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Cutting pieces - is it still "Pure" LEGO?

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Cutting pieces - is it still "Pure" LEGO?

Post by Paul B on Sat 07 Sep 2013, 10:16 am

Today while I was doing a mod to an official LEGO set (Adding PF drive and steering to 8110) I needed a 4.5L axle, now I don't have any of these and I don't even know if they exist so I got a 5L axle and cut it to the right length. Is using modified pieces still considered "pure" LEGO or is that heading in the direction of custom pieces?

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Post by Ajax on Mon 09 Sep 2013, 4:50 am

If you do it don't tell anyone, lol.

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Post by Paul B on Mon 09 Sep 2013, 8:16 am

Ajax wrote:If you do it don't tell anyone, lol.
Well where I have done it is deep inside my Unimog U400 so nobody would ever know legowink

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Post by brickie on Mon 09 Sep 2013, 1:09 pm

Paul,

This post is erased from my memory.

You are not the first to do this.

Any AFOL who decries this can be spotted with a long wooden nose.

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Post by Paul B on Tue 10 Sep 2013, 1:37 am

brickie wrote:Paul,

This post is erased from my memory.

You are not the first to do this.

Any AFOL who decries this can be spotted with a long wooden nose.
I am glad to hear I am not the first to do this legohappy

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Re: Cutting pieces - is it still "Pure" LEGO?

Post by peterab on Fri 13 Sep 2013, 3:59 am

I maintain total purity and don't cut LEGO. Unless of course LEGO themselves cut elements in custom sizes, such as flex tube and baseplates legohappy legohappy legohappy lego8O lego8O lego8O.

Seriously, it all depends on what your aims for your hobby are. If you like the challenge of building only with pieces as originally made by LEGO cutting is probably not OK, if you're more concerned with the functionality or looks of the finished model then maybe you'll feel fine cutting parts to achieve your aim. In the end it's your choice.

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Post by Ajax on Wed 18 Sep 2013, 8:13 am

I painted black zebra stripes on a white horse to make it a zebra but I couldn't bare to add it to my zoo, It looked good but I was afraid I would have been ridiculed had I posted pictures of it.

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Re: Cutting pieces - is it still "Pure" LEGO?

Post by Lightningtiger on Wed 18 Sep 2013, 9:42 am

Painting isn't the same as cutting up Lego.....except string or plastic tubing.
I painted my SAR 501 a more true to SAR red.....the only time I've done that.

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Post by ScottHodges on Fri 29 Nov 2013, 6:29 am

I can remember modifying railway wheels to take technic axles, 25 or so years ago, long before the new official lego wheels, and before the custom moulded wheels were available. Almost broke my heart to melt bend file glue warp the pieces. I think as long as you have not make it obvious, and hopefully used older, worn pieces, rather than brand new, most lego fans will accept the modification. After all, lego is for creating whatever you can imagine, "A new toy every day" , as the old slogan went

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Post by Bodville on Thu 10 Apr 2014, 9:34 am

I've modified bricks before to finish a build rather than source the correct pieces. If it's unseen it doesn't matter in my mind.

I also cut them as a lesson to the others. I can still hear them screaming.

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Post by brickie on Thu 10 Apr 2014, 11:03 am

Bodville wrote:I've modified bricks before;....... I can still hear them screaming.

I had actual 'tears' in my eyes as I drilled a hole in the groin of a Harry Potter minifig to insert a broomstick so that he could fly/hang from the fan.
It certainly wiped the grin from harry's face. legolaugh

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Post by Lightningtiger on Thu 10 Apr 2014, 3:55 pm

brickie wrote:
Bodville wrote:I've modified bricks before;....... I can still hear them screaming.

I had actual 'tears' in my eyes as I drilled a hole in the groin of a Harry Potter minifig to insert a broomstick so that he could fly/hang from the fan.
It certainly wiped the grin from harry's face. legolaugh

Oh, you cruel so and so........poor Harry......he'll have to use a spell now eh ? LOL

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