got these pieces from set 76119 "Batmobile Pursuit of Joker", but the instructions don't specify what the pieces are for. What is their purpose?
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Can anyone identify this Lego set please?

I have these parts mixed in with other Lego Bricks, but no instructions. I would like to be able to download the instructions, but I don’t know the set number. Any help to identify the set is greatly ...
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Does each LEGO set include a unique piece?

If I had 100 lego sets would I be able to fully build a lego set that I didn't have? Or would it always be impossible due to each set having at least one unique piece? To further clarify, let's say I ...
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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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Realistic Lego car sets containing gearboxes and engines?

Lego Technic 853/956 Auto Chassis contains a car chassis, complete with a transmission gearbox. Other sets like Lego Technic 858/8858 Auto Engines contain parts to build working models of real-life ...
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Unsure what set this is

I have a LEGO set without box or instructions. Some information about it is that it has a brick that’s kind of odd. It’s clear but at the bottom it isn’t and it has some type of metal in it the bag ...
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Are there two versions of the set 6205?

I own the LEGO set 6205 and I noticed from another picture on Brickowl and Bricklink the wing design is different. Is there an alternate version or did someone who had the set mix up the pieces and ...
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Can anyone tell me which set this LEGO plane is from?

Im looking through my old LEGO sets and discovered this plane and I have no idea which set its from or the details. Could anyone help me out please?
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What is the total number of sets that LEGO has released?

I am wondering how many LEGO sets that LEGO has released in total in their 85+ years of business. To clarify I am only looking for sets that use plastic blocks like the ones we have today, not the ...
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LEGO Technic #42082 - Rough Terrain Crane: Loose Feet

LEGO Technic crane set #42082. Putting the feet on now, are they supposed to click in somehow? Also, my feet don’t seem to touch the ground. I’m worried I messed up somewhere a long time ago. Help ...
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Will the Duplo train track extension set 10872 work with Duplo train set 2700?

I am thinking about buying the Duplo train expansion set 10872 Train Bridge and Tracks for my niece, but her primary Duplo train set is actually a vintage 1983 2700 Freight Train set from her father's ...
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How to check completeness of a bought set?

Trying to solve problem for which I asked help in Looks like total number of parts and sum of them differs on bricklink I understood I did not have the skills to check contents of a set. I did Web ...
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All-purpose Technic set?

For LEGO Classic there are plenty of "build anything" kinds of sets, but is there something like that for Technic? Ideally, I'm imagining a box of the most useful 1000 or so Technic pieces, so that ...
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Instructions for the LEGO Star Wars Holiday X-Wing (4002019)?

The 2019 LEGO Employee Gift 4002019 is a holiday-style Star Wars X-Wing Fighter which is a pretty similar build to the current LEGO Star Wars X-Wing Fighter. Are the instructions for this set ...
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Does the LEGO Star Wars Holiday X-Wing (4002019) contain any unique pieces?

The 2019 LEGO Employee Gift 4002019 is a holiday-style Star Wars X-Wing Fighter. From what I can tell, this set is based on the current LEGO Star Wars X-Wing Fighter, with some different colored ...
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What was the first Christmas themed Lego set?

For as long as I can remember Lego has been making Special Christmas themed sets every year. Advent calendars, Winter village sets, Christmas trains, and on and on. What was the first Christmas themed ...
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What was or is the longest running Lego set?

What is the longest running Lego set, retired or still in production? I remember seeing set 7239 Fire Truck in the Lego catalog for years. That fire truck out lived three fire stations (7240, 7945, ...
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What Lego set has the most unique colours?

What Lego set, past or current has had the most unique colours (colors) regardless of piece count? I've found bricklink's color list but I have not found any way to filter sets biased on most colors....
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What LEGO set has the smallest box?

Similar to What Lego set has the biggest box? but probably more-challenging to answer, what LEGO set has the smallest box (either square or cubic dimensions work)? I'm talking actual sets with an ...
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What LEGO set has the biggest box?

I know the 2017 LEGO Star Wars Millennium Falcon is the biggest set in terms of piece count, but what is the biggest box a regular set ever came in? By regular set I mean produced for the mass ...
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Issues with my LEGO Land Rover Defender - Low rear

Just built the 42110 LEGO Land Rover Defender and found the rear of the car sitting very low on its base and the rear wheels almost touching the wheel arches. This is very low compared to the front ...
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MouldKing set 13132 - Original design, alternate build or cloned MOC?

It seems that Chinese clone brand Mould King will be producing a new set that looks a bit like LEGO's Disney Castle set (71040). It has two times as many parts, however, and unlike LEGO's Disney ...
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Missed "How to train your dragon" series? [closed]

Does anybody know, why Lego didn't release sets based on "How to train your Dragon" movies?
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Trouble with 42110 Land Rover Defender transmission

I just got the 42110 Land Rover Defender and assembled bags 1 and 2. I tested everything before joining the front axle and rear axle, and the friction was quite low, not nearly high enough to get ...
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Extra pieces in a lot, not sure what to do with them

All right so I bought a couple Lego sets of the garage sale all the pieces are there but there's so many extra pieces and they're not just random The pieces that go to these sets is there anyway that ...
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Lego Classics alternative

I've been looking at buying one of the classics sets for my young kids. My desire was to have a large collection of bricks that they could build houses/cities/etc with. I thought that the Classics ...
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What does the +/- dial in the Lego Defender model do?

Lego today released a video showcasing the new 42110 Land Rover Defender model. The video captions mention that it has “Lego Technic’s most sophisticated gearbox to date”, and we see 3 seemingly ...
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Determining the age and value of old NIB Lego sets

I have several old Lego sets, new in box. Maybe 20 years old or more. How to determine the age and value of these old Lego sets?
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What is the rarest LEGO set ever produced?

Is there a general consensus on what the "rarest" LEGO set of all time is? And if so, then what is it? To clarify, of the sets that at some point were for sale to the general public, which one is the ...
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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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What happened to "LEGO Service"?

In the 1990s, besides the main sets, there were some supplementary sets that were basically just parts collections. At least in Germany, these were offered under the name "LEGO Service", and listed in ...
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What is the Airport Shuttle logo meant to symbolize?

The Airport Shuttle set features what is apparently supposed to be a logo of the Airport Shuttle monorail system, both on the train itself and prominently on top of the city stop (and possibly in more ...
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How much to support a big model?

Exactly, how many LEGO blocks would somebody need to support a model that weighs 30 pounds?
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Who produces these sets of Venetian gondolas, and is there more of it?

While staying in Venice, Italy, I came across a shopping window with what looked like a LEGO set of a gondola - except that the familiar white letters in the red top left square said "IDEA" rather ...
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