How often do you encounter Lego elements when you take apart a set or break down a MOC which you are unable to separate?
I have encounters this problem now a number of times, and I thought this issue merits a new topic, as it is not necessarily the same problem for which this topic was created:http://www.bricksetforum.com/discussion/1694/how-often-are-you-missing-a-piece-discover-a-broken-piece-have-a-quality-issue/p1
I did notice that this problem often occurs between ABS and polycarbonate (transparent) Lego elements, though I have also encountered this problem with elements which to my knowledge are both made from ABS.
This topic addresses specifically polycarbonate and its adverse effects on ABS elements:http://www.bricksetforum.com/discussion/21231/question-about-polycarbonate
This weekend I built this set: Starblaster Showdown #76019
Now I want to take it apart but there are two elements from the smaller 'bad guy' Sakaaran space ship that I am absolutely unable to to separate. These are the two elements:
- lampholder (black) element nr.: 4632571http://brickset.com/parts/4632571
- Couple W. 3.2 Stick, Tr.Red element nr.: 4497943http://brickset.com/parts/4497943
There is NO WAY I can separate these two elements. Of both elements there are two in the set which you all attach in the same way. None of these elements will come loose. I cannot pull and pry them loose with my fingers, and neither can i push them out using this element also included in this set: 3 M.Arch W.Knob And Shaft (diameter) 3.2 element nr. 4520320http://brickset.com/parts/4520320
I have other sets with which I have the same problems but with other elements. (I will post these later; I have to look up the sets and element numbers)
How often have you encounters such problems? And if so, have you found a solution to solve this problem? Or have you contacted TLG about it?
Please share your inseparable brick issues and experiences on this thread.