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LEGOwhacks

CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,141
I've been using @paul_merton's tool to identify sets

http://bricksetforum.com/discussion/comment/546149#Comment_546149

and seeing how few parts you can use to identify the sets.

Being a fan of Dave Gorman, I thought here is the LEGO equivalent of a googlewhack. Enter two parts and if they only appear in one set, it's a legowhack. Obviously it is harder if the two parts individually occur in many sets, as it is very easy if one or both of the parts occur only in one or just a couple of sets. So the points value can be given as equal to the lower number of sets for the pair. The high number is quite easy so shouldn't count. So for example:

Parts 300121 and 4161331 (in 462 and 45 sets respectively) are a 45 point legowhack


but can be beaten by the similar looking pair of 4106356 and 4161330 (in 238 and 49 sets) at 49 points.



In cases of database disagreement, all data is based on brickset entries.




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Comments

  • ricecakericecake Maryland, USAMember Posts: 879
    I thought you were talking about #42072. That set is WHACK!
    Bumblepants
  • elspankdogelspankdog TexasMember Posts: 403
    3958 in aqua, 33291 in violet...what do I win?
    MAGNINOMINISUMBRA
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,141
    Not much, as both parts are only in one set each (according to BL), the set that they are both in. Parts like that are easy to find. For example, there are about 20 parts that only appear in the new UCS Falcon, so all of those pairs only occur in one set too. Similarly, most CMFs will have a pair of parts appearing in just one set. The idea is to find two relatively common parts that only appear together in one set. The more common the better (so a higher score).

    MAGNINOMINISUMBRA
  • elspankdogelspankdog TexasMember Posts: 403
    edited January 2018
    I see.  We want a high score.  Totally missed that part (literally)
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,141

    Here's a new high score:

    http://www.spoofdata.com/setfinder/?id1=4220634&id2=4211349&id3=&id4=&id5=



    4220634 in 81 sets
    4211349 in 146 sets,

    so a score of 81.

    There must be a 100+ score ...
    FizyxMAGNINOMINISUMBRA
  • elspankdogelspankdog TexasMember Posts: 403
    Seems like the CMF base would be easy picking, but I'm not sure Brickset has the set total correct for that part.  It should be 400 sets, but Brickset counts an entire series line as one set.  A set like #21307 that uses that base as a regular part should have a combination with another 400+ part
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark UK / KLMember Posts: 3,511
    edited January 2018
    Right, now I get the point of this (to get the highest score from a combination which only appears in one set), I've kinda smashed it.

    4164022, in 155 sets, and 302302, in 202 sets, but only together in #7133, for a Legowhack of 155

    http://www.spoofdata.com/setfinder/?id1=4164022&id2=302302&id3=&id4=&id5=
     

    However, what are the specific rules here about having to check using that website? Because 656202 (246 sets) and 4211568 (218 sets) appeared together in #9665 according to Brickset, but for some reason that comparison website says they didn't, which is odd. If it's allowable, which I think it is, that's a Legowhack of 218.

    http://www.spoofdata.com/setfinder/?id1=4211568&id2=656202&id3=&id4=&id5=
     
    So I think the above two in #9665 currently hold the high score, at 218. :)
    FizyxMAGNINOMINISUMBRACCC
  • MAGNINOMINISUMBRAMAGNINOMINISUMBRA Member Posts: 993
    Nice to open the topic to see everyone playing nice! The title was...shall we say, somewhat disturbing?
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,340
    #4219615 16 * 32 green base plate (brickset says 26 sets, but I count 72 on bricklink)
    and 
    4211435  1 * 4 arch in light blueish grey (81 sets)

    they both only appear in 10218 pet shop
    http://www.spoofdata.com/setfinder/?id1=4219615&id2=4211435&id3=&id4=&id5=
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,635
    Nice to open the topic to see everyone playing nice! The title was...shall we say, somewhat disturbing?
    I just thought they meant #42072
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