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Hi, I'm Max's mom and I need some help. (Lego Kitchen)

Max_n_MomMax_n_Mom Member Posts: 2
edited December 2014 in Introduce yourself
Hello, and thanks for having me :) I am Maxwell's mom. He really wants a lego kitchen.

I looked through catagories and was still unsure where to post this question. I know there are some vintage kitchens available, and some tutorials on youtube on how to build the more modern looking kitchens.. I know this because this is where he got the idea. My son is 10 and legally blind, yet his imagination with lego is unbelievable. He has already build many "kitchens" amoung a gazzillion other things, he even went so far as to make his own first tutorial of how to build his lego kitchen. The problem, question... IDK even know what to call it, is that he doesnt have a lot of the cupboard pieces and those IDK specialy pieces. I found a tutorial online for a new modern kitchen design with all the product codes, but when I got to PAB and brick finder or whatever that one is, I can't find all the pieces I need.

Help lego pro's.. I so want Santa to bring him a kitchen for Christmas.. and I am in canada and according to lego I have run out of time to have anything here by christmas. Do any sets have cool kitchens? I know the lady at lego said the cafe and bike shop had a small kitchen, but that it probably wouldn't satisfy him.

So basically that is me introducing myself.. a kinda panic ridden mom wanting to give her awesome boy what he so wants for Christmas... but I cant find!! :( Any advice would be very appreciated!!!!

Thanks you so much.

P.S Is there a general question discussion somewhere? Sorry if this is in the wrong place.

Comments

  • BrickarmorBrickarmor USAMember Posts: 1,257
    There is a kitchen in the #10243 Parisian Restaurant.

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    You can also order specific parts like cupboards, drawers, kitchen utensils, and food items (and everything else) on Bricklink.

    Welcome to Brickset! I hope we'll be able to help you get started on your project.
    LegoKip
  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,332
    edited December 2014
    Yes, the individual pieces from LEGO are shipped from Denmark - hence why its now too late for christmas, however you'll be able to get everything you need from bricklink, and using Canadian and US sellers you've still got plenty of time.

    Now bricklink is great, but not particularly intuitive. But you'll get the hang of it eventually. Most important, its not a shop but a marketplace of shops all selling various stuff at various prices from various locations. Some of the bigger shops might have everything you need but might cost a bit more, but then getting from a range of shops will increase the postage. They also sell both new and used parts so make sure you know what you are getting - if it matters.

    So, using the Parisian Restaurant above, you can see a list of all the parts from that set on bricklink at http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItemInv.asp?S=10243-1

    From there you can then pick the pieces you want - that might be easier than entering a list of part numbers - and find the shops on bricklink selling them. By clicking on a part and then on the next page the colour (from the list being sold) you'll get a list of all the sellers, so for example...

    http://www.bricklink.com/search.asp?itemID=1277&colorID=86 lists all the sellers of the 2x3x2 cupboard in light bluish grey.

    What you can also do, on the previous page, is add items to a wanted list of all the pieces you're interested in and then when you visit a shop you can check what else they have on your wanted list. Useful for saving time and keeping postage low.

    You can also search for individual parts - i would suggest you have 'catalog items' as your search criteria when doing that, not 'items for sale' as that will give you very repetitive lists of not just every matching item but every matching item across every store.

    Theres also a (small) kitchen in the winter village cottage #10229. Its small but might give a few ideas and again you can use it to search for useful parts on bricklink.

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    carlq
  • Max_n_MomMax_n_Mom Member Posts: 2
    Thanks so much Brickarmor & Cheshirecat!

    What friendly and informative people you are, the Lego lady in Canada said this was the best place to get my info... That between everyone here you pretty much know every single thing there is to know about Lego.

    Just got home from work, will take a peek at bricklink in the a.m. once the little man is off to school!

    How exciting! And thanks for the inspirations.

    I love Lego... Bricklink sounds a little dangerous as I have always dreamed of so many things. When I was looking up pictures today, I saw one Lego apartment someone had made. It was a modern european style with white kitchen, green tiles, wood floor and fireplace and even a retro inspired white couch. It just blows me away the talent out there!

    Will come back and let you all know how it goes. Thanks for taking the time to help me out! It's very much appreaciated.

    :D
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,408
    I build the Winter Village Cottage earlier this week and the Kitchen is one of my favourite parts of it. Really nice colour palette and good scale.
  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,332
    There is also someone here who has made their actual kitchen out of Lego. Lego cupboards, splash back etc.
  • dejavudejavu USAMember Posts: 235
    Shib, I love the winter cottage kitchen too, especially the colors. It makes me sad that the kitchen becomes so invisible when the upper floor is finished.
  • indigoboxindigobox Member Posts: 470
    edited December 2014
    The other option you can try @Max_n_mom is calling Lego Customer Service and see if they have the parts available that you have inventoried. Usually they allow you to purchase quantities of 15, and then ship.

    I agree with the above comments about the Winter Village Cottage, it is a nice one. I also liked the kitchen from The Burrow - Harry Potter series.
  • MinifigsMeMinifigsMe Member Posts: 2,844
    Does the friend's bakery have a kitchen in it? You might find that the friends sets have lots of the sort of peices your looking for, as well as food for them. They're aimed at girls, but don't let that put you off, the parts are still LEGO! Good luck!
  • monkey_roomonkey_roo Member Posts: 1,407
    A few of the friends sets have kitchens, The City Park Cafe , Olivia's House, Downtown Bakery, Heartlake Juice Bar and Stephanie's Beach House.
  • cmrt1014cmrt1014 Member Posts: 396
  • OldfanOldfan Chicagoland, IL, USAMember Posts: 665
    I use Bricklink all the time to order parts, Brickowl.com is another marketplace for LEGO parts and sets.
    Andor
  • ModelMamaModelMama New ZealandMember Posts: 27
    @Max_n_Mom ,a belated welcome. Hope you and Max had a super Christmas. 10 must be almost the perfect age for Lego - except for the lack of funds to buy it. Did Max video his tutorial? would love to see it. As for which category to post this question, I think you'll find this a welcoming forum to genuine fans - as Max and you clearly are - so don't worry overmuch. There is a category called "Building and Techniques" if you need further help, that's my pick. Guess by now you will realise how much can be learned from the Brickset site itself too - try Browsing through recent sets or themes; look at the parts list to identify useful parts; download the instructions to check out building techniques.
    LegoKipAndor
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