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Are there plans to release new trains for AFOL?

I just built the Maersk train, what an amazing model! I did a little research and found that it was released in 2011 and the Emerald Night was released in 2009. Given the two year gap it seems ...
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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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Facebook ads for cheap LEGO : legit or scam?

Today, I spotted an ad on my Facebook feed for the website "winnerattop" Someone commented on Facebook that this website is a mirror of "childtocoll". According to scamadvisor, both domains are only ...
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Are there any army-related LEGO toys?

I don't recall ever seen a LEGO tank, a LEGO minifigure figure or any army-related LEGO sets. I know that there are LEGO toys that imply some level of action/fighting, from police sets, knights, ...
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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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Why are there “unique” characters in many sets?

When I was young, about 30 years ago, I'd had no problem to have two policemen, two yellow astronauts or knights. Then I had some lack of Lego sets and didn't know what was happening on this field. ...
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What is the quality of LEGO replicas on Aliexpress?

Aliexpress sells a lot of LEGO replicas, has anyone here bought one? I am wanting to know how the quality compares to LEGO? Example products: https://www.aliexpress.com/wholesale?catId=0&...
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How do I know when current sets will retire?

As the title asks, how is the easiest way to find when current sets on the Lego website will be retired and no longer sold. For example, the 10197 Fire Brigade has been around since 2009, same as ...
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Has Lego discontinued presenting alternate configurations on the backs of modern boxes?

When I was younger, the backs of my Castle/Space Lego set boxes showed alternate model builds for the supplied pieces, configurations not detailed in the instruction manual. I appreciated these ...
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Why do some sets contain parts of an unrelated colour that are hidden on the final model?

With recent and current sets, I noticed that some contain parts of a totally different colour than the rest of the set. An example is 8200-1: Radiator Springs Lightning McQueen, which contains a blue ...
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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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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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Why did they cancel Mars Mission?

Does anybody know why LEGO canceled the Mars Mission line? It was so good and I almost had everything! I don't wanna buy off eBay because that can get expensive. I liked it a lot!
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How can the 12v Train 7823 Container Depot be used to load container ships as per Lego Catalogue

As I kid I was always confused by the description of the 7823 Container Depot in the Lego Catalogues: ..."The crane can be raised so container ships can be loaded." An example can be seen in this ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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I'm missing a few pieces in my XingBao set

I just finished the second floor of XingBao's 5052 piece Maritime Museum. And while I'm pretty impressed with the overall quality of the building, I thusfar am missing 4 parts. Is there a way I can ...
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What's the name of the set including this piece? Red Technic and system pincer?

This piece is a pair of claws/tweezers the I don't know the name of, it's part of the set and might help.
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What set is this LEGO pack from? Grey pieces with 10x10 octagonal plates in grey and green?

I need to know what set this LEGO pack is from as my friend gave me his packets but without the box and manual and said he lost it.
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What set do I have? 2 grey 6x6 circle plates, dark grey, dark red, and dark blue pieces

I found a bag of LEGO pieces without any instructions. I'm trying to find out what set I have.
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Which are the most expensive LEGO sets?

Which is the most expensive LEGO set at sale price? And which one is the most expensive ever sold, even considering old ones at auction?
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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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Why do Star Wars sets include the Disney logo/brand name while Marvel Super Heroes sets do not?

I have noticed that LEGO sets from the past few years of their Star Wars theme include a prominent, or at least noticeable, Disney logo, typically in one of the corners. For example, see this Imperial ...
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Is there a named scale for sets such as 75055 Imperial Star Destroyer or 75054 AT-AT

I am looking for the name of the scale that most Star Wars sets use, that isn't minifigure scale as it has been scaled down to an appropriate size but still has an interior for minifigures, such as ...
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Step 160 on Carousel 10257, white hinges not connecting?

I'm struggling with step 160 where I use white "hinge" connectors to connect the carousel platform sections. It seems to create too much pressure and the platform breaks apart. Grateful for any tips.
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What were the most and least popular LEGO themes?

I know that Lego has a history of both popular (Lego city) and non-popular (Jack Stone) themes. However, is there any hard data that back up popularity? What were/are the most popular Lego themes/...
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Lego identification help! Red torso, lightsaber handle, and grey pieces?

What does this build? Can anyone help me with the instructions link?
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70915 Two-Face Double Demolition excavator gun won't load

I just finished putting together Two-Face Double Demolition and I went to load the gun on the excavator but part #6097090 six shooter trigger is too tall for the bullets to be loaded. Any idea how I ...
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Technic Firetruck 8289 with different wheels?

I am a bit confused with the Technic firetruck set 8289. The photo on its box: clearly shows it has the wheels 56145c02: however, according to this photo from BrickLink it has 6595c01: In the ...
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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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Massive collection given to our charity

I work as a volunteer for Cancer Research U.K. We have been donated massive amounts of vintage Lego. Could you please advise how to sell.
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On what plane is 7292 Propellor Adventures based?

The set 7292, Propeller Adventures, features a twin engine airplane. It looks a bit like the de Havilland Mosquito, but not quite. On what plane, if any, is it based?
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On what plane is 6912 Super Soarer based?

The set 6912, Super Soarer, features a yellow jet plane. My first thoughts were towards the Harrier, but it has exhausts on the tail, which the Harrier doesn't have. On what plane, if any, is it ...
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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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Why there are “unnecessary” bricks in 60080 LEGO City Space Port?

I previously asked about bricks in invisible places. Now I have second question. There are some bricks that are hardly visible, and in no way contribute to strength of a model. For example lime brick ...
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Is the LEGO Space theme discontinued?

I really liked Space when I was a kid. And now is the time when my friends have kids old enough to play, and I'm old enough to admit I like to play. But I can't see any space sets except realistic ...
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Lego set for 17 year old

This might sound a little bit silly, but I'm 17 and I've never built a LEGO toy, so I was looking for a first one, to see what it's about. What sets would you recommend I should look at, that are ...
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How many sealed bags are there in the LEGO set 4504 Millennium Falcon?

I'm not sure if this is the correct site for this question. I'm new to LEGO and just acquired an older LEGO Star War Set 4504 Millennium Falcon. The box was open and the sealed bags are not numbered. ...
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Selling completed and assembled models?

I'm am looking to sell completed models but do not want to disassemble them. Can someone point me in right direction?