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Is this fixable?

HenkdeVriesHenkdeVries NetherlandsMember Posts: 86

So I found this bicycle after my 4-year old played with it...

Is this steer still fixable? I do not see any signs of stress on the steering column so I am a bit dumbfounded how he managed this...

The connection to the body is still very solid, I can't move the steer itself. But what can I do to fix it?

Hot air? Or something else?

Thanks for any help/insights!



snowhitie

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  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,657
    Try gentle heat and bend it back.
    AllBrickkiki180703madforLEGOMynatt
  • stluxstlux LuxembourgMember Posts: 2,412
    If @CCC's method doesn't work out, TLG will probably be happy to send you a new one if you report it to them via Bricks & Pieces > Broken Bricks.
    AllBrickLego_Starkiki180703madforLEGOMynatt
  • AllBrickAllBrick UKMember Posts: 1,477
    edited March 2017
    stlux said:
    If @CCC's method doesn't work out, TLG will probably be happy to send you a new one if you report it to them via Bricks & Pieces > Broken Bricks.
    Good point.

    See if you can convince them it was trans red ;).

    And as CCC said, gentle heat. Think hairdryer not heat gun.
    Lego_StarstluxSprinkleOtterkiki180703prevereMynatt
  • natro220natro220 USAMember Posts: 545

    Maybe he is training to be a clown and tried to ride it?

    Seriously though, I would try to get a replacement.  Even if you manage to straighten it out, it'll be weakened at that spot.

  • HenkdeVriesHenkdeVries NetherlandsMember Posts: 86
    Thanks, I'll dig up the hair dryer first to see if it works, and at the same time get a replacement!

    I think he found a bent steering wheel more natural or something... :-)
  • Legopassion8Legopassion8 North CarolinaMember Posts: 1,181
    ^if that doesn't work...There are plenty of nerds here who'd probably love to help you with a replacement. Not me though. All my Minifigures can fly !
  • HenkdeVriesHenkdeVries NetherlandsMember Posts: 86
    I tried the replacement service. Let's see if they send one right away or if they want more info...
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 10,115
    edited March 2017
    I tried the replacement service. Let's see if they send one right away or if they want more info...
    If it is the first time you contacted CS for a replacement part they will probably send you at least the new frame (may not come with the wheels/tires though). The problem is CS typically sends the part in a bubble mailer, so it could get damaged- like the one you have- in transit.
  • HenkdeVriesHenkdeVries NetherlandsMember Posts: 86
    It took a while but today I received an email that they were sending over a new frame!
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