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Postby Jojo » Tue Oct 19, 2010 12:29 pm

Hello!


Does anybody else experience this peculiar behaviour?
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYpGSfj3OaE

The crown won't stay on a minifig's head.
I told the Lego Service about that problem, mainly in order that they get to know it rather than for me getting a new one. (Which I got. Thank you very much.)
I wonder, though, if in future sets the problem will appear again.


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Re: Jumping crown

Postby davee123 » Tue Oct 19, 2010 1:15 pm

Huh-- so, which was the problem? The crown or the head? Normally, I would have assumed the crown, since it might be possible that the chrome went on too thick. But then again, we've got our new made-in-China figs that have me worried that their tolerances might be a bit more off, meaning maybe the stud of the head was made slightly too large. Is it repeatable with different heads and/or different crowns?

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Re: Jumping crown

Postby Jojo » Tue Oct 19, 2010 1:40 pm

Hello!

davee123 wrote:Huh-- so, which was the problem? The crown or the head?

Most likely the crown is to blame. It behaves the same on different heads I tried, while other hats and hairpieces on those heads didn't show any signs of jumperism at all.
Since 1995 the new Castle 7946 is the 24th set containing a crown. I wonder if they (Lego) ever replaced the original mold. Maybe they did and that's the problem. Or they did not but should to.


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Re: Jumping crown

Postby eNiGMa » Tue Oct 19, 2010 2:13 pm

I've never experienced it in my collection, but I just have to say your video gave me a decent chuckle. Kinda reminds me of all those dreams as a kid where my Lego came to life....
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Re: Jumping crown

Postby BiggerJim » Tue Oct 19, 2010 5:38 pm

davee123 wrote: But then again, we've got our new made-in-China figs that have me worried that their tolerances might be a bit more off, meaning maybe the stud of the head was made slightly too large.


I did have this problem with a new lion battle pack but I couldn't replicate it with other headgear/heads.
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Re: Jumping crown

Postby wunztwice » Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:10 pm

I had this issue with the Rebel Helmet from the Battle for Endor set. I let Consumer Services (US) know and they sent me two new ones which work fine.

I also had a similar problem with the tan 1x4x1 arches on the brown arched windows in the MMV. They just kept popping off, that is, until I got out a video recorder. They stayed on just fine after that.
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Re: Jumping crown

Postby Elephant Knight » Tue Oct 19, 2010 7:37 pm

I had this problem too, though I thought it was just the cape on the fig that made it jump up.

Not that it really matters to me too much. I don't use crowns to much, and have a few extra ones.

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Re: Jumping crown

Postby nanuck95 » Tue Oct 19, 2010 8:32 pm

I had one like that as well, I think it was from the 7078 King's Battle Chariot set from the Fantasy line. I'm pretty sure it was the crown because I swapped it out with an older crown I had and the older one didn't pop off the same fig.
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Re: Jumping crown

Postby SevFalcon » Tue Oct 19, 2010 11:20 pm

Cute video. :)

I haven't had any problems (yet) with crowned figures. But I am having issues with (some of the) newer figures not being able to click onto a base plate. Some are okay, while others are just extremely loose. I'm referring to the new Lion and Dragon knights. Anybody know if this is due to inferior molds or manufacturing?
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Re: Jumping crown

Postby architect » Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:26 am

Jojo wrote:Hello!


Does anybody else experience this peculiar behaviour?
(Link = link)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYpGSfj3OaE

The crown won't stay on a minifig's head.
I told the Lego Service about that problem, mainly in order that they get to know it rather than for me getting a new one. (Which I got. Thank you very much.)
I wonder, though, if in future sets the problem will appear again.


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Thank you for pointing this out Jojo. I passed your video onto the LEGO Community Team and will post updates when I have them.

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Re: Jumping crown

Postby Athos » Wed Oct 20, 2010 3:02 am

Great choice of the head for the demonstration. :roflol:

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Re: Jumping crown

Postby Bruce N H » Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:10 am

Hey,

I think Dave's probably right and it has to do with the chrome on the inside of the crown.

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Re: Jumping crown

Postby Tower of Iron Will » Wed Oct 20, 2010 8:40 pm

eNiGMa wrote:I've never experienced it in my collection, but I just have to say your video gave me a decent chuckle. Kinda reminds me of all those dreams as a kid where my Lego came to life....


Although I wouldn't dream that my minifigs would come to life, I would dream that I had figures from some new faction that I had never seen before. Of course, I would wake up and realize it was a dream. :cry: Like most dreams, I could never remember it enough to write them down, no matter how intense.

As far as the crowns I never had them jump off, but they would lift a little while still on. On other newer heads they would be too loose. That is a nice little video, though.
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Re: Jumping crown

Postby architect » Wed Oct 20, 2010 11:58 pm

TLG is requesting photos of the inside of the jumping crowns. I will pass this information to LEGO if anyone can provide it. Thanks!

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Re: Jumping crown

Postby Jojo » Thu Oct 21, 2010 12:29 pm

Hi Ben,


you may find pictures here:

http://festum.de/1000steine/myimages/vi ... e=album337


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