Brickset allows you to export a search as .CSV and appears to include prices for all regularly available sets - this does exclude promotional sets (i.e. in-store, newspaper vouchers, magazine gifts, partner stores, or VIP/special offers) and educational sets (only available through specialist educational retailers), or pick-a-brick/model options.
Running a ...
You've already discovered yourself two good ways:
count by ten
put elements on large surface by type
The latter technique can be extended to an art called "knolling":
Place all elements by type in right lines with right angles on a large surface...
Its a very relaxing exercise and fun in its own right. Checking completeness becomes trivial, building ...
Searching Bricklink.com for all sets that have Part # 30056 - Fence 4 x 4 x 2 Quarter Round Spindled with 2 Studs.
We get the image of your plane, which is from Set #3451 - Sopwith Camel.
Looks like your model needs a serious dusting.
This might sound crazy, but:
JUST BUILD IT!!
Follow the instructions step by step and you will see when something is missing. You can make a copy of the instructions and strike out every part you have used if you have trouble keeping track.
After some manual search, I found only a small number of sets that definitely have spiral-bound instructions. All of them are from the Star Wars theme and almost all of them are UCS models. This is the list so far:
10030 Imperial Star Destroyer - UCS (either glued or spiral-bound)
10179 Millennium Falcon - UCS
10188 Death Star
10221 Super Star Destroyer - ...
One resource I know of that can be considered both correct and up to date is the LEGO set designers' BrickLists.
In a few other cases (mostly for larger releases, like in the Ideas line) one might find an interview with the original submitter and the designer who finalized the product for release:
Whenever a LEGO Technic set is officially meant to be combinable with another set, it is mentioned right on the box, as well as in the instruction booklet, and also in the official set description at the Online LEGO Shop. The combined instructions are posted at the LEGO Technic website.
As far as a list, I don't know of any place that has a comprehensive ...
According to the review from Rebrickable these are the parts in new colors:
Aside from the Minifigs, there are no new part designs. There are plenty of parts appearing in new colors though.
Dark Blue 3943b - Cone 4 x 4 x 2
Dark Blue 44375a - Dish 6 x 6 Inverted
Dark Blue 3685 - Slope 75° 2 x 2 x 3 Double Convex
Dark Blue 98560 - Slope 75° 2 x 2 x 3 - Solid ...
I can see two ways of getting this information, depending on your technical skills and programming knowledge:
Go item by item in your BL parts list and check in how many sets the item is by clicking on the link for the item. If you want to know not only the uniqueness of an item but also the uniqueness of the item in a specific color, the color drop-down ...
Many here have commented on the site Rebrickable as being the "go to" for the sort of thing you are looking for: https://rebrickable.com/
Previous related inquiry on this site:
Is there anything like a 'recipe generator' for LEGO models?
There is nice article on Brickset called "The history of 5-digit set numbers". While this article is not a historic information on transformation it is still quite interesting read since it is based on data collected by the website itself.
I have found that following solution works best for me.
Download and install BrickStock. This software has multiple
uses, however for this case we would explore just a single feature.
Once installed go to File > Import > BrickLink Set Inventory and filter by set number. Don't forget to select All Items in
Now you need to select all parts (...
The Lego instructions are available auf Deutsch but you might have to type the set numbers in one at a time in order to see the set names displayed.
For older sets German Catalogs might be available on Brickset to find out the names the "manual" way.
Brickset allows you to do all of the things you mentioned. It's very simple to use, but it also has some optional advanced features. You can read more about keeping track of your collection on Brickset here: https://brickset.com/mycollection
There are some Brickset based apps providing options for Android and Windows 8+, although I'm not familiar enough ...
Although clunky you could consider using Microsoft Excel to do most of the work for you.
On Brickset search for the first part
On the top bar click CSV or (comma separated values)
Copy the text
Open Excel (I'm using 2010)
Select Cell A1
In the top right corner click the arrow bellow paste and select "Import Text Wizard..." (depending on the version this ...
Rebrickable.com offers this service. First add the complete set to you list, then view it on the set page like this http://rebrickable.com/sets/42029-1/customized-pick-up-truck-technic-2014 At the bottom of the first panel you'll have an option to "Add to my parts list" from then you go through the list of parts and remove the ones you are missing.
Brickset.com has minifies entries for the majority of sets. here's an example.
Click on the minifigs tab. Some are on a plain white background, some not.
There's also heaps on BrickLink.com
Here is another way to get your answer: Brickset.com!
If you go to the product page for set 71040, you can see several tab labels you can click on. One of them is labeled "Parts".
In the Parts screen, Brickset shows all the parts that are in LEGO's official inventory, and cross-checks this with its parts database to tell you, by part, in how many sets ...
Image 3 is also pointing to Minecraft. I focused on a "specific" piece which is part 6089103 and result being an arc.
It's contained in 12 sets.
Then combining with the basic 2*4 orange brick, we got 7 sets.
I found these instructions for bag 5 (page 2), and seems to be the one (has the skeleton arms, the single round grey parts, orange/blue brick in it...)...
From what I can tell, there is no way to cross-reference within the site itself, but it wouldn't be difficult to write a short code to do the cross-checking for you.
I'm not a programmer or web-developer, so I lack any basic coding skills, but for someone who is more able, this would be a very simple task. After you open the page that gives the list of ...
Here is a parts list for the CORE SET: https://brickset.com/sets/45544-1/Education-EV3-Core-Set
And here is a parts list for the Toy Robot Building Kit: https://brickset.com/sets/31313-1/Mindstorms-EV3
In the future, there is a good chance that Brickset has an inventory!
Rebrickable has an option to compare two sets, MOCs or combination of both to see which parts are in common and unique to each of set/MOC.
Here is a comparison results between both EV3 Core and retail EV3 versions. You can also spot the "v1" for 31313 set, which means there is more than one inventory known for this set, so this is something you can ...
A year or two ago I got Mindstorms 31313, but I wanted to be able to build the models from the Education Core set too, so I put together a spreadsheet comparing the parts in each.
Here is a Google Sheet with the part lists and the union of the sets: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-bsj9zYrhTREDUyOfGJm83c2htyJIUeL408NDJd_jjM/edit?usp=sharing
Feel free ...
You're definitely going in the right direction with this. I've done this for sets that family had that had missing pieces as well as to part together sets that I wanted to build.
I print out the bricklink part list, sorted by color. I write on the part list how many I find of each part.
To help with sorting the parts I will stack things that are easy to ...
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 sets.
The best that can be done to get the parts per module is disassembling the set in reverse order of the instructions...
Certainly not from the Lego camp, in terms of commercially released consumer sets. As far as I can remember, the Taj Mahal from 2008/9 had something around 5900 pieces, and is no longer available to buy new.