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Re: Messed up 7079 : Drawbridge Defense

Postby ELMAS » Thu Aug 20, 2009 10:06 pm

BreadMan wrote:Wow, I guess I've been lucky - I can't think of a single time I've gotten a set with pieces missing. The closest thing is I once complained that the viking chess set had four figs with black speckled euro-armor that was cut just before production to save costs but still showed in the box-top pics, and they promptly sent me the four armors which made this customer quite satisfied. If I were you Elmas I'd be stoked - free polybags from a sweet, more expensive set! That'd be worth the wait for the replacements for me.

Yea, I agree. Again, if the have crappy packers/sorters they do a good job compensating with good customer services so, all in all, just a nuisance in the moment but well compensated in the long run.
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Re: Messed up 7079 : Drawbridge Defense

Postby pijani » Tue Sep 08, 2009 2:35 pm

ELMAS wrote:...

Anyway, not sure if anyone has ran into a situation like this but, makes me nervous.
Usually you *may* have a couple missing pieces here and there but nothing like this.

Is TLC quality and QA going down the toilette?

For all my career of bying LEGo sets (31 years), I've never, and I will repeat: NEVER had a missing part in any of the sets

I was amaised how is it posible that in every set ( and I bought more then 100) there was not even a ONE part missing

anyway, that is my expirience (and I am a Europian buyer)

as long as reliability is about, I must say that LEGO is excelant :)
I am still amaised, how is it posible that mashine in factory never made any mistakes? or human error? :))))))))
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Re: Messed up 7079 : Drawbridge Defense

Postby ELMAS » Tue Sep 08, 2009 4:40 pm

Just to close the loop on this: I received the missing pieces and was able to build the set. So TLC delivered and the compensated for the issue.
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Re: Messed up 7079 : Drawbridge Defense

Postby Sheen » Tue Sep 08, 2009 7:29 pm

I can take the quality issue back a few more years for those wondering if it's just a new problem. Back when i got my King's Castle sometime in the 80's I got two inverted slopes instead of regular slopes. Not having the lovely connections via internet and e-mail back then that we have now, my folks helped me write Lego a letter. It was a long wait for a youngster, but eventually I got back a padded envelope with a very nice reply and the two correct pieces were included.

Wonder if I still have that letter someplace...

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Re: Messed up 7079 : Drawbridge Defense

Postby albero78 » Wed Sep 09, 2009 7:45 am

Just yesterday I was building my 7197 - Venice Chase and there was a broken slope.
It happened very rarely in the past but it appears to be much more common.
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Re: Messed up 7079 : Drawbridge Defense

Postby Lewa Rocks » Wed Sep 09, 2009 9:30 pm

Well the Lego factories are all done by machine. So if a human programs the numbers into the computer it's easy to make this mistake... does that make sense. Like maybe they put the number of the set being made into the machine and if one machine has a correct number it will put the right bags into the box, as the box moves down the assemble line the next machine has the wrong number so it puts the wrong bag in the box. But that would cause many sets having the wrong pieces. Though not everyone knows you can contact Lego about these problems so maybe that's why you were first.

I've heard of a few pieces missing and I experienced it too but this is crazy. but as long as Lego is willing to fix the problem it's okay with me.
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Re: Messed up 7079 : Drawbridge Defense

Postby DraconisTerrena » Wed Sep 09, 2009 10:25 pm

I had something similar happen with KCS. I was missing one small bag that included several heads, a visor and some other stuff, and had a duplicate bag of weapons and other tiny parts. I emailed TLG and received the replacement parts within a week.
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Re: Messed up 7079 : Drawbridge Defense

Postby Laird Cashman » Thu Dec 10, 2009 10:35 pm

I remember when I bought Vladek's Fortress it had several pieces missing. Though it was secondhand, it was supposedly unopened previously, but that is impossible to know for sure. It may or may not bring TLC to fault. I didnt call TLC because it may not have been their fault, and I had the pieces to fix it.
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Re: Messed up 7079 : Drawbridge Defense

Postby gedren_y » Mon Dec 28, 2009 8:20 pm

I bought Royal King's Castle (10176) when it was on sale half off on the website. When I opened it I found that the '2 of 2' instruction booklet was replaced by another '1 of 2'.

This was before I knew anything about Bricklink or the various other places one could find Lego instruction booklets.

This wasn't really a problem because I had only bought the set for pieces, and was only going to build it once to photograph it.
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Re: Messed up 7079 : Drawbridge Defense

Postby quaraga » Tue Dec 29, 2009 4:49 am

I also had a problem with drawbridge defence,
my problem, however, was that I got two of bag 1 and no bag 3 but it got sorted out really quickly and in another week I get replacement pcs (plus I got to keep the extra bag one) hope it goes well for you

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Re: Messed up 7079 : Drawbridge Defense

Postby CodeGeorge » Sat Jan 02, 2010 4:58 am

I had no problems with this. In fact my local Kmart still has 3 of them on their shelf. I think I'll buy 'em, open up a second on and save the rest for future profit.
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Re: Messed up 7079 : Drawbridge Defense

Postby ottoatm » Sat Jan 02, 2010 10:14 am

I can't count the nightmares and tricks have enjoyed buying from other people (through e-bay, etc).

But from TLG, I've never had an issue... I think once or twice the set might have been missing a 1x1 piece (of which I have many, so no big deal), and usually the sets I buy have a lot of extra pieces.

I hope you guys all have better luck in the future - it would be a bad thing indeed if this became more common.
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