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Gruesome Lego War Wounds

Postby Scratch » Sat Jan 11, 2014 4:41 am

So, I was re-vaming one of my older (5 years without a costume change) figures, and as I tried to switch out the arm, and this happened...

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Shattered like a glass bottle, I had to X-acto the nub off before the torso was usable.

How common is this type of extreme breakage?
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Re: Gruesome Lego War Wounds

Postby Maverick » Sat Jan 11, 2014 5:39 am

Never seen it before. How old is that fig/how much has it been used.
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Re: Gruesome Lego War Wounds

Postby Gungnir » Sat Jan 11, 2014 6:04 am

Wow. The worst I get are cracks around the wrist holes. But only on really old figs, and never to that extent.
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Re: Gruesome Lego War Wounds

Postby Quantumsurfer » Sat Jan 11, 2014 7:16 am

Yeah, I've never seen anything like that ever.
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Re: Gruesome Lego War Wounds

Postby stubby » Sat Jan 11, 2014 9:19 am

Certain kinds of cleaning solutions will cause Lego to get brittle like this. Otherwise I don't know. Was the arm older than the rest of the figure?
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Re: Gruesome Lego War Wounds

Postby Tzan » Sat Jan 11, 2014 11:14 am

Scratch wrote:Gruesome Lego War Wounds


Oh god!
I think I'm going to puke!

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Re: Gruesome Lego War Wounds

Postby motorhead fan » Sat Jan 11, 2014 3:14 pm

this is injury on a whole new scale! the worst i've ever had are cracked backs and wrists! BLIMEY!!!!
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Re: Gruesome Lego War Wounds

Postby Insert_blank » Sat Jan 11, 2014 6:59 pm

Absolutely disgusting. You should have warned us how graphic the image was going to be.
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Re: Gruesome Lego War Wounds

Postby mgb519 » Sun Jan 12, 2014 12:43 am

I've seen it. Course, it was only two minifigs, and they're both long gone.
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Re: Gruesome Lego War Wounds

Postby Timedude » Sun Jan 12, 2014 12:35 pm

I've never seen an arm crack like that, but I have seen hands crack both at the wrist and because of overstressing the "grippy" parts.
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Re: Gruesome Lego War Wounds

Postby Scratch » Sun Jan 12, 2014 2:27 pm

Yeah, I don't know how the fuck this happened, the fig was old and I don't know the age of the arm, but I haven't used any cleaner fluids on lego.
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Re: Gruesome Lego War Wounds

Postby loafofcheese » Sun Jan 12, 2014 7:45 pm

I had one where the joint was stuck inside the torso and the rest of the arm was broken clean off
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Re: Gruesome Lego War Wounds

Postby Ben-Jammin » Mon Jan 13, 2014 2:22 pm

I've never seen that happen before, though I could see it happening if the arm was already cracked or damaged in some way.
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Re: Gruesome Lego War Wounds

Postby Insert_blank » Tue Jan 14, 2014 5:36 am

I have some clone troops from 2002 that have really bad torso cracks and I think a few have lost pieces off their arms. After 10 years and heavy play they seem to finally break down. Don't have any pics unfortunately.
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Re: Gruesome Lego War Wounds

Postby SnakeMittens » Wed Jan 15, 2014 5:42 pm

I have two construction minifigs from that big box of City minifigs that Lego used to sell. When trying to switch out arms, the arms just broke off on both of them. I then stopped trying to switch out arms :rtfm:.

The thing is, the minifigs weren't even that old.
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