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I am an avid Adult Fan of LEGO bricks but do not work for The LEGO Group.  My goal is to assist new and existing fans by answering your Lego related questions.  I may not have the answer to every question but promise to point you in the right direction.  Questions can be sent to


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  1. jason said, on August 22, 2009 at 2:00 am

    Hi I am a good (like moc creater on classic space) lego fan age 12

    It was a good part of my childhood. My question regards the pod sets you launched in 2004 Is there going to be a comeback on those? I realy loved those sets (I bought like 14!) and now want bulk fulls I cant get anything online so I get them in garage sales. So please help me.

  2. mdbp said, on October 26, 2009 at 12:52 am

    Not sure if this is where I ask lego questions of askalfan, but here goes! I came across a ziplock bag full of legos, still in the poly manufacture bags. the outer bag said “4501 complete” how can i find out how many bags were in the original box? I went to the bricklink site and noticed that this set had a weight in grams, does that include the box and instructions? Why didnt lego label the bags?? sure would have helped. thank you very much.

  3. Mike Crichton said, on December 23, 2009 at 3:25 am

    Do you know if the “games” sets with the microfigure pawns that were released in Europe last summer are ever going to be available in the US?

  4. Mike Crichton said, on February 4, 2010 at 12:43 am

    Do you have any idea why purple bricks are so rare, compared to the other main colors?

  5. Brandon said, on February 8, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    I have a great time looking at all of the great photos on the internet of the various MOC’s created by so many AFOL’s (and the non-adult FOL out there). But is there a reason why you never see instructions on how to build them yourself or a parts list? I realize that it would time consuming and a little disruptive in the creation process, but I think it would be great for the builders out there with less imagination or younger ones (like my kids) that see something great that they would like to build. Does TLC have some policy where people can’t provide this information based on some fear that there will be some confusion or competition with their own official sets?

  6. Gary Mullen said, on March 4, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    Do you know why it’s so hard to find train windows. Wouldn’t it make sense for TLG to incorporate these into smaller sets knowing that if the kids don’t like them that the AFOL’s will buy them for the parts?

    I’ve recently started looking at LEGO train stuff again (now that my kids are old enough to play with them) after not paying much attention for the last few years. It’s pretty disappointing that there are currently no train sets (with motors, track, etc) available from TLG. The old 9v track is well overpriced on eBay, and the more recent RC sets aren’t going to be supported going forward. I saw there might be some PF based train sets coming out later this year, do you have any insight into what we might be able to expect?


  7. Dan said, on April 9, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    Any idea if or when retail stores will pick up current exclusive items like the Imperial Flagship or Grand Emporium? Thanks for your time.

  8. J. said, on June 2, 2010 at 12:41 am

    Maybe I already asked this via email, but do you know when the LEGO Star Wars line will be discontinued. I understand the contract ends in 2011.

  9. J. said, on June 2, 2010 at 12:42 am

    When does collectible LEGO minifig series 2 come out? Any idea? And, will that “Collectible Minifig” line continue? It would be great if a new series came out every 1-2 months.

  10. Lugtonex said, on August 28, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    I have a question why does Lego only put out cars such as 8402 that are only one color and how come most cars are red ? why not white, green, yellow, blue, brown??

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