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Interesting, I haven't built mine yet but I would imagine this is an issue. I tried to search for images on LEGO Shop at Home and found a few, but nothing fully showing a true warp of the print. I've also never heard of having warped Lego bricks before direct from the package. 

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20 minutes ago, DadsAFOL said:

If you are looking for the striped curved slope, they have had a ton of complaints about that. Most likely they exhausted the supply sending replacements

no, I knew about that going in from Jangbricks...and BTW LEGO has tons of those still.

Mine was a poorly print horse logo on the 1x3 tile, it shows some light color outline on 2 of the sides (if it was all four it would look OK) and since it's a black surfacce the outlines look really noticeable.

anyway, if resellers are cherry-picking and ordering large quantities directly from LEGO, I personally disgree w/ the practice since the fact LEGO offers such a great service is undermined by the practice.  I am all for arm sweeping your local Wlamart or what not...but taking advantage of a special and unique service by LEGO puts all LEGO buyers at a dis-service. 

7 minutes ago, CosmicSpeed said:

Interesting, I haven't built mine yet but I would imagine this is an issue. I tried to search for images on LEGO Shop at Home and found a few, but nothing fully showing a true warp of the print. I've also never heard of having warped Lego bricks before direct from the package. 

no mention of "warped" just poorly printed

4 minutes ago, marcandre said:

Lego is going to give us even more stickers after people complaining about this. 

I didn't know stickers sheets for sets could not be ordered (but can be requested)...guess I'm learning thru the process

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Just now, $20 on joe vs dan said:

no, I knew about that going in from Jangbricks...and BTW LEGO has tons of those still.

Mine was a poorly print horse logo on the 1x3 tile, it shows some light color outline on 2 of the sides (if it was all four it would look OK) and since it's a black surfacce the outlines look really noticeable.

anyway, if resellers are cherry-picking and ordering large quantities directly from LEGO, I personally disgree w/ the practice since the fact LEGO offers such a great service is undermined by the practice.  I am all for arm sweeping your local Wlamart or what not...but taking advantage of a special and unique service by LEGO puts all LEGO buyers at a dis-service. 

A lot of the resellers that do this, end up getting banned from shop at home. They have limits for a reason, and if you go over those limits, you get blacklisted. 

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I buy specialty pieces from Lego Bricks and Pieces all the time. Not for resale since I don't sell parts but for personal build because I don't want to buy full sets for the 2 or 3 pieces that I want many multiples of.

Is this the disservice we are talking about?

 

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If it is damaged piece then you can do the 'broken bricks' option. Pieces will often be listed there that won't be available in the 'buy bricks' option. They might want proof. First time I asked, they had me take a picture of a serial number on the instruction booklet to prove I owned the set. Recently they haven't asked for anything.

In my experience, you'll never see a licensed piece or fig available for purchase and that may be the problem with your horse logo question.

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1 hour ago, MrToes16 said:

I buy specialty pieces from Lego Bricks and Pieces all the time. Not for resale since I don't sell parts but for personal build because I don't want to buy full sets for the 2 or 3 pieces that I want many multiples of.

Is this the disservice we are talking about?

 

no ofcourse not.  

I was thinking more of exhausting supplies of special bricks for the purpose of re-sell at much higher prices.

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2 minutes ago, hockeyweasel said:

If it is damaged piece then you can do the 'broken bricks' option. Pieces will often be listed there that won't be available in the 'buy bricks' option. They might want proof. First time I asked, they had me take a picture of a serial number on the instruction booklet to prove I owned the set. Recently they haven't asked for anything.

In my experience, you'll never see a licensed piece or fig available for purchase and that may be the problem with your horse logo question.

exactly...it's funny the logo piece is not even listed unless you go to the "Broken or Missing" list

I am learning about these subtleties... 

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15 hours ago, $20 on joe vs dan said:

no ofcourse not.  

I was thinking more of exhausting supplies of special bricks for the purpose of re-sell at much higher prices.

Yes a lot of sellers on Brick link use this process to make some money. Before these were rereleased in current sets it was almost impossible to find these elements in new condition for those wanting to build CC and the prices were much higher. You need 36 of the dark red slope and 1 of the dark blue arch. The dark blue arch was only made available in Winter Village Market at 2 per set so that would be a lot of sets to part out.  Same goes for a lot of sand green elements that were “retired” for GG  

https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?P=4460b&idColor=59#T=S&C=59&O={"color":59,"st":"4","cond":"N","iconly":0}

https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?P=3308&idColor=63#T=S&C=63&O={"color":63,"st":"4","cond":"N","iconly":0}

ETA: you have to sort the link results for NEW and quantity Highest to see for yourself 

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4 hours ago, Pseudoty said:

Yes a lot of sellers on Brick link use this process to make some money. Before these were rereleased in current sets it was almost impossible to find these elements in new condition for those wanting to build CC and the prices were much higher. You need 36 of the dark red slope and 1 of the dark blue arch. The dark blue arch was only made available in Winter Village Market at 2 per set so that would be a lot of sets to part out.  Same goes for a lot of sand green elements that were “retired” for GG  

https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?P=4460b&idColor=59#T=S&C=59&O={"color":59,"st":"4","cond":"N","iconly":0}

https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?P=3308&idColor=63#T=S&C=63&O={"color":63,"st":"4","cond":"N","iconly":0}

ETA: you have to sort the link results for NEW and quantity Highest to see for yourself 

I can see how this business model would get saturated pretty quickly..unless you are willing to bury the prices into the ground in order to make a tiny profit. 

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6 hours ago, Pseudoty said:

Yes a lot of sellers on Brick link use this process to make some money. Before these were rereleased in current sets it was almost impossible to find these elements in new condition for those wanting to build CC and the prices were much higher. You need 36 of the dark red slope and 1 of the dark blue arch. The dark blue arch was only made available in Winter Village Market at 2 per set so that would be a lot of sets to part out.  Same goes for a lot of sand green elements that were “retired” for GG  

https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?P=4460b&idColor=59#T=S&C=59&O={"color":59,"st":"4","cond":"N","iconly":0}

https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?P=3308&idColor=63#T=S&C=63&O={"color":63,"st":"4","cond":"N","iconly":0}

ETA: you have to sort the link results for NEW and quantity Highest to see for yourself 

Seriously, that Dark Red coming in 36 in CC, and then, across only 8 other sets, with a max of 4 in any other set.  Geez!

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1 hour ago, Alpinemaps said:

Seriously, that Dark Red coming in 36 in CC, and then, across only 8 other sets, with a max of 4 in any other set.  Geez!

And if you are a purist the only set that has the true CC color is a SW Polybag I think that only has 1. 

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