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 Author: TtOoWwAa View Messages Posted By TtOoWwAa
 Posted: Jun 24, 2020 23:33
 Subject: Parts in new colors by set history
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TtOoWwAa (18)

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Hi,

Can we get a feature that tells us what year a part comes out in a new or previoustly
discontinued color for that part, or a previoustly discontinued color in general
(eg dark turqoise) and also the set that it comes in.

I say this because right now I have to wait for a new set to be on the web, look
closley at photos of it and see if there are any new part recolors, then I will
put it in a table with the part number, the color, the part name, the set it
comes in first, and the quandity.

Luckily Im only doing this with technic / sami-technic parts but as you might
imagine it is quite tedious.

I am aware that there is the NEW keyword bedide a part that has been released
in a new color however this does not tell us what set it comes in right away
because you can have a bricklink part catalog entry but the section "part appears
in" can be blank for a while,

I know that a load of people are interested in part recolors so I think this
feature would make the bricklink catalog a more powerful tool for lego fans!.

Any questions, leave a reply.
Thanks, SNIPE
 Author: bje View Messages Posted By bje
 Posted: Jun 25, 2020 00:55
 Subject: Re: Parts in new colors by set history
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bje (1390)

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In Suggestions, TtOoWwAa writes:
  Hi,

Can we get a feature that tells us what year a part comes out in a new or previoustly
discontinued color for that part, or a previoustly discontinued color in general
(eg dark turqoise) and also the set that it comes in.

I say this because right now I have to wait for a new set to be on the web, look
closley at photos of it and see if there are any new part recolors, then I will
put it in a table with the part number, the color, the part name, the set it
comes in first, and the quandity.

Luckily Im only doing this with technic / sami-technic parts but as you might
imagine it is quite tedious.

I am aware that there is the NEW keyword bedide a part that has been released
in a new color however this does not tell us what set it comes in right away
because you can have a bricklink part catalog entry but the section "part appears
in" can be blank for a while,

I know that a load of people are interested in part recolors so I think this
feature would make the bricklink catalog a more powerful tool for lego fans!.

Any questions, leave a reply.
Thanks, SNIPE

Try:
https://www.bricklink.com/catalogColors.asp

For dark turqoise you mentioned, scroll down to that colour, click on the sets
link and sort by year:
https://www.bricklink.com/catalogList.asp?v=5&pg=1&colorInSet=39&catType=S

For parts, click on the parts link on that colours page, then sort by year again:
https://www.bricklink.com/catalogList.asp?v=5&pg=1&colorPart=39&catType=P

You can also just view of all of the technic parts by going to:
https://www.bricklink.com/catalogSearch.asp
Selecting "parts" for item type, "technic" for the Category and the colour you
want from the drop down list. I'm afraid though I do not know how to select
multiple categories, so I have to do it for axles, pins, links, panels etc as
a search each time. Probably why I prefer to just use the colour page and sort
by category if that is what is needed:
https://www.bricklink.com/catalogList.asp?v=3&pg=1&colorPart=39&catType=P
then click on the specific categories I need. There might be an easier method
lurking somewhere.
 Author: TtOoWwAa View Messages Posted By TtOoWwAa
 Posted: Jun 25, 2020 23:16
 Subject: Re: Parts in new colors by set history
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TtOoWwAa (18)

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Hi,

I do use all of the methods you mentioned but it doesn't really do what I
need without a lot of work so I think a feature would be well appriciated (assuming
you or someone else reading this can actually make it happnen of course)

regards, Snipe
 Author: hpoort View Messages Posted By hpoort
 Posted: Jun 26, 2020 02:50
 Subject: Re: Parts in new colors by set history
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hpoort (402)

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In Suggestions, TtOoWwAa writes:
  Hi,

I do use all of the methods you mentioned but it doesn't really do what I
need without a lot of work so I think a feature would be well appriciated (assuming
you or someone else reading this can actually make it happnen of course)

regards, Snipe

Don't expect any changes to this part of the site's functionality soon.
You'll have to learn how to make best of what already is there. I think maybe
you might benefit from:

https://www.bricklink.com/catalogList.asp?pg=1&viewImg=Y&sortBy=D&sortAsc=D&catType=P&v=1
found halfway down https://www.bricklink.com/catalog.asp

Otherwise, for the task you have set yourself, you might be better of with sites
like NewElementary or Brickset. Bricklink's primary focus is to have a catalog
for selling purposes.

The year of release associated with part-color-combinations stems only from what
is listed in inventories. Information like a hiatus in production is not directly
available on Bricklink. You would need to breakdown the inventories to the source
of each part manually. You can use the catalog item relation pages like https://www.bricklink.com/catalogItemIn.asp?P=3008&colorID=39&in=A
to find the sets a specific colored part comes in, and https://www.bricklink.com/catalogDownload.asp
to get a reference list for all sets including their year of release.