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looking for tips on tracking missing pieces

TuranosTuranos Member Posts: 2
edited October 2011 in Collecting
hi all,
after a 20 year hiatus im back at legos. retrieved my old collection and now im in the process of rebuilding old sets.
im looking for tips on how to best track missing pieces. i have a bunch of (now washed) legos and downloaded manuals in pdfs. my plan is to build the sets and while doing so write down any missing bricks and order online to complete the set.
is there a site you'd recommend for doing so? i could always use excel or pen paper. ideally i'd like to just pull up the parts list while building and check NEED on some online form.

i checked brickset and peeron but neither have exactly that system.
any tips would be appreciated


  • MinifigsMeMinifigsMe Member Posts: 2,844
    hi there, welcome back to lego :)

    you'd be best getting brickstore - it's free and can download inventories to it, then adust the amounts that you have/need depending how you want to use it. It can then be used to generate a list of parts you 'want' from bricklink. It's massively useful, I just wished I'd had it when I started down the rebuild path!

    the only shame is it doesn't work on the ipad, which would be so handy for adjusting things with a touchscreen
  • TuranosTuranos Member Posts: 2
    thanks savage, i'll try this out
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Member Posts: 10,835
    edited October 2011
    You can also get inventory lists from Bricklink, which seem to be more reliable than Peeron now, but not certain.
    That is, of course, if you want to know what you have before trying to build it.
  • DuchessaDuchessa Member Posts: 287
    My personal preference in this situation would be Peeron. Their inventories of the olders sets are IMO the best.
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