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Old 3rd November 2016, 15:25   #16
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I am looking for lego parts like motors and some gears. I do not want to buy complete kits but specific required items like axles, gears, motors to build my own mechanics with lego. Where can I purchase these things in India? Is it popular in India to purchase spares like I am looking for ?

I saw few listings in Amazon but they are way more costly. Please suggest some source from where I can purchase separate parts. Is there any retail outlet which sale lego parts?
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Here are a few pics of my entire collection . I haven't built the ones in the boxes, maybe someday. I've been collecting since 2000.
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That is one of the finest collections, worthy enough for a trip to the southern hemisphere! It truly is lovely and would love to see more pictures should you not mind.

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My nephew loves Lego and Technics and is pretty quick too - building a pretty complex machine in a matter of hours. He is about 10 years old but very easily seems to be able to conquer the stuff made for 16 year olds.

To indulge his interest I ve been buying quite a few Lego Technics things on Amazon and find their prices to be easily the best in the market as of now. When compared, that is, to places like Sapphire Toys and Hamley's etc.

Since I travel quite often, I have also been comparing Lego Technics prices in UAE and similar places at different Toy Stores including the dedicated Lego Stores and very frankly it is much more worth our while to patronise Amazon India because the prices are simply much better here.
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Please suggest some source from where I can purchase separate parts. Is there any retail outlet which sale lego parts?
I haven't seen any, and certainly not in India. But there must be specialist stores abroad, some of which may have an online presence.

Google is your friend for this; and there MUST be Lego forums run by AFOLs - Adult Fans Of Lego - check there.
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The simplest way to understand mechanicals and automation at an early age would be to solve a LEGO Technic. I was gifted one at a very young age (5-6 years) and I built my full scale Technic assembly at the age of 6 which I remember even today. It was a hybrid set which could be made into both a helicopter or a race-car. The best thing about a LEGO is the instructions, they are so simple that anybody can follow and assemble in no time.

The only problem was that LEGO was yet to work the kinks out at that time and the wire used to be flimsy so just one rev and the terminals used to rip off from the base and in a short time the wire tore as well. Learnt a bit of electric work from that as well by taping together the wire and the copper insides. This also ensures great hand-eye co-ordination at a young age as one learns to use the blocks, cogs, teeth-wheels and belt-drives (a humble rubber band).. fantastic.

Stop buying your <10 yrs kids iPads and mobile phones, a LEGO is a must.
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Remember throwing stuff around after realizing i had made a mistake somewhere :P Those were the days.

Now i am tempted to to buy and start again but shall wait for my daughter to grow up a bit more before that.

Good use of time.
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Friends, any place in Bangalore worth visiting to buy LEGO? One of my clients from KSA is in Bangalore wants to buy for his kid. Please let me know.

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Hamley's in Pune has a large collection; I am sure the one in Blr has one as well.
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Friends, any place in Bangalore worth visiting to buy LEGO? One of my clients from KSA is in Bangalore wants to buy for his kid. Olease let me know.
Buy online via Amazon. Their prices are just excellent.

I ve bought a lot of Lego Technic and Lego regular for my nephew who is an addict of these "build your own" educational systems!

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Hamley's in Pune has a large collection; I am sure the one in Blr has one as well.
Ok, I will check

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Buy online via Amazon. Their prices are just excellent.

I ve bought a lot of Lego Technic and Lego regular for my nephew who is an addict of these "build your own" educational systems!
OK .. thanks for the advice. But as I mentioned before it's for someone who is in Bangalore for only 5 days. So e-tailers are ruled out.
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OK .. thanks for the advice. But as I mentioned before it's for someone who is in Bangalore for only 5 days. So e-tailers are ruled out.
With amazon prime you get delivery the next day or expedited shipping is another option.

Our growing Lego collection, now planning to move from city to technic. Boy is 6 years old and is playing for 3 years, interest only growing by the day.

Btw, sorting is a nightmare.
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I'll suggest Amazon too. Lowest prices. Though my collection is not that big, I'm playing with legos for almost 19 of my 23 years.


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Btw, sorting is a nightmare.

One tip. For smaller technic pieces like gears/bushes or 1x1 tiles, I use 'daily medicine box' available in any wholesale market. It's basically a 3 rows of 7 small boxes attached side by side (morning-noon-night). Perfect to keep small pieces. For larger ones, sorting by colour is helpful.

Also keep the original booklets safe for future use and instead use online instructions either printed or on a tab/ monitor. I regret not keeping the booklets of my sets I got in the late 90s in good condition.
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