Questions tagged [sets]

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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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Why are there extra pieces in my set?

I bought an advent calendar, with a minifig or part of a scene behind each door. Each piece is sealed in a plastic bag and needs to be assembled. Almost every bag has an extra piece in it. Is this ...
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How to sort complete sets from box of unsorted LEGO

My son has thousands of pieces of LEGO, but he has them all dumped in a box. Is there any way to figure out what sets they went to if I don't remember the names of them?
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What is the largest Lego kit commercially available?

I believe the Imperial Star Destroyer is the biggest in terms of size, at 58.8 cm by 50.5 cm by 21 cm, and the Death Star in the number of pieces, at 3803. Are there any newer, bigger models?
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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 Lego market sets that were designed by fans?

My {son, daughter} read on a LEGO box that the set was designed by a LEGO fan. That is amazing! Is this common and how does my {son, daughter} get into that? What sets were designed by fans so far?
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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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Do LEGO part counts on boxes include spare parts, brick separators and instruction manuals?

I bought some LEGO sets recently and was wondering (for no reason), if the part numbers that are shown on the outside of LEGO boxes include (along with the number of parts needed to build the set): ...
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Why doesn't LEGO bring back old series as they were “in the day”

As many of you probably can tell, LEGO has been rehashing old series and giving them a new twist (eg. Rock Raiders -> Power Miners, or whatever its called). Why doesn't LEGO actually make some of ...
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Old sets, new bricks

Are there sellers out there that compile old discontinued Lego sets with new bricks? In other words they source new bricks and instructions to put together old discontinued sets. Thanks
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How are LEGO sets designed?

I've often wondered how it is that LEGO goes about creating new sets. I can easily imagine a person sitting in a room all day with unlimited pieces of every shape but with some of the complicated sets ...
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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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What was the first set produced by The LEGO Group?

What was the first Lego set produced, and when was it first released?
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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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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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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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Are there any great LEGO designers that are well-known?

I know that many designers work for LEGO but I was wondering if there was some 'Star Designers' that we should know by name. Of course, I would also like to know what they are famous for.
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What different series are or have there been designed primarly for girls?

My daughter loves to play with LEGO sets but she is really wants to play with pink or 'girl' LEGO. I have ordered a few of the new LEGO Friends sets but I was wondering what other LEGO themes' have ...
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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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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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Were there ever any smaller sets, marketed as being combined to create a large official set?

I recall a children's magazine running an article about how to take a few smaller sets to create a big space ship, but I am not sure if that was official. Did LEGO ever create some smaller sets, but ...
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Where are the cloth / fabric minifigure capes / cloaks in my set?

I purchased The Mines of Moria (Lego Lord of the Rings item 9473) directly from The Big Store in Legoland, Florida. When I opened it up at home, the capes / cloaks for Pippin and Boromir were missing....
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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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Are there LEGO sets designed for adults?

Other than the LEGO Architecture sets are there any other sets or series that were designed principally for an adult audience?
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Set missing all the Minifigures and a few other parts

When I got the Quinjet set, I dug through every bag but the manufacturers forgot a few pieces and my set didn't have any minifigures. How can I get the missing minifigures and the parts I'm missing?
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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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Where to find older sets (eg. Classic Space)?

Can people share their experiences on how they locate older sets? Have you had luck with flea markets, garage sales, thrift stores, etc.? Or is everything done through eBay and BrickLink? Any comments ...
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Is there any reason behind fancy bricks in invisible places?

In set 60080 there is a blue bick with pretty fancy shape. There are also hardly visible bricks in other places. Is there any reason? Why are these bricks used? Any official or semi-official ...
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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?