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Interesting mis-molded arm piece

MiniBricks1MiniBricks1 USMember Posts: 102
Found this neat piece while sorting through a couple hundred new arms. Anyone seen something like this before? Unlike short shots it seems that this one has excess plastic in some places and less in others.


560HeliportBumblepantscody6268

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  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 1,161
    Something went very wrong there!
    gmonkey76
  • BobflipBobflip Member Posts: 501
    Wow, where did you get that batch of arms? No idea but I'm guessing the mold failed bigtime, and as the machinery would only put a certain amount of plastic in there, the excess plastic didn't make it to where it was meant to go. Very surprising that something that wrong made it out of the factory!
    gmonkey76
  • MiniBricks1MiniBricks1 USMember Posts: 102
    Bobflip said:
    Wow, where did you get that batch of arms? No idea but I'm guessing the mold failed bigtime, and as the machinery would only put a certain amount of plastic in there, the excess plastic didn't make it to where it was meant to go. Very surprising that something that wrong made it out of the factory!
    Purchased several hundred new ones from a seller on BL, found this while sorting them. Really surprising!
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,750
    Cauliflower arm :)
    560HeliportPyrobug
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,381
    interesting definition of "neat"
  • Pumpkin_3CK5Pumpkin_3CK5 CaliforniaMember Posts: 778
    I thought it was chewed gum haha
    panchox1
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 2,848
    If I had to guess? I bet the mold didn't close all the way, so instead of plastic filling the entire cavity, a considerable amount spilled out in between where the mold surfaces were supposed to meet.

    Regardless, this is the first time I've seen a molding defect quite like this in LEGO or any other toy… I suspect it's very rare that a component this blatantly messed up makes it into the hands of consumers!
    gmonkey76
  • BobflipBobflip Member Posts: 501
    Aanchir said:
    Regardless, this is the first time I've seen a molding defect quite like this in LEGO or any other toy… I suspect it's very rare that a component this blatantly messed up makes it into the hands of consumers!
    That's the most surprising bit!
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,310
    Aanchir said:

    Regardless, this is the first time I've seen a molding defect quite like this in LEGO or any other toy… I suspect it's very rare that a component this blatantly messed up makes it into the hands of consumers!
    Given it is an arm, it wouldn't have been in a set bought by a consumer. I imagine it was a factory clearance type deal bought by a BL seller. One that doesn't check stock when sending it so probably sells based on weight.
    MaffyD
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