Sunday, 27 July 2014
Lego Iron Man Laboratory, Lego Suit-up Gantry
Building Step/Instructions for Iron Man Lab made available by Lego at their Lego Club can be download here: Building Instructions Iron Man Lab
Please note that all lego parts that i used for the lab are 100% genuine original lego except these 4 figure:
429 parts of Lego needed to build this set and here's mine:
I did try to source the exact parts needed according to instructions and spent about USD120 for them. yes, it's very expensive and sounds not logic at all. But just imagine, i order these parts from 7 different source (from Bricklink - mostly from Europe seller). If postage cost for one order is USD7, postage cost for 7 order is USD49. So the balance USD120 - USD49 = USD71 is for the parts. USD71 for 428 parts sounds more logic, right? So the conclusion here is, my iron man lab is expensive due to the postage cost.. and if you notice from the picture above, some parts have different colour than the one listed in manual. - please have a look at the 16 x 32 baseplate, i use green colour baseplate when i'm supposed to use dark-bluish grey colour baseplate. Even some of the tiles that i used are supposed to be grill tile. I'm sure it will cost more if i follow 100% the colour as per instructions. My current build is only about 97% accurate to original instructions but i already happy with it.
Anyway, satisfaction to complete the iron man lab is priceless, and i love every single part of this lab.
I completed this Iron Man Lab years ago, but was called to blog about it now because i found this on the Tabao page.
OMG!!!!! Sheng Yuan, are you for real? I did saw some set like this before but the origin is unclear and not famous
However when Sheng Yuan or Decool come out with something like this, i gotta try it!.. and guess what.. look at the price.. I found these on Tabao.
The Iron Man Lab is only 70yuan, that is about USD11! My Iron Man Lab using original Lego cost me USD 120! What more surprising is their shipping cost. I choose EMS, and the shipping cost only 30yuan (USD4.80) for these 3 set.
For summary, all these 3 set cost only 31.65usd inclusive shipping cost. Delivery using EMS option will take quite some time but at least its trackable.
I don't want to accuse anything, but just like how Sheng Yuan use the original lego building instructions and sell complete set of Iron Man Lab, they might stole the instructions for the Suit-Up Gantry from Lego-Ideas (also known as CUSOO previously).. maybe.. just maybe..
I received some email from you guys asking on how to order stuff from Tabao. No trick required. I myself do not understand/know how to read chinese language at all but i use Google Chrome to translate the website. Payment can be done via credit card. That's all =)