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Buying bricks for a ”MOC” - What to consider?
So, with absolute no MOCing skills, ive thought about making a foodtruck using the instructions for the pizza van set (60150) but make it in the colours of the hamburger bar (60214) and adding grill surface instead of the oven/cupboard-thing.
I want to exchange all yellow parts for white, and either the dark red to bright orange and the grey into green...or vice versa.
How would you go about this?
Would you look at the cost for each alternative, if either version is equaly as aesthetic for you? Or would you look at the cost difference in certain special parts, eg the dirt guard, vehicle roof parts or the ”half circle thing above the tires”?
I started with wanting the lower parts of the van in bright orange...after adding a few parts to my bricklink-wish list, I found out that a few parts dont exist in bright orange 🤬 so i had to start over, this time with green instead.
That must have happened to some of you when MOCing, what do you do in this type of scenario? Try to see which bits are hidden and can be in a diffrent colour or do you chose a different colour for the entire design?
Also, would you mostly use bricklink for this? (I dont have spare parts, just a few 1x1 round/tiles). Or BnP? Or PAB online? Or PAB wall in store (have one official Lego store 40mins train ride from me, never bought anything from the wall before since the few times ive looked at it, mostly seen empty bins or big 2 x something bricks).
If using bricklink, do you encounter problems with the average lot value being lower than the sellers condition, and how do you go about that?
I tried pushing the ”easy buy” button, appearently I can get away with buying from just 2 sellers. I havnt gone through with the orders yet though since it would cost me around 500SEK (lets say 50USD/500euro), when the pizza van only costs 200SEK. 500SEK excl shipping and handling fees.
Sure, pieces in bulk are often cheaper than buying individual bricks, but is this difference in cost ”reasonable”? Im well aware of what is ”reasonable” is a personal opinion, but still... Interested in how those of you that are ”MOCers” go about this price wise, investigating alternatives etc.
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