Frequently Asked Questions
I usually create a lot of instructions with the bill of material (free one of for sale depending of amount of needed work), therefore you can check your parts and buy the missing parts to build a copy using rebrickable.
Yes I can and usually I will. Nevertheless, if the moc is more than 6-month old, there is no chance that I make the building instructions because the moc is probably taken apart.
No, all data are available on my website, picture, video on YouTube, building instruction, I don’t hide anything. If it is not on my website, there is no more !
When a post is tagged with “building instructions”, the building instructions are published. You will find the building instructions at the begining or the end of the post with this layout :
- Displayed photo with a gallery
- Sometimes a link to download a PDF
- A button to buy a pro-looking or free instructions (you will receive the PDF after completing the form) -> You can access to all PDF Instructions on the Shop
This is a complex question, that is why I have made several video about the design process and how I create my creations :
At time I build for professional company or non-profit organization, you can contact me for special request. I have ever worked for company as written in the reference page and for some others under NDA, mostly for designing models of industrial products (machines, sculptures, vehicles…). The Lego creations are good for conclusive and didactic products therefore don’t hesitate to contact me for special request.
The best advice I can give you is to observe and do research about what you want to build (Google, Wikipedia, forum). Then, try and re-try with your bricks. Build official Lego set (or moc with instructions) is also a good exercise to learn about Lego building.
Since February 2010, I was invited to join the partner program from YouTube. It enables me to have partner’s options such as custom header, custom banner and get paid from the advertisement on my video. Consequently, some ads appear on my videos but, it helps me to have some money to update my website and develop my work.
I sell my building instructions because it requires lot of work to get, including CAD model, editing, rendering plus publishing. As It is my work, I can not sell them for free, except for very small build. You can see them as a building and playing extension for your Lego sets. Rather than buying a new Lego sets, why not building something different with your owned collection ? This is what I propose.
You can access to all PDF Instructions on the Shop. After your payment, you will receive the link to download the instructions by email. Please check the spam box and be patient to receive it. If you have trouble to download your copy of the PDF after payment or open the document, do not make a paypal dispute, please contact me using the contact form. The link to download the instructions expires within 48h, please go to the My Account Page if you lost your instructions. If you have hit the download limit or do no find the download link, please contact me using the contact form. Note that the model and instructions are copyrighted, you can print it, but not copy or distribute.
Yes, we can proceed by Iban or cheque for French customers. Please contact me using the contact form, and give me the following information : Complete name, email, adress, country and wanted instructions.
- Q : There is a difference between the list of parts in the instruction and on rebrickable, which one is correct ?
It is possible that bill of material in the instructions have minor errors. If the instructions are old, I can not rework it (lost the file of lost the version of editing software), but I always keep up to date the rebrickable inventory. Therefore, please use the rebrickable inventory as a reference for bill of material. And please give me feedback if there are errors on it on the comment section of the creation.
By using the buildamoc service, it enables you to buy my creations with genuine Lego parts and PDF building instructions by email. The price is high because sourcing from bricklink part by part, there is nothing I can do for this. After your payment, you will receive your package after and thanks to that, building one of my creation and support my work. You can see the creations for sale here.
Mochub, Buildamoc and some specialized companies are the only official retailer for Nico71’s Creations, which ensure you to get genuine Lego parts, helps and quality service. The other stores who sell my LEGO creations are not authorized and have simply pirated my creations, they mostly use also fake LEGO parts. Buying such fake LEGO creations, is encouraging piracy, infringe law of intellectual property (from me and Lego Brand), and make my business non-viable. You can see this page to see the official retailers and spot on the copycat products.
Other questions ? Contact me !
You can contact me using this form, if you have problem to buy, download, or open your instructions. But also if you want to submit improvements / bugs, or contacting me for professional demands. You can write in English or French. This form is protected by Askimet anti Spam, use url only in the url field.