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How to speed up assembly for big LEGO technic sets (e.g. 42043 Mercedes-Benz Arocs)

Despite what it superficially looks like in (for example) Sariel's build videos, having a big pile of parts spread across the table is not the fastest way. Pour the contents of the smaller bags into ...
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Are there any good Brick Labels out there?

Brick Architect has labels available for printing. These are designed to be used with a label maker, but there are also full page PDFs available that can be cut out. Here's an example of how they look:...
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How to sort complete sets from box of unsorted LEGO

Here's what I did after finding a couple of old LEGO boxes stashed away in my parents' house. Create a user and log into Rebrickable.com. Under 'My Parts', create a new part list, and start adding ...
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Looking for an affordable high density storage solution for my individual bricks

Very specific to your region (and mine): The ALDI chain carries the following hobby sorting drawers from time to time (about once a year): They are very cheap, about 7 Euro for each type and they are ...
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Looking for an affordable high density storage solution for my individual bricks

Try "Iris storage drawer" on amazon.co.uk. They sell transparent drawers and boxes in several sizes. These (3 large drawers or 6 small drawers) cost about 30 pounds. They are similar to the system ...
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To sort or not to sort

All large sets released in the last few years come in numbered bags. The bags are sorted by logical sections as they appear in the instruction manuals. So for example there will be several bags ...
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How should I prepare one (currently built) LEGO set before selling it?

I have bought several used sets and it's a mix - sometimes people send the entire set built, sometimes split into larger chunks, and sometimes broken apart into individual pieces. It all depends on ...
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How to sort complete sets from box of unsorted LEGO

The Brick Manager app might be helpful with sorting the sets. It keeps track of all pieces that you've found and which are still missing. Note: I am the developer of the app, and my post is a genuine ...
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Has anyone automated the LEGO hand sorting process beyond "pawing & piling"?

Yes. Jacques Mattheij made a pretty awesome machine using some feeders, machine learning, and air blowers to sort out the top 1000 parts by popularity. It looks like he's well on his way to sorting ...
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How to check the missing pieces of a given set?

You can use the Compare Sets function on Rebrickable for that (if the B model is an official model or a MOC on Rebrickable). Here an example for both official models from the 42069 set.
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Re-building sets - paid services?

With “services”, do you mean someone who would come out to your house and rebuild the sets for you? As intriguing as that sounds, I do not believe something like that exists. Your best bet is to grab ...
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Best way to match minifigs and tell what set they are from?

Another useful tool is goatleg.com which allows you to select torso and face characteristics to identify a minifigure e.g. torso color and print. Face: glasses, facial hair, lipstick etc.
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Has anyone automated the LEGO hand sorting process beyond "pawing & piling"?

The most promising approach that I have seen is being used by LETZGO (http://www.letzgo.co.kr/home) a Korean start-up that aims to make Lego affordable by offering Lego sets on a rental basis. ...
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How are LEGO bricks categorized?

Our categories are: brick shaped mechanical people people tools finish Then L, M, S within each of these. Brick is any rectangular prism, flat or otherwise. Mechanical are any that can spin or move ...
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How should I prepare one (currently built) LEGO set before selling it?

As a general answer, it depends. Having to search for parts in a pile of LEGO can be one part of the pleasure of building. Unless the model has 1000+ pieces and it can become a nightmare. If you have ...
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How should I prepare one (currently built) LEGO set before selling it?

I haven't bought much used Lego. But normally an entire set would be mixed together into one or two ziplock bags. Given that the set is currently assembled, are you sure it has all the parts? ...
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To sort or not to sort

Had an argument with my wife the other day about how to sort. My idea was to do it by colour, but then I realized she was right (obviously) and sorting by type is more practical. Windows and doors go ...
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Looking for an affordable high density storage solution for my individual bricks

In this video, I made some boxes out of paper, which is a very cheap way. You can make them smaller or bigger when you want. They are not as stable as plastic boxes, but if you reinforce the bottom ...
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Re-building sets - paid services?

You're correct that it's absurd; services to build your Legos for you do not exist to my knowledge. I would try taking an evening and organizing the parts that you have. Make it a parent-son thing -...
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How can I find the original bag listing for 42083 Bugatti Chiron?

As far as I know there is no such resource on the internet. It's asked from time to time on other fora and groups I frequent, mainly from people who have a collection of bags and want to gather entire ...
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Is the app to print LEGO storage labels from www.bricklabels.com still available somewhere?

Do you mean http://www.legolabels.com? That site still seems accessible.
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Can you ID these storage bins?

According to Liam Nilsen from The LEGO Idea Studio, he believes the storage bins may have been produced in-house by LEGO and are not commercially available. The online portfolio for GXN (the ...
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To sort or not to sort

I use small square plastic food containers, about 4" sq and 2" deep, one for each plastic bag that comes in the box. If a bag has more bags inside, they each go into a container. If one bag has a lot ...
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To sort or not to sort

For new sets I prefer to open each bag at the time I use it. The bags are small enough to need no further sorting. In general I like to have my pieces sorted by function and size (no color sorting) ...
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How to sell massive, vintage and unsorted lego collection with manuals?

Zapper buy unsorted Lego. As of today (July 2016) they pay £3.50 per kilo. Can be sold in 0.5kg increments but you need £10 minimum worth of trade before you can send it off but this can be made up of ...
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Does anyone have any successful techniques in searching for lego bricks in a pile?

I bought a desk organizer insert with 9 bins in it. I put parts with the same color in one of the bins. If there's a lot of one color, I split it into another bin by size or type. If you're building ...
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Does anyone have any successful techniques in searching for lego bricks in a pile?

I also don't like bins of parts. So what I do is sort by shape, in "crystals" - assemblies of each shape all connected together. Then you can put these assemblies in your big bucket, where they ...
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