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Hi,
where can I find building instructions from 80's sets ?
Thanks

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  • jamiestjamiest englandMember Posts: 37
  • drdavewatforddrdavewatford Hertfordshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,296
    On Brickset.... Just put the set number(s) in the search box, visit the set page, and click the 'Instructions' tab.
  • AFFOL_Shellz_BellzAFFOL_Shellz_Bellz Member Posts: 1,263
    http//www.toysperiod.com. On the left click on Lego Reference then type the set number into the search box at top right.
  • HuwHuw Brickset Towers, Hampshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,473
    Toys period is rife with plagiarism and I would not recommend going there. He rips off every other site out there and then plasters the images with his own logo.
  • AFFOL_Shellz_BellzAFFOL_Shellz_Bellz Member Posts: 1,263
    Thank you @Huw. I was not aware how he got his images. Which site do you recommend?
  • plasmodiumplasmodium UKMember Posts: 1,938
    ^Here!
  • drdavewatforddrdavewatford Hertfordshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,296
    edited May 2013

    ^Here!

    Quite - on Brickset. As I wrote above.....

    ;-)

  • oldtodd33oldtodd33 Denver 4800 miles to BillundMember Posts: 2,421
    @drdavewatford Ok, I did follow your instructions and am finding no instructions tab on the 80's sets I checked 6399, 6987and 6080. Which are not obscure or hard to find sets. Is there something wrong with my Google Chrome? Also, I noticed some set pages have an ACM tab below the main image and some don't. I'll have to admit, I usually use brickfactory for my instructions. Does Brickset not have all of the instructions for every set?
  • plasmodiumplasmodium UKMember Posts: 1,938
    edited May 2013

    ^Here!

    Quite - on Brickset. As I wrote above.....

    ;-)

    That said:
    From my experience, Brickset usually has PDFs, whereas Peeron/Bricklink have a series of images (one for each page of instructions). I would assume that Brickset probably pulls its instructions from customer services at Lego.com (or something similar). As such I would guess that Brickset doesn't have anything pre-90s. However, if you click on the "links" tab under the main set picture, there should be links (for Peeron and Bricklink) to the set instructions and inventory.
  • AFFOL_Shellz_BellzAFFOL_Shellz_Bellz Member Posts: 1,263
    Must we be a member at Peeron to access instructions?
  • beegeedeebeegeedee Galway, IrelandMember Posts: 380
    I think you do. There's also a limit as to how many views in a day you can do.
  • Russell844Russell844 California, USAMember Posts: 1,844
    http://www.brickfactory.info

    jpgs of lots of instructions
  • jamiestjamiest englandMember Posts: 37
    Can somebody please confirm that my earlier post is viewable.

    Thanks.

    Jamie
  • drdavewatforddrdavewatford Hertfordshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,296
    oldtodd33 said:

    @drdavewatford Ok, I did follow your instructions and am finding no instructions tab on the 80's sets I checked 6399, 6987and 6080. Which are not obscure or hard to find sets. Is there something wrong with my Google Chrome? Also, I noticed some set pages have an ACM tab below the main image and some don't. I'll have to admit, I usually use brickfactory for my instructions. Does Brickset not have all of the instructions for every set?

    If you don't see an 'instructions' tab then click the 'links' tab and look for an 'instructions' heading.
  • drdavewatforddrdavewatford Hertfordshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,296
    edited May 2013
    jamiest said:

    Can somebody please confirm that my earlier post is viewable.

    Thanks.

    Jamie

    Second post on this thread.

    jamiest
  • jamiestjamiest englandMember Posts: 37
    edited May 2013

    jamiest said:

    Can somebody please confirm that my earlier post is viewable.

    Thanks.

    Jamie

    Second post on this thread.

    Thanks
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