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Help from #10196 Grand Carousel owners requested

iso3200iso3200 97 miles from Brickset TowersMember Posts: 2,036
Seemed like a good idea at the time, but I started gathering parts from my own bins, and bricklinking bits here and there for the #10196 Grand Carousel. I could never justify spending the amount of money that a BNISB set costs, and I'm happy with a few substitutions here and there. I don't care for the sound brick either so that saves £100 on Bricklink.

Anyway.....

Most of the parts are easily found (relatively) but the one thing I can't do without are the 8 fabric panels, part 85195. Currently only 6 are available on Bricklink for £27 each.... again, no thanks. I want to make my own. I'll be experimenting with a few different materials, but what I need is a precise template to cut to.

Are there any #10196 owners out there who could provide me with an accurate template? Could you pop one of the triangular panels on a scanner with a piece of dark paper behind it and email me a file? Or trace around the outside of one with a pencil on a piece of paper and send it via snail mail? I'd be eternally grateful. If I can't make my own panels, I'll be wasting my time gathering all the bricks, and I don't want to start spending big on Bricklink to have an unfinished project at the end of it.

If anyone can help, please give me a PM.

Thanks

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Comments

  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,704
    Have a chat with @Princedraven.

    He commissioned a company to create a like-for-like of the originals (or thereabouts).
  • iso3200iso3200 97 miles from Brickset TowersMember Posts: 2,036
    I've had some help already :-), and contacted @Princedraven too. I then come across a thread on this board from 2012 from @Erinlyn80 who was doing exactly the same thing. Don't know why I thought I'd be the only person attempting to Bricklink such a thing - I never even searched. Twit!
  • lfty888lfty888 PhilippinesMember Posts: 13
    @iso3200, were you able to get a sample of the fabric measurement?
  • iso3200iso3200 97 miles from Brickset TowersMember Posts: 2,036
    @lfty888 PM'd
  • Farmer_JohnFarmer_John USA - 4,035 Miles from 62 West Wallaby St., Wigan, Lancashire, UKMember Posts: 2,404
    If you don't mind, please share the template in this thread for future reference. I'm planing to do the same once I've completed my custom Lego moulding machine.
  • bobabricksbobabricks Vancouver, BC, CanadaMember Posts: 1,839
    edited June 2014

    If you don't mind, please share the template in this thread for future reference. I'm planing to do the same once I've completed my custom Lego moulding machine.

    And if you don't mind, be sure to sell some new color parts once this machine is done ;)
    canon03
  • iso3200iso3200 97 miles from Brickset TowersMember Posts: 2,036
    Here it is.

    image
    Pitfall69SirBenFarmer_John
  • jack_bricksjack_bricks Member Posts: 78
    hi iso,

    were you able to produce a look a like replica? Is it hard to find the exact fabric?
  • bobabricksbobabricks Vancouver, BC, CanadaMember Posts: 1,839
    I was thinking of taking a cape to a fabric specialist but I have no need for custom lego fabrics at the moment, maybe this would help for you guys though.
  • iso3200iso3200 97 miles from Brickset TowersMember Posts: 2,036
    I'll be honest - I've stalled a little on this project as a few others have had to be bricklinked in between :)

    I believe the material may be called broadcloth, but a google search does give quite a wide definition of this.

    I've worked in the graphics arts industries for many years and I know that there are textured papers that are similar - pros; very cheap - cons; not tear resistant. It all depends if you need it to be exact. Hopefully someone with a little more experience will chime in with the correct solution.

    I sourced some Tyvek sheets which is a lightweight synthetic paper, like very thin plastic which will work for me in the absence of the real thing.
  • ColoradoBricksColoradoBricks Denver, CO, USAMember Posts: 1,642

    Resurrecting an old thread that I had bookmarked in case one day I would want to bricklink the Grand Carousel… that day has arrived, those fabric pieces didn’t get any cheaper, it now cost 3x the RRP of #1096 just for a full set of 8 on BrickLink.

    Thank to @iso3200 's template, I created mine today after browsing the fabric shop. I put my pieces on the similar background than the picture above and I think the transparency is quite close to the original. The pieces are not perfect.. but the price is :wink: 



  • TheLoneTensorTheLoneTensor MericaMember Posts: 3,950
    Those race buggys must have had a hell of an rrp :)
    Pitfall69
  • ColoradoBricksColoradoBricks Denver, CO, USAMember Posts: 1,642
    edited March 2015
    @TheLoneTensor, well yes.. meant 3x #10196 :)
    TheLoneTensorPitfall69
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,381
    My Grand Carousel is in a state of disarray. It is very flimsy. Also, if every piece doesn’t line up perfectly, the horses don't go up and down fluently and there are sticking points. I had to constantly adjust the whole thing until I got it perfect. Then I moved it and it sort of fell apart. I am not very happy.
  • BrewBrew New Mexico (It's an actual state in the US)Member Posts: 182
    I think the key to making the carousel stable and working for a long period of time without having to reassemble and tweek often is to reduce the speed by changing the gearing. I did this with mine and it can run all day (or until the batteries run out).

    I also removed the scary sounding music brick and attached a non-Lego music box. Sounds way better.
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