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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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What sets have the best price per part ratio?

I am trying to get the set LEGO makes with the best price per part. I could spend the next hour calculating it or I could ask someone who has already done this. To clarify, I am buying any new set ...
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What's the most cost effective way to buy bulk LEGO bricks?

I've found a couple places to pick up bulk LEGO, but they all have various issues. Bricklink - I found their user interface confusing, clunky, and straight out of 1998. I'm aware of a couple of ...
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DUPLO train engine base part# 28743 engine is not working

I've went through all of the steps here: How to disassemble the propulsion wheels of the LEGO/DUPLO train engine base part# 28743 drivetrain? which was a great learning exercise but unfortunately it ...
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What is the largest number of pieces in a set for LEGO, Nanoblock, or any other brand?

What is the largest number of pieces in a set for LEGO, Nanoblock, or any other brand? I recently bought a 6800-piece LOZ Block set (Chinese Nanoblock knockoff). I was wondering if there are sets in ...
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How to buy a lot of 65803 Technic plates for a mosaic project?

I would like to make a pixel-art mosaic and found out the existence of part 65803 for building the base board: https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?P=65803#T=C Alternately, there is a ...
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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 (GBC). One problem I'm having is acquiring the balls. On BrickLink, the discontinued ...
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Selling a physical build from purchased instructions?

I have been trying to find information on this subject including contacting designers. I have heard as long as you don’t include the instructions in your sale, all is fine as that is the intellectual ...
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Is there any way to buy specific duplo blocks from Lego (pick-a-brick style and/or in bulk)?

Background: I've gotten into Duplo blocks for building unique and constantly evolving creations for my sugar gliders to play with. Part of owning gliders is accepting that they'll inevitably use ...
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Trading and Lego VIP [closed]

What websites can be used for trading? I want to have as many rare ones without buying anything. Does someone want to trade a Lego minifigure for free? I have been trying to get many Lego minifigures ...
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Searching for a part like 48989 but without the pins

I am searching for a part like LEGO 48989, but without the 4 pins. The manufacturer doesn't matter as long as the part is compatible with LEGO bricks. Also, a combination of parts is ok if it has the ...
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Finding minifigs in a specific theme

A couple of times I've been asked by people what is the cheapest or easiest way to buy some random complete minifigs in some theme. For example: they have a couple of fairground sets and they want to ...
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Sources of minifigures with plain, classical faces

For Reasons™, I am looking for current sets that have minifigures with the plain, classical faces: However, if I look at the current selection on the Lego website, all the accompanying minifigs have ...
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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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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 much do you think these Lego pieces are worth?

I've got some very old LEGO brick from the 50s, and am wondering how much they are worth. I'd like an estimate because I know that they are now collectors items that might be worth something. Here are ...
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Where can I get the rest of the bags for the Helm's Deep set?

I have the Helm's Deep LEGO set from The Lord of the Rings. It is supposed to have 9 bags total, but I only have 4 of those bags. Does anyone know where I can buy the remaining bags?
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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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What is the best way to sell a nearly complete large set?

I found a UCS Imperial Star Destroyer 10030 Set at garage sale. It looks complete (90% of it is still in sealed plastic bags). How can I confirm the pieces are all there, and how can I sell a set like ...
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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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Selling custom LEGO image mosaics using original LEGO bricks without breaking LEGO's Fair-Use Policy

We have designed software and an accompanying site to convert images into 48x48 (or larger) LEGO mosaics; we use the current LEGO color palette, use image dithering to improve color availability, ...
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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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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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Any good alternatives to BrickLink?

I'm trying to find certain bricks online, and of course, came across BrickLink. But it's so darn hard to use it; search is absolutely useless, and I can't figure out how to use the catalog for the ...
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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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How do people build large collections of bricks?

How have people built up such large collections of bricks? I would like to get into building Lego Great Ball Contraption modules, but this needs a lot of parts to play with. I've got some Lego from (...
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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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What is the Mindstorms NXT Education kit?

I am considering gifting some Mindstorms NXT 2.0 to school, because I think they would get great value from it. I see that there is an "education kit", and I wondered if that's the way to go. Does ...
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Where can I find the misspelled Luke Skywlaker pen?

There was a LEGO Star Wars snafu in which a buildable pen was released, and "Skywalker" was incorrectly spelled as "Skywlaker". This was quickly remedied, and a corrected version was released. I ...
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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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Does LEGO generally restrict the sale of LEGO sets in a country?

I live in Israel where LEGO are available but for insane prices. Generally 5X the price of a LEGO set online. I have called LEGO asking to have a LEGO set shipped to me, and they have told me that ...
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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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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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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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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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How should I arrange LEGO to sell per pound?

I've dug up my LEGO collection, and I'm looking to sell it on Ebay or BrinkLink. All of my sets are mixed in containers. I still have the instructions but no original boxes. I considered sorting the ...
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Empty LEGO boxes: are they worth anything?

I have 4 garbage bags full of empty LEGO boxes, at least 20+ years old. Are they worth anything? Is there somewhere to post them for sale?
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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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Is it possible to buy a bulk of 1000s of basic bricks (mostly 2x4)?

Several years ago I remember being able to walk into toy shops and actually shovel lego bricks into a bag and thus buy them in bulk. Unfortunately I can't seem to find stores anymore that offer this ...