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I'm in a bit of a pickle here...

Hi there! I was recently trying to build a off roader and accidentally made this mistake on the picture below. Is there a way to remove the axles without breaking anything? 

kez

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  • kezkez United KingdomMember Posts: 817
    Possibly try some Kragle (superglue) using a thin stick. Glue the tip of the stick and attach the red pieces to the end of it (pull one at a time)? Just a guess but may be worth a try.

    Alternatively there looks to be small gaps on the edges of the technic axles, maybe see if either side gives using a small piece of metal. 

    Best of luck, LOL.
    Mynattkiki180703
  • TheLegoMaster35TheLegoMaster35 OH, USAMember Posts: 254
    kez said:
    Possibly try some Kragle (superglue) using a thin stick. Glue the tip of the stick and attach the red pieces to the end of it (pull one at a time)? Just a guess but may be worth a try.

    Alternatively there looks to be small gaps on the edges of the technic axles, maybe see if either side gives using a small piece of metal. 

    Best of luck, LOL.
    Thanks a bunch!
  • JodyJody Eastern USAMember Posts: 104
    Use a dental pick to pry it out. 
    gmonkey76
  • ecmo47ecmo47 North CarolinaMember Posts: 2,084
    If you end up breaking them. #2 connectors are cheap and plentiful.

    http://www.bricklink.com/catalogPG.asp?P=32034&colorID=11
  • TheFewTheFew EnglandMember Posts: 1,404
    I would screw a self tapping screw into the red connectors and them.pull them out. As previously mentioned they are easy to replace.
    Legoboykiki180703gmonkey76
  • tomahawkertomahawker Member Posts: 155
    There should be room to get needlenose pliers on the flat inner sides of the #2 connectors and pull them out.
    MynattSprinkleOtterdatsunrobbiegmonkey76
  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,332
    ^this
    SprinkleOtter
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,691
    edited January 2017
    ^^^ That.  ;)
    SumoLegokiki180703SprinkleOtterGothamConstructionCo
  • ecmo47ecmo47 North CarolinaMember Posts: 2,084
    ^^^^These
    SumoLegokiki180703SprinkleOtter
  • ecmo47ecmo47 North CarolinaMember Posts: 2,084
    ^^^^^and those!
    SumoLegokiki180703SprinkleOtter
  • MrJ_NYMrJ_NY A flick missle away from Brickagara FallsMember Posts: 592
    edited January 2017
    or tweezers (zircon encrusted) F.Z. 1940-1993
    KingAlanIdatsunrobbie
  • theLEGOmantheLEGOman UKMember Posts: 1,506
    Think we might be needing a username change here, lol.

    I was going to suggest tweezers as they are generally small, however they would need angled ends as those red 2's can be really stiff.
  • TheLegoMaster35TheLegoMaster35 OH, USAMember Posts: 254
    Thanks a lot everyone who suggested help! I did eventually get all of them out, ( I used a pair of very thin needle nose pliers) but not without damaging two of them. Oh well, they're hardly seen in models anyways.
    Legoboy
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,691
    ^ We'll done.  :)  Should have done it that way though.
  • cheshirecatcheshirecat Member Posts: 5,332
    No, definitely this way. ;)
  • bandit778bandit778 Docking Bay 94. Member Posts: 1,893
    edited January 2017
    ......I did it myyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy way.
    Bumblepants
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,691
    ^ Tell me whyyyyee......
    Bumblepants
  • bandit778bandit778 Docking Bay 94. Member Posts: 1,893
    edited January 2017
    My bad, thought we were having a sing song and got carried away in the moment. ;)
    I will contain myself better in the future.

    These aren't the comments your looking for, move along.....      
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,691
    edited January 2017
    I was definitely in the middle of a sing song.




    [Bloody kids have been playing with my watch again.]
    bandit778catwranglerkhmellymelsnowhitie
  • JooTogJooTog Southern CaliforniaMember Posts: 938
    edited January 2017
    uhm... Sinatra; not BSB ;-)

    The difference is that Sinatra not only wanted it, but did it.
    bandit778LegoboyBumblepantsstluxsnowhitie
  • bandit778bandit778 Docking Bay 94. Member Posts: 1,893
    @Legoboy
    I see what went wrong,  I don't appear to be very well versed in the Back Street Boys back catalogue.       ;)

    The really annoying thing is that since my post, I haven't stopped singing the Blooming song. 

    At least no one mentioned wanting to build a snowman from Frozen.   
    LegoboyLegogramsnowhitie
  • JooTogJooTog Southern CaliforniaMember Posts: 938
    bandit778 said:
    @Legoboy
    I see what went wrong,  I don't appear to be very well versed in the Back Street Boys back catalogue.       ;)

    The really annoying thing is that since my post, I haven't stopped singing the Blooming song. 

    At least no one mentioned wanting to build a snowman from Frozen.   
    This should help with the blooming song:

    Legoboybandit778
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,691
    ^And for some reason my kids know it's words better than the original.  :)
    JooTogbandit778
  • BumblepantsBumblepants Sofia BG/Dallas TXMember Posts: 5,552
    Went looking to post the metal Christopher Lee version of My Way and found a Lego video to come full circle:



    stluxbandit778catwranglerAllBrickgmonkey76SirBen
  • obi_gobi_g BlightyMember Posts: 475
    Legoboy said:
    I was definitely in the middle of a sing song.




    [Bloody kids have been playing with my watch again.]
    sure... blame the kids... ;o)
    LegogramAllBrickgmonkey76
  • TheLegoMaster35TheLegoMaster35 OH, USAMember Posts: 254
    @Huw
    guess I forgot to ask to close this. 
  • samiam391samiam391 A Log Cabin in KY, United StatesMember Posts: 4,239


    @Huw
    guess I forgot to ask to close this. 


    I think considering there hasn't been a comment since January it had already closed itself ;)
  • TheLegoMaster35TheLegoMaster35 OH, USAMember Posts: 254
    Yes, but I would feel better if it had the closed banner on the description. 
    SumoLegosnowhitie
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