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The practice of exchanging goods for money or for trade.

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Why does this "useless machine" use out of production parts?

I found this new video. It uses out-of-production parts like the transmission parts. So when I tried to buy these elements in new Technic sets, I didn't find some of them. Any suggestions please?
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How do I build this robot car?

I want to start using more LEGO Technic, but I'm not sure what the best way is to buy the parts without breaking the bank. I'd really like to make a robot like the ones shown in this video. Making ...
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How can find which Duplo sets, featuring car base, are currently sold in France?

My son have been playing a lot with my old LEGO at his grandma's, and I would like to buy him some to play at home. I have tried to figure this out on my own, but I am stuck :( I have read inside the ...
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Which websites can be used to trade minifigures?

Are there any reliable websites that do minifigure trading? I had a look around but couldn’t find much at all.
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Sell bulk by colour or by part or by both

I have 100’s of pounds of semi sorted Lego, mostly by colour. Would it be beneficial to sort by colour and part to sell in bulk? Or sell a bulk lot of one colour but various bricks?
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Simplest/cheapest way to build a tensegrity model?

My daughter saw some beautiful and interesting tensegrity (tensional integrity) LEGO models on the Internet: and she would like to get one for her birthday. We've got a few Harry Potter LEGO sets at ...
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How should I go about buying 10-20 generic minifigs?

Not a collector, just looking to fill out a few things with sort of generic minifigures. I don't care a ton about what they look like, or even if they're all unique. Just looking for a good variety of ...
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Most cost efficient length for pneumatic hoses?

As the title says, I would like to know what the most cost efficient length of pneumatic hose (including 99021s) is, assuming the average length of each piece is 12cm (4.7") and I can cut large ...
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Just saw these 1990s sets in a local shop. Would any of these be a good investment? [closed]

Just saw these 1990s sets in a local shop. Would any of these be a good investment?
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How do you sell Lego on Brickowl?

I was trying to start a store on Brickowl, but I noticed that, unlike Bricklink, it did not contain a sell button that was in plain sight. I searched around for it, but could not find it. If somebody ...
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Is it a stupid idea to buy every brick in an end of sale set?

There's a set I want that is currently available on eBay for around 8-10 x its original price. I was wondering if I could just buy every piece needed and if you guys thought that made any sense ...
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MOCs: A question about using LEGO trademark

I recently made a MOC using LEGO bricks that I would like to sell. I know that, since this is my own construction I have the rights to do that, but my question is about the LEGO trademark. I want to ...
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LEGO selling price

I have a friend who is ready to buy my LEGO, but I still need to set a price. I have about 4kg (8.8lbs) of complete sets (2011 - 2014). Almost all of the 10 are complete. The other half with 4kg are ...
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Are there any sets without a lot of fluff?

I'm an adult but have come to fall back in love with LEGO again after building the LEGO Apollo Rocket kit. I wanted to buy a large set of just various LEGO bricks to build neat things. But what I am ...
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What's the deal with the single-type-of-piece bags on Amazon?

While looking for current Lego offers on Amazon, I was surprised to see loads of offers such as: 10x Lego inverted slope 2x2 dark red 8x Lego plate 4x6 new dark grey 40x Lego Technic pin long with ...
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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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Looking for older conducting train tracks

I have an old 9V era (1991-2006) train set that has conducting tracks. Is there a place that I can buy conducting tracks? Obviously I have trolled eBay, Amazon and internet without success. I can buy ...
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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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Do extra parts add to set's resell value?

When I build a set I tend to keep the box and instructions as I noticed they add to the value of the set. I also keep the extra parts in the box but I'm not so sure if they add actual value. My ...
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Which official LEGO stores have the largest selection of bricks in their PAB wall?

Official LEGO stores offer the opportunity to fill a cup (small or large) with LEGO elements from a wall with shelves, usually near the back at the store. These are called PAB walls (Pick A Brick) ...
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North American market Lego boxes sold in Europe (by Lego itself). Is that normal?

Thanks to this old question I know that North American market Lego boxes have the piece-count printed on the box, as that is a requirement in USA and Canada. European market boxes don't have that. ...
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Actuator availability?

Is it true that there is no way to purchase any sort of Technic/PF/PU linear actuator directly from Lego at this time? The current giant Liebherr excavator seems to include #40918, a part which was ...
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How to sell built Lego sets?

I have 4 UCS Star Wars sets: Slave 1, Airspeeder, TIE fighter and Sandcrawler. I'm not interested in keeping them anymore. They take up a lot of room and don't do much. I was wondering how to sell ...
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Buying specific part variant on BrickLink

I've ordered a lot of pieces (at least a lot for me) on BrickLink, among them a bunch of "3794b - Plate, Modified 1 x 2 with 1 Stud with Groove (Jumper)". Instead of that variant, I received "15573 - ...
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Anyone familiar with "consets"?

I just saw a Facebook ad for consets.com. They claim to do a "warehouse clearance", "today only" of genuine LEGO, Their prices are suspiciously low, though, even for "bootLego" / "fake Lego" ...
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Buy new lego tires/tyres and treads

I'm part of a Lego team making competitive bots, and noticed that newer tires have better traction than our tires which are 5 years old. Any ideas where I could buy new tires? I've tried lego.com's "...
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Do LEGO sets go on sale on black friday?

I'm considering buying a LEGO set (42110) and with black friday coming up I was wondering whether they go on sale for black friday on amazon or the official LEGO store/shop at home. I looked at the ...
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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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Where can I buy DUPLO bulk bricks? [duplicate]

The request seems weird, I'm looking to buy for my 1-year-old some Duplo, but they all come in "dog shapes/windows/humans" etc, with a very small amount of rectangular/square blocks, which is all I ...
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Looking for empty LEGO boxes for 6389 Fire Control Center and 6669 Diesel Daredevil

I'm looking for empty LEGO boxes. I need two: one for 6389 Fire Control Center and one for 6669 Diesel Daredevil. Where could I find them?
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Advice on selling a lot of Lego? [duplicate]

I have a bin of Lego with a bunch of $100+ sets. The bin contains 29lbs. of Lego. I want to sell them, how should I price them? There are sets like 7743 and such. They are in pristine condition. There ...
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Selling complete sets, Assembled or Disassembled?

I have several complete Lego sets that are assembled. I would like to sell them and want to know if I should ask a higher price if I disassemble them and organize the pieces? I also have the ...
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Why isn't the new LEGO CV joint available on Bricklink or Brickowl?

In the new 4x4 X-treme Off-Roader set 42099 there are 2 new, sturdier CV joint pieces that I would like to have. If I search for 42099 on Bricklink I don't see a list of pieces included in the set. I ...
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Are miniature blocks (like Wise Hawk or lno) legal to buy online in Europe (Hungary)?

I bought some Wise Hawk mini blocks (about 100 pieces) for me and my family in Hungary online from China. But the customs office has seized it, saying it is an unlicensed copy of LEGO and I committed ...
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How to describe a building set which is like LEGO without using the "LEGO" word?

We are sellers of building toys like LEGO online. But their website does not allow using the word "LEGO" directly to describe the products. Are there any other words that could describe the building ...
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Makeblock and LEGO PF cable synthesis

My 10yo son and I have ventured into the realm of taking our LEGO hobby up a notch with robotics. We have built the makeblock mbot and adapted LEGO bricks and want to incorporate the Power Functions ...
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Do they have every brick type or just the basics at the PaB wall?

I am looking for a specific piece and I don’t know if they will have it. Is it any piece or just basic ones like 2x4’s?
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Where to buy rare old LEGO sets?

Does anybody know a good place to buy rare old LEGO sets? I'm looking specifically for old "pneumatic" featured LEGO Technic sets.
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Where to get bulk GBC soccer balls?

I am running a middle school robotics club, and this year we are focusing on building a Great Ball Contraption. One problem I'm having is acquiring the balls. On BrickLink, the discontinued soccer ...
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How much does the full-size LEGO Bugatti cost?

I read that the LEGO developers have built a real driving Bugatti from Lego Bricks. Did they only use original LEGO parts? Which ones and how many? Which sets does one need to buy and how many? And ...
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How deep can discounts on Amazon get?

I'm looking at the Hogwart Train set on Amazon right now and they are 20% off the MSRP. I recently bought the 60198 set at a 5% discount, now it is 16% off. I wanted to know typically how deep the ...
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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?
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My 8880 Super Car: Quality criteria for potential buyers?

A couple of years ago I bought a used 8880 Super Car for around 50 Euros. I thought it was an exceptional bargain but now I am not so sure any more. I want to sell the set and want to avoid a ...
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About selling old LEGO, by the pound or assembled?

I was just wondering how much does a pound of bulk usually sell for. I also have tons of star wars mini-figs, including tons of clone troopers of different kinds, stormtroopers, battle droids, but ...
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What tools can I use to get better prices on a large list of parts on Bricklink?

I prepared a long list of parts (Wanted List) that I want to buy using Bricklink. It is clear that I won't be able to get all the parts I need from a single seller and have identified three Bricklink ...
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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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What is the best way to sell sealed LEGO sets?

My kids have inherited a massive LEGO collection. 90%+ is in mint condition, still sealed. There are thousands of sealed boxes - currently kept in storage. There are plenty of open sets that the boys ...
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I have a LEGO minifigure and I'm trying to determine the value of it

I have a minifigure and I am trying to determine it's value - I'd like to know whether it's worth holding on to it for longer, or if I would get a reasonable price for it now.
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Ideas for a price tag on parts from old city set?

I took advice from my previous question and did a bit more research, but I have somethin specific. I realised I have had a City set with a few more "unique" parts. The set is 7900 Heavy loader. I can'...
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Is it worth parting out a set to sell without the minifigs?

I wanted to sell my Lego in a bulk, but then decided I don't have a reason not to sort it out. I do believe I have the Ninjago Earth Dragon (2509), but before I find the pieces, I know a few things ...
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