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Old 31st October 2016, 10:10 AM
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What's the autofindee? i just search for parts across stores.
If you create a parts wants list, Bricklink has an search algorithm that recommends a mix of stores that will best get you want. However this won't take into consideration postage and handling or minimum order quantities as those are not a measurable parameters in the Bricklink database. This is why I presumed you were not satisfied with your bricklink experience.

The_Black_Sheep's point is a good one and may help you get started. Though at the end of the day if your have a fixed design it doesn't change the fact that the bricks you need are the bricks you need though it might make you consider substitution of some of the less readily available parts in your design.
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Old 31st October 2016, 11:55 AM
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By limiting the search parameters to Australian stores only, I was able to put together the order. It was still a bit of work but that's understandable as this is a 'from scratch' somewhat large build.

There was a couple of odd things that I could only find in International stores so I also added a UK order. However most were from AU. I found Bricklink a bit overwhelming at first, specially with so many international stores that limit what you can order (one only limited you to multiples of 40 per part type) but now it's all done and I am a little wiser with using Bricklink.

Thanks for your help guys. I am awaiting invoices from the stores so hopefully everything will be alright and I can get on with the build
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Old 4th November 2016, 08:15 PM
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Any tips on cleaning old lego? Anyone used the same whitening technique used on G1 Scourges for off coloured bricks?
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Old 4th November 2016, 10:11 PM
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Any tips on cleaning old lego? Anyone used the same whitening technique used on G1 Scourges for off coloured bricks?
My guess is that it would work but keep in mind that the plastic eventually yellows back. You don't cure it just reverse it.
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Old 5th November 2016, 05:29 PM
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Any tips on cleaning old lego? Anyone used the same whitening technique used on G1 Scourges for off coloured bricks?
I haven't tried this yet, but this technique looks simple and effective enough.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGagdufGvGM
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Old 7th November 2016, 03:54 PM
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I haven't tried this yet, but this technique looks simple and effective enough.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGagdufGvGM
Excellent thanks - now to find the time... and to have the motivation at that time
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Old 19th November 2016, 07:52 PM
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Excellent thanks - now to find the time... and to have the motivation at that time
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