The LEGO Company makes available many instructions on their in PDF format, but their main download page contains only a small portion of those available. Brickset has combined a database of available instructions with hosting facilities for instructions from older sets.
Official LEGO Instructions
Official LEGO instructions, or scans of official LEGO instructions, are available from several sources.
- LEGO Building Instructions Portal - Be aware that the files LEGO makes available on their site may change without notice.
- The Brickfactory - shows one page at a time and also allows download of a PDF using a proprietary downloader.
- PICSL - Peeron Instruction Catalog and Scans Library - requires cookies be enabled.
- Brick Instructions.com
Fan-Created LEGO Instructions
Many fans have produced instructions to share or sell. These are often created using LEGO Digital Designer, MLCad, LeoCAD, or LPub.
- Train Instructions including rolling stock, trackside structures and maintenance of way vehicles on Railbricks
- Building Instructions and Downloads on L Gauge
- True Dimensions mostly microscale and Christmas Ornaments
- Rebrickable includes instructions for MOCs.
- MOCpages allows users to upload instructions.
- Building Guides by Chris McVeigh including:
- BUILDING GUIDES: HOLIDAY - features ornaments and table decorations for a variety of special days.
- BUILDING GUIDES: FOOD
- BUILDING GUIDES: TECHNOLOGY - features older model computers, televisions, etc.
- BUILDING GUIDES: SCI-FI & MORE
- BaronSat features sci-fi and historical models.
- Brick City Depot specializes in town and WWII models.
- Brick Builders Pro mostly town buildings and accessories.
- Brickmania specializing in WWII models.
- MOCPlans an online marketplace for fan-created instructions.