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Curious case of tampered Disney set?
I only just started buying Lego sets and I recently bought the Disney castle from an online seller. I inspected the box upon collection and it was properly sealed with 3 clear tapes that has a black stripe.
However, when I got home and opened the box, the white box inside had a jagged cut at the side. The white box was sealed too but it was a different type of sealing method when compared to the unboxing vids I watched on Youtube (see photos below).
The next thing I found when I emptied the white box was that there were 4 loose Lego pieces. This should not be the case because the pieces should be in the plastic bags. I kind of figured out that the cut at the side was made so that the loose pieces could be stuff inside the white box. I went ahead to check all the plastic bags and 2 bags split open easily but I'm not sure if it was my mishandling or that there were cuts made to retrieve some Lego pieces.
I counted the numbered bags and there were 33 in total. There was one bag that was not numbered. I did not count the smaller bags inside the numbered bags because I did not want to open all of them. I checked the minifigs and found all 5. I also roughly checked the pieces in the bags and they had the lego imprint on them. So my guess is that the set is likely to be tampered but as to what was taken or done, I can't figure that out.
I plan to build it probably in end Dec so I hope I won't discover any missing pieces during the process. Just thought I share with everyone here and I will appreciate if you have any opinions about this. Thanks!