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How to build your parts inventory?
I'm Mandeep. This is my first post in this forum. I'm looking for some tips from you guys.
I'm a novice lego builder, with only a few lego sets (a few small technics & a mindstorm nxt 2). I'm fascinated by lego technic vehicles, especially the motorized ones (example of builder I admire is - madoca1977 (youtube handle)).
The first hurdle I hit when trying to build something, is the lack of parts. Eg: I was looking at the front suspension of my vehicle with 2 spring shocks. However, I only have one of those from my 8066 set. How do I get more shock absorber parts? Do people buy std lego sets for parts or do they look at ebay and the likes for custom parts (like I found someone selling 4 shocks & a few gears on ebay).
I've seen lego builders have so many bricks/joints/gears etc, I always wondered if they are scavenging regualr lego sets for parts or do they just order specific parts in bulk (and from whom)? I don't see lego officially selling just parts alone.
Thanks for your time.