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 Author: Rick_S. View Messages Posted By Rick_S.
 Posted: Jul 15, 2020 20:45
 Subject: Re: neg feedback
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 Topic: Feedback
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In Feedback, Brick_Qc writes:
  
  A neutral is not an insult regardless of the missing parts and refunds refused.
The seller could have answered with a neutral of his own, but chose to escalate
with an aggressive negative.

We're missing the agressive emails... That's a 7000k seller, he's
seen others and decided to call this one out ; but yes, could have left a neutral
too.

have you seen how many negatives he has given out ? furthermore you should see
the feedback he has received, just on that alone I would not shop with him.
 Author: Rick_S. View Messages Posted By Rick_S.
 Posted: Jul 15, 2020 20:39
 Subject: Re: neg feedback
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In Feedback, Brick_Qc writes:
  In Feedback, arrowsmith writes:
  got me 1st neg feedback from a seller who sold parts they never had , and used
the feedback for revenge , was just wondering if this happens a lot here ?.
just wondering

Probably I'm missing information here... But errors in seller's inventories
happens, if the seller offered to refund, I don't feel that warrented a neutral
FB. If you refused to be refunded (as in answer to your fb), you're been
difficult. A neutral on top of that, you were fishing for a neg fb.

Retract your neutral fb and ask your seller to do the same, humility does wonders.

I disagree it is up to the seller to make good, not the buyer, the buyer bought
in good faith, it is up to the seller to insure their inventory is correct and
accurate. they failed to do so.
 Author: Rick_S. View Messages Posted By Rick_S.
 Posted: Jul 15, 2020 13:56
 Subject: Re: my account will be closed because I have not
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 Topic: Terms and Policies
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In Terms and Policies, Admin_Russell writes:
  In Terms and Policies, BasKrie writes:
  In Terms and Policies, Games4fans.it writes:
  this morning I received this email indicating that my account will be closed
because I have not accepted the policies and tells me to log in and accept them.
Did it just happen to me?
In 2019 when the message came out I had accepted everything.

Anyone can help me??

Is it possible that you have another old BL account?

This is most likely the reason.

  Maybe check the mail address to which it was sent and if that matches the one
you use now.

Yes, please do this.

  As far as I remember there was no ignoring the popup last year. After logging
in it was right in your face and without accepting it you couldn't go further.

Correct, and there will be another one of these popups coming in a couple weeks
when we introduce an updated set of terms.

I just got one of these notices for this account, same e-mail, same name and
everything, so i'm a bit confused?
 Author: Rick_S. View Messages Posted By Rick_S.
 Posted: Jul 8, 2020 18:49
 Subject: Re: Seller Sent Wrong Parts (Video Evidence)
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 Topic: Problem Order
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In Problem Order, enig writes:
  What's important here is the way the issue is addressed by the seller, including
owning up to the mistake.

Rhetorical question.
Does this seller and the one discussed in this topic deserve the same treatment/feedback?

The seller in your situation did not try to penalize you with paying for postage
to send back items they screwed up on, big difference, and furthermore your seller
does not have the track record the other seller does either.
 Author: Rick_S. View Messages Posted By Rick_S.
 Posted: Jul 8, 2020 16:59
 Subject: Re: Seller Sent Wrong Parts (Video Evidence)
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In Problem Order, Teup writes:
  In Problem Order, MartenFerret writes:
  In Problem Order, firestar246 writes:
  In Problem Order, MartenFerret writes:

  
What we have here is a case of two persons making mistakes: one owned up to theirs,
the other didn't.

As long as you leave that feedback there, I personally feel you haven't "owned
up" to your mistake. But in case you don't know, you can remove feedback
up to 30 days after placing it.

I'm unsure, at this point, that I should remove it (my feelings notwithstanding),
given what others have said of this seller.

BL relies on feedback. I could remove mine, but (in light of many things---read
through these comments), would that be the right thing to do here?
The seller's nastiness is a mark against them---they aren't sorry
and would gladly upset another buyer if they chose to.

The feedback remains.

Have to agree with firestar246... Now if there is some way you can still contact
them.. (email?) I think it would be decent to remove the feedback, tell the seller
what you said here, that you too made a mistake, try to start off with a clean
slate and try to get some constructive solution where both parties don't
lose. If that then fails, then you have a very legitimate reason to post that
feedback anyway.
Diplomacy really goes a long way - take it from me, look at my ratings.

problem is this is what the seller sent him: "If you don't want the items,
send them back and I will issue a refund!
Remove your feedback and I will remove mine!
Pretty simple, agreed?"

indicates he wants the buyer to pay for his(sellers) error in cost of shipping.
 Author: Rick_S. View Messages Posted By Rick_S.
 Posted: Jul 8, 2020 16:56
 Subject: Re: Seller Sent Wrong Parts (Video Evidence)
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In Problem Order, firestar246 writes:
  In Problem Order, MartenFerret writes:

  
What we have here is a case of two persons making mistakes: one owned up to theirs,
the other didn't.

As long as you leave that feedback there, I personally feel you haven't "owned
up" to your mistake. But in case you don't know, you can remove feedback
up to 30 days after placing it.

problem is this is what the seller sent him: "If you don't want the items,
send them back and I will issue a refund!
Remove your feedback and I will remove mine!
Pretty simple, agreed?"
 Author: Rick_S. View Messages Posted By Rick_S.
 Posted: Jul 8, 2020 10:00
 Subject: Re: Seller Sent Wrong Parts (Video Evidence)
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In Problem Order, MartenFerret writes:
  In Problem Order, bje writes:
  In Problem Order, MartenFerret writes:
  I purchased a small lot of three items:

12L Technic axles; 2x2 bright blue bricks; brown brooms

The seller sent Technic hoses and medium blue bricks.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmiATgDSmjs

I said the seller needn't do anything---I forgave them (no refun was
necessary), but I did leave poor feedback (which I feel is fair).

The seller then proceeded to leave negative feedback for me in turn, claiming
I lied about parts received (I had no motivation as I had said no refund or other
action was necessary).

At that, I click to report a problem, with this being my only option from Bricklink,

"File a Non-Shipping Seller Alert Help on Non-Shipping Seller Alert
(date)
- If payment was sent and seller hasn't shipped"

Not the correct complaint, but I had no other option.

Seller lies AGAIN, by asserting they gave me the option to return the parts for
a refund. The seller cannot be contatced as I'm blocked by them.

How do I remove the negative feedback I unfairly received from the seller?


1. Read the terms - the seller says nothing about problem resolving, only that
you must pay for an order you placed, which is good, since you've done that;
2. NSS was correct, but you should have chosen the reason: "Seller shipped order,
but order was incomplete";
3.The seller was correct to defeat the NSS you filed as he did ship. He could
have shipped you a rotten egg, the issue is that the NSS was for non-shipping,
not for incompleteness.

Probably you are going to have to complete the NSS to remove the feedback. You
will need to file the NSS again for the correct reason, refuse a refund and demand
the correct parts as ordered. Also, the seller do not have terms that state you
must return the items at your cost for a refund, so that is not a defense for
an NSS.

You decision to own this negative, as you posted in another message, is in my
view incorrect. This seller sent you the wrong parts, got his full payment for
doing everything wrong and then proceeds to blame you for telling the world that
he failed to live up to what is promised to you in his terms:"I clean, organize,
sort, and restore the parts so that I can provide other Lego enthusiast with
the very best vintage Lego sets, and parts, to help them complete sets and collections."

Clearly you did not receive the best parts you ordered and clearly you cannot
complete your set and collection. The seller did not live up to his own terms.
It is called breach of contract. In saying that, your solution that no refund
is required and that you forgave the seller, should have ended right there. The
seller should have used the experience to learn from and adjusted his store practices
rather than blame you or call you rude. BL is supposed to be for adults. Probably
both of you should rather not have used the feedback system at all and just walked
away from this horrible transaction.

I would agree, but I have deleted the evidential video (I have kept a copy in
case BL asks for it directly) and have publicaly apologized for my unhappy and
upset feelings. To continue going after the seller now would be hypocritical.
A few collectors here have voiced a dislike of the seller's actions and feedback---that's
punishment enough for them.
If that cannot be agreed with, then try this: one day, that seller (if they are
unrepentant), will ruin someonelse's order ...and that buyer won't back
down. Again, I deleted my video, but at the end of it, I said,

"If the seller thinks I'm aggressive, they haven't met many people"

The problem I see here, is if you let them slide now, they will never learn their
mistake and will continue to repeat it. because you did not do anything now,
they will do this to someone else later.
 Author: Rick_S. View Messages Posted By Rick_S.
 Posted: Jul 8, 2020 00:39
 Subject: Re: Seller Sent Wrong Parts (Video Evidence)
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In Problem Order, MartenFerret writes:
  In Problem Order, cmv14048 writes:
  In Problem Order, MartenFerret writes:
  In Problem Order, cmv14048 writes:
  In Problem Order, MartenFerret writes:
  I purchased a small lot of three items:

12L Technic axles; 2x2 bright blue bricks; brown brooms

The seller sent Technic hoses and medium blue bricks.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmiATgDSmjs

I said the seller needn't do anything---I forgave them (no refun was
necessary), but I did leave poor feedback (which I feel is fair).

The seller then proceeded to leave negative feedback for me in turn, claiming
I lied about parts received (I had no motivation as I had said no refund or other
action was necessary).

At that, I click to report a problem, with this being my only option from Bricklink,

"File a Non-Shipping Seller Alert Help on Non-Shipping Seller Alert
(date)
- If payment was sent and seller hasn't shipped"

Not the correct complaint, but I had no other option.

Seller lies AGAIN, by asserting they gave me the option to return the parts for
a refund. The seller cannot be contatced as I'm blocked by them.

How do I remove the negative feedback I unfairly received from the seller?


To play devil's advocate here.. You did tell the seller that no refund or
replacement parts were necessary. So therefore you didn't give the seller
a chance to make it right. Also any time you leave a negative feedback the other
person can do the same to you..fair has nothing to do with it. My advice would
have been to leave no feedback and just move on If you really forgave the seller.
Just my opinion.

Bricklink needs an edit button.

Trying again: 'Making it right' would entail returning the parts at my
expense (the shipping costing more than the order). Not worth it for myself or
they.

As for the feedback ...Ok, leave me negative feedback. For example, 'Buyer
didn't give me a chance to fix problem' would be acceptable. Accusing


  me of lying about the order (without evidence) is flatly wrong.


It should never be your responsibility to pay for return postage if the seller
messed up. If this would have happened at my store I would have handled it one
of two ways.
1 sent you replacement parts as soon as possible if I had them.
2 sent you a refund for the cost of the missing parts and refund you the shipping
cost.
But if you didn't want either and you still left negative feedback I would
probably be upset too. As sellers dealing with 10,0000s of parts we all make
mistakes. It's how you deal with those mistakes that separates the good stores
from the bad ones.
As far as the negative feedback goes..if he is lying about it that is definitely
wrong. But unfortunately there isn't a lot you can do about it.

You're right; I need to let this go. There is so much suffering and anger
in the world as it is. The unhappy feelings that both myself and the seller have
demonstrated against one another isn't righteous---it's unworthy
of our 'upset', given there are (again) actual problems in the world
that are worthier of our unhappiness.

I'd keep pushing the NSS, yes your feedback may have been hasty, but still
instead of the seller trying to work with you they sent retaliatory feedback
and of all feedback I hate that type the most.
 Author: Rick_S. View Messages Posted By Rick_S.
 Posted: Jul 8, 2020 00:36
 Subject: Re: Seller Sent Wrong Parts (Video Evidence)
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In Problem Order, cmv14048 writes:
  In Problem Order, MartenFerret writes:
  I purchased a small lot of three items:

12L Technic axles; 2x2 bright blue bricks; brown brooms

The seller sent Technic hoses and medium blue bricks.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmiATgDSmjs

I said the seller needn't do anything---I forgave them (no refun was
necessary), but I did leave poor feedback (which I feel is fair).

The seller then proceeded to leave negative feedback for me in turn, claiming
I lied about parts received (I had no motivation as I had said no refund or other
action was necessary).

At that, I click to report a problem, with this being my only option from Bricklink,

"File a Non-Shipping Seller Alert Help on Non-Shipping Seller Alert
(date)
- If payment was sent and seller hasn't shipped"

Not the correct complaint, but I had no other option.

Seller lies AGAIN, by asserting they gave me the option to return the parts for
a refund. The seller cannot be contatced as I'm blocked by them.

How do I remove the negative feedback I unfairly received from the seller?


To play devil's advocate here.. You did tell the seller that no refund or
replacement parts were necessary. So therefore you didn't give the seller
a chance to make it right. Also any time you leave a negative feedback the other
person can do the same to you..fair has nothing to do with it. My advice would
have been to leave no feedback and just move on If you really forgave the seller.
Just my opinion.

yeah but the seller left retaliatory feedback and evidently has a track record
of doing it, that is a seller I would never do business with and would tell anyone
I know to avoid them like the plague because their actions tell whole paragraphs
about their integrity.
 Author: Rick_S. View Messages Posted By Rick_S.
 Posted: Jul 8, 2020 00:31
 Subject: Re: Buyer disputed through Paypal
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In Problem Order, moreshelfspace writes:
  Order was delivered to the buyer on May 4th : https://tools.usps.com/go/TrackConfirmAction?qtc_tLabels1=9400128206334022798327

The buyer contacted me and said they had not received it, and we worked out they
had not put the apartment number on their address in Paypal. I told them to contact
their mail carrier and get back to me. I got positive feedback, thought that
it was resolved.

Then I got an e-mail from Paypal saying that the buyer was disputing the order
as an unauthorized "recurring charge". The e-mail said "We do not need any action
from you at this time."

Then I got an e-mail saying Paypal had refunded the buyer, and charged me $20.00
on top of that.

Do I have any recourse here?

contact PayPal show them proof of delivery, unless you were not protected.
 Author: Rick_S. View Messages Posted By Rick_S.
 Posted: Jul 7, 2020 20:44
 Subject: Re: Seller Sent Wrong Parts (Video Evidence)
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In Problem Order, MartenFerret writes:
  I purchased a small lot of three items:

12L Technic axles; 2x2 bright blue bricks; brown brooms

The seller sent Technic hoses and medium blue bricks.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmiATgDSmjs

I said the seller needn't do anything---I forgave them (no refun was
necessary), but I did leave poor feedback (which I feel is fair).

The seller then proceeded to leave negative feedback for me in turn, claiming
I lied about parts received (I had no motivation as I had said no refund or other
action was necessary).

At that, I click to report a problem, with this being my only option from Bricklink,

"File a Non-Shipping Seller Alert Help on Non-Shipping Seller Alert
(date)
- If payment was sent and seller hasn't shipped"

Not the correct complaint, but I had no other option.

Seller lies AGAIN, by asserting they gave me the option to return the parts for
a refund. The seller cannot be contatced as I'm blocked by them.

How do I remove the negative feedback I unfairly received from the seller?

Well by checking the sellers feedback it seems they are not the friendly sort
too.
 Author: Rick_S. View Messages Posted By Rick_S.
 Posted: Jul 5, 2020 03:14
 Subject: Re: Contest! It's been awhile...
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oh my other 2 entries are 133 and 137
 Author: Rick_S. View Messages Posted By Rick_S.
 Posted: Jul 5, 2020 00:42
 Subject: Re: Contest! It's been awhile...
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In Contests, popsicle writes:
  One new Mr. Freeze minifigure. The original 2006 Lego Batman themed minifig is
the contest prize. Current average BL price is $36
 
Minifig No: bat011c01  Name: Mr. Freeze
* 
bat011c01 (Inv) Mr. Freeze
Minifigs: Batman I
The contest is simple, guess the number of Star Wars speeder bodies contained
in the glass vase shown below. If there is more than one correct guess, the first
post takes precedence.

It wouldn't be much of a contest prize if you had to pay for shipping, so
the shipping is on me, free shipping.

The contest ends when someone hits the number. I had my son count the parts and
will email another member the number. So, if anyone would care to forego the
contest and act as moderator to take receipt of the winning number, and to announce
the winner, let me know.

Otherwise and meanwhile, feel free to place your entries as replies to this post.

Max 3 entries per profile

-Cory

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 Author: Rick_S. View Messages Posted By Rick_S.
 Posted: Jul 4, 2020 11:44
 Subject: Re: Appraiser for Legos
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In Price Guide, rick_holl writes:
  I would think many accept only original invoice as value

Forgot to mention at least other toy brands have an acceptable value guide that
insurance companies will accept, unlike LEGO which does not do to it's fickle
market nature and condition.
 Author: Rick_S. View Messages Posted By Rick_S.
 Posted: Jul 4, 2020 11:42
 Subject: Re: Appraiser for Legos
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In Price Guide, rick_holl writes:
  In Price Guide, Rick_S. writes:
  In Price Guide, Adjour writes:
  In Price Guide, bitb01 writes:
  Hello,

I live in Seattle and am looking on how to get Lego's appraised. We want
to put them on our home owners insurance but they are requiring appraisals.
Any info would be helpful

Thank you

Bill

You really just need a list with pics. I"m pretty sure people use things like
ebay sold listings to come up with value in case of loss

No insurance company will accept such a fickle market as eBay for item value.

I would think many accept only original invoice as value

they would accept receipt then give you a fraction of the value since it is a
used toy, insurance companies have irked many a toy collector over this practice.
 Author: Rick_S. View Messages Posted By Rick_S.
 Posted: Jul 4, 2020 03:54
 Subject: Re: Sprues
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In Catalog, randyf writes:
  In Catalog, Rick_S. writes:
  In Catalog, Adjour writes:
  In Catalog, Rick_S. writes:
  In Catalog, Adjour writes:
  In Catalog, Rick_S. writes:
  In Catalog, Teup writes:
  In Catalog, Rick_S. writes:
  In Catalog, Leftoverbricks writes:
  Are sprues like the one from
 
Part No: x8  Name: Plant Flower Stem 1 x 1 x 2/3 with 3 Large Leaves
* 
x8 Plant Flower Stem 1 x 1 x 2/3 with 3 Large Leaves
Parts: Plant {Bright Green}
in the catalog?
If yes: how to find?
If no: why not?

The sprue is just a piece that held this part, it has no other function outside
of that.

https://youtu.be/PjZHVRKSjyc?t=76

and i've seen people use non-LEGO pieces in LEGO construction, should we
add those in too ?

Straw man.



People sometimes want the sprues to "complete" boxed sets. I see no reason not
to have a listing.

yeah well if the sprue ain't attached to the item it is no good when the
item still on the sprue can be bought, so your argument is pointless.

You are pleasant aren't you?

Lets start over. Hi, I don't agree with you. Respectfully.

I'm not saying I care about sprues, I don't. But people out there clearly
do so I should be considered.


Crystal

yes they care about using them by themselves in MoC's just like there were
other sprues I used in MoC's like the ones for the gold coins, but like I
said this was already tried before to get that sprue into the catalog and it
was denied. when you are on this site long enough you see many suggestions come
and go and come and go and come and go. the best suggestion given at that time
for selling them was putting them into an unsorted type lot. but that was it.

A lot of things have changed because of the current admin team, and a lot of
other things are going be changing because of the current admin team. If the
community wanted them in the catalog bad enough, I believe we would find a way
to make it work.

and that is where the problem lies, like last time (that is still the rule if
enough of the community wants it it gets done) there is just not enough support
here for it. in fact last time the thread about it got a whole lot bigger then
this thread in like a day, now, nobody really cares. and the support for and
against is just very minimal at best.
 Author: Rick_S. View Messages Posted By Rick_S.
 Posted: Jul 4, 2020 01:26
 Subject: Re: Sprues
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In Catalog, Adjour writes:
  In Catalog, Rick_S. writes:
  In Catalog, Adjour writes:
  In Catalog, Rick_S. writes:
  In Catalog, Teup writes:
  In Catalog, Rick_S. writes:
  In Catalog, Leftoverbricks writes:
  Are sprues like the one from
 
Part No: x8  Name: Plant Flower Stem 1 x 1 x 2/3 with 3 Large Leaves
* 
x8 Plant Flower Stem 1 x 1 x 2/3 with 3 Large Leaves
Parts: Plant {Bright Green}
in the catalog?
If yes: how to find?
If no: why not?

The sprue is just a piece that held this part, it has no other function outside
of that.

https://youtu.be/PjZHVRKSjyc?t=76

and i've seen people use non-LEGO pieces in LEGO construction, should we
add those in too ?

Straw man.



People sometimes want the sprues to "complete" boxed sets. I see no reason not
to have a listing.

yeah well if the sprue ain't attached to the item it is no good when the
item still on the sprue can be bought, so your argument is pointless.

You are pleasant aren't you?

Lets start over. Hi, I don't agree with you. Respectfully.

I'm not saying I care about sprues, I don't. But people out there clearly
do so I should be considered.


Crystal

yes they care about using them by themselves in MoC's just like there were
other sprues I used in MoC's like the ones for the gold coins, but like I
said this was already tried before to get that sprue into the catalog and it
was denied. when you are on this site long enough you see many suggestions come
and go and come and go and come and go. the best suggestion given at that time
for selling them was putting them into an unsorted type lot. but that was it.
 Author: Rick_S. View Messages Posted By Rick_S.
 Posted: Jul 3, 2020 21:52
 Subject: Re: Sprues
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In Catalog, Adjour writes:
  In Catalog, Rick_S. writes:
  In Catalog, Teup writes:
  In Catalog, Rick_S. writes:
  In Catalog, Leftoverbricks writes:
  Are sprues like the one from
 
Part No: x8  Name: Plant Flower Stem 1 x 1 x 2/3 with 3 Large Leaves
* 
x8 Plant Flower Stem 1 x 1 x 2/3 with 3 Large Leaves
Parts: Plant {Bright Green}
in the catalog?
If yes: how to find?
If no: why not?

The sprue is just a piece that held this part, it has no other function outside
of that.

https://youtu.be/PjZHVRKSjyc?t=76

and i've seen people use non-LEGO pieces in LEGO construction, should we
add those in too ?

Straw man.



People sometimes want the sprues to "complete" boxed sets. I see no reason not
to have a listing.

yeah well if the sprue ain't attached to the item it is no good when the
item still on the sprue can be bought, so your argument is pointless.
 Author: Rick_S. View Messages Posted By Rick_S.
 Posted: Jul 3, 2020 21:51
 Subject: Re: Appraiser for Legos
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In Price Guide, Adjour writes:
  In Price Guide, bitb01 writes:
  Hello,

I live in Seattle and am looking on how to get Lego's appraised. We want
to put them on our home owners insurance but they are requiring appraisals.
Any info would be helpful

Thank you

Bill

You really just need a list with pics. I"m pretty sure people use things like
ebay sold listings to come up with value in case of loss

No insurance company will accept such a fickle market as eBay for item value.
 Author: Rick_S. View Messages Posted By Rick_S.
 Posted: Jul 3, 2020 00:49
 Subject: Re: designing a model to the scale of a LEGO mini
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 Topic: My Own Creation
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In My Own Creation, SylvainLS writes:
  In My Own Creation, Howard1951 writes:
  designing a model to the scale of a LEGO minifigure

If I am designing a model from a monument that is 205 feet tall by 51 feet square
and I want to use the LEGO Minifigures in the model. How many "2x4 bricks" would
equal the height and width of a side?
I am hoping to scale it as "height of minifigure" would be equal to six (6) feet.
So that would mean the model would be thirty-four (34) Minifigures high by eight
and a half (8.5) Minifigures wide (each side). So with these numbers could someone
clue me in on how many bricks (2 x 4) would be required for the height and the
sides?
Once I have these numbers I would do some recalculating so that I would use plates
and bricks of different lengths (1x2, 1x3, 1x4, 2x2, 2x3, 2x4) and colors in
building the model.
I have been trying to figure a scale that would have been; one (1) stud would
equal one (1) foot. But I am getting bewildered in trying to work with that
scale.
So if someone could help me, I would be grateful.

Well, the minifig scale is around 1:36 to 1:42 (depending on how tall you take
a minifigure or if you even take its height as a scale), or, as you surmised,
around 1 stud = 1 ft¹.

(¹ A foot being 30.48cm and a stud 0.8cm, 1 stud = 1 ft is a 1:38.1 scale.)


So, 1ft : 1 stud makes your building 51 studs x 51 studs x 171 bricks.

171 bricks because 205 ft : 205 studs = (205*5/6 =) 171 bricks
And 5/6 because there are 6 studs for 5 bricks, or 5 plates to 2 studs (= 5/3
bricks to 2 studs).


Now, there’s a bit of a problem with using a minifigure as if it were a mini-human:
A minifigure height is a bit more than 4 bricks (bald, 4⅓ with hair).
A minifigure girth² is a bit less that 6 studs (the circumference of a 1x2 brick).
And 6 studs = 5 bricks.
That means a minifigure’s girth is 1.25 times its height. Not a healthy proportion
for a human.

(² With these proportions, I think we can call it a “girth,” not a waistline
)

That leads to many “impressions of wrongness”: too small objects if you take
the height to be 6ft and too big if you follow a minifigure-width scale.

That makes minifigures seem either lost or too fat in pure minifigure scale.

That’s why LEGO models rarely use a pure minifigure scale: houses with one or
two room per floor, castles with sentry-boxes instead of multi-floor towers,
etc.

yeah the main problem with configuring minifig scale to human scales is that
minifigs are not designed to be human scale in any scale take a look at the picture
to get an idea.
 

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