previous post to read about them) were sent to various builders and first up we have one of several posts by Jonas Kramm featuring his interesting little builds and observations about the parts. Jonas is well-known as Legopard on Flickr and can now be found on Instagram as @jonaskramm. If you are not already familiar with his work, you must check it out! Recently Jonas has also become the ambassador for German LUG Imperium der Steine.
I was warned that the pieces would arrive unsorted, but that wasn't too bad. Because while sorting I got the first ideas what pieces I could use for what purpose. I was really flashed by the selection Tim has chosen, as it contained a lot of new moulds and recoloured elements that I had totally missed in the part update in June.
The texture created by the Flex Rod continues within the lower, thicker part of the lamp post with a Technic axle connector. Due to rubber material the rod is made of, it can bend and so only symmetrical constructions will balance on top. In addition to the big lamp with four lights, I built one with a single light in the same design.
Now that I had the lamp parts laying around I tried my hands at another lamp design where I connected the lights not from below but from above. Train wheels (Element ID 4496343 | Design ID 57878) are turned into lampshades and get held in place by the new 1x1 plate modified with handle (Element ID 6157554 | Design ID 26047). The rounded part of the plate flows perfectly with the 1x1 round plate beneath and the 1x1 round tile above. The new bar/axle connector is used again, this time within the lamppost.
For my fourth lamp I took the new tassel mould (Element ID 6156679 | Design ID 25375) as the seed part. Some different train wheels (Element ID 4227006 | Design ID 50254) fit perfectly and the paint roller (Element ID 6099599 | Design ID 12885) makes a perfect attachment for them.
These are just a few ideas for lamps but I already started loving these new moulds. My highlight at this point is the very versatile bar/axle connector (Design ID 24122). Stay tuned for more ways I found to use the new elements.
READ MORE: See how Jonas used the same parts to create ornate fences that will inspire your own LEGO models
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