David Girard wrote:The problem Mr Shiny and New is that all parts could come from others sets. Pieces are all easy to find. The fact that the arms doesn't stay up prove that you played a lot with them and that you changed arms when you were young.
Anyway, if you own this set you're very lucky.
Nah, I never changed the arms. They just got loose from vigourous play and aging plastic. I did change the hands though, and had lots of "sleeves" crack so that hands didn't stay in. But I've had lots of LEGO pieces break over the years. Virtually none of my classic spacemen are intact, and none of my classic knights are fully intact without at least some scratches or dents.
But I don't feel bad about having "ruined" this set as a kid; LEGO is meant to be played with first and foremost.