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Disappointing Builds

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  • mattheww888mattheww888 Member Posts: 87
    edited April 2012
    Yep, same thing happened to me, although I had completed the build and was just trying to relocate the model to a different room. I was still discovering missing pieces from that disaster over a year later...



    Almost made you wanna cry, didn't it?
  • pvancil27pvancil27 Member Posts: 588
    Only one I dropped was building my UCS AT-ST, thankfully it was only about two feet and only about twenty minutes of "repair" work Not including the 10 minutes of swearing and crying.
  • HoltonHolton Member Posts: 4
    My most disappointing build was the 8088 ARC-170 Starfighter. My own fault, I guess, as I'd just built the 9493 X-wing Starfighter and it was a very similar build.

    (and, of course, don't forget the stickers on that pair - sheesh!)
  • mattheww888mattheww888 Member Posts: 87
    Not including the 10 minutes of swearing and crying.
    I think for me it was just sudden silence (or so the family members in the house at the time tell me). It was *SMASH* and....dead quiet.

    The true character of a man shows when his Legos crash into a solid object.
  • samiam391samiam391 A Log Cabin in KY, United StatesMember Posts: 4,253

    The true character of a man shows when his Legos crash into a solid object.
    And usually when that happens, it's not very pretty. ;-)

  • GalactusGalactus NLMember Posts: 255
    I thought I´d make a reference to this thread here, because it´s about what order to build modulars in with respect to disappointment in the build.
    http://www.bricksetforum.com/discussion/4090/what-order-to-build-modulars-in
  • CapnRex101CapnRex101 United KingdomAdministrator Posts: 2,271
    I find the builds when you are constructing on a baseplate quite dull usually, I prefer making vehicles personally as they tend to be more interesting shapes.
  • lulwutlulwut Member Posts: 416
    Did anyone else find the finished build of the ARC-170 from set 8088 to just be terrible in general? The wing sags and the lower s-foils droop while in locked position.
  • PepperPepper Wisconsin, USAMember Posts: 91
    I don't think that I've had very many disappointing builds, the worst has been the legs of the (semi)new AT-TE and the AT-OT. Those legs were not fun, but the completed build, especially of the AT-TE, is quite worth it. I don't particularly like large Technic constructed bits, so didn't like build of the pick-up mechanism of the Republic Dropship either. Also, the builds of the newer SW BPs aren't that great, but who cares, I buy those for the figs anyway. :P

    On the subject of breaking your sets by accident, back when I got my 4504 for Christmas when I was like 10, I broke it in half trying to fly it from both edges and dropped it down the stairs. I don't recall being mad, more just sad that it broke.

    @lulwut, I actually liked the ARC-170, but I
  • PepperPepper Wisconsin, USAMember Posts: 91
    I don't think that I've had very many disappointing builds, the worst has been the legs of the (semi)new AT-TE and AT-OT. I didn't really enjoy the Technic section of the Republic Dropship either. The SW BPs don't have good builds, but at least they have great figs!

    In regard to breaking sets by accident, I think that my 4504 is prone to accidents. Shortly after I got it, 9 or 10 year old me was trying to fly it around the house... by the edges... and I broke it in half and dropped it down the stairs. And then later, I had it on the floor in the living room for some reason, and my mom accidently kicked it.
  • weinnerweinner Banned Posts: 148
    Falling waters was kind of disappointing seeing the end product. They really should have made the house a different color than the surrounding landscape. Actually as I sit here looking at it it makes me angry because it doesn't take a rocket scientist to tell it just doesn't look right. I plan on changing it myself.
  • HoltonHolton Member Posts: 4
    Did anyone else find the finished build of the ARC-170 from set 8088 to just be terrible in general? The wing sags and the lower s-foils droop while in locked position.
    Yes - really disappointed with the end result as well as the build. Gaps around the cockpits, had massive issues with bubbling with the cockpit stickers, nose cone stickers not reversed, loose rear guns... not to mention inconsistincies between the instructions for the wing mechanisms and the official pictures of them.

    However, my biggest issue overall was as you mentioned. I added an extra Technic pin to the wing mechanism that I looped the band around. It keeps the lower s-foils flush (but the wings still sag). I hated doing it - I'm a build purist at heart - but I couldn't stand looking at them.
  • llanowarsoldierllanowarsoldier Ohio USAMember Posts: 357
    The Marina from last years Harbor set's was very dull to build. 1st it is waaaay over priced and 2nd just too quick to build.

    When I buy a $50 set I want it to take about an hour to build and not 20mins as it took me. Whoever designed that set was just lazy.
  • mattheww888mattheww888 Member Posts: 87
    @llanowarsoldier,
    You paid $50 for 4644 Marina when people on Bricklink are selling it for 1/2 that? $50 for 294 piece set? Should've paid $30 or less for it.
  • weinnerweinner Banned Posts: 148
    Wow fifty bucks for that, I'd be disappointed to.
  • ErnstErnst Member Posts: 133
    The castle from Knights' Kingdom I, 6098 was disappointing. Looks great on the box but when you look at it good a bad Castle. See me review there.

    http://www.brickset.com/detail/?Set=6098-1
  • KulshanGirlKulshanGirl Member Posts: 67
    Just built Maersk Train and it is now at the top of the list for irritating builds. Worst. Stickers. EVAR! Stickers that go across many bricks? Really? I don't know whether to take this sucker apart and banish it into the bucket (the blue IS pretty!) or get rid of it cheap on Craigslist as I won't be building it again. I love ALL kinds of builds, all sizes and themes and I was so looking forward to this one. Even with the stickers aside, it was meh. Dangit!

    *dramatic swoon* Helms Deep better get here quick. Hehe.
  • mikersoftmikersoft Member Posts: 57
    ^ ...and it's fragile too! I keep seeing missing parts & blaming my kids, but every time I pick it up, something seems to fall off.
  • Gavin83Gavin83 Member Posts: 251
    I was a little disappointed with the GE build. It's just so repetitive. The top two floors are basically identical and the brickwork on the ground floor was boring. However the finished model is gorgeous.
  • BumblepantsBumblepants Sofia BG/Dallas TXMember Posts: 5,770
    @KulshanGirl, if you want to get rid of it cheap I will be happy to pay a cheap price for it! :)
  • mressinmressin Lego City... erm LondonMember Posts: 843
    Today's Sun Destroyer (pun, haha) left me distinctly underwhelmed. Only a very superficial similarity with the movie ship.
  • ereiamjhereiamjh Member Posts: 182
    ^ I must admit, I'm wondering where the bottom half of the Star Destroyer is.
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