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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 do I see which stores have all the parts I want on Bricklink?

If there are four different parts I am wanting on Bricklink, is there an easy way to see if one shop has all four? I would want to get it from one shop to reduce shipping. I know I could do it the ...
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Are only two new train sets available in August 2018?

I want to get started on LEGO trains. However when I look up which trains sets are available I find only two: 60198 Cargo Train 60197 Passenger Train Does that mean I can only buy two different ...
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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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Tips for getting enough bricks to make a MOC with unified style

In the past, I made MOC's out of my LEGO Star Wars sets. At this point in my life, I don't really want to take those apart for pieces and I'd much rather have them on display. Recently, I have been ...
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Is it acceptable practice to finish an incomplete set and sell it as complete?

I found a vintage LEGO set from the early 1980s, with box. It is missing 25% of the pieces. If I purchase the rest of the pieces separately, is it acceptable practice to sell that as a "complete set"?
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List of Helpful Websites for Beginning Collectors

I recently wandered into my father's basement where my brother and I used to have our "game room" setup. I stumbled across a massive amount of LEGO that we had collected over the years. Since then, I'...
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Ninjago lightning and fire dragons

I am searching (to buy) the lighting dragon and the fire dragon from the Ninjago series. I am not interested in other parts of those sets, I'm just searching for the dragons themselves. I have ...
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Buyer security on BrickLink

I'm interested in buying LEGO bricks from BrickLink; the inventory is impressive, prices are good, and it is recommended by many LEGO builders. Since you buy from unknown sellers abroad, I want to ...
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21104 NASA Mars Curiosity Rover?

Has Lego made a public statement why they stopped producing the Curiosity Rover set? Each of its few production runs sold out in hours. Why won't they take my money? More importantly, how do I get a ...
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How much are large retail LEGO Minifigures worth?

I have an extra large LEGO figure (approximately 19 inches/48 cm tall) that I wish to sell. This is an item which has only been available to retailers as part of merchandising the stores. Any ideas ...
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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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How to buy a lot of LEGO Technic bricks?

At first, I bought 6 lbs of LEGO Technic bricks. however it was dirty and used. Also there were only holed bricks and I can't find many gears or axles. I want to make Technic creations or MOC's, but ...
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Biggest European LEGO event?

I was wondering if there is a big European event where new sets and custom sets are shown, and maybe deals on sets or pieces, something like an E3 for LEGO or something similar. I looked on Google but ...
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Buying another kit instead of 8293-1: Motor Set?

I want to get some motors but don't know if it is a better idea to buy 8293-1: Motor Set or try obtain motors from some other sets. Is there any kit challenging 8293?
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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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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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Where can I find the black crusaders horse barding?

The question is all in the title. I'm talking about this: the second knight from the left entrance to the castle.
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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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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 are some seemingly simple sets, so expensive?

My son has fallen in love with the Lego City series. Alas, I let him watch a YouTube from the video game, and as we look to reward good behavior with reasonable sets, we are seeing very odd price ...
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Is there a way to buy just the robotic parts?

I apologize if this is a silly question. My kids recently went to a LEGO robotics workshop at our local science museum and LOVED it. Is there a way to buy just the robotic parts (motor, sensors, ...
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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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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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Getting started with Mindstorms and/or Technic

I'm looking into getting started with LEGO. Can you briefly describe the difference between Technic and Mindstorms? I've read that the parts and compatible, so I suppose it's the functions that differ....
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Good manufacturer/market for clear (transparent) bricks and plates in bulk?

I never realized how rare clear bricks are! I'm looking for an efficient way to buy clear 2x4 (e.g. 3001) bricks in bulk. On BO, BL, and Peeron there are very small lots and prices close to $1 and ...
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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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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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Are limited run sets a good investment if left unopened?

So I've been reading a lot about the LEGO aftermarket, and how many will hunt for sets that have gone out of production and will pay sometimes an x multiple of the Retail price for it. How long does ...
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Why are LEGO minifigures getting more and more expensive?

I am a big fan of LEGO and collecting for 30 years now. But while the "normal" sets seem to hold their price, LEGO minifigures are getting more and more expensive. I can remember, when in Germany one ...
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DUPLO Train Shopping Resources

I recently bought the 10508 train set for my 3 year old and he just loves playing with it. I am aware of the 10507 and 10506 sets to expand further. Are there any other resources available to buy ...
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Looking for a Basic Lego set with mostly large bricks

I am looking to buy my son his first set of LEGO bricks (because my mom will not give me my old ones!!!). Most of the 650ish piece sets I have looked at contain a large amount of 1x2, 2x2, etc. I am ...
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How can I order an Ev3 gyro in Europe

I just bought the Ev3 kit, knowing that the gyro sensor is not included. I obviously want a gyro sensor, perhaps also the ultrasonic sensor. Is there any official channel to order them in Europe? All ...
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Is there a place where you can buy single pieces of LEGO-compatible systems?

I've acquired a set of MegaBloks and was amazed at the slopes with studs on top. Unfortunately the set is $15 and there's only 6 pieces I need. So I wanted to ask, are there any sites like Bricklink ...
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How can I find the unique parts in the 71040 Disney Castle?

We've been having fun putting together the 71040 Disney Castle. But we keep wondering: which parts are in this set that haven't been in any other set with these particular colors? I've seen this ...
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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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How to get the Millennium Falcon 75192

Just like everybody else, I'd like to get the new 75192 set. Unfortunately, information about that is rather spotty. The lego shop website used to write "soon", currently it writes "unavailable". The ...
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Why do sellers do lots of 'random' bricks?

I've often seen sellers of large lots split them up into (usually 100) piles of 'random' bricks to be sold that way - even if they got the lot in a more organised manner. To me, personally, ...
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Value/Where to sell my old Lego collection

I'm sure you've heard this asked a million times but I have no idea where and for what price I should be selling my old collection for. Things I do know about what I have: I'd assume they're "clean" ...
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Easy way to get the weight of a Bricklink order

Is there an easy way to estimate, to the nearest 100 g (or so) the weight of a shopping cart in Bricklink so that I can estimate the shipping charge (sellers may quote ranges such as "250 - 500 g: $X, ...
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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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How easy is it to sell on BrickLink as a non-dealer?

I have been looking at a few of my old LEGO sets on BrickLink and they seem to sell for a lot ($500-$1000) - the information also suggests they actually are being sold periodically. However, I've ...
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Average price per weight of new bricks in sets purchased for retail price?

What would be a reasonable estimate for the price per pound of pieces purchased for the retail price in sets? If the weight of a good sample of sets (not including the packaging or instructions) were ...
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Is there a site where I can put in a set of individual lego bricks (by part ID) and get an optimized list of stores to buy (to minimize shipping)

I'm new to this site, so please forgive me if this is a duplicate. Background story I got my 6 years old the Lego City Arctic largest set, and then realized he had previously had 2 other arctic sets,...
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Buying minifigure parts at the Lego Store

Is it possible to buy individual Minifigure parts (like minifig heads only) at the LEGO store? (the physical ones, not the online) if so, how much would they go for?
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Why are Lego products so expensive in Europe?

Comparing a few Lego products at the official online store, I found U.S. prices seem to be consistently around 70% of those in Europe given current currency exchange rates. That's a surprising ...
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Going to Legoland Denmark with my family, what should I do/get?

Hello fellow LEGO lovers! I know this question is not entirely what this site is for but I figured I'd ask because I want to hear what you have to say. I have been wanting to go to the original ...
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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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App (Win/Android) for managing and cataloging Lego sets

I'm looking for an app to keep track of my Lego sets. For my DVDs/BRs I'm using DVD Profiler: Desktop application (Win 7+) Android/iOS app They sync by using a single account But you can use all the ...
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Where can I buy older sets, such as the 10187 VW Beetle?

A few years ago LEGO issued a wonderful set of a classic 1960 Volkswagen Beetle, for an selling price of $120. A few years have past and I can't find it anywhere except on eBay where it is sold for $...