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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 ...


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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 "Compatible with leading brands" if it is indeed the case :)


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Garage-sales, estate-sales, second-hand stores, flea-markets and graigslists are the most common way to source out used LEGO. This is especially true in neighborhoods where there is a LEGO store nearby so a lot of kids have them, or where LEGO is popular in the community in general (suburbs and middle-class neighborhoods are especially great places to scout)....


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BrickLink is by far the best place to buy LEGO. It is also very easy to use. Once you get how it works, you will never look back. There are several very helpful videos on YouTube showing you how to use BrickLink most efficiently. Here is one: http://youtu.be/Cyat8aFVk_k I have also put together a detailed written guide on how to use BrickLink here: http://...


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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 instructions and part lists as well as estimated part cost. Example for model shown above: As for acquiring parts there are multiple ways. If you are looking to ...


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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/en/proxy. When I use their Dutch proxy, the site can't be loaded at all. When I use their American proxy, the site is shop for pants. When I use their German ...


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Yes, you can. Or at least I've been able to reuse mine in the past. I believe it was $0.50 off for the big cup and $0.25 for the small cup.


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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. Even if reading instructions is too difficult, playing with regular LEGO parts will soon be a lot of fun. Besides : Losing small parts will be an issue with ...


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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. Getting those on discount can get you even lower. (E.g. 10704 when on sale at WM in the US was $20 for 900 bricks - or a little over $0.02 per brick). Special ...


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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 tubular grip sections or the plain one: Or in their absence even plain, 3rd party string can work, either tied to, or gripped between LEGO bricks: I have had ...


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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 on bricklink, add the Inventory to your wishlist and review which sellers have the pieces you need, then order them. Go to the "Wanted" tab on Bricklink: http://...


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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 you may be used to and has a number of sets at quite a few price points that may be useful to you and are available both direct from LEGO and from many retailers....


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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. Unfortunately, it can be tedious to weed through the expensive or spammy items to find just the bulk LEGO. This web app takes some of this work away by calculating price ...


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Sets from the Classic line tend to have a good value in terms of cost per brick. The trade-off is that you don't get a large model to build in many advanced pieces.


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Brickowl.com is another Bricklink-style site with an updated interface and easier shopping experience that you should check out. The interface is well designed and they have a feature built-in that allows you to find the best combo of stores for the parts in your wishlist, then add them all to your cart at once. It even gives you a total + shipping!


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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 lots sorted by color. You can get a sense for what different colors are worth per pound by searching completed listings on eBay. However, I don't believe that ...


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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 - EV3 Intelligent Brick (MSRP $189.99 USD) 1 - EV3 Color Sensor (MSRP $39.99 USD) 1 - EV3 Infrared Sensor (MSRP $29.99 USD) 1 - EV3 Touch Sensor (MSRP $19.99 USD) ...


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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 locally and online without being able to tell exactly what's in the lot. If you want to spend the least amount of time on this, I would suggest first listing the ...


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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 seen. Most ethical thing to do is to sell it as complete set, but in description clearly state what bricks was replaced.


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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 money with those prices?


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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 parts available on Bricklink. (A quick check shows an average markup of 600% over BL on several lots) I would guess that either the first, third, or some ...


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I'll make a case for eBay: Bulk lots of around 4-5 pounds often sell for around $7-8 per pound (or less), including shipping. I buy many of these lots, which I count and sort, and the average cost-per-piece has been about 2.5 cents. If you are an eBay seller, you can relist the parts you don't want to keep. If a lot yields some scarce or desirable pieces ...


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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 full boxes. Keep in mind that the selection changes seasonally, and you will not be the only seller who buys parts this way, so there will be competition. ...


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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 that if you are lucky enough to find it. It would probably be best to pick another color, or another brick-size for your project. Trans-neon-green also comes in ...


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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 what you want. Having said that, it is still a good idea to buy some sets that have a good number of pieces and/or building styles that you like and fit your ...


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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 available. There are a couple of other trains available if you are interested in something outside of the City theme. There's Winter Holiday Train (10254): And also ...


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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 grab it while it is for sale widely. If you wait a year or two it could be gone or harder to find. There are other options however... Buy new trains on the ...


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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 will almost certainly forego bidding if the set appears to be shipped entirely assembled. Partially disassembled is even worse in my opinion. Also not ...


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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 it to those sites yet. Have some patience, they will likely be there shortly. Those sites rely on users submitting inventories so until somebody submits one, ...


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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 PRICE OF COMPLETE SET > SALE PRICE OF INCOMPLETE SET + BUY PRICE OF MISSING PIECES If that is true, you stand to profit from completing the set, barring any ...


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