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Why does BrickLink append a -1 to so many set numbers?

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 ...
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Does TLG own BrickLink?

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. ...
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Where do I find thousands of blue & yellow bricks for an art project?

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. ...
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Any good alternatives to BrickLink?

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 ...
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Why does BrickLink append a -1 to so many set numbers?

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 ...
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Do I really need to sign into Stud.io?

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 ...
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Why are 2x4 bricks hard to get in certain colors?

Prices of bricks are determined by supply and demand, in your specific case, it is the supply side to blame. Check this site which shows how many sets was a particular colour of 2x4 brick contained in,...
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What is the name of the piece that is often used to switch gears?

That is Part 6641 - Technic Changeover Catch. Also known as "Technic Transmission Changeover Catch".
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Where can I find a 2x2 hinge on Bricklink?

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 ...
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Any good alternatives to BrickLink?

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 ...
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Buyer security on BrickLink

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 ...
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How can I find brick part number from a picture?

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

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 ...
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Is it possible to remove a parted out set from BrickLink inventory?

Part out the same set, but with a negative quantity. This does indeed work, as I have solved this very problem using this solution in the past: This is a screenshot of my Part Out Log, and you can ...
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Differences in varieties of 2x2 tile ( 3068 3068a 3068b )?

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 ...
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Red Palisade Brick?

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 ...
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How do I keep track of my Bricklink orders?

Good answers here. As all of them suggest to download ordered items and manage your orders in an offline manner. Another way is to, keep track of your collection (sets and loose/extra bricks) online ...
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Any good alternatives to BrickLink?

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 ...
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Why am I required to buy something on BrickLink before I am allowed to sell?

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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Good manufacturer/market for clear (transparent) bricks and plates in bulk?

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 ...
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What are these 1x2 clip and bar pieces?

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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Looks like total number of parts and sum of them differs on bricklink

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 ...
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Colors common to multiple parts?

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 ...
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How do I keep track of my Bricklink orders?

If you go to your order overview, you can click on Download On the next page select the checkbox 'Include detail items' This should give you and overview of all orders including exact parts bought in ...
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Doubt about minifigures of LEGO Star Wars on BrickLink not having accessories like weapons

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 ...
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How easy is it to sell on BrickLink as a non-dealer?

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 ...
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Is there a software which finds alternate models for owned sets?

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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What is the meaning of the available color lists in Bricklink searches?

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 ...
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How to update item prices in a Bricklink store?

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 ...
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How do I keep track of my Bricklink orders?

To add to @user18321’s answer, here are two other ways: Within BrickLink: go to each order and click on “Add to Wanted List”. Now add the pieces to either a new wanted list (perhaps under the order ...
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