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31070 Turbo Track Racer - Parts missing?
I recently bought 31070 Turbo Track Racer. Just completed the build. But there are parts missing (below). First time this happened to me. Missing parts are on the photo on the box, in the back of the manual and in the building steps as well. So I checked Jang’s review video of this set. And his build is without these parts. So I check Brickset, the parts are missing there as well. What’s going on? Is there a difference between EU and US sets? Did I get US parts in an EU box?
2x 243123 (should be 2 included)
1x 4498155 (should be 3 included)
1x 4498156 (should be 3 included)
2x 302223 (should be 4 included)
Screenshots of Jangbricks’ box and model:
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Interestingly, the 1x4 tile is also not on the "missing pieces" parts list at Bricks&Pieces!
I would suggest it's a last minute design improvement before production rather than anything actually missing.
Where did the pics you posted above come from? I don't have the box to check it, I had to ditch it in Denmark.
It does look like they already printed some boxes and manuals before deciding to ditch 6 parts and decided to just use them. Nobody thought of the errata sheet, I guess?
I assumed there'd be a "no longer available" first version of the instructions online on Brickset or so, but only one version is there, with no trace of the "missing" parts. But what I'm most miffed about is the silent cancellation of the missing pieces order...
I wonder how many of the "wrong" box/instruction combos are in rotation... Should I have left it sealed? :P
Even when building initially, these studs are slightly in the way, which is likely also why they changed the design:
But mission accomplished:
Yes, I'm Dutch as well. I bought it at a toyshop, Intertoys or Bart Smit, can't really remember. I think you're right. A last minute redesign because of the difficult placement of the parts. But weird that there are two versions of the box.
I noticed the error while building the set last night, so I went to look for the instruction booklet that I've downloaded on January 9, and the booklet have the name 6205716, this one is not available anymore on the LEGO site, now the booklet is number 6227247, like the one that came with my set.
But the pieces inside the box corresponds to the art on the box and not to the manual, so I have 6 pieces missing, all in Bright Blue:
1x 4498155: Right Plate 2X3 W/Angle
1x 4498156: Left Plate 2X3 W/Angle
2x 302223: Plate 2X2
2x 243123: Flat Tile 1X4
You can request the missing parts from Customer Service - however I'd advise to use phone or contact form to be sure they don't cancel your order, as the flat tiles are not part of the set in their idea, so you can't select them on the "missing pieces" site.
I think now the correct car is the one with the 1x4 Flat Tiles