|Baby + umbrella + dog = vet bills. 3121 Summer Day Out|
So I'll still be wading and cross-referencing as always - but hey, let me do it for you! I'll be showing you elements that you can expect to be getting your hands on soon, and when I get my pet and smoke-free hands on them I'll be showing you what I come up with. I'll also take the occasional diversion and maybe talk about things like long-forgotten parts or interesting facts about element production.
|Way out, man - London Tube DUPLO®. |
Element 4620518 from 5828 Big Bentley
I love all the banter in online AFOL communities discussing just about every aspect of LEGO imaginable. But discussion of new elements feels somewhat underrepresented! We all love that "ooooooh" moment when we open a set and find something totally new, or a piece in a new colour, don't we? My hope is that this will be yet another place where AFOLs can contribute their thoughts and their MOCs, but this time wholly focused on the elements.
|Element 362202 (but I call it a Threeya)|
first appeared in 1979 in
894 Mobile Ground Tracking Station
Fast forward to London some *cough* thirty years on and I stumbled, bleary-eyed, out of my Dark Age... and one of my early realisations was that I'd missed out on quite a lot of elements! I devoured the BrickLink catalogue, setting up Wanted Lists of all sorts of pieces. Quickly realising this would prove painfully expensive, I had the foresight to limit myself to just one colour, bley. (Ooooooh.) By no means do I have every element available! But I got a huge amount of the useful stuff and it wasn't that long before I was nabbing parts in almost any colour. So when a cool new element comes out these days, boy do I want it... who cares if it will be as common as brick separators in a few months, I just gotta get my hands on it and play with it. Preferably in large quantities.
So let's see how this goes, and please get involved in the comments!