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10242 Mini Cooper

Has anyone else noticed the error with the windshields/windscreens? The parts list at the back of the manuals show them both as the equivalent 2 studs deep - however the 2 parts supplied are 3 studs deep. The model still works and fits together but the extra deep windows do protrude into the car in a bad way. 

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  • MattsWhatMattsWhat Studley, UKMember Posts: 1,643
    edited February 2016
    The 3 deep windscreen is the old version, but you have new instructions which were updated to show the 2 deep windscreen before it was included in the parts for some reason. Give them a ring and they will send you the 2 deep screens needed without any hassle.
    I agree that the three deep windscreen looks a bit shoddy, not sure why they wouldn't have gone 2 deep from day one. Ah well.
  • veritas313veritas313 Member Posts: 80
    Thanks - just went on to their website and the windscreens don't even come up on the parts list. Will call them instead. Did they actually change the model then? As regardless of the instructions - a 3 deep version just looks poor. Is the 2 deep part a new one? 
  • MattsWhatMattsWhat Studley, UKMember Posts: 1,643
    edited February 2016
    They won't change the model, they will just post you out the right windscreens for free.
    The 2 deep one is a completely new part, the part number is in the back of the instructions but they are aware of the issue so you should just need to let them know you got the wrong ones. I got mine direct on Black Friday I think, if you didn't get it direct they may want the codes from the instructions or some such information.  I did have to phone them though, I wasn't sure what was going on at the time so I didn't  want to use B&P to request a replacement.
    Once they arrived it takes all of 30 seconds to swap them in and it looks a whole lot better.
  • Legopassion8Legopassion8 North CarolinaMember Posts: 1,181
    I'm actually hoping to own a real Cooper tomorrow. Woot woot

    (My apologies, couldn't keep it in!)
    catwrangler
  • MattsWhatMattsWhat Studley, UKMember Posts: 1,643
    ^make sure the windscreen fits then.
    kiki180703canon03SprinkleOtter
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 13,240
    A real one is only 10 studs wide.
  • TigerMothTigerMoth Member Posts: 2,343
    Nah! Just one stud.

    And this lot:

    http://www.bmwblog.com/2011/01/30/world-record-26-people-in-a-mini-cooper/

    The record's now 28, so 26 and a stud seems reasonable.
  • MattsWhatMattsWhat Studley, UKMember Posts: 1,643
    I feel like @Legopassion8 should now turn up and make some comment such as:
    'There will only be one stud in my mini ;)'
    Or maybe
    'There will be a lot more than one stud in my mini ;)'

    Maybe @Legopassion8 isn't @Pitfall69 , there can be only one afterall.
    Legopassion8kiki180703catwrangler
  • TigerMothTigerMoth Member Posts: 2,343
    MattsWhat said:
    I feel like @Legopassion8 should now turn up and make some comment such as:
    'There will only be one stud in my mini ;)'
    Or maybe
    'There will be a lot more than one stud in my mini ;)'
    Well it IS a "passion wagon", isn't it?
    Legopassion8kiki180703
  • Legopassion8Legopassion8 North CarolinaMember Posts: 1,181
    ^it can be if....The Price is Right !
    kiki180703
  • Legopassion8Legopassion8 North CarolinaMember Posts: 1,181
    No dice . it was a lemon and not the Tina Fey kind. Oh well. 
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