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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. ...
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How much would it cost to buy one of every retail LEGO set released in a year?

I'm curious: has anyone done the math to determine how much it would cost to purchase one of every retail Lego set released each year? Clarifications: I don't know if there are sets available in the ...
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What is the cheapest way to collect clone trooper minifigs?

I'm thinking of building a Star Wars Clone Trooper army and I was wondering what is the cheapest way to do so considering I need a few hundred.
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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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Which head piece would be the cheapest?

I would like to fill a vase with LEGO heads to decorate my living room so I am looking for the best option to buy bulk heads. I have been looking at Bricklink but I can't find a good way to tell. I ...
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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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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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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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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 wandering if there are sets in any block size or brand that have more pieces than that?
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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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How should I prepare one (currently built) LEGO set before selling it?

I have a large used LEGO set that I'm hoping to sell or gift onwards (Scorpion Pyramid). It's currently built (and therefore complete, and not mixed up with any other LEGO), but I'm not sure what to ...
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Where can I go to get good custom LEGO minifigures?

I want certain LEGO minifigures, but TLG doesn't make them. I would like to find someone or someplace to get some good custom minifigures. I can pay.
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Does LEGO ship to my country?

Today I wanted to order some LEGO sets from official LEGO Shop to get the exclusive LEGO fountain. But when I went to checkout, my country wasn't available in the shipping list. I live in Slovakia. ...
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Where are these BIONICLE sets? [closed]

I'm from Norway and I wonder why BIONICLE sets creature of jungle and stone are nowhere to be found around here.
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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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Order Number Problems [closed]

I think something is wrong with the email I use and for whatever reason i didn't get the email with the order details after I ordered. I quadruple checked that I got the email right before I typed it ...
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Shipping to Turkey

I am trying to order different single bricks with Pick a Brick system. It seems there is no shipping options to Turkey. I already picked around 32 Euro pieces but couldn't be able to change the ...
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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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What LEGO sets/blocks to buy?

We plan to buy some lego (up to $200) for a charity that helps homeless children in India. Kids in the charity's homes are of all ages (2-18). Kids are very creative but obviously lack resources. I'm ...
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How many parts were in Advent calendars of yore?

Is there any convenient way to find out how many pieces were in previous years' Advent calendars? I looked through a dozen calendars on bricklink and most of them do not include the part count in the ...
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What is the most cost effective way to get basic bricks in bulk?

I've seen another question (What's the most cost effective and efficient way to buy bricks?) that asks where the best place to buy specific bricks in small quantities are. That is helpful when ...
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How good are used lego bricks on bricklink?

In my life I've only ever used new Lego bricks; however, I'm now interested in purchasing large quantities of bricks and Bricklink's used section has significantly cheaper prices. I know that the ...
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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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How much do you think these Lego's are worth?

I've got some very old LEGO brick from the 50's, 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 ...
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Purchase a list of LEGO parts

If I have a list of LEGO parts (exported from LEGO Digital Designer or Bricksmith) is there an easy way to purchase all of the parts either on LEGO's Pick a Brick or on Bricklink? I know that I can ...
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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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Is there a good way to buy molded LEGO boxes?

I'm considering some new storage options, and there are some official LEGO boxes that I'd like to use as they already fit in my existing shelving system. The following sets contain the boxes that I'd ...
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Where can I get a large number of LEGO bricks cheap? [duplicate]

Yes, I see other people's amazing MOC's all the time, and think, "man, I could totally do that if I had enough bricks." The problem is, I don't really know where to look for a whole bunch of LEGO ...
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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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Is there a list of giveaway sets from Toys R Us or other events?

Toys R Us frequently has giveaway sets called "Make and Take", where kids are invited to come in, build a set and then take it home for free. This is similar to the Lego Brand Retail store Monthly ...
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Buy an specific set of bricks [duplicate]

I have a specific list of bricks for building a LEGO set that I found online, with approximately 300 pieces and around 70 different blocks. I have seen that one of the best ways for buying LEGOs ...
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Old sets, new bricks

Are there sellers out there that compile old discontinued Lego sets with new bricks? In other words they source new bricks and instructions to put together old discontinued sets. Thanks
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What's an effective strategy for purchasing large numbers of different bricks?

If you want to go on bricklink for example, you search by part but the end up with parts on various different stores. Buying on ebay is extremely expensive for groups of different parts. How do you ...
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Where to find this green transparent brick?

Where can I find this lego brick? I have one but I want some more of them for a project.
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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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How can I find LEGO bargains on eBay?

Sometimes I have been able to find some good deals on used LEGO sets, however most of the time I spend looking for sets is trial and error. I usually search from Toys & Games > Construction Toys ...
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Starting a wholesale LEGO business

I would like to start a company trading in bulk LEGO. I have been told, however, that trading in volume is quite difficult and good discounts are only really given to the likes of Walmart and other ...
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Where can I get LEGO bricks to build a life size wall?

I would like to create the structure, meaning walls of my stand in an exhibition, made by LEGO bricks, so I wonder if I can order great quantities of bricks just to create this and if I can talk to an ...
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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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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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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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Can I build UCS Death Star by buying bricks separately?

I'd like to get the UCS Death Star, but it's too expensive :( I got the build manual, and I see what bricks I need. I am thinking of buying them separately via Bricklink. Has anyone tried doing ...
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Tips on shipping large sets (super star destroyer, 2001 Discovery ship)

I have two large sets I'll need to sell when I move (SW super star destroyer, and 2001 discovery). They are both very long (5 feet?) and impractical to ship complete. Any tips for newbie in best way ...
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How can I tell if minifigures are custom-made or LEGO Originals?

I see that on Amazon you can find a lot of minifigures but I can't tell if they are cheap knock-offs or not.