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How to describe a building set which is like LEGO without using the "LEGO" word?

The usual phrases I've seen include some mixture of the following: Universal interlocking bricks Modular building system Plastic construction toy blocks and so on... But don't forget adding "...
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How much would it cost to buy one of every retail LEGO set released in a year?

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, ...
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Simplest/cheapest way to build a tensegrity model?

Tensegrity Sculpture by JKBrickworks has free instructions. Here you can also get full list of elements you need to build it. Rebrickable has few more "tensegrity" models. All come 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 sets have the best price per part ratio?

Not going to argue with the reason for the request, but here are some options that give (close to) the best price per part: Any classic brick box typically gives you a less than $0.05 per part price. ...
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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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Simplest/cheapest way to build a tensegrity model?

Lack of chains should not be a showstopper for such a project, as any flexible, non-expandable material can work instead. You may use LEGO strings, like those included with Spiderman sets with the ...
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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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Are there any sets without a lot of fluff?

While nearly all sets these days to include a certain number of parts that you may be referring to as "fluff", the Classic line has the highest ratio of more typical bricks and plates that ...
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What's the most cost effective way to buy bulk LEGO bricks?

I built a page to locate good deals on bulk LEGO by filtering through eBay results using a custom algorithm. As others have said, eBay can be a cost effective way to pick up bulk bricks. ...
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How should I arrange LEGO to sell per pound?

Good question, and welcome to LEGO Answers! Assuming you are going to break up your collection but not sort it into sets, you will likely get more money for your collection if you sell it in smaller ...
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Starting a wholesale LEGO business

You can buy LEGO in bulk at any official LEGO store. It is called the PAB (Pick-A-Brick) Wall. They will sell them to you buy the cup, or if you need really large quantities, you can also ask them for ...
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Is there a way to buy just the robotic parts?

Yes, you can buy all the electronic parts by themselves, but given that the electronic parts are the bulk of the cost, you may not save much. The MINDSTORMS EV3 set (MSRP $349.99 USD) contains: 1 - ...
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How to sell a large amount of Lego

Since you don't want to go through the trouble of sorting the bulk lot, you can sell it as is either locally or at an auction site like eBay. It is perfectly normal to sell bulk lots of LEGO both ...
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Is it acceptable practice to finish an incomplete set and sell it as complete?

New bricks of the same kind often comes from a slightly different mold. And pieces from different year will look different, especially white ones. So there is a high chance that difference will be ...
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Facebook ads for cheap LEGO : legit or scam?

These scammer websites have been popping up for over a year on facebook. Any money sent is lost. You will not receive even a Lepin set. Use your common sense, how is this website supposed to make ...
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What's the deal with the single-type-of-piece bags on Amazon?

I think it's really hard to tell for sure without actually making a couple of orders and seeing what arrives. What I can say is that it appears that they are selling at a HUGE markup over similar ...
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Tips for getting enough bricks to make a MOC with unified style

Buying random LEGO sets hoping that it will have parts that will fit with what you want to build is an expensive process that can leave you with a huge number of unwanted pieces, and still not have ...
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How should I arrange LEGO to sell per pound?

Excerpt from Brickpicker: With bulk, in general terms, the more time you spend on it the more money you make. At a bare minimum any bulk lot needs at least a simple hose down and a quick sort ...
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Are only two new train sets available in August 2018?

Those are the two City-themed trains that are currently available. LEGO is currently transitioning to a new electrical system for trains, so that may explain the relatively low number of trains ...
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Are only two new train sets available in August 2018?

As jncraton noted LEGO is going through a transitional time now. Sadly trains are not a huge portion of their sales so it tends to ebb and flow through time anyway. So if you want a train definitely ...
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My 8880 Super Car: Quality criteria for potential buyers?

Besides the obvious quality checks, something that is quite important to me when buying second hand: in what state of assembly will the set be shipped? Unless it's a set I'm desperately searching, I ...
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Why isn't the new LEGO CV joint available on Bricklink or Brickowl?

The sellers on bricklink/brickowl doesn't have ways to get elements before they become generally available. As 42099 is brand new, pieces that are (currently) unique to that set probably hasn't made ...
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Selling sets on eBay - should I buy missing bricks and figures to complete a set?

Is it worth it to buy the missing figures - will we make back the money we spend or would it be more cost effective to sell it with the two figures missing ? This boils down to the following: SALE ...
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Are there any sets without a lot of fluff?

While I really agree with Nathan's take on this, I'd like to point out another option. Why not just get a bucket of bricks like the 10698: Large Creative Brick Box? You even get a decent container ...
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Is it a stupid idea to buy every brick in an end of sale set?

It's a good idea, but it often doesn't work well in practice. In general, rare parts from rare sets are more expensive, so you will frequently spend more money buying all the parts for a set. As a ...
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Any good alternatives to BrickLink?

I just did a search on all three sites for "2x2 yellow brick." Peeron returned 50 results in a wall-of-text format with no images and I really didn't want to sift through it. But I did and none of ...
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Where to find this green transparent brick?

Your brick appears to be trans-neon-green, an extremely rare color for 2x4 bricks. It never appeared in any set and it is only traded between collectors. You would be paying over $50 for a brick like ...
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Buyer security on BrickLink

As a buyer on BrickLink you place your order to the seller, who then must acknowledge your request and quote you a full price (including any taxes, shipping costs, or other fees; most buyers will ...
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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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