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Help with Hanover, Maryland 2009 Grand Opening Blue Crab Instructions Lego Store

Does anyone have instructions for the Hanover, Maryland 2009 Grand Opening Blue Crab? I found a very good picture but can't quite figure out how the layers of the body work. A copy of the original instructions, scan or link would be greatly appreciated. I have done a fairly exhaustive search and other than this picture and a scan of the front page of the instructions only. Thanks,

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  • collect_thatcollect_that Kidderminster, EnglandMember Posts: 1,327
    edited February 2014
    If you search on Bricklink (Hanover-1) for this set, there is another image on there as well as a piece inventory. Bit better, but not gonna help you a great deal if you want total 100% accuracy.

    You could ask the seller of the only one listed on there how it is constructed but how accommodating they would be I don't know?
  • margotmargot Member Posts: 2,310
    Did you try calling customer service to see if they would email it to you?
  • legogregorslegogregors Member Posts: 402
    Thanks, I have emailed customer service, the only current ebay seller and the ebay seller who sold item in December. I am hoping one of these works out. My main problem is there are four blue 2x2 corners and I am not sure where they go. I do have the piece inventory. Thanks again!
  • margotmargot Member Posts: 2,310
    edited February 2014
    Are you going to sell bricklinked versions? :-)
    Maybe you could call that Lego store to check too.
  • legogregorslegogregors Member Posts: 402
    Not if I can't figure out how they go together:-) I really need to be able to email out the instructions.

    Otherwise it will be here is a a bag of blue and black bricks(for charity), enjoy!!! I am thinking of calling the Hanover, MD store and asking if anyone has been around since 2009 or if they have a store copy. I will give it a few more days and then give up. I really like this model/color scheme and would like to do it accurately.
    margot
  • Russell844Russell844 California, USAMember Posts: 2,286
    I have instructions for some of these store sets. I'll check when I get home tonight and see if I have this one.
    margot
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,364
    If you want the instructions to sell sets of them then other sellers with the real thing may not be too pleased, even if they are for charity. Are you letting the sellers know you plan on selling the sets? It seems a bit cheeky to ask, then presumably undercut them.
  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,272
    ^ I didn't see anywhere he said he was selling them for charity.

    "Otherwise it will be here is a a bag of blue and black bricks(for charity), enjoy!!!"

    That implies he was putting the sets together to hand out. Could be either but just saying.
  • legogregorslegogregors Member Posts: 402
    Russell844, thanks for checking.

    I would like to sell these sets for charity and see what CCC is saying. I offered to buy a copy but I doubt they will take me up on it. If they agree I will explain further to avoid any hard feelings. My hope is that this will generate more interest in the grand opening sets which may be good for everyone. Current seller has been trying to sell since 2011 at least.

    I was surprised that some of these more basic designs were not readily available. I hope that Lego customer service comes through. I don't mind creating my own instructions if necessary but want to be accurate.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,364
    ^ It's up there ...

    > Are you going to sell bricklinked versions? :-)

    > Not if I can't figure out how they go together

    I don't care one way or the other, but I bet sellers of the set that might be providing the instructions will.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,364
    Back to the problem in hand, two of them might be the third layer down, if they fit around a 2x4 plate at the front.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,364
    In fact, I think all four of them are in that layer. Where the black bracket goes at the front, two of them should corner off the plate part of that, making it appear like a 2x4 plate. So 2x corner plates touching on an end, with the black plate part of the bracket in the 2x1 gap they form.
  • cmrt1014cmrt1014 Member Posts: 396
    Try looking for the instructions for the Walmart 2009 build. They did a red crab that is built the same way as the blue crab. I gave these as a gift to my son's class in 2010.

    Try here:
    http://www.flickr.com/groups/lego/discuss/72157622059726927/
    CCCmargotYellowcastle
  • legogregorslegogregors Member Posts: 402
    ^thanks very much, this is exactly what I needed! I really appreciate it. If anyone has the original instructions that would be even better.

    I also am looking for the Berlin Bear and Copenhagen Cityscape!
    margot
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,364
    edited February 2014
    Following on from the link above, the pdf of the instructions is eventually here.

    http://brickblog.net/downloads/LegoCrabInstructions.pdf

    It's not great quality, but enough to recreate it from. Completely different to how I imagined ... the four corners are in step 1.

    Good luck with the sales. And at least now you don't have to go behind any sellers' backs either.
    margot
  • legogregorslegogregors Member Posts: 402
    Thanks everyone, I am trying to have fun with this challenge and am so far. I don't want to upset anyone certainly.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,364
    Interesting that the BL inventory and the photo above have the "feelers" as blue base levers (and so does the actual set photo), yet the main image of the set on BL has them as white bases, same as the photo on brickset.

    image
  • legogregorslegogregors Member Posts: 402
    Yes, I thought the blue made more sense with the color scheme. Thoughts?
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,364
    I prefer the blue, but also I think a blue bracket at the front would be better too, rather than black.

    I'm having a look now what colours I can build one in. It's a shame that lever base is not available in so many colours. Maybe a LBG base would look good too, when the body colour doesn't exist.

    The lever in orange doesn't exist, which might be why the orange crab has a white lever base and the image was taken from the existing set before the colour was changed.
  • margotmargot Member Posts: 2,310
    edited February 2014
    I'm in for one.
    I prefer the white personally.
  • prevereprevere North of Bellville, East of Heartlake, South of Bricksburg, West of Ninjago City Member Posts: 2,923
    edited February 2014

    ^thanks very much, this is exactly what I needed! I really appreciate it. If anyone has the original instructions that would be even better.

    I also am looking for the Berlin Bear and Copenhagen Cityscape!

    The only problem with Copenhagen is that it has decorated parts. Duh! Decorated parts for a grand opening set is like trying to find an electron on needle in a haystack, x3.

    You'll have to sticker'em up.

    3x Orange Brick 2 x 2 with Two Black Rectangles Pattern
    3x White Brick 2 x 2 with Two Black Rectangles Pattern
    3x Yellow Brick 2 x 4 with Three Black Squares Pattern

    http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItemInv.asp?S=3300005-1
  • graphitegraphite USMember Posts: 3,272
    If you put the parts to the model in Lego Digital Designer and then use LDDManager it will give you all the colors that all the parts of a current color in the model are available in. Easy way to swap colors of things in models like this.
  • legogregorslegogregors Member Posts: 402
    Good call on the patterned parts, Copenhagen is out unfortunately...
  • cmrt1014cmrt1014 Member Posts: 396
    The Berlin Bear is quite straight forward. Get the parts out, an image and it should come together nicely. DS made a "Pooh" bear as he didn't like the original (German flag) colors.
  • legogregorslegogregors Member Posts: 402
    I agree with you but I feel like I need something on the bear to send. Maybe I can take pictures of each step as instructions. I am still hopeful that the originals will surface.
  • legogallegogal USMember Posts: 755
    It is sooooo cool that you are doing these grand opening sets! I debated paying 75us for the Hanover blue crab freebie but decided against it because the seller or someone received it for free.

    But did manage to get about 6 of the red crab build models in baggies from Halifax, NS in Canada I think. I do have directions with them if I can locate my polybag container. Do you have the red crab instructions?

    I so wanted the Copenhagen grand opening set and made a couple of offers on BL but decided it was not worth 100us for so few parts. The printed parts are so rare that there is no hope of finding them elsewhere, so it will have to be stickers if anyone tries to reproduce it. The other city sets are just amazing, especially Munich, Frankfurt, Weisbaden, and Miami Aventura. Really wish I could afford them, but they are just too expensive for so few parts. I would rather buy another Parisian Restaurant for 160us and get a lot of very cool parts to expand my already built PR.

    Keep up the great work! Did your 2011 Ducks sell out?
  • rancorbaitrancorbait Manitoba CanadaMember Posts: 1,850
    Lol, at first glance, it looked like the thread title said "Help with hangover"! so I read it again and that was, to my relief, not the case! XoD
  • Russell844Russell844 California, USAMember Posts: 2,286
    So it looks like the instructions I have are the same B&W ones already posted.
  • legogregorslegogregors Member Posts: 402
    ^Thanks very much for checking! I really appreciate it. I would love to take a shot at Frankfurt, Miami and some of the other grand opening sets if anyone can help. I have the Weisbaden instructions and a few others. Have a great weekend,
  • DadsAFOLDadsAFOL USAMember Posts: 617
    We recreated these instructions. Enjoy!
    BlueCrab.pdf

    More here if you are interested...
    Constructibles Instructions Archive

    Our plan is to eventually recreate as many of the missing mini-build instructions as we can.
    pharmjodmargotCCCkhmellymel
  • jadedancjadedanc USAMember Posts: 1,303
    That's awesome @DadsAFOL
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,364
    DadsAFOL said:

    We recreated these instructions. Enjoy!
    BlueCrab.pdf

    More here if you are interested...
    Constructibles Instructions Archive

    Our plan is to eventually recreate as many of the missing mini-build instructions as we can.

    That's way better quality than the other scan, thanks. Although I notice you went for white lever bases rather than blue.
  • legogregorslegogregors Member Posts: 402
    Thanks very much! Your inventory is amazing. I am going to get both white and blue lever bases for those with a preference. Have a great Sunday,
  • ricecakericecake Maryland, USAMember Posts: 879
    As a resident of Maryland, I would be interested in purchasing one of these, depending on the price. How's the progress going?
  • legogregorslegogregors Member Posts: 402
    @ricecake

    Thanks very much for the interest! I am waiting patiently for one final order, it should be in my mail box today(fingers crossed). I did get the white and blue "feelers" for each set. They should be priced at $12 shipped in the US. International would add the difference on to the total. I will finalize everything shortly. 100% of profits will go to the Fairy Bricks charity. Thanks again,

    Garth
    margot
  • ricecakericecake Maryland, USAMember Posts: 879
    $12ish shipped is a good price for me! Just let me know when you get them up for sale. Thanks!
  • legogregorslegogregors Member Posts: 402
    Just posted the crab in the Charity Marketplace. $12 shipped will do it in the US or $20 shipped International. Thanks,
  • ricecakericecake Maryland, USAMember Posts: 879
    Great, thanks!
  • ricecakericecake Maryland, USAMember Posts: 879
    @legogregors Do you have any plans to do ANNAPOLIS-1 Chessie? I would totally buy one of those as well!
  • legogregorslegogregors Member Posts: 402
    edited March 2014
    I like Chessie as well but don't think I have come across the instructions, just the parts list...
    I would certainly be willing to build but am reluctant to sell them without instructions.
  • ricecakericecake Maryland, USAMember Posts: 879
    Fair enough. If I come across some instructions, I'll pass them along to you.
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