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6 replies to this topic  – Started by Heeck , Jul 08 2005 01:15 AM

#1 Heeck

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Posted 08 July 2005 - 01:15 AM

I've just obtained my Rock Island Refuge in the mail, and have opened and built it. However, I've run across a problem. The riggings, that attach to the sides of the island, they are supposed to attach to the clips at the top of the fort and at the bottom of the baseplate. Unfortunately, when I attach the rigging to both clips, the structure begins to fall. yet when I only attach it to the bottom clips, it sways in the air, and looks out of place. Is this a common problem? If so, how can I fix it? Or is this a defect with my set? Thanks for any help provided.

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Posted 08 July 2005 - 03:19 AM

I'm not sure, no one who reviewed it on Brickset.com said anything, you should ask phes.

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Posted 08 July 2005 - 05:25 AM

Oh dear!  What have you done wrong?  Do you have pictures?  That would make things a lot easier than trying to guess.  Mine built fine the first time - just in case you wanted to know!

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Posted 08 July 2005 - 04:19 PM

Well, I wasn't short a piece, and I look over each page of the instructions multiple times to make sure I didn't miss anything. The structure looks fine as can be, and matches the instructions. It's just the one side that does this. The other side is perfectly fine. And no, I haven't a picture. It's not that big of a deal, I'm just simply curious. Could one of the riggings be shorter than the other? Thanks for any help you can provide me with!

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Posted 08 July 2005 - 04:22 PM

I meant can you take pictures as in photos of the pieces you're having trouble with...

Its easier to look at what you're doing rather than imagine.  Imagining might lead to imagining the right thing.

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Posted 08 July 2005 - 06:02 PM

Actually, there were already links to pictures in my first post. The words "riggings" and "clips" were underlined and link to a picture of the pieces.

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Posted 09 July 2005 - 05:38 AM

AAAAAAAARG!!!  Yes I looked at those.  They're pictures at Peeron.com

I meant pictures of YOUR Rock Island Refuge.  Specifically pictures of the area(s) you're having trouble with.  Then what I'll do is look at these pictures to see what you've done, then compare it with my Rock Island Refuge.  Much faster way of solving the problem since I can't actually see what you've been doing.

My first thought is:  Have you got the top and bottom clips aligned?  If they're one stud aschew you're gonna have problems.




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