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  1. 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...
  2. 3 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
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 2 points
    TobyMac

    Set Inventories for 2020 Sets

    And don't forget the list the spare parts!
  7. 2 points
    Vokhev

    Can't find a part...

    Yeah, I got it in a bit bulk lot and it's one of only 2-3 parts I really couldn't find for a while. Glad to be of service.
  8. 2 points
    Eilu

    Does this count as MOC

    I modified a Creator Parrot so it would look like my real pet parrot. This involved changing brick colors, and altering the shape of the head and back (see photo.) Does this count as a "real" MOC and should I upload it as such?
  9. 2 points
    TobyMac

    BrickLink AFOL Designer Program Sets

    Here's the one for The LEGO Story: https://rebrickable.com/users/TobyMac/lists/46696/
  10. 2 points
    I would like the ability to search for sets that contain a specific collection of parts. You can now search for a partnumber and see what sets contain that one part, but if you need a specific combination of expensive parts, it sometimes is cheaper to buy a (small) set containing those parts. For example a suspension/steering-combination of: 2x #6571 steering arms 4x #6572 knuckle arms 2x 76138 shock absorbers 1x #6574 small gear rack cost about €20,- on Bricklink. In that case the set 8048 Nitro Buggy - which contains all those parts - and costs about €20 second hand, is then relatively cheaper because you also get a lot of extra parts "for free".
  11. 2 points
    Vokhev

    Direct links to colour/setlist

    That's simply awesome. This will make inventorying bulk lots so much quicker. I just can't get over how much you're listening to the community for things like this and how quickly you include them. Thank you very much!
  12. 2 points
    Well I must assume you can download a instruction you bought more than ones, so maybe someone did.
  13. 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.
  14. 2 points
    Nathan

    Finding parts

    Done
  15. 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
  16. 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-)
  17. 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).
  18. 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
  19. 2 points
    Berth

    Tip Jar/Donations for free instructions?

    I'll definitely be interessted in a freemium category.
  20. 2 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"!
  21. 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
  22. 1 point
    TobyMac

    Link one MOC to multiple lego sets?

    You can link multiple sets. In the input field you can type multiple set numbers separated by a space.
  23. 1 point
    Hi all! I'm Robert, been a long-time user of Rebrickable and the Brickheadz range has made me want to start designing my own MOCs. I've found the Brickheadz format a great one to learn with, gives you enough freedom to make it your own but a compact format so it's not too daunting. This is my work here, it's the character Anubis from the videogame Spelunky (well, and ancient Egyptian mythology...): This is what Anubis looks like in the game: And this is a model of Anubis (and a few other mini bosses): I cribbed an awful lot from existing Brickheadz sets - Anubis's wraps are just Rey's, the arms are just standard, etc. Any advice on where I could improve the model before I post it? I like the ears but I'm not a fan that I'm showing the underside of the bricks. Also I'm a little disappointed that I couldn't make the ankh on his chest any more than a 1x1 round plate as it's a very central part of his character. And only after making the model did I realise that he has a gold-rimmed cloth around his neck which I've haven't featured at all, but looking at it I can't work out how I really could. Also I was hoping to have the actual skull somehow in the sceptre but had to settle for a more abstract version. Looking at the pictures again it feels I should try to have a smoother transition from the top of his head to the back. I'm planning on doing a few more Spelunky characters. The Yeti King in the second image is one of my favourites so he's definitely getting included! I first tried the main character, "Spelunky Guy", but I found his hat to be very challenging so tackled Anubis first.
  24. 1 point
    Images cannot be loaded anymore, because the certificate of https://cdn.rebrickable.com just expired.
  25. 1 point
    TobyMac

    Lego Brick 3007 2x8 Black

    To clarify: LEGO for some reason assigns new numbers to existing parts, like in this case. The number molded on the part stays the same. We merge these parts into the original, similar to BrickLink. Other sites like BrickOwl shows both numbers in the part page. I've added the 93888 number to the 3007 as linked for LEGO and Brickset, so imports from those sites will go correctly.
  26. 1 point
    I thought about this too. But I ended up choosing not to go for this Free-Cad & Premium-PDF. The main reason being that since I already made the instructions, I want people to be able to use them I also want people who simply can't afford to spend the money (could be as simple as not having a way to do the online payment, being a kid who saves up pocket money... you name it) not to be excluded. The mechanism I am calling for is for people, who just use your free instructions, like the work you have done and/or the fact that they are given this chance to build custom models, courtesy of the designers AND the Rebrickable team, and they just spontaneously want to support the efforts. Efforts of both the designer and the website creators and mods. Mind you I am still talking the small models which I simply have no internal need to ask money for. If I spend some serious time designing instructions for some fairly large and intricate model which brings a considerable cost just in pieces, it only seems reasonable to mark it at some price.
  27. 1 point
    xxao

    Yet another Python package

    Hi, just in case someone is interested, finally I made public my mini Python package for rebrickable.com data retrieval. Something as simple as this: rb = rebrick.Rebrick("your_API_KEY_here") print(rb.get_set(6608)) print(rb.get_element(300121)) print(rb.get_part(3001)) # and more... The package is free, open-source and available on https://github.com/xxao/rebrick or directly via pip install rebrick. Have fun!
  28. 1 point
    Thanks. It is interesting to learn that the inventory has not been released! I bought two of the sets in the US today at Target, but I see now on the Lego site it is not due to be released until Jan. 1. I love the vehicle brush parts in the set! ron
  29. 1 point
    Yeah, I understand that. And once I'm done with my project that I'm using it for I'd surely like to give back a little by submitting some contributions. It's just too bad that for so many parts, the Rebrickable system understands the BL name and converts it to the Rebrickable name... if only you enter it in the search field, like in the picture attached. And that's awesome. But for any kind of programmatic automation, this data is not available. There isn't any way that I can request some page that contains the Bricklink number in the URL, and lists the Rebrickable number in the result. So, even though there is a really good database inside Rebrickable for converting the Bricklink number to the Rebrickable number, this data does not seem to be available in any other way than in the pop up search suggestion in the attached picture. Not that I am in any position to complain.... but well, shoot. That's just too bad :)
  30. 1 point
    Is your script on github or anything? The best I've come up with is to 1. Create the custom list 2. Move all the sets into parts, delete the sets 3. Export the custom list as rebrickable csv 4. Use the csv to "subtract" the parts from the parts list 5. Use the csv to create a new parts list Much easier.
  31. 1 point
    Vokhev

    Inventory change notification

    I think it would be great to have the option to get an email warning us when the inventory of a set we own is modified. Ideally, the mail would tell us exactly what was added and/or removed but I don't know if that's possible. When you buy a set new and just add it to your list, the impact of a change to the inventory is minor. Usually, it will only make your inventory more accurate after the change. Though you could end up with inaccuracies with the spare parts either because you actually got what was in the previous inventory or if you had assumed your copy was just off and adjusted your inventory to compensate. So the warning could be useful there. But where it would really be great is for collectors who reconstitute old sets from parts. If I've marked a set as owned because I have all the parts in the inventory but suddenly that inventory changes, my inventory is now inaccurate and I will never know it. If I got a warning, (especially if the specific changes are indicated) I could then adjust accordingly. Obviously, there should be the option to deactivate this email in your profile for those who don't care about that level of detail.
  32. 1 point
    Just noticed you have BL's bslot16 as corner brick with the description of 2 slots and a matching image. This number relates to a single slot brick at either end. BL's bslot17 is the corner brick with 2 slots.
  33. 1 point
    This is now possible in the Find Sets page. Using the advanced options you would enter (using your example): 2x6571 4x6572 2x76138 1x6574 eg https://rebrickable.com/sets/?get_drill_downs=&min_year=1945&max_year=2019&min_parts=0&max_parts=5000&q=&top_theme=&parts_in_set=2x6571 4x6572 2x76138 1x6574
  34. 1 point
    Hi Nathan, Thanks for the update. Looking forward to future updates. Steven
  35. 1 point
    TobyMac

    Gold color question

    They could both be Pearl Gold. This color is known to have some different shades
  36. 1 point
    Hi seejay. while I can’t help with your issue I would just like to take a second to reinforce a key policy. We cannot use information from BrickLink. So when the above gets fixed and you start submitting images the images must be taken and owned by you. Please take care when copying descriptions and numbers too as we do things slightly differently to BrickLink (but that’s not photo related just for any new people reading this, haha) Thanks, Jared
  37. 1 point
    Well then go around looking for something like this: https://za.rs-online.com/web/p/compression-springs/0751499/ it might not be exactly the right spring but should do the trick. Should be possible to buy in a local hobby store or hardware store.
  38. 1 point
    biodreamer

    Lego digital designer file

    Check current topics in: https://rebrickable.com/help/ and keep an eye out for new entries, in this case check the MOC session and the tool you used to design with.
  39. 1 point
    I think the easiest and best way for this is if it combine a set it will only do the complete set and/or the complete spare parts and flag the set according to if it successfully manage to do the spare parts or not. I should be able to trust that no "spare parts" are created in my parts list from thin air.
  40. 1 point
    TobyMac

    Search function on Rebrickable

    Probably because I renamed the powered up parts recently. I've copied the names directly from a forum post, and that sometimes gove problems. There can get unseen data/characters into the copy, messing up the search funtion. I've updated the name with plain text, and now it does appear in the search. I'll fix the other powered up too.
  41. 1 point
    xordis

    Finding parts

    Cool. That view will help as well. The only criticism I will make of that view is it preferences sets that have the most parts for a build. I am going to guess if you have a set with 100 technic pins, the top 10 sets it will list will be those with lots of technic pins. In my case I am usually chasing < 10 (usually uncommon) parts to complete a set. As I mentioned above. I don't build/store for MOC's (just yet), but I buy bulk boxes, separate out sets, sell what gets me some money back, rinse and repeat. For me the little app I am building using the API will help with my use case. It's really awesome that you have the API available for people to use so I thank you for that.
  42. 1 point
    I've updated the doco, thanks. No point switching if you are fine using PayPal. The main functional differences on Rebrickable is that you can upgrade/downgrade Plans if you use Stripe (with PayPal you have to cancel and then re-subscribe to the new plan). Yes, the level 20/25/30 certainly do apply to you. If you hit 25 and are still on Pro, I will manually cancel your subscription and make it a permanent upgrade.
  43. 1 point
    jaredhinton

    Profile - Your changes

    Pro users get do get a personalised CL for changes made to their collectoon.
  44. 1 point
    I received a photo of Vokhev (THX Alex) with 9244 and 61903, and with a bit of magic I combined that with my own photo of 9244a. If all agree I will add this photo to all three parts. This is the result:
  45. 1 point
    There is a setting to exclude Stickers and other gear as well as minifigure parts from the Build Function. You can toggle it on by going to the ME drop down menu, choose Settings and then the Building Tab. The Ignore Sticker category was created fairly recently. Before that stickers were placed in the spares to keep them out of the Build Function. We are still working on changing many stickers that use the stk in the part number, and moving them from the spare parts to the regular inventory. The goal is to have the box total match our inventory as much as we can. There are going to be cases where this doesn't happen because packets/sprues of small parts are listed as 1 item in the instruction book inventory. Rebrickable lists these individually.
  46. 1 point
    TobyMac

    Help with technic organising

    You can only have too little room I have it divided in 2 sections. 50,000 Technic parts in the attic, and about 70,000 parts in my kids playroom, 2 rows deep:
  47. 1 point
    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
  48. 1 point
    TobyMac

    Submitting Part Photographs

    One part per photo. We got some submissions where there were several of the same part in different angles on 1 photo. This looks messy in an inventory or search result. If it is of importance to show more angles of a part, please submit multiple photos.
  49. 1 point
    slangivar

    Add Lost Parts to Backup

    The paid plans currently include the very useful backups features. However this only stores Set, part and custom lists. Any parts marked as lost from a set are not backed up. It would be very useful to be able to retrieve and restore backups of lost parts. Similarly it would be useful to be able to add notes to lost parts and for the export of lost part to include the details of which set they are lost from.
  50. 1 point
    jantjeuh

    Please Read Before Creating A New Topic

    We welcome any and all suggestions to improve this website, but please keep the following in mind: Any requests to update the inventory of a particular set should be submitted using the 'Submit a Change to this Set/Inventory' button on the bottom of the set's page. For more complicated requests, you can also consider posting in the Set Inventories subforum. Any requests to change or update particular parts, colours, images, etc. should instead be posted in the Other Data subforum. Note that we have several pinned topics there for various types of requests, to make handling these requests more convenient. Please only offer a single suggestion per topic. If you have multiple ideas to improve this site (great!), please create multiple topics. Also, try to remain on-topic. This will make it easier for us to categorise and prioritise suggestions. Thank you for your cooperation!