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On ‎2‎/‎3‎/‎2018 at 10:01 PM, Migration said:

Cheers y’all. This set is a great build. Surprisingly solid when finished.

Just built mine too. First day purchase, no ragrets. Fun build and looks great. 

PS: You've got the bottom of the bottle installed wrong, it should be turned a quarter turn :)

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17 minutes ago, Phil B said:

Just built mine too. First day purchase, no ragrets. Fun build and looks great. 

PS: You've got the bottom of the bottle installed wrong, it should be turned a quarter turn :)

I saw it today and it's actually bottle size, so it looks really nice.

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Just built mine too. First day purchase, no ragrets. Fun build and looks great. 
PS: You've got the bottom of the bottle installed wrong, it should be turned a quarter turn

Bottles also supposed to face the other way, but in my opinion it looks better the way I have it.
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6 hours ago, Migration said:


Bottles also supposed to face the other way, but in my opinion it looks better the way I have it.

The picture on the box shows it the other way, but the instructions make you build it the way you have it. Mine faces the same way :)

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The picture on the box shows it the other way, but the instructions make you build it the way you have it. Mine faces the same way

So what you’re saying is it doesn’t ******* matter...
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1 hour ago, Alpinemaps said:

 


So, just a guess....you didn’t count the trans-blue studs to make sure there were exactly 284?

 

Funny you say that cause I think I know a few on here who would...  I also chose the dump 3 bags method.  

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18 hours ago, Alpinemaps said:

 


So, just a guess....you didn’t count the trans-blue studs to make sure there were exactly 284?

Damn, the temptation is great to just dump all of them into the bottle. However you're right that one has to count these to make sure one doesn't deviate from the official build. Otherwise one gets into mod territory.

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Sold out in local stores.  Demand is higher than Lego forecast.  My store manager mentioned that customers are saying its a good value (PPB).  However, 30% of the piece count is the "water", so its a bit of a false metric on this set.  Hopefully Lego doesn't catch on and start loading up sets with small loose pieces.  (I imagine the mining sets could have come with "dirt" to dig and scoop to boost the piece counts.)

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1 minute ago, DadsAFOL said:

Sold out in local stores.  Demand is higher than Lego forecast.  My store manager mentioned that customers are saying its a good value (PPB).  However, 30% of the piece count is the "water", so its a bit of a false metric on this set.  Hopefully Lego doesn't catch on and start loading up sets with small loose pieces.  (I imagine the mining sets could have come with "dirt" to dig and scoop to boost the piece counts.)

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12 minutes ago, DadsAFOL said:

Sold out in local stores.  Demand is higher than Lego forecast.  My store manager mentioned that customers are saying its a good value (PPB).  However, 30% of the piece count is the "water", so its a bit of a false metric on this set.  Hopefully Lego doesn't catch on and start loading up sets with small loose pieces.  (I imagine the mining sets could have come with "dirt" to dig and scoop to boost the piece counts.)

Well there are plenty of sets that are 100% turd, so why not?

The fake piece count thing has been going on for years anyway - we are only safe with Duplo in that regard.

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29 minutes ago, Val-E said:

The fake piece count thing has been going on for years anyway - we are only safe with Duplo in that regard.

Obviously you haven't heard about the "adding some flowers" method of raising the piece count a bit even in DUPLO sets...

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