A great new LEGO® part introduced in 2016 is the 1x1 tile in the shape of a quadrant. The first unprinted colour of these I got my hands on was Medium Azure, and I sent some to Elspeth De Montes and Chris McVeigh to see what they could make with them. What with The New Black parts festival overrunning, this mini-festival has been somewhat delayed! But we have some lovely ideas from Elspeth to enjoy today and one from Chris tomorrow.
As an Azure/Azur fan, be that dark or medium, I was excited to receive a few Medium Azure 1/4 Circle Tile 1X1 (Element ID 6150307 | Design ID 25269) from Tim many moons ago when the summer sun was still warming the northern hemisphere. My excitement waned a little when I realised that I only had this one colour of quarter tile and the lack of any other tiles of a circular nature (other than round) at this time, meant the possibilities were fewer than I first imagined.
If I had been sensible and left them lying on my desk in a ‘to do’ position then all sorts of colours of quarter tile would have appeared, not to mention 2x2 and 4x4 curved tiles. At time of writing, there are six colours of 1/4 Circle Tile 1X1 available, not counting any printed versions such as watermelon, waffle or pizza slices.
- Medium Azure (Element ID 6150307), found in 41124 Heartlake Puppy Daycare and 41232 Super Hero High School
- Brick Yellow [TLG]/Tan [BL] (Element ID 6145570) found in 41150 Moana's Ocean Voyage, 10255 Assembly Square and 21032 Sydney
- Bright Red [TLG]/Red [BL] )Element ID 6170390) found in 21306 The Beatles Yellow Submarine
- Black (Element ID 6172383) found in 41230 Batgirl Batjet Chase and 10255 Assembly Square
- White (Element ID 6172366) found in 21306 The Beatles Yellow Submarine, 41232 Super Hero High School and 60149 4x4 with Catamaran
- Medium Stone Grey [TLG)/Light Bluish Gray [BL] (Element ID 6176433) found in 10255 Assembly Square, 21034 London and 21033 Chicago
Then out came 21306 The Beatles Yellow Submarine and my little BMW logo solution no longer seemed so clever as I could simply place the alternate quarter tiles in position.
The other idea I had was to use the 1/4 Circle Tile 1X1 with other available Medium Azure tiles to add some curves to a simple ‘LEGO Tile Font’. What could be better than New Elementary tiled out in Medium Azure? Tiled writing is not really seen very often for the very reason that a lack of curves mean that brick-built words look better and are easier to read.
READ MORE: See ways that quarter tiles can be combined with the new macaroni tiles from Assembly Square
See what Chris McVeigh made with Medium Azure quarter tiles.
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