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Gluing Lego

SK47SK47 TokyoMember Posts: 2
Well, I guess that got everyone's attention, no? During play, my son accidentally crashed our ARC-170 Starfighter into Coruscant (i.e. our hardwood floor) and unfortunately this broke 4 hinge pieces in the front of the craft. I am trying to find them on Bricklink, but they are rare in the color (http://brickset.com/parts/4568761 and http://brickset.com/parts/6011462). The break though seems rather clean, and since the parts are partially concealed I was wondering if gluing might be an option. I know some plastics behave weirdly with some glues, so I wanted to get some opinions / advice before I try anything out. Many thanks!

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  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,386
    The only thing gluing those particular pieces will accomplish is that they'll immediately break under any stress.

    Or another "landing" on Coruscant.  You're probably better off getting a substitution color if the ARC fighter is going to be flying more sorties...
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,500
    edited September 2015
    SumoLego said:
    The only thing gluing those particular pieces will accomplish is that they'll immediately break under any stress.

    Or another "landing" on Coruscant.  You're probably better off getting a substitution color if the ARC fighter is going to be flying more sorties...

    Maybe I a missing something, but from what I see those hinge parts are also not rare and can be readily found on bricklink.com and are very cheap. http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItemInv.asp?S=8088-1 scroll to the hinges and click on the part number, it will take you to a hinge page, select dark red and have at it.

    If they really are all broken you may be able to contact LEGO CS and explain the situation and which parts are broken.The other option is going to LEGO parts direct to see if they are in stock from LEGO directly. Go to shop.lego.com, go to the missing parts link, and ask for a replacement part(in your case parts).

    On a side note it appears LEGO has also redone their CS portal, maybe this will stop the random resets that people have been reporting



    SumoLego
  • drdavewatforddrdavewatford Hertfordshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,375
    ^ Agreed - the parts you need are readily available on Bricklink and not expensive, although shipping might cost a bit if you're in Tokyo:

    http://alpha.bricklink.com/pages/clone/catalogitem.page?P=3831&idColor=59#T=S&C=59&O={"color":59,"ii":1}

    http://alpha.bricklink.com/pages/clone/catalogitem.page?P=3830&idColor=59#T=S&C=59&O={"color":59,"ii":1}
  • SK47SK47 TokyoMember Posts: 2
    And so it is, I stand corrected. For some reason I could not find this article on Lego.com or Bricklink, but looks like I used the wrong number. Many thanks for your help, it looks like we will be airborne again soon!
  • The_Mad_VulcanThe_Mad_Vulcan SeattleMember Posts: 162
    ^certainly if your son has any say in the matter.
    jesirose
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