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21303 Wall-e - seal number of fixed version

DaraghDaragh IrelandMember Posts: 346
I am wondering does anyone know can you tell if the version of Wall-e is the fixed neck version from the seal tab numbers. I have two sets with numbers "26S6" and "29S5" I am hoping they are the revised versions, does anyone know?

Thanks. 

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  • dbrougedbrouge QcMember Posts: 11
    My Wall-E was a "fixed" version and you could clearly see that original seals were taped over (w/o code) and a third seal w/ date code in the middle was added.
    Original seals were 36R5, middle one is 47R5.
    I'd say the 26S6 one would have the fix, not sure the other one.
  • DaraghDaragh IrelandMember Posts: 346
    Thanks @dbrouge I am just off the phone to LEGO customer service and you are right 26S6 has the fix and 29S5 does not, so they are sending the repair kit for that one. First time ever I needed a fix or replacement parts - says a lot about the quality of their QA. 
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 430
    I have two with seals labeled 13R6. Any idea if these are the fixed version?
  • DaraghDaragh IrelandMember Posts: 346
    @Astrobricks The customer service rep seemed most interested in the last digit, so on mine the one ending with "6" was the one with the fix included and the "5" wasn't, but I am not sure how their codes work. Worth calling them, very helpful and there was no delay answering when I called this afternoon. They are sending me the fix pack for the one I need it for, no hassle.
  • RecceRecce 10,171km away from BillundMember Posts: 628
    dbrouge said:
    My Wall-E was a "fixed" version and you could clearly see that original seals were taped over (w/o code) and a third seal w/ date code in the middle was added.
    Original seals were 36R5, middle one is 47R5.
    I'd say the 26S6 one would have the fix, not sure the other one.
    First 2 digits refer to the week of production, alphaphet represents the factory, and last digit is the year.

    The fix in the Wall-E occurs around Nov/Dec 2015. 

    From your codes it looks like TLG did the rework between week 36 and week 47 of 2015.


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  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 430
    Recce said:
    dbrouge said:
    My Wall-E was a "fixed" version and you could clearly see that original seals were taped over (w/o code) and a third seal w/ date code in the middle was added.
    Original seals were 36R5, middle one is 47R5.
    I'd say the 26S6 one would have the fix, not sure the other one.
    First 2 digits refer to the week of production, alphaphet represents the factory, and last digit is the year.

    The fix in the Wall-E occurs around Nov/Dec 2015. 

    From your codes it looks like TLG did the rework between week 36 and week 47 of 2015.


    Interesting. Has anyone ever compiled a list of which letter = which factory? I’m guessing R is Mexico. 
  • dbrougedbrouge QcMember Posts: 11
    Interesting. Has anyone ever compiled a list of which letter = which factory? I’m guessing R is Mexico. 
    Can't remember where I got this list, but here is what I have:
        H = Nyíregyháza, Hungary
        R = Ciénega de Flores, Mexico
        S = Kladno, Czech Republic
        Q = Purkersdorf, Austria
        B = Shenzhen, China (Not Confirmed)
        M = Billund, Denmark (Not Confirmed)
        O = Billund, Denmark (Not Confirmed)

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  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 430
    I wonder why they reduced the year to one digit. It's not like they ran out of space. Has any set ever been made for more than ten years? 
  • PapaBearPapaBear East CoastMember Posts: 114
    I have one that is 36R5.  It appears to have been opened and resealed.  I suspect that means I should be okay.
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