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Man, I found this site the other day (Bricklink) and it basically changed my life. Course I bought the M-Tron 6989 immediately as I have been searching for about 20 years for it. Then I ordered over 2000 pieces. Man, when they come I'm going to be so pumped. I have 3 insane (to me) ships I wanna build. So stoked.

Why didn't I know about that site sooner I can't tell. Best. Now just to get those juicy pieces...
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| February 5, 2011, 3:27 am
Yeah I second that about Bricklink. You can find alot of parts for almost half the cost. I just ordered some stuff for my fighter last night. It's the best!!!
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| February 5, 2011, 9:00 am
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Quoting Yorik Bruhl
Man, I found this site the other day (Bricklink) and it basically changed my life. Course I bought the M-Tron 6989 immediately as I have been searching for about 20 years for it. Then I ordered over 2000 pieces. Man, when they come I'm going to be so pumped. I have 3 insane (to me) ships I wanna build. So stoked.

Why didn't I know about that site sooner I can't tell. Best. Now just to get those juicy pieces...

I guess I just don't understand how it all works. I signed up and got an account, but when I started to search for parts, they're all over the place. I would like to buy everything all from one shop, I suppose. Am I missing something?
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| February 5, 2011, 6:31 pm
Quoting El Barto !
I guess I just don't understand how it all works. I signed up and got an account, but when I started to search for parts, they're all over the place. I would like to buy everything all from one shop, I suppose. Am I missing something?


Yeah if you search for one piece they give you every store that has it. The best thing I found (after making 6 separate orders) is either a)find the piece you want a lot of, and go into that store. Then look through all their pieces to see what else you want. Or b) find a store with about 300,000 pieces and just scan through.

I ended up searching for what I wanted, bought about 60 of them, and then spent about 20 more bucks just picking up what ever else they had. Once I did this 6 times, I had all the pieces I wanted and then some. The only drawback of course is the shipping cost for 6 separate orders.

Make sense?

ps. If you live in Canada, shipping within Canada is more expensive than from the USA to Canada. Go figure eh.

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| February 6, 2011, 1:28 am
I pretty much do the same as Yorik, I'll need a certain part, so I'll get them and then other things as impulse buys. It can be hard finding everything you need in 1 store though, what I do sometimes is shop from 3 stores at once in 3 separate tabs, I just buy from whoever sells for the cheapest and I can also get things 1 store may be out of....though in the end I lose out on multiple shipping costs and it takes a few hours that I could be using doing creative stuff.

As a possible tip, you can look for stores in your state as well, sometimes the same store may have walk-ins, saves you on the extra shipping costs.

Also, if your cautious about doing internet business with strangers, be sure to look at the sellers feedback. If they have had 3 or 4 complaints in one month, then might be best to stay away...Though one time I had a store forget about my order for like 4 weeks and they paid for the whole thing! WEEEE! Free LEGO!! Haha, later dudes.
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| February 6, 2011, 1:46 am
Ah, the wonders of Bricklink. On top of having the largest selection of bricks anywhere, (Edit* I meant to say Bricklink has the largest selection, not me.) I have also invested in piece/colors that were not released in any Lego sets. For example, I recently ordered an angular broadsword, but in trans-clear. For my starships, I ordered 4 of these: http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=30359b

But the ones I ordered, were blue. (There are only 2 left on Bricklink in that color.)
You can also find white trees (for a snow effect), red dogs (red is a cheap die test color), and multiple different colors of ghost shrouds (but they're spendy.)

As for really rare parts, I saw a set of 2 red trees on Ebay go for $50+ or $100+ (I can't remember which). Those would be fun for a fall scene.
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| February 8, 2011, 8:34 pm
If one was bored (and unloyal to lego people) they could buy lego off bricklink and ebay it for way more $. Many people buying lego on ebay apparently don't' know about bricklink. I once was one...
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| February 10, 2011, 2:18 pm
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Quoting Yorik Bruhl
If one was bored (and unloyal to lego people) they could buy lego off bricklink and ebay it for way more $. Many people buying lego on ebay apparently don't' know about bricklink. I once was one...

That's pretty tricky, Dude! I got a Death Star II a couple of years ago on eBay for $170. The guy had organized all the pieces into ziplock bags. I was quite pleased. Never built it as it went directly into the Galactica, but seemed like a good deal at the time... I have to look into Bricklink again, though. Might need to start purchasing...
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| February 10, 2011, 10:25 pm
That's rad. Yeah, I'll definitely be dropping a chunk of cash next pay check...after I get a job first...:)
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| February 11, 2011, 1:10 am
All my MOC's are build from buying parts at Bricklink. Even though I might spend way to much money on it, You get want You want and pay for it. There are so many ways of searching to find exactly what You are looking for. I have a huge collection of parts now and still more to come. Some of them are perhaps rare and is maybe over priced or even out of production as the old gray color. I amassed a lot of old gray parts for my latest creaton, but when it comes to the bricks and inverted slopes I bought them in used condition. If I wanted them in new condition it is very expencive and a lot comes from USA. I also bought some old classic space sets and it's just amazing to recieve and get old memories back again. To all Lego builders across the world, if You want to build Your dream, do it the bricklink way:-)
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| July 18, 2011, 6:48 pm
Quoting El Barto !
I guess I just don't understand how it all works. I signed up and got an account, but when I started to search for parts, they're all over the place. I would like to buy everything all from one shop, I suppose. Am I missing something?
No shop has every part in every color to the lowest price:-)
I do it the old fashion way. I take every part in the wanted color and search for highest pieces. Then I write what shop that has it and how much it will cost. After some long hours by my office table I have a list of all the parts I need and where to find it. Next step I take one shop at the time and search my notes for all the parts I can find in that particular shop. And so does it go on to I'm done. After that I make sure that I have it all and if I find a mistake it's allways possible to add more.
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| July 18, 2011, 7:06 pm
I havn't ordered from Bricklink yet but I am going to soon for an upcoming build. I sometimes build something on LDD and check the price then spray my soda all over my keyboard and computer screen. Lol! I like to use LDD sometimes to build something when I do not have the pieces, or the quantity in my collection to get an idea. Obviously the price of Bricklink pieces is most of the time 1/3 or less than the price of new bricks from the Lego company.
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| September 7, 2011, 7:42 pm
Just made my first bricklink orders recently to finish my newest build ( will be posting soon!) I'm pretty much obsessed now!!! All I want to do now is blow my whole paycheck on parts and sets from there! Is that bad?
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| November 5, 2011, 12:52 am
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Quoting Eric W.
Just made my first bricklink orders recently to finish my newest build ( will be posting soon!) I'm pretty much obsessed now!!! All I want to do now is blow my whole paycheck on parts and sets from there! Is that bad?

Only if you haven't already taken care of all you bills first.

It's been a while since I last made a Bricklink order. Not had the funding to do so, but that should change in Decemeber. Hopefully I'll get a new AEGAKS built, as well as some new drones, maybe a copy of my new MGS-341. We'll have to see.
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| November 5, 2011, 1:09 am
Quoting Rabid Goldfish
Only if you haven't already taken care of all you bills first.

It's been a while since I last made a Bricklink order. Not had the funding to do so, but that should change in Decemeber. Hopefully I'll get a new AEGAKS built, as well as some new drones, maybe a copy of my new MGS-341. We'll have to see.

Yeah, I at least make sure I get my bills paid. I'd like to see your newest stuff as soon as your done! I am still learning as I go on BL.
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| November 5, 2011, 1:18 am
Quoting El Barto !
That's pretty tricky, Dude! I got a Death Star II a couple of years ago on eBay for $170. The guy had organized all the pieces into ziplock bags. I was quite pleased. Never built it as it went directly into the Galactica, but seemed like a good deal at the time... I have to look into Bricklink again, though. Might need to start purchasing...

Have you tried ordering anything yet?
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| November 5, 2011, 1:31 am
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Quoting Eric W.
Have you tried ordering anything yet?

Yes, yes I have! In fact it's quite easy. My first quest was to find more Raptor windscreens. So, I got the parts number, and started a search, narrowed to the US. Once I found them, I started looking around for other stuff that particular store had to offer. My shopping spree for the Hangar Deck was more complex, given the quantity of parts. Four orders for that one, but still easy enough. Just have to be organized and look at the prices between the stores. I recommend it, especially with the cost of Lego sets going up. I look at sales, though, TRU offers some good deals, TJMaxx every once in a while, too. Good hunting!
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| November 5, 2011, 9:36 am
Quoting El Barto !
Yes, yes I have! In fact it's quite easy. My first quest was to find more Raptor windscreens. So, I got the parts number, and started a search, narrowed to the US. Once I found them, I started looking around for other stuff that particular store had to offer. My shopping spree for the Hangar Deck was more complex, given the quantity of parts. Four orders for that one, but still easy enough. Just have to be organized and look at the prices between the stores. I recommend it, especially with the cost of Lego sets going up. I look at sales, though, TRU offers some good deals, TJMaxx every once in a while, too. Good hunting!

Yeah those windscreens are perfect! It took about 5 orders to complete my latest build which I will me posting soon. Just waiting on the last order to come in. I also ordered a bunch of extra parts. Bricklink is my new obsession!
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| November 5, 2011, 9:43 am
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