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Super Strange findings!

stevenzhangstevenzhang Member Posts: 488
I just opened a recently purchased copy of #75940, but I am very surprise to see the content is #75935... Does anyone has some suggestion on what I can do with it? Anyone have seen a similar issue before where the content does not match the box?

 
snowhitie

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  • TkattTkatt MNMember Posts: 456
     That is weird. I've heard of that type of thing happening where someone bought a returned item that had been tampered with, usually the pieces inside are junk though. You seem to have got a set that's worth more than the one you were expecting.
     Where did you purchase the set from? Were the seals in tact?
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,645
    Never seen that before. Are the contents genuine LEGO? If not, there is a chance a buyer returned the set, sticking in some fakes instead in case the store checked the contents.
  • stevenzhangstevenzhang Member Posts: 488
    Yeah, I bought it from John lewis before Christmas. It is factory sealed and the content is genuine LEGO. The box is #75940 but the content is #75935 (with all its bags and instruction)
  • stevenzhangstevenzhang Member Posts: 488
    CCC said:
    Never seen that before. Are the contents genuine LEGO? If not, there is a chance a buyer returned the set, sticking in some fakes instead in case the store checked the contents.
    it is new and sealed. No sign of been opened previously
  • stevenzhangstevenzhang Member Posts: 488
    Tkatt said:
     That is weird. I've heard of that type of thing happening where someone bought a returned item that had been tampered with, usually the pieces inside are junk though. You seem to have got a set that's worth more than the one you were expecting.
     Where did you purchase the set from? Were the seals in tact?
    Indeed, the #75935 (bags and instructions) inside the #75940 box is complete, sealed and new. Everything is there but just not match to the box!
    560Heliport
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 4,178
    I once bought my brother a TIE fighter set which he opened only to find a different set inside.
    560Heliport
  • stevenzhangstevenzhang Member Posts: 488
    edited January 21
    just out of curiosity, I bought another #75940, let's guess what is in the box this time!
    560Heliport
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,645
    I'm going for .... a #75940.
    ReesesPiecesjmeninnoBrainsluggedRonyar
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 2,387
    According to BrickLink, the boxes are the same size (actually 1mm difference in thickness), so maybe a #75940 box (or several, or many?) got fed into the machine that was packing #75935 sets?
  • snowhitiesnowhitie BelgiumMember Posts: 3,051
    That is indeed very strange! I've had one time that I had a wrong bag in the box, but only one of them. Don't remember which set, but I contacted CS and they send me the right one. It was also a totally sealed box, no tampering. mistakes happen I guess, but it was strange. 
  • Blockwork_OrangeBlockwork_Orange ON, CanadaMember Posts: 115
    I know it does happen.  A few years ago I found a department store clearing out a bunch of #8128 Cad Bane's Speeder sets that had been mispackaged in #8095 General Grevious Starfighter boxes. The store had slapped a photocopys of the 8128 set on the front of the 8095 boxes. The boxes were still sealed and sure enough had the wrong set in them!
    stevenzhang
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 4,178
    ^ Plus, the packing people don’t really even see the box art, so they wouldn’t be expected to catch an error.
    560HeliportFizyx
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