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What's the best way to print alternate build instructions from Lego PDF

I'm wanting to do the alternate model on the Arctic Truck 42038 and have downloaded the PDF from the Lego site.

Does anyone have experience of printing these either on a basic home printer or at a print shop ? I'm thinking if I do it at home it will cost a lot of ink and paper and might be easier to get it done properly.

Lego stopped supplying the instructions for the 2in1 which is very frustrating

Andor

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  • bricksandpicsbricksandpics Member Posts: 5
    anybody even do the alternate builds ?
  • DaraghDaragh IrelandMember Posts: 363

    anybody even do the alternate builds ?

    I would if they included the instructions, I can't be bothered trying to build off screen or getting the instructions printed. Reading on another thread here earlier the number of kids that just build the model and leave it, they don't MOC, it would be interesting to know if the alternative model instructions were included would those kids get twice the value from their sets.

    I wish Lego gave the alternative instructions in the box or at least gave the option to buy a printed version for a reason price from S&H, printed to the same high quality as the originals.
  • drdavewatforddrdavewatford Hertfordshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,380

    anybody even do the alternate builds ?

    I certainly do the alternates for the Creator 3-in-1 sets and their older equivalents; I'd probably still do them if the alternate instructions were online rather than in the box, though I'd just use my laptop and wouldn't bother printing them out.
  • ColoradoBricksColoradoBricks Denver, CO, USAMember Posts: 1,642
    I always have my PDF on laptop/tablet. Several times during a build, it is necessary to zoom in to properly identify a part/color.
    The only instructions I print are the missing/damaged pages of original ones.
    sklamb
  • bricksandpicsbricksandpics Member Posts: 5
    Daragh said:


    I wish Lego gave the alternative instructions in the box or at least gave the option to buy a printed version for a reason price from S&H, printed to the same high quality as the originals.

    Yes, especially for the bigger sets. The arctic truck has 913 pieces and is very hard to work through all that off a screen.

    Oddly, I just got Technic 42031 cherry picker - 155 pieces and that does have two booklets, one for each build. So there's a discrepancy there.

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