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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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Help me plan and acquire pieces for my Star Wars MOC?

I wish to build a large LEGO Star Wars MOC. The basic idea I had was a well-fortified Droid factory, protected by a combination of droids, Sith, bounty hunters and Manalorians. And on the other side ...
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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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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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Can I re-use my LEGO Store Pick a Brick cup?

I was wondering if anyone went into a LEGO store with their old Pick a Brick cup and got a discount for re-using it, or do you have to buy a new cup?
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LEGO Modulars Massive Inflation?

What caused retired LEGO Modular sets to spike in value so much? Any ideas or thoughts would be appreciated.
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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 do I sell complete LEGO sets still assembled?

I have several complete items I want to sell. I have the instruction manuals but no boxes. They are still together. They include the old Death Star, and some other Star Wars, the complete Lone Ranger ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 "...