danth

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  1. danth

    2024 Space sets

    https://www.thebrickfan.com/lego-micro-rocket-launchpad-40712-gwp-sold-out-for-general-release/
  2. danth

    2024 Space sets

    I bought the space cab and built it, and really liked it as a cab, and didn't bother to open the bag with the white wheels. I have plans for an Ice Planet MOC which will use those. Don't click if you're tired of the sticker/print discussion:
  3. danth

    2024 Space sets

    I will say that yeah, it's gotta be easier to print on round tiles because you don't have to align them in three dimensions but that's not a storage/tracking issue. And yeah, maybe if you print on the same parts in the same color, it's easier to do all the prints at once straight from the mold and them drop them all into the same bag. That's probably why, for example, we got multiple prints on white 2x2 tiles in the Galaxy Explorer. Being smart about color/part choices to enable more prints? Great, do it. But running out of bins is a non issue. Even ignoring prints, you're going to run out of bins, and that's when you put all your parts into a bag and then get your bins back.
  4. danth

    2024 Space sets

    Parts going into bins isn't the problem, running out of bins is the problem. Once you put parts into a bag you get the bins back. This is why Lego bags have smaller inner bags. Really, the whole "bin" excuse is a farce.
  5. danth

    2024 Space sets

    We were talking about the logistics of tracking/storing individual pieces. Not the process of getting them into a bag. They already get all parts into bags; it's a solved problem. I'm just saying, use that same ability to put related sets of prints into one bag and track/store them together.
  6. danth

    2024 Space sets

    It's a meaning less distinction. Once you have parts in a bag, you can track and store the bag as a unit. Sure, depending on the what parts are printed and how, there might be a step before bagging where the parts have to be in separate bins (although I'm not even sure that's required), but that's only until they're bagged. Lego doesn't make every set and every part all at once. They make some at a time. Once parts for a set are in bags/boxes, the bins are free to store other parts.
  7. danth

    2024 Space sets

    Why? They are going to end up in the same bag regardless. We already have smaller bags within larger bags. A set of printed parts in one bag makes absolute sense. We already get that with things like spider web elements. Or sticker sheets. Or large parts not in bags. I absolutely do if it means all printed parts. I want the people that own Lego to be slightly less rich instead.
  8. danth

    2024 Space sets

    They do it for randomly shaped parts too. https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?P=36083#T=C The bags in each Lego set are tracked/stored during the manufacturing process. They all have numbers and QR codes on them. People are really bending over backwards to deny the obvious here... When you buy Lego sets, are you getting empty boxes, or boxes with random bags? No? Then those bags were stored and tracked as bags, with mixed printed and unprinted parts inside.
  9. danth

    2024 Space sets

    Almost every set ever released has bags with mixed parts so I'm not sure why you would say that.
  10. danth

    New VIP system

    Yeah no thanks. Last time I tried to get a problem solved by TLG customer support I got disconnected twice and it took hours and in they end they couldn't fix the issue without me creating a new account. Not worth the frustration which is the whole point.
  11. danth

    New VIP system

    Weird, is that a thing? This was an official Lego store in a mall, which I thought were all operated by Lego.
  12. danth

    2024 Space sets

    One thing to remember is that every bag of Lego bricks is a bag of arbitrary parts (possibly with different prints). They even do bags within bags to reduce the need to store parts individually throughout the manufacturing process.
  13. danth

    2024 Space sets

    https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?P=77486&idColor=1#T=C&C=1
  14. danth

    2024 Space sets

    They can put as many printed parts as they want into one bag and store/track it as if it were a sticker sheet. They've already done that in some cases. So yeah, designers have said it's about storage/tracking logistics, but it seems to be a PR-crafted excuse.
  15. danth

    [MOC] Frost Driller

    Awesome! Very pleasing colors.