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  1. 8 points
    Now that Rebrickable has an integrated marketplace for instructions, have you thought about revisiting the 'Tip Jar/Donation' suggestion? I'm pretty sure someone suggested it years ago. I really like the idea of keeping my instructions freely available to the community, but having a way for those who can afford it to show their appreciation via making a donation. Rebrickable could take a small percentage for facilitating the donation. J
  2. 5 points
    As a suggestion, it would be useful to have an additional toggle option in the Inventory Options on the a Set page to "Highlight Lost Parts". Perhaps since missing parts are red, owned parts are green, lost parts should be orange? Alternatively, instead of yet another toggle option, just extend the existing "Highlight Missing Parts" toggle to also highlight "Lost" parts (but in a different colour like orange)? And since it's related, perhaps either an additional toggle to "Hide Lost Parts" or, again, extend the existing "Hide Missing Parts" toggle to include "Lost" parts as well. (See attached) My personal preference would be to extend the existing "Missing Part" toggles to avoid more clutter in the Options menu, but I'm sure there will people who use the existing functions in a particular way which would get disrupted I actually assumed that this was how it worked from the start, because when you start out with not many sets, it effectively does. It's only once you get multiple sets with the same part that the difference between how "missing" and "lost" parts becomes apparent. I realise there is the "Lost Parts" view under the MY LEGO menu, but that's like an overall summary across all sets. I feel that a quick way of checking which parts are lost from a given set when checking it's inventory list would be useful.
  3. 4 points
    TobyMac

    Checklist for gathering parts before build

    When I'm starting a build, I often first gather all the needed parts before building (due to the way I store my LEGO,I don't want to stand up for each part ) I think it would be handy have a page with the partlist with part, color and needed quantity, and behind that a column whit a checkbox that you can mark when you have found that part, maybe with a textbox where you can fill in the number of parts you have found if you don't have them all yet. Ideal would be some kind of refresh-function that refreshes the part-list and leaves out all parts that you have already found. For commercial purpuses: add the link that makes a BrickLink/BrickOwl wanted list of all remaining parts? Hope I'm explaining it clearly enough like this
  4. 4 points
    AxeSlash

    Multiple sort criteria

    It would be nice if we could have multiple sort criteria. For example, sort by category, THEN by colour, THEN by part name.
  5. 4 points
    Marook

    Sort parts in inventory by quantity

    Hi All, To me, it would be great if we could sort the Parts lists by Piece Count, so I could list the huge lots at top or bottom.
  6. 4 points
    adrien79

    Sort parts by ID number

    Hello, Currently there are five criteria to sort a part list: color, hue, part, category, price. The "part" criteria corresponds to the alphabetical description, I don't find this very useful. But I miss the ability to sort the parts by ID number.
  7. 3 points
    Simon

    Editing Part Photos

    Greetings, Folks; Almost every day we receive newly submitted part photos, and we really appreciate the time and effort our members put into helping us improving our website. Obviously, any photo is better than no photo at all, but as we get more and more part photos, quality becomes a determining issue, and we have to reject photo's when the quality is too low. That is a shame, and a waste of your (and our) time. If you spend a couple of minutes to find the right part, without dirt and scratches, another few minutes to set up your lights, and camera, and to find the right angle and composition, why not spend another minute to edit your photo and turn it into a perfect part photo, which we would never reject? If you don't know how to do that, I created a small and very basic tutorial, and published it as a new Help page. It uses a free program called GIMP and in a dozen easy steps you learn to improve the quality of all your LEGO photos, including photos of your MOCs. If, after reading the tutorial, you have any questions, feel free to post them here. And if you give this a try, you can also share your before and after photo in this thread. Looking forward to seeing your photos... Take care, Simon
  8. 3 points
    Well, as far as I recognised, there was no change to Rebrickable. But you can add a search tag "freemium" to your model. If you search for it, there are some results. I don't know if most of the people don't want to use it or just don't know about it. For me this year worked ok, as I at least got the money for the 4x 42084 sets back. But I think the freemium concept needs more promotion directly from rebrickable to become more famous. On the other side, they just earn money if instructions are sold... Concerning your donation link, in a quick search I couldn't find any restrictions not to do it. To be sure you should ask over the official Contacts...
  9. 3 points
    Simon

    Tip Jar/Donations for free instructions?

    I have been thinking about this: if you want your MOC to be free, and allow people to make a small donation; why not submit that MOC as Rebrickable-hosted Premium, with a minimal price (1 euro?/1 dollar?) and then ADD an ADDITIONAL link to the freely available instructions. You can even put that in the description: "This MOC is FREEMIUM, the instruction are free, but if you want to support me, you can always buy the instructions". If the term Freemium sticks, perhaps that can be shown in the MOC searches. As far as I can tell, this can be done immediately without any technical changes. I am really hoping to see more Freemium MOCs in the near future. For the next few days, I will be searching for "freemium"!
  10. 3 points
    Simon

    MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

    On behalf of the entire team I would like to wish all of our Forum members a very merry Christmas; for you and your loved ones; and hoping your next year will be healthy, happy and creative; Happy Bricksmas! Simon
  11. 3 points
    I had photos ready for my new part submits but couldn't submit them at the same time, looks like I have to wait for the part to be approved before I can submit photos. That is very inefficient an it doesn't give the admin all the information to base a new mold or print entry on. Would be good if I could upload at least one photo during this process.
  12. 3 points
    Firstly, some clarifying info is needed. As you've discovered, we inventory levers by assembly. Base and handle, we don't inventory this part separately. Do your parts have handles? Then you say Gray Base, but what gray. You need to determine if it's Light Gray, Dark Gray, Light Bluish Gray, or Dark Bluish Gray. Secondly, in our database the assemblies are inventoried by Handle color. If, for example, you look at 298c01 you'll see they all have Yellow Handles (as stated in the Part Name), then the Yellow handle has appeared with a Yellow, Black, and Blue base in Official Lego sets so they are on the table as options. Under them you'll see the options that Users have created to use in MOC's. These are not Official Lego assemblies as they have not appeared in a Set. So you need to determine the color of you Handle, find the assembly, then add it to your List in the color of the base you have. If it's not one of the official Lego assemblies the part will display as having a Part Error or Color Error on your list. That's just telling you your part shouldn't exist, it will still be represented on your list for Build Calc purposes. Lastly, if you only have the bases you can inventory them on your Parts List using the same numbers BrickLink use (4592, & 4593). These will also show as Part Errors or Color Errors as they haven't appeared as a separate part in an Official Lego Set but they will still be on your Parts List. Hope that helps, Jared
  13. 3 points
    Simon

    How did it start?

    OK, this might be silly, but what the heck! The photo below was taken in April 1961, a couple of weeks after my 4th birthday, I am still too small to sit on a chair normally, so I have to sit on my knees, and I am playing with... LEGO! That's how it started for me! -smile- Take care, Simon
  14. 3 points
    dkurok

    Storage Bin Location For Parts

    Hello, can't await Version 3! Maybe one suggestion for new version: It would be very helpful to have an additional field on each part (set parts + loose parts) where I can write in the location where this part is stored in my collection (~60k parts). Maybe other users have the additional wish to have that per part-color key (when they store same part but different color in different bin). Showing this location in the overview of a Set (MOC or TLG) would b very helpful then to find the parts needed for the build. Additionally a remark-field on a per set base (for My Sets) would be nice. If multiple set of the same ID are in My Sets (for example 2 times 42030-1), there should be a comment for each of them (for example one with "build", the other with "sealed" or "new"). Many thanks!
  15. 3 points
    BrinkLink gives each minifigure an ID and identifies the individual parts that make up the minifigure. It would be helpful if Rebrickable allowed using ids in parts lists or, at the least, treat minifigures as a kind of set with their own parts.
  16. 3 points
    Lore Zyra

    Multiple sort criteria

    Even better would be to remember my last filter so I don't have to always select these options!
  17. 2 points
    biodreamer

    New guy with questions

    You actually don't need to have the set as own to run a build check with it as long as the number of sets are three or less you can manually enter them in the process. So that can be used if you just want to know what else you can build if you get another set or two without committing to buying them.
  18. 2 points
    Looking into it... I've uploaded the new certificate but am having trouble figuring out how to convince the browsers to use the new one
  19. 2 points
    TobyMac

    Set Inventories for 2020 Sets

    The first sets for 2020 are available in stores. And while you're adding the sets to your set lists, you'll probably notice that most sets don't have an inventory yet. We are asking for your patience. Normally, when a new set comes out, LEGO adds the inventory to their Bricks & Pieces site. We have a bot, that can import that inventory with a single mouse-click This time of the year however is the busiest for The LEGO Group, so there is some delay in this process. One way to handle this, is by manually adding all inventories. But there are some drawbacks, mainly it being extremely labor intensive. It takes a long time to add all parts one by one. Besides that, every new part en print need to be submitted as new part. Mistakes are easily made. So to save you and the admin team a lot of work: Wait it out. This goes for every set that is tagged Pending. These are waiting on release by The LEGO Group. I know, I want my collection to be complete too. And we really appreciate that many users are willing to put in the effort. But in this situation, it's just not worth it. There are other ways you can help! Some parts are not available through Bricks & Pieces, and therefor not added by our bot. These are Stickers, and most Plastic Sheets. For these parts, we are fully relying on user input. For Stickers, here is a short how-to: Each sticker sheet has a number on it, in the format xxxxx/yyyyyyy The xxxxx section becomes the part number for the Sticker Sheet. The yyyyyy section is the Element ID. Please add this number in step 3 of the Part Submission process. Part name standard: Sticker Sheet for Set 00000-1 Category: Stickers Material = plastic Please also upload a photo of the sticker sheet when possible. You are our only source for these. We can't accept photos from other sites, only home-made. Also, when an inventory is added, there might be mistakes in it. For some reason, LEGO sometime leaves out parts, other than Sticker Sheets. If you have the set, grab the building instructions and check the inventory against the list in the back, If you spot a mistake, send us a Change Request. You don't have to submit an entirely new inventory, just let us know which parts are missing. If everything is okay, please let us know too, so we can tag the set Checked/Complete. That way, other users don't do double work. Thanks for your support! Regards TobyMac
  20. 2 points
    TobyMac

    Set Inventories for 2020 Sets

    And don't forget the list the spare parts!
  21. 2 points
    Polarstorm

    Sort by "count" in Part List

    The title says it all. It would be awesome if we can have this sorting option.
  22. 2 points
    dkurok

    Mark set as build/assembled in SetList

    In the "My Sets" overview of the sets (in a setlist) add a button to mark a set as "build/assembled" (see attachment for suggestion) This makes it easier for owners of bigger collections, who have maybe a lot of sets assembeld and don't want to use them in build calculations. Going into each sets details and then doing the same is a little bit awkward. Best regards Dietmar
  23. 2 points
    Nathan

    Finding parts

    Done
  24. 2 points
    Simon

    Updating LDraw Images

    Greetings, Folks During the last three month we have been working on a set of updated LDraw part images, and with the new hardware that Nathan added recently, we can now slowly start implementing the new images. In this post I want to outline the problems with our current set of LDraw part images, describe the scope of the update project, present a schedule of the implementation, and look forward to more improvements during the coming year. In the next post, I will show examples of current and updated LDraw part images. Backgrounds Our current set of LDraw part images is based upon 11,000 LDraw part definitions and it was generated in 2016 with some small updates in the following years. As we need an image for each part in every used color, and we had about 135 different colors back then, our current set of LDraw part images totals about 73,000 items, varying in size from 100x75px to 250x250 px. There are some problems with our current LDraw part images: some images seem to have a wrong color (black and red most obviously) the quality of the some images (transparent parts) is not so good white and transparent parts are difficult to recognize the viewing angle of LDraw images is the opposite to the angle of element images some parts are better displayed full front photos can be zoomed out to 500x500px, LDraw images can't we current have 178 colors and many new colors don't have the right LDraw images most important: there are many new LDraw definitions that we currently don't use Scope November last year we started researching these problems. Our new set is based upon 14,364 LDraw definitions, consisting of full LDraw official and unofficial libraries, and several third-party libraries. The rendering of the bulk of the new images took two month, December and January, with ten quad-cores running simultaneously for 16 hours per day, approximating some 10,000 hours computer time. All bulk rendering was done with PovRay with image generation by L3P. Our new LDraw part images are four time as large (500x500px), rendered at the highest quality. Viewing angle and colors problems of all solid colors are all corrected. Most importantly, we will be adding about 4,000 new LDraw images, and our total image set is expected to grow to about 100,000 items. For special colors, such as transparent, metallic, chrome, speckle, glitter, glow-in-dark, rubber, pearl, PovRay is not delivering the most perfect results. For these colors, we are going to use Studio's Eyesight renderer instead of PovRay. For the most common parts, these Eyesight images have already been rendered, and they will be part of the initial update. The remainder will follow afterwards. Schedule Knowing that a large update like this will inevitably produce new errors, we are going to implement the new part images in small steps. I am still working on those Eyesight special color renders, and it will take at least four month to finish those, so the entire update will take at least that period. We will start by updating the Unknown images, which are used when we do not have an image in the right color. An example of this can be seen here. The color Vintage Green was introduced for parts from the period 1945 to 1958, but the thumbnails are shown in blue, because we do not have rendered those parts in the right color yet. This means that for many parts for which we now haven't got an ldraw image, an new part image will occur, but with the default color for Unknown, which is a Medium Dark Blue. We already have a lot of these unknown colored ldraw images, but if you notice some new ones, there is an easy way to check: if all the colors of the part show the same image with the same color, then the image is newly added in the unknown color. When we add all the other colors during then next few month, they will replace the unknown color images automatically, and eventually, all parts for which we have an ldraw image should show all available colors correctly. When the new Unknown images are available, we are going to take a couple of weeks to check for errors and correct them. Then all corrected parts need to be re-rendered in all the right colors. When that is done, we will slowly, color for color, update the existing set of images. More Improvements For the second half of this year, we hope to implement even more improvements of the LDraw images, including Eyesight renderings for all transparent, metallic, chrome, speckle, glitter, glow-in-dark, pearl colors, and using rubber black for all black tires and such. The latter will NOT change the color code for black tires, but it will make the images look more natural. Conclusion In a perfect world a quality improvement such as this might even go unnoticed; but in the real world many will immediately see some differences, and wonder what we're up to now. I hope by announcing this update in as much detail as I can, I have taken away some of your worries. I will be updating this thread to keep you informed of new developments, and if you have any questions, or you think you see an error or a problem, please let me know. Take care, Simon
  25. 2 points
    I seem to have both, so if I have enough light tomorrow, I will create a function comparison image that shows both parts, and add links in the part description of both. They are not the same, but very fact that the length difference is difficult to see, means a good comparison image would be helpful. (If I have bad light tomorrow, it might take a few days... -smile-)
  26. 2 points
    Simon

    Tip Jar/Donations for free instructions?

    First we need more designers using the term "Freemium" in either MOC name or description. I have made sure that the term Freemium is not used within sets, so if you search for Freemium, you only see MOCs. Right now, there are only four Freemium MOC. We need to get more of them. Once we have a couple of dozen; I will ask Nathan to add Freemium as a seperate option in Building Instructions. Then the system can display both Freemium and Premium (different colors would be nice), and the community can keep an eye on the validity of the usage (check if a MOC os really Freemium).
  27. 2 points
    BobWiseNZ

    Show lost parts from set page

    Hi. When viewing a set that is in my sets lists, I haven't been able to find an easy way to see which parts are marked as lost. Instead, I have been opening My Lost Parts and then selecting the set from the Sets drill down filter. It's quite a few steps to get from one to the other, and there are two points in the process where I have to wait for unnecessary stuff to load, and I think it would make sense to have a button or link or something on the set page which lets you see lost parts easier. Nathan
  28. 2 points
    I added the numeric count (in addition to the many checkboxes) to the live version: https://chkno.net/lego-pieces/?set=8820-1 The count seems useful for folks that have their pieces sorted into many different bins (and so are unlikely to be tracking the counts of multiple piece types while picking), while the many-checkboxes are essential for folks with unsorted or minimally-sorted (eg: just by color) pieces. Thanks!
  29. 2 points
    Simon

    Tip Jar/Donations for free instructions?

    I took the liberty to add the Freemium tag to your MOCs... -smile-
  30. 2 points
    Hi Voyager, Welcome, initially this is all going to sound confusing but I promise after a short while of handling Lego it'll all make sense. So I'll break down the terms for you Element ID - This is a unique number to a part, in a certain color, with a certain print if it has one. For example a 2 x 4 brick has a separate element ID for every color and every print. This number is the one Lego print on the inventory lists in manuals or on boxes. Design ID - This is more complicated. So every mold of a part has the same Design ID, it is usually found molded into the part somewhere. Where confusion comes in is for Printed parts. For example a 2 x 2 Brick has the design ID 3003. This is molded into the underside on the brick. BUT if that 2 x 2 Brick has a print on it Lego assign it a new Design ID. For example 3003pr0038 (which is our number designation, more on that later) That is a 3003, 2 x 2 Brick and will have that number molded on it but Lego gave it Design ID 25660. Another complication with Design ID is when Lego slightly change how they make the part. If the mold is slightly different, or they change a small detail about the part, they will assign it a new Design ID. To make things easier for Lego builders most websites (including Rebrickable) combine these parts. On Rebrickable, if the change is considerable a new part is created and a mold relationship is attached to the part so users can find similar parts. This is why you'll see multiple Design ID's connected to the same part. BOID - This is BrickOwls unique inventory number. It has no more meaning than that. Only BrickOwl use that number. It means Brick Owl ID Rebrickable numbers - We create part numbers for our inventorying needs. Our numbers usually follow the first know Design ID, which is commonly the one molded on the part. Then when that part gets prints we use the designation "pr" for Print, "pat" for Patterns (multicolored marbled parts), or "c0x" for pre-assembled parts, like a Torso, Arms, and Hands part. In my experience Lego.com isn't very helpful. Rebrickable is usually a great place to start when trying to find a part (admitting bias). We link to all other sites too once it's found. Our Search tool is quite comprehensive and once you get more familiar with Part categorizing it becomes extremely easy to find a part with no information. The easiest way to find a part is with element ID. That gets you to the exact part Lego intended. Posting here for help on part identification is also useful as our users are usually more than happy to help. Hope that helps a little. Good Luck.
  31. 2 points
    I made a simple printable checklist generator using the Rebrickable API. For example, use https://chkno.net/lego-pieces/?set=8820-1 to make a checklist for set 8820-1. Source code is at https://chkno.net/lego-pieces/index.phps if you want to modify it to display differently, sort differently, etc. Screenshot of a generated checklist attached. lego-pieces-checklist-generator.phps.txt
  32. 2 points
    I have uploaded on GitHub a piece of software that I have developed to manage my LEGO collection. It heavily relies on the Rebrickable API and I would like to thank Nathan and the whole Rebrickable community for having made it possible. My hope is that some of you will find it useful. You can find it here: https://github.com/aburgueno/lego-collection And a thread to discuss about it here:
  33. 2 points
    After starting to catalog all my loose MOC parts, I found the post about the limit on parts lists (the number of parts in my list by this point was 4,329) & had to move all the parts to lists broken down by part types to avoid the limit. This was an extremely time consuming task & would have been sped up if I could have tagged/selected multiple items to move to another list, can we get something like this happening?
  34. 2 points
    Books 1 and 3 build, so I have the entire rocky foundation ready. No missing missing 2x2 plate or 1x1 brick. I did ran into a problem with the potion bottles in Prof. Snapes office; from the instructions it looked like I needed an Trans-Orange 6141 Plate Round 1 x 1 with Solid Stud, and I really couldn't find it, so I took one out of my own collection, only to discover, a few steps later, when I seemed to need a Goblet in the same colour, that the actual colour was Pearl Gold, and that it was just a weirdly print problem, not a missing piece. So up to now, no real problems...
  35. 2 points
    biodreamer

    Submitting Part Photographs

    Also when it comes to stickers and sticker sheets, paper, some cloth I would use a scanner if possible rather than a camera. They really don't need an angle or 3D effect..
  36. 2 points
    iwzKV45o

    IDENTIFICATION NEEDED

    Hi Toni, I guess these are at least two sets combined - most likely more.There are plenty of Space > M:Tron parts, but the red canopy is either from Classic Space or Space Police 1 as are the blue pieces. Maybe if you walk through the lists of Classic Space / Futuron / Blacktron / M:Tron / Space Police 1 and probably Blacktron II with your son, he can remember which sets he owned. I am his age and I remember very well which sets I owned. Best is of course if you can find the instructions. If all fails, it is possible to enter all the pieces in your Rebrickable Account and then re-combine them into actual sets... Best regards, Markus
  37. 2 points
    Vokhev

    Stickers

    But, aren't the discussion functions on the site all either in MOCs, sets or parts? That's ok if you want to talk about one of these but for general discussions, you would never find them if they were in the comments of MOC #28495. Funny, maybe it's because the MOC part of Rebrickable is not the interesting one for me, maybe it's because I'm used to discussing possibilities for community projects like Rebrickable on a forum, but it feels much more natural to talk about this here. For people, mostly interested in talking about specific items (a MOC, a set or a part), it's ok to not come here. This is a place for more general discussions. It's unfortunate to not have more people interested in talking about ideas that are more "big picture". But if they're not interested in developing the site itself, we can't force them to be interested. But there's at least 3 of us here. So even if it's just between the 3 of us, what do you think of the idea in the original post?
  38. 2 points
    Dustin

    Organization

    Is there a way to add a location to a set in our set list? I keep my sets in zip lock bags. Then those bags get put into organizers. Each drawer is labeled with a number and inside each drawer it is sub divided. It would be nice to pull the set up on rebrickable and quickly know where to look for the set, ie - Drawer 12, section c (12-c or 12c). Obviously this would only be a field we could edit and see but it would be nice especially when we are pulling parts to build other sets. Any thoughts?
  39. 2 points
    sheo

    3D models of parts

    Please bring back the rotating 3D models of LDraw parts. They were very useful in v2, and now even Bricklink has them, but not Rebrickable v3. Please add them back!
  40. 2 points
    Simon

    MOC from The Last Jedi

    Introduction to Virtual Building Guide to LEGO Digital Designer Guide to Bricklink Stud.io Guide to Rendering (will follow in two weeks or so...) If you have any questions, after reading these, please let me know
  41. 2 points
    As Dragma explained you can use the page_size-parameter. But you should also look into the thread in this forum. Nathan explained that the standard page-size has been lowered to 100 and 1000 is the maximum you can give it in a call. In case your set has more than 1000 parts (unique in part_num and color; is there a set like this?) you have to use the next page URL given by the response-field named "next" in the very beginning of the response. If you want to fill a list or alike in a program/app, you can collect all results by calling first the API-function and then call the URL given by "next" until "next" is null. By this way you are not depending on changes in the defaults Nathan may change from time to time due to performance or other reasons.
  42. 2 points
    I got it working, the part_img_url field should show the appropriate image color now.
  43. 2 points
    TobyMac

    Help identifying Minifig part

    87560pr0001
  44. 2 points
    I just noticed that there is a function to move the set to another list in the exact same screen. It's not a bulk move but it can do the job.
  45. 2 points
    TobyMac

    From forum back to the main page

    Is it me or can't I find a link back to the main rebrickable.com when you're on the forum?
  46. 2 points
    Nathan

    From forum back to the main page

    Clicking the logo now takes you back to the main site
  47. 2 points
    AxeSlash

    Search within parts lists

    It would be nice to be able to search for parts within parts lists/inventories etc. For example if I want to see how many of a certain part I have in stock, I have to filter it and then manually look through the parts, OR search for the part (and leave my parts list)
  48. 2 points
    Nathan

    VOTE for the changes you'd like to see

    I can't make every change requested, so make it known which ones are the most pressing by voting on them. This question/answer format isn't the best for this forum, but is the only way to get vote numbers
  49. 2 points
    I suggest that we add a button to remove all the parts of a set in My Lost Parts instead of remove part by part. Thanks
  50. 2 points
    thea

    Build Option For Minifigs Only?

    I think so too! But...It won't happen in v3. This is a bricks and plates(especially Technic ones ) kind of site. I've managed to infiltrate it, and get some minifig stuff past the bouncer at the door. Just give me a little more time.