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Creator box change

JodyJody Member Posts: 104
Is anyone else annoyed they stopped putting the parts list on the outside of the creator boxes? That was a great feature, and I don't get why they got rid of it.


  • akunthitaakunthita Member Posts: 1,038

    Which sets are you referring to? The new LEGO Creator Assembly Square definitely has the parts on the outside, and that's a 2017 set.

  • JodyJody Member Posts: 104
    #31060 Airshow Aces, #31062 Robo Explorer #31058 Mighty Dinosaurs all no longer have the lists on them. I can't remember if #31059 Sunset Street Bike had it or not.
  • blogzillyblogzilly Member Posts: 598
    I do love the design stripe though. Its gorgeous.
  • flordflord Member Posts: 797
    I thought it was just models with the "Experts" tag that showed the contents on the side.
  • MynattMynatt Member Posts: 629
    Either way, you are able to see what parts are in which sets on brickset, or at least until the parts list become available. 
  • JodyJody Member Posts: 104
    flord said:
    I thought it was just models with the "Experts" tag that showed the contents on the side.
    All of the 3 in 1's had it. I was just handy instead of having to pull my phone out in the store and be a dork looking it up.
  • ShibShib Member Posts: 5,459
    I suspect the change is probably the result of consumer testing. I imagine most kids and parents would barely take much notice of that sort of thing.

    Obviously I can't speak for all AFOLs but I'm more likely to look at inventories online than in a shop as online inventories are easier to compare parts to rarity and parts owned etc. Also I'm the level of nerd that I don't give a damn about what random people in a shop think of my buying habits (and as most shops I tend to buy LEGO from these days have free wifi) I have no problem using my phone to check details if I really want to, though generally it's prices I'm checking not pieces ;-)
  • catwranglercatwrangler Member Posts: 1,894
    What do those boxes use the space for instead? Since the ones you mention are all smaller boxes, I wonder if space on the sides of the boxes was at a premium for displaying other info...
  • blogzillyblogzilly Member Posts: 598
    The best thing they were for in my opinion was for when I bought used stuff. I org the parts and check off each one I count on the package. Saves me from printing a couple of pages of color dense pages on my printer and using precious, overpriced ink from my cartridges! :)
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