We have also stumbled upon a conspiracy to make you buy entirely new screens instead of repairing one ones. I am not morally opposed to wholesole replacement if it's easy and reasonably priced, but what if replacement is not an option ?
We had better luck with our other shopping mission, to get ready for a Lego-themed party for S0's birthday. We were looking for Star Wars-themed mini sets, and there were none to be found at the Lego Store. (Really !) We decided to have the partiers build their own little cars and race them. The cool thing is the Lego Store allows you to pick your own pieces from a selection of wheels, bricks, hinges, windows, doors, etc., and all you have to do make them fit in a bucket. We were getting pretty good at cramming pieces into every little bit of available space. O was even pre-assembling wheels and tires to make our bucket space go even further: 10 kids × 4 wheels is a lot of parts ! Heh, I guess, that's why I married her !