This week, over 300 new, recoloured or printed parts were revealed on Brickset, but there was one in particular that hasn't been listed yet. We will have one from the LEGO® Group soon - but Elspeth De Montes already has her paws on it, and it just might be the most useful new LEGO piece of 2017...
85861) and a 1x1 Round Tile (Design ID 98138) attached to the bar.
Plate 1X1 Round W/3.2 Shaft/1,5 Hole a.k.a. the “Stud with Bar” (Design ID 32828) has quite a few connection options that expands its connectivity beyond the obvious stud and bar: the 3.2mm shaft has a central 1.5mm hole allowing things like drink straws or Friends flowers to be inserted, and the 1x1 round plate has a recessed stud allowing a 3.2 bar to be inserted.
Comparing a couple of similar parts with a stud and bar connection, we have the Paddle (Design ID 3900) and the Frying Pan (Design ID 4568). It is clear that the connectivity options are fewer in the two older parts, and neither have a complete 1x1 round plate; the frying pan has the base of the plate on its underside and the paddle has the stud only on the upper side, with a longer 3.2 shaft portion.
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