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I have a problem trying to get some Lego pieces...

Hi,
I have 36 total pieces I need to finish my GG. There are 10 different parts. I have got most of my parts from Bricklink, but I can't seem to find any sellers that have more than only 3 of these parts at most, making plus postage expensive. The ones that have the most have a limit on their store of over AUD$70 minimum to buy.

Does anyone know of any other way of getting these parts?
Can I put the list here to see if anyone can help me with these?
Any help would be great :)

Thanks
BF

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  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFW/BGMember Posts: 7,297
    If they are still made by Lego you can go to 'Customer Service' > 'Bricks and Pieces' and order directly from them on their website.
  • Bluefairy_56Bluefairy_56 Member Posts: 320

    If they are still made by Lego you can go to 'Customer Service' > 'Bricks and Pieces' and order directly from them on their website.

    Unfortunately postage from them to me in Australia is $30, so it's not worth it to me. These aren't rare pieces, just standard ones available anywhere. But thanks for the reply.
  • oldtodd33oldtodd33 Denver 4800 miles to BillundMember Posts: 2,625
    Put the list here with quantities and see if anyone could help you out.
    andhe
  • andheandhe UKMember Posts: 3,706
    It might also be worth messaging the bricklink sellers you are interested in buying from. They might be able to do you a deal.
  • Bluefairy_56Bluefairy_56 Member Posts: 320
    Thank you. I just realised I forgot the 1x1 Light Grey Tile.

    66005 - Blue Arch 1x3x2 with Curved Top - 4
    4589 - Dark Grey 1x1 Cone - 1
    30179 - Dark Grey 1x4x6 Door Frame Type 1 - 5
    2429 + 2430 - White 1x4 Hinge Plate top and bottom - 12
    970c00 - Sand green Minifig Legs - 1
    41879 - Red/Brown Minifig. Short Legs - 1
    3045 - Light Grey 2x2 Double Convex Slope Brick - 8
    3070b - Light Grey 1x1 tile with groove - 42
    4035 - White 1x2x3 Train Window - 4
  • jadeirenejadeirene US, CaliforniaMember Posts: 475
    Some of those parts are not common like you think. The blue arches, the door frame type 1 and the train windows are all fairly rare and not being produced by LEGO any more.

    If you're not adverse to substitutions, you could probably use type 2 door frames. Also look for the cones with the top groove. The ones without the top groove are not manufactured any more and are being all bough up by people trying to complete a 10179, which is why they are hard to find. There may also be similar windows that would work as well. With the hinges, look for the complete assembly. I believe there are more sellers selling the completed assembly than the two parts separately.

    I hope this helps a bit and good luck finishing your GG!
  • Bluefairy_56Bluefairy_56 Member Posts: 320
    Thank you for that. I had no idea about them not being produced anymore. I am kind of new to Lego, I've only been collecting since February this year. This is my first big Bricklink building, so with so few items to get, I was a little let down.

    I will definitely try the substitutions for it. Thanks again.
  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,271
    ^ Unfortunately when it comes to rarer sets like that one you will undoubtedly come down to a handful of parts you can't get without ordering from a bunch of sellers. If it is the only set you're likely to order parts from then you usually just have to bite the bullet. If you plan on building other stuff the best thing to do is leave those on a wanted list and when buying parts for the next thing, start with the seller that has the most of what you still need, then see what they have to order along with it for the new thing you are building. Personally I typically have at least 5 or 6 wanted lists going either for replacing missing parts for stuff, or for things I am building.
  • jadeirenejadeirene US, CaliforniaMember Posts: 475
    I agree with @graphite. If there's other BrickLink projects you will be working on soon, save some of those parts and combine the orders. The minifig legs, for example, are not crucial to the build and can be bought at any time. The minifigures in the GG are not that special anyways, so you can substitute in any color legs. If it's important to you to get the correct ones, swap them out later when you're able to add them to another order.

    I don't necessarily start with the seller with the most items I need. I try to start with the rarest/most expensive items. I buy them from the cheapest sellers, then also buy whatever else they have that I need. This way I'm not stuck with the expensive, hard to find parts at the end. Not that this helps you now... but maybe for a future project.
    NatebwPaperballpark
  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,271
    ^ Starting with the rarest is something I do as well. For my MOCs I run it through LDD Manager to get the parts list anyway and it says which things are somewhat rare so most of the time I evaluate whether I can change that out. If I still want that part I start with it. I do the same when running it through the cost minimization if it tells me things are rare.
  • Bluefairy_56Bluefairy_56 Member Posts: 320
    I managed to get these parts off of 3 sellers. I only had to change the Door Frame to a type 2, all the other parts are what they were supposed to be. I also bought a few other items like instruction manuals for a few other sets I want to Bricklink (I won't do another one this big I don't think, at least for a long time), I also got a couple of dogs to put with the modulars street.

    So I made the orders worth it to me.
    Thank you again.
  • BrikingBriking Dorset, UKMember Posts: 762
    ^ You know you want Cafe Corner... ;-)
  • Bluefairy_56Bluefairy_56 Member Posts: 320
    Briking said:

    ^ You know you want Cafe Corner... ;-)

    Yes I so want that...but...must...resist...the...pull...towards...Bricklink... Lol
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark Near ManchesterMember Posts: 4,220
    I BL'd GG last year, and only made substitutions on the 1x8 sand green bricks (£2.50 each?! ouch!). I also started with the rare parts, ordering other parts from those sellers as well, so that I made the most of the postage.

    Having said that, I purchased one of the hair pieces (and nothing else) from a seller in America, because even with the postage added on, it was still cheaper than getting it from a seller in Europe.
  • Bluefairy_56Bluefairy_56 Member Posts: 320
    I live in Australia, so any postage for me is expensive. There are not many Australian sellers, but I did get my biggest orders from here.
    I didn't get the sand green colour, I changed that, so all these parts were cheaper for me than paying through the nose for sand green. I have no intention of selling this modular, so changing the colour was fine.
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFW/BGMember Posts: 7,297
    What color did you change to?
  • prevereprevere North of Bellville, East of Heartlake, South of Bricksburg, West of Ninjago City Member Posts: 2,923
    Question on the 4589 with and without top groove. I normally ignore the variation when rebuilding sets, does anyone find it really makes a big difference?
  • GallardoLUGallardoLU USAMember Posts: 644
    the only thing that the variation being correct is usually good for is for reselling a brick linked set example being 10179 with the groove less version. having all of the correct parts is in my opinion critical in selling "Used" sets as 100%.
  • prevereprevere North of Bellville, East of Heartlake, South of Bricksburg, West of Ninjago City Member Posts: 2,923
    I agree correct parts are good. But the amount of tiny new variations on main parts is growing each year. It really takes a dedicated effort to make sure the variation is correct, I applaud you on that.
  • Bluefairy_56Bluefairy_56 Member Posts: 320
    The only two things I changed in the whole inventory are...
    1. Instead of Sand Green bricks I used Green.
    2. Instead of a Type 1 Door Frame I used a Type 2.

    Everything else is the same colour, the green bricks have the grooves, even the white cat with the printed face has been included. I chose the green bricks because I wanted it to stay close to it's original form. I disliked the colour of the Olive Green and the Bright Green was way too bright. Most people seemed to be using Sand Blue, which is very nice, but I wanted it to be different. Plus later if I choose I can just change the green bricks to Sand Green or what ever colour I want.
  • binaryeyebinaryeye USMember Posts: 1,753
    ^ I think it deserves a photo in the What Are You Building thread. ;)
  • Bluefairy_56Bluefairy_56 Member Posts: 320
    binaryeye said:

    ^ I think it deserves a photo in the What Are You Building thread. ;)

    I will definitely take pics and put them up. I now have to wait for the last 7 Bricklink Orders, the 8th one I received, but had one item missing, the seller is sending them to me. I think about 2-3 weeks should see everything here and then there's my building it. :)

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