1 November 2013

Domes and doughnuts

I recently wrote about 10243 Parisian Restaurant which is due out in January; here's a quick update about a couple of the most interesting new parts in the set. Some fan sites have received review copies (two months before release... surprisingly early!)  including Huw Millington at Brickset, who has kindly taken these pictures for New Elementary readers to pore over.


Great to finally see just how nice the inverted dome looks with a regular dome on top. I was very glad Huw had some domes in Dark Red... they're not very common, having appeared in only two sets!

The round 1X1 brick looks great nestled in the inverted dome; the three-tiered effect is very cool. Instantly makes me think of a cheesy 1950s ray gun!

One surprise, for me anyway, I hadn't realised the inverted dome has a hole in the base until I saw Huw's last picture. This will make it much more useful. 

A few administrative details; the Dark Red inverted dome has an Element ID of 6058218 and Design ID (i.e. part number for all colours) is 15395. The 'doughnut tile' in Light Bluish Gray[BL]/Medium Stone Grey [TLG] has an element ID of 6055313 and the Design ID is 15535. Thanks to Huw and Brick Owl for looking these numbers up. 

Huw has also taken a pic of the set's inventory page from the instructions. And his thorough review is now available - so have a read. 

17 comments:

  1. I see the donut and a 2x2 jumper plate making a perfect 180 degree SNOT connection.

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  2. I'm gessing that the donut piece might be used in some LEGO Simpsons sets in 2014. I wonder if the donut will have printing or a sticker for the icing on the donut. Anyway, I also noticed that you can now build with both studs (or where studs would be) facing inward like in picture 4. I've rarly seen this technique used before, and haven't been able to figure it out with the parts that I own. You could make some really awesome bombs with this technique and with the new dark red domes shown. I gess that's all for now!
    -goldninja101

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  3. If only the new inverted dome piece would come out in black or maybe dark grey, it would be good to use to build a Webber Kettle BBQ :)

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    1. Hehe, with the number of bbqs seen in sets, they could do with a fresh design!

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    2. You could add a round 2x2 tile with the grille print (the ones from the Millenium Falcon, etc.) to the top of it. =)

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  4. *coughFOUR-TIEREDcough*

    Do I detect different shades of dark-red on the double-dome combo? Also, you should have assumed that the stud was completely open in the inverse dome. They block hollow studs at the tops of tall parts, but stuff that's only one plate thick (especially round parts) usually have open studs. Think dishes, 1x1 round plate w/ hollow stud...and I'm pretty sure there's at least one more bucketish part that I'm forgetting right now.

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    1. I asked a similar question, but I don't remember what the topic was about. Essentially, complaints had come in and the Dark Red color did have a change because the plastic used is different. The first time it was released, and if you have some take a look; it was very transparent. After 2005, or maybe just a little later, a new color name used by The LEGO Group "New Dark Red" was created. Apparently, Dark Blue was the same way. While Bricklink doesn't bother to show a difference, they really are two different colors. If you have Set 75006, you could use R4-P17's head and the two colors would be the same, but then there's all this printing in the way.

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    2. Even before NDR replaced DR, there was a lot of variance in the look of dark-red parts. Some were a bit darker than others, just like with dark-purple. And I know that with dark-purple, there were two distinct shades in the past, and now there's a third in current production.

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    3. Even if there were changes to other bricks, New Dark Red has always puzzled me because it's the only example I know of where the LEGO Group changed the name of a color but not its ID number when they reformulated the materials. Usually, they either create a new name and number (effectively replacing the old color), or they leave both the name and number alone.

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    4. Heh, that a great bit of trivia!

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  5. Those donuts are going to make tiling around axles possible. Now we can hide studs and keep connections. Hope they make a square variant at some point to.

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  6. I see both of these new parts in The LEGO Movie sets too - the doughnut tile on the Micro Manager's feet in 70812, and Bright Red inverted domes used to hilarious effect as flick-fire plungers in 70811.

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  7. I was wondering if Huw had passed on any images of the new 2x2x0.667 bows that were included in the new 10243 Parisian Restaurant set?

    I make some small contributions to LDraw and LGEO, and would very much like to get a look at the underside of the part (and get the design ID if it's available).

    Your blog has been indispensable in allowing me (and others, I would imagine) to update LDraw with some of the latest bowed parts!

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    1. He did actually offer but I turned the offer down! Figured there wasn't much of interest in what is essentially a double baby bow... how wrong I was. Will remember LDraw next time!

      By the way, I do love that you LDraw folks find the blog useful - and that in turn, one day I'll be downloading the parts update! :OD

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  8. The dome+inverted dome combination will make an appearance in Defend the Batcave under the new "Juniors" branded sets in 2014.

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