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Welcome to New Elementary and thanks for visiting. My name is Tim Johnson and I'm based in London, originally from Melbourne. Here's one of the most thrilling moments of my life... meeting Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen, grandson of the founder of the LEGO® Group. (I'm the grinning fool on the left.) I met him on the LEGO Inside Tour in 2013, an event so inspirational that after getting home, I decided to start a blog about LEGO parts. A few years on, and New Elementary has a team of wonderful authors and is a Recognised LEGO® User Group.
WHAT THIS BLOG IS
I chose to start a blog about parts because I was frustrated by the lack of discussion online about new parts, how labour-intensive it is to learn what new elements and parts the LEGO Group are releasing, and what sets I can get them in. (I define elements as the parts that are unique in colour as well as shape. So I consider one part in two different colours to be two different elements.) The LEGO Group are releasing a lot of new elements these days, so I intend to cherry-pick the ones that excite me the most. There will be posts about new pieces, new or returning colours, and no doubt I'll wander off on tangents sometimes, maybe even interesting ones!
WHAT IT ISN'T
These posts are not a complete listing of new elements. Largely, I will stick to posting about just the new System elements; but new minifig parts are less likely to be included in my posts, unless I think they may have a use in general building or if I'm doing a set review. Much as I love minifigs, there's just too many new prints and parts out there.