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KenmoreThompson
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Lego Inventory/Spreadsheets

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I remember at BrickCan showing up to the collaborative build session and there was some brief discussion about inventory tracking and whatnot. Does anyone use Excel for this? (I think that's what was said in the session) Does anyone use a different inventory system that works better? If someone does use Excel, could I possibly get a copy of your template? Or maybe just a screen-grab that I can reverse-engineer?

I'm 40% done planning my first large build (a SHIP-sized Auquanaut submarine) and I'm thinking it might be useful to toss everything into a spreadsheet to keep track of my ordering, and keep costs reasonable.
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I used to use a basic spreadsheet but almost all of that can be done on Brickset and then imported into Rebrickable. At least that's how I've done it.
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Allan and I were the ones who gave that presentation.

We mainly use google doc, as it can be easliy shared with others. If your just trying to mantain parts ordered and parts needed to be ordered, Bricklink has a "want list". Add your parts to it, you can specify color quanity and price you want to pay. Hit the order button and it will scrub all stores to find you the best prices and the stores that have the most inventory of what you need to cut down on shipping costs.

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Jason and Sarah are the King and Queen of inventory, and they use Rebricable I believe.
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Thanks, guys. I'll look into using Google Docs, I think. I've been using Bricklink's Want List, but I don't find it terribly useful as an inventory management, as much as an ordering management tool. I'll have a look at Rebrickable, too.
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I highly recommend Rebrickable.com as it offers many ways to inventory and then based on what it knows you have, can suggest what you can build.
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