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Post by DarthPineapple on Sat Mar 21, 2009 10:31 am

Well on most of my figs my arms get loose after I re-attached them to the body a few times, but some people said they don't have this problem. Can someone who doesn't have this problem give me some pics or describe how they put them back in? Thanks.
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Post by PizzaMovies on Sat Mar 21, 2009 11:53 am

DarthPineapple wrote:Well on most of my figs my arms get loose after I re-attached them to the body a few times, but some people said they don't have this problem. Can someone who doesn't have this problem give me some pics or describe how they put them back in? Thanks.

Well, I don't have this problem, and what I do is just slide arm up horizontally like he's running, and then using leverage, I just apply force outward near the hand, and it just pops right out! And they don't get loose. Wink
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Post by buckjames on Sat Mar 21, 2009 12:24 pm

Well, I also have this problem and I don't have much of an idea how to fix it except by not doing it too much.
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Post by The Jinja Ninja on Sat Mar 21, 2009 12:24 pm

How to out them back in, Pizza. And really, I think it's just luck of the draw whether you get slightly brittle minifigs or not. I've switched around the arms on some torsos loads of times, and they haven't broken, but I replaced my Lobot's arms once and it cracked.
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Post by Gerrard on Sat Mar 21, 2009 1:06 pm

Yeah, depending on whether you switch old minifigres arms with new ones minifigures arms, sometimes the older minifigures arms are a bit broken but you just can't see them. It scratches up the outside and can sometimes mess the arms up. HAppens to me too, but not a lot.
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Re: Attaching arms to a torso

Post by 80-0 on Sat Mar 21, 2009 1:10 pm

These instructions are detailed but the detail is crucial:

First, grab them by the hand/wrist area with your left hand. Then push with a thumb on the shoulder with your right thumb. Use the rest of your right hand's fingers as leverage on the other side of the body to press in. You may also tilt the arm towards the inside of the body; it makes the process easier.

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Post by DarthPineapple on Sat Mar 21, 2009 2:02 pm

80-0 wrote:These instructions are detailed but the detail is crucial:

First, grab them by the hand/wrist area with your left hand. Then push with a thumb on the shoulder with your right thumb. Use the rest of your right hand's fingers as leverage on the other side of the body to press in. You may also tilt the arm towards the inside of the body; it makes the process easier.

Thanks 80-0. That could help.
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Post by Thunder-blade on Sat Mar 21, 2009 5:46 pm

Hehe, never thought I'd see a topic like this come up...

Anyway, I just do what 80-0 does...
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Re: Attaching arms to a torso

Post by DarthPineapple on Sat Mar 21, 2009 5:57 pm

Yep I successfully changed arms on a Clone pilot torso and changed them back again. Smile
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Post by Darth Yoda on Sat Mar 21, 2009 6:03 pm

DarthPineapple wrote:Yep I successfully changed arms on a Clone pilot torso and changed them back again. Smile

Now you only have like 199 before you catch up with me! Razz
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Re: Attaching arms to a torso

Post by DarthPineapple on Sat Mar 21, 2009 6:07 pm

Did I say I'm planning to? Razz
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Post by Jens on Sat Mar 21, 2009 6:10 pm

I really don't know how many torsos and legs I have taken apart, really easy.
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Re: Attaching arms to a torso

Post by Astor on Sat Mar 21, 2009 6:18 pm

If nothing else works, I take my jaws on each side (the arm and the torso) and bite.
It always works. Smile (Call me crazy if you want, I am. Wink )
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Post by Jens on Sat Mar 21, 2009 6:19 pm

Astor wrote:If nothing else works, I take my jaws on each side (the arm and the torso) and bite.
It always works. Smile (Call me crazy if you want, I am. Wink )

Ban him now! No biting! Razz
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Re: Attaching arms to a torso

Post by Thunder-blade on Sat Mar 21, 2009 6:50 pm

Astor wrote:If nothing else works, I take my jaws on each side (the arm and the torso) and bite.
It always works. Smile (Call me crazy if you want, I am. Wink )

That is how little sister does it... Hola Wow!
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Re: Attaching arms to a torso

Post by remo652 on Wed Apr 15, 2009 8:17 am

It's hard. I'm not strong so i MUST struggle and I rarely bother to do that. Maybe if you don't take it off too much it won't ware out and if it is, do it my way. Don't press in the whole thing straingt away. Like only half the joint in the hole then the other half. I'm not quiet sure if it wares it out slower though. Pilot
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Re: Attaching arms to a torso

Post by mazz on Wed Apr 15, 2009 11:55 am

I have that problem to, all I do is put tape on the end of the arm and it is just like new (bit to herd to move but it works for stop motion) Wink
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Re: Attaching arms to a torso

Post by MasterBrettKenobi on Wed Apr 15, 2009 10:28 pm

Well DarthPineApple, whenever my lego arms are broken/loose I simply and carefully put a little bit of glue (not a whole lot) but just to hold it steady. Smile Whitey Blue Arc Whitey
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Re: Attaching arms to a torso

Post by Sialboats on Wed Apr 15, 2009 11:07 pm

Line up the socket with the pin, put the arm down on a flat surface, put the torso on top of the arm, and push.

Problem solved.
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Re: Attaching arms to a torso

Post by Clonecommando007 on Wed Apr 15, 2009 11:07 pm

Wouldn't it stick and become immovable if you glue it? :scratch:

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Post by Alpha on Wed Apr 15, 2009 11:51 pm

Sialboats wrote:Line up the socket with the pin, put the arm down on a flat surface, put the torso on top of the arm, and push.

Problem solved.

That's exactly what I do. Works everytime.

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Re: Attaching arms to a torso

Post by Axel on Thu Apr 16, 2009 1:33 am

Clonecommando007 wrote:Wouldn't it stick and become immovable if you glue it? :scratch:

Depends on how much glue you use. If you only use a bit, it will break when you move, but the left over residue will make it not so loose.
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Attaching arms to a torso

Post by rc-1798 on Sat Apr 18, 2009 1:30 am

Sometime the problem is that the torso is messed up. As in the sockets are kind of wide. That happens to me a lot. Try switching torsos. Smile Huh? Dancing lock?

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Re: Attaching arms to a torso

Post by flare on Sat Apr 18, 2009 6:35 pm

rc-1798 wrote:Sometime the problem is that the torso is messed up. As in the sockets are kind of wide. That happens to me a lot. Try switching torsos. Smile Huh? Dancing lock?
Ok....Why is your avvy x300 times bigger than the rest of ours?
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Re: Attaching arms to a torso

Post by DarthPineapple on Sat Apr 18, 2009 7:33 pm

Guys, stop spamming. It's a bug, you can't normally have an avatar this big.
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