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Other than BrickLink can anyone tell me what other sites I can use for particular parts

any help appreciated :)

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  • PaulTFOTBPaulTFOTB Member Posts: 34
    Thanks buddy, been on both, was a little shocked with price difference on certain parts across the 3 sites
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,203
    What are you after?
  • PaulTFOTBPaulTFOTB Member Posts: 34
    I was only after yellow bricks initially, then I moved on to tan coloured bricks and researched both brickowl and bricklink plus ebay and the difference in price on a brick was shocking
  • OldfanOldfan Chicagoland, IL, USAMember Posts: 611
    shop.lego and service.lego are dealing directly from the manufacturer to the customer.  They will charge some type of premium for this service above what pricing you'd normally get by buying the pre-made sets for the same pieces (probably, since I've never bought individual parts from LEGO), as selling individual bricks is less efficient for them than selling pre-packaged sets in bulk.

    Bricklink and Brickowl are aftermarket marketplaces that feature independent stores owned by "resellers"; that term includes both full-time sellers and people just trying to get rid of their personal collections.  Resellers have already obtained their LEGO from other sources and are trying to resell it, either for a finanacial profit or just to clear out their old stuff (but mostly the profit nowadays...).  Depending on the parts you're looking for, the quantities you're looking for, and whether you want new or used LEGO, the prices will indeed vary accordingly.

    LEGO is very popular right now, and there will be some resellers who want to take advantage of the popularity and maximize their profits by charging relatively high prices.  But that doesn't mean you have to buy from those stores...It sounds like you've done some research already, though, and have a good idea of both what you want to pay and what the market is asking for right now.  Best of luck!
    madforLEGO
  • PaulTFOTBPaulTFOTB Member Posts: 34
    thanks very much oldfan ,very interesting points 
  • TarDomoTarDomo FinlandMember Posts: 515
    Did you check out ebay lots? They are usually cheaper than neatly specified bricks. Of course there might be some bricks you don't need but then you can resell them. I was looking for tan bricks for my MOC and found some interesting tan colored lots.
    catwrangler
  • PaulTFOTBPaulTFOTB Member Posts: 34
    hmm I needed at least 3kg of tan just havnt the funds for that much and it was for a charity build
  • TarDomoTarDomo FinlandMember Posts: 515
    Yep, I understand. In that case it wouldn't be great to get lots of useless bricks. The best prices depend from so many things, your country and MOC and so on Wish you luck with your project anyways :smile:
  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,724
    It's handy to have those links to compare; I hadn't heard of brickowl before! My partner and I want to make a medieval village with a gothic cathedral, and have been tossing around the question of how much it matters to have all the bricks the same colour/a realistic colour. I've seen some pictures of half-timbered houses where people had used black for the "timbers" but some of the newer, bright colours for the plastered parts and it looked surprisingly good, so we might compromise by doing that for the houses and then looking for a good deal on one of the above sites for grey bricks for the cathedral...
  • PaulTFOTBPaulTFOTB Member Posts: 34
    thanks TarDomo
    yeh see what you mean- theres making it look a best matched possible or just using as close to it as you can 
    TarDomo
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