You can create a palette of an official LEGO set that includes a count of all the parts used.
- Click on File | Import | Import Official LEGO Set…
- A dialog window appears
- Make sure that the Import Type (D) is set to As Palette
- Enter a set number ID (A).
Don’t forget the extension: some sets share a number, and they are
differentiated in the BrickLink catalog by a sequential number. For instance, 601-1 is a Gas Pump and 601-2 a Tow Truck.
- If the set is found in the BrickLink catalog, you’ll see info in the preview (B)
- Decide if you want to include Minifigure parts or Extra Parts as shown in the BrickLink catalog by ticking the box next to the option (C)
- Click Import (E)
- Once the import process is complete, you see links to download the building instructions from the LEGO website (if they’re available)
If Studio doesn’t have all the parts available for the set, you’ll be shown a list of unavailable parts in the dialog.
- The new palette is now selected and you can start building with its parts
- You can also go through the Palette dropdown and select Config… to find Import an Official LEGO Set at the bottom of the dialog
- You can also import the parts of an official LEGO set in the Building area.
BrickLink inventories have four sections.
- Regular: the parts used in building the set and its alternate models
- Counterparts: stickered parts or assemblies (like tires and wheel) that can’t easily be disassembled
- Alternates: variant molds that are used in newer copies of the set or parts used when sets were redesigned
- Extra: spare parts that can be found in new sets in case you lose them
- Studio automatically imports regular parts and Counterparts. You have an option to import the Extra parts too.
- Studio imports Counterparts for stickered parts but also imports composing parts of assemblies. This can change the quantity shown in the palette which will change even more when there are Counterparts for Alternates.