Posts Tagged ‘gold chrome’

POTC Chrome Gold Replacement Parts

May 20, 2011

I know we were all disappointed when we saw that the “chrome” parts on the box weren’t actually chrome. It certainly put me off from buying that set. 😦

The lean towards the pearl gold elements always bothered me, its like the quality of their golden parts has gone down. The plastic may still be high-quality, but that lack of the electro-plated golden chrome sheen just doesn’t get me excited to own any of the pieces.

So, when I saw the box art for the new Pirates of the Caribbean sets I thought “Finally! They brought back the chrome!”
Then I saw the sets actually built and I was truly sad. The box shows chrome and you get pearl gold? Very, very disappointing!

But as posted by both FBTB.net and a fellow LUG member, we can do something about this. 🙂

If you call and complain to LEGO they will replace your parts with actual chrome elements! I know what you’re probably thinking — “Yeah right, I’ll believe it when I see it”

Well, here you go —

New Gold Elements

LEGO Mousetrap plus a Contest

November 6, 2010

LEGO Mousetrap

I don’t normally post about the same person twos time in a row, but I’ll make an exception for Nannan. His LEGO Mousetrap was just too good to pass up. Especially what he wrote under the picture — “Works on AFOLs too.”

In a totally unrelated, and yet just as tempting to AFOL’s, additional post Nannan is also running a contest on the LEGO Flickr group — Build a turkey, win a gold one!

Golden turkey

Wouldn’t it be awesome to have a gold LEGO turkey? Now you can score this real-gold plated LEGO turkey, the only one ever made from ChromeBricks, and it’s awesome. Simply build a turkey in the next three weeks and post a picture here, just in time for Thanksgiving. Yum.

A specially gold chromed turkey by Chromebricks is the much coveted prize of this fun and interesting challenge. 🙂