Instructions for Lego sets are downloadable as PDF’s from Lego . This is a great service; as your collection grows you can probably build sets you haven’t bought from the parts you already have. Unfortunately the resolution TLG have used is too low, and it’s frequently difficult to see what’s going on – especially inĀ  the darker colours.


Downloadable instructions from TLG

In addition to the resolution problem, there are some mix ups in the colours. I’ve noticed this especially in the axles. My last grumble about the Lego downloadable instructions is that they have not been saved at the original page size resolution – so even if I zoom the PDF to “Actual Size” the size guides for beams and axles are not correct. I’m wondering if the quality of these PDF’s was a deliberate trade off a few years ago when internet download speeds were much smaller. Continue reading