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TLG hasn't always been particularly careful about their set numbering, so the community has taken to adding -1 to the end of the set number to handle cases where there may be duplicate set numbers used by TLG. For example, here's what we refer to as 8858-1: And 8858-2: As others have pointed out, this also helps to track minor adjustments to sets (re-...


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Try BrickLink.com, the Online LEGO Marketplace. It works like eBay, with buyers and sellers from all over the world. You can buy the exact pieces you need, in the quantity and condition you need. Since you want a large bulk of parts, I would suggest that you post your request on the BrickLink Forum first, as there may be sellers who have a very large ...


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Yes, TLG has acquired Bricklink. There have been multiple news, FAQ's and interviews posted with regards to a future of the website. You can read some of them on Bricklink as well as LEGO webpages. You can also read an interview with LEGO representative. The footer on BL's webpage has been left as it was prior to acquisition. Perhaps there wasn't time to ...


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BrickLink is by far the best place to buy LEGO. It is also very easy to use. Once you get how it works, you will never look back. There are several very helpful videos on YouTube showing you how to use BrickLink most efficiently. Here is one: http://youtu.be/Cyat8aFVk_k I have also put together a detailed written guide on how to use BrickLink here: http://...


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As jncraton pointed out some numbers have been reused by different sets, however there are other cases too. A good example is 10242 MINI Cooper. During production of this set TLG has decided to change the box from original squarish size, which is designated as 10242-1 on Bricklink to rectangular version of the box, so Bricklink used 10242-2 to mark this ...


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That is Part 6641 - Technic Changeover Catch. Also known as "Technic Transmission Changeover Catch".


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This is not a LEGO part. It's closest LEGO cousin would be 3149: 3149-like hinges don't have a 2x2 version to the best of my knowledge. In addition, the part in the picture appears to be 12 ldu (1.5 plates) thick. This leads me to believe that it is actually a Tyco part. Also, it looks like this has already been discussed on Eurobricks where the same ...


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As a buyer on BrickLink you place your order to the seller, who then must acknowledge your request and quote you a full price (including any taxes, shipping costs, or other fees; most buyers will lists these additional cost details on their individual seller page) if you don't like the price they quote, you can walk away. If you agree then you need to give ...


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You'll need to start learning the nomenclature for those pieces. For example the long straight pieces you have there with holes on top are "Technic, Brick 1 x 12 with Holes" The pieces with rounded ends are lift arms. You can browse through the list of them here or take a stab at their descriptions using the width and number of pin holes. For ...


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I just did a search on all three sites for "2x2 yellow brick." Peeron returned 50 results in a wall-of-text format with no images and I really didn't want to sift through it. But I did and none of them was a standard 2x2 yellow brick. BrickLink returned 16 results, all with individual images of specific items, none of which was a plain yellow 2x2 (but ...


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The difference is actually explained within the naming, which comes from Bricklink, a place where people buy and sell LEGO items around the world. In cases like Bricklink, especially with AFOLs, it is necessary to know which exactly parts you are dealing with. During the years LEGO has been upgrading parts, where Tile 2 x 2 is not an exception. Initial ...


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As of this moment, officially - no. The ones available for sale are, most likely, test runs that made their way from LEGO factory since none of them have been included in any of sets. Red is known to be common color for running tests with injection moulding. Quite a few other test parts in Red (the color that hasn't been used by those particular parts in any ...


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The sign-in is to enable cloud saves, build with friends, wanted list export, upload to the Studio Gallery, shopping integration features like price lookup, and probably some other features I haven't thought of or have not been mentioned in the comments yet. If you don't plan on using any of those features then it isn't required to sign-in.


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Click on the MyBrickLink tab on the top row, then My Settings in the second row of tabs, then the My Shopping Settings link. Check the box next to "Show Weight in Shopping Cart". Then, when you view a cart full of items in a particular BrickLink store, scroll to the bottom and it should tell you the calculated total weight.


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Clear 2x4 bricks might seem to be expensive because LEGO doesn't produce them currently (they stopped making them in 2006). However, a quick search on Bricklink sees them listed as cheap as $0.02 per brick, used, which is not expensive at all. Just make sure you look for the correct brick design - you want to look at 3001old.


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Those pieces are: Plate, Modified 1 x 2 with Handle on Side - Free Ends And Plate, Modified 1 x 2 with Clip Horizontal on End


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It’s not perfect, but it’s their way of finding reputable sellers. Any purchase counts so you can just buy 5 more cheap minifigs.


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Brickset says 602 elements, brickset takes its data from Lego Customer Services. Bricklink says 603 elements, bricklink count includes a stickersheet while brickset does not. To get the bricklink total, select "Part out" on the catalog page, it will suggest to add 603 pieces to a "wanted list". Adding the number of elements in the back of the manual I get ...


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The best way to figure out what colors a set of parts have in common is to use BrickLink’s Stud.io digital design software. I am unable to show screenshots at the moment, but here are the steps: Open Stud.io Place the parts in question on your virtual building workspace (doesnt matter in which color) Select all the parts together, either by: using the ...


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The way to do it is to make a wanted list in BrickLink, selecting all the different pieces and quantity of each that you want. Then select all of the items by checking the boxes next the items you want or selecting the upper box to select them all and then click the green buy items button, this then brings up a list of stores selling the items. The list is ...


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I think BrickOwl is the best alternative to Bricklink, I placed an order there and it worked as well as on Bricklink. The fact that many sellers on BL also sell on BO. There are only two things that BO can't compete with BL: inventory, and a bit higher price.


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You're describing rebrickable: https://rebrickable.com/ Besides official models, also hundreds of fan created models are available. It's a terrific resource


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Lots for Sale - this contains colors in which current part is being listed for sale. On Wanted list - this shows which colors Bricklink members have added to their "wanted list". It doesn't mean parts in this color have existed. Most likely this being used to add non-existing color to list of wanted items and mark for notification. In such case if wanted ...


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The easiest way is to download and install Brickstock (www.patrickbrans.com is the site it is located on AFAIK), pay for the upgrade to the full version ($20 via paypal) and then download your entire store inventory, do ctrl-A ctrl-G which downloads the current prices, and use the “update inventory in bricklink” option from the File menu to set the new ...


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In general, it is considered best to first build up a reputation (i.e. feedback) by selling smaller items, before offering up rare and expensive items. When a new seller (low or zero feedback) offers up an expensive set, the following might happen: Buyers will be afraid to purchase from you as offering expensive sets for sale by low feedback buyers is ...


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I would suggest that you check with the sellers, as well as their feedback. There is a huge variety and quality of used bricks sold. For some sellers you can't tell used from new at all. Other sellers mention in detail the condition of used pieces; dull color, small chips and scratches, discoloration - most of these are fully functional elements and are ...


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Doing this for Pick-a-brick (which sports an antiquated UI) requires some fairly advanced hacking. See this question. It's unfortunate that there is no simple interface for importing composite sets of bricks.


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My guess would be that it is the LEGO element ID (6-7 digits as far as my observation goes). This is different from the item number which is shown on the bricks or on BrickLink. The item number usually contains (or is equal to) the design number. Example: I have a 2x6 plate in tan. This shows the number 3795. As this is a common piece I looked it up on the ...


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As you've noticed, the Starwars Minifigs don't come with accessories - this probably makes it easier for the sellers and buyers in terms of sorting: for example the battle packs often came with 3 or 4 different characters along with 2 different weapon styles - there's no definitive "this character has this style of weapon". The weapons can be found using ...


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I find BrickSet a bit easier to browse for parts than BrickLink Alternately you could install LDD (Lego Digital Designer), find the name of the part, and then search with that name


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