Ordering LEGO® Parts on Bricklink.com
Sometimes learning how to order the parts for our kits on Bricklink.com can be tricky for new members of the LEGO® Community. Don't worry, here's a walk-through guide to help you out.
Let's start! Let's begin with some informations first; all our digital instructions are sold as PDF files and XML partslists, this tutorial will be focused on the partslists.
Step 1: Create an account on Bricklink if you don't have one yet.
Creating an account is very simple and it's completely FREE! Once you created the account, log in it.
Step 2: Upload the partslist
2.1 Hover on the heart-shaped icon in the top right corner and select "Upload"
2.2 Select "Upload Bricklink XML format" and then open the instructions folder and click to open the "XML" file (we suggest using a text editor like Microsoft Word or Pages on iOS systems to avoid any issue).
2.3 Click the button near "Add to" and select "Create New Wanted List", then give the new Wanted List a name to identify it.
2.4 Select and Copy ALL the lines of the"XML" code.
2.5 Paste all the lines of the XML on Bricklink in the box highlighted in Blue, then click "Proceed to verify items", once the new page loads, click "Add to Wanted List". Your Partslist is ready!
Note: Sometimes you will get a "Invalid File Format: Content is not allowed in prolog." It's not a big issue, check if the code looks like the one above, it will likely have some (SPACE)s between each line of the code, just remove the spaces and the file will be okay. If you still get the message, check if you missed even some bits of the code even just a ">".
Step 3: Let's BUY the Parts!
Once you've created the partslist, ordering the LEGO® bricks is pretty easy.
3.1 Hover again on the heart-shaped icon in the top right corner and select "Wanted List" and then click on the Wanted List you would like to buy; when the page loads click
Now that you reached the Store page, let us explain how Bricklink works.
Bricklink is a multi-store marketplace, you won't be able to buy all the parts in a single place, when you order parts, you will alwalys buy from 2 or more sellers.
3.2 In the store filters, you can set up filters to suit your preferences; we suggest to buy locally, avoid stores in different continents otherwise High Shipping costs and Tariffs will apply.
LET'S ORDER THE PARTS
You can order your parts in 2 different ways:
3.3 #1 Click on the "Auto-select" button", Bricklink will find you all the shops that can provide you the parts.
Note: Be Aware that sometimes the Auto-Select Algorithom will choose larger stores that add charges to your order.
3.4 #2 Click on the "Select" buttons"until the number of "Unique Lots" is zero.
Note: This second way will provide you all the parts you need, usually from fewer sellers and at a cheaper price.
Once you've selected all the stores you need, click on the Create Carts button