powerpig) who has been a prolific and influential builder, photographer, designer and entrepreneur on the LEGO® scene for many years now. Chris was a strong supporter of New Elementary from the very beginning (which, by the way, was three years ago yesterday!) and I'm thrilled he has prepared this great post for us detailing the most interesting recoloured LEGO parts recently released. Thanks must also go to Huw Millington once again, for making this information readily available to the community via the Brickset parts database. Huw and I have been a bit worried this year as the LEGO® Group have not updated their online database with many new parts at all this year. However our fears that they would no longer add new parts were unfounded, and a massive update occurred earlier this month.
Bricks, Plates and Tiles
The first thing I look for in new sets are basic bricks, plates, and tiles in new colours, and happily, the summer sets are teeming with recoloured parts.
Medium Lilac [TLG]/Dark Purple [BL] also sees the reissue of 2x2 and 2x4 plates this year, along with a new 2x2 Round Tile.
Recently Introduced Parts in New Colours
It’s always fascinating to see how quickly a relatively new part gets produced in additional colours. Here’s a round up of the most interesting palette expansions:
Roof Tile 1 X 2 X 2/3, Abs (Design ID 85984), also known as the double-wide cheese wedge, now comes in Bright Green, Dark Azur and Dark Brown.
Old Parts, New Colours
It’s always good to see older parts available in new colours, and this wave of sets brings us two significant expansions.
Other Notable Additions
Hidden amount the massive update are a few singular additions worth mentioning.
So Much More!You can find a listing of all 2385 parts recently added to Brickset’s database here. It’s worth a look – remember, I've only highlighted recoloured parts in this article. There’s so much more to discover!
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