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Posted 26 May 2012 - 12:15 PM

Welcome to the General LEGO Discussion Index!

Here you will find links to some of the most useful reference topics in the General LEGO Discussion forum. These include threads on collecting sets, part manufacturing, corporate history, photography and more.
Please have a look here before creating a new topic as your question may have been answered before or could belong to an existing thread.

Please also use this thread to suggest topics that you feel should be included in this index and that we may have missed. Relevant topics in other forums may also be considered. The rule of thumb is that only topics that will remain of interest over time will be indexed – for instance set news items do not generally fall within this category.


Questions about buying or selling LEGO, current prices and sales, Bricklink, LEGO Store inventory, and similar topics belong in the Buy, Sell, Trade and Finds forum.

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This is a short index of the most sought-after reference topics in the General LEGO Discussion forum. Click here to access the Full Index (or scroll down to the next post).




The LEGO Group


Posted Image Corporate

LEGO’s stance on moral issues


Posted Image Design and production

Pre-production designs
LEGO Easter Eggs
* Quality reference thread - all your observations should be posted here!




Collecting LEGO


Posted Image Preservation


Catalogue storage and organisation


Posted Image Restoration

Brick cleaning
Brick de-yellowing techniques


Posted Image Collection

* Which set should I buy? - ask here and only here!
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Pick-a-Brick cups - how to pack them full!
* Storage and sorting - all your questions are answered here!
* Part identification help thread - all your questions are answered here!
* Index of LEGO Historian's articles and discussions - the reference for fans of LEGO history




MOC techniques and photography


Posted Image Building techniques


MOCing for the first time: where to start?
* MOC-stuck? Ask for building advice here!

Bag building challenge


Posted Image Photography and photoediting

* Tips and discussion




General discussion & loose parts


Posted Image General discussion

The 'Golden Age' of LEGO, is it now?

Is CUUSOO too easily taken over by rabid fandoms?


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#2 Fugazi

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 10:06 PM

Full General LEGO Discussion Index


The LEGO Group
Corporate news and information, design, production, quality issues


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News

LEGO sells LEGOLAND (2005)
TLG adjusts its production in Europe (2005)
LEGO to lay off 1200 in Denmark and the USA (2006)
LEGO sells North American headquarters buildings (2007)
Positive results after long period of struggle (2007)
LEGO takes over Czech production from Flextronics (2008)
First Asia LEGOLAND theme park in Malaysia (2008)
LEGO reduces environmental impact of packaging materials (2011)
LEGO's 80th Anniversary... of what? (2012)
TLC builds higher profits as sales of new products soar (2012)
LEGO Group to build factory in China (2013)
Lego to Expand its factory in the Czech Republic (2013)

Patents and trademarks

Google patents
European Patent Office
LEGO loses trademark challenge on use of red 2x4 brick rendering (2010)
LEGO or Legos? - correct use of the brand name
LEGO vs Kiddicraft
Using LEGO in publications: Copyright Issues

Brand standards

LEGO’s stance on moral issues

Operations

Brick manufacturing plants
LEGO executive aircraft
Billund Archives (The Vault)
In the LEGO Vault (video)
Visit "The Vault"

Events

LEGO World Show 1984
LEGO World Show 1986
The Paris Centre Pompidou LEGO Architectural Exhibition of 1985

In the media


LEGO in Film & TV: Index of Appearances
TV Shows and Docs ENTIRELY about Lego
LEGO TV commercial archive
Magazine Advertisements
Various print ads
Comic ad (1971)
Print ads (1982)
‘Imagine’ advertising campaign (2012)


Posted Image Design and production


Set and theme design

Pre-production designs
Sets/parts never released into production
"Limited Edition" sets
Designers and their work - assigning sets to particular designers
Official fonts - used in LEGO packaging design
Alternate set builds
Evolution of minifigure printing
Geographical variations of set names
Buzz words in set names
Narratives and characters
LEGO Easter Eggs
Authors/Designers of famous LEGO Space Classic sets
Interview with Designer Andy Seenan on club.LEGO.com

Part design and manufacture

New parts in 2013
LEGO 2x3 Plate Mold
Why the reduction in usability of Macaroni bricks?
Retired/Replaced Parts
History and Evolution of Lego Minifigure Head

Technical specifications

Brick dimensions
Chinese-made parts discussion

Colours

LEGO Windows/Doors in colors you've never seen...
2004 colour changes
2004 colour changes -- Update
2004 colour changes -- Universal/locked colour list
2004 colour changes -- Colour palette rationalisation
2004 colour changes -- Final update
Glow-in-the-dark changes (2006)
Pearl Light/Dark grey changes (2009)
Unofficial colour charts
Internal 2010 colour palette
Internal 2011 colour palette
Self-made Color Chart

Quality issues

* Quality reference thread - all your observations should be posted here!
Bricks cracking... just from being connected to one another?
Can clutch power increase over time?
Misprints and other production oddities

Stickers



Collecting LEGO
Preservation, restoration, buying and selling, cataloguing


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Bricks

* Storage and sorting - all your questions are answered here!
Can LEGO be damaged by heat/cold extremes?
How to prevent discolouring
Yellowing in mint sets
Preventing sunlight damage
(see also ‘De-Yellowing’ in the Restoration section below)
Will LEGO mini figures deteriorate over time?
How to store minifigures with capes?
Storing parts "in click"
LEGO and mice
Building your own display case

Mint sets

Keeping seals intact

Catalogues and instruction manuals

Instruction storage and organisation
Catalogue storage and organisation

Set boxes

Box storage

Stickers

Long-term storage of sticker sheets
Preserving stickers once applied on bricks


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Bricks


Dusting bricks and models
Brick cleaning
How do you wash your LEGO?
Brick de-yellowing techniques
Smoke damage
Polishing bricks to remove scratches
Cleaning and polishing trans-color parts
Fixing loose clutching bricks
Correcting excessive clutch
Refurbishing old rubber conveyor belts
Removing minifig arms and legs
Cheap unlimited LEGO-like rope
Light & Sound elements not working reliably
Parts wear


Sets

Set restoration: original (vintage) or new parts?
Sourcing parts for out-of-production sets
The Strange Story of 2x2, 2x3, 2x4 Trans-Clear Plates

Determining the production year of a brick
Downloading set instructions from the LEGO website
Looking for old instruction books
Restoring a Very old LEGO Set
Restoring vintage sets, question regarding replacing bricks
Also look out for specific set restoration projects posted in their appropriate theme forum.


Stickers

How to restore peeling stickers
Removing sticker residue
Removing stickers from trans-clear parts
Library of vector LEGO logos
Website for digital sticker sheets
Advice on sticker paper


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Historical perspectives

* Index of LEGO Historian's articles and discussions - the reference for fans of LEGO history
1:87 scale cast LEGO cars (1955-70) discussion
Samsonite bricks and sets - Canada and USA
Lego USA & Europe Limited Sets
A look back at (British) LEGO
'Stiff' Minifigures: Were they just intended as a stopgap?
ALL the LEGO Road Signs Ever Produced
What is LEGO Education?


Buying and selling

Tips for buying LEGO
The Bargain Hunter’s Guide to LEGO
Verifying the authenticity of sets bought on the secondary market
* Which set should I buy? - ask here and only here!
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Pick-a-Brick cups - how to pack them full!
LEGO Store Grab Bags
Are Lego prices ever going to crash?
Investing in LEGO: how long until I break even, make profit?
Missing/damaged parts or minifigures in new sets


Collectible items

Got some old stuff, want to know what it is
Sources of rare parts
Prototype Lego from Samsonite
Legoland promotional bricks
Promotional sets
Are ToysRUs free build sets considered real Lego sets?
Minifig collections
Ladies of LEGO: a comprehensive list of female SYSTEM minifigs
LEGO points in 1990’s sets
What happened to the LEGO idea books?
When did LEGO catalogs in sets disappear?

Club Magazine and Shop@Home Catalog Archives

Catalogue upload


Managing a collection

Cataloguing
Overview of set numbering

Mint sets: to open or not to open?
Do you mix your old/used/new LEGO?
* Part identification help thread - all your questions are answered here!
Weight of various LEGO elements?
Moving a collection overseas

Book reviews

LEGO Collector’s Guide (2008)
LEGO Collector’s Guide Premium Edition (2008)
50 Years of the LEGO Brick (2008)
Unofficial LEGO Sets/Parts Collectors Guide 1949-90s on DVD-ROM (2012)
The LEGO Book (2012 Edition)
The Unofficial LEGO Technic Builder’s Guide and 2nd review (2012)
Brick City by Warren Elsmore (2013)
Brick By Brick by David C. Robertson (2013)
Beautiful Lego by Mike Doyle (2013)



MOC techniques and photography
Advanced techniques, tips, MOC photography, photoediting


Posted Image Building techniques


The basics

MOCing for the first time: where to start?
* MOC-stuck? Ask for building advice here!

Advanced building techniques


Index of useful advanced techniques topics
Lists of SNOT techniques
When did LEGO start using SNOT techniques?
Illegal connections
Brickbending – building curved walls
Inverting studs using cheese slopes
Microscale building tips and techniques
Display stands for microscale creations
Tree tutorials
Landscape Building Technique Presentation
Building with 45 Degree Angles
What about spraying parts?

Practical tips and troubleshooting

Taking apart stuck assemblies
Stuck minifigure heads
Keychain removal

Fun with bricks

Bag building challenge


Posted Image Photography and photoediting


MOC photography

* Tips and discussion
Photographing minifigures in front of a landscape
How to make a good backdrop
Buying a digital camera for MOC photography

Photoediting

How to crop, sharpen and resize images online
How to use Paint.net to optimise photos
Watermarking your LEGO photographs
Eurobricks Photoshop School - image editing tutorials

Making mosaics with the help of Photoshop



General discussion & loose parts
Other worthy topics defying classification


Posted Image General discussion


The 'Golden Age' of LEGO, is it now?
Is CUUSOO too easily taken over by rabid fandoms?
LEGO Animals - which would you add to the LEGO menagerie?
Should LEGO consider World War II-themed sets?
Policy on discontinuation
The price of a Brick
Your kids and YOUR Lego
What is a purist?
Stolen Creations
Can I sell MOCs on ebay?
Guidance on accepting (and charging for) commission work
LDD and Digital tools: When is a MOC a MOC?
Star Wars almost killed LEGO
Hanging LEGO models
Have we figured out how to disassemble the new magnets yet?
Miller Experiments with Lego
Are AFOLs more educated?
LEGO Cuusoo projects of interest


Posted Image Fandom


LEGO user groups

World LUG statistics

LEGO Site Directory - a compilation of LEGO websites
The pros and cons of being an exhibitor
Starting a LEGO club

Interviews

Interview with Belgian LEGO® Certified Professional Dirk Denoyelle

Book reviews

Brickdiction by Bill Deen


Posted Image Loose parts


Hinckley’s famous ice cube tray review

Eurobricks 2011 Wrap-up


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Posted 30 May 2012 - 05:09 PM

Index of LEGO Historian's articles and discussions
The reference for fans of LEGO history



Sets

Oldest Known LEGO Bricks Set?
Automatic Binding Bricks - The Oldest LEGO Sets
Earliest Regular LEGO Sets (1953-55)
Early LEGO in Norway, Sweden, Finland
The very odd case of LEGO in Iceland
First LEGO Sets introduced to Germany
Early LEGO in Central Europe
LEGO in Australia
LEGO in Britain/Ireland/Australia (1960-92) - British LEGO Ltd.
Japanese LEGO
LEGO Wooden Box Sets... least known of all LEGO sets
LEGO Sets in Europe were sold to Beauty Parlors & Barber Shops
A Prototype LEGO Set that never made it to production... as planned
Town Plan discussion
Images of one of the rarest of all LEGO sets finally show up!
Those fantastically expensive 1:87 LEGO cars/trucks
LEGO 1:43 Scale Chevrolet Trucks and Wagons
The Very Unusual 800 LEGO Set
236/1236 Garage: The simplest and yet most complex LEGO set of all
LEGO Christmas Promotions - Ads and Sets
Unknown LEGO Sets
LEGO Classics - Promotional Sets
LEGO Set Design Variations by TLG is nothing new
The 6661 Mobile TV Studio Set - Strange German Variation
The most complex of all LEGO Idea Books
Weetabix Promotional LEGO sets
Digging thru the history about LEGO
LEGO Educational Sets
Lots of rare American LEGO sets have left for Europe/Australia
LEGO Set Box Differences by Region
Kraft Velveeta Canadian Lego Offer sets
Unique Canadian Minifig Sets


Parts

ALL the LEGO Road Signs Ever Produced
LEGO Windows/Doors in colors you've never seen
The First LEGO Wheels
LEGO Parts Not Sold In All Countries
The 65th Year of LEGO
LEGO 1x6 and 1x8 bricks with NAMES
First LEGO Roadway Baseplate
Don't throw away your old warped Cellulose Acetate LEGO!
The Golden Era of LEGO spare parts packs
TLG Individual Parts Sales - Unknown to USA/Canada
Trans Clear LEGO Thru the years
LEGO Bayer Test Strikes


Stores

LEGO Holiday Window Displays
Beautiful LEGO Glued Display Models
LEGO Display Model Catalogs
LEGO wooden retailer boxes
LEGO Retailer PICK-A-BRICK... like you've never known it


People

Who is that guy with his picture on the LEGO box?
LEGO Royalty


Operations

LEGO Sales by Country


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