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Post by Lego3D on Sun 11 Nov 2012, 7:45 am

Hi all thought I'd join up as I have been browsing over the last week after my interest in lego has been sparked again after 20 years. Anyway the thing that sparked my interest again was I was having my car serviced and it was taking a few hours so I ended up wandering around the shops looking at things I'd not normally bother to look at. I ended up stumbling upon the lego aisle and after browsing around on a whim I picked up a lego minfigure to sit on my desk. I loved playing with lego as a kid and had quite a few sets which I always looked after it. Anyway when I moved to this house I shoved most of the things i didn't use anymore in the garden shed. Anyway curiosity of if my lego was there got the better of me so I decided to see if it was there. This isn't the greatest shed has been flooded 3 times and the stuff in there is all pretty much useless. Anyway to cut a long story short (maybe not so short) my lego was there in 2 boxes which had fallen totally apart. There were also some metal objects in one of them as well which had totally rusted away. I was a bit disappointed but decided to sort it out and give it a wash and see what I had.

First thing to say that lego is a quality product these things had been in a shed that gets battered by the elements but some of the items looked like they were almost new. Most of the pieces have cleaned up very well the ones with the rust stains on them I gave a bit of a soak in clr and a scrub with a toothbrush and they have also come up bright and vibrant. I have not done that with the printed or sticker parts. I have just been using water and gently washing them. I am not totally finished but very happy with how the parts have come up. The one thing that is ruined is the wheels with metal axles. Any suggestion on what the best way to replace these would be much appreciated.

I have had a look around and worked out what sets I used to have from some wiki sights and found the instructions on lets build it again. Out of the sets I would say I am missing 4 or 5 parts in total other than the damaged wheels. I would like to complete them again and just put them away (somewhere safer this time).

Thought I might list the sets I have and will update it with the couple parts I want to track down when I work out exactly what I need.

377
442
452
600
602
646
671
886
6061
6506
6522
6609
6611
6628
6643
6654
6659
6671
6676
6683
6875
6362

I might have some others as I do have some other parts by the looks of things but I never traded parts with other kids and only ever had sets to build not boxes of random blocks. Anyway nice to have an aussie forum to visit and I hope that I can contribute in some way. legohappy



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Post by jigsaw on Sun 11 Nov 2012, 7:53 am

welcome aboard!

it's quiet in here sometimes, but otherwise a good bunch of people.

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Post by Kaila on Sun 11 Nov 2012, 8:11 am

Hey welcome to the forum and your story makes an interesting read. Set 377 is a nice find in there (I haven't looked up those other numbers yet but that one stands out initially)

Sadly it can get a little quiet in here but personally I been workin on it legowink

Do contribute as much as you like!

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Post by Lightningtiger on Sun 11 Nov 2012, 1:00 pm

Ditto, lucky you......a 377.....the first minifig gas station ! legowink
Welcome and Brick On 'Lego3D' ! legohappy

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Post by Lego3D on Mon 12 Nov 2012, 12:14 pm

Thanks for the welcomes. Still have not got them all sorted out so I know what i need to find yet. Does anyone have any suggestions on where to get the wheels with red centres and grey and black lego pieces in the middle. Or does anyone have any to sell ? Would they all be likely to have rusty axles considering the age?

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Post by Lightningtiger on Mon 12 Nov 2012, 12:38 pm

Try my friend's at Toy Corner. legowink

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Post by jigsaw on Mon 12 Nov 2012, 12:59 pm

Lego3D wrote:Thanks for the welcomes. Still have not got them all sorted out so I know what i need to find yet. Does anyone have any suggestions on where to get the wheels with red centres and grey and black lego pieces in the middle. Or does anyone have any to sell ? Would they all be likely to have rusty axles considering the age?

if you can wait ~2 weeks, i might be able to help you out. i have a whole lunchbox full of the 80's car wheels...

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Post by Lego3D on Mon 12 Nov 2012, 1:33 pm

Thanks I'm in no rush. I did join the bricklink thing and there seems to be some on there but they seem to be all overseas for more than a couple. I will have to work out what I actually need. Restoring them will be a medium term project so I will post in here when I know exactly how many i need and which colours.

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Post by Red_Five on Tue 13 Nov 2012, 4:55 am

Lego3D wrote:Does anyone have any suggestions on where to get the wheels with red centres and grey and black lego pieces in the middle. Or does anyone have any to sell ? Would they all be likely to have rusty axles considering the age?

Welcome to the Forum, Lego3D.

I can't say i'm familiar with those wheels.

Do you mean THIS part?

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Post by Lego3D on Tue 13 Nov 2012, 9:00 am

Thanks Red_Five. They are these /catalogItem.asp?P=122c01assy3 BIG ONES and /catalogItem.asp?P=122c01assy2 SMALLER ONES Some have grey studs and others have black but all have the tyres with tread in either grey or black.

Tried to post proper links but I can't as I'm new. Just add the bricklink prefix to see the ones i mean.

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Post by G Time on Wed 21 Nov 2012, 7:25 am

Hi Lego3D, welcome aboard - I just joined not long ago as well legohappy

How many of the axles do you need? Tyres as well I assume?

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Post by Lego3D on Wed 21 Nov 2012, 11:05 am

Thanks G Time. All the tyres i have are ok but I don't think they came separate back in those days so I would probably have to buy them complete. I have been side tracked building some new things when I have had a chance so have only put together 3 or 4 of the old ones. I picked the ones that didn't need wheels so I'm still not exactly sure what I need yet.

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Post by peterab on Fri 23 Nov 2012, 7:11 am

Hi Lego3D,

Where in Australia are you, if you're lucky you wont be far from a LEGO user group. You should have no trouble replacing the wheels only, since the tyre can degrade so there are more wheels around than tyres. Bricklink is the easiest place to buy them but the shipping from OS can make it more expensive (though most of us just get used to making larger orders to spread the cost legosmile2.

How old are you?; from the sets you have I'd say 30's to early 40's perhaps.

I've got a fair number of older wheels so if Melbourne is close enough I might be able to help you out.

And welcome along to ANZFOL.

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Post by Locomotive Annie on Fri 23 Nov 2012, 9:41 am

Welcome to the forum from someone who is new here herself.

You are so very lucky to still have all your Lego sets from your childhood even if they did need rescuing and a good clean before they were pristine again.

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