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Treads--Where to get them

Postby Silent-sigfig » Sat Aug 10, 2013 3:10 pm

What's a g old source of treads at a good price? The new tank droids only have 1/3 of the amount that I'd like each
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Re: Treads--Where to get them

Postby Silverdream » Sat Aug 10, 2013 7:03 pm

This guy who makes tank kits is looking to manufacture lego compatible ABS treads. I think it's called world war brick.
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Re: Treads--Where to get them

Postby ikensall » Sun Aug 11, 2013 3:35 am

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bri ... r-the-lego
I think you mean this guy, as silver said, he's the same one as sells all those "homegrown" WWII lego kits.
His Flickr stream; http://www.flickr.com/photos/screamingforvengeance/

p.s- Knowing the nature of these custom pieces, you might find it cheaper to get some traditional lego treads from ebay, I remember seeing some selling quite cheaply there.
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Re: Treads--Where to get them

Postby tahthing » Thu Aug 22, 2013 7:02 pm

Those tracks are a spot expensive.
Ebay and Bricklink are a good source that i've used in the past.

I have a lot of these;
http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=57518 (£0.10pp)
from technic sets, they are a bit big for all but the largest vehicles though.

These hit the sweet spot for me;
http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=3873 (£0.07pp)
but only have a few

these are a bit thin but can be doubled up to good effect; (£0.05pp)
http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=3711
[prices are listed as the lowest price with decent stocks, prices vary by colour]


I'm tempted to buy a bunch of tracks and get back into building, make some tanks or something.
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Re: Treads--Where to get them

Postby lorbaat » Fri Aug 23, 2013 2:36 pm

I was fishing around in my main Lego collection and I came across an unopened Parts Service Pack of links.

So I guess the answer to where to get treads is "in my old Lego."

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Re: Treads--Where to get them

Postby pkbrennan » Thu Dec 12, 2013 2:46 pm

Funnily enough I started another thread about treads here about http://www.altbricks.com tank treads:

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They do look interesting for larger tanks...
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Re: Treads--Where to get them

Postby dilanski » Thu Dec 12, 2013 3:57 pm

tahthing wrote:I have a lot of these;
http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=57518 (£0.10pp)
from technic sets, they are a bit big for all but the largest vehicles though.


Tahthing, quoting prices in Sterling, now this is a worrying development.

But he is completely right, bricklink is the only place to get any amount of technic treads at a reasonable price. Unless you have to pay some import hefty on them, do look at other vendors that ship internationally, I got mine from Germany for cheaper than the UK vendors would do them for, even across the channel shipping was negligible.
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Re: Treads--Where to get them

Postby pkbrennan » Thu Dec 12, 2013 4:09 pm

In the UK, if it works out at under £45 you do not pay import duties for them.

If it is bought in the EU you do not pay import duties for them at all, as you would have paid VAT in the country of origin. As we currently have one of the highest rates of VAT (20%) in the EU, this can work out advantageously for us Brits.

So £15 worth of tracks ($20) wouldn't incur me any import duties from Asia.
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