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[Master thread] Additions to the Brickset Database

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  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,807
    Was updating my minfig collection and noticed I could not find Sensei Wu that came with DK book - Secret World of the Ninja. Book is in the database either. Do you need me to take pictures?
     Although I am not good at rendering or anything, I willing to try.
  • kamaflajekamaflaje NZLMember Posts: 1
    Could we add 852814 'Blue Spaceman Key Chain' 2010 please. There are three versions of this key chain but this particular unit has '...in space since 1978' on the ring card.
  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,231
    Can't find these in the database, I can get better photos if there aren't any available (got one for my birthday).

    xiahna
  • HuwHuw Brickset Towers, Hampshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,390
    We don't add all that sort of tat unless it gets sold at [email protected], when it gets added automatically.
  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,231
    Another Australian TRU build & take promo, a kayak, the instructions are branded with the Lego CITY logo. The event was the Saturday just gone, October 17th.

    xiahna
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,792
    Today I noticed that a bunch of No Starch Press books were added to the Brickset database in a brand-new "Books" . I have mixed feelings about this. I know these books are generally high quality and that several of them are geared specifically towards AFOLs. But they are technically not LEGO products or even LEGO-licensed products.

    Meanwhile, some officially licensed book series in the database, like the Bionicle books, are rather incomplete. The criteria for which books appear in the database at all seems to be mostly based on what's appeared in catalogs or on LEGO.com, which results in an extremely eclectic selection. Bionicle chapter books, activity books, guide books, and a 2006 Bionicle annual are listed, but Bionicle graphic novels are not. All the Bionicle Chronicles and Bionicle Adventures chapter books are listed, but Bionicle Legends #6–11 are missing. And LEGO Ninjago books (besides the DK guide books) are not listed at all, not even the activity books, guide books, and this year's annual which include physical minifigures.

    Does the new "books" category indicate that Brickset is intent on expanding its focus to include more LEGO books, and if so, by what criteria? Will books currently listed as "Gear" be moved to the new "Books" category? Will ISBN numbers become the new standard for identification of LEGO books, or will books which have product numbers on shop.LEGO.com or in LEGO catalogs continue to use those numbers? If you need any help figuring out what books are missing from the database or how to organize them I'd be happy to help out.
  • ricecakericecake Maryland, USAMember Posts: 879
    There is more info in the second half of this post:
    http://brickset.com/article/17649/New-site-features

  • HuwHuw Brickset Towers, Hampshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,390
    @Aanchir, I'm glad you asked...

    The plan is to move books out of 'gear' and to add all 'LEGO books that are likely to be of interest to AFOLs' to the database, regardless of whether they are officially licensed or not. With a few obscure exceptions I've just completed this, except for DK books.

    Yes, I do plan to use ISBN numbers to reference them, which then makes it possible to link through to Amazon, although that is not without its problems given the likes of DK publish multiple versions: the US English version has a different number to the UK English one, for example.

    The Gear/Books section contains books that were sold at shop.LEGO.com plus a few others that contain bricks or minifigs.

    So, yes, it's very incomplete for story books and other kids books and to be honest I would be happy removing them from the database given they are of limited interest and are very difficult to maintain given the number of them: just look at Amazon to see all the thin paperback story or comic books, some with minifigs on the cover, that are being released nowadays.

    However, if someone was to step up and take charge of this aspect of the database and help build a comprehensive list of them then I'd happily reconsider.
  • HuwHuw Brickset Towers, Hampshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,390
    edited November 2015
    Later... all books that I intend to move have been moved to the Books category.

    I am happy to reinstate Bionicle etc. ones but only if I can get a comprehensive list.
  • als-1971als-1971 uk derbyshireMember Posts: 69
    Is the free duplo bag with the calender in the database
  • HuwHuw Brickset Towers, Hampshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,390
    Probably not if it contains no bricks.
  • als-1971als-1971 uk derbyshireMember Posts: 69
    Only has Six bricks in it
  • HuwHuw Brickset Towers, Hampshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,390
    Can you post a picture and its number then please?
  • als-1971als-1971 uk derbyshireMember Posts: 69
    Number is 40167
  • MattsWhatMattsWhat Studley, UKMember Posts: 1,643
    edited February 2016
    So in the database they are called collectable minifigures, but they seem to be collectible minifigures on the lego site (although they don't actually call them that, they refer to them as collectibles) and elsewhere.  Not really sure it's wrong or which one is actually right), but from an SEO point of view collectible doesn't get you any hits @Huw ('collectible minifigures' doesn't see you on any of the first three pages on google).
    Thoughts?
  • AleyditaAleydita BelgiumMember Posts: 786
    MattsWhat said:
    So in the database they are called collectable minifigures, but they seem to be collectible minifigures on the lego site (although they don't actually call them that, they refer to them as collectibles) and elsewhere.  Not really sure it's wrong or which one is actually right), but from an SEO point of view collectible doesn't get you any hits @Huw ('collectible minifigures' doesn't see you on any of the first three pages on google).
    Thoughts?

    In British English both spellings are now considered correct, though 'collectables' was the original spelling.

    Unopened pic of that set I contributed to BO earlier:

  • MattsWhatMattsWhat Studley, UKMember Posts: 1,643
    I always though collectible was the noun and collectable was the adjective. I always use ible for cmfs, that seemed correct until I noticed on the database. I thought ible came first, I'm sure that's the one I was taught at school at least. Ah well. 
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,792
    Having studied Latin, "collectible" tends to make more sense to me, since "colligere" is a third conjugation verb, and the Latin suffix "-abilis" originally applied only to first conjugation verbs. But looking at the etymology of the word "collect" on Wiktionary, before coming to English it took a detour through Medieval Latin in which the word "collectare" WAS a first conjugation verb. Learn something new every day, I guess.

    Apparently American English favors the spelling "Collectible", which might be another reason it's the spelling I'm most comfortable with. It's just one of many American English spellings that makes more sense to me than their British English equivalents after studying Latin and Spanish. I wonder if the similar spellings between American English and these languages is a result of early American trade with Spanish colonies, or a result of American English lexicographers being biased towards Latin spellings.
    Galactus
  • AleyditaAleydita BelgiumMember Posts: 786
    Easter Chick (picture from Russian BL seller)
    VorpalRyukiki180703
  • CapnRex101CapnRex101 United KingdomAdministrator Posts: 2,263
    @Aanchir - I fall on the opposite side of the argument. The OED definition of the word 'collectable' (or 'collectible') is 'able to be collected' which indicates that the suffix 'able' is more appropriate than 'ible'.

    Having said that, as a current Classics student I cannot fault the logic of your comment :o)
  • mressinmressin Lego City... erm LondonMember Posts: 843
    edited February 2016
    Not sure if this would be an actual box/set...

    Interestingly, the competition's website (lego.co.uk/citygiantpack) does not seem to exist (competition ends on 30. April 2016), and the other advertised link lego.co.uk/city redirects to a domain for sale...
  • TigerMothTigerMoth Member Posts: 2,343
    CapnRex101 said:

    The OED definition of the word 'collectable' (or 'collectible') is 'able to be collected' which indicates that the suffix 'able' is more appropriate than 'ible'.
    I have a feeling what happened was that it originally referred to something that was able to be collected, and hence was collectable - effectively most things are collectable. Then somebody went out, relatively recently, and created collectibles - sets of things that were intended to be collected - although I think the term itself came into use even later still.

    With a subtle difference in meaning and only a slight difference in spelling, the distinction was quickly lost.
  • guardtristanguardtristan AustriaMember Posts: 1
    Not sure if I only missed this one in the database or not but the last LEGO STAR WARS Magazine contained a Naboo Fighter (Issue 9, March 2016 - EU)

    Foil Pack, 32 pieces


  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,435
    How is Scooby Doo listed as a part but not a minifigure in the Scooby Doo sets?
    Sure he's a dog but he's also the namesake of the darn series not to mention he gets minifigure treatment with different expressions in his face.

    Mystery Machine: http://brickset.com/sets/75902-1/The-Mystery-Machine

  • HuwHuw Brickset Towers, Hampshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,390
    You'd have to ask over at BrickLink about that since we get our minifig data from there.
  • EbichuuuEbichuuu GermanyMember Posts: 1
    I was wondering if there is an interest in showing the original alternative builds of the sets in the database. When I collected Lego in the 90s, most sets had a few alternative builds depicted on the back of the boxes. As a kid, I used to cut out the back of each box as a refrence for building alternative builds later.

    Now that I started to be interested in Lego again, I found a whole folder with those cutouts of alternative builds and didn't see them anywhere online. If there is an interested to add this to the database, I would scan those. 

    Galactus
  • OldfanOldfan Chicagoland, IL, USAMember Posts: 615
    Ebichuuu said:
    I was wondering if there is an interest in showing the original alternative builds of the sets in the database. When I collected Lego in the 90s, most sets had a few alternative builds depicted on the back of the boxes. As a kid, I used to cut out the back of each box as a refrence for building alternative builds later.

    Now that I started to be interested in Lego again, I found a whole folder with those cutouts of alternative builds and didn't see them anywhere online. If there is an interested to add this to the database, I would scan those. 


    This could be stored under the "additional builds" section of a listing, right?  I know there's no pictures there now, but could we put them there?  (If not, then Images would be the logical place...) Unless there's a storage/bandwidth issue with adding these to the database, I support the suggestion.
    Galactus
  • TyresOFlahertyTyresOFlaherty USAMember Posts: 339
    Is there any way to add RRP for the Comic Con sets? I know the two that I purchased (SDCC2015-2 Dagobah) and (SDCC2015-3 Superman) were $39.99 each, and that info's not on the list of My Sets.
  • Lego_StarLego_Star ... in a galaxy far, far away.Member Posts: 2,021
    @TheBrickPal
    I was looking at the Elves theme this morning and saw a poly that the notes say available with qualifying purchases on [email protected] April 2016. Doesn't say which market and not the UK or US. Is this a mistake or where was it available? Maybe a promo LEGO changed their mind on?

    #30375 is the poly in question - I have directed to this to you, as I see in the change log you added the note. :o)
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,792
    Lego_Star said:
    @TheBrickPal
    I was looking at the Elves theme this morning and saw a poly that the notes say available with qualifying purchases on [email protected] April 2016. Doesn't say which market and not the UK or US. Is this a mistake or where was it available? Maybe a promo LEGO changed their mind on?

    #30375 is the poly in question - I have directed to this to you, as I see in the change log you added the note. :o)
    The #30375 promotion began just five days ago in the United States and runs through May 8, according to the April 2016 LEGO Store Calendar. If you made a purchase before the 25th it wouldn't have included that set.

    Haven't seen the UK LEGO store calendar for this month so can't testify to when it might be released over there.
  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,231
    edited May 2016
    A few make & take promos not in the database:


    Friends Wishing Well, 19th March, TRU Australia.


    Nexo Knights Micro Mecha Horse & Battle Blaster, 9th April, Myer Australia.


    Nexo Knights Micro Rumble Blade & Chaos Chariot, 23rd/24th April, TRU Australia.
    catwrangler
  • HuwHuw Brickset Towers, Hampshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,390
    Thanks. Do you have scans of the paperwork? I think the line has to be drawn somewhere and without it I don't think they really qualify as sets for the database.

  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,231
    edited May 2016
    I can scan the Nexo Knights ones in, unfortunately the TRU ones are black and white photocopies. Couldn't get the one for the friends wishing well, but there is an older version in the database, #WISHINGWELL-1, from 2013.
  • macfreekmacfreek NetherlandsMember Posts: 1
    Are lego activity books (actually more like magazines) which include blocks in scope of the database? @Galactus mentioned a few on the first page of this thread, but I can't seem to find those particular items in http://brickset.com/sets/theme-Books/.
    My daughter got one of those activity books as well. Just 13 blocks, with a magazine called "Lego Friends: Grand Plans" (EN) / "Lego Friends: Grote Avonturen" (NL) / "Lego Friends: Grand Projets" (FR). The French cover below comes from a reseller website, the photo with building instructions and colophon are mine (just low quality snaps with my camera for now). The colophon lists the model number as "LEA-104", produced by AMEET Sp. z.o.o. under license from the LEGO group, and JP Publishing as the publisher. I'm pretty sure this is the same publisher as Juniorpress Magazines mentioned by @Galactus earlier. Let me know if there is interest, and if so, what details and format will help you most.




  • jedivalkyriejedivalkyrie Member Posts: 171
    Anyone have a scan of the instructions for this http://hip2save.com/2016/02/11/toysrus-free-lego-nexo-knights-build-event-on-220/ so it can be added to the DB?  If not, I can probably get it, just need to know where to send the info.
  • HuwHuw Brickset Towers, Hampshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,390
    ^ That image will be fine, I'l get it added.

    ^^ No, we don't record those books, there are too many, no way to keep track of them all and they are of limited interest to the site's main audience.
    MattDawson
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,792
    edited May 2016
    New Ninjago battle pack: 853544.

    EDIT: Nevermind, I see that it was just added. :) But 853544 is the correct six-digit number. The seven digit number is just an alternate SKU like all sets have.
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,792
    I just noticed the Brickset database doesn't list extra alternate/combi building instructions, even though they are listed on LEGO.com (you can even filter by sets with extra building instructions). I'm talking about things like combi models from Bionicle/Hero Factory, Mixes/Maxes/Murps from Mixels, vehicle builds from LEGO Dimensions, etc. Is there any way to add these?
  • jedivalkyriejedivalkyrie Member Posts: 171
    Another addition:  Toys r Us Speed Champions Winner's Podium: http://www.southernsavers.com/toys-r-us-lego-speed-champions-build-event/
  • davee123davee123 USAMember Posts: 808
    Just noticed these in an oddball Scala/Belville catalog from 1998.  I'm not sure the intended audience, but there's 5 languages on there (German, English, French, Italian, Swedish), and explicitly mentions UK, Australia, New Zealand, and Denmark (for credit card payments).



    #3246 - not in the database!
    #3244 - supposedly not released? (and no image)
    #3204 - no image
    #3205 - no image

    Not sure if these are acceptable images for the DB-- I found a few other instances of 3205 and 3204 in other catalogs, although none of the pictures are all that great.  Do we know anything about why 3244 showed up in a catalog but wasn't released?  Or is the note in the database possibly incorrect?

    DaveE
  • HuwHuw Brickset Towers, Hampshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,390
    edited June 2016
    3244 isn't listed at BrickLink which is usually a good indication that none have been sold there and a google image search throws up only the catalogue image, so all the evidence suggests that it was never released.
  • TigerMothTigerMoth Member Posts: 2,343
    Huw said:
    3244 isn't listed at BrickLink which is usually a good indication that none have been sold there and a google image search throws up only the catalogue image, so all the evidence suggests that it was never released.
    There's also this:

    http://bricks.argz.com/set/3244-1

    They must've got pretty close though. BrickLink only lists the arch as being available in White or Medium Yellowish Green. However, there was an Element ID (4114772) for it in Light Yellow. Perhaps there are a few crates of them sitting around in a warehouse somewhere.
  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,231
    Uploaded all the LXF files & PDFs of instructions for the make & take promos I've mentioned previously. I would have created instructions for all of them using Blueprint, but my laptop can't run the version needed for one of the Direct-X components, so if someone else wants to give it a shot, feel free.

    http://bricksafe.com/pages/VorpalRyu/promotional-builds-and-sets
  • ricecakericecake Maryland, USAMember Posts: 879
    VorpalRyu said:
    Uploaded all the LXF files & PDFs of instructions for the make & take promos I've mentioned previously. I would have created instructions for all of them using Blueprint, but my laptop can't run the version needed for one of the Direct-X components, so if someone else wants to give it a shot, feel free.

    http://bricksafe.com/pages/VorpalRyu/promotional-builds-and-sets
    Thanks for these. I don't have the software to make instructions, but would you mind if I uploaded the Ninjago ones to Mecabricks?
  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,231
    @ricecake, not mine, so not really my permission to give, if you really want to, guess you could contact TRU.
  • ricecakericecake Maryland, USAMember Posts: 879
    @VorpalRyu Thanks, I will keep them listed as "private" then for my personal use.
  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,231
    Just picked up a Time Teacher set, it's identical to #5001370, but the box has the set number as #9005008.
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,435
    edited July 2016
    Just noticed that #30396 is being offered as a free polybag with any purchase 30E or more in France per Lego Store flyer (http://stores.lego.com/fr-fr). It is also part of a UK promotion (25+ pounds).

    It is listed to have been only available in CZ, DK, and UK.
  • SammaelSammael Member Posts: 11
    Just received my Book of Monsters from Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/133803488X/ref=od_aui_detailpages00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Not sure if books of this type are normally added to the database, I bought it for the really cool illustrations - and because it's a sort of a Nexo Knights Monster Manual. It's not yet available from [email protected]
    Lyichir
  • HuwHuw Brickset Towers, Hampshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,390
    We tend not to add the Scholastic ones as they are generally 'not suitable' for adults :-)
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