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#16081 crowbb   Watch out for snakes CAGiversary!   1016 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

Posted 08 August 2020 - 12:57 PM

I've been noticing a decrease in quality control from Lego lately or I'm also having bad luck.

 

My NES set isn't fully built yet but bag 1 had an incorrect swapped piece.  Fortunately it was a common piece so i just went into my spare bins and pulled out a dark grey wedge but this is the 3rd set recently where something similar has happened.  Also instruction book 1 had some kind of....gunk inside it smeared all over one page and soaking through about a dozen pages on each end.  Oily nastiness.  It did not affect being able to follow the instructions but ruins the nice manual.

 

I don't know if this is common or if I just have the worst luck, but I've had an issue with every large set I've owned.  Looks like I'm missing a small bag of parts in the NES set this time.  Yay.



#16082 Irukandji   Lurking and Twerking CAGiversary!   1381 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

Posted 08 August 2020 - 06:54 PM

What's wrong with my Lego?

#16083 n64ra   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2654 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

Posted 10 August 2020 - 08:07 PM

I've been noticing a decrease in quality control from Lego lately or I'm also having bad luck.

 

My NES set isn't fully built yet but bag 1 had an incorrect swapped piece.  Fortunately it was a common piece so i just went into my spare bins and pulled out a dark grey wedge but this is the 3rd set recently where something similar has happened.  Also instruction book 1 had some kind of....gunk inside it smeared all over one page and soaking through about a dozen pages on each end.  Oily nastiness.  It did not affect being able to follow the instructions but ruins the nice manual.

Did your instruction booklet catch coronavirus?



#16084 crowbb   Watch out for snakes CAGiversary!   1016 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

Posted 12 August 2020 - 02:34 AM

Maybe!  As a precaution against that potential situation, I put my mask on after only licking it once.

Did your instruction booklet catch coronavirus?



#16085 Madzane  

Posted 13 August 2020 - 07:06 PM

Got lucky with the NES set I ordered. The set apparently got dispatched Saturday and was at my house already Sunday morning. The “luck” part involved my son actually noticing the set looking out our front picture window. Fed Ex had left it without knocking or ringing the doorbell and within ten minutes of us pulling it in we got slammed by torrential rain for a good half hour. It likely would have been soaked.

#16086 skiizim   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10214 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

Posted 13 August 2020 - 07:27 PM

Yikes, sure did get lucky, replacements from LEGO are taking astronomical time!!!! It took two months to get an order replaced. From may the fourth, on the bright side they sent me duplicate sets on one of the items after they received the return.

#16087 Fatbot3   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3638 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 13 August 2020 - 07:34 PM

I've been noticing a decrease in quality control from Lego lately or I'm also having bad luck.

 

My NES set isn't fully built yet but bag 1 had an incorrect swapped piece.  Fortunately it was a common piece so i just went into my spare bins and pulled out a dark grey wedge but this is the 3rd set recently where something similar has happened.  Also instruction book 1 had some kind of....gunk inside it smeared all over one page and soaking through about a dozen pages on each end.  Oily nastiness.  It did not affect being able to follow the instructions but ruins the nice manual.

I wouldn't exactly call it quality control but I learned first hand how finicky the engineering on the new Haunted House is. I can't get the lift to work at all and there appears to be numerous issues at fault including uneven friction, a weak lift chain, and others. This would be the first lego set I've ever bought where I'm not confident I can get functioning without an outright modification.

 

Yikes, sure did get lucky, replacements from LEGO are taking astronomical time!!!! It took two months to get an order replaced. From may the fourth, on the bright side they sent me duplicate sets on one of the items after they received the return.

I ordered a replacement manual for the Haunted House mentioned above and while the process was slow (days to reply and a few weeks to get a replacement) I'm at least happy to say it was all free without many hoops to jump through in order to get the order complete.

 



#16088 skiizim   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10214 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

Posted 14 August 2020 - 12:32 AM

Watch this video Fatbot, don't know if it will help.

 



#16089 El Rey   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2149 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 15 August 2020 - 03:48 AM

Got the resistance transport and weasley house at target today

#16090 skiizim   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10214 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

Posted 15 August 2020 - 04:37 AM

Got the resistance transport and weasley house at target today

How does the house compare to the one a few years ago? I was at Target earlier today, didn't see anything. As a consolation I did pick up Episode 5 Luke Skywalker Black Series.



#16091 El Rey   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2149 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 16 August 2020 - 01:48 AM

I didn’t have the previous Weasley house so I’m not sure

This morning I picked up the AT-AT and a couple Harry Potter series 2 minifigures. Didn’t get to the store at opening to the 591st sets had already been swooped up

#16092 Fatbot3   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3638 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

Posted 18 August 2020 - 02:57 PM

Watch this video Fatbot, don't know if it will help.

 

Thanks! Sadly, my issue is more about the tower shaft not being totally square and the carriage getting repeatedly stuck at different sections. I'm going to see what I can do close any tiny gaps that may be causing it but worst case scenario its still a decent looking model.



#16093 skiizim   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10214 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

Posted 24 August 2020 - 04:23 AM

The new Star Wars battlepack along with the other new sets are available at shop@hone.

#16094 elessar123  

Posted 27 August 2020 - 08:48 PM

Ikea Bygglek, anyone?

 

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#16095 etcrane   A Damn Fine Cup of Coffee CAGiversary!   5478 Posts   Joined 17.2 Years Ago  

Posted 27 August 2020 - 11:32 PM

Grabbed the Star Wars Celebration Target/ LEGO Shop exclusive ... seemed like a fun little set to display -

https://www.target.c...94/-/A-79783435

https://www.lego.com...208164-115554-1

#16096 tokerblue   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   530 Posts   Joined 16.2 Years Ago  

tokerblue

Posted 28 August 2020 - 03:06 PM

Ikea Bygglek, anyone?

 

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That seems like a fair price considering the cost a baseplate is!



#16097 WingsDJY   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3957 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

Posted 28 August 2020 - 03:26 PM

Agreed. Those look pretty cool. I hope they come in other colors.

 

I like the little row of studs indented at the front so you can label them using Lego



#16098 n64ra   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2654 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

Posted 28 August 2020 - 11:18 PM

Just need a XXXL size tub. Those are all too small.



#16099 n64ra   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2654 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

Posted 01 September 2020 - 04:00 PM

Thanks to LEGO Masters, my kids want Power Functions to introduce motion to their creations. I went over to https://www.lego.com...power-functions to buy but didn't expect 15 SKUs. Anyone know which components are needed to say

a) move wheels for a car
b) move a rollercoaster - this one https://www.lego.com...r-coaster-31084. Looks like we'll need a chain as well. Hmm



#16100 husher   Yet what is any ocean but a multitude of drops? CAGiversary!   2609 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

Posted 01 September 2020 - 05:37 PM

Spending the least amount of money to get some movement, you'll just need a battery box and a motor.  

 

I've found power functions to be fairly cheap and durable, especially compared to the new system.

 

Having  said that, power functions components are like regular Lego pieces...the more quantity and variation you have, the more freedom you have to be creative.

 

You want remote control...you'll need an IR controller and an IR receiver.

 

You DON'T need the DC power plug (charges a rechargable battery that isn't even listed).  Also the servo motor is only good for rotating an axis 90 degrees in either direction (think steering wheel).

 

The battery boxes perform the same function but one is AAA  and connects like a giant Lego brick, while the other is AA and connects with Technic.

 

The only hidden cost to using power functions is the gear pieces and perhaps Technic pieces you might need to do what you want...like the chain you mentioned.  

 

I mostly add power functions to trains which means I need a train motor, IR receiver, IR controller, and battery box for each train.  The IR controllers have 4 channels to send signals on, so a single controller can control 4 different trains.

 

 

Good luck.



#16101 prim4444   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2023 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

Posted 01 September 2020 - 11:26 PM

Got the new White House today.  Completes my Architecture display until the next new one.

 

Spoiler



#16102 Irukandji   Lurking and Twerking CAGiversary!   1381 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

Posted 02 September 2020 - 12:28 PM

Got the new White House today. Completes my Architecture display until the next new one.


Niiiice.



#16103 skiizim   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10214 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

Posted 05 September 2020 - 01:17 AM

Apparently LEGO vip rewards had some signed Harry Potter sets that went oos, would have been nice since they were not to badly priced.

#16104 El Rey   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2149 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 05 September 2020 - 07:12 AM

Got target to price match GameStop on the Harry Potter clock tower $26.97

#16105 El Rey   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2149 Posts   Joined 11.6 Years Ago  

Posted 07 September 2020 - 04:21 PM

Bespin Duel, Razor Crest, Death Star II all came by mail over the weekend and then I went to the LEGO store yesterday picked up the Hedwig set and got the little polybag free

#16106 n64ra   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2654 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

Posted 07 September 2020 - 04:26 PM

Spending the least amount of money to get some movement, you'll just need a battery box and a motor.  

 

I've found power functions to be fairly cheap and durable, especially compared to the new system.

 

Having  said that, power functions components are like regular Lego pieces...the more quantity and variation you have, the more freedom you have to be creative.

 

You want remote control...you'll need an IR controller and an IR receiver.

 

You DON'T need the DC power plug (charges a rechargable battery that isn't even listed).  Also the servo motor is only good for rotating an axis 90 degrees in either direction (think steering wheel).

 

The battery boxes perform the same function but one is AAA  and connects like a giant Lego brick, while the other is AA and connects with Technic.

 

The only hidden cost to using power functions is the gear pieces and perhaps Technic pieces you might need to do what you want...like the chain you mentioned.  

 

I mostly add power functions to trains which means I need a train motor, IR receiver, IR controller, and battery box for each train.  The IR controllers have 4 channels to send signals on, so a single controller can control 4 different trains.

 

 

Good luck.

Thanks. I see three motor types for train, steering wheel, and other (three sizes here). I see two battery box sizes. Ok good. Then is it thee controller types?

IR Speed Remote - for starting, stopping and speed?

IR Remote Control - start and stop only?

Control switch - is it for changing directions?

 

Then a light, IR receiver, two extension sizes, and the unrelated transformer.

 

If I have the above right, I think I'll go with L-motor, AA battery box, IR Remote Control, IR receiver, and 20 inch extension wire.



#16107 skiizim   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10214 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

Posted 07 September 2020 - 05:50 PM

Bespin Duel, Razor Crest, Death Star II all came by mail over the weekend and then I went to the LEGO store yesterday picked up the Hedwig set and got the little polybag free


LEGO store by my house is closed, won’t open until tomorrow. =/

#16108 skiizim   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10214 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

Posted 07 September 2020 - 09:11 PM

Dragged my butt out to the Mission Viejo store, picked up more than I should, they actually had a lot of sets 20% off.

#16109 prim4444   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2023 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

Posted 07 September 2020 - 10:22 PM

Dragged my butt out to the Mission Viejo store, picked up more than I should, they actually had a lot of sets 20% off.

Was it older stuff, certain themes?



#16110 skiizim   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10214 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

Posted 08 September 2020 - 12:50 AM

Should have taken photos but off the top of my head....

Star Wars, kylo rens, shuttle, slave 1, yoda

Hiddenside, haunted mansion, train, shrimp shack, I think the truck

Spider-Man, most of the sets minus the newer ones,

Harry Potter, Voldemort, expecto patronum, horntail

I did see ninja go sets with red tags but didn’t pay attention to those, dome of the city space sets may have been as well.

I picked up both haunted high school and train hidddn side sets, kylo tens shuttle, razorcrest, clock tower and character 4pack.