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 Author: Admin_Russell View Messages Posted By Admin_Russell
 Posted: Apr 22, 2018 07:07
 Subject: Inventory Change Request for Set 375-2
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Please make changes to the following inventory:
 
Set No: 375  Name: Castle
* 
375-2 (Inv) Castle
706 Parts, 14 Minifigs, 1978
Sets: Castle: Classic Castle

* Delete 3 Part 3023 Red Plate 1 x 2 (Extra)
* Change 2 Part Blue 3005 Brick 1 x 1 {Extra to Regular}
* Change {1 to 4} Part Red 3023 Plate 1 x 2

Comments from Submitter:
Notes to follow...
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 Posted: Apr 22, 2018 07:38
 Subject: Re: Inventory Change Request for Set 375-2
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In Inventories Requests, Admin_Russell writes:
  Please make changes to the following inventory:
 
Set No: 375  Name: Castle
* 
375-2 (Inv) Castle
706 Parts, 14 Minifigs, 1978
Sets: Castle: Classic Castle

* Delete 3 Part 3023 Red Plate 1 x 2 (Extra)
* Change 2 Part Blue 3005 Brick 1 x 1 {Extra to Regular}
* Change {1 to 4} Part Red 3023 Plate 1 x 2

Comments from Submitter:
Notes to follow...

Based on this request:

https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1015490

I am moving 5 parts from the extra section to the regular. These parts are used
in alternate models as pictured on the box and they also round out the piece
count for the set, from 774 to 779 (official, as printed on boxes for the US
market).

The string and winch would have come assembled.

Interesting situation with the minifig heads. In sets with the early "stiff"
minifigs the head and torso were counted as separate pieces. This can be easily
seen from using the "Break Minifigs" feature in this inventory:
 
Set No: 770  Name: Rescue Set
* 
770-1 (Inv) Rescue Set
121 Parts, 3 Minifigs, 1976
Sets: Legoland: Hospital
which will yield a total of 133, same as printed on the box.

And it is common knowledge that up until recent times, the head and torso were
counted as one piece and actually came assembled in new sets. I've always
assumed Lego made the switch in piece counting policy when the movable minifig
was introduced in 1978, but the castle set is evidence that perhaps the counting
policy (and maybe even the assembly policy) took a year or so to fall in place.
It would be interesting to hear from some folks who remember opening a set with
a minifig in 1978, if they could remember how it came assembled.

My first (and favorite) minifig was this guy:
 
Minifig No: shell001a  Name: Shell - Classic - Blue Legs, Red Hat (Torso with Trapezoid Sticker)
* 
shell001a (Inv) Shell - Classic - Blue Legs, Red Hat (Torso with Trapezoid Sticker)
Minifigs: Town: Classic Town: Gas Station
from the tanker set, but I'm pretty sure I didn't get him in 1978. I
don't remember any fig growing up that came with the head separated from
the torso. It always seemed a little odd to take off the head to put air tanks
on the space figures.

Anyhow, even if the heads are counted with the torso, if the 2 blue slopes were
added we would still need 12 more pieces - sort of a stretch, but who knows.
Either way, the 5 pieces I'm adding now would be needed to meet the total.
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 Posted: Sep 9, 2020 14:08
 Subject: Re: Inventory Change Request for Set 375-2
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In Inventories Requests, Admin_Russell writes:
  In Inventories Requests, Admin_Russell writes:
  Please make changes to the following inventory:
 
Set No: 375  Name: Castle
* 
375-2 (Inv) Castle
706 Parts, 14 Minifigs, 1978
Sets: Castle: Classic Castle

* Delete 3 Part 3023 Red Plate 1 x 2 (Extra)
* Change 2 Part Blue 3005 Brick 1 x 1 {Extra to Regular}
* Change {1 to 4} Part Red 3023 Plate 1 x 2

Comments from Submitter:
Notes to follow...

Based on this request:

https://www.bricklink.com/message.asp?ID=1015490

I am moving 5 parts from the extra section to the regular. These parts are used
in alternate models as pictured on the box and they also round out the piece
count for the set, from 774 to 779 (official, as printed on boxes for the US
market).

The string and winch would have come assembled.

Interesting situation with the minifig heads. In sets with the early "stiff"
minifigs the head and torso were counted as separate pieces. This can be easily
seen from using the "Break Minifigs" feature in this inventory:
 
Set No: 770  Name: Rescue Set
* 
770-1 (Inv) Rescue Set
121 Parts, 3 Minifigs, 1976
Sets: Legoland: Hospital
which will yield a total of 133, same as printed on the box.

And it is common knowledge that up until recent times, the head and torso were
counted as one piece and actually came assembled in new sets. I've always
assumed Lego made the switch in piece counting policy when the movable minifig
was introduced in 1978, but the castle set is evidence that perhaps the counting
policy (and maybe even the assembly policy) took a year or so to fall in place.
It would be interesting to hear from some folks who remember opening a set with
a minifig in 1978, if they could remember how it came assembled.

I don't remember anything before my birth but here is a photo of a sealed
 
Set No: 297  Name: Nursery
* 
297-1 (Inv) Nursery
160 Parts, 1 Minifig, 1978
Sets: Homemaker

The head of torso is preassembled
 
Minifig No: pln112  Name: Plain Red Torso with Red Arms, Black Legs, Black Pigtails Hair
* 
pln112 (Inv) Plain Red Torso with Red Arms, Black Legs, Black Pigtails Hair
Minifigs: Town: Classic Town

  
My first (and favorite) minifig was this guy:
 
Minifig No: shell001a  Name: Shell - Classic - Blue Legs, Red Hat (Torso with Trapezoid Sticker)
* 
shell001a (Inv) Shell - Classic - Blue Legs, Red Hat (Torso with Trapezoid Sticker)
Minifigs: Town: Classic Town: Gas Station
from the tanker set, but I'm pretty sure I didn't get him in 1978. I
don't remember any fig growing up that came with the head separated from
the torso. It always seemed a little odd to take off the head to put air tanks
on the space figures.

Anyhow, even if the heads are counted with the torso, if the 2 blue slopes were
added we would still need 12 more pieces - sort of a stretch, but who knows.
Either way, the 5 pieces I'm adding now would be needed to meet the total.