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Quick Navigation: Under Consideration In Progress Completed 2018 2019 2020 Administrative Requests


This page outlines catalog projects under consideration, in progress, and completed. The definitions of those terms are:

  • Under Consideration - These are projects being considered and projects suggested by members. To suggest a new catalog project contact a Catalog Associate. When a project is approved it moves into the In Progress section and work begins.

  • In Progress - These are ongoing projects. They are moved to the Completed section upon completion. To help with a project in progress, first read about it and ask questions if necessary. Once you understand how to help with the project, you may begin submitting Change Item requests.

  • Completed - This section documents historical record of past catalog projects.

Projects affecting item numbers in any way or usage of the word LEGO will not be considered. Projects listed on the first two sections of this page might not ever be completed or even attempted. The page merely functions as a way to share what's happening now, what could happen, and what has already happened with the BrickLink catalog.


Projects Under Consideration

  1. Constraction/CCBS Parts Cleanup - A project to standardize certain parts sometimes referred to as constraction or CCBS (Character and Creature Building System). This major project of standardization could involve retitling certain parts, moving certain parts to other categories, and potentially creating a new category or multiple categories of parts.

    Date first added: October 26th, 2018
    Suggested by: TheOneVeyronian and mockingbird

  2. Color Category/Name Updates - A project to standardize the ways in which pearl light gray/flat silver, pearl gold/metallic gold, and potentially also copper colors are handled. Additional suggestions involve distinguishing between pearl dark gray and titanium metallic and adding the color chrome red from the VIP key chains. Per Teup, this project should further include standardizing all color names based on objective criteria. Per normann1974 this should also examine the color rust and how it is used. Per Yo_Yo_Flamingo this should include several unidentified metallic Bionicle colors. This major project could also include the addition of several new colors and should involve discussion with members who have expertise in identifying and understanding color differences.

    Date first added: October 27th, 2018
    Suggested by: iggugak, jodawill, normann1974, pikachu3, Teup, viejos, WoutR, and Yo_Yo_Flamingo

  3. Resolve Solid Stud Heads - A project to add up to 75 minifigures to the catalog to resolve the issue of solid stud heads. This project would start from 1978 minifigures and proceed forward in time.

    Date first added: October 29th, 2018
    Suggested by: viejos

  4. Standardize Stud-Size Part Dimensions - A project to define exactly how and when stud-size part dimensions are used in the catalog and add or remove dimensions from parts as necessary. This major project is not fully developed, but would primarily affect parts in non-standard sizes. Standard-sized parts like bricks and plates are already well defined and have consistent dimensions, but there are currently over 25,000 parts in the catalog lacking stud-size dimensions. Per mfav this project should also include an examination of how part dimensions are titled, especially parts that have dimensions that exceed an attachment plate (airplane tails, for example).

    Date first added: October 29th, 2018
    Suggested by: calsbricks

  5. Rubber Belt Cleanup - A project to standardize the way rubber belts are handled in the catalog. This minor project could involve retitling some or all rubber belts and changing their dimensions. Additionally, per randyf, this would involve creating a part category for the cardboard sleeves in which rubber belts are packaged (a category which could be used for all items which came in cardboard sleeves) and would involve changes in inventories. Other issues may become apparent upon closer examination.

    Date first added: October 30th, 2018
    Suggested by: jennnifer and randyf

  6. Pneumatic Hoses Cleanup - A project to standardize the way pneumatic hoses are handled in the catalog and correct existing errors. This potentially major project will need research and could involve creating and/or deleting numerous catalog entries and could also involve many inventory changes.

    Date first added: October 31st, 2018
    Suggested by: samsam2

  7. Dacta/Education Set Cleanup - A project to reexamine sets in the Educational & Dacta category with the goal of reducing the number of unnecessary catalog entries in the category. This relatively minor project could involve merging some catalog entries and adding alternate item numbers, primarily for sets like service packs for which no evidence exists of any differences between sets with different item numbers. The project would also take a hard look at combination packs and potentially eliminate them from the catalog with an attendant policy change due to the massive number both added and not yet added to the catalog. This project may also include splitting catalog entries for a few sets which are significantly different in contents.

    Date first added: October 31st, 2018
    Suggested by: StormChaser

  8. Classic Category Cleanup - A project to decide what should be done with the category Classic and take action as necessary. Category originally contained only sets from 1949-1971. Starting in 2015 new sets branded Classic were added to this category each year. This minor project could involve moving some sets to different categories.

    Date first added: November 2nd, 2018
    Suggested by: 62Bricks

  9. Correct Electrical Wire Information - A project to standardize how parts in the Electric, Wire & Connector category are handled and correct information where necessary (particularly dimensions). This major project may necessitate numerous changes of all kinds, will require significant community contributions, and could take some time.

    Date first added: November 4th, 2018
    Suggested by: SezaR

  10. Define Part Assemblies - A project to define what BrickLink considers to be a part assembly. This minor project will involve creating written guidelines and discussing these guidelines with the member community. The project could then result in changes to existing assemblies.

    Date first added: November 8th, 2018
    Suggested by: paulej72

  11. Add Test Prints - A project to add test prints such as minifigure heads or other test print parts to the catalog. The scope of this project is unknown and will require further consideration and possibly written polices regarding test prints.

    Date first added: November 9th, 2018
    Suggested by: mfav and qwertyboy

  12. Standardize Figure Titles - A project to standardize figure titles throughout the catalog. There are 10,719 figures in the catalog and a diverse array of titling methods have been used across different themes and even within individual themes. This major project would involve creating standardized titles which would be applicable to all figures and then changing all figure titles to a standard format.

    Date first added: November 25th, 2018
    Suggested by: StormChaser

  13. Modulex Decorated Tile Cleanup - A project to examine this category and remove items without images as necessary. Over a third of the parts missing images in the catalog are in this category. This is a relatively minor, but time-consuming, project.

    Date first added: December 23rd, 2018
    Suggested by: viejos

  14. Revision of Figure Assembly Policies - A project to redefine and standardize the guidelines for how figures are cataloged and inventoried in the BrickLink catalog. This will include clear definitions for hand-held accessories, footgear, headgear, neckgear, etc. After the new guidelines are enacted, some figures in the BrickLink catalog will need to be changed to meet the guidelines.

    Date first added: April 5th, 2019
    Suggested by: Hygrotus, randyf, and StormChaser

  15. Create Catalog Entries and Inventories for Belville/Scala Foam Sheet Sets - A project to add individual Belville/Scala foam sheets and individual foam parts removed from those sheets. The Belville/Scala foam sheet sets and foam sheets would then be properly inventoried.

    Date first added: August 17th, 2019
    Suggested by: Hygrotus and randyf

  16. Add Build-A-Minifigure Figures - A project to examine the feasibility of adding BAM figures to the catalog or otherwise planning how to handle BAM parts in the most effective way.

    Date first added: January 18th, 2020
    Suggested by: Yaj_PinkNinja

  17. Is It Time Yet? Marked for Deletion Items - A project to rid the catalog of items marked for deletion. The catalog includes 337 items marked for deletion, some of which have carried that status for over a decade. This project would involve figuring out how to make these things go away and would require site support.

    Date first added: February 3rd, 2020
    Suggested by: StormChaser

  18. Standardize Minifigure Head Titles - A project to standardize minifigure head titles. Currently the titles had no guiding precepts and as a result, unsurprisingly, are inconsistent and thus difficult to search. This major project will involve changes to 2,900+ item titles.

    Date first added: February 7th, 2020
    Suggested by: mfav

  19. Standardize Number Usage in Titles - A project to standardize the usage of numbers in titles (1 vs. One, 2 vs. Two, etc.). This is a major project that would involve modifying an unknown number (at least several thousand) item titles.

    Date first added: February 8th, 2020
    Suggested by: mfav

  20. Remove Type 1/Type 2 Item Descriptions - A project to properly title items by removing the say-nothing Type 1/Type 2/Type 3 etc. descriptors from item titles. This project will involve changing the titles of around 700 catalog entries to add descriptions of the actual differences between items. Member leopard37 added that this project should also include an examination of the words "with" and "without" in item titles.

    Date first added: February 10th, 2020
    Suggested by: Lauren_Luke and leopard37

  21. Rethink and Reorganize Item Relationships - A project to reduce confusion about item relationships by significantly reducing the number of item relationships. Currently there are a total of 17 item relationships, but this could conceivably be reduced to only seven relationships as outlined below (or five if the first three on the list are combined into one). This project will require a large number of low-impact administrative changes to relationships.

    Similar Items
    Similar Items - Language Difference
    Similar Items - Pattern Difference
    Figure Alternates and Counterparts
    Paired Parts
    Parts that Belong Together - Categorical
    Parts that Belong Together - Open

    Date first added: February 11th, 2020
    Suggested by: StormChaser

  22. Rethink and Reorganize Item Categories - A project to reduce confusion about what is included in item categories, particularly set categories. The Town categories are particularly disorganized, with an undefined Classic Town category that does not include all items from the time period. A similar project further up the list, Classic Category Cleanup, could be included in this project. Per randyf, this project should also examine the Race category.

    Date first added: February 14th, 2020
    Suggested by: randyf and StormChaser

  23. Co-Brand Cleanup - A project to remove made-up co-brands such as Octan and LEGO Air. This project would also include adding new co-brand categories to further organize the unclassified co-brands and may include other changes as necessary.

    Date first added: February 18th, 2020
    Suggested by: randyf and StormChaser

  24. Standardize N/A Colors in Inventories - A project to standardize and then correct the usage of N/A colors in inventories. This will specifically affect standard assemblies, brick-built assemblies, and parts in the Plastic category (which needs to be renamed), but could extend to other categories as well.

    Date first added: February 18th, 2020
    Suggested by: randyf

  25. Standardize Axle Hole Names - A project to standardize and then correct the usage of names for the varying types of axle holes across all parts. This should not be a majorly difficult project.

    Date first added: February 26th, 2020
    Suggested by: mfav

  26. Make Figure-Finding Easier - A project to add identifying numbers to certain figures such as Duplo figures and microfigures to make locating and identifying them easier. This project may be accomplished by title changes, alternate item number changes, changes to the site code, or a combination of all three approaches. The scope of this project is unknown, but is estimated to affect around 1,000 figures.

    Date first added: April 11th, 2020
    Suggested by: randyf

  27. Tires and Windows Categories Cleanup - A project to review all categories relating to tires and windows to identify and correct errors in these categories. Multiple problems have been identified with both categories, particularly in part titles, but further research is needed to ensure corrections are done properly.

    Date first added: May 2nd, 2020
    Suggested by: bje, SezaR, and StormChaser

  28. Identify and Standardize Design Descriptions - A project to identify designs that are dual-molded, likely with the addition of the acronym MCM (Multi-Color Mold, suggested by BricksThatStick) to certain item titles. Additionally, this project involves standardizing descriptors for parts with designs across the catalog, including for item categories.

    Date first added: May 22nd, 2020
    Suggested by: BricksThatStick, Miro78, and randyf

  29. Weight Fixing - A project to standardize weights catalog-wide for decorated parts relative to the weight of the base part. This major project will require the assistance of members in identifying weight discrepancies and submitting new weights to the catalog. The project could affect over 45,000 catalog entries.

    Date first added: July 2nd, 2020
    Suggested by: bje

  30. Update 3005pt Parts - A project to correct inventory errors and titles for the 128 catalog entries for 1 x 1 printed bricks currently numbered 3005pt*. This project will involve extensive research on parts from the 1950s and 1960s and could require the addition or deletion of catalog entries.

    Date first added: July 7th, 2020
    Suggested by: primadeluxe


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Projects In Progress

  1. Figure Part Changes - A project to change the way certain figure parts are handled in the catalog. This major project includes several facets: reorganizing dual-colored molded arms, adding individual decorated hips and legs, adding individual Technic figure parts, changing titles of certain dual-sided heads to reflect this fact and splitting heads into single-side print and dual-side print categories, and potentially reorganizing/renumbering certain mini doll legs to reflect a change in production methods. This project would need to be implemented in individual steps.

    Action Plan: July 19th, 2020 Update: This project has gone significantly off course, but is still in progress. Reorganizing dual-molded arms is the only item preventing completion.
    Date first added: October 27th, 2018
    Date work began: November 9th, 2018
    Goal for completion: March 9th, 2019
    Suggested by: LordSkylark

  2. Clarification of Item Types and Moving Items - A project to clearly define what constitutes sets, parts, minifigures, books, gear, and catalogs. Once clear definitions exist, some (and potentially many) items may need to be changed from one type to another to comply with definitions. The complete current definitions which were created by Daniel Jezek, the site founder, and last modified in March, 2010 are included here for historical reference:

    • Sets - Building sets.
    • Parts - Individual elements that make up a set.
    • Minifigs - Mini figures.
    • Books
    • Gear - Human accessories such as key chains, watches, clothing, etc.
    • Catalogs

    Action Plan: Discussion ongoing in the forum.
    Date first added: October 26th, 2018
    Date work began: August 1st, 2020
    Goal for completion: October 1st, 2020
    Suggested by: StormChaser

  3. Part Reclassifications - A project to revisit certain difficult-to-define parts and determine if they would fit better in different categories. This is a major project that could involve changing numerous parts to other categories and creating written policies to specifically define each individual part category and what it should contain. Per Teup, this project should include the addition of a Minifigure, Legs, Modified category.

    Action Plan: Discussion ongoing in the forum.
    Date first added: October 29th, 2018
    Date work began: August 1st, 2020
    Goal for completion: October 1st, 2020
    Suggested by: par016, RoswellGinny, and Teup


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Completed Projects 2018

  1. Retitling Minifigure Heads - A project to retitle all minifigure heads currently titled "Stud Recessed" to "Hollow Stud" to reduce confusion and remain consistent with how other similar stud types are described. This major project would consist of retitling 1,637 minifigure heads. All stud type descriptions for other parts (solid stud, open stud, blocked open stud, and recessed stud) are currently consistent.

    Project Review: This project was fairly simple and consisted of simply retitling all 3626c-type heads. This project was completed five days ahead of schedule and the primary contributors were bje, Hygrotus, leopard37, and tomsmith.
    Date first added: October 28th, 2018
    Date work began: October 29th, 2018
    Goal for completion: November 5th, 2018
    Date actually completed: October 31st, 2018
    Suggested by: hpoort

  2. Flags Enhancement - A project to enhance Flag on Flagpole, Wave parts with information provided by Gary Istok. This project needs further research and could involve additions, deletions, merges, title changes, and inventory changes.

    Project Review: This project necessitated creating around 15 new catalog entries, adding relationship matches for those entries, and making numerous inventory changes to correct inventories of sets from the late 1950s to early 1960s. The project was completed over two weeks ahead of schedule and the primary contributor was viejos.
    Date first added: October 31st, 2018
    Date work began: November 2nd, 2018
    Goal for completion: November 23rd, 2018
    Date actually completed: November 7th, 2018
    Suggested by: istokg

  3. Categorize (Other) Items - A project to clear out the backlog of uncategorized catalog entries. There are currently 715 items in the catalog categorized in the (Other) category. This major project would involve deciding what these 715 items actually are and could involve creating new categories.

    Project Review: This project required creating a number of new categories. An unexpected problem involving store inventories arose from merging some categories, but this problem was corrected. A small percentage of items which were moved will need to be revisited for correct categorization when written definitions of categories are created. Only one item was left in the (Other) category and this was the Obscure 50,000th BrickLink Catalog Item (Part 6626). The project was completed a little over two weeks ahead of schedule and around 20 members contributed with discussion in the forum.
    Date first added: October 28th, 2018
    Date work began: October 31st, 2018
    Goal for completion: December 1st, 2018
    Date actually completed: November 14th, 2018
    Suggested by: randyf

  4. Rendered Image Cleanup - A project to delete all rendered part images in the catalog that don't exist as real parts. These images show parts in non-existent colors and there are estimated to be 1,600+ images which need to be removed.

    Project Review: An estimated 1,500 images were removed and the project was considered complete. Undetermined items and those marked for deletion were ignored. Contributors were axaday, bje, Lauren_Luke, and Minifigforlife. The amount of time needed for this project was greatly overestimated and it was completed well ahead of schedule.
    Date first added: October 29th, 2018
    Date work began: November 14th, 2018
    Goal for completion: December 26th, 2018
    Date actually completed: November 22nd, 2018
    Suggested by: viejos

  5. Set Numbers in Minifigure Titles Cleanup - A project to decide if set numbers should be included in minifigure titles. Currently a mix of different approaches are used. Catalog policy will be updated once a decision is made and all minifigure titles will be standardized to comply with the policy. This major project will require checking over 10,000 minifigure titles and making changes where necessary.

    Project Review: The discussion on this project resulted in the addition of written policy that set, book, and gear numbers would not be included in figure titles unless the figure had not yet been included in an inventory. Roughly one fifth of figures in the catalog had these kinds of numbers in the titles, which resulted in approximately 2,100 catalog changes to remove them. The project was completed in only four days instead of the estimated two weeks and the primary contributors were axaday, bje, Hygrotus, and Lauren_Luke.
    Date first added: November 22nd, 2018
    Date work began: November 22nd, 2018
    Goal for completion: December 6th, 2018
    Date actually completed: November 26th, 2018
    Suggested by: randyf

  6. The Figs Are Gone - A project to remove the word "fig" in all its variations from the catalog (minifig, maxifig, microfig, etc.). This colloquial/slang word presents an appearance of amateurism and does not fit the desired image of a professional cataloging system. This major project will require around 7,000 changes, including 14 part category title changes and one item type title change, to remove the word in all its forms.

    Project Review: This project was not publicly announced. It was completed using a special tool available to catalog administrators: Ridiculous Amounts of Time. The item type Minifigs had still not been changed to the suggested word Figures by the time the project was completed. During the project the LEGO Group announced bigfigs, so the word will return to the catalog. The sole contributor to this project was the person who suggested it and the project was completed only a few days ahead of schedule.
    Date first added: November 11th, 2018
    Date work began: November 11th, 2018
    Goal for completion: December 11th, 2018
    Date actually completed: December 6th, 2018
    Suggested by: StormChaser


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Completed Projects 2019

  1. Add New Relationship Match Type - A project to add a new relationship match type for parts which naturally fit together and which are commonly used together. Once the match type is defined and added, then many new relationship matches will need to be made and some existing matches will need to be changed to the new type.

    Project Review: The new relationship type was created and defined and over 100 new matches were added. The title of the new match is Parts that Belong Together. Unfortunately, the match was not capable of handling complex item relationships and could only be used for basic matches. The project was completed on schedule. Randyf contributed by modifying the relationship definition, crazylegoman contributed by modifying the relationship title, and several members contributed by adding new relationship matches.
    Date first added: December 22nd, 2018
    Date work began: December 23rd, 2018
    Goal for completion: January 1st, 2019
    Date actually completed: January 1st, 2019
    Suggested by: mcmit

  2. Create Complete Series Entries for Collectible Minifigures - A project to create catalog entries to enable the sale of full series of collectible minifigures. This is a minor, but controversial, project which needs to be fully understood before moving forward.

    Project Review: Catalog entries for complete minifigure sets were created for all Collectible Minifigures series. This project was completed ahead of schedule and the primary contributors were Hygrotus, upcycledbricks, viejos, and zack_attack.
    Date first added: October 30th, 2018
    Date work began: January 14th, 2019
    Goal for completion: April 30th, 2019
    Date actually completed: April 19th, 2019
    Suggested by: Rw107


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Completed Projects 2020

  1. Removal of Flesh Colors - A project to eliminate the use of the word "flesh" as a descriptor of color on BrickLink. This will require changing the BrickLink names of several colors and retitling around 1,800 catalog entries.

    Project Review: After discussion with members, color names were changed for four colors: light flesh to light nougat, flesh to nougat, medium dark flesh to medium nougat, and dark flesh to medium brown. Additionally, a new color was added: dark nougat. There was resistance to the project from a small, but vocal, minority of members, but the change occurred fairly smoothly otherwise. This project was completed three days ahead of schedule and the primary contributors were axaday, jennnifer, leopard37, and StormChaser.
    Date first added: January 21st, 2020
    Date work began: February 1st, 2020
    Goal for completion: February 7th, 2020
    Date actually completed: February 4th, 2020
    Suggested by: jennifer and StormChaser

  2. Cross Theme Duplicates is Over - A project to remove both cross theme duplicates and their relationship match. Cross theme duplicates was a short-lived experiment in the BrickLink catalog which failed and was never cleaned up. This minor project will require removing nine individual relationship matches, merging nine items, removing the Cross Theme Duplicates relationship match, and updating the catalog guidelines regarding relationship matches.

    Project Review: Accurate records were not kept for this project and it took far longer than expected, but it was completed.
    Date first added: December 25th, 2018
    Date work began: February 17th, 2019
    Goal for completion: February 7th, 2020
    Date actually completed: February 11th, 2020
    Suggested by: StormChaser

  3. Remove Words "New" and "Old" from Titles and Item Numbers - A project to rename parts and change their numbers to eliminate the usage of the words "New" and "Old." The differences between versions of parts should be properly described and these words do not perform that function.

    Project Review: The project was only partially completed (title changes were completed, but item number changes were not) and resulted in changes to approximately 500 item titles. Included at the last minute were the terms "older," "newer," and "modern." Item numbers that include words were re-bundled into a larger project on eliminating non-standard item numbers carried over from other websites and never corrected. This project was completed well ahead of schedule and the primary contributors were axaday, jennnifer, and StormChaser.
    Date first added: August 11th, 2019
    Date work began: February 7th, 2020
    Goal for completion: February 29th, 2020
    Date actually completed: February 14th, 2020
    Suggested by: 62Bricks

  4. Sticker Sheet Restructuring - A project to reduce or eliminate duplicated sticker sheet entries in the catalog. Sticker sheets currently have hundreds of duplicated catalog entries which cause difficulties for anyone wanting to buy or sell a sticker sheet which came in more than one set. This is a major project which could require renumbering thousands of sticker sheets.

    Project Review: This project was, for the most part, unsuccessful. It resulted in titles of all sticker sheets changing from "Sticker" to "Sticker Sheet" and in the merging of 133 catalog entries down into 20 entries. The other duplicate entries were not addressed and an additional side project of moving PCCs to the PCC slot and part numbers to the alternate item number field was also unsuccessful. The only contributor for the changes that were actually made was the member who suggested the project, although nearly 20 members contributed with project discussion in the forum.
    Date first added: October 26th, 2018
    Date work began: February 28th, 2020
    Goal for completion: March 31st, 2020
    Date actually completed: April 2nd, 2020
    Suggested by: StormChaser

  5. Torso and Leg Assemblies Categories Split - A project to split torso assemblies and hips/legs assemblies into decorated and non-decorated categories. This relatively minor project would involve creating two new parts categories and moving some parts.

    Project Review: This project was simple to implement and was completed by BricksThatStick.
    Date first added: October 29th, 2018
    Date work began: April 11th, 2020
    Goal for completion: April 30th, 2020
    Date actually completed: April 21st, 2020
    Suggested by: WILYKAT

  6. Correct Bionicle Mini CD-ROM Information - A project to correct certain information about Bionicle CD-ROMs included in sets. This minor project may involve changes in titles and photos for some catalog entries and changes in inventories of six sets. Added to the list because it could involve extensive research to verify necessary changes.

    Project Review: This project required creating multiple additional catalog entries, changing some item numbers and titles, multiple inventory changes, adding some additional notes, updating some catalog images, and deleting some catalog entries. The project was completed ahead of schedule and the primary contributor was Illuminatus.
    Date first added: November 3rd, 2018
    Date work began: Mid-April, 2020
    Goal for completion: June 1st, 2020
    Date actually completed: May 20th, 2020
    Suggested by: Illuminatus and vantaali

  7. Add Sets Members Want - A project to discuss and possibly add pickable models, in-store builds, and other similar sets to the catalog. This is a relatively minor project which is essentially just a policy change. It has been added to the roadmap so that members know we may be open to the possibility of adding these sets in the future and so that we don't forget about doing this.

    Project Review: This project traveled directly from under consideration to completed. There were no existing guidelines discussing these kinds of sets, so no policy changes were required. Instead, after administrative discussion, the majority were in agreement to rescind the unwritten rule that prohibited addition of these sets.
    Date first added: December 6th, 2018
    Date work began: June 13th, 2020
    Goal for completion: July 1st, 2020
    Date actually completed: June 17th, 2020
    Suggested by: Many members

  8. Additional Notes Review - A project to review all existing additional notes for items in the catalog to determine if any corrections or removals are necessary. There are currently 4,114 additional notes and this major project will necessitate reviewing every note.

    Project Review: All additional notes were reviewed except those in the Sets item type. The project went significantly over schedule.
    Date first added: November 14th, 2018
    Date work began: November 14th, 2018
    Goal for completion: December 14th, 2018
    Date actually completed: July 24th, 2020
    Suggested by: StormChaser

  9. Catalog Help Center Update - A project to rethink the structure and content of the Catalog Help Center. This major project will result in significant changes to the entire section.

    Project Review: Out of 27 Help pages, all were updated except five: Adding Catalog Items, Image Harvesting, Item Dimensions, Item Name, and Item Number. The project went significantly over schedule.
    Date first added: November 28th, 2018
    Date work began: November 28th, 2018
    Goal for completion: November 29th, 2018
    Date actually completed: July 24th, 2020
    Suggested by: mfav


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Administrative Requests

Separately from any projects, administrators have requested the following website changes:

  1. Additional Notes - We need flags for additional notes to be removed when additional notes don't exist.
  2. Additional Notes - We need original boxes and set instructions with additional notes to automatically show in searches.
  3. Catalog and Inventory Pages - We need the outdated illustrative renders on catalog and inventory pages updated.
  4. Categories - We need the ability to further organize category trees within submenus.
  5. Categories - We need categories to be removed from their restrictive and confusing administrative groupings.
  6. Co-brands - We need to be able to fully use the administrative tools for co-brands.
  7. Co-brands - We need the co-brand field to properly display more than a single line of co-brands.
  8. Colors - We need an automatically-updated page that temporarily shows (the last six months, for example) new colors for existing parts.
  9. Colors - We need the color chart updated to show LEGO color names.
  10. Contributions - We need the BLUSER username issue corrected for our past contributors.
  11. Contributions - We need all contributions compensated in some way or an open-source catalog.
  12. Deletions - We need a method of deleting obsolete catalog entries that does not take decades to complete.
  13. Dimensions - We need a tool that automatically locates outlier/incorrect dimensions.
  14. Forms - We need the system to recognize and accept changes in case (lower to upper, for example) on all forms.
  15. Forms - We need the system to allow change requests for the addition of alternate item numbers.
  16. Forms - We need our outdated submission forms revised for clarity and ease of use.
  17. Forms - We need our outdated administrative forms revised for clarity and ease of use.
  18. Forms - We need the change request form to allow more characters for title change requests.
  19. Help Pages - We need to be able to easily add images to Help pages.
  20. Help Pages - We need text on Help pages to be justified on both right and left sides.
  21. Help Pages - We need to be able to create and reorder Help pages on the overview page.
  22. Help Pages - We need the unused section removed from the Catalog Help & FAQ page.
  23. Images - We need the bug fixed whereby the system inserts random notes to us for photo uploads.
  24. Images - We need the ability to edit image color prior to approval.
  25. Images - We need the ability to submit multiple photos for the same item without deleting existing pending photos.
  26. Images - We need to be able to delete multiple images at the same time.
  27. Images - We need the image harvesting feature to work properly.
  28. Images - We need the color All to be selectable for images.
  29. Images - We need to be able to flag low-quality images.
  30. Images - We need the ability to quickly and easily transfer images from one catalog entry to another.
  31. Inventories - We need to be able to inventory all figures as counterparts.
  32. Inventories - We need to be able to add alternates in figure inventories.
  33. Inventories - We need to be able to completely separate certain inventories from the catalog (unreleased sets, for example).
  34. Inventories - We need to be able to display inventories in two formats: for new and used sets.
  35. Inventories - We need to be able to work with group flags for Cannot Be Inventoried items.
  36. Inventories - We need to be able to flag incomplete inventories.
  37. Inventories - We need the timeout length for inventory change requests clearly stated or removed.
  38. Inventories - We need an official redesigned sets page and a way to flag sets so they show up on the page (currently using item relationships for this).
  39. Inventories - We need the Appears In feature to support more than three parts.
  40. Item Number - We need to be able to add alternate item numbers for figures with having to use a work-around.
  41. Item Number - We need all parts to be searchable by part number without having to use a work-around (the asterisk/wildcard search method).
  42. Item Number - We need to be able to reuse item numbers.
  43. Item Number - We need clear, standardized, easily-understood systems of item numbering.
  44. Item Number - We need to be able to easily change item numbers, which may entail having other sites link to the unique BL ID for items.
  45. Item Title - We need to be able to override title length restrictions without having to use a work-around.
  46. Item Title - We need item titles to sort and display numbers properly without having to use the work-around of adding a space before certain numbers.
  47. Item Title - We need to be able to use the letter X in item titles without it affecting search results.
  48. Item Title - We need a field for alternate set titles.
  49. Item Type - We need the Minifigs item type renamed to Figures.
  50. Links - We need to stop linking to dead websites on every catalog page.
  51. Missing Information - We need to exclude items marked for deletion from the lists of items missing information.
  52. Notifications - We need to be able to send mass emails to sellers to let them know about catalog changes that affect them.
  53. Notifications - We need a standardized, yet fillable, item rejection template.
  54. Original Boxes and Instructions - We need these decoupled from set entries.
  55. PCC - We need the site to refer to PCC as Part/Color Combination consistently wherever the term is defined.
  56. PCC - We need a PCC field to be added for figures.
  57. PCC - We need the ability to submit multiple PCCs for the same part at the same time.
  58. PCC - We need sticker sheets missing PCCs to show up on the list of items missing PCCs.
  59. PCC - We need to be able to work with PCCs directly instead of having to use the change request form.
  60. PCC - We need the ability to submit a PCC at the time of item submission.
  61. Searching - We need image recognition for searches.
  62. Searching - We need an Items Listed for Sale option on the advanced catalog search page.
  63. Searching - We need to be able to search additional notes and inventory notes.
  64. Searching - We need to be able to search for regular, counterparts, extras, and alternates on the advanced search page.
  65. Submissions - We need submission comments to be modifiable by both administrators and submitters.
  66. Submissions - We need submission comments to remain when two or more simultaneous requests are made and only one is immediately approved.
  67. Unreleased Items - We need the ability to add unreleased items other than sets.
  68. Variants - We need a specific kind of catalog entry that can be used for variants.
  69. Variants - We need an official variant page and a way to flag variants so they show up on the page (currently using item relationships for this).


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