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    What is this part?

    part # 61811
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    What is this part

    Here it is: https://www.brickowl.com/catalog/lego-red-electric-light-sound-siren-4-x-2-x-4-jack-stone But I don't think Rebrickable has it.... Take care, Simon
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    Part query

    It's part 827
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    Best way to catalog parts collection

    Hi, Tash; (apologies for a unusual long post, but why not?) I know exactly what you mean, for I had the very same problem three years ago. I started playing with LEGO 55 years ago, when I was 5 years old, and bought and collected sets up to 15 years ago. Then, in a stroke of insanity, I fear, I gave it all away to my neighbors son, who was 5 years old at that time. Within a few years, I started buying again, and three years ago the neighbors son saw my new collection, and offered to give back what he had gotten from me. So there I was, with some 100 kilo of LEGO, with no idea what sets might be hidden in there. First tip: don't try to do it at once. Start with a bucket of 2 or 3 kilo, sort it, catalog it, take a few days off, and start with the next bucket. -smile- I used 20 boxes to sort a bucket, which seems to work best. Sort in 3 phases: first 10 by category (bricks, plates, slopes, wheels & tires, minifigs & accessories, technic, electric, doors & windows, markers and all the rest. (I'll talk about markers in a minute) Then take each category and sort by part (bricks 1 x 1, bricks 1 x 2, etc). Then take each part, sort by color, count and add to Rebrickable. If you have enough boxes you can store all parts that have been added to Rebrickable separately, if not, I would store them by category (bricks by bricks, plates by plates, etc.) The sorting itself will probably be time consuming, but not difficult (in fact, I find it very relaxing); but the greatest problem is how to find the parts in Rebrickable once you have them sorted out. Common parts are easy enough, but special parts can be a torment, and it sometimes might take a few hours before you find it. For 70/80ties LEGO Peeron.com is very good if you can't find the part in Rebrickable, otherwise I suggest making a picture and asking here on the forum. OK, markers. Markers are parts that LEGO used in one single set (or, perhaps, two or three), that can very easily be used to discover which sets are hidden in your collection of loose bricks. Bricks and slopes with printing on them are usually perfect markers, but sometimes minifig torso's and heads work equally well, as do parts that are very different, either in form or in color, like Fabuland tables and such. Keep these thing apart, and once you track them down, and they are only used in a single set, you know for sure that set is in your collection. Additionally, you can use the parts inventory of that particular set to find part numbers of the other parts you probably have. Finally, try to get a feel for the parts naming system used by Rebrickable and many other LEGO websites. This kind of information, I think, should really be available in FAQ or Help page, but, right now, Rebrickable doesn't have it. For example, a plate has a thickness of 1/3 of a brick, AND it has one or more studs on it. If it has no studs, it is a tile. So this little thingy: https://rebrickable.com/parts/12825/tile-special-1-x-1-with-clip-with-rounded-tips/ os not a plate but a tile. Knowing in which general category a part might occur is usually the best way to find it. Hope this helps, any other questions, feel free to ask. Take care, Simon
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    3rd party parts

    Greetings, all. Let me be as clear as possible: I am totally against adding non-LEGO parts to Rebrickable. Both @legolijntjeand @Xfingalready stated good arguments against it, and even those in favour of it have noticed the complexities and risks involved, but I wish to make the case for newbies and occasional users. With all due respect, Rebrickable is not just for MOC designers. To be sure, when Nathan invented Rebrickable, his primary goal was this: "Rebrickable will show you which LEGO sets you can build from the sets and parts you already own." (Note the LEGO) And in "Who am I", Nathan states "After buying some large Technic sets, I figured it must be possible to build some of the smaller ones with the thousands of LEGO parts I had.". (Again, LEGO) Currently, Rebrickable has 120,865 registered users. There are 6,236 MOCs present, so at best, there are 6,268 MOC designers registered (probably a whole lot less, as some designers created dozens of MOCs). In any case, there are, at least, 114.629 registered users who are NOT MOC designers. These people, the overwhelming 95% majority, don't care about SBricks and Chrome wheels. Even rare TLG made parts don't interest them. They want to do want Nathan wanted six years ago: to find out what they can build. Or what parts they need to buy to upgrade from one set to another. Or what other sets become available if they add a basic brick set. Or, don't understimate this one, if you just bought a box of unsorted second-hand bricks, to find out which sets might be hidden in there. And for all those tens of thousands of users, and I am most cetainly one of them, adding all that complexity of different brands, part-numbers, colors, and materials; and all the associated risks of bad quality, non-fitting parts and vendors that go broke and disappear; all of that is a complete waste of time and energy. So if you do want to add an SBrick to your MOC, then please, build a look-a-like using basic LEGO bricks (identical dimensions in a contrasting color), and add a simple comment to the description: "The pink SBrick look-a-like should be replaced with an SBrick Plus¨. Problem solved. Take care, Simon
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    Private MOC's were did it go.

    I'm going to bring this to @Nathan attention, because my answer is basically the same as slangivar's. I can't use my husband's account for testing a free plan anymore, because he upgraded to Pro.