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  1. Kalahari134

    Printing and laser cutting replacement cloth sails

    I don't want all of that scrawled all over my sails. The originals have "&copy LEGO" which is discrete. The replicas are not marked as being from LEGO and the slight blackening of the edges should identify that they have been laser cut. If someone mis-sells something to you then you claim a refund. There will be plenty of people around who want to complete a set for its own sake and won't mind whether it is 100% original. They would've gone to the secondhand market in the past when they had no other choice (you can't just miss out on the sails they are one of the biggest bits of the ships) but now can take their trade elsewhere reducing the demand. Cafe Corner has plenty of rare or uncommon piece/colour combinations so to save money when Bricklinking I substitute them (or even redesign bits of it to suit my own preferences). When I get around to rebuilding my 6271 I shall not hesitate to do the same where parts have broken or yellowed and replacements are scarce.
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    Printing and laser cutting replacement cloth sails

    I'm afraid that it is you who has made the logical error. Hitherto, two groups of people were buying the original sails: purists and non-purists. With these new sails, the non-purists now have an alternative source and will buy fewer of the original sails, reducing the demand for them and therefore reduce the price.
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    Printing and laser cutting replacement cloth sails

    Yellow fabric was what was on the original, white is what I would like. I'll send an email shortly.
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    Printing and laser cutting replacement cloth sails

    I wonder if you'd consider doing the cloth canopies used on the fairground carousel but in white instead of the yellow they are supplied in. I'm planning on rebuilding a carousel to match the colour scheme of the roller coaster.
  5. I find the easiest way to deal with the space issue is to put up a new shelf. I haven't run out so far.
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    Lego vs Zuru

    The smartphone case isn't trying to be a substitute for the phone though. Unlike "these bricks are cheaper but work almost as well".
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    Winter Village Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    I'm guessing that they show "sold out" rather than "back order" so that people don't expect them back in stock before Christmas.
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    Winter Village Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    It doesn't have a "retiring soon" tag so will probably be back in stock but not in time for Christmas.
  9. Kalahari134

    Are the Creator Expert trains finished?

    Regarding My Own Train, what really made things inefficient was the sheer number of sets on offer. Five different vehicles, two types of locomotive, five different colour packs (did they really need brown or dark grey?), and a tender. You can't get economies of scale that way, retailers also disliked the complexity of the locomotive products. I think that slimming it down to a more manageable range such as one or two types of wagons in production at any one time, with new designs every few years, plus one or two locomotive designs, again with new designs every few years would make it more viable. Perhaps the Creator 3in1 concept could be used to stop locos being too region-specific and provide reasons to buy multiple copies. It's worth remembering that the thing that puts retailers off large, high value sets (not just trains) is that they occupy large amounts of shelf space and are slow to shift. This is unlike your police sets I wonder if bundling could be a solution. There would be separate boxes for the locomotive, wagons and a track pack and they could be sold individually or strapped together as a bundle for sale at a price less than the sum of the individual sets. I think it's been done elsewhere in City. Regarding Creator Expert trains, I'll go out on a limb and say I don't really want any. I'd rather MOC trains that are more relevant to me. What I would prefer is for LEGO to produce trains both through the City line and ideally through the normal Creator line so as to provide me with a ready supply of parts as well as introducing more children to LEGO trains (on them, the future depends). If these sets could include train windows then that would be great.
  10. Kalahari134

    Chances of an Emerald Night re-release?

    Many thanks
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    Chances of an Emerald Night re-release?

    Have you close-ups of those windows?
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    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    A service lift in a hotel or a lift in a hospital (large enough to fit a trolley and porter) would be great.
  13. Kalahari134

    10264 Corner Garage

    Brit here, I quite like it so it's not just Americans. A few things I would change of course: it needs to be bigger (looks like another corner Modular I'll be buying two sets of to expand), those joins need concealing (any bright ideas, anyone?), the bog needs a seat, and I'll need to tile the ground floor. Overall, I love it though! Having a full apartment is great as it saves me having to mod one and the garage is much better incorporated than I was expecting. Might even buy a third set purely for the parts as I've no TH or GE (yet!)
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    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    Because Lego would have nothing to gain from keeping quiet if it was a re-release. They'd be better off revealing early to knobble the Chinese firm.
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    Modular Building Sets - Rumours and Discussion

    I think that 4999 was manufactured especially for Vestas' employees.