New blog about new parts

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There are thousands of LEGO blogs out there but most just regurgitate what the bigger ones are publishing and hope to make quick buck while doing so.

It is refreshing, therefore, to see that caperberry (Tim) has launched a blog containing original material on a subject that's not covered elsewhere. It's called The New Elementary and its focus is on new parts and what they are good for.

In one article Tim talks about this new new roof slope, which is possibly the only new 45 degree slope to be introduced since 1958. I didn't know it existed until I read about it there, so I've subscribed to the RSS feed and look forward to being further educated and enlightened in the future.

23 comments on this article

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By in United Kingdom,

Seem's an intresting blog.

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By in Norway,

Nice, already bookmarked!

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By in United Kingdom,

Great blog Tim, I look forward to hearing more. Like Huw, this is the first time I have seen or heard of the new piece in the image above which looks very useful indeed.

Good luck!

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By in Singapore,

Wow!!! Cool!!!

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By in United States,

Cool Blog; I've suscribed.

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By in United Kingdom,

Woohoo!

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By in United States,

@tayanthony- Actually, I was just about t write the exact same thing, word for word. :P

And BTW the model in the picture is cool as well. :D

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By in United States,

One problem on the site is that in order to leave comments on the articles, one must use another account ("Google account", LiveJournal, Wordpress, amoung others). You can also just leave comments a "anonymous", but... I wish there was a "make an account" system.

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By in United Kingdom,

Yeah, I'm tied to the Blogger template. But thanks for commenting anyway lego613master and adding your Brickset username was a nice idea!

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By in United States,

Interesting idea. I always like seeing new parts and this will help group them all together. Somehow I come across new pieces all the time, so I must do a lot of research or something. A lot of people are surprised by that slope piece, but I saw that a long time ago in the castle set. Granted I didn't see it in the Chima set since I didn't pay attention to Chima at all. But I like that it has multiple colors on its first go round.

I will have to check in from time to time on that blog and see if there is something to surprise me.

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By in United Kingdom,

It's actually harder to spot in the 70009 pics as it is towards the back of the front section, and it's quite a busy model.

I hope I can surprise you Sethro3! There's also an email subscribe function on the right if you like that sort of notification.

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By in United States,

That's a mighty fine blog you've got there carperberry. It's well-written and the design looks great.

Of course, there isn't much content yet and I am braying for more. The best part (!) is that it is different to the usual regurgitated news that everyone else has (apart from Brickset, of course...)

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By in Germany,

Nice and very neatly presented blog, Tim - keep it up :-)

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By in United States,

@Caperberry- It's fine, adding it in works good enough. ;)

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By in United States,

Bookmarked that site. Seems nice, hope to see more :)

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By in United States,

made my way from flickr to the blog earlier in the week, as a parts junkie i'm looking forward to more and more! Thanks Caperberry!

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By in United Kingdom,

Great blog, subscribed. Nice camera work too.

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By in United Kingdom,

Looks great Tim, well done!

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By in Germany,

I love the clean look, excellent pics and most of all the great info you are providing - please keep updates coming :)

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By in Canada,

A most stupendous blog written with a focus purely on the elements... something which stands out amongst the masses of set reviews and the like! Artfully laid out and photographed as well. I have subscribed, bookmarked and am eager for a regular "fix"! Well done, Tim!

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By in United Kingdom,

Thanks so much!

I've now set up Facebook and Twitter profiles so you can subscribe to The New Elementary on those channels, if that's how you like to catch up with your LEGO news.

http://twitter.com/NewElementary

http://www.facebook.com/NewElementary
If using Facebook and you want ALL my updates (one or maybe two a week at the moment) to come up in your newsfeed, you need to do a bit more than just Like the page - after liking, hover over "Liked" and click "Get Notifications". (This is the same situation as for any Facebook page you Like, by the way.)

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