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 Author: jennnifer View Messages Posted By jennnifer
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We all hate getting scratched parts from LEGO...

In set
 
Set No: 60346  Name: Barn & Farm Animals
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60346-1 (Inv) Barn & Farm Animals
214 Parts, 4 Minifigures, 2022
Sets: Town: City: Farm
the beautiful
 
Part No: 64452pb01  Name: Cow Body with Light Nougat Muzzle and White Spot on Head Pattern
* 
64452pb01 Cow Body with Light Nougat Muzzle and White Spot on Head Pattern
Parts: Animal, Body Part, Decorated
is packed in a separate bag with
 
Part No: 80400  Name: Door, Frame 2 x 8 x 6
* 
80400 Door, Frame 2 x 8 x 6
Parts: Door, Frame {White}
and these
 
Part No: 15627  Name: Panel 1 x 6 x 6 with Window
* 
15627 Panel 1 x 6 x 6 with Window
Parts: Panel {Red}
as if to deliberately harm the poor cow! Mine had at least 3 scuff marks.
----------------------
Imagine my surprise to open
 
Set No: 10300  Name: Back to the Future Time Machine
* 
10300-1 (Inv) Back to the Future Time Machine
1864 Parts, 2 Minifigures, 2022
Sets: Creator: Creator Expert: Back to the Future
and find
 
Part No: 80573  Name: Windscreen 1 x 14 x 6 Tapered
* 
80573 Windscreen 1 x 14 x 6 Tapered
Parts: Windscreen
wrapped up and perfect!

LEGO did something right.

Jen
 
 Author: yorbrick View Messages Posted By yorbrick
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Part No: 80573  Name: Windscreen 1 x 14 x 6 Tapered
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80573 Windscreen 1 x 14 x 6 Tapered
Parts: Windscreen
wrapped up and perfect!

LEGO did something right.

It makes you wonder if many people are requesting replacements for scratched
parts and this is now the cost effective way of dealing with the issue of scratched
windscreens.
 Author: 1001bricks View Messages Posted By 1001bricks
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  LEGO did something right.

Jen

IMO, it's right only if not extra plastic packaging?
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In Catalog, 1001bricks writes:
  
  LEGO did something right.

Jen

IMO, it's right only if not extra plastic packaging?

Sigh... I know, I know. The single-use plastic is not good. But at least it's
protecting my not-single-use plastic part? The windscreens have been horribly
damaged as of late. I will rephrase my statement to read: LEGO took a step in
the right direction.

Thanks,
Jen
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In Catalog, jennnifer writes:
  […]
Sigh... I know, I know. The single-use plastic is not good. But at least it's
protecting my not-single-use plastic part? The windscreens have been horribly
damaged as of late. I will rephrase my statement to read: LEGO took a step in
the right direction.

Thanks,
Jen

They are replacing the plastic with paper, so it should be better soon.

Well, for a certain value of ‘good’: the paper bag are still lined with plastic
and they are long in coming….
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In Catalog, SylvainLS writes:
  They are replacing the plastic with paper, so it should be better soon.

Well, for a certain value of ‘good’: the paper bag are still lined with plastic
and they are long in coming….

If this is true, it makes the paper not recyclable! Ugh, I hate companies that
do things for appearances and not real environmental reasons.
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In Catalog, macebobo writes:
  In Catalog, SylvainLS writes:
  They are replacing the plastic with paper, so it should be better soon.

Well, for a certain value of ‘good’: the paper bag are still lined with plastic
and they are long in coming….

If this is true, it makes the paper not recyclable! Ugh, I hate companies that
do things for appearances and not real environmental reasons.

Well, they are “certified to be recyclable in EU, USA, & Canada” but they are
not simple paper either.
They are not exactly ‘lined’ with plastic, maybe more ‘waxed’ than ‘lined’, and
I don’t know what they use but the bags are very strong.

‘Windowed enveloppes’ (enveloppes with a clear window) are supposed to be recyclable
here too.  But I think it’s more because the windows are separated from the paper
in some way (like stapples or other bindings).  So maybe that ‘wax’ can be easily
separated too.

But it’s not paper.  And who saw them?  AFAIK they had only be seen in the Employee
gift so far.
 Author: wildchicken13 View Messages Posted By wildchicken13
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In Catalog, SylvainLS writes:
  Well, they are “certified to be recyclable in EU, USA, & Canada” but they are
not simple paper either.
They are not exactly ‘lined’ with plastic, maybe more ‘waxed’ than ‘lined’, and
I don’t know what they use but the bags are very strong.

‘Windowed enveloppes’ (enveloppes with a clear window) are supposed to be recyclable
here too.  But I think it’s more because the windows are separated from the paper
in some way (like stapples or other bindings).  So maybe that ‘wax’ can be easily
separated too.

But it’s not paper.  And who saw them?  AFAIK they had only be seen in the Employee
gift so far.

On a similar note, does anyone know of a good way to recycle bubble mailers/jiffy
bags? The plastic ones are recyclable in the U.S. but the paper ones are not
because they are lined with plastic bubble wrap. I've tried separating the
paper from the bubble wrap but it is not easy.
 Author: peregrinator View Messages Posted By peregrinator
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In Catalog, wildchicken13 writes:
  On a similar note, does anyone know of a good way to recycle bubble mailers/jiffy
bags? The plastic ones are recyclable in the U.S. but the paper ones are not
because they are lined with plastic bubble wrap. I've tried separating the
paper from the bubble wrap but it is not easy.

I don't think it would be necessary - the paper will break down eventually
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In Catalog, peregrinator writes:
  In Catalog, wildchicken13 writes:
  On a similar note, does anyone know of a good way to recycle bubble mailers/jiffy
bags? The plastic ones are recyclable in the U.S. but the paper ones are not
because they are lined with plastic bubble wrap. I've tried separating the
paper from the bubble wrap but it is not easy.

I don't think it would be necessary - the paper will break down eventually

Thanks for the feedback, but I am mainly concerned about the plastic bubble wrap.
Doesn't that stuff take thousands of years to biodegrade?

I feel bad throwing bubble mailers in the garbage, but it's just not worth
my time trying to separate the paper from the plastic… I guess maybe I shouldn't
feel so bad.
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In Catalog, wildchicken13 writes:
  In Catalog, peregrinator writes:
  In Catalog, wildchicken13 writes:
  On a similar note, does anyone know of a good way to recycle bubble mailers/jiffy
bags? The plastic ones are recyclable in the U.S. but the paper ones are not
because they are lined with plastic bubble wrap. I've tried separating the
paper from the bubble wrap but it is not easy.

I don't think it would be necessary - the paper will break down eventually

Thanks for the feedback, but I am mainly concerned about the plastic bubble wrap.
Doesn't that stuff take thousands of years to biodegrade?

I feel bad throwing bubble mailers in the garbage, but it's just not worth
my time trying to separate the paper from the plastic… I guess maybe I shouldn't
feel so bad.

Can’t you ask someone in your locality (townhall, the garbage collectors, their
company…).

Here, I think I’ve only received strippable ones, and both the paper and plastic
can go in the same bin, so I’m not even sure they care if we strip them or not¹.
So maybe they don’t care either in your town.

¹ But how do you pop the bubbles if you don’t strip the paper?
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In Catalog, SylvainLS writes:
  Can’t you ask someone in your locality (townhall, the garbage collectors, their
company…).

I think that is a good idea, recycling programs vary by country, state, city,
etc. so the BrickLink forum is not necessarily the best place for advice.

  Here, I think I’ve only received strippable ones, and both the paper and plastic
can go in the same bin, so I’m not even sure they care if we strip them or not¹.
So maybe they don’t care either in your town.

¹ But how do you pop the bubbles if you don’t strip the paper?

Not sure what you mean by "strippable", but here in the U.S. paper and plastic
film are handled separately, so paper bubble mailers cannot be recycled unless
the paper and the bubble wrap are first separated.
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In Catalog, wildchicken13 writes:
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Not sure what you mean by "strippable",

It means you can separate paper & plastic just by tearing them apart.

Hmm, seems that adjective is not in all dictionaries but strippable wallpaper,
strippable coating, strippable film are easy to find….


   but here in the U.S. paper and plastic
film are handled separately, so paper bubble mailers cannot be recycled unless
the paper and the bubble wrap are first separated.
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In Catalog, wildchicken13 writes:
  In Catalog, SylvainLS writes:
  Well, they are “certified to be recyclable in EU, USA, & Canada” but they are
not simple paper either.
They are not exactly ‘lined’ with plastic, maybe more ‘waxed’ than ‘lined’, and
I don’t know what they use but the bags are very strong.

‘Windowed enveloppes’ (enveloppes with a clear window) are supposed to be recyclable
here too.  But I think it’s more because the windows are separated from the paper
in some way (like stapples or other bindings).  So maybe that ‘wax’ can be easily
separated too.

But it’s not paper.  And who saw them?  AFAIK they had only be seen in the Employee
gift so far.

On a similar note, does anyone know of a good way to recycle bubble mailers/jiffy
bags? The plastic ones are recyclable in the U.S. but the paper ones are not
because they are lined with plastic bubble wrap. I've tried separating the
paper from the bubble wrap but it is not easy.

All my orders go out in paper mailers, but not lined with plastic bubbles, but
with recycled paper stuff. All fully recyclable. It's slightly more expensive,
but I've only getting positive responses so far.
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I'm a little surprised that the cow wasn't sealed in a small bag like
most of the other medium/large animals I have received. With this set being
so expensive, I would write to Lego asking for a new cow or return the whole
set.

In Catalog, jennnifer writes:
  We all hate getting scratched parts from LEGO...

In set
 
Set No: 60346  Name: Barn & Farm Animals
* 
60346-1 (Inv) Barn & Farm Animals
214 Parts, 4 Minifigures, 2022
Sets: Town: City: Farm
the beautiful
 
Part No: 64452pb01  Name: Cow Body with Light Nougat Muzzle and White Spot on Head Pattern
* 
64452pb01 Cow Body with Light Nougat Muzzle and White Spot on Head Pattern
Parts: Animal, Body Part, Decorated
is packed in a separate bag with
 
Part No: 80400  Name: Door, Frame 2 x 8 x 6
* 
80400 Door, Frame 2 x 8 x 6
Parts: Door, Frame {White}
and these
 
Part No: 15627  Name: Panel 1 x 6 x 6 with Window
* 
15627 Panel 1 x 6 x 6 with Window
Parts: Panel {Red}
as if to deliberately harm the poor cow! Mine had at least 3 scuff marks.
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In Catalog, jennnifer writes:
  We all hate getting scratched parts from LEGO...

In set
 
Set No: 60346  Name: Barn & Farm Animals
* 
60346-1 (Inv) Barn & Farm Animals
214 Parts, 4 Minifigures, 2022
Sets: Town: City: Farm
the beautiful
 
Part No: 64452pb01  Name: Cow Body with Light Nougat Muzzle and White Spot on Head Pattern
* 
64452pb01 Cow Body with Light Nougat Muzzle and White Spot on Head Pattern
Parts: Animal, Body Part, Decorated
is packed in a separate bag with
 
Part No: 80400  Name: Door, Frame 2 x 8 x 6
* 
80400 Door, Frame 2 x 8 x 6
Parts: Door, Frame {White}
and these
 
Part No: 15627  Name: Panel 1 x 6 x 6 with Window
* 
15627 Panel 1 x 6 x 6 with Window
Parts: Panel {Red}
as if to deliberately harm the poor cow! Mine had at least 3 scuff marks.
----------------------
Imagine my surprise to open
 
Set No: 10300  Name: Back to the Future Time Machine
* 
10300-1 (Inv) Back to the Future Time Machine
1864 Parts, 2 Minifigures, 2022
Sets: Creator: Creator Expert: Back to the Future
and find
 
Part No: 80573  Name: Windscreen 1 x 14 x 6 Tapered
* 
80573 Windscreen 1 x 14 x 6 Tapered
Parts: Windscreen
wrapped up and perfect!

LEGO did something right.

Jen

Have you ever noticed that the animals from sets like that start disappearing
after a while? I set up some cameras a while back to find out. I was surprised
to find that over night when everyone was asleep, minifigures were feeding off
the animals (I guess they all need to eat too). They seem to especially like
the larger animals, like cows, so eventually your guys will probably be having
some steaks one night and they will probably use the leather to make belts, wallets,
purses and the such so the scratches will actually come in handy in identifying
the purse or wallet that was made out of your cow's scratched hide!

So if you wake up one morning to the faint smell of a barbeque, well......

Jim
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In Catalog, TheBrickGuys writes:
  Have you ever noticed that the animals from sets like that start disappearing
after a while? I set up some cameras a while back to find out. I was surprised
to find that over night when everyone was asleep, minifigures were feeding off
the animals (I guess they all need to eat too). They seem to especially like
the larger animals, like cows, so eventually your guys will probably be having
some steaks one night and they will probably use the leather to make belts, wallets,
purses and the such so the scratches will actually come in handy in identifying
the purse or wallet that was made out of your cow's scratched hide!

So if you wake up one morning to the faint smell of a barbeque, well......

Jim

Same here, I used to have over one thousand
 
Part No: 95342pb01  Name: Chicken with Black Eyes, Red Comb and Wattle Pattern
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95342pb01 Chicken with Black Eyes, Red Comb and Wattle Pattern
Parts: Animal, Land {White}
But now they are all gone. Those must be some hungry minifigures…
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Same here, all 8 parts 65735 from brand new set 10272 have scratches!
 
Part No: 65735  Name: Windscreen 1 x 10 x 4
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65735 Windscreen 1 x 10 x 4
Parts: Windscreen {Trans-Clear}
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Yeah. This is quite annoying to see that the poor little cow wasn’t sealed In
a bag. I feel like it could have at least been out in a bag like the windscreen.