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Fariground Mixer thoughts

So I finished the Fairground Mixer earlier tonight, wondering why Lego went with trans orange 1x2 plates & 1x1 round tiles for the obviously red "arm" of the ride itself, rather than...uh, TRANS RED.

Also, who else had a ton of leftover pieces? It's commonplace to have a few,  but I had half a cereal bowl left & some were pieces you wouldn't think would be left over.


  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Member Posts: 5,478
    Were there a lot of extras from one bag, or were they spread out over all bags? If the former, maybe you missed something in the instructions?
  • ecmo47ecmo47 Member Posts: 2,101
    Really only two answers. You built it wrong or the parts genie was extra generous! 
  • piratemania7piratemania7 Member Posts: 2,146
    It could have been something where they had a ton of trans orange left over and they wouldn’t have to produce net new bricks for this set. But who knows really...
  • mustang69mustang69 Member Posts: 544
    As far as the trans-orange vs trans-red, from what little research I could do it looks like the only trans-red bricks were produced between 2005 and 2007 and only appearing in two technic sets (#8653 & #8145). So most likely TLG just didnt want to spend the money producing this part again for just this set and just used something that was close that was already being made. I could be wrong about all this so take from it what you will.
  • bandit778bandit778 Member Posts: 2,379
    According to the Bricklink inventory there should be 54 extra parts left after building the set.

    Link above so you can check them off with what you had left.
  • CyberdragonCyberdragon Member Posts: 550
    Are you sure you built it right? There are 7 (and two spare) trans-red 1x1 round tiles. The 1x2 plates are orange though which is wierd.
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