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 Author: ybtfbiwgw View Messages Posted By ybtfbiwgw
 Posted: Mar 24, 2020 21:58
 Subject: Defective piece has me curious
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I have an odd piece. It's a light bluish gray "Technic, Pin 1/2" (part 4274),
with a little extra plastic coming off of one of the slits. I found it digging
through my childhood boxes, which I have no idea how it survived this long. Since
it went through me and my siblings' hands when we were kids, you would think
the little "arm" would be broken off by naive eagerness to continue an interrupted
building experience (what kind of kid says "oh shoot, this piece doesn't
fit, I'll find one that does out of one of my boxes", and keeps the defective
piece instead of throwing it out?)

Anyway, here it is, against all odds, and I was wondering how it could have happened?
I thought this Technic Pin would be a piece that's molded as a standalone
piece like almost every other brick, but that little bit of plastic seems to
suggest they come on a sprue or something because otherwise the mold wouldn't
allow for an extra bit like that. But then again, the extent of my understanding
of Lego manufacturing is a How It's Made YouTube video. I wish I could see
how this piece in particular is made and thus how my error came to be, but right
now the closest I can get is that someone who has more knowledge on piece production
reads this and enlightens me. Until then, me and my one armed friend wait patiently
lol.

Thanks in advance!
 


 Author: Patatino59 View Messages Posted By Patatino59
 Posted: Mar 26, 2020 14:52
 Subject: Re: Defective piece has me curious
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In LEGO, ybtfbiwgw writes:
  I have an odd piece. It's a light bluish gray "Technic, Pin 1/2" (part 4274),
with a little extra plastic coming off of one of the slits. I found it digging
through my childhood boxes, which I have no idea how it survived this long. Since
it went through me and my siblings' hands when we were kids, you would think
the little "arm" would be broken off by naive eagerness to continue an interrupted
building experience (what kind of kid says "oh shoot, this piece doesn't
fit, I'll find one that does out of one of my boxes", and keeps the defective
piece instead of throwing it out?)

Anyway, here it is, against all odds, and I was wondering how it could have happened?
I thought this Technic Pin would be a piece that's molded as a standalone
piece like almost every other brick, but that little bit of plastic seems to
suggest they come on a sprue or something because otherwise the mold wouldn't
allow for an extra bit like that. But then again, the extent of my understanding
of Lego manufacturing is a How It's Made YouTube video. I wish I could see
how this piece in particular is made and thus how my error came to be, but right
now the closest I can get is that someone who has more knowledge on piece production
reads this and enlightens me. Until then, me and my one armed friend wait patiently
lol.

Thanks in advance!

No matter, is a remain of the factory machine and doesn't belong to the pin.