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  1. Go ahead and send me the parts needed as an xml file. I will try to work with it on Paul's computer.
  2. I haven't had any luck with xml files on my Mac. And supposedly you can't download your BL wanted list.
  3. Question for "the guys" Could you approve a sort of reverse inventory for this? If bio lists just the parts he's missing as an MOC with the 250-1 ideabook picture, it would be much easier for me to use that to find the parts for him. Thanks! We could maybe even issue a challenge for people to build something with only the parts he's missing!
  4. I like your sense of humor! Post your location country and maybe we can talk about it! I'm waiting too for the minifigs to have their fate decided.
  5. As long as your profile is public, anyone can view it. Right now while "the guys" are working on parts categories and inventories and all the other behind the scenes stuff, it's very helpful to keep it public so they can see what you have that might need correction in the catalog. That URL has your name in it and your parents can use it to see all your sets until you go over 100 sets. I took out the http part so you can read it all without it defaulting to an actual link that contracts some of the letters. If you sub thea for ensonic you'll see what I mean about going over 100
  6. I would love to help, but I can't figure out what you are trying to build. Can you give us a little more information? A theme, like Batman or Monsters, or a LEGO set number would help quite a bit.
  7. The edited Wanted List isn't in xml format. Everyone always says you can't "download" a BL wanted list, but I wouldn't know if that's true because I don't use xml format anyway. I normally use Microsoft Works wdb, but that isn't what I used for this either. I'll email it to support here and you can see what you might be able to do with it.
  8. Paul has decided he wants to build the Ultimate 42009 Crane MOC-0853-1. I came to rebrickable and got the list of 325 extra parts needed for the MOC, generated my first real wanted list for BrickLink, uploaded it, and added some items to orders I already had open. I deleted those items from the wanted list, which left me with 30 lots I am still looking for. Using my secret magic computer skills I did the supposedly impossible and sent the remaining items on the wanted list to Paul so he wouldn't duplicate my purchases somewhere else. I came back to rebrickable to hide the parts I already bought and generate a new list for shopping other places. Hiding the parts doesn't delete them from the new wanted list. Can I do that from the build screen? If not, what do I need to do? I don't really want to mix the ones I ordered in with the things already in myparts.
  9. When he does I want to see a picture of you in Mickey Mouse ears!!!
  10. 250-1-46a-1 has been submitted. There were two errors because of the cone hat color and the color of the 2 "chairmen's" torsos. Interesting little tidbit I picked up when researching litter to name the set. Also learned about "link-boys". Might do an MOC that includes a couple of those.
  11. When you find something wrong with a part, it's best to leave a message in the Comment box on that page describing what's wrong. I think it's easier for "the guys" to fix things from the rebrickable comment boxes.
  12. I'm working on a method of scanning the minifig torsos that I have. It should also work for the faces and legs. I'm not sure about the helmets and other headgear yet. Just a reminder bio...I have built the 250-1-p46a-1. I need to work up the inventory and submit it.
  13. It really bothers me when people make judgmental statements without knowing all the facts. I buy new LEGO sets as an investment in the future happiness of my grandchildren and maybe even their grandchildren. If TLG were to stop producing bricks, those great-great grandchildren might not otherwise have the same opportunity to experience the fun of opening a LEGO set for the first time. Also some of those unopened sets are in the closet because my father passed away this summer 3 days before his birthday. They were intended to be a gift to him, but will now be donated to The Salvation Army in remembrance of him at Christmas.
  14. Peeron is having some server trouble. There's a note about it on the bottom of the home page.
  15. I think it might be best to start on one of the Technic Ideabooks first. Rebrickable was started with Technic as the foundation. After New Year's when I take down my train layout, I will be able to do some rebuilding of engines and cars to fit with 7777 Idea Book. I do have some extra red plates with rails on order along with some shuttle parts I needed. The Seller is willing to hold the order open and has a good supply of older pieces, so bio, when you get the complete inventory ready, I can order any parts that I don't have that you need. I have a nice repeat customer discount with her that will help out too. That is a great summary of the IdeaBook process. Just for clarity, we might want to add "It isn't necessary to submit instructions for a subset, just a picture of the actual model with the inventory." We need to make a decision about alternate models created from the MASTER inventory that aren't actually pictured in the Idea Book, but were inspired by the parts in the MASTER inventory. Should they be given their own prefix or included in the x prefix? How about this for starters? "Models built using the Idea Book MASTER inventory will be considered alternates if they are not compatible with the major theme(s) in the Idea Book. Alternate models will need detailed instructions and pictures with an inventory submission having only parts from the MASTER inventory. They will be given a ??prefix." This probably won't happen with 250-1 because Town, Castle, and Space cover just about everything, but there may be other IdeaBooks that are more specific to one theme.
  16. You're moving right along! Sorry I haven't been able to build the last few days. I've been organizing the main LEGO closet where the unopened sets are. And working on some of my son's sets. I just added a 10030-1 that I found in the bottom of a huge box. There are probably some pieces missing, but it boosted my 2001 Space Odyssey Discovery to 77%.
  17. I'm sure Paul won't exclude the string on his new Mobile Crane, I need the rubber on my train wheels to give the traction for inclines, and I'm pretty sure my son wouldn't exclude the hose from his pneumatic Log Loader. All three of these serve an integral part in the building of sets. Stickers just make things pretty.
  18. Translation... Calling all LEGO fans. Submit something in the style of Shakespeare or Henry James that has to do with LEGO bricks. If you want to. Otherwise, go build or fall asleep. 61184 is a Pin with a Bar. bb299 is a metal LEGO screwdriver. A typical screwdriver comprises: an approximately cylindrical handle of a size and shape to be held by a human hand and an axial shaft embedded in, and protruding from, the handle. Escapees from Arkham Asylum. Prices at the Grand Emporium. Shelter at the Winter Cottage. 2bee or not 2bee=To be, or not to be.
  19. "If you're not rewriting Shakespeare with Lego for a living you should be! :D" I thought I would bring this over to a new topic. 10th grade Honors English-pick a soliloquy out of the hat, memorize it and recite it in front of the class. I got the 2bee or not 2bee. Been mangling it regularly for almost 50 years now. For those who missed the original post that led to the LEGO rebrickabled version of Shakespeare, theskirrid, on 17 Oct 2013 - 05:58 AM, said: To screw, or not to screw, that is the question: Whether 'tis Nobler in the mind to suffer The Pins of outrageous Technic, Or to take bb299 against a Bar of troubles, And by opposing end them: to sleep......... Forsooth methinks tis time for me to slumber. Exit...stage left --------------------------------------------------------- The day after I posted that, a dear friend and BL Seller sent me this message. --------------------------- Be warned: if all my orders come in, over the next few weeks I'm parting out 5 Winter Cottages, 9 Grand Emporiums, and 9 Arkham Asylums. So we can go ahead and pack-pay-ship the two current orders, or (if you think you may find some of those 45,000 parts to your liking) we can leave this open until then. To impress upon you that I've been reading Henry James lately, I conclude thus: It would not be remiss, were one even to fancy the ephemeral notion, and with placid consideration of the bountiful prospects our young hobbyist has painstakingly outlined with a view toward enhancing the heretofore already gleeful relationship, to state that, even without such extraneous beneficence, the decision of whither to proceed remains, as indeed it always has, enjoying that transcendent state of harmonious agreement born of the indissoluble union of silence and friendship, the prerogative of our incontestably sagacious Princess, from whom we now await a word as delicate and decisive as the plummet of a 1x1 round plate into the carpet. Zzzzzz... *-* Or if you prefer English: It's up to you, just let me know! ------------------------------- My reply: To wait, or not to wait, that is the question: Whether 'tis Nobler in the mind to suffer The Escapees and Prices of outrageous Asylum and Emporium, Or to take Shelter against a Winter of troubles, And by opposing end them: to sleep......... Methinks I will sleep on it and consult with the other half. I just bought a 40lb box(free shipping) of LEGO pieces with Paul's blessing, so I don't know what he would say to your offer. We already have a Winter Cottage and 2 Grand Emporiums. -------------------------------- BACK TO CURRENT POST TOPIC I conclude thus: it would not be remiss, were one even to fancy the ephemeral notion, and with placid consideration of the bountiful prospects our young hobbyist has painstakingly outlined with a view toward "creating a LEGO version of 2bee or not 2bee or anything Henry Jamesishly harmoniously enhancing our beloved bricks", to state that. the decision of whither to proceed remains, as indeed it always has, the prerogative of The Reader, to write, or not to write, to build, or not to build, or simply fall asleep. Give it your best shot. There may be, or may not be, a LEGO reward in it.
  20. thea


    I know it sounds like a "DUH! Of Course I did that!" thing, but you can search your computer to check and make sure the pdf isn't lurking in some weird place.
  21. Once again, great timing! Paul just finished taking apart the poor mangled 8480-1 Space Shuttle. He sorted and counted all the parts and left me a highlighted inventory showing the missing parts. I entered all 103 of them into mylostparts without a single problem. Listing all those loose Technic parts last week really helped me get it done faster. Except I think there is an error in the count of the black Technic Axle 8. I'll have to look at the instruction book. rebrickable shows there should be 29 but peeron and BL both show 17. After I figure out what the correct number is, I'll post it on the comments for the set.
  22. testing [set]6080-1[/set] hmmm that didn't work. I went to the 3rd icon that says Special BBCode when you mouse over it. Selected Set and typed in 6080-1 in the content box. 2nd test 6080-1 looks like this will work. I left the content box blank and then typed in the 6080-1 between the two.
  23. Which tire are you missing? I thought I had the bucket, but it was one without the teeth. I've added 2347 to an order I already had open so you won't need to buy that one.
  24. blah blah blah I tried and tried to link the 375-2 in the post above but it just wouldn't work. and now if I try to type 375-2 to replace the blah blah blah it doesn't work. Any suggestions or tips that will make me do a forehead slap?
  25. Your creations are really impressive, and I'm going to be collecting the parts for the 2001 Discovery as well because I have 73% of the parts for it. The following is meant to be humorous, not criticizing. I just have to poke fun at people who think 10 years ago is "way back in the day before the new colours and modern pieces". I can remember buying many many multiple copies of the same set back in the mid-80s just because it had pieces like plates and round 1x1 bricks you could actually build with in a "new" color---green. Before that green was basically baseplates, plant parts and window shutters. And sometimes "modern" pieces take half the fun out of building. I know many people including myself, were upset by the introduction of the "modern" castle panels in the mid-80s because you had less flexibility to rebrickable with them. As time went on I learned to work with them, but I still prefer to build castles in the style of 375-2.