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Has this ever happened to you?

Post by hatcher » Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:48 am

So the other day I cracked open Jabba's Palace. I got my camera out, and started putting it together, documenting it as I went. This is one of the few Star Wars sets that I decided to buy because even though it was a rediculous price, its a great set.

So anyway, I finish putting it together, and my kids want to play with it. So I tell them to be very careful with it as I plan to display it.

After they are done playing, I make sure all the parts are there, and take it down to my office. I leave it on a shelf and come back to it yesterday. I go to move it to its permanent spot and discover the Princess Leia figure is gone. I spent the better part of an hour looking for it, no luck. I figure it either fell off somewhere between the place I put it together and my office, or it fell off somewhere in my office (which is way overloaded with stuff). That figure was the one I wanted the most. ARGH!!!!! Wish me luck trying to find something that small.
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Post by legohunter » Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:40 pm

Has she been carbonite-frozen? Or hiding inside the month of Rancor? Or lining up at your Desert Skiff (may mix up with the bounty hunters)?

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Post by hatcher » Wed Apr 10, 2013 5:10 pm

I suspect she's inside the sarlaac.
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Post by Brick & Blue » Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:38 pm

She's on my bed...

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Post by legogod » Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:17 am

"Princess Leia where are you tonight?" - Blink 182

I would take the day off of work. If that isn't possible go ahead and quit your job. She needs to be found now. I hate it when I misplace things. Even my son's Duplo bucket says there are 31 pieces in it. I count them when I put them back inside. Even one of his missing pieces throws me for a loop and I don't need that.

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Post by hatcher » Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:42 pm

Brick & Blue wrote:She's on my bed...
Oh don't let Han hear you say that. He shoots first you know.
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Post by Brick & Blue » Thu Apr 11, 2013 5:09 pm

hatcher wrote:
Brick & Blue wrote:She's on my bed...
Oh don't let Han hear you say that. He shoots first you know.
I know... Leia told me. ;)

(Last post before he gets banned.) :lol:

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Post by dulait » Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:09 pm

Did you mean Boushh or Leia as a slave?
Boushh:
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Princess Leia (Jabba Slave) in the old 4480 Palace set or old 6210 Jabba's Sail Barge set.
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This new one do not have the Princess as a slave, the comming soon 75020 will.
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Post by hatcher » Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:24 pm

Boushh.
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Post by legohunter » Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:43 pm

Haven't found the princess yet?

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Post by hatcher » Fri Apr 12, 2013 2:33 pm

Still no sign of her.
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Post by skeet318 » Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:35 pm

Replacing Leia

1. Google Lego Jabba Palace set instructions. Find out which bag Leia is in.

2. Go 2 store with wife. Find set. Open box. Find numbered bag with Leia. Put it In wife's handbag.

Not funny. I bought Quinjet Aerial Battle a couple months ago. pened it up Bag 1 gone. Im guessing with the wife and Google...Who knows.....got a refund.

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Post by Brick & Blue » Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:42 am

skeet318 wrote:Replacing Leia

1. Google Lego Jabba Palace set instructions. Find out which bag Leia is in.

2. Go 2 store with wife. Find set. Open box. Find numbered bag with Leia. Put it In wife's handbag.

Not funny. I bought Quinjet Aerial Battle a couple months ago. pened it up Bag 1 gone. Im guessing with the wife and Google...Who knows.....got a refund.

This is why I only buy online now. I got sick of having to remember to check every taped corner so I know everything is fine online, plus the deals are better. LEGO really needs to o back to gluing boxes.

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Post by dr_spock » Sat Apr 13, 2013 8:45 am

I have her locked up in my minifig shoebox. :-D You can always BrickLink another one of her. I hate losing minifigs.

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Post by hatcher » Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:18 am

No doubt that as soon as I buy a replacement for her off bricklink, she'll turn up in a shoe or something. Hmm, (off to check shoes).
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Post by dulait » Sat Apr 13, 2013 10:46 am

Brick & Blue wrote:
skeet318 wrote:Replacing Leia

1. Google Lego Jabba Palace set instructions. Find out which bag Leia is in.

2. Go 2 store with wife. Find set. Open box. Find numbered bag with Leia. Put it In wife's handbag.

Not funny. I bought Quinjet Aerial Battle a couple months ago. pened it up Bag 1 gone. Im guessing with the wife and Google...Who knows.....got a refund.

This is why I only buy online now. I got sick of having to remember to check every taped corner so I know everything is fine online, plus the deals are better. LEGO really needs to o back to gluing boxes.
The glued box is just as bad or even worst since it is pretty easy for anyone to glue it back up. I think we need something like this,

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Or some sort of seethrough box packaging like in the old days will help.

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Post by hatcher » Sun Apr 14, 2013 11:13 am

And I finally found her. (Breathes sigh of relief). My shelving unit has slots in it, she fell through one of the slots on the top shelf, and was lying in another slot on the shelf below. Flashlights are a wonderful thing.
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Post by Brick & Blue » Sun Apr 14, 2013 6:31 pm

Good to here that you found her.

LEGO got rid of the boxes with the plastic lids because they were so easy for people to take the special pieces from. I have never had any issue with normal glue boxes, because people aren't buying the sets and resealing them, then returning them. They are pealig the tape back and then talking the bag with the minifigure they want, then resealing the set in the store. I have never had any issue with mifigures missing in glued boxes, but have had nothing but issues with ones with tape.

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Post by yeti79 » Wed Oct 23, 2013 12:04 pm

I was building Bug Obliterator and got to almost the end and didn't have the 1x1 plate w clip. I was so disappointed and went thru all my extras and found one of a different color so ended up asking Lego for a replacement. A couple of days later I found the piece in the pocket of the shorts I was wearing. Still have no idea of how it could have got there.

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