slangivar

Should all books be in the book category?

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I have just added my three books with parts to my inventory. I had some trouble finding them because only one was in the books category.

One was is in "Educational and Dacta > Technic" (https://rebrickable.com/sets/B110-1/crazy-action-contraptions-klutz-vol-2/) and the other was in "Town > City" (https://rebrickable.com/sets/5005174-1/build-your-own-adventure/). Should I put in change requests to recategorise them as books?

On a related note the Crazy Contraptions book is listed under what I assume is an invented set number (B110) while new books appear under ISBN. Am I correct to assume there would be no appetite to change the set numbering for old books as it would create more problems than it would solve?

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35 minutes ago, slangivar said:

I have just added my three books with parts to my inventory. I had some trouble finding them because only one was in the books category.

One was is in "Educational and Dacta > Technic" (https://rebrickable.com/sets/B110-1/crazy-action-contraptions-klutz-vol-2/) and the other was in "Town > City" (https://rebrickable.com/sets/5005174-1/build-your-own-adventure/). Should I put in change requests to recategorise them as books?

I've done these, thanks. In future a CR would be great. Regarding renumbering, I'll leave a more knowledgeable Admin to answer.

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46 minutes ago, jaredhinton said:

I've done these, thanks. In future a CR would be great. Regarding renumbering, I'll leave a more knowledgeable Admin to answer.

Thanks. Will do. I usually do a CR but wasn't sure about books as I've never done them before.

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Adrian;

there are books (mostly DK) that have been advertised on the LEGO website and for which we have a genuine LEGO number, usually '500' follow by 4 digits. Example:  5004906-1.

Those I don't think we should renumber. For most others I would indeed use the full 13-digit ISBN number; our friends at Brickset seem to do the same, and if you want to buy the book, having the ISBN is the easiest way to find it. We can renumber sets, and the user-sets lists are updated when we do, so that shouldn't be a problem.

Now I have been working on books off and on for the last couple of months, but there are still a lot that need to be done, so if you run into a book that seems to have a wrong number, and you're willing to check the right ISBN, then an CR would be appreciated.

Take care,
Simon

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Yes, that sounds good. The officially numbered books such as build your own adventure have numbers similar to poly bags and some free gift sets so it makes sense to leave them as you say. But with ones with invented numbers the ISBN would make life simpler.

I'll get the ISBN of mine tonight and send in a CR.

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