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Face-off BW vs purist Lego

Postby ACPin » Wed Nov 13, 2013 2:47 pm

Just came across the BW packs in retail stores as I've seen some MOCs use them. They seem to be made from a much harder plastic so I don't know as far as durability since I've already got some cracks on the armguards. Anybody else has issues with them?

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Re: Face-off BW vs purist Lego

Postby AmperZand » Wed Nov 13, 2013 5:05 pm

I use lots of BW parts and haven't had quality concerns.

The ABS they use is a bit harder than TLG's but that mostly hasn't been an issue. I tried to put some Chima wings on the BW armour that has clips on the back and the LEGO parts got scratched. But apart from that, I've been very pleased with BW.

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Re: Face-off BW vs purist Lego

Postby mpoh98 » Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:35 pm

I have zero BrickWarriors, and I want some. I have heard that they are amazing, and they look great, definitely better than the regular lego ones. Why would much harder plastic crack?
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Re: Face-off BW vs purist Lego

Postby Aeridian » Thu Nov 14, 2013 4:18 am

I haven't purchased any of BW's vambraces, but I have quite a few of their weapons, headgear, etc. and they're all very well made. I'd recommend them.

mpoh98 wrote:I have zero BrickWarriors, and I want some. I have heard that they are amazing, and they look great, definitely better than the regular lego ones. Why would much harder plastic crack?

I'm guessing since it isn't quite as flexible as other plastic/Lego items it tends to crack instead of, well, flexing (or bending).
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Re: Face-off BW vs purist Lego

Postby ACPin » Thu Nov 14, 2013 3:44 pm

mpoh98 wrote:I have zero BrickWarriors, and I want some. I have heard that they are amazing, and they look great, definitely better than the regular lego ones. Why would much harder plastic crack?

There is a small hole where the hand should fit but it's a tight fit so the inside plastic connection cracked when I pushed the hand in. It was both an issue for the left and right hands.

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Re: Face-off BW vs purist Lego

Postby mpoh98 » Thu Nov 14, 2013 4:32 pm

Ah I see. :? That's too bad that they cracked, does the maker of BW know?
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Re: Face-off BW vs purist Lego

Postby thrash » Sat Nov 16, 2013 8:28 pm

mpoh98 wrote:Ah I see. :? That's too bad that they cracked, does the maker of BW know?

I've cracked a few of mine, but it has always just been a little hairline crack that doesn't affect the integrity of the piece. I had to make that part of the arm guards flat rather than rounded so that the arm can be moved next to the hips, so that leads to that part of the piece being much thinner than I would like. :)
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Re: Face-off BW vs purist Lego

Postby mpoh98 » Sun Nov 17, 2013 3:34 pm

thrash wrote:
mpoh98 wrote:Ah I see. :? That's too bad that they cracked, does the maker of BW know?

I've cracked a few of mine, but it has always just been a little hairline crack that doesn't affect the integrity of the piece. I had to make that part of the arm guards flat rather than rounded so that the arm can be moved next to the hips, so that leads to that part of the piece being much thinner than I would like. :)


Ah, I see. Not much of a problem, that's good that the can be next to the hip. Well, this doesn't dampen my spirits to get BrickWarriors, I still aim on getting lots in the future, whether by gifts/trade/buying. :) The buying won't happen for a while, as I can't spend money on lego right now. :?

A little hairline crack isn't too bad, as long as you can't see it from the outside.

Thanks for making BW! :)
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Re: Face-off BW vs purist Lego

Postby Lil_Curt » Sun Nov 17, 2013 4:08 pm

What store did you find them in so I can keep an eye out?!
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Re: Face-off BW vs purist Lego

Postby Kev » Sun Nov 17, 2013 6:36 pm

I don't really care for the style of the BW stuff. My usual reaction when seeing it is 'I wish lego would make a piece like that.'
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