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Difference between 10213 and 10231 Shuttle adventure and expedition?

NorlegoNorlego ScotlandMember Posts: 449
I have got either #10213 or #10231, but I am unsure which as they look similiar. Is there a way to tell the difference_? Or are they the same apart from added hair in 10231?
I am going to sell it and one set seems to be worth £50 more than the other....

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  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,423
    edited January 2015
    #10231 :

    - The fuel tank has been reinforced with supports to strengthen the assembly

    - The landing gear is strengthened to function better across many different floor types

    - The Cargo doors can now be more rigorously opened and closed

    - The entire build has been reworked to limit opportunities for misplacing elements

    - Astronauts now have wigs in addition to their helmets (1 male, 1 female). Face prints are also different.

    - The new set now has 1,230 elements

    - New Satellite can be securely positioned on the new mechanical arm

    I'm not sure you will get any more for this than Shuttle Adventure unless there are exclusive parts. You obviously don't have the instructions or the box, so it is just a matter of pieces that can be purchased anywhere.
    NorlegoBillybrownkiki180703
  • NorlegoNorlego ScotlandMember Posts: 449
    I just checked the prices on bricklink, bit odd to have £50 difference for a similiar set, but I did not look into the details etc.
    The best clue was the faces... I didnt think they would be different, but they are. I have the 10213.
    Thanks for your help.
    Pitfall69Billybrownkiki180703
  • LegoboyLegoboy 100km furtherMember Posts: 8,804
    Here is quite a good thread about the physical differences. Not as informative as @pitfall69 but good none the less. ;-)

    http://www.bricksetforum.com/discussion/comment/106474
  • RevBluesRevBlues Member Posts: 117
    Short answer: the second one doesn't disintegrate when you get within three feet of it.

    How the first one got the green light, I don't know. Wet tissue paper has more structural integrity.
    yys4ukiki180703
  • ColoradoBricksColoradoBricks Denver, CO, USAMember Posts: 1,669
    To make things even more confusing, you may have a #10213 but with the Supplemental Pack that fixed some of the issues, you may have 1230 pieces but it could be #10213+pack ...
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,423

    To make things even more confusing, you may have a #10213 but with the Supplemental Pack that fixed some of the issues, you may have 1230 pieces but it could be #10213+pack ...

    He knows based on the Minifigures.

  • ColoradoBricksColoradoBricks Denver, CO, USAMember Posts: 1,669
    If the stickers are applied, they are different on the side of the shuttle ( "Adventure" vs "Expedition" ).
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,932
    Sold my #10213, and kept the #10231, figuring the later one is the better one. Both are still desirable though as I doubt LEGO will be doing another 'scale' space shuttle.
  • yys4uyys4u USA SoCalMember Posts: 1,092
    I have the original one and ended up asking LEGO for the service pack to reinforce the fuel tank, I figured the new one had the service pack included and then threw in some wigs, never realized they did so much more! I wish I had the newer one...It's a beautiful display piece, even though it doesn't go with the rest of the stuff I collect, I keep it cause its such a nice display.
  • Captain_EyebrowCaptain_Eyebrow Test Valley, somewhere between Brickset Towers and Narnia . . . .Member Posts: 150
    I've still got my #10213 sitting proudly on my LEGO display unit with #21104 & #21101

    I've never used it as a play item but it has survived two moves in tact although don't look too hard at the external tank as it does have a habit of exploding at the top . . . . .

    Maybe I should see about getting a supplemental pack, or most likely not!
  • RevBluesRevBlues Member Posts: 117
    yys4u said:

    I have the original one and ended up asking LEGO for the service pack to reinforce the fuel tank, I figured the new one had the service pack included and then threw in some wigs, never realized they did so much more! I wish I had the newer one...It's a beautiful display piece, even though it doesn't go with the rest of the stuff I collect, I keep it cause its such a nice display.

    Ditto on all of this. Though LEGO declined to send me the service pack when I asked nicely...
  • obi_gobi_g BlightyMember Posts: 559
    Spoke to Lego yesterday too about the service pack as I've just inherited my dad's! Customer services said they couldn't send the kit but they did send me the list of the parts in the kit!
  • obi_gobi_g BlightyMember Posts: 559
    As a side, does anyone have a list of the parts that are left over from 10213's build and what additional / different parts are included in 10231? thanks :)
  • RecceRecce Tiny Little Red DotMember Posts: 919
    obi_g said:
    As a side, does anyone have a list of the parts that are left over from 10213's build and what additional / different parts are included in 10231? thanks :)
    I do have both sets, but they're still MIB so can't really help much. From the Brickset database parts list, though, you can see there are quite many different parts and quantities, even though both models looked almost the same from the external.

    According to Rebrickable, leftover parts are all those 1x1 plates, tiles, slopes etc.


  • TigerMothTigerMoth Member Posts: 2,343
    If you want to compare two sets, rebrickable.com will help you.

    http://rebrickable.com/compare/10213-1/10231-1
  • obi_gobi_g BlightyMember Posts: 559
    Thanks @Recce, @TigerMoth! I'll have a look later :)
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