The new LEGO Pick and Build hub, a merger of LEGO’s previous popular Bricks and Pieces, and online Pick a Brick service is now live and operational, after several delays to the launch.
Here are the direct links to the new LEGO Pick a Brick section of the LEGO.com website*
- LEGO Pick a Brick [USA]
- LEGO Pick a Brick [AUS]
- LEGO Pick a Brick [UK]
- LEGO Pick a Brick [DE]
- LEGO Pick a Brick [CA]
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It’s now available in most countries that had access to Pick a Brick/Bricks and Pieces, and features a more streamlined and user-friendly way to order an assortment of LEGO elements and pieces directly from LEGO.
Announced in January, you can check out the initial post for more information on why LEGO decided to merge Bricks and Pieces and Pick a Brick, and what’s coming up next.
So far, the experience seems to be a big improvement over the old LEGO Bricks and Pieces, with large images and thumbnails.
As it’s still the early phase of the rollout, some features aren’t working as they should, and you might encounter bugs. Search by Set Number for example, didn’t work as well for me.
There are also quite a large number of elements that are missing, so it’s unsure if they’ve been removed from Bricks and Pieces, or will be added later.
Best Sellers vs Standard
One of the major differences is that there is now a split between “Bestseller” and “Standard” elements. In short, Bestsellers are more “common” elements like 2×2 bricks, whereas “Standard” are more uncommon items.
There is a difference between the shipping time with
|North America||5 day shipping from Illinois (US$3.5 service fee for orders under US$14||11-15 day shipping from Denmark (US$7 service fee US$14)|
|Australia||11-15 day delivery from Poland (AU$5 service fee for orders below AU$19)||11-15 day delivery from Denmark (AU$10 service fee for orders below AU$19)|
|United Kingdom||11-15 day delivery from Poland (£2.50 service fee for orders below £10)||11-15 day delivery from Denmark (£5 service fee for orders below £10)|
I really like being able to Search keywords, and the new filter system, with different Categories and Sub-Categories are really handy, although initially, there seems go be way too many Duplo elements strewn in, and I hope they’ll introduce a “no-Duplo” toggle if possible.
The search makes it much quicker to look up specific items, so if you wanted Sheep, all you need to do is search for Sheep, and you’re immediately presented with options.
The maximum limit for each element seems to be 999, so if you want to order almost a thousand sheep, you are free to do so.
List of new LEGO Parts and Elements 2022
If you want to check out what new parts have been made available this year, Wade Davey has kindly shared his PDF guides to all the new LEGO Parts and Elements that are made available on Pick a Brick/Bricks and Pieces each month.
Do note that the prices in the list are in Australian dollar (AUD).
For more analysis, you and deep dives into new elements, I also highly recommend following New Elementary, who specialise in identifying and geeking out over new LEGO elements.
Let me know in the comments what you think of the new LEGO Pick a Brick experience, and if you think this is an upgrade or downgrade from the previous Bricks and Pieces!
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