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Star Wars Action Box missing?

LaziterLaziter Member Posts: 76
edited July 2012 in The Database
I can't seem to find the Star Wars Action Box in the database.
I know it's out there as I bought one recently.
The box comes with 30051 Mini X-Wing fighter
Star Wars Heroes Ultimate Sticker
Star Wars Villains Ultimate Sticker
and a book that resembles this one LEGO Star Wars: The Visual , only 48 pages though and doesn't have the exclusive Luke Skywalker minifig.

My set is in german, I don't know if an english version was ever made.

Comments

  • HuwHuw Brickset Towers, Hampshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,450
    That isn't in the database, it's hard to keep up with all book releases so we tend to concentrate on just those that are of most interest to AFOLs.
  • LaziterLaziter Member Posts: 76
    edited July 2012
    Then why are games (PC/PS3 etc.) in the database?
    None of these has any buildable sets or minifigs, this box does.
  • BeardedCastleGuyBeardedCastleGuy Member Posts: 127
    edited July 2012
    They have database entries on Shop.LEGO.com if I'm not mistaken, that's the primary source for a LOT of the data. The book/set/box you were referring to likely does NOT have any mention on the mentioned website (unless I have misunderstood things).
    My understanding is that Brickset polls the Shop.LEGO.com site once a day for what's available, that's how we get most of the date ranges for availability and what's even considered a 'current' release, it's available in the LEGO database. This way is SO much easier than folks having to track and enter this type of data by hand, more accurate too.
  • LaziterLaziter Member Posts: 76
    I have no intention of being rude here, but all those old sets that are listed in the database are from long before LEGO even considered being on the internet.
    They must have been added manually.
    I thought this section of the forum was meant to make aware of sets and stuff NOT listed in the database yet?
  • BeardedCastleGuyBeardedCastleGuy Member Posts: 127
    I'll be honest I never even followed the links you provided, thus I was unaware of the age of the sets. Looking at the release dates they WOULD have been in the Era of the automatic data collection unless the entries you linked to have the date wrong. It looks like three of the items were 2011 releases and the last was a 2009 release.

    I do know that Huw has stated in the past that the primary focus is Sets and not 'Gear'. I believe (but don't recall it being stated specifically) that a lot of books tend to be regarded as 'Gear', thus Huw's statement above "it's hard to keep up with all book releases so we tend to concentrate on just those that are of most interest to AFOLs." I suspect Brickset just doesn't have Images or the other associated data you are looking for, if they have the data is normally added to the database whenever available.
    I also suspect that if you provide (i.e. take some) pictures and the other data and ask, that Huw or one of the other database admin's would add it to the database...

    Please Note That,
    A. I'm not associated with the management of Brickset and do not speak for them.
    B. It takes more than a few civil lines of text to offend me, especially when it's correcting a misunderstanding of my own making.
    C. I was not myself trying to offend anyone, I was just trying to provide an answer.

  • LaziterLaziter Member Posts: 76
    Anyways, it could be noted in the mini-set info (notes) that this set is also available with the Action Box.
    So if people were to look for the set, they could find out alternative ways to get it :-)
  • collect_thatcollect_that Kidderminster, EnglandMember Posts: 1,312
    @laziter

    I've added the box set you were looking for, under it's English title. I did start to add more books (manually) to the database as these are probably one of the more popular items under the 'Gear' heading.

    If you take a look at the 'owned' stats though for the various books listed in the Database it pales in comparison to the 'owned' stats of the actual sets in these books!!

    brickset.com/detail/?Set=DKSWESSEN-1
  • LaziterLaziter Member Posts: 76
    Cool, thanks alot, much easier to get the actual books that I own added to my collection.
    Just in case anyone is looking for this book-set, it's available here:
    Klodskassen (Bricks4you) for about $12 + postage.
  • HuwHuw Brickset Towers, Hampshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,450
    Sorry for the late follow-up on this...

    @BeardedCastleGuy is right in that we download a product feed from LEGO's affiliate network daily. The import routine flags if there are any new products in it that we don't have listed. Usually they are only ever 'gear' because we add 'proper sets' as soon as we get wind of them.

    So, if gear is sold by LEGO directly it goes in, if not, it might go in, but there's no guarantee. One reason being that there is just so much out there that it's impossible to keep up with it all, and no easy way to do so. Most of it is 'tat' and of little interest anyway.

    We do try and add books that are of interest to AFOLs, although this one slipped through the net, probably because the set and books have been released in other forms before.

    There's an FAQ entry and news article that provide more info.
  • LaziterLaziter Member Posts: 76
    Better late than never as they say :-)
    My best guess is that is why this section of the forum is here.
  • HuwHuw Brickset Towers, Hampshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,450
    It is indeed...
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