Converting a physical build to a BrickLink parts lists

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Converting a physical build to a BrickLink parts lists

Postby D_R_Watson » Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:28 am

I have built a streetcar using the parts I have in order to get a working design. What I need to do now is order the parts of the correct colour from BrickLink. I was wondering what the most effect way of going from a physical build to a BrickLink wanted list is. Wilf suggested using LLD, unfortunately I can’t install that on my older Mac computer. Picking the parts, part by part on BrickLink was talking a long time, so I was wondering if anyone knew of a faster method?
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Re: Converting a physical build to a BrickLink parts lists

Postby jeffrose » Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:08 pm

Have look at the requirements for Stud.io from BrickLink. It might be more forgiving than LDD.
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Re: Converting a physical build to a BrickLink parts lists

Postby JamesH » Mon Jan 29, 2018 2:39 pm

I haven't used it, but there's also:
https://www.mecabricks.com/

But I can't see how making a digital version of a physical model would speed up the bricklink ordering process.
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Re: Converting a physical build to a BrickLink parts lists

Postby Hamslice » Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:27 am

You can also just make a wish list in bricklink of the parts you need and qty. Then hit order, it will scrub bricklink and find the cheapest stores and the fewest stores to order from.
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Re: Converting a physical build to a BrickLink parts lists

Postby TroopaDee » Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:04 pm

Sorry to hijack this thread but I didn't feel my question deserved a new one.

I have the opposite question about using Bricklink: Say I have a list of parts on my Bricklink wishlist, is there any way to set it up so that Bricklink can create/output a list of the stores that carry the most parts from my wishlist? And/or the best price?
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Re: Converting a physical build to a BrickLink parts lists

Postby Lettuce » Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:54 am

TroopaDee wrote:Sorry to hijack this thread but I didn't feel my question deserved a new one.

I have the opposite question about using Bricklink: Say I have a list of parts on my Bricklink wishlist, is there any way to set it up so that Bricklink can create/output a list of the stores that carry the most parts from my wishlist? And/or the best price?

Yes. When you're in the Wanted List screen, click on "Buy" in the Wanted List bar/menu at the top. Then choose what wanted list you want to search for (if you have multiple lists). Then click Auto-select and it will do this for you.

I may be missing a step, Jason is pretty good at explaining this too.
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