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Remoulded Old Ball and Socket Joints!

CUUSOO Ball and Sockets Remoulded!

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#1 Offline Phantom Terror

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Posted May 02 2013 - 11:54 AM

Hi guys, I found a project on CUUSOO that I think some of us MoCers would absolutely buy! A service pack containing at least one of each socket joint remoulded with the new HF system. Please support it. We need it!

 

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Posted May 02 2013 - 01:36 PM

Why would we need this? It's a neat idea, I guess, but it feels a bit pointless...
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Posted May 02 2013 - 02:18 PM

So that way the limbs won't crack as easily and we wouldn't need to buy as many spare ball and sockets.


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Posted May 02 2013 - 03:24 PM

I could actually use that. Infact its more of a priority to get some of those.


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Posted May 02 2013 - 03:27 PM

Yes, this remoulded sockets is quite useful, but I'm sure that project won't receive 10,000 votes. 


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Posted May 02 2013 - 03:31 PM

I solved this problem long time ago: When coupling/decoupling, press on the parts with thumb and index. Never snapped a single part this way :P


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Posted May 02 2013 - 03:39 PM

I'd only be interested in the Makuta/Shadowtoran foot, but the other parts I don't think it would be worth it, and if I wanted to replace all of those, it would be costly.  Also, I imagine the new socket doesn't suit the parts in some cases, such as the Toa mata foot. 


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Posted May 02 2013 - 03:41 PM

I don't know if a project like this is likely to succeed. LEGO Cuusoo does have rules in place for part projects, but the general rule is that the part would simply be implemented in regular sets rather than released individually, and I don't know if that rule would even cover a huge collection of new molds like this. As far as set projects are concerned, the Cuusoo platform currently isn't able to support new molds for set projects, so the chances of this becoming a separately-sold set or service pack are out the window.I also don't know if BZPower allows topics for individual Cuusoo projects, except perhaps original MOCs which the builder has also proposed on Cuusoo.With that said, the LEGO Cuusoo team hasn't taken it down, so anyone who likes the idea is welcome to offer their support, even if they feel like its chances are slim. Personally, I have little need for a product like this since I rarely MOC with BIONICLE parts anymore and wouldn't likely buy enough of any set with these remolded parts to switch out all the joints on my older sets.@Taipu1: The Shadow Matoran foot has actually already been remolded. It appeared with the newer, sturdier joint design in some later production runs of the Hero Factory set 6201 Toxic Reapa. However, I would love for it to appear in more sets, simply because currently there's no easy way to get ahold of this part. Buying a Toxic Reapa set is a gamble because there's no way of knowing for sure whether it's from a later or earlier production run of the set.

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Posted May 02 2013 - 03:43 PM

This seems like a good idea, but would be but what about the other parts, like the toa Metru shin pieces?


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Posted May 02 2013 - 04:00 PM

I don't think this will succeed, but I'm currently in need of the Shadowtoran feet.
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Posted May 02 2013 - 04:06 PM

Honestly, I'd go for the lime green parts the most. Those pieces would crack every time. :(


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Posted May 02 2013 - 04:27 PM

This is a great idea!! I need some shadow matoran feet and lime green parts so this would be awesome if this were to get all the support
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Posted May 02 2013 - 08:33 PM

I get why some of you don't need this,but why so much negativity? Those of us with broken parts need this now more than ever. 

I'm already supporting, and it really needs it.

 

Would you rather we constantly bombard LEGO with calls and complaints about the old socket parts never being replaced?


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Posted May 02 2013 - 10:31 PM

They should've never replaced them in the first place.
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Posted May 03 2013 - 12:16 AM

They should've never replaced them in the first place.

 

That would be stupid. We'd still have cracking parts and broken sets.  Nobody wants that.

 

I fail to see any logic in your statement.


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Posted May 03 2013 - 03:06 PM

This seems like a good idea, but would be but what about the other parts, like the toa Metru shin pieces?

Those don't have any fragility problems if I'm not mistaken. There are no sockets (ball cups) on those pieces. Why would they need to be remolded? 

They should've never replaced them in the first place.

 That would be stupid. We'd still have cracking parts and broken sets.  Nobody wants that. I fail to see any logic in your statement.

I think what he meant was that TLG should never have replaced the 2001-2007 style of socket with the 2008-2010 style. Regardless, I'm glad TLG did go ahead and try to solve the brittle joints issue with a remold. Even if their first attempt in 2008 didn't go very well at all, their second attempt in 2011 is by far the sturdiest ball joint style ever introduced, and I've only heard a few instances of this style breaking.

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Posted May 04 2013 - 01:49 AM

regardless, this project NEEDS support.  So go! Now!


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