When the LEGO Creator Expert Ford Mustang (10265) came out on March 1, it was positively received by car enthusiasts and collectors. Anyone who did as little as look at the set’s preview images, would agree that it’s a sweet brick-built model. But days after release, some clouds have appeared in the LEG Mustang’s horizon.
Our fellow LEGO news source from Germany, Promo Bricks, has noticed that the LEGO Creator Expert Ford Mustang (10265) they got for review have noticed some inconsistency in the pieces with color prints. For one, the white stripes on the sides of the car aren’t in a straight line from brick to brick (as seen above). The same goes for the hood’s blue central stripe.
Promo Bricks contacted LEGO customer service in Denmark itself regarding the badly-aligned printed pieces. Their response wasn’t very encouraging; they say the misaligned stripes across the consecutive bricks in the assembly were not actually misprinted.
LEGO Customer Service has however presented the problem to their Quality Department according to their reply to Promo Bricks. No actual solution has been given yet, though they have proposed a possible reprint of pieces with straight stripes and even stickers to cover the earlier bad coloring job. The company has promised to publicly announce an update to the situation on their website, but nobody knows how long to wait.
Many of the commentators at Promo Bricks have expressed some frustration at their printed set pieces for the Creator Expert Ford Mustang (10265) too. For now the only “solution” they have was swapping and rotating parts to achieve the greatest level of alignment they could. Hopefully an official answer to this problem will come soon.