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Have you built the BWE B model aggregate sorter?

HuwHuw Brickset Towers, Hampshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,357
I have, it barely works. I wonder if I've built it incorrectly. There are no videos on YouTube yet to see how others' work.

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  • SMCSMC UKMember Posts: 1,572
    Oh dear I was really looking forward to this set but now it looks like both models have their problems. Did you buy a second set Huw or did you take the first one apart?
  • HuwHuw Brickset Towers, Hampshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,357
    TLG sent me the first, I bought the second. I didn't fancy deconstructing 7 hours of work :)

    Someone posted on the main site that they'd built it so I've contacted them to swap notes before I write anything about it.
    SprinkleOtterbobabricksMynatt
  • theLEGOmantheLEGOman UKMember Posts: 1,506
    edited August 2016
    Building my own sorting machine earlier this year using ninjago blades, sortings not the easiest thing, especially when you increase the range of bricks and tiles you filter.

    I was thinking of building the sorter rather than the excavator first, however looking through the instructions, i'm not really sure how it sorts stuff, so I might just make the excavator and stick with my own sorting combo.
  • bobabricksbobabricks Vancouver, BC, CanadaMember Posts: 1,836
    edited August 2016
    @Huw do you know about how much less the part count is for the sorter? Because if it can work I may try to see if bricklinking the sorter and taking parts from my collection would be cheaper than buying the set. Obviously substituting new colors and such to make it cheaper.
  • HuwHuw Brickset Towers, Hampshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,357
    I believe around 75% of the parts are used in the sorter.

    I hope to have a review of it online later today.
    SMCkiki180703bandit778
  • tallblocktootallblocktoo CanadaMember Posts: 494
    Here is the video review for those that like to see it in action.  From Sariel's YouTube channel:
    bandit778
  • HuwHuw Brickset Towers, Hampshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,357
    An excellent video review and I'm glad to see that my conclusions were verified by Pawel.
    tallblocktoo
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