Yes you read that right. Friday I started building the big all-new $100 Pelican Gunship set and didn't make it past the first half of the first page of the instructions. I did not have any simple 1x1 plate pieces, of which there should be 12 in the set. Frustrated, but determined to proceed, I headed to my completed sets/parts bin and scavenged up just enough pieces from other sets in a close-enough color to proceed. Two steps later, I found myself in need of a 1x2 plate this time. No dice once again, but this time there were supposed to be 35 of the item. That brought things to a full stop. Apparently there is a full bag of small pieces missing, and after doing a thorough inventory check today, the missing part count came to an eye-popping
I went to the Mega Bloks missing parts form online and filled it out. That process nearly failed as well, as the form began to break the web page, there were so many entries, and I had to type the last line completely blind, with only a few pixels of the final "add" button visible! I got the thing submitted, though, so hopefully they will be able to help me out as many of you viewers have said they do.
In the meantime, I'll have this big mass of trays of parts laying around collecting dust. I'll have to scrounge up some more temporary sorting containers from the kitchen to allow me to continue moving forward with other builds!
Count updated 8/24/2013