New raygun mold in Space Police III set #5984 Lunar Limo

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New raygun mold in Space Police III set #5984 Lunar Limo

Postby David Simmons » Fri Sep 24, 2010 4:56 pm

Essentially the same mold, but they removed the ribbing. I like the ribbing better.

Why eliminate a couple of great 50's-style surface details?

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Re: New raygun mold in Space Police III set #5984 Lunar Limo

Postby pasukaru76 » Fri Sep 24, 2010 5:02 pm

It's shorter, too.
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Re: New raygun mold in Space Police III set #5984 Lunar Limo

Postby aotus » Fri Sep 24, 2010 6:01 pm

David Simmons wrote:Why eliminate a couple of great 50's-style surface details?


Just a thought, it makes it easier for clips to attach and slide on/around the bars.
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Re: New raygun mold in Space Police III set #5984 Lunar Limo

Postby BobaFett2 » Fri Sep 24, 2010 6:09 pm

It's not just that they removed the ribbing, they also flipped it so that it has a stud, not a tube. I prefer the old one (the ribbing is better).
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Re: New raygun mold in Space Police III set #5984 Lunar Limo

Postby Admiral Netsooj » Fri Sep 24, 2010 6:23 pm

BobaFett2 wrote:It's not just that they removed the ribbing, they also flipped it so that it has a stud, not a tube. I prefer the old one (the ribbing is better).


On the contrary, it is still a tube connection. I have the set, tested it myself, and it is still the normal connection it had before.
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Re: New raygun mold in Space Police III set #5984 Lunar Limo

Postby brickmack » Sun Sep 26, 2010 9:54 am

Ack I hate this new mold. I hope LEGO doesn't use it in any other sets, it just looks crappy without the ribbing on it. Also I don't think it looks very good in dark gray, it might look better in light gray perhaps.
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Re: New raygun mold in Space Police III set #5984 Lunar Limo

Postby Borgador » Sun Sep 26, 2010 10:32 am

It looks worse, but I bet the mold to make it is much cheaper.
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Re: New raygun mold in Space Police III set #5984 Lunar Limo

Postby Admiral Netsooj » Mon Sep 27, 2010 12:54 am

brickmack wrote:Ack I hate this new mold. I hope LEGO doesn't use it in any other sets, it just looks crappy without the ribbing on it. Also I don't think it looks very good in dark gray, it might look better in light gray perhaps.


You should be happy to note then that the set "Samsh 'n Grab" has this in bley (http://shop.lego.com/ByTheme/Product.aspx?p=5982&cn=589&d=70)
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Re: New raygun mold in Space Police III set #5984 Lunar Limo

Postby Bluetron » Sat Dec 18, 2010 3:06 am

I'm sad to report, I just a got a newer edition of the 5982 Smash N Grab today, and the old-style rayguns that used to come with this set have been replaced by the ribless versions. The first Smash N Grab that I got back in March 2010 had the old ribbed guns, so it does indeed look like Lego has phased out yet another one of my beloved childhood accessories. :( Note to Lego Parts Tooling Department: stop it already! :x
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Re: New raygun mold in Space Police III set #5984 Lunar Limo

Postby Admiral Netsooj » Thu Dec 23, 2010 10:18 pm

Bluetron wrote:I'm sad to report, I just a got a newer edition of the 5982 Smash N Grab today, and the old-style rayguns that used to come with this set have been replaced by the ribless versions. The first Smash N Grab that I got back in March 2010 had the old ribbed guns, so it does indeed look like Lego has phased out yet another one of my beloved childhood accessories. :( Note to Lego Parts Tooling Department: stop it already! :x


Quite sad. The one Smash 'n Grab I bought in September or so had the new molds,a nd I much prefer the old ones.
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