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Lego Sets?

I've got an idea for some lego sets and in the spirit of lego I wanted to sell them un assembled with home-printed instruction booklets. Is this something allowed by the TOS? If so, am I safe selling it as handmade or should I stick with supplies? Not really sure how things like that work. I just noticed that most of the lego set type things come assembled.

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i would suggest you email etsy directly with your question. i am not sure how legos with instructions are handmade, but this question is above my pay grade.
I would clear it with Lego first then Etsy.
If you are using Lego trademark pieces then you need to get their permission first in writing before trying to sell anything with their name.
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Inactive Etsy Member 4:23 pm Apr 14, 2012 EDT
I agree with FleaMarketMuse that you may need licensing from Lego. The only part that you would really be "handmaking" is the design for a Lego project.

If you include the Lego parts that may fall under the Etsy prohibited (from Do's and Don'ts)

...kits that are a collection of non-handmade ("commercial") items may not be sold in Etsy's handmade categories.
*waiting for our very own Lego to appear*
If they are 20 years old they can be listed as Vintage, as they are highly collectable...
BTW...it is only a Trademark issue if you are selling them as a component in a Craft project.

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