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Which current wave (2018 onwards) Harry Potter set should I buy to make 12 Grimmauld Place?

Indeed, there haven’t been any models of 12 Grimmauld Place as of yet, and even though the house features in a number of memorable scenes in the movies, even those scenes have never been depicted in ...
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Realistic Lego car sets containing gearboxes and engines?

LEGO sets There are more than one set with such characteristics. While first four are from 20th century, I've included them anyway, since they are well-known and include characteristics you are ...
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What LEGO set has the biggest box?

As far as regular sets go (ie. no furniture or big-boxes like that Chima combo), the current UCS Millennium Falcon does appear to be the largest box by total volume. 75192-1 Millennium Falcon - UCS (...
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What is the quality of LEGO replicas on Aliexpress?

You might be interested in the excellent, hilarious and comprehensive Communist LEGO report. It tells you all you can expect, from the good brands to the bad brands. At a minimum, it'll get you ...
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What sets have been named in a punny way?

Not a great pun, but the 2016 advent calendar was: 40222-1: Christmas Build-Up Sort-of a pun/double-meaning on LEGO being a building toy, and the set being meant to build-up to Christmas. The 2017 ...
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What does the 4 digit number embossed on my LEGO set represent?

That number is not a real number, it is a production code (in your case, 27S5) consisting of 2 digits indicating the week of the year the set was made (in this case, the 27th week), a letter ...
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What sets have been named in a punny way?

3852-1: Sunblock (or Sun Block as styled on the packaging) Here "Block" takes on 3 meaning, as part of the word "Sunblock", a pun on LEGO blocks (though I prefer to call them bricks), and a reference ...
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The most amount of pieces [ever] per set

The largest LEGO set by piece count is : 31203: World Map (2021) Piece count : 11695 Second: 10294: RMS Titanic Piece count : 9090 Followed by : 10276-1: Colosseum (2020) Piece count : 9035 Largest ...
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What sets have been named in a punny way?

A spoof on Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom: 1355-1: Temple of Gloom
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Emmet's couch model in official sets different than the movie?

There are several discrepancies between the double-decker couch featured in The Sea Cow set and that depicted in the LEGO Movie. I've recreated the movie version as best I could in LDD and LDraw, and ...
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Are there any army-related LEGO toys?

The LEGO Group does not directly create modern military sets. A LEGO representative gave the following reason: Are there any chances that Lego will ever start producing modern day warfare Lego, with ...
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Facebook ads for cheap LEGO : legit or scam?

I raised this same question on Reddit. Two people over there pointed out that the website was actually selling pants instead of LEGO. So I just tried to access the website through https://hide.me/...
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What LEGO set has the biggest box?

Maybe straining the definition a little (although not too much, as at-least some of them did come with LEGO pieces), LEGO has in the past sold furniture. I think all of these items were shipped ...
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What are these pieces for?

According to the official description, these are for customizing the completed build: This LEGO Batman toy playset includes 2 minifigures and children can customize their builds, minifigures and ...
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What is the tiny-hand most-friendly sets to migrate from duplo to lego?

As a conservative approach I would suggest the LEGO Juniors series which has cars and other sets and that are easy to build. However, from first hand experience I can tell that kids learn quickly. ...
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What sets have been named in a punny way?

This set name is almost-certainly intended as a humorous reference to Knight Rider: 30376-1: Knighton Rider
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How to check completeness of a bought set?

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 ...
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Pirates of Barracuda Bay 21322 - Is there a way to get the ship pirating-worthy?

The review over at Brickset mentions this exact modification: Pearl gold windows are fixed inside each gunport, preventing the deployment of cannons. While this seems slightly odd, the lattices can ...
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Old sets, new bricks

I am not aware of any sellers that do this, but if you like to assemble discontinued sets, bricklink has a feature that allows you to do this using bricklink seller inventories. Just look up the set ...
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Do LEGO part counts on boxes include spare parts, brick separators and instruction manuals?

No. Set 30476 (pictured below) says it contains 33 pieces, but the set contains 3 extra pieces in addition to the ones needed to build the set. I believe it has always been this way. Yes. When LEGO re-...
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What LEGO set has the biggest box?

Straining the definition a little less than Alexander, some of the First LEGO League challenges came in boxes with the mat folded, making the box unexceptional, but some came in boxes with the mat ...
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What LEGO set has the smallest box?

I thought that promotional boxed sets were good candidates for the smallest box as well, as I own a 1630-1 Helicopter (which, incidentally, I got as a promotional gift for buying toothpaste at some ...
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What is the total number of sets that LEGO has released?

It might be impossible to give the precise number simply because some older sets are yet to be found and new ones are being added with a slight delay. These three are major websites having the most ...
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Help identify mystery piece and set it could go to

This would be a Crane Bucket - Complete Assembly (Top, Jaws, Spring). It could have come from any of 29 sets from 1974 to 2012.
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Why do several of the 2016 Star Wars sets include stands for the minifigs?

The stands you see aren't actually part of the set. They're there to make it easier to photograph the minifigs, and get photoshopped out in the final version of the set pictures.
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Does Enlighten Brick mainly produce copies of old LEGO sets?

Enlighten Brick is a Chinese LEGO knock-off brand. A lot of, if-not most of, the sets the produce are basically copies of existing LEGO sets, either current ones or popular retired ones. From their ...
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What sets have been named in a punny way?

Bad but probably intentional pun, this set has dual bikes that duel: 8305-1: Duel Bikes Likewise, there is 4587-1: Duel Racers.
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Is there any way of knowing how many bags came with a set?

Instructions If you cannot find a review, most sets detail which bags you will be using for each stage within the included instructions. LEGO provide a easy lookup for most instructions included in ...
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Is there a LEGO Tyre Shop set?

Assuming you are asking for a set that has play features resembling an auto mechanic's shop, then you have a few options: The closest is probably 1966 Car Repair Shop. 1966 Car Repair Shop is a 1985 ...
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What is the quality of LEGO replicas on Aliexpress?

I should post the answer as a comment to Phil B.'s post, but since it contains some useful content for the others, it will also be an answer. First of all Phil B. thanks for the link, that's exactly ...
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