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Parts discrepancy?

ModeltrainmanModeltrainman In the Disney Infinity Toybox, Windows, or digging through LEGO parts in the USA.Member Posts: 500
edited December 2018 in Everything else LEGO
Why is there a discrepancy in parts owned? In the upper right hand corner, it says 128361 parts owned for me. Under my collection, however, it says: 137285 pieces. That's almost a 9000 part difference. And I have 1114 items, 881 different, but only have prices for 760? Huh?

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  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,838
    The last part is easy - BS just doesn't have prices for everything, especially older sets.
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark UK / KLMember Posts: 3,613
    I'd guess that BS doesn't have full inventories for all the sets, so one number is the total of all the parts it knows about, and the other number will be the total of all the official part counts
  • HuwHuw Brickset Towers, Hampshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,620
    ^ Spot on, thanks, Paper...
  • Baby_YodaBaby_Yoda The world's backsideMember Posts: 1,295
    Not to judge, but you've got doubles of a quarter of your entire collection...?
    SprinkleOtter
  • ModeltrainmanModeltrainman In the Disney Infinity Toybox, Windows, or digging through LEGO parts in the USA.Member Posts: 500
    @Baby_Yoda @bandit778 Hahaha! Actually, guys, I'm not sure why that is....
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,838
    Baby_Yoda said:
    Not to judge, but you've got doubles of a quarter of your entire collection...?
    I have 579, 394 different. Doesn’t seem odd to me :)
  • ModeltrainmanModeltrainman In the Disney Infinity Toybox, Windows, or digging through LEGO parts in the USA.Member Posts: 500
    edited December 2018
    @Astrobricks is cool. He gets me.
    Astrobricks560Heliport
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,838
    @Astrobricks is cool. He gets me.
    Almost seems worth a Like. Just sayin’. :-)
    sid3windr560HeliportModeltrainmankiki180703
  • arathemisarathemis sometimes here, sometimes thereMember Posts: 356
    open up the page for the MilF (75192). On the page it says: 7428 Parts and 7541 pieces. 
    The number in the upper right hand corner is the sum of total parts for your sets.
    The number under your collection is the sum of total pieces for your sets.
    That`s where the discrepancy comes from.

  • HuwHuw Brickset Towers, Hampshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,620
    edited December 2018
    And also, when you click on the parts tab it says "According to the set database, this set has 7541 parts. The inventory from LEGO.com contains 7428 parts. This suggests that the inventory is 98.5% complete."

    In the set database we record the actual number of parts in the set as reported by shop.LEGO.com or, in the case of older sets, BrickLink, whereas the number on the tab, and the number used when calculating your parts collection total at the top of the page, is the number of elements in LEGO's published inventory.
    Astrobricks
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark UK / KLMember Posts: 3,613
    One of the issues is that some older retired elements are no longer recorded on Lego's site, so won't appear in BS inventories. Rebrickable inventories seem to now be used in their place, but I'm not sure exactly how that works if there's sets with, for example, half of the pieces which are on Lego's site and half which aren't.

    Another issue is that Lego's online listings for some reason put a cap of 200 on the quantity of a part in a set. So even if a set has 500 of an element, it will only show 200 as the quantity. This is especially an issue for larger Technic sets, which tend to use hundreds of pins, but it can be an issue for other large sets too - for example, Tower Bridge and Big Ben.
  • HuwHuw Brickset Towers, Hampshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,620
    Partial inventories will be shown in preference to a Rebrickable one on the Parts tab but there's a link to see the Rebrickable one should you wish.

    Yes, the 200 limit is annoying and frustrating...
  • ModeltrainmanModeltrainman In the Disney Infinity Toybox, Windows, or digging through LEGO parts in the USA.Member Posts: 500
    Thanks everyone! 
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