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Mandalorian Candidat
08-16-2001, 11:16 AM
Legos, legos, legos.

OK, now that I've mentioned legos this post is 'valid' for this thread. I just wanted to be the first poster on a thread and get it filled.

JediTricks
08-16-2001, 12:15 PM
And this was the best you could do? Why not post some question you have in the Ep 2 No Spoilers section instead? If SirSteve sees this, he may delete it, so you MIGHT want to actually SAY something about Lego instead of just repeating the word "legos" over and over (which, BTW, Lego doesn't like people to use ;)).

Mandalorian Candidat
08-16-2001, 02:26 PM
Wow, is my face red JT.

Here's a valid question: Does anybody know if it's possible to get replacement parts for lost pieces from Lego? My son has the Y-Wing/TIE set and has lost a couple of the tie fighter panels.

If you have any info, please pass it along.

JediTricks
08-17-2001, 02:57 AM
They're usually good about pieces missing from the box, but being lost after the fact is another story. If they were missing from the box, you could call their customer service number and explain that they weren't there, and they'd help you out, but since you lost 'em after you bought them, you'd have to buy a new set or get them through an aftermarket site that sells pieces individually.

humsup
08-17-2001, 03:04 AM
I guess you'll just have to buy some other sets (smaller sets maybe) to acquire your lost parts. Also, Lego sells some bins that have all sorts of bricks mainly for kids to explore their imaginations. Those are quite useful too sometimes. But if you are talking about some custom piece like those of Chewbacca's upper body bricks or C3PO's head, then I think you have to buy duplicate sets to have them.

But if you are talking about the bricks not in the package when you open fresh, then I think it is possible to write in at the Lego website to asked for a replacement or you can simply go back to the shop you buy the piece for a 1 to 1 exchange.

KiValleyTiger
08-17-2001, 10:51 AM
I used to buy Lego parts from www.auczilla.com. You can buy almost any Lego parts in a small amount.

Eternal Padawan
08-17-2001, 05:07 PM
Since Hasbro has refused to make a Sith Infiltrator in ANY size(not counting the one that came with that Tatooine Maul), I went ahead and bought a LEGO one, but haven't put it together. And it was on clearance at K-Mart for $13.00. Swee-heet!! And what the heck should we call them? Armos? Footos? Crotchos? I think LEGO works fine....lawsuits be damned...

Bel-Cam Jos
08-17-2001, 05:49 PM
Eternal Padawan, LEGO is correct. LEGOs is not company approved, the plural form. They'll send their yellow-faced, smiling goons to your house and "disconnect" your torso piece from your legs piece, if you call them LEGOs. Don't think they won't! :D

p.s. JT, does that mean my "first to post in E2: No Spoilers" thread cost me a post number? I thought it was semi-legit.

humsup
08-17-2001, 08:57 PM
KVT, thanks for the link. Now I know where to get missing parts when I'm customising certain vehicles and just don't have the parts :)

JediTricks
08-18-2001, 04:47 PM
Originally posted by Bel-Cam Jos
Eternal Padawan, LEGO is correct. LEGOs is not company approved, the plural form. They'll send their yellow-faced, smiling goons to your house and "disconnect" your torso piece from your legs piece, if you call them LEGOs. Don't think they won't! :D

p.s. JT, does that mean my "first to post in E2: No Spoilers" thread cost me a post number? I thought it was semi-legit. You know, I wish they had done that with the Ep1 Anakin mini-figure, what the heck was that about having a little kid be as tall as Qui-Gon?

It looks like it was removed BC, but you have the first post in there anyway and in the long run, I'm sure you'll get a very high post count. The thing is, I didn't delete it, so I don't know why it's gone, but I bet the title made SirSteve cut it from the roster. Since there have been a lot of post-padders out lately, he and I have been trying to crack down on that issue.

KiValleyTiger
08-20-2001, 04:49 PM
Your welcome, humsup. I haven't been buying from them lately since I stopped customizing Lego Train, but Todd Lehman (who is in charge) is a good guy and very prompt on the delivery.

JediTricks
08-21-2001, 04:05 AM
Originally posted by KiValleyTiger
Your welcome, humsup. I haven't been buying from them lately since I stopped customizing Lego Train, but Todd Lehman (who is in charge) is a good guy and very prompt on the delivery. Ki, have you seen the build-your-own-train sets from Lego? If so, I have heard you literally build your own design and they just send you the parts without motor. Is that right?

Also, have you seen the rereleases from the LEGO LEGENDS line, there's a whole train set and a club car, I'm not a train collector, but that one had piqued my interest.

KiValleyTiger
08-22-2001, 11:55 AM
JT, now you can buy different type of locomotive with or without tender and with different color (Black, Grey, Green or Blue). You are correct, no motor. Also you can buy separate caboose, tanker etc to customize your own train. The only one which I'm interested is the tanker and the hopper (since I missed the original). The price is not bad considered any train pieces are always very expensive to buy. And yes, they bring back the Metroliner with the Club Car for only $167 (both). It is not exactly the original, they use new number and also I heard there are couple of parts which have been discontinued, were replaced. This is OK considered the original Metroliner will cost you $400-$500. I only saw the scan of the instructions (with pieces), IMO this is the best set so far. The new sets lost a lot of detail, that's why I like to costumize mine. I already ordered a set which should be shipped next Sept 17. Even if you are not a train collector, but if you want to have at least one, this is the one to get. It doesn't come with the controller though, so you have to buy it separately.

JediTricks
08-22-2001, 02:34 PM
Wow, you are really into the Lego Trains! That's awesome. I think I'll check out some of the sets they've got in the Pick Your Own Trains selection. I don't have enough space for a motorized train, even the smallest oval Lego offers thanks to all this other SW junk I've got around, but the Club Car alone is $40 I think, and I love it's design.

I'm really bummed to hear they're just replacing parts they don't make anymore, part of being a "Lego Legend" is those wacky, obscure parts. ;)

Lobito
09-20-2001, 06:50 PM
Have u guys seen the Lego Darth maul and X-wing pilots keyrings?? I found them in the Lego store in Chicago, Il. They cant be assembled though, its just the figure.

JediTricks
09-21-2001, 07:24 AM
Lego sent me the Luke one in a press kit, and I've seen the Maul, Luke, AND Vader (best one) at the Lego store at Disneyland's mall. They're pretty cute and solid, but I would trust them as a keychain, they'd be ripped to shreds by my keys.

Rollo Tomassi
09-21-2001, 12:43 PM
Lego never sends ME press kits... :( (sniffle):(