I've made a few changes to address some comments made in the survey:
- Where are the links to Peeron and BrickLink that used to be on the menu of the set details pages?
These were removed a while ago when I rearranged the page and added the tabbed interface for the instructions etc. I've now added a new tab 'Links' which has them all. If you know of any other LEGO resources I should add here, let me know.
- Why are there so many different versions of the instructions listed?
The instructions tab is populated by scanning LEGO's server. For some reason they publish multiple versions of the same instruction manual: sometimes there are different versions to be printed on A4 or US-sized paper and sometimes, over time, instructions are updated (e.g for this year's Technic digger). To hopefully make it slightly easier for you to identify them I've added LEGO's own description for them. Unfortunately they are often a bit cryptic so they might not be much help...
While looking for links to add to the tab I searched for LEGO instructions on Google. I couldn't really believe what I saw: loads of copycat sites like 'freelegoinstructions.com' and 'lego-instructions.com' which seem to exist only to make their owners a fast buck and add no value at all. None of them were very comprehensive, you're better off searching here then downloading from LEGO.com or Peeron. I'm surprised the lawyers haven't closed them down yet: they tend to come down heavily on domains with the word LEGO in them.
I'd like to add links to brickfactory which is well established and comprehensive but unfortunately it's coded in such a way that it's impossible to link to specific instructions, you need to navigate through a tortuous menu system to find what you're after. I've tried contacting the webmaster to see if things can be improved, but no reply yet...
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