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LEGO xtra is a theme of sets that focus on adding play value to your existing sets by providing accessories or play areas. For example, LEGO xtra Traffic Lights adds 4 buildable traffic lights and a few associated accessories to your city streets: These sets sometimes feature playmats or baseplates as well, such as the Sea Playmat set: These sets are ...


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What about the 75930 Indoraptor Rampage for an almost timeless mansion? Without the raptors it is not too expensive. The 10228 Haunted house could provide a good basis for a rebrick of a nice mansion on the hill just outside of your city. However, this one is ALWAYS expensive, as you probably know. For many nice little ideas for everyday items and a MOC ...


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Apparently these are designed and distributed by a Venice shop holder, named Steve http://havetwinswilltravel.com/2018/09/11/lego-shop/


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Yes there is. However, it requires two pieces of knowledge: You need to understand how BrickLink or BrickSet categorize the 10,000+ types of LEGO bricks in existence. This means knowing the difference between a Brick, a Plate and a Tile, understanding the various Modified versions of these basic types etc. You need to be able to identify pieces in your ...


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I'm afraid there's no real way to definitely answer such a question; considering this pertains to LEGO's marketing strategy which is not public. However, there are some insights we can gather from existing sets: Licenses must be negotiated. As such, sets from licenses LEGO already has (Disney, Marvel, DC, for example) are easier for LEGO to produce since ...


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I don’t think there is a consensus, as much as there isn’t a consensus of what constitutes “rare” (is it availability at release, production volume, current market availability?) or what is considered a “set” (is a collectible minifigure a set?). Also, how far back do you want to go? Are LEGO sets from the 50s and 60s included, even the one-piece cars? From ...


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This question is nearly impossible to answer with all the variables. You might consider refining your question to a more realistic scope by eliminating sets like "Inside Tour Exclusives", Comic Con Exclusives, single minifigures like the gold C-3PO, or employee exclusives. While probably not the "rarest" set out there, the 5004590 "Bat Pod" is annoyingly ...


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I emailed TLG: These changes are different as it is how Disney would like it be displayed. Prior to a set release, each set goes through a number of reviews. One of these, is our designers show Disney the boxes for them to sign off on and approve, after they review the boxes. For each set, they said the boxes were approved for release! It does ...


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1 . According to experimental results, a single Lego 2x2 brick can support about 950 pounds before failing. This does not take the shape of the model into account - if you have a sharp point going down into the brick, it's probably going to fail a bit more quickly!


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I don’t have an answer to why they stopped, but this site is trying to get instructions together for all the old stuff. www.backoftheboxbuilds.com


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Although the stand-alone, unlicensed Space theme technically remains discontinued, LEGO has recently released an unlicensed Space sub-theme under their City theme. While these builds seem to be more "near future" than the classic Space sets, they can be whatever you want them to be. This is LEGO we are talking about, use your imagination to figure out how ...


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You're describing rebrickable: https://rebrickable.com/ Besides official models, also hundreds of fan created models are available. It's a terrific resource


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Lego bricks can be purchased individually from Lego.com using their Pick-A-Brick service. https://www.lego.com/en-us/page/static/pick-a-brick?icmp=HP-SHQL-EG-NO-pick-a-120 If you have an official Lego Store near you then buying bricks from their Pick-A-Brick Wall is a less expensive option once you figure out how to maximize the amount of bricks you ...


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As I am not a LEGO employee I can only guess, but I would say the LEGO Service line got replaced with LEGO Pick-a-Brick (and LEGO Service’s Bricks & Pieces) as a way for customers to get their hands on quantities of specific pieces. The LEGO Store Pick-a-Brick wall serves a similar purpose.


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Lego has somewhat recently started a theme called Xtras, if case you weren't aware. They have a variety of odds & ends great for detailing builds. They do have some printed tiles in a few of the packs, but probably not quite the variety you're after. If you can't find the printed elements needed for your build elsewhere, you might try the 853921 sticker ...


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All of the decorations in the LEGO Juniors (now called LEGO 4+) sets are printed, and they tend to have a lot of nice decorations. Decorated parts in the LEGO Ideas sets are also almost always printed, but double check this because at least some of the sets also have stickers. There is not one set which is going to be full of printed parts, and sets with ...


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Welcome. You can sell these easily on EBay, just mention in the description that the sets will be shipped assembled. Two things to keep in mind: Since most shipping costs are calculated by box dimensions, your shipping costs will likely be higher than when you ship the sets broken down. Please make sure these sets are NOT glued ... you do not have to ...


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I have always assumed that the pieces in question were place holders to simplify assembly. Their bright color and location help insure proper alignment for less experienced builders. One must realize that the set is marketed to 6-12 year old's. I imagine their testing has proven that such aides are very useful for younger builders.


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One nice thing about the extra parts is that it forces you to think about what you're doing to make sure you did not forget to install one of the small pieces. With larger pieces it's nearly always obvious because things won't fit together properly or look right or be symmetrical. Tiny pieces can sometimes be forgotten and not affect anything. Yes, if the ...


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If you already have a specific set in mind BrickSet provides links to ebay, bricklink, etc. to get a good overall idea of what prices look like. BrickSet also has a tag for pneumatic sets. I use it for tracking my wish list and what I already have. I usually end up buying the sets or parts on BrickLink, but I'm not shopping for old sets that often. There ...


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I would recommend selling on Bricklink.com. You can create an account, start a store, and begin selling without too much hassle. There are some great guides on how to sell sets on Bricklink, including this one. You can find more information about Bricklink.com here on Bricks Stack Exchange and here on Bricklink itself. As far as the actual selling goes, I ...


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This is marketing department wizardry. From a pure engineering point of view, the closer to a perfect cube (or rather sphere) you are, the greater of internal volume you can enclose with the same amount of material. What does this mean? By not making cube shaped lego boxes, Lego isn't trying to be as efficient as they can be when it comes to their box ...


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First of all, here's a slightly enhanced, upclose image of the logo. My best guess is that it's meant to represent a railway T-Intersection as seen below. I believe this is especially possible, considering how the T tapers down to the bottom, similar to a railway T-Intersection.


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Just figured it out by rebuilding it. I had pressed the "walls" of the transmission too much, resulting in very high friction.


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There are lots of really good sites which list the parts in sets. BrickLink.com and BrickSet.com are the two I use the most.


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I would suggest going to Bricklink and entering the set numbers in. You will find the information on the sets you have and, if it isn't extremely rare, a price guide with information on how much the set has sold for in the past and how much it's currently selling for. Bricklink: https://www.bricklink.com/v2/main.page There is a lot of information on ...


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Magnus' answer doesn't explain why different themes have same sized boxes or same front area (but different depth). Also same set re-release can have different sized box (take Mini from Creator for example). So there doesn't seem to be a rule for that. What I heard from TLG employee is that front area of the box is basically a marketing space. So TLG tend ...


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The size of the box seems to be theme specific. It appears that they choose a specific box design for any given price range and then stick to that size for the rest of the theme. For example, in the pictures below, you can see same sized boxes used in the same themes. There is definitely some crossover, but for the most part this holds true.


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According to this advert Lego are running on Facebook they are still making "Lego Space" so it can't be discontinued.


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