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For FREE to ALL: Exclusive Instructions for Rocket Ship "Arcade" Build (LEGO Manager Exclusive)

samiam391samiam391 A Log Cabin in KY, United StatesMember Posts: 4,044
Every year LEGO has a Brand Manager Retail Conference (with the 80 or so managers within the US) and since 2015 they've given out an exclusive minifigure and set to each of the managers.

I've managed to acquire instructions for the 2016 set. Since LEGO really deserves to be shared I thought I would share the instructions with any wonderful folks on here that would be interested in them. It seems perfect for a LEGO city!

I do still have somewhat of a vested interest in this set retaining some exclusivity (won't go into details on that) so there does have to be a few ground rules:
Brickset honor code...
1. Please do NOT share the instructions with anyone outside of this forum.
2. These instructions are for the forum. Please don't take them, mass produce the set, and then sell it on eBay as an "manager exclusive". Frankly, I could have done that but I chose not to because I'd rather share it with you all!

If you are interested in the set:
Please PM and I'll then send you jpegs of the instructions and parts list.

I'll get back to you as soon as possible. Please understand there may be a delay in sending you the files as family health problems are back in force, so my schedule has been quite variable!

Thanks,
Samuel


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  • MattPetersenMattPetersen Florida, USAMember Posts: 267
    Wow that's a fantastic Coin operated rocket! 
  • Kokkie20Kokkie20 NetherlandsMember Posts: 26
    Have sended a pm, got some fun ideas to modify it to add more things :D (car, train, boat etc :D ) 
  • paul_mertonpaul_merton UKMember Posts: 2,768
    Does it have moving parts?
  • ecmo47ecmo47 North CarolinaMember Posts: 1,903
    What was the exclusive minifig?
  • Toc13Toc13 Member Posts: 541
    "Launch War Rocket Ajax!"
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  • samiam391samiam391 A Log Cabin in KY, United StatesMember Posts: 4,044
    Does it have moving parts?
    There is a gear system in place that allows the rocket to move back and forth!
    stluxmadforLEGOkiki180703
  • Kokkie20Kokkie20 NetherlandsMember Posts: 26
    Dayumn quite a expensive minifig, quite exclusive for sure but will never pay that mich for just 1 minifig :o
  • Kokkie20Kokkie20 NetherlandsMember Posts: 26
    Thank you! Just remember family go's first ;) 
  • Russell844Russell844 California, USAMember Posts: 1,472
    I think you missed me :(
  • Russell844Russell844 California, USAMember Posts: 1,472
    My bad. Thanks Samuel!!!
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 15,101
  • LittleLoriLittleLori CanadaMember Posts: 53
  • ricecakericecake Maryland, USAMember Posts: 762
  • RakulRakul USAMember Posts: 160
    Thanks a bunch, can't wait to dig through my parts and build this one.
  • Kokkie20Kokkie20 NetherlandsMember Posts: 26
    Question; Is it just me or am i missing steps 19 till 21?
  • samiam391samiam391 A Log Cabin in KY, United StatesMember Posts: 4,044
    Kokkie20 said:
    Question; Is it just me or am i missing steps 19 till 21?
    @Kokkie20 - I checked your message. Image 9928 has steps 19-21!
  • ricecakericecake Maryland, USAMember Posts: 762
    Also, and this confused me for a second at first, steps 1-21 are the gray base, then the numbering starts over again with 1-18 building the rocket, then the final step 22 is attaching the rocket to the base.
  • Kokkie20Kokkie20 NetherlandsMember Posts: 26
    Aaah now i understand haha, tought i was crazy but now i understand :) thanks for the help! 
  • samiam391samiam391 A Log Cabin in KY, United StatesMember Posts: 4,044
    15+ more instructions sent out.

    That brings the total to roughly 65 so I better see a lot of great finished projects posted on this thread within the next few weeks! Happy building :)
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  • Johnyk668Johnyk668 Melbourne, Australia Member Posts: 68
    Thanks, parts ordered and I'll report back later. 
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO USMember Posts: 8,160
    Thanks again  @samiam391 !!!

    Johnyk668 said:
    Thanks, parts ordered and I'll report back later. 

    Cool, So all the parts were readily available with no substitutions?
    I worrisome thing is that I cannot afford to buy the parts at the moment.
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  • gmonkey76gmonkey76 ChicagoMember Posts: 839
    I have two plans for mine. Simple plan find my parts, and make the rocket into a soap box derby car. More complex plan buy the #10257 Carousel, and change out the animals for vehicles(rocket, motorcycles, helicopter......)
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  • TheFewTheFew EnglandMember Posts: 788
    Well just sorted through my parts... only 4 parts short of building this fine machine. 
  • FowlerBricksFowlerBricks USAMember Posts: 498
    Now that I have the instructions, I have to find time and money to Bricklink the parts!
  • ricecakericecake Maryland, USAMember Posts: 762
    I just built this on Mecabricks, but in order to honor @samiam391 's request not to distribute the instructions, I have disabled opening the model in the workshop.
    https://mecabricks.com/en/models/4qxv4nXG2dJ

  • Speedman29Speedman29 Brickswell CloseMember Posts: 658
    Put together a Bricklink wanted list, two stores have the lot for just over £10. Quick look through my unsorted tub has given me half of the pieces already.
  • Johnyk668Johnyk668 Melbourne, Australia Member Posts: 68
    @madforLEGO no problems with sourcing any of the parts and all reasonably priced. Ended up costing around $30ish for the lot
    madforLEGO
  • pharmjodpharmjod 1,170 miles to Wall Drug, USAMember Posts: 2,231
  • EvilTwinEvilTwin UKMember Posts: 71
    Lego deserves to be shared... but then don't share the instructions with anyone?
    What nu-speak is this?

    And $3000 for a tiny piece of plastic that could be mass produced by the company at any time is insane.

    It is a cool little model though
  • Speedman29Speedman29 Brickswell CloseMember Posts: 658
    ecmo47 said:
    The main one was part #99207 (1x2 to 2x2 bracket inverted, Red). I used black on the right model and LBG on the left one. You can barely see that color at both ends.
    Good to know. I'm struggling to find a seller with 8 of them, found four so I can substitute the middle pairs for another colour instead.
  • alaskaguyalaskaguy Member Posts: 157
    I don't understand posts like the OP.  You take Lego's property, violate their copyright, and then ask OTHER people to follow YOUR rules, concerning LEGO's intellectual property - all while claiming that YOU have some interest in maintaining exclusivity?  Can you explain your thought process here?
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 15,101
    alaskaguy said:
    I don't understand posts like the OP.  You take Lego's property, violate their copyright, and then ask OTHER people to follow YOUR rules, concerning LEGO's intellectual property - all while claiming that YOU have some interest in maintaining exclusivity?  Can you explain your thought process here?
    The thought process is likely to be - LEGO didn't want them publically distributed as they didn't put them on their own website. They have occassionally done this with some instructions from non-retail sets.  The set is not a retail set, so most people will not need access to them as they won't even know about it. Sam is doing people here a favour by letting them have access to the instructions to build a neat little model, but doesn't want people to download them with the intent of making money by putting sets together and selling them as the real thing when they have just assembled the parts without the genuine instructions or packaging. As to the exclusivity, I don't know. It may be that he has the real thing and wants to sell his set at some stage in the future, and the value might be affected by others trying to sell made-up sets using copies of the instructions he has provided.

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  • alaskaguyalaskaguy Member Posts: 157
    Here is the nature of my confusion - I guess:

    1). Lego has provided a limited distribution of its IP, having made the conscious decision not to make their IP available to a general audience....for reasons we cannot entirely know - but MAY include wanting to sell the IP or sets related to the IP in the future.

    2). OP has made the conscious decision to make Lego's IP available to a general audience, without receiving permission to do so from Lego.

    3). OP insists that the audience he (or she or they or gender fluid person or whatever term makes sure maximum inclusion is achieved) makes Lego's IP available to not, in turn, make it available to whomever THEY choose.  In other words, he is asking them not to do what he has just done.

    4). OP seems to assert a financial opportunity for himself...while denying the same to others, including Lego.

    So my question is, what is the thought process that leads the OP to claim the right to distribute Lego's IP without permission, while denying the right of others to do so the same thing?
  • mithridatemithridate HawaiiMember Posts: 20
    edited October 23
    I sorta kinda get what and possibly why you’re interested in the the thought process (many a time I’ve wondered about similar situations), but given that it’s basically a readily available gift horse, it may not be that necessary to look it in the mouth. Just can’t imagine this being the best starting point for a philosophical debate on any sort of rights (a word I use loosely here).
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  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 15,101
    alaskaguy said:
    Here is the nature of my confusion - I guess:

    1). Lego has provided a limited distribution of its IP, having made the conscious decision not to make their IP available to a general audience....for reasons we cannot entirely know - but MAY include wanting to sell the IP or sets related to the IP in the future.
    Maybe, but does it matter if a few people know how to build the model? They can still sell it in future if they want. I imagine the real reason they don't release the instructions is that people cannot buy the model. This can cause problems if they release instructions for something that people cannot buy from them.


    2). OP has made the conscious decision to make Lego's IP available to a general audience, without receiving permission to do so from Lego.

    You say general, but it is fairly select. But yes, there is no permission from LEGO.


    3). OP insists that the audience he (or she or they or gender fluid person or whatever term makes sure maximum inclusion is achieved) makes Lego's IP available to not, in turn, make it available to whomever THEY choose.  In other words, he is asking them not to do what he has just done.

    Yes. This is not really any different to him purchasing the set from one of the delegates and showing a friend how to build the model but asking them not to pass it on.

     

    4). OP seems to assert a financial opportunity for himself...while denying the same to others, including Lego.

    He has asked others not to BL and sell the sets for profit. I cannot see how he is denying LEGO the opportunity to make money from it though. They can make the set and the minifigure and sell it and him releasing the instructions to a small number of people will have next to no impact on it.

    As to him using it as a financial opportunity, I don't think he is. He specifically says he could have made a load of these and sold them on ebay, but I don't think he is doing that.

    People here often do others a favour but ask or imply that the receiver doesn't profit from it. For example, I have often bought things from US users where they have done me a favour and supplied at cost, and I have bought things and sent to people in the US at cost, rather than paying the inflated price on ebay or BL. This is often done as a favour, with the expectation that people are not asking you to get them stuff just so they can sell it on at the inflated price. This is similar to that. He has something that others might like, and presumably has paid handsomely for the set. He is sharing it, but asks others not to abuse his trust.

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  • Russell844Russell844 California, USAMember Posts: 1,472

    Did you think that maybe he got permission to distribute it as he is? He could be following LEGO's wishes. It's not like this kind of thing has never happened before by LEGO giving us "gifts".

  • SMCSMC UKMember Posts: 1,161
    samiam391 said:
    Quite simply, life is much too short to argue with people like you. 

    If I was the greedy, rude, copy-right infringing, disgusting, and horrible person you paint a picture of me being... then I never would have distributed the instructions to the Brickset forum in the first place. Take a step back and realize that not everyone in the world has selfish ulterior motives. That is all I will say on the matter. 

    If, at some point, you decide you want the instructions then feel free to PM me.

    To be fair @alaskaguy didn't call you greedy, rude, disgusting or horrible. I also found the method of your delivery a bit odd but chose not to say anything as I didn't see the need. I am not sure what you meant by "people like you" but it was the only thing I found rude on this thread.
  • alaskaguyalaskaguy Member Posts: 157
    CCC said:
    alaskaguy said:
    Here is the nature of my confusion - I guess:

    1). Lego has provided a limited distribution of its IP, having made the conscious decision not to make their IP available to a general audience....for reasons we cannot entirely know - but MAY include wanting to sell the IP or sets related to the IP in the future.
    Maybe, but does it matter if a few people know how to build the model? They can still sell it in future if they want. I imagine the real reason they don't release the instructions is that people cannot buy the model. This can cause problems if they release instructions for something that people cannot buy from them.


    2). OP has made the conscious decision to make Lego's IP available to a general audience, without receiving permission to do so from Lego.

    You say general, but it is fairly select. But yes, there is no permission from LEGO.


    3). OP insists that the audience he (or she or they or gender fluid person or whatever term makes sure maximum inclusion is achieved) makes Lego's IP available to not, in turn, make it available to whomever THEY choose.  In other words, he is asking them not to do what he has just done.

    Yes. This is not really any different to him purchasing the set from one of the delegates and showing a friend how to build the model but asking them not to pass it on.

     

    4). OP seems to assert a financial opportunity for himself...while denying the same to others, including Lego.

    He has asked others not to BL and sell the sets for profit. I cannot see how he is denying LEGO the opportunity to make money from it though. They can make the set and the minifigure and sell it and him releasing the instructions to a small number of people will have next to no impact on it.

    As to him using it as a financial opportunity, I don't think he is. He specifically says he could have made a load of these and sold them on ebay, but I don't think he is doing that.

    People here often do others a favour but ask or imply that the receiver doesn't profit from it. For example, I have often bought things from US users where they have done me a favour and supplied at cost, and I have bought things and sent to people in the US at cost, rather than paying the inflated price on ebay or BL. This is often done as a favour, with the expectation that people are not asking you to get them stuff just so they can sell it on at the inflated price. This is similar to that. He has something that others might like, and presumably has paid handsomely for the set. He is sharing it, but asks others not to abuse his trust.

    Cutting to the chase - my point was really, why does OP care if someone else makes kits and sells them?  If OP can distribute the instructions at all, without it being an issue, where is the harm if someone uses that same information to sell kits and making them available to anyone who wants to buy them?
  • alaskaguyalaskaguy Member Posts: 157

    Did you think that maybe he got permission to distribute it as he is? He could be following LEGO's wishes. It's not like this kind of thing has never happened before by LEGO giving us "gifts".

    If he did, don't you think he would most certainly have said so?
  • alaskaguyalaskaguy Member Posts: 157
    samiam391 said:
    If I was the greedy, rude, copy-right infringing, disgusting, and horrible person you paint a picture of me being...
    Yes.  That is exactly what I said.
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