New website helps Lego fans build more with what they already have
The thing about being caught up in custom Lego sets like Star Wars, Pirates of the Caribbean, etc. is that budding brick builders get caught up in buying more sets, rather than building different things with the bricks they already have. But with custom parts and no instructions, how can kids build something different with their existing brick collections? Enter Rebrickable.
Rebrickable is a genius of a site where users input the set IDs of the Legos they have and then, they receive a list of sets they can build with notes on parts users will be missing and instructions available for download in PDF format. Additionally, it will tell you what other sets have the missing parts you need, and tell you how popular each brick is in all the available sets, which sets have the highest number of pieces, and what sets you can get to get the most missing pieces in your collection. There’s also a blog and a forum for “MOC” designers which offer tips on how to build custom builds using your existing sets. And since the Lego store also offers bulk pieces for sale, users can then take a missing parts list and get what they need!
Users are allowed to input up to six sets without registering (which is free) and then after that, they have to pony up their email address and create a password. Once registered, users can input all their set IDs once into their own personal saved sets list and then use them to build any set that they have pieces available for. Rebrickable will also let users know when new sets are available to build. And it’ll even tell you what parts you have leftover.
Genius! And it’s something brick fans have needed for a LONG time.
Hat Tip – Brothers Brick