Brickset's parts database to identify for you some of the more basic LEGO® parts that have been released in new colours this summer. Rather than name all the sets you can find these new elements in, I've added links instead - click the relevant Element ID.
6065496) and Bright Light Yellow [BL]/Cool Yellow [TLG] (Element ID 6056360). The humble 1X2 brick (Design ID 3004) now comes in Light Aqua [BL]/Aqua [TLG] (Element ID 6022032) and Dark Brown (Element ID 6058257) whilst the transparent version with no interior pin (Design ID 3065) is available in Trans-Neon Green [BL]/Tr. Fl.Green [TLG] (Element ID 6081496). Not new, but only previously made from 1998-2000 is the very useful 1X12 brick in Tan [BL]/Brick Yellow [TLG] (Element ID 6075179 | Design ID 6112) so let's expect that the crazy second-hand prices for this element will soon come down.
6092106 | Design ID 18860) and Dark Orange (Element ID 6074890 | Design ID 3062). The 1X2X5 column (Design ID 43888) is in Dark Orange too (Element ID 6030306) and, as I failed to mention in my review of Trevi Fountain, it's finally in White also (Element ID 6073345). The 2X2 round brick comes in Trans-Orange [BL]/Tr. Br. Orange [TLG] (Element ID 6061560) in five sets across four themes. The 2X4X4 half-cylinder (Design ID 6218) now comes in Bright Light Orange [BL]/Fl. Yell-Ora [TLG] (Element ID 6082544) and good ol' Blue [BL]/Br. Blue [TLG] (Element ID 6073088), which will please Neo-Classic Space builders old and new.
6069887) and Yellowish Green [BL]/Spr. Yell. Gree [TLG] (Element ID 6069255) but don't let that distract you from other sets with welcome colours for this part: Lime [BL]/Br.Yel-Green [TLG] (Element ID 4621557) and Dark Green [BL]/Earth Green [TLG] (Element ID 6055169) and also Flame Yellowish-Orange (Element ID 6073040). More Flame Yellowish-Orange comes in the form of the 1X3 plate (Element ID 6073042 | Design ID 3623). For 1X4 plates we have Dark Orange (Element ID 6074892 | Design ID 3710) and 1X8 plates now come in Medium Azure (Element ID 6074793 | Design ID 3460). 1X12 plates only came in seven colours but now there's an eighth: Dark Red [BL]/New Dark Red [TLG] (Element ID 6072621 | Design ID 60479).
6074312 | Design ID 3020) which is a great addition to this fledgling hue. 2X10 plates now come in Dark Tan [BL]/Sand Yellow [TLG] (Element ID 6079776 | Design ID 3832) and the 2X16 plate in Bright Light Blue [BL]/Lgh. Roy. Blue [TLG] (Element ID 6074915 | Design ID 4282). The 4X4 plate is new for Magenta [BL]/Br.Red-Viol [TLG] (Element ID 6074791 | Design ID 3031) and there's more Flesh fun with the 4X8 plate (Element ID 6074308 | Design ID 3035). The grand-daddy 16X16 plate is now in Medium Azure (Element ID 6022011 | Design ID 91405) which is great news for creating water. As a side note, I've noticed (and purchased!) handy 2X4 plates in Medium Azure on Pick-a Brick walls in UK Brand Stores at the moment, along with other Friends colours.
6065504) and Medium Azure (Element ID 4655243) and, as I've mentioned a few times: Trans-Clear [BL]/Transparent [TLG] (Element ID 6047501)! The 1X4 tile (Design ID 2431) appears in Magenta (Element ID 6078305) and Dark Orange (Element ID 6074893) and the 1X8 tile in Medium Azure (Element ID 6078339 | Design ID 4162). The exciting new corner tile gets its second colour: Light Bluish Gray [BL]/Med. St-Grey [TLG] (Element ID 6065824 | Design ID 14719).
6065505), Lime (Element ID 6057878) and most exciting of all: Glow in Dark White [BL]/White Glow [TLG] (Element ID 6009088). The underside of the 2X2 round tile was redesigned last year and you can now get this new version (Design ID 14769) in Yellow [BL]/Br.Yel [TLG] (Element ID 6078279), Reddish Brown [BL] (Element ID 6075213), Black (Element ID 6070695), Dark Bluish Gray [BL]/Dk. St. Grey [TLG] (Element ID 6056296), Lime (Element ID 6092766), Bright Pink [BL]/Lgh. Purple [TLG] (Element ID 6092768) and Orange/Br.Orange [TLG] (Element ID 6092770). Don't they just look good enough to eat? Warning: choking hazard.
So those are the basic parts I've noticed amongst the 2014 summer sets. Did I miss any that you're excited about?
Next time I do one of these posts I'll look at the new colours of slopes, bows and arches. And don't forget, if you're buying sets (or anything from Amazon!) you can give New Elementary a little support by following our affiliate links before purchasing: