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However, if you have bricks and 1x4 or longer plates left, you probably missed a step!
http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItemInv.asp?S=75055-1 (scroll down)
All are small parts, thank god for that. Must say I it was fun.
Thanks again guys.
Since the extra parts are still being included today, I'd say that this new system has yet to be implemented...
This could allmost eliminate the need for a warehouse with it's ultra complicated logistics
Pilotproject started in 2012 on 11 of their +1500 modling machines, but I do not know the current status of it
TLG claims it will cut productioncosts in half (the actual brick production, not advertising, packaging etc)
Yes, they've also invested in hypersensitive weighing machinery
Or rather, do not have the time to count. So better safe than sorry
Information like the new TLG's weighing system is not on a rumor basis in Denmark, the info is widely available from very reputed sources. But danish journalism do not have the interest of the rest of the world and our language is not well understood even though we'we tried to do our best, viking style :neutral_face:
I'd be more than happy to report and translate tidbits like that. There are loads of it, actually
I myself find it immensly more interesting, and newsworthy, that TLG is implementing a whole new molding process, which will create fewer errors and no extra parts (and maybe even cheaper sets?) than whatever darned exclusive cartoon fig that only can be had if you know the king of New York and stand in que for 14 days so you can flog it off on ebay for 1k$. But I digress
We get regular reports of the expansion of TLG's factories (including the new big one in China that will supply 70-80% of the asian market - what will that mean to the EU/US?), the large layoffs in Billund. The hyper cameras that check each brick with 750-1200 pics, the 'fail' tolerance of 3,4 parts per million, the appointment of new headfigures (like the recent woman from Google), the books here that deal with the business perspective of TLG, one of them revealing just about everything that was wrong with TLG, thus a lesson to be learned. Read that and you'll understand the choices the company makes for the future. The .. you know I could go on
Shall I go on? (in another thread of course) or am I boring you lot?
I was also surprised to find an extra 16L plant vine in one of the new jungle friends sets. Any idea why? You do have to bend them to fit so wonder if it is in case of snapping / permanent reshaping (they also seem to include extra 3mm hoses which I guess is for the same reason?)