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  1. 13 hours ago, Eilu said:

    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?

    Approving MOCs isn't one of my duties, so I can't answer your question.  I just wanted to say I really like your colorful LEGO companion.  Any chance of a photo of your live pet for comparison?

    @Nathan or @TobyMac  Is the requirement that the designer has to create all the instructions without copying anything from the LEGO instructions?


  2. 2 hours ago, BassDJ said:

    Hi,

    I compared the inventory of set 42078 main build with it's alternative build. I found errors in the alternative build inventory (or otherwise around).

    According to my research the alternative set has zero unique parts which aren't in the main build.

    Main set:

    https://rebrickable.com/sets/42078-1/mack-anthem/#parts

    Alternative set:

    https://rebrickable.com/sets/42078-1-b1/mack-lr-garbage-truck/#parts

    Comparison:

    https://rebrickable.com/sets/compare/slow/?1-set=42078-1&1-inv=21270&1-user_list=&2-set=42078-1-b1&2-inv=23063&2-user_list=

    Here we go...

    Errors (in order of right side of the comparison page inventory):

    8x black 2905 should be black 99773.  done

    5x black 32269 should be black 18575 (or vice versa, should match main inventory item number)done

    1x black 2431 (didn't check this one, probably with printI determined this to be a quantity error.

    1x dark bluish gray 3022 (didn't check this one, could be black)This could be Dark Tan or Black.  I've left it for now.  Could someone better at reading Technic Instructions submit a Change Request for the correct color?

    1x dark bluish gray 3648b should be dark bluish gray 24505 (or vice versa, should match main inventory item number)done

    1x flat silver 2412b should probably be 2412b metallic silver (or vice versa, should match main inventory item number)done

    1x 14720 (Main set has 5, alternative has 6, so the comparison page shows 1x. I count 5 so this part shouldn't bementioned in the comparsion. To be clear: the alternative needs 5 instead of 6)I determined this to be a quantity error.

    1x red 4519. I cannot find this part in the manual in red. There are plenty in bluish graydone

    1x Red 33299a should be 1x Red 33299b (or vice versa, should match main inventory item number)done

    4x trans-clear 3069b should be trans-black 3069b.done

    Greetings,

    Bastiaan

    Hi Bastiaan,

    The errors probably occurred because the b model submitter built it with parts on hand.  I'll work on getting the 2 inventories in sync.  

    Thanks for bringing this to our attention.

    Thea

    Edits for corrections and comments done in green.


  3. 13 hours ago, timenet said:

    Totally agree this would be of massive help!

    The search has been upgraded to do this.  If you type the EID number 6071246 in the search box and just hit enter(don't select anything from the drop down menu), it will take you directly to the Medium Azure page.


  4. 12 hours ago, Stuart9 said:

    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.

    Fixed.  Just a little explanation of what happens when a part is added here at rb.  The external site links in the side bar are filled automatically with the rb part number.  When someone lets us know that they're incorrect for a particular website, we can manually fix them.

    ps...If you can supply photos of any of these old bricks in the various colors, it would be a great help to us and earn you points towards rewards.


  5. On August 7, 2019 at 3:53 PM, sirjective1 said:

    Editing a part from a custom list is a useful new feature. Sometimes after saving, the custom list is reloaded wrongly, though.

    To reproduce:

    • I load a custom list. The Parts view is opened.
    • By clicking on a part, I open the "Part Summary" dialog.
    • In that dialog, I go to the "My Parts" tab.
    • I click on the link for a specific Part list / Color combination to open the Part Summary for the part in that part list.
    • On the "Edit this Part" tab, I select a different part list.
    • I hit "Save Part".
    • If the part did not yet exist in the part list I moved it to, the custom list's part view remains unchanged, and I get the green success message "Part saved successfully".
    • If the part did already exist in the part list I moved it to, the custom list's part view is replaced by the updated part list I moved the part away from, and the green success message reads "Part merged with existing part". Reloading the page brings me back to my custom list.

    I guess the problem is not limited to editing part lists from a custom list, but exists for all combinations of list types.

     

    Just wanted to let you know that I've tried to duplicate your steps, but I'm having difficulties duplicating the "If the part did already exist in the part list" step.  As Nathan mentioned in another topic, he is doing some extensive work on the site.  This may be causing what you have experienced.  With a little time it may be fixed, so your patience is appreciated.


  6. I don't know how you could reduce both structures like the Sun Voyager and Angkor Wat to 6-10 inches and maintain the reality of the enormous difference in their sizes.  That is one of the things I dislike about the Architecture series.

    How much time you have until the wedding is also a factor.  If you have time, you might contact Stefano at STEBRICK.  He designed MOC-1392 and then a mini version of it, and might be able to help you with your project.

     


  7. Admins are still discussing this.  Simon and I have both been absent for long periods because of illness, and this being summertime, others have been/are on vacation.  I want to thank Nathan, TobyMac, and Jared for all the extra time they've spent looking out for the Forum while the Moderators have been away.


  8. From what I've read both online and in the pamphlet that came with 10155-1, the last of the original Maersk Blue color was used in the 2004 version of 10152-1.  A new color to be used as Maersk Blue was created by LEGO in 2005 and given the name Pastel Blue.  Based on this I have used Pastel Blue in the inventories for 10152-2 and 10152-3, and the later 10155-1 and 10219-1.  

    The color that is displayed with the element IDs from lego.com for Pastel Blue seems different from the color of the parts I have from both 10155-1 and 10219-1. 

    I am certainly open to discussion about this, but I will be on vacation for about a month and unable to use my parts for comparisons.  


  9. 54 minutes ago, Antarctica said:

    So, I would like to do the following:

    - Design in LDraw each model I have made physically.

    - Import the LDraw file into rebrickable as a custom list.

    - Mark the custom list as assembled so the corresponding parts are no longer marked as buildable in my collection.

    - Get the list of all my buildable parts.

    - See whether that list matches the parts in my storage and rework my "loose parts" and "lost parts".

    Is this possible or would that be a new suggestion?

    Parts in a Custom List are not included in your All My Parts count.  They cannot be removed from your part lists or set lists available for building.  When you use the Build This Custom List button,  it takes you to the Find My Parts page.  There is a notice there.

    "Note that no changes are made to your collection, this is just a way to help you figure out where to get your parts from."


  10. 2 hours ago, Retrieverfalcon said:

    I've submitted a few CRs about particular ones I've noticed and a refresh has often fixed the color/part combo I mention but sometimes breaking a different color/part combo that wasn't broken before. It's kind of became a game of wack-a-mole. 

    Thanks for the really apropos description of the problem.:)  There is a solution coming for this, but it may take some time.

    Suggestion for now:  Click on a part with No Image Available to access the pop-up window.  If there is a correct image there, it is a thumbnail problem, and should be reported here just for data purposes.  If the pop-up image is also missing, use the full detail page to verify that there is an actual element or LDraw image available.  If both of these show No Image, use your best judgement of whether it warrants a change request, or it is part of this ongoing problem and report it here.


  11. 3 hours ago, Nathan said:

    So I figured out a way to make this work. If anything looks wrong, please let me know.

    I checked several of my set lists that had a good variety of numbers.  Everything was going perfect until this one.  It started out through the 3 digit numbers and transitioned perfectly to 4 and 5 digit numbers until the MOC for 31079.  5 sets later it is back on track all the way through the transitions for 6 and 7 digit number sets.

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  12.  Nederbrik said that he was not just talking about his photos, but many photos submitted by members were disappearing.  Yesterday I was researching Nederbrik's post with the 3005 image showing photos submitted by meregt on Oct 28, 2018.  At that time the member photos did show up for me.  I had to go do other things, and when I returned, the member photos were gone, leaving me with this photo.  

    1508045302_white3005.thumb.jpg.541507d90fea7f4e87f69ed9a44cb146.jpg

    In looking at the change log, I found that the photos from Nederbrik's 3005 screenshot had all been deleted during the time that I was gone.  

    So he is correct, member photos are disappearing because they are being deleted.  Given the choice, I would much rather see 1 photo showing both top and bottom than have the two photos that are currently displayed.


  13. 12 hours ago, Nederbrik said:

    Just made a test run and it is still not working BL numbers are

    85863pb083 > Rebrick 85863pr0090

    85863pb078 > Rebrick 85863pr0085

    This are just printed parts and made out of 1 part so i still can not believe that the reason they are not imported is because they are minifigs.

    So can you take a look again.

    I've looked at these and have submitted a possible reason to Nathan to check.


  14. 2 hours ago, 19goldwing98 said:

    I want to build a 3-4ft. tall xmas tree. Can some of you that are in the know help an old man?? need to figure the diameter of the tree trunk, and the diameter of the branches to make a blue spruce sort of tree? Do you think it's possible? Would like to hear from someone that would give me some advise. thanks for the time. GM

    I can make a suggestion from experience with 10181-1 Eiffel Tower.  It's about 3 1/2 ft tall and about the right shape.  Then imagine all the green bricks you would need to fill in the open spaces to create branches.  It will be very heavy, and unless it's built in modules, very difficult to move.


  15. On April 19, 2019 at 4:44 PM, hwayhway said:

    I want to know if it is possible to copy or transfer my inventory from bricklink to rebrickable OR is it better to enter inventory into rebrickable and transfer to bricklink. I dont want to key the inventory 2x.

    Please help

    It depends on why you are considering using Rebrickable for storing your inventory.  Since Rebrickable doesn't include instructions, boxes, and whole minifigures at the present time, trying to import those items from a BrickLink store inventory will give errors.  If you just want to list your set parts and loose parts for building models, I would suggest using Rebrickable first.  

     


  16. 15 hours ago, Retrieverfalcon said:

    Step 1: Search for "3003" in the Part Catalog

    Step 2: Sort by Part (technically Part Name) in an Ascending direction

    Expected result: Somewhere in the list, likely near the beginning but accounting for some odd-ball parts that include the characters 3003 that aren't actually a 2x2 Brick, you'd "3003 Brick 2 x 2" followed by all the multiple printed variants (3003pr0116, 3003pr0103, etc) in somewhat an alphabetized list based on part name.

    Actual result:

    The photo below. The first three make sense - those are new parts imported by the bot that haven't been renamed yet so they are named as "Brick 2x2..." (note the lack of spaces around the 'x'). This makes sense and is a quick and dirty way of spotting parts needing new names. Then comes one of the oddballs (30030p1). But then we get 31 bricks named Brick 2 x 2 with Black "XX" Print where XX is a number. I can't figure out what's causing these to appear early. My guess is that they have an extra space at the beginning of their names that isn't appearing on screen but is impacting sorting.

    This is causing these parts to appear out of place in more robust part lists. 

    Anyone have any ideas?

    Side note 1 - part 3003p03 has its own error of using single rather than double quotes in its name.

    Side note 2 - it would be cool if these parts actually were in numerical order somehow rather than 1, 10-19, 2, 20-29, 3, 30-31 as they appear now.

    Side note 3 - if this really is an issue with spaces, a scan of the whole part catalog for this extra starting space would be useful but would have to be done by someone who can access the database directly (and a safety check to avoid it in the future would be great).

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    Your search is limited to 1990 to 2019.  3003 is much older than that.


  17. On April 14, 2019 at 2:59 AM, biodreamer said:

    for the key chain why not make a new mold part entry for it. to reflect the changes between a 3001 and one with key chain attachment. I am sure I am not the only one bugged by those entries.

    Yes it is annoying, but...

    The brick comes out of the mold correctly, so there is no mold variation.  Technically when you buy a keychain with a 3001, you are buying a damaged brick.


  18. 11 hours ago, Retrieverfalcon said:

    On the main Rebrickable page under "You have these Sets in progress", there does not appear to be a discernible order - not numeric, not alphabetical or anything else I can figure. In the example below, see how the various 60099-1-sXX sets are all spread around and 41498-1 is way down below all the 416.. sets. This doesn't seem to care the stage the submissions are in ("In Progress", "Waiting for Approval", etc. This makes it difficult to quickly locate the set I'm looking to work on.

    I believe when you save at Step 1, a submitted set is assigned a sequential number.  If you click on the links to your listed sets on the main page and check the numbers in the address bar, you will see the number assigned to the set (currently in the 34xxx range of numbers).  If these are sequential in your list, I'm correct.  If they aren't, I'll have to get an answer from Nathan.