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 Author: LEGOfan1138 View Messages Posted By LEGOfan1138
 Posted: May 25, 2022 10:56
 Subject: Re: why is this named like this
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In Catalog, yorbrick writes:
  In Catalog, yuksel writes:
  minifigure sh602 is the only minifigure of the character of ned leeds. for example,
if the character has some variants, the variants are named with (character name)-
with printed arms, backpack, etc. but this one has a detailed description of
this outfit, but doesnt have just the character name. most of the time, the
first or only versions of a character are just named (character name).



do you think it should have its name changed??

It is because the person that did the work to add it to the catalogue added the
search terms, maybe to help searching or maybe in case they do another version
in future.

You can submit a change request if you want to, but you'll need to give a
reason why you think it is better to remove the extra terms.

You think that’s bad? Check the names for the Spider-Man 2 Doc Ock figs. They
don’t describe the figure at all. The names make no sense for the particular
figures.
 Author: jaredwebb1999 View Messages Posted By jaredwebb1999
 Posted: May 25, 2022 09:48
 Subject: Re: Changing catalog pictures
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Okay thanks for that help
Are there any rules I need to follow? I dont want to be banned for uploading
poor photos or anything. I presume there is a moderation process?
regards,
Jared
 Author: axaday View Messages Posted By axaday
 Posted: May 25, 2022 09:19
 Subject: Re: Changing catalog pictures
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In Catalog, yorbrick writes:
  In Catalog, jaredwebb1999 writes:
  Hi all,
I was just wondering how do I go about changing, updating the Bricklink catalog
pictures? Some of the entries, such as the minifigures are not incorrect but
have very poor pictures assigned to the entries. Is this a role only for admins,
because I am interested in helping?
Regards,
Jared

You can add minifigure images here:

https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogImageAdd.page?itemType=M

Bear in mind images need to be quite small to be accepted. This can often make
a nice and clear high res picture significantly less clear once resized.

Crop/Resize to 600 x 800. Straight, front view with white background is preferred.
Inset showing reverse faces is appreciated.
 Author: yorbrick View Messages Posted By yorbrick
 Posted: May 25, 2022 07:45
 Subject: Re: Changing catalog pictures
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In Catalog, jaredwebb1999 writes:
  Hi all,
I was just wondering how do I go about changing, updating the Bricklink catalog
pictures? Some of the entries, such as the minifigures are not incorrect but
have very poor pictures assigned to the entries. Is this a role only for admins,
because I am interested in helping?
Regards,
Jared

You can add minifigure images here:

https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogImageAdd.page?itemType=M

Bear in mind images need to be quite small to be accepted. This can often make
a nice and clear high res picture significantly less clear once resized.
 Author: jaredwebb1999 View Messages Posted By jaredwebb1999
 Posted: May 25, 2022 07:34
 Subject: Changing catalog pictures
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Hi all,
I was just wondering how do I go about changing, updating the Bricklink catalog
pictures? Some of the entries, such as the minifigures are not incorrect but
have very poor pictures assigned to the entries. Is this a role only for admins,
because I am interested in helping?
Regards,
Jared
 Author: yorbrick View Messages Posted By yorbrick
 Posted: May 24, 2022 15:23
 Subject: Re: why is this named like this
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In Catalog, yuksel writes:
  minifigure sh602 is the only minifigure of the character of ned leeds. for example,
if the character has some variants, the variants are named with (character name)-
with printed arms, backpack, etc. but this one has a detailed description of
this outfit, but doesnt have just the character name. most of the time, the
first or only versions of a character are just named (character name).



do you think it should have its name changed??

It is because the person that did the work to add it to the catalogue added the
search terms, maybe to help searching or maybe in case they do another version
in future.

You can submit a change request if you want to, but you'll need to give a
reason why you think it is better to remove the extra terms.
 Author: peregrinator View Messages Posted By peregrinator
 Posted: May 24, 2022 11:42
 Subject: Re: why is this named like this
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In Catalog, yuksel writes:
  minifigure sh602 is the only minifigure of the character of ned leeds. for example,
if the character has some variants, the variants are named with (character name)-
with printed arms, backpack, etc. but this one has a detailed description of
this outfit, but doesnt have just the character name. most of the time, the
first or only versions of a character are just named (character name).



do you think it should have its name changed??

Isn't more detail better than less?
 Author: yuksel View Messages Posted By yuksel
 Posted: May 24, 2022 11:05
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minifigure sh602 is the only minifigure of the character of ned leeds. for example,
if the character has some variants, the variants are named with (character name)-
with printed arms, backpack, etc. but this one has a detailed description of
this outfit, but doesnt have just the character name. most of the time, the
first or only versions of a character are just named (character name).



do you think it should have its name changed??
 Author: macebobo View Messages Posted By macebobo
 Posted: May 23, 2022 21:30
 Subject: Re: correction of catalogue
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In Catalog Requests, calebfishn writes:
  Is there a place where I can report a possible error in the catalogue description
of an item to have it corrected?

In this case, it is the dimensions of an item.

https://www.bricklink.com/catalogAdd.asp?utm_content=subnav

It would be a change item.
 Author: calebfishn View Messages Posted By calebfishn
 Posted: May 23, 2022 20:54
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Is there a place where I can report a possible error in the catalogue description
of an item to have it corrected?

In this case, it is the dimensions of an item.
 Author: randyf View Messages Posted By randyf
 Posted: May 20, 2022 05:19
 Subject: Re: Hinge Brick Top Plates - Assemblies
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In Catalog, Admin_Russell writes:
  In Catalog, Bricklanta writes:
  I have a question about the hinge brick top plate assemblies. The catalog contains
3937cxx variants, which include the 3937 1x2 hinge brick base and some color
of 3938 1x2 hinge brick top plate. All of these assemblies are counterparts in
set inventories, none are regular.

However there are no assemblies in the catalog including the 6134 2x2 hinge brick
top plate. This is the other piece designed to fit with 3937.

Why? Is there a reason to include one but not the other? Or just that nobody
has requested this? I saw no mention in my forum search for "top plate"

It's because you can easily destroy this assembly trying to separate it:
 
Part No: 3937c02  Name: Hinge Brick 1 x 2 with Black Top Plate (3937 / 3938)
* 
3937c02 (Inv) Hinge Brick 1 x 2 with Black Top Plate (3937 / 3938)
Parts: Hinge

whereas the assembly with the larger 2 x 2 plate on top is easily separable.


I respectfully disagree. The larger plates also easily damage the assembly. I
believe the reason it is not in the catalog is due to the nature of how the hinge
can be built with the large top plate. We would need two entries for every one.
One with the plate facing forwards and one with the plate facing backwards. Both
of these techniques are used in official sets.
 Author: Admin_Russell View Messages Posted By Admin_Russell
 Posted: May 20, 2022 01:20
 Subject: Re: Hinge Brick Top Plates - Assemblies
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In Catalog, Bricklanta writes:
  I have a question about the hinge brick top plate assemblies. The catalog contains
3937cxx variants, which include the 3937 1x2 hinge brick base and some color
of 3938 1x2 hinge brick top plate. All of these assemblies are counterparts in
set inventories, none are regular.

However there are no assemblies in the catalog including the 6134 2x2 hinge brick
top plate. This is the other piece designed to fit with 3937.

Why? Is there a reason to include one but not the other? Or just that nobody
has requested this? I saw no mention in my forum search for "top plate"

It's because you can easily destroy this assembly trying to separate it:
 
Part No: 3937c02  Name: Hinge Brick 1 x 2 with Black Top Plate (3937 / 3938)
* 
3937c02 (Inv) Hinge Brick 1 x 2 with Black Top Plate (3937 / 3938)
Parts: Hinge

whereas the assembly with the larger 2 x 2 plate on top is easily separable.
 Author: Shiny_Stuff View Messages Posted By Shiny_Stuff
 Posted: May 20, 2022 00:33
 Subject: Re: Hinge Brick Top Plates - Assemblies
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In Catalog, Bricklanta writes:
  I have a question about the hinge brick top plate assemblies. The catalog contains
3937cxx variants, which include the 3937 1x2 hinge brick base and some color
of 3938 1x2 hinge brick top plate. All of these assemblies are counterparts in
set inventories, none are regular.

However there are no assemblies in the catalog including the 6134 2x2 hinge brick
top plate. This is the other piece designed to fit with 3937.

Why? Is there a reason to include one but not the other? Or just that nobody
has requested this? I saw no mention in my forum search for "top plate"


Who knows the reason? Probably nobody.

The whole thing with the assemblies for 3937/3938 was a really wacky idea by
some catalog admin that makes almost no sense. I guess some sellers with used
parts do utilize these listings, so there is some tiny bit of logic in creating
these catalog entries. One lame reason given is that these parts are supposedly
not easy to separate after being assembled. These parts have never come from
the Lego factory assembled, yet the BL catalog contains the long list of assemblies
of various color combinations.

Contrast this with the elimination of part 3830c01.
 
Part No: 3830c01  Name: Hinge Brick 1 x 4 Swivel
* 
3830c01 Hinge Brick 1 x 4 Swivel
Parts: Hinge {Light Gray}
Marked for Deletion

This was a catalog entry that was in heavy use by sellers for years and utilized
thousands of times, yet was eliminated for some wacky nonsense reason. One lame
reason given is the these parts are easy to separate after being assembled.
Another lame reason offered is that the component parts never came from the Lego
factory assembled.

And YET -- we have the opposite catalog position on one type of assembly
versus the second example. So there is no consistency of policy for the catalog.


I consider the whole situation ass-backwards: the most useful listing 3830c01
eliminated but a whole slew of mostly silly listings for 3937/3938.

____
 Author: hpoort View Messages Posted By hpoort
 Posted: May 20, 2022 00:29
 Subject: Re: Hinge Brick Top Plates - Assemblies
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In Catalog, Bricklanta writes:
  I have a question about the hinge brick top plate assemblies. The catalog contains
3937cxx variants, which include the 3937 1x2 hinge brick base and some color
of 3938 1x2 hinge brick top plate. All of these assemblies are counterparts in
set inventories, none are regular.

However there are no assemblies in the catalog including the 6134 2x2 hinge brick
top plate. This is the other piece designed to fit with 3937.

Why? Is there a reason to include one but not the other? Or just that nobody
has requested this? I saw no mention in my forum search for "top plate"

This is the thread you are looking for: https://www.bricklink.com/messageThread.asp?ID=291865

(found by looking for '3937' in the forum)
 Author: Adjour View Messages Posted By Adjour
 Posted: May 19, 2022 22:58
 Subject: Re: 61054 off brands
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In Catalog, ccroxton writes:
  
  That mid-to-late-2000s Bionicle phase of LEGO was a real wild one for parts &
colors!

You can say that again! I got in a 25 pound box of "assorted Lego pieces" for
very cheap. Turns out they were almost entirely Bionicle and Hero Factory. So
many little pieces, so similar, and yet tiny little differences, like flat vs
round ends, angled legs on the ball joint holders vs straight, open sides vs
closed. Driving me nuts!

Honestly, bionicle is a pain to learn. Your best bet is to figure out what sets
are there in partial, and then part out those sets so you don't mix up the
variants. I made a number of mistakes when I started out doing bionicle

Also check all the ball joint connectors for cracks.
 Author: ccroxton View Messages Posted By ccroxton
 Posted: May 19, 2022 22:12
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  That mid-to-late-2000s Bionicle phase of LEGO was a real wild one for parts &
colors!

You can say that again! I got in a 25 pound box of "assorted Lego pieces" for
very cheap. Turns out they were almost entirely Bionicle and Hero Factory. So
many little pieces, so similar, and yet tiny little differences, like flat vs
round ends, angled legs on the ball joint holders vs straight, open sides vs
closed. Driving me nuts!
 Author: Bricklanta View Messages Posted By Bricklanta
 Posted: May 19, 2022 22:06
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I have a question about the hinge brick top plate assemblies. The catalog contains
3937cxx variants, which include the 3937 1x2 hinge brick base and some color
of 3938 1x2 hinge brick top plate. All of these assemblies are counterparts in
set inventories, none are regular.

However there are no assemblies in the catalog including the 6134 2x2 hinge brick
top plate. This is the other piece designed to fit with 3937.

Why? Is there a reason to include one but not the other? Or just that nobody
has requested this? I saw no mention in my forum search for "top plate"
 Author: edeevo View Messages Posted By edeevo
 Posted: May 19, 2022 16:59
 Subject: Re: 61054 off brands
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In Catalog, ccroxton writes:
  Someone is doing an excellent job of re-creating LEGO designs for parts!

They're both legit LEGO parts, just two different molds that were made during
different years:

The orange one has rounded ends, and was made for sets between ~2004-2008:
 
Part No: 50898  Name: Technic, Axle and Pin Connector 2 x 7 with 2 Ball Joint Sockets, Rounded Ends
* 
50898 Technic, Axle and Pin Connector 2 x 7 with 2 Ball Joint Sockets, Rounded Ends
Parts: Technic, Connector {Orange}

The black one has squared (or 'flat' ) ends, and was made for sets between
~2008-2010:
 
Part No: 61054  Name: Technic, Axle and Pin Connector 2 x 7 with 2 Ball Joint Sockets, Squared Ends, Closed Side Axle Holes
* 
61054 Technic, Axle and Pin Connector 2 x 7 with 2 Ball Joint Sockets, Squared Ends, Closed Side Axle Holes
Parts: Technic, Connector {Black}

That mid-to-late-2000s Bionicle phase of LEGO was a real wild one for parts &
colors!

Life is Good.
~Ed.
 Author: Nubs_Select View Messages Posted By Nubs_Select
 Posted: May 19, 2022 16:36
 Subject: Re: 61054 off brands
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if I remember "microprinting (or something along that line)" was only recently
made more standard so a lot of "older" parts don't have the lego logo or
part number on them
 Author: ccroxton View Messages Posted By ccroxton
 Posted: May 19, 2022 16:34
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In Catalog, Nubs_Select writes:
  looks like a real
 
Part No: 50898  Name: Technic, Axle and Pin Connector 2 x 7 with 2 Ball Joint Sockets, Rounded Ends
* 
50898 Technic, Axle and Pin Connector 2 x 7 with 2 Ball Joint Sockets, Rounded Ends
Parts: Technic, Connector {Orange}
to me

Thank you! Why do they not put PN on all the parts? Or even copyright Lego?

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