Let's introduce the elements released in the second half of 2018 that our guest builders will be taking a closer look at in the coming weeks.
Design Plate 1X1, No. 1Black Design Plate 1X1, No. 1 'floppy puppy ear' (Element ID 6231382 | Design ID 35463) is only found in one set, the Dalmatian Puppycorn blind bag from 41775 Unikitty! Collectibles Series 1. Each Dalmatian Puppycorn has only one Black ear as the other is white.
It also appears in Bright Blue [TLG]/ Blue [BL] (Element ID 6223617), Bright Bluish Green [TLG]/Dark Turquoise [BL] (6231379), White (6231380) and Dark Orange (6231383). All are exclusive to Unikitty sets at present.
Hub Cap, dia. 24, NO. 1Metallic Silver [TLG]/ Flat Silver [BL] Hub Cap, dia. 24, NO. 1 (Element ID 6227156 | Design ID 37195) is only found in one set at present, 10262 James Bond Aston Martin DB5.
Plate 1X1, W/ 1.5 Plate 1X1, Downwards
Medium Stone Grey [TLG]/Light Bluish Gray [BL] Plate 1X1, W/ 1.5 Plate 1X1, Downwards (Element ID 6248078 | Design ID 36841) has appeared in this colour in 23 sets at time of writing, despite just being released last year as a new mould.
Plate 1X1, W/ 1.5 Plate 1X1, UpwardsDark Stone Grey [TLG]/ Dark Bluish Gray [BL] 1X1, W/ 1.5 Plate 1X1, Upwards (Element ID 6225494 | Design ID 36840) has also appeared in 23 sets to date. The two sets with the highest quantity of this particular element are 21311 Voltron with 14 and 76114 Spider-Man's Spider Crawler with 16.
This part also appears in four other colours; Black, Reddish Brown, Cool Yellow [TLG]/ Bright Light Yellow [BL], White and one I do not have yet, Flame Yellowish Orange [TLG]/ Bright Light Orange [BL] (6249235).
When I took a look at this element as part of our Harry Potter and the Enlightening Elements post, I used the Titanium Metallic [TLG] / Pearl Dark Gray [BL] (Element ID 623411) version that appears in the Wizarding World sets. Pictured below, Titanium Metallic is on the left and Black on the right; it's a subtle difference from a distance but much more apparent when comparing the two side-by-side.
Wand on Spruethe sprue and the wands from the Wizarding World theme when reviewing the new parts. There's a host of connections if you consider the element on and off the sprue, so I'll be intrigued to see what our builders come up with. There was a fun use of this element in this years modular, 10264 Corner Garage, as part of the wheel mounter.
Wand on sprue also appears in Dark Brown (6235076), Reddish Brown (6232210) Dark Orange (6235072), Sand Yellow [TLG] / Dark Tan [BL] (6235074), Medium Lilac [TLG] / Dark Purple [BL] (6236260) and White. If you look at the bottom of our earlier post dedicated to the wands, you will see links to the sets that contain each colour.
Lattice 2X6, W/ 3.2 Shaft, No. 1
Black Lattice 2X6, W/ 3.2 Shaft, No. 1 (Element ID 6208551 | Design ID 35366) first appeared in 41597 Go Brick Me as one of the two optional glasses for Brickheadz characters to wear. The element later appeared in 10261 Roller Coaster but has only ever appeared in Black thus far.
Chris' review of 41597 Go Brick Me showed us that the 3.18mm diameter frame offered a much greater choice and angle of connection than the round glasses, so for this reason the 'square glasses' made it into our parts fest over the round ones.
3.2 Shaft Element, No. 1
Black 3.2 Shaft Element, No. 1 (Element ID 6226706 | Design ID 37494) is a relatively rare part as it only appears in two train sets and only in Black at the moment.
You will find one in 60197 Passenger Train and two in 60198 Cargo Train. It's used as the pantograph to conduct electricity from overhead lines but we thought the plentiful 3.18mm connections would make it ideal for a parts fest.
The candle is made up of two sections; a narrower 3.18mm bar that is 3mm long and a wider 5.8mm hollow portion that accepts 3.18mm bar connections in its base.
Tile 1X3, Inverted, W/ 3.2 HoleWhite Tile 1X3, Inverted, W/ 3.2 Hole (Element ID 6223491 | Design ID 35459) was first introduced within the Unikitty theme last year but can be found within 21043 San Francisco, 21150 Minecraft Skeleton BigFig with Magma Cube and a couple of THE LEGO MOVIE 2 sets. Sven has already taken a closer look and made some fun builds using this part.
Mini BrushWhile not a new mould, Reddish Brown Mini Brush (Element ID 6046576 | Design ID 15232) is a great addition to the unprinted selection of minifigure utensils. I find unprinted versions more flexible when using them out of context in creations.
At present, the unprinted brush is available in two sets: 71043 Hogwarts Castle and the gift-with-purchase set, 40289 Diagon Alley.
Shurican Star Ø3,2
With the postman taking parcels full of these elements to great LEGO fan builders in Russia, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, New Zealand, USA, Italy and Austria, we can't wait to showcase the results.
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