Admiral Netsooj wrote:
Being a young one of only 18, I never knew the lamp holder had a thinner version until I discovered Bricklink in 2004.
The modular wings are something that both bother me, and something I shall miss. They bother me, for there were no bricks that were at the same angle as them, but as you said, they make really nice wings.
The Galaxy Explorer type glass is something I can go both ways. The old one, as mentioned, is much easier to line up with bricks, but the one is much nice to use if a double seated cockpit is in need.
The cone I almost actually prefer the new one, just for the fact that the axle hole on the inside is deeper, therefore making it more stable when it is placed on an axle.
I doubt the 1x1 with one extra stud will replace the headlight brick, for the headlight brick is still appearing in vast quantities. I am actually loving this new piece very much, for it is uber-useful.
The new raygun is ugly. 'Nuff said
Draykov wrote:As we all know, from time to time, LEGO elements we've known of for years and years undergo subtle modifications or revisions. For instance, the famous 1x1 headlight brick (aka 4070) now has a slightly lighter sibling. And that's cool. But they done gone messed with the 1x1 tap. There I am, gleefully assembling my recently purchased (at 25% off no less) 8959 Claw Digger when I noticed that 3 out of my 4 1x1 taps are missing an outlet.
How should I feel about this? I really prefer my tap with a hole, thank you. What is the world coming to? What else are they going to "Indy 4" on me? Anyone else have similar concerns? Maybe this would be better in the "Ask LEGO" forum, but what does it all mean? Did they have to make a new 1x1 tap mold? And this is what they decided to do?
speaknspell wrote:Iare, your observation about Joedward's question is correct. what they've been doing in Billund is going through every part and figuring out if they're actually "in system" or not. A lot of parts were made one way and for one reason or another don't fit just right with other similar parts, so a lot of parts are getting slight adjustments. You're exactly right on the cone. they changed it so it wouldn't get pushed too far into something and damage it or get stuck.
The tap on the other hand I don't know the exact reason for. I theorize that the nozzle may actually have been only decorative and they had no real reason for that hole being there. On top of that, the hole may have made the mold much more complex and by removing it they were able to make it more efficient.
Look for subtle changes like this to happen to many elements though over the course of the next few years. Its all a part of a larger project to make sure everything is working together like it was originally intended.
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