bigospedros wrote:My only wish is that Lego would continue to keep large stockpiles of stickers from older sets so that we can replace them if they crumble over time. My 2nd hand RGS (original version) looks bare without stickers but I cannot bring myself to spend £25 on some stickers!
bigospedros wrote:much appreciated ...
note : I would gladly pay Lego Customer Services for them sending me replacement stickers so long as the price was reasonable. I can't imagine it would cost a massive amount to print a sticker sheet, even if the set was old (unless you have to re-make the print "template" then I guess it might cost more)
natelite wrote:I would think the more elegant solution would be if TLG can make available their sticker template (in pdf for eg) for fans to download once a set goes out of production, so that we can at least replace the worned out stickers on our own.
bigospedros wrote:But that places the burden on the consumer to have a printer which is capable of creating stickers of the same quality as Lego. I'm not sure I have that nor would I want to invest in them.
I don't think it would be a massive issue for them to print off a mass of spares and then store them and sell them to customers who need them. They could circumvent the whole problem in future by providing 2 sticker sheets with each set, although obviously that doesn't solve the problem of the legacy sets.
It would certainly be interesting to know how much of an issue storing print blocks is. How do you know, for example, if it's not all digital these days and in fact, the only issue is finding the file, loading it into a computer and then pressing "go" ?
I did my work experience in a printers some 15 years ago and even then they were largely digital !
speaknspell wrote:I think a lot of cost on sticker sheets come in the form of the die cuts that allow the removal of the stickers as well. I'm not sure what the set up is on something like that.
bigospedros wrote:That's a fair point ... which kind of adds to the benefits of printing a load of spares at the time of production
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