Our guide to using Bricklink
Many buyers and potentially buyers often ask the question, where can I obtain the required bricks? Whereas Lego have a 'Pick a Brick' section on their website and in store, I've always found their selection quite limited and therefore many Lego builders that enjoy creating custom MOCs use BrickLink to purchase bricks.
Bricklink (recently acquired by the Lego Group) is a marketplace for buying individual Lego pieces, minifigures, and sets. Bricklink has nearly 10,000 stores in over 70 countries, and their catalogue contains over 9 million items for sale.
With every set of instructions I sale, I also supply an XML file in the form of a .txt file. When opened it looks like a lot of random code but when using in conjunction with buying the pieces from Bricklink it can save you a lot time.
This guide will give you an insight into how to create a 'Wanted List' for you any purchased set of instructions and some handy tips and tricks.
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