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4348 aero pod alternative (without actual pod)

mressinmressin Lego City... erm LondonMember Posts: 843
I recently obtained a 4348 aero pod new and sealed, but different from the one in the database (http://www.brickset.com/detail/?set=4348-1). The one I got comes without the actual x-pod, and the instructions reflect that, showing only models which can be built without the x-pod.
For reference, Bricklink shows both variants (http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?S=4348-1 and http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?S=4348-2). Has the second variant been missed in the BS database, or are variants not listed?

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  • cody6268cody6268 Member Posts: 278
    I noticed the same thing with a ANA Airlines Exclusive City Airport set that was completely different from the regular one.
  • HuwHuw Brickset Towers, Hampshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,667
    We don't have the variants of the xPods set listed, in fact I didn't know they existed until now :)

    We do list many variants but not to the same extent as other sites which differentiate different boxes or whatever.
  • mressinmressin Lego City... erm LondonMember Posts: 843
    Thanks for the clarification. Yeah, I was quite surprised myself when I bought what I thought would be 4348-1, but received 4348-2.

    In this case, I would argue that the difference is quite substantial. It extends beyond superficialities (e.g. a different box): 4348-1 (as listed on BrickSet) is a different set than 4348-2 (as listed on BrickLink) because the two sets contain different parts, and as a consequence, a number of models one could build with 4348-1 can't be built with 4348-2 because the parts are missing (hence they are not in the instruction set for 4348-2). So I can't tick "I own this set" for 4348-1.

    There are precedents on BrickSet. #10152 and #10155 are virtually the same sets, but have separate entries. Ok, that case is different insofar as they have different set numbers...
  • HuwHuw Brickset Towers, Hampshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,667
    I agree they should be listed so I've added them.
    mressin
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