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LEGO Ideas WALL·E (21303) Available Again on [email protected]

LEGO Ideas WALL•E (21303)

If you’ve been waiting for the LEGO Ideas WALL·E (21303) to come back in stock, wait no more. LEGO has listed the set as available for purchase again on [email protected]icon. Presumably, LEGO has fixed the issues the set had with the neck and head since it was initially released back in September. Many people have been waiting to see when it would come back but WALL·E (21303) has shown up just in time for the holiday shopping season.

Update: It looks like it’s out of stock again.

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LEGO Releases Official Statement Regarding WALL·E (21303)

LEGO Ideas WALL•E (21303)

LEGO has finally posted an official statement regarding the head swivel issue for the WALL·E (21303) set on the LEGO Ideas blog. It’s pretty much the same thing that was said on a customer’s email that I reported on yesterday. The only difference is that they’ve updated the stock availability to it being shipped in 30 days.

If you’ve already purchased WALL·E, contact Customer Service to get the updated parts when they’re available.

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LEGO Working on LEGO Ideas WALL·E (21303) Head Issue

LEGO Ideas WALL•E (21303)

As we know by now, the release of the LEGO Ideas WALL·E (21303) has been nothing short of a complete disaster. It was originally set for release on September 1st but it has since been delayed and has been listed for a February 2016 release on [email protected]icon. The limited amount of sets that have shown up at LEGO Brand have already been sold out or recalled with no mentioning of the reason. Presumably it’s because of the weak neck joint but as I and many others have reported, it’s mainly because of the swiveling head.

A post on Reddit from LEGO Customer Service has noted that WALL·E’s head is indeed a problem and this is the first time that we’ve heard LEGO acknowledging it after numerous complaints from various outlets. They also state that they’re working on a fix for the head with a new solution in the next couple of weeks. My guess is that the second wave of recalls is to fix the head swivel which was a problem from the very beginning. I’m not sure why LEGO didn’t fix it when they recalled it the first time for the neck. Stay tuned as we get details on when the LEGO Ideas WALL•E (21303) will be available for purchase again. If you already have the set ahead of this fix, you can either call or email LEGO Customer Service and they’ll most likely send you the parts.

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LEGO Ideas WALL•E (21303) Now Available on [email protected]

LEGO Ideas WALL•E (21303)

After a short delay, the LEGO Ideas WALL•E (21303)icon set is now available for purchase on [email protected] Supposedly, the delay was to include parts 4211695 and 4265484 to help strengthen the neck area but the real problem is with the head joint can’t support the weight of the head. We’ll see if LEGO has addressed this issue as well with the delay or if we’ll have to find alternatives to fix it. One very popular solution is by Chris McVeigh who has posted a guide with parts to fix the head problem. There’s no word yet on when LEGO Stores will have them in stock.

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LEGO Ideas WALL•E (21303) with Power Functions

LEGO Ideas WALL•E (21303)

There are some more modifications that builders have made to the new LEGO Ideas WALL·E (21303) set. Yesterday, I spoke about a mod by Chris McVeigh on a solution to fixing the stability of the head. Another builder named PPUNG DADDY(뿡대디) has implemented Power Functions to the WALL·E set. The way they have it set up, you only need 16 bricks including the Power Functions motor to get WALL·E moving. As you can see in the video below, the battery box is inserted into the trash compactor and the receiver is attached to the back while the motors are hooked on to the tread wheels. The wires go underneath the set which is very unintrusive. I’m pretty sure many had ideas about motorizing WALL·E and this is one way of doing it. Check out the video below.

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LEGO Ideas WALL·E (21303) Head Modification by Chris McVeigh

If you have one of the new LEGO Ideas WALL·E (21303) sets, you may have found that the head is too top-heavy and swings backwards when you tilt it up or down. This diminishes any poses that you may want it to have. LEGO has since delayed the release of the set and is making corrections to it. However the parts that they will be including only support the neck more and not the head itself.

LEGO photographer Chris McVeigh has posted a modification for the head to allow it to be more stable. The parts that are needed are Beam 2M W. Ball ظ 10.2 (4289258) and Brick 2X2 W. Cup For Ball (4524353) which is the typical ball and socket joint. It allows the head to fully swing around while also being able to stay in place as well. The result of this mod can be seen below at one of Chris’ pictures. Check out the full guide over on his website.

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More Details of LEGO Ideas WALL·E (21303) Delayed Release

LEGO Ideas WALL•E (21303)

A few days ago, I reported that the upcoming LEGO Ideas WALL·E (21303) set was possibly being delayed due to an issue with the build. There wasn’t any specifics of what the issue was or how long the release would be delayed because there hasn’t been an official statement by LEGO about it. However, they did mention on Twitter that it would be slightly delayed at LEGO Stores and on [email protected] but you can find it at other retailers like Toys R Us and such. The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that the set will be available on September 21 but I’m not sure where the source is for that date. I’ve also heard that it might available on September 27. As far as I know, the set is being delayed indefinitely.

The issue in question is the head/neck area where the head connects to the neck. The neck connection isn’t able to support the weight of the head and it will swing backwards every time you tilt the head up. The only problem with you getting it early is that you won’t have the the parts needed to stabilize the head. A few people who already have purchased WALL·E have contacted LEGO Customer Service and they are being sent parts 4211695 and 4265484 to help alleviate the problem but it doesn’t seem to make sense because they only further support the neck more but doesn’t really solve the problem with the joint in the neck holding the head as it will still swing backwards due to … Continue

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