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Ahhhhh. I made a mistake, anyone else a muppet?

DeMontesDeMontes North YorkshireMember Posts: 498
so I built the Volvo L350F over the last week in between lots of other tasks. Switch it on and realised I have made an error with the wheel drivetrain as forward/reverse is messy with wheels turning incorrectly.

ahhhh...just taken it all apart and now back at step 5!!! 

Anyone else got a similar tale of woe about being a LEGO muppet occasionally???




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  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,695
    It ain't easy being green. 
    bobabricksPitfall69GremerDeMonteschuckpsnowhitiepharmjodGothamConstructionCoCM4S
  • Bricklover18Bricklover18 PA, USAMember Posts: 720
    I messed up the frame on vw camper van and had to rip the whole thing apart. 
  • bobabricksbobabricks Vancouver, BC, CanadaMember Posts: 1,836
    edited July 2016
    When connecting one of the legs to UCS R2 I accidentally put a 2L red axle in the wrong place and because the last set is so well built, I had to rip the entire thing apart to get it out. I think the torso was maybe 4 bricks tall when I was finally able to disconnect the piece that the axle was stuck in.

    it was one of those "dropped it in the wrong place" moments and I knew I messed up bad the moment I did it.
  • Legopassion8Legopassion8 North CarolinaMember Posts: 1,180
    While not a Muppet, I am a tosser. I toss tools up to my co-workers all the time...
  • natro220natro220 USAMember Posts: 544
    When I built the motorized ATAT, the gears were out of sync and it tried to gallop like a strange horse on acid.
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  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,338
    natro220 said:
    When I built the motorized ATAT, the gears were out of sync and it tried to gallop like a strange horse on acid.
    Strange horse on acid you say?
    bobabricksnatro220SprinkleOtterkiki180703ricecaketecjamTheOriginalSimonBpharmjodcatwrangler
  • bobabricksbobabricks Vancouver, BC, CanadaMember Posts: 1,836
    edited July 2016
    natro220 said:
    When I built the motorized ATAT, the gears were out of sync and it tried to gallop like a strange horse on acid.
    #10178 like any motorized set really does need to be built perfectly and you need to make sure there is no friction. It took a little tinkering on my part to get mine to run smoothly.
  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 2,439
    I recall the UCS Tumbler had me tearing my hair out and I had to rebuild both sides at one point because I misread the instructions  for both sides.
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  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,720
    MaffyD said:
    I recall the UCS Tumbler had me tearing my hair out and I had to rebuild both sides at one point because I misread the instructions  for both sides.
    Black bricks on black bricks in a LEGO instruction manual. What could possibly go wrong?
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  • HugeYellowBrickHugeYellowBrick At my PCMember Posts: 479
    Built the pet Shop and finished with one 1x6 brick spare, and two gaps in opposite walls, 1x2 and 1x4.
    DeMonteslegomental
  • JudgeChuckJudgeChuck UKMember Posts: 1,089
    Built the pet Shop and finished with one 1x6 brick spare, and two gaps in opposite walls, 1x2 and 1x4.
    ROFL! How did you not spot the gaps? ;-)
  • natro220natro220 USAMember Posts: 544
    Pitfall69 said:
    natro220 said:
    When I built the motorized ATAT, the gears were out of sync and it tried to gallop like a strange horse on acid.
    Strange horse on acid you say?
    Now the question is, did you have to search for that image, or did you already have it ready to go?
    Pitfall69kiki180703stluxpharmjodgmonkey76GreenArrow57
  • LusiferSamLusiferSam MontanaMember Posts: 466
    DeMontes said:
    Anyone else got a similar tale of woe about being a LEGO muppet occasionally???
    What does a Jim Henson creation have to do with Lego?  There are no Lego Muppet sets (although I would totally buy them if there were).  Closest thing I can think of is Yoda, he's almost a Muppet.
  • The_Mad_VulcanThe_Mad_Vulcan SeattleMember Posts: 162
    Built the pet Shop and finished with one 1x6 brick spare, and two gaps in opposite walls, 1x2 and 1x4.
    Easy solution: ass one 1x6 to parts bin. Remove one 1x2 and one 1x4 from parts bin. Forget it ever happened.


  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,720
    Built the pet Shop and finished with one 1x6 brick spare, and two gaps in opposite walls, 1x2 and 1x4.
    Easy solution: ass one 1x6 to parts bin. Remove one 1x2 and one 1x4 from parts bin. Forget it ever happened.


    Ahem. @Pitfall69 we need a joke here. ;)
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,209
    I screwed up on the Emerald Night and had to go back a few steps due to using the wrong colored parts due to shading in the instructions (dk grey instead of black)
  • LostInTranslationLostInTranslation UKMember Posts: 5,497
    DeMontes said:
    Anyone else got a similar tale of woe about being a LEGO muppet occasionally???
    What does a Jim Henson creation have to do with Lego?  There are no Lego Muppet sets (although I would totally buy them if there were).  Closest thing I can think of is Yoda, he's almost a Muppet.
    In the UK, we use muppet as a slang term for being a bit of an idiot. 
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Muppet
    DeMontessnowhitieKingAlanI
  • DeMontesDeMontes North YorkshireMember Posts: 498
    @LostInTranslation
    Thanks, I thought that this was probably a bit of a bad choice when I saw the kermit photo. I quite like 'muppet' as it seems less harsh than idiot and more of a 'ooopsie' moment than a DUH!
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,695
    ^ Exactly.  Muppet = plonker.
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  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 2,804
    ^ as in 'Rodney you ... '
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  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 2,439
    Twonk is also a good choice.
    catwrangler
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,695
    I can tell this thread is going to become highly offensive @MaffyD, Pleb!
    MaffyD
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,338
    ^No, because most of us have no idea what you Brits are saying ;)
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  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,338
    I just thumbed through this thread again and I realized I need help...like real medical help.
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  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,695
    I've told you that several times before.
  • Bricklover18Bricklover18 PA, USAMember Posts: 720
    British slang is very different than US slang.
    MaffyDMattDawson
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,720
    Pitfall69 said:
    I just thumbed through this thread again and I realized I need help...like real medical help.
    Talk to @pharmjod. He can probably set you up with something. ;)
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  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 2,439
    Berks, the lot of you :-)
    MattDawson
  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 2,439
    Legoboy said:
    I can tell this thread is going to become highly offensive @MaffyD, Pleb!
    @Legoboy - Div!
  • bendybadgerbendybadger 127.0.0.1 ::1Member Posts: 1,141
    Bucnh of numpties the lot of ya! ;)
  • monkeyhangermonkeyhanger Member Posts: 2,778
    Doyle!
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 11,601
    Pitfall69 said:
    natro220 said:
    When I built the motorized ATAT, the gears were out of sync and it tried to gallop like a strange horse on acid.
    Strange horse on acid you say?
    Do I have to ask what that smells like?
    natro220gmonkey76
  • LusiferSamLusiferSam MontanaMember Posts: 466
    In the UK, we use muppet as a slang term for being a bit of an idiot. 
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Muppet
    Ok, got it.  I'm not going to say it makes sense, because it doesn't.  But slang rarely makes sense went you really think about it.  But a least I understand now.
  • nexandernexander Glasgow Member Posts: 871

    And to throw another term into the mix that will confuse those in the us.

    Couple a fannies!

    I would suggest people watch the Irn Bru fanny advert ;)

  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,720
    SumoLego said:
    Pitfall69 said:
    natro220 said:
    When I built the motorized ATAT, the gears were out of sync and it tried to gallop like a strange horse on acid.
    Strange horse on acid you say?
    Do I have to ask what that smells like?
    It's a donkey in disguise. It smells like a##.
  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 2,439
    SumoLego said:
    Pitfall69 said:
    natro220 said:
    When I built the motorized ATAT, the gears were out of sync and it tried to gallop like a strange horse on acid.
    Strange horse on acid you say?
    Do I have to ask what that smells like?
    Do you ACTUALLY want to know?!
  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 2,439
    nexander said:

    And to throw another term into the mix that will confuse those in the us.

    Couple a fannies!

    I would suggest people watch the Irn Bru fanny advert ;)

    This is not going to help. Carry on regardless! :-)
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,695
    SumoLego said:
    Pitfall69 said:
    natro220 said:
    When I built the motorized ATAT, the gears were out of sync and it tried to gallop like a strange horse on acid.
    Strange horse on acid you say?
    Do I have to ask what that smells like?
    What I really want to know is just how does anybody accidentally come across a picture like that? How do you know where to look?  What do you search for?  With SafeSearch turned on or off?
    Pitfall69
  • RecceRecce Tiny Little Red DotMember Posts: 881
    edited July 2016
    Tearing down the model and rebuilding everything from scratch will still have the same probability of repeating a mistake.

    What if you rebuilt the model and found out a mistake in step 4....

  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 2,439
    Legoboy said:
    SumoLego said:
    Pitfall69 said:
    natro220 said:
    When I built the motorized ATAT, the gears were out of sync and it tried to gallop like a strange horse on acid.
    Strange horse on acid you say?
    Do I have to ask what that smells like?
    What I really want to know is just how does anybody accidentally come across a picture like that? How do you know where to look?  What do you search for?  With SafeSearch turned on or off?

    not sure you want the answers to all those questions @legoboy - the internet is a strange place and no-one has mentioned Rule 34 yet... Is that even still a thing these days? Seems... archaic, to me, these days. Don't Google Rule 34 by the way. Unless you're in private browsing, within a virtual machine, far from anyone else...
    catwrangler
  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,732
    Rule 34 is definitely still a thing!
  • MattDawsonMattDawson Solihull, UKMember Posts: 1,202
    I've made a few mistakes in assembling Lego sets, normally attributed to poor reading of the instructions (sometimes due to the colours) and others due to wanting to complete it as quickly as possible to admire my handiwork.
  • xwingpilotxwingpilot UKMember Posts: 797
    DeMontes said:
    Anyone else got a similar tale of woe about being a LEGO muppet occasionally???
    Yep:

    http://bricksetforum.com/discussion/comment/441077#Comment_441077

    And a few comments later someone had spotted a second error in the same photo that I hadn't even seen - doh!
  • HangedSanchezHangedSanchez United KingdomMember Posts: 310
    edited July 2016
    I built #42009  recently, had just about finished the base when I realised I'd made a mistake in the outrigger units by putting a DBG beam instead of black. That took a lot of dismantling, not helped by the fact I'd make exactly the same mistake in both!
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