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I need dark blue pieces

I'm building a vw beetle 10187 and am struggling to find the dark blue earth blue pieces has anybody got any ? Or no were I can apart from brick link tia

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  • wayneggwaynegg Texas,USAMember Posts: 394
    edited February 2015
    Mixels Glowbies will provide a lot of what you need.
  • ecmo47ecmo47 North CarolinaMember Posts: 2,101
    Just head over to Bricklink and start ordering! The only unique dark-blue piece is the #3035 4x8 plate. The are running about $15.00 apiece. Good thing you only need 12!!!
  • prevereprevere North of Bellville, East of Heartlake, South of Bricksburg, West of Ninjago City Member Posts: 2,883
    edited February 2015
    #3035 is another problem part (5x in dark blue needed). Very few lots on BL, that will cost at least $17 each, if not more.
  • luckyrussluckyruss UKMember Posts: 872
    I've done this but it was 18-24 months ago and some parts are harder to find now. However, in order to keep the cost down I recall collecting a lot of the dark blue over a long period (some months) by adding them to every order where they were available (so for some parts, I can see from my spreadsheet I got the total across 6, 7, 8 orders).

    #3022 difficult to get cheaply in quantity now - I needed four the other day and it set me back about $2 each, and you need 61.

    If you're not overly concerned with using the precise pieces then you could replace the 4x8s with two 2x8s - they are currently in production (2014) so much easier to get hold of. I can't recall exactly but with the layering of the build it's unlikely to make a big difference to stability (I think most of the 4x8s are in the roof?).

    PAB is now better for the time being at least for the dark blue bricks, 1xN plates etc so that might be a helpful option too?
  • luckyrussluckyruss UKMember Posts: 872
    If that fails you could always consider going for another colour (like red, yellow, maybe orange?)
  • NorlegoNorlego ScotlandMember Posts: 444
    You need to look for job lots. Best place for cheap bricks. Of course difficult to get the colours you need. I would agree with @luckyruss, just build the car in diffirent colours until you have enough bricks of the right colour. Might as well have more than one...
  • BastaBasta Australia Member Posts: 1,259
    edited February 2015
    I am actually doing this set at the moment, I am making a number of modifications though. I am swapping out the 2x2 dark blue with double the amount of 1x2's. I have also purchased extra 2X4's & 2x8's and got some 4x6's. These should allow me to "make" all the 2x2's, 4x8's & 6x10's which I am not paying the $1.70 (x 61), $16 (x 12) & $24 (x 5) each respectively, total for just these 3 plates would be more than $415USD.

    Looking through the instructions it should be doable and although it may be a little less stable I think it will be fine as I will just have it sitting on a shelf.

    Initially I will probably not use the white wheels as I already have some in Light Bluish grey, the leaver wipers may be substituted initially too.

  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Dunes of TatooineMember Posts: 3,639
    Even when part prices were much lower a couple years ago, I did as @luckyruss suggested and went with a color swap to yellow & white scheme for a few reasons:

    1) BL'ing an original one with all the right d. blue/m. blue pieces made it even more expensive than buying a 'used' copy straight up.

    2) If I don't go fully 'original', then it'll end up being a 'custom' regardless, so the resale value takes a substantial hit either way even if 98% accurate overall. So might as well choose a more common and less expensive color.

    3) Cars are naturally available in a palette of colors, so doing a color-swap for this set is less visually abrasive. At least compared to a black UCS Falcon, bley Snowspeeder, red Green Grocer, etc.

    If you haven't done BL projects before, then be warned that they vary from 'definitely worth it' to 'wish I just bought it instead'. For the VW Beetle, it was a 'worth it' set for me. Mainly because it was a worthy model to go through the trouble for, plus the money saved versus buying, with the color swap giving it a personal touch of pride that is unique. Similar to what a car owner or enthusiast might feel when finishing a modification to their real life car. There's not many Lego models that this last point would be applicable to other than the VW's (Beetle and Camper) and Mini. (The Ferrari/Lambo sets are disqualified due to their stickers needing to be color matched to the body)
  • piratemania7piratemania7 New EnglandMember Posts: 2,097
    I didn't read everything in this thread verbatim so I don't know if it is mentioned or not but Brick Owl may be another source.
  • chuckpchuckp NYMember Posts: 684
    edited February 2015
    ^ Nice work. The red and white is actually pretty sharp looking.
    BlueTaco
  • luckyrussluckyruss UKMember Posts: 872
    It's wearing white wall tyres, of all things. They say here I am, look at me, love me!
  • BrickDancerBrickDancer Dunes of TatooineMember Posts: 3,639
    edited February 2015
    Nice color choice Colorado, the red looks sharp on it. And the contrast against white makes it really pop.
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,440
    Colorado, sweet VW. Have you considered putting a silver 1x1 or even a light gray 2x2 dish on the hubcap?
  • ColoradoBricksColoradoBricks Denver, CO, USAMember Posts: 1,642
    edited February 2015
    @77ncaachamps, not until your post, here are different options I just tried:
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    I think I prefer the 1x1 tile the best, would like to have it in metallic silver or chrome...
  • plasmodiumplasmodium UKMember Posts: 1,939
    Hm, I would go with either one of the left-hand ones, personally.
  • scrumperscrumper UKMember Posts: 323
    I would leave it as it is, or maybe replace the white dish with silver.
  • AdzbadboyAdzbadboy London, UKMember Posts: 2,626
    BrickTsar is also building the VW Beetle and he has some extra parts that he intends to sell so why not ask him.

  • ColoradoBricksColoradoBricks Denver, CO, USAMember Posts: 1,642
    I will keep it as is but I think the ideal piece would be a 3x3 dish with the same curve as the 2x2 and 4x4
  • 77ncaachamps77ncaachamps Aspiring Time Traveler Stuck in the West (US)Member Posts: 2,440
    Or a 3x3 red dish with a 1x1 silver (or matching color)
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