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  1. This is the question. If I only own Set 1 and Set 2 and those two sets contain all the parts for Set 3, do I also "own" Set 3 even though I can't build all 3 sets at the same time? Rebrickable is an honor system of people posting what sets they own. Only the person posting can decide if they truly "own" all 3 Sets or if it should be treated as "I can "own" Set 3 if I part out the other 2 sets into loose parts and then use the Build this Set feature." Not everyone would add Set 3 to a separate list designated for "buildable only". There's really no way to verify the actual ownership, so the statistics could still be incorrect.
  2. It probably happens quite often for biodreamer because so many of his parts are from the early LEGO days. I've noticed it a couple times with some of my sets from the late 70s-early 80s. In the other direction, with Paul's Ultimate 42009 Crane, I had an older part to use in place of a newer one.
  3. This is the Technic book that I don't have a copy of and you mentioned the scans not being very good. The one at peeron looks like there is part of a page missing. I can't tell how to do the gray part on the back of the cabin. I did look at your pictures. The tower looks really tilted -skewed- like you said.
  4. They must do these differently here in North America. I've never gotten a quarterly survey. I do get email requests to complete a survey every time I shop online at In their brand stores a request to fill out the survey is printed on the receipt. I only fill out the part of the survey that uses numbers for rating because on the website, they have the statement that they can use your comments any way they choose including editing them.
  5. You are absolutely right about needing some sort of order for displaying sets so other people can see what you have. I just looked at your profile-sets and this is how it's sorted. 1st is 2007-1972 , next is 2003-1955, then 2011-1957, then 1973-1963 then 2 sets 1987-1962 then back to 1995-1978, then 2012-1996 and so on through 11 pages. Sometimes I can see the logic of the break, like one of your lists is CMFs and another is Fabuland, but for the most part it is very hard to determine why sets are in that order. You of course can see the name of the setlist but I don't. So Nathan, is there a solution for this slightly chaotic viewing?
  6. As you requested Nathan, here is a new suggestion topic. My wish list on this particular subject is to be able to see mysets in numerical order instead of by year the way it is now. With a span of 30 years collecting, I can't be expected to remember which year a particular set was released. I could keep making new set lists I suppose, to get the 436 sets in my opened set list into a more easily managed form. Is there any maximum on the number of lists we can have in MySets?
  7. You're right about the possible conversion problem because Peeron hasn't been updated since mid 2011. But I think what I already have listed will be a much smaller number than what I will be listing from the 265 pounds, so better to have the current parts list be the one with the problems. I was waiting a few days to delete myparts because of this BrickLink Forum post. The person who originally asked the question took a look at rebrickable and sent me 2 messages thanking me for sharing this site with him and letting me know he had signed up here. Hopefully my post was seen by a few others as well. Thanks for the update on the multiple parts lists and enjoy the beach every chance you get.
  8. Hi Guys, Just wondering where this is on your priority list. I have 265 pounds of LEGO parts to go through, list here, and pull sets from. I really don't want to mix the 265 pounds in with what I've already inventoried until I've pulled as many sets from it as I can, so multiple parts lists would be a big help. If it's going to be awhile, could I download the current list, zero out MYPARTS, list the new stuff, and when I get finished pulling the sets, upload the original list as an addition to what's left? Any suggestions are welcome, but I'm limited by the fact that I use .tsv files that I can convert to .wdb files.
  9. It's been awhile for me too. I've been busy verifying orders I placed at BrickLink. One day there were a total of 14 boxes that arrived. As payment for all the work I did finding the parts he needs for his Ultimate 42009 Crane, Paul bought approximately 265 pounds of unsorted LEGO items for me that came in 5 VERY LARGE boxes. It's going to take me some time to go through all those on top of the 2 store sell-outs I already had in the works before he bought all that. On first look there seems to be a fair amount of Technic stuff, so maybe I can help you out with the 1x16. I'm pretty sure one of my orders in the last year had one lot of 12 or so strings in boxes. Not sure what length they are, but I'll take a look for them later today.
  10. 250-1-p46a-1 I was inspired by the 250-1 model I built. I thought the medieval M'Lady's Sedan Chair could use a few upgrades and accessories.
  11. Go ahead and send me the parts needed as an xml file. I will try to work with it on Paul's computer.
  12. I haven't had any luck with xml files on my Mac. And supposedly you can't download your BL wanted list.
  13. 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!
  14. 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.
  15. 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
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. When he does I want to see a picture of you in Mickey Mouse ears!!!
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. Peeron is having some server trouble. There's a note about it on the bottom of the home page.