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A shift in the universe.

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 7:09 pm
by Tesral
I had Lego break. Yes break. No worries their excellent customer service has dealt with the issue.

But yea, BREAK!
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The little yellow job was more surprising. It isn't under strain at all. At least the gray gear is part of a drive train.

Re: A shift in the universe.

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 7:59 pm
by Richard Baker
It could be they are trying a cheaper plastic with some products, if the factories are in China Lego may not even know it is happening...
Chinese factories have had a history of substituting spec'd materials for something cheaper, I remember things like Playsckool toys for small children having lead in the paint being used because it was cheaper

Re: A shift in the universe.

Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:15 am
by Xen
i remember as a child two certainties when it came to toys. lego never broke and those bamf trucks from tonka didn't either.

Re: A shift in the universe.

Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:43 pm
by Tesral
Xen wrote:
Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:15 am
i remember as a child two certainties when it came to toys. lego never broke and those bamf trucks from tonka didn't either.
Yes, which makes this weird. Lego replaced them, no question. I dug into the Lego supply and got a replacement for the critical gear. My Mixer is back up and running. My Miifigs can now puke off green 1x1 round plates at will.

Re: A shift in the universe.

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:58 am
by Greyryder
Axle mounted stuff always seemed prone to cracking. Was usually those tiny pieces though, not the gears.