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Master List of Lego Production Errors

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  • BrainsluggedBrainslugged England (the grim North)Member Posts: 1,848
    I recently purchased a second set of the buildable Minions. I built the set I'd just purchased and realised that the little control panels on two of the 1x2 tiles had been updated since the instructions were made. One was also now LBG instead of DBG.

    I just opened the buildable Minions set I bought a few months ago, and that still has the original print as shown in the instructions. Below is a pic showing the old prints featured in the instructions (bottom) v the new prints (top). More silver printing on one of the tiles which is nice.


    560HeliportBumblepantsstluxgmonkey76FizyxpxchrisYellowcastleMr_CrossKungFuKenny
  • vizzitorvizzitor IrelandMember Posts: 363
    In a set with Mysterio there are always going to be a few things where you can't quite trust what you're seeing.
    Astrobricks560HeliportYellowcastlegmonkey76BumblepantsFizyxMr_CrossReesesPieces
  • YellowcastleYellowcastle Northern VirginiaAdministrator, Moderator Posts: 5,238
    I guess I now know who #2 works for.
    gmonkey76Switchfoot55Mr_Cross
  • jmeninnojmeninno The Batcave (MA)Member Posts: 942
    "WHO DOES NUMBER TWO WORK FOR?"
    gmonkey76Mr_Cross
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,442


    Looks like Rowena Ravenclaw has been at the Polyjuice Potion in the instructions for #76386
    Mr_CrossYellowcastlebandit778gmonkey76KungFuKenny
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 4,681
    I’m at the Mall of America Lego store and just noticed an error on the back of #21051. They call the Tokyo Skytree the “Tokyo Skyline”. Autocorrect error maybe?

    Just wandering Target and noticed they have corrected this :)

    Yellowcastlestluxvanvonfull
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 4,681
    Also as I searched for it, I realized this thread doesn’t seem to have anything to do with collecting. Maybe it should be under Everything Else LEGO. Mods? @Yellowcastle
  • YellowcastleYellowcastle Northern VirginiaAdministrator, Moderator Posts: 5,238
    I’m at the Mall of America Lego store and just noticed an error on the back of #21051. They call the Tokyo Skytree the “Tokyo Skyline”. Autocorrect error maybe?

    Just wandering Target and noticed they have corrected 
    Lol, they corrected the English but left the French and Spanish to fend for themselves.
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 4,681
    edited July 28
    I’m at the Mall of America Lego store and just noticed an error on the back of #21051. They call the Tokyo Skytree the “Tokyo Skyline”. Autocorrect error maybe?

    Just wandering Target and noticed they have corrected 
    Lol, they corrected the English but left the French and Spanish to fend for themselves.
    I think that’s because Tokyo Skytree is a name/brand, not a normal word like skyline. Same reason they didn’t translate Big Sight.
    vanvonfull
  • YellowcastleYellowcastle Northern VirginiaAdministrator, Moderator Posts: 5,238
    Also as I searched for it, I realized this thread doesn’t seem to have anything to do with collecting. Maybe it should be under Everything Else LEGO. Mods? @Yellowcastle
    It’s always nice to run into other obsessives. :o)

    As with most attempts at grouping, I find you always end up with a platypus.  Our categorizations here seemed pretty straightforward at Go Live but time and drift can make things more fuzzy.  Additionally, we started with an Off-Topic Ban which is why we specifically called it ‘Everything else LEGO’.

    Lastly, most topics tend to cross streams.

    • Tracking End of Life dates got marginalized with secondary market valuation and pretty soon both got sequestered to Buying and Selling and the demon thread.
    • Photography of a MOC you’d like showcased which you also ended up submitting to Ideas results in some folks posting it to 3 different places.
    • Minifiguresplus is both a retailer and forum member so their offers fall into a gray area between Shopping and Marketplace (also we have Shopping set up by region which doesn’t clearly cater to non-regional online suppliers)
    • And one can argue that every competing category really is a different aspect of Collecting.

    I don’t know if this is right or in line with the majority, but I see the categories as follows (excluding the self explanatory):
    • Collecting - Discussions on LEGO sets, themes, pieces and everything in between
    • Buying and Selling - Discussions on specific retailer questions/comments/concerns and macro level buying/selling concepts
    • Building and Techniques - Discussions on issues/advice/showcasing on building, layouts, etc
    • Shopping - Discussions on current sales, offers and availability from LEGO retailers
    • The Database - Discussions on set info, tags and any errors or omissions
    • Brickset.com - Discussions regarding issues/concerns/recommendations for the main site
    • Everything else LEGO - Discussions on LEGO other type stuff (LEGO on TV, etc)
    • Off-Topic - Discussions on Non-LEGO type stuff (Jokes, Reading, etc)
    As such, I would likely park most all of the LEGO stuff we talk about in Collecting (including production errors). :o)
    AstrobricksBumblepants560Heliportpxchris
  • YellowcastleYellowcastle Northern VirginiaAdministrator, Moderator Posts: 5,238
    This is a first for me.  Right pieces but colors not matching.

    SquirrelFromSpace
  • YellowcastleYellowcastle Northern VirginiaAdministrator, Moderator Posts: 5,238
    This is still an issue?!
    BumblepantsKungFuKenny
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 2,662
    ...Where have you been? ;)
    AstrobricksBumblepants
  • YellowcastleYellowcastle Northern VirginiaAdministrator, Moderator Posts: 5,238
    I had to see about a girl.
    560Heliportgmonkey76FizyxKungFuKenny
  • YellowcastleYellowcastle Northern VirginiaAdministrator, Moderator Posts: 5,238
    To be clear, there’s a lot to like about said posts.  They’re insightful while still being endearing, all with a soupçon of levity and wit.  And it was a single, poignant wow for which I was supplementing an obvious bumblepants like that had simply gotten misplaced during the great LAAT SPLAT of 2021.
    Bumblepantsgmonkey76KungFuKenny
  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 3,081
    ^ You keep on telling yourself that... we know the truth. :-)
    560HeliportBumblepantsYellowcastlegmonkey76davetheoxygenman
  • YellowcastleYellowcastle Northern VirginiaAdministrator, Moderator Posts: 5,238
    #laatsplat

    I want this to be a thing, lol.
    gmonkey76
  • SquirrelFromSpaceSquirrelFromSpace The MoonMember Posts: 47
    This is a first for me.  Right pieces but colors not matching.

    Yeah. Unfortunately, LEGO seems to be having some trouble keeping certain colors consistent. I've read about some other users having some trouble with that around Brickset. 
    Also, is it just me, or do sets with certain grey bricks have either lighter or darker shades?
  • PDelahantyPDelahanty Northern CaliforniaMember Posts: 103
    Just be glad your Dark Red bricks aren't brittle.
    gmonkey76KungFuKennyiwybs
  • YellowcastleYellowcastle Northern VirginiaAdministrator, Moderator Posts: 5,238
    Oh, I have plenty of those but from more than a decade ago.
    gmonkey76
  • SquirrelFromSpaceSquirrelFromSpace The MoonMember Posts: 47
    I got the NES set and it was missing some pieces...
    Hoping the replacements arrive soon.
  • ProtProt Member Posts: 22
    I found an error in 8075, more of a design change.
    check the pillar connecting the loading platform with the rest of the ship.

    Now check the instructions for that part.

    It is clearly quite different, I think changes have been made for structural integrity.






    Bumblepants
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 2,662
    The structure is rotated 180° between the two images. 
    Astrobricks
  • ProtProt Member Posts: 22
    check, but the build is significantly different as well, it looks like there is a stack of 3 (maybe2) of the lime cylinder pieces. Also, ther are three DBG bricks on top of the sloped pieces instead of 2 with plates.
    560Heliport
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 4,681
    The only thing I can clearly discern from the above images is that the instructions show the click hinges underneath the wedge plates instead of on top directly under the double roof slopes. The rest of the pillar is too hidden in the upper image.
    CCC560Heliport
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 2,662
    I'm going to have to look at mine when I get home! I don't remember any discrepancy.
  • ProtProt Member Posts: 22
    Check the image on the back of the box!
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 2,662
    Prot said:
    Check the image on the back of the box!
    Ha! The box is long gone. I'm not sure where the instructions are at the moment. But my model matches your image of step 15. 
  • mustang69mustang69 North CarolinaMember Posts: 539
    Just saw this while rebuilding the Disney castle  #71040 after cleaning it. Step 558 doesnt include the 1x2 plates with the rails but it clearly shows them being added in that step. They are part of the next step.

    Switchfoot55Astrobricksgmonkey76
  • rd1899rd1899 U.S.A.Member Posts: 186
    edited November 27
    In the 1980s (at least), some instructions came with black-and-white inserts that had updated instruction steps.
    For example, my #6987 Message Intercept Base booklet (numbered 120658) had a half-page insert (numbered 120705) that corrected an error in Step 15, which originally omitted a sub-build.

    (For those who want a closer look, Peeron has scans of the same booklet version and insert.)
    A double-sided insert (numbered 120648) was also included in some #6062 Battering Ram sets.  That insert had four updated steps.

    These steps were incorporated into a later printing of the instructions (numbered 120649).  I'm not sure what the issues were with the original four steps, as I only have the corrected version of the full-color instructions, which is also the version available via Peeron.
    The above inserts from #6062 and #6987 are the only instances that I'm aware of, though I'm sure there were others, so if you know of any, please post them.  I'm also curious if there was ever an updated printing of the #6987 booklet.
    WesterBricksBrickfan50Bumblepantspvp3020
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 2,662
    edited November 27
    I'm not at home, so I can't post pictures tonight, but two that come to mind are #6982 Explorien Starship and #6765 Gold City Junction. Each had a full color insert that showed a correction. For #6765, it was an improcement to the "exploding" feature of the wagon. For #6982, it added a 2x2 plate to the bottoms of the ends of the hinged arms, one of which had a magnet and the other the transparent red and blue radar dishes.
    I'll need to look at my booklet for #6987 and see what version I have.
    rd1899
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