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Please help identify this LEGO set that has owls and snakes?

That white snake appears in two sets, and in quantity either one or two. My best guess is that it was from a Pick-a-Brick wall at a Lego Store, or something very similar. I'm basing this on the many, ...
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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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What is a novelty element?

This was a new term for me. It was clarified on the LEGO Ambassador Network by a member of the LEGO Community Team: We have a lot of internal words that are not always known to the public. TLG ...
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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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Brick Wall psychology: PAB cup filling strategy?

You aren't crazy. In my experience, the PaB wall ends up having only a handful of parts that I'm really interested in, so I end up getting a lot of certain parts. I find myself walking back and forth ...
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Different surface roughness of tiles. Quality issue?

From TLG Customer Service (emphasis added by me for one possible explanation): I truly appreciate that you sent this to us so that we could see the variation in the parts. Being able to see the ...
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Which official LEGO stores have the largest selection of bricks in their PAB wall?

I cannot seem to find the official press release for Berlin flagship store re-opening in 2017, however various sources1, 2 state at that time it had the Europe’s largest ”Pick & Build“ wall. ...
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Brick Wall psychology: PAB cup filling strategy?

My Pick-A-Brick Strategy: Are you interested in building this months' model? If so you should pick out all of the parts for that first. Put the big pieces in your cup now. Hold the tiny pieces ...
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Brick Wall psychology: PAB cup filling strategy?

They always have more pieces than displayed. Ask for Pick a Brick selection baseplate. They will have all available pieces attached to a 32x32 baseplate in the back. Staff can bring you pieces you ...
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Brick Wall psychology: PAB cup filling strategy?

My strategy usually goes something like this: Bring a pick-a-brick cup from before! If you ask, they may give you a $.50 discount on the price for not taking a new cup (at least in some US stores). ...
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Brick Wall psychology: PAB cup filling strategy?

Everyone has different strategies because everyone builds different things. Last time I went to the lego store I got almost all of the same color(orange) because I wanted to make a decoration in my ...
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Why are 2x4 bricks hard to get in certain colors?

Just because the 2x4 Brick is the most recognizable of all LEGO brick does not mean it also comes in all colors. You are looking for Dark Brown and Brown in your question: Dark Brown is not a color in ...
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Where do I find thousands of blue & yellow bricks for an art project?

The cheapest option would be to join your local RLUG and participate in the lugbulk program, however given the time constraint of having an exposition already next fall this might not be feasible (...
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Difference between "Pick a brick" and "Bricks and pieces"

Also, delivery time for Bricks and Pieces is faster than for Pick a Brick, at least in USA. One thing to note, though, Bricks and Pieces closes for the Holidays and resumes in February,
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Why are 2x4 bricks hard to get in certain colors?

You may see that under "Known Colors" Dark Brown isn't listed, which means there are no records of this brick it particular color to appear in any of sets. However, this doesn't mean that ...
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What is the official maximum PAB part limit?

On the U.S. Website, it says that there is not a limit. Are you in, say, Great Britain or elsewhere in Europe? If so, maybe different regions have different limits due to availability and population.
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Bionicle parts for own bionicle figure

There aren't many sets with big Bionicle part variety. I'm not sure what you are looking for. If you need specific parts I suggest to look for them on Bricklink. If you need to increase your Bionicle ...
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Do they have every brick type or just the basics at the PaB wall?

Can you imagine the size of PAB wall to contain every piece? It would be enormous. So naturally PAB brick choice is limited. Normally shop management decide which bricks they are willing to have on ...
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Do they have every brick type or just the basics at the PaB wall?

At the LEGOLAND California Pick a Brick wall last week (March 9th 2019) they had mostly basic brick shapes. There were some plates, some modified bricks with studs on the side, and a couple of ...
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Is it possible to buy a bulk of 1000s of basic bricks (mostly 2x4)?

You can also buy bricks on brickowl.com. They cost about 20 cents each thus you can get 50 for 10 AU dollars.
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