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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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Where to buy rare old 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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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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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

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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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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How many polypags would I need to get to have good odds of getting all in the series?

Despite helpful prior answers about squeezing polybags to determine contents, the new Unikitty! series seems pretty immune to this sort of the effort since all of them are in one of 3 shapes and there ...
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What to do with old LEGO Magazines

I'm in the process of moving, and I have come upon my old collection of LEGO magazines. All from the early 2000s, I have the LEGO Magazine, the Mania Magazine, and a bunch of Shop-at-Home catalogues. ...
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App (Win/Android) for managing 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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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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Advanced LEGO set for my 5 yr 2 months old child

My Son is considerably talented in LEGO building. Till now, he has completed over 30 LEGO sets all by himself which includes this year completion sets - 42054, 42064, 42072, 42073, 31010, 3367 And ...
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The 75192 Millenium Falcon is available again! [closed]

Or not? This evening, around 10 pm (in Germany), I noticed that the set was available. It is 11 pm now, and it returned to the "temporarily not available" status. Can it be sold out within one hour?? ...
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How do I sell complete items 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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How to sell a large amount of Lego

Hope someone can help. I bought my husband a huge bundle of Lego a few years ago, but he doesn't have the time to sort it, so we want to sell it on. We've identified a lot of the sets from pieces/...
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Obtaining LEGO blocks

In the olden days, it was possible to go to the hobby store and get a box of specific capability. Now adays, I basically see lego blocks sold as part of "action" sets. Question: Is it still ...
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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 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 sets have the best price per 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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Brick Wall psychology: PAB cup filling strategy?

Since I don't live next to a LEGO store I don't often have the opportunity to stand in front of a Pick A Brick Wall. Recently, I filled my large PAB cup for the second time. When I browsed the wall, I ...
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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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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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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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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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What is the selling rate per pound for individual colors?

I separated all my LEGO bricks by color so I can get max profit to pay closing costs on my family's home. Is there a going rate per pound for individual colors?
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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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What is the best way to buy bulk bricks ONLY? [duplicate]

I've been finding that most bulk lots on eBay and the like tend to be mixed LEGO. I'd really like to buy lots with bricks (2x2, 2x4 preferrably) ONLY. Where can I look, what search terms can I use, ...
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What to do with a 25K pc collection?

I know there are a lot of questions on how to sell your set, however, my situation is a bit different. I'm not sure whether I should sell my set at all vs. keep it. I am currently spending a year in ...
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What is the best way to sell complete used LEGO sets?

I have some used Star Wars LEGO sets (one is discontinued and has been for a while), some Marvel/DC LEGO sets, and some miscellaneous sets. What is the best way to sell these?
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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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What is the tiny-hand most-friendly sets to migrate from duplo to lego?

How do I migrate a kid who's taken an interest in lego (with a preference to minifigures) from their current duplo collection? I'm tempted to buy just mini-figures, but have seen some "mini" sets ...
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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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Selling bulk LEGO

I have most Star Wars sets, plus the complete Enterprise. They have been taken apart and I do not have all instructions. What is the best suggestion to sell? I also have the Death Star dismantled. ...
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Where can I get the rest of the bags for the Helms Deep set?

I have a LEGO set that has 9 bags total I only have 4 of those. Does anyone know where I can buy the bags? This set is the Helms Deep from Lord of the Rings.
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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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Are there LEGO sets unique to the UK/Europe?

I'm going on vacation to the UK and am looking to pick up some sets for 2 collectors (if they have them). It's a surprise gift so I don't want to ask them about it. I am wondering if there are sets ...
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The four armed minifig

How do you put together a four armed minifig????? I really want one.
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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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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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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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Will The Scooby-Doo Mystery Machine come back in stock at retailers?

I see this set, 75902 the Mystery Machine, from 3rd party sellers on Amazon for $10 or more above retail, but it's out of stock at most retailers I have looked at. I'd like to know if there is a way ...
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Value of LEGO bulk

I am interested in purchasing some LEGO from someone who is selling a bulk of 50, 000 bricks weighing about 90lbs. This includes about 150 mini figs, the manuals ( about 100 or so) and some baseplate. ...