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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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There are a few that I'm aware of. Here's one from the 7208 Fire Station: And another from the 7288 Mobile Police Unit: This TV element from the 7639 Camper may also work for you: These are all very affordable on Bricklink. Note that they are stickered parts. I'm not aware of printed parts with this pattern, but perhaps someone else here knows of some.


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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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I'd say this is something to look out for when dealing with a part that BrinkLink itself notes is very similar to other part numbers. Reading the detailed notes about buying sets is more important than parts generally. I'd read a bit more closely about the stated condition of used parts than new parts. I've made a few dozen orders on BrickLink over the ...


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You might be able to get the information that you are after from the Rebrickable database dumps. This includes set inventories for many sets, along with the year that the sets were released. Here's the full schema diagram: A query something like this should provide a count of the number of sets every element has appeared in by year: SELECT year, Sum(...


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The option you are looking for doesn’t exactly exist, but you can approximate it by using Superlots. Let’s use the tire and rim example: you list these as individual parts but make them part of a superlot that contains both. If a buyer wants to buy just the tire, they cannot, because of the superlot, but you could put in a note on the lot saying that they ...


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The specific feature you're asking doesn't exist. However, you can make notes on your set listings and say that you're willing to part out the set. In addition, there are sophisticated tools for buyers to create wanted lists and check which sellers have all or most of the parts they need. So, if for example, they are looking for several parts from the same ...


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Unfortunately, you need to check available color for each individual part: 3003 3023 3068 11203 From what I can see most of the colors 11203 comes in are available in other parts as well. Following your edit I can suggest another option for you - Color Guide. Select a color and click on Parts column to find all parts available in particular color.


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The trend I found on Bricklink is a news icon graphic with an image of a lined globe and the letters "TV". This is the earliest set that has multiple iconography with this Globe TV theme. This theme evolves in later sets to TV 6+ News Channel/Station still sporting a lined Globe. Here is a set with this modification on that TV6 theme.


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US retail boxes have printed number of parts included in a set. For 42063 set this is 603 parts: Bricklink is unofficial LEGO market place/catalog has 42063 set inventoried. This means this set has been taken apart, each part has been accounted and put accordingly into inventory of this set. It also contains 603 parts. There's sticker sheet in set's ...


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To add to the comment above, the part count is directly printed on the box itself. It can't be more official than that: https://brickset.com/sets/42063-1/BMW-R-1200-GS-Adventure


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There are various cases and some shops tend to have quite relaxed rules for what they sell in terms of part variation or used brick policy (basically how much brick is used to be considered acceptable for sale by that particular shop). In your particular case the warning you mentioned was stated in that particular shop's Terms & Conditions. You had to ...


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