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For FREE to ALL: Exclusive Instructions for Zombie Van Build (LEGO Manager Exclusive)

samiam391samiam391 A Log Cabin in KY, United StatesMember Posts: 4,271
This isn't as exciting as the Rocket Arcade set, but I thought I'd share it regardless.

I've managed to acquire a new set of exclusive instructions. Same introduction as before:

Every year LEGO has a Brand Manager Retail Conference (with the 80 or so managers within the US) and since 2015 they've given out an exclusive minifigure and set to each of the managers.

I've managed to acquire instructions for the 2015 set. Since LEGO really deserves to be shared I thought I would share the instructions with any wonderful folks on here that would be interested in them.

I do still have somewhat of a vested interest in this set retaining some exclusivity (won't go into details on that) so there does have to be a few ground rules:
Brickset honor code... 
1. Please do NOT share the instructions with anyone outside of this forum.
2. These instructions are for the forum. Please don't take them, mass produce the set, and then sell it on eBay as an "manager exclusive". Frankly, I could have done that but I chose not to because I'd rather share it with you all!

If you are interested in the set:
Please PM and I'll then send you jpegs of the instructions and parts list.

I'll get back to you as soon as possible. If there's a delay, I haven't forgotten about you; it just means I'm busy saving animals for the time being. ;)

Thanks,
Samuel



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  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 5,938
    Is the torso the same as the Swamp Police ones from that year?
  • ecmo47ecmo47 North CarolinaMember Posts: 2,091
    Your right that it is not nearly as interesting as the arcade rocket ride bit I've got to wonder if "Zombie Apocalypse" would ever be a Lego theme.
  • Bosstone100Bosstone100 USAMember Posts: 1,403
    It'd probably be ok as long the zombies keep on eating those turkey legs exclusively. Might ruin Thanksgiving though.
  • SMCSMC UKMember Posts: 1,749
    edited March 2018
    Please not again, do we need another one of these threads at the top of the collecting topic just because another person is asking for a copy. Can you not just post the instructions in the members only area.
    BrickByBrick1265
  • dmcc0dmcc0 Nae far fae AberdeenMember Posts: 765
    samiam391 said:
    If you're not interested, no need to read it! I scroll over many threads a day that I do not care about. Scrolling 2 more centimeters down to avoid them has yet to cause me any harm. 
    What?!? You mean I don't have to read every thread?
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  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,016

    samiam391 said:
    If there's a delay, I haven't forgotten about you; it just means I'm busy saving animals for the time being. ;)

      For the time being, just to feed them to zombies when the apocalypse comes.
  • SMCSMC UKMember Posts: 1,749
    edited March 2018
    samiam391 said:
    SMC said:
    Please not again, do we need another one of these threads at the top of the collecting topic just because another person is asking for a copy. Can you not just post the instructions in the members only area.
    If you're not interested, no need to read it! I scroll over many threads a day that I do not care about. Scrolling 2 more centimeters down to avoid them has yet to cause me any harm. 
    I can pass over things I am not interested in but I find it harder to pass over ones that irk me.

    Lego gave out exclusive figures at these Manager Conferences, hang on why don't I let you explain.

    samiam391 said:
    LEGO Managers at the 2015, 2016, and 2017 LEGO Manager Conference obtained these minifigures. They are forbidden to re-sell the figures (notice "not for resale" located in the bottom right corner). However, I was lucky enough to obtain these figures through a connection of mine.
    So you sold them for:
    US $3,145.00
    US $3,051.00
    US $2,750.00

    Now I have no problem with this. Even though Lego asked people not to sell them I think once they gave them out they stop belonging to Lego and people should be free to do what they want with them, even sell them.

    My problem is with rules like these:
    samiam391 said:
    I do still have somewhat of a vested interest in this set retaining some exclusivity (won't go into details on that) so there does have to be a few ground rules:
    Brickset honor code... 
    1. Please do NOT share the instructions with anyone outside of this forum.
    2. These instructions are for the forum. Please don't take them, mass produce the set, and then sell it on eBay as an "manager exclusive". Frankly, I could have done that but I chose not to because I'd rather share it with you all!
    What you are doing is trying to control intellectual property that is not yours. You are asking people not to share them with the same honour code that Lego used to ask people not to resell them. If I asked for the instructions from you and you gave them to me wouldn't I have the same right to share them as you have to sell the mini figures?

    It is not normal to share Lego instructions in this way. When the 5004590 Bat-Pod was given as a prize lots of people wanted the instructions to try and make their own. Now it would have been in the interest of the owners to keep to set as exclusive as possible but sure enough we got the instructions posted freely for everybody.

    I would ask the mods to step in now because I don't think its right to use the forum for both trying to sell mini figures that Lego have asked not to be resold and to try and restrict to distribution of Lego intellectual property. As I explained earlier if one is the right the other would be wrong.

    @Huw, @drdavewatford, @CapnRex101 

    I would ask that you close this thread and if Sam wants to share this with the whole Lego community he can post the instructions in a new thread or if he wants to only share them with brickset members he can post them in the member only part of the forum. Lets not forget that brickset is about sharing as much as possible with the whole Lego community.
    1265
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,237
    ^ disagree, and as such I’m going to keep this thread moving with some conversation.

    ecmo47 said:
    Your right that it is not nearly as interesting as the arcade rocket ride bit I've got to wonder if "Zombie Apocalypse" would ever be a Lego theme.
    Zombies featured in Monster Fighters and a lot of CMFs so there’s clearly no problem with Zombies as content but I don’t think LEGO would do apocalypse in a theme. Maybe we’ll see a reboot of a Monster Fighters and Agents/Ultra Agents as Zombie Fighters or something with the zombie element from Monster Fighters but the tech/sci fi elements of Ultra Agents.
    SumoLego
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,016
    Yeah, the zombies in LEGO are more playful and cartoonish rather than apocalyptic and dark. It wasn't so long ago they turned down the Shaun of the Dead cuusoo set and I doubt they have changed direction since then.
     
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,016
    The arguement about whether Sam should be allowed to give them away was also done here:
     
    http://bricksetforum.com/discussion/27303/for-free-to-all-exclusive-instructions-for-rocket-ship-arcade-build-lego-manager-exclusive/p1

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  • FowlerBricksFowlerBricks USAMember Posts: 1,639
    If it's really that much of a bother, why not move this to the Free Instructions thread? 
    Fizyx
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,016
    SMC said:
    Even though Lego asked people not to sell them I think once they gave them out they stop belonging to Lego and people should be free to do what they want with them, even sell them.

    Which is exactly what ex-employees do too...

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/mrkevinhinkle/m.html?item=162954406833

    https://feedback.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewFeedback2&userid=mrkevinhinkle&ftab=AllFeedback


  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,237
    edited March 2018
    CCC said:
    Yeah, the zombies in LEGO are more playful and cartoonish rather than apocalyptic and dark. It wasn't so long ago they turned down the Shaun of the Dead cuusoo set and I doubt they have changed direction since then.
     
    Thinking about it an in house zombie theme would allow the designers a chance to put in little nods to Zombie films/tv shows - such as having a civilian with a cricket bat to defend themselves. I can’t see LEGO doing a “Down the Winchester and wait for this to blow over” set but I can see them including a character with a similarity to Shaun
  • dmcc0dmcc0 Nae far fae AberdeenMember Posts: 765
    edited March 2018
    Necro Knights - Zombie/Castle crossover theme to replace Nexo Knights?

    This thread also reminded me I hadn't got around to building (or even digging out the parts for) the Arcade Rocket.  Added to my to-do list
    Shibgmonkey76
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,237
    ^i did think the end of NK leaves a space available, didn’t think of the great name though
  • GoodCoffeeJoeyGoodCoffeeJoey Member Posts: 81
    CCC said:
    This is brickset, under no circumstances may an opportunity to beat a dead horse go to waste.
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  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,886
    @samiam391 you really need to get the instructions to me so I can make high res scans of them for you to share. For some reason the camera phone pics of the instructions stress me out =D
  • GoodCoffeeJoeyGoodCoffeeJoey Member Posts: 81
    ^ A dead horse in a "zombie thread" may be a little too on the nose, no? 
    How about: on the brickset forums users consistently provide a valuable service, where through the act of repeated bludgeoning, they remove the potential for the corpses of horses to rise again in unlife.
  • donutboydonutboy U.K.Member Posts: 716
    Whatever about all sharing or not, but the minifigure is clearly supposed Rick Grimes. Even the font on Brand Retail is really similar to the Walking Dead font on the TV show. Lego may not be selling this stuff, but who's ripping off who.
    SumoLego
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,166
    SMC said:
    I can pass over things I am not interested in but I find it harder to pass over ones that irk me.
    I see we're back to being the self-imposing Forum Police.
    samiam391 said:
    I received permission from Huw to sell the minifigures on the forum (I did ask first) as well as permission to distribute the instructions per his comment in the arcade thread which you most certainly already read. 
    I posit that this above paragraph caused a three-alarm chapped waterfowl posterior.

    I, for one, hope that this thread stays at the top - driven by members interested in getting the instructions.
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  • davetheoxygenmandavetheoxygenman Colorado, USAMember Posts: 191
    SumoLego said:

    I, for one, hope that this thread stays at the top - driven by members interested in getting the instructions.
    To keeping it at the top!!
    SumoLegogmonkey76
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,166
    donutboy said:
    Whatever about all sharing or not, but the minifigure is clearly supposed Rick Grimes. Even the font on Brand Retail is really similar to the Walking Dead font on the TV show. Lego may not be selling this stuff, but who's ripping off who.
    It's clear a homage to Walking Dead - and I definitely agree that it's approaching the line.  And another manufacturer has the license in the building block space.  But it isn't a retail set for sale.  

    Personally, I probably would have gone the 'World War Z' route, and not been so obvious.
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  • 12651265 Member Posts: 945
    edited March 2018
    @samiam391 is the Kim Kardashian of this forum.  :)
  • 12651265 Member Posts: 945
    edited March 2018
    ^ I did put a smile face....:)
  • SMCSMC UKMember Posts: 1,749
    edited March 2018
    SumoLego said:
    SMC said:
    I can pass over things I am not interested in but I find it harder to pass over ones that irk me.
    I see we're back to being the self-imposing Forum Police.
    Did you see how me and Sam had a back and forth without any name calling or unnecessary hostility.

    I wasn't going to mention it but as you have brought it up. The forum could do with a bit of tidying (moderating if you like).

    This thread is in collecting:
    http://bricksetforum.com/discussion/28250/nyc-minifig-magnet-statue-of-liberty-magnet#latest

    This thread is in Buying and selling:
    http://bricksetforum.com/discussion/28295/headed-to-london-next-week#latest

    They are both market place threads and should be moved.

    This thread and the one we are in now are in collecting:
    http://bricksetforum.com/discussion/27303/for-free-to-all-exclusive-instructions-for-rocket-ship-arcade-build-lego-manager-exclusive#latest

    But this thread which is the same is in Building and Techniques

    http://bricksetforum.com/discussion/27649/free-instructions-thread

    The forum is very messy, I could give another 20 examples of how things are in the wrong place. Moderating at its best isn't about telling people off its about helping make a site that's easy for people to use and that encourages new users. By moving threads to the correct place it makes it easier to find and insures people know where things should be placed. It also makes it fair, collecting is viewed more than all the other topics and its therefor unfair to let people post market place threads in them (even if they are helping people on the forum rather than themselves). Yes the topic names on the forum are very ambiguous but if the mods don't know where things should go what hope is there for the rest of us.

    SumoLego said:
    I, for one, hope that this thread stays at the top - driven by members interested in getting the instructions.
    And can you explain to me why this thread is more deserving to be artificially kept at the top of collecting over people that have designed their own sets and are giving instructions away for free.

  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,166
    edited March 2018
    SMC said:
    And can you explain to me why this thread is more deserving to be artificially kept at the top of collecting over people that have designed their own sets and are giving instructions away for free.
    As there are many collectors in the Forum - myself included - there is a continuing interest in exclusive or LEGO related products that are difficult to get or not readily available to the public.

    It's not any different that those that collect marketing materials, prototype pieces, employee gifts, employee minifigure businesscards, etc.

    And - which is the nice thing about an open forum - both these instructions for an internal LEGO set and instructions for MOCs are both available.  You can choose whatever you like!  (Mostly) Judgment Free!
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  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,016

    SMC said:
    The "free instructions" thread should be in building and techniques. It is mainly MOCs and so has nothing to do with collecting LEGO sets. Whereas information and the instructions about sets designed by LEGO should probably be in collecting, as they are of interest to people that collect LEGO sets.
    SMC said:

    SumoLego said:
    I, for one, hope that this thread stays at the top - driven by members interested in getting the instructions.
    And can you explain to me why this thread is more deserving to be artificially kept at the top of collecting over people that have designed their own sets and are giving instructions away for free.

    It isn't articifial if people are interested in it and post in it.  It is only artificial if the same person keeps adding BUMP to the thread without adding anything useful. Plus it is not in competition to be kept at the top, if they are in separate categories and people use the category view.

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  • Muftak1Muftak1 Somewhere cold, probably raining (aka Ireland)Member Posts: 504
    dmcc0 said:
    Some of the best threads (most interesting or entertaining) on this forum are sometimes ones that may wander off topic a little, or occasionally a lot! 
    Sausages?
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  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,886
    Bump
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  • CyberdragonCyberdragon Maryland, U.S.AMember Posts: 393
    samiam391 said:
    SMC said:
    Please not again, do we need another one of these threads at the top of the collecting topic just because another person is asking for a copy. Can you not just post the instructions in the members only area.
    The irony being by negatively commenting you bumped it up to the top of the collecting thread.

    If you're not interested, no need to read it! I scroll over many threads a day that I do not care about. Scrolling 2 more centimeters down to avoid them has yet to cause me any harm. 
    *Scrolls down two centimeters*

    Oh God, an even worse thread! Reading it burns my eyes!

    Better come back up here for safety...

    (note: no actual worse thread exists, although reading some of the posts in here did burn my eyes...)
  • Pumpkin_3CK5Pumpkin_3CK5 CaliforniaMember Posts: 768
    Would've been cool if Nexo Knights had one last season involving the undead. 
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,237
    ^ I think that would be funnier if done after a five year hiatus, so the whole theme is bought back from the dead by a Zombie wave. :-P
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  • dmcc0dmcc0 Nae far fae AberdeenMember Posts: 765
    Muftak1 said: so
    dmcc0 said:
    Some of the best threads (most interesting or entertaining) on this forum are sometimes ones that may wander off topic a little, or occasionally a lot! 
    Sausages?
    The sausage thread does mostly stay on-topic I think ;-)
  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,886
    Shib said:
    ^ I think that would be funnier if done after a five year hiatus, so the whole theme is bought back from the dead by a Zombie wave. :-P
    Wait for it...
    Lordmoral
  • LegogeekLegogeek Orange County, CaliforniaMember Posts: 711
    Politics..... BAH!!

    I want. PM sent. (^_^)
    FowlerBricks
  • RoskoboyRoskoboy Aberdeen, UKMember Posts: 128
    PM sent also

  • MegtheCatMegtheCat Houston, TXMember Posts: 497
    PM sent!
  • samiam391samiam391 A Log Cabin in KY, United StatesMember Posts: 4,271
    No instructions have been sent yet. I'm currently out of town but will try and distribute them this weekend. I will always post on the thread after I've gone through a round of distribution.

    Thanks for your patience!
    Roskoboy
  • LordmoralLordmoral Puerto RicoMember Posts: 349
    samiam391 said:
    This isn't as exciting as the Rocket Arcade set, but I thought I'd share it regardless.

    I've managed to acquire a new set of exclusive instructions. Same introduction as before:

    Every year LEGO has a Brand Manager Retail Conference (with the 80 or so managers within the US) and since 2015 they've given out an exclusive minifigure and set to each of the managers.

    I've managed to acquire instructions for the 2015 set. Since LEGO really deserves to be shared I thought I would share the instructions with any wonderful folks on here that would be interested in them.

    I do still have somewhat of a vested interest in this set retaining some exclusivity (won't go into details on that) so there does have to be a few ground rules:
    Brickset honor code... 
    1. Please do NOT share the instructions with anyone outside of this forum.
    2. These instructions are for the forum. Please don't take them, mass produce the set, and then sell it on eBay as an "manager exclusive". Frankly, I could have done that but I chose not to because I'd rather share it with you all!

    If you are interested in the set:
    Please PM and I'll then send you jpegs of the instructions and parts list.

    I'll get back to you as soon as possible. If there's a delay, I haven't forgotten about you; it just means I'm busy saving animals for the time being. ;)

    Thanks,
    Samuel



    Why Lego doesnt get into this area? Imagine the houses that could come from that line and a few extra pieces to make them whole.
  • SumoLegoSumoLego New YorkMember Posts: 12,166
    Wholesome, no military, kid-friendly, blah blah blah angry parent groups... 
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  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,237
    How about LEGO release a Zombie theme where all the vehicles are just Mad Max looking versions of past sets from in house themes - could also appeal to the diesel punk/steampunk crowd too :-P
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  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 5,938
    Shib said:
    How about LEGO release a Zombie theme where all the vehicles are just Mad Max looking versions of past sets from in house themes - could also appeal to the diesel punk/steampunk crowd too :-P
    Ninjago is basically Mad Max this summer. The giant war truck set looks amazing
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  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,237
    ^I definitely didn’t steal the idea from Ninjago...and I definitely didn’t mention steampunk because the Ninjago sky pirates wave had a distinctly steampunk style...you can prove nothing!
    MynattSumoLego
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