Hopefully this thread can be used by many people who have queries about Brick a Brick/Bricks & Pieces.
So I have some questions: Firstly, why do some sets appear on Bricks & Pieces, but not others?
For example, I'd like to get the pieces for Indiana Jones Peril in Peru but when I type in the set number nothing comes up. (even though a majority of the pieces in that set are still widely used and available). Whereas Fighter Plane Chase comes up straight away. Same with Ambush in Cairo, but Race for the Stolen Treasure also nothing comes up.
Even modern sets such as this year's small Technic dump truck (I forget the exact name), or beach campervan, either they don't appear at all or only 1 piece appeared for the Technic set which is very weird since the parts are clearly still available!
Where do I find Lego's part numbers? I only know Bricklink numbers which don't correspond and unless I can think of a modern set which might have a part I want, find it and then try and locate the piece I'm looking for, I'm completely in the dark.
How do I find out if a piece is just out of stock (and when it will be back in), or if Lego doesn't actually sell it?
Finally, are there any ways to easily get all the parts from a Lego set (be it current or older), up on PaB or Bricks & Pieces so that one can easily go through and just select the amount needed, or maybe even just 'select all.'?
For parts numbers, bricklink ,Brickowl and Rebrickable all show the alternate part numbers which can be searched on Bricks and pieces.
Helpful for older sets and parts to determine newer mold part numbers that have replaced older out of date parts.
With the changes that went into place last year, it really changed the sets that one can find when searching for parts by set. I can't determine any rhyme or reason really.
crocodiles. Does anyone have any explanations of why LEGO is doing this?
I'd definitely take a handful of unprinted calves or piglets at a reduced price.