Bricklink vs BAP - a list of useful cheaper parts

Bricklink is great, but it pays to take a minute to check the price of parts against buying direct from LEGO. In most cases, small rarer parts are cheaper to get from the source.

I’m comparing prices for NEW elements from UK sellers, though in some cases the used prices can be just as eye-watering. The differences are usually a couple of pence which doesn’t seem much but spread over a bulk order those pennies really start to add up.

It’s also worth pointing out that BAP delivery seems to be fixed at £2, or free if you go over the £50 mark. However in order to trigger the free delivery, you’ll need to add ANY other “normal” item from the LEGO.com store.

So without further ado, here’s a breakdown of some of the more useful ones I’ve found so far.

I’ll try and keep this list updated if I find new stuff to add. It’s also worth a reminder that you can order baseplates from BAP, in old “proper” green. The part number is 3811 for 32x32 and 3857 / 2748 for 16x32.

Suggestions? Email hello@northwestbricks.co.uk and I’ll add it to the list.

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