New parts in the database

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To coincide with the release 2HY sets on June 1st, LEGO has published instructions and inventories for the new sets and has also updated inventories for most 1HY ones, too, which were previously incomplete and missing many of the newly introduced pieces.

As a result, some 2385 new parts have been added to our database. You can see them all here and view some of the more interesting ones after the break.

Perhaps the most interesting of all is 1/4 Circle Tile 1X1, design number 25269. Currently it's available unprinted in medium azure in a large Friends set.

There are a couple of printed variants: watermelon and lattice pie which are also only available in large Friends sets at the moment:

The part I wrote about recently is now listed. My predicted name was completely wrong, apparently it's a '3.2 Shaft W/3.2 Hole'.

This part, 6157554: Plate 1X1 Round W/3.2 Shaft, was first spotted by powerpig. It's found in three Ninjago sets.

As is 6156679: Tassel:

There are loads of recolours and new minifig parts, too. Take a look at the listing and let us know what catches your eye.

42 comments on this article

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By in New Zealand,

Thanks Huw for having such a comprehensive parts database. It is usually really easy to navigate.
Will the set inventories be more accurate?
42056 for example: 2704 parts. The inventory from LEGO.com contains 2302 parts. This suggests that the inventory is 85.1% complete. Is this set not a good example because it is a 2HY set? Or does the database links need to be reset because I see that 42056 is in the updated list.
This is not the only recent inventory that is significantly incomplete.

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By in United Kingdom,

That discrepancy can be explained by the fact that LEGO's published inventories contain a maximum of 200 of any one part, for reasons best known to it.

The set has 516 black 2l pins and 285 blue 3l pins, which means 401 parts are not accounted for in the published inventory total of 2302. Add the 401 missing pins and it comes to 2703.

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By in New Zealand,

Ah, how extraordinarily.

That being said, often new sets miss the new parts, which for me, makes hyper-linking them in a review difficult.

That would mean Technic will usually be in error.

Thanks for the explanation. : - )

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By in Germany,

Is the circle tile working as counterpart for bb165pb02 ?

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By in Australia,

Wow, that tassel piece is just ... weird.

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By in United States,

Awesome! Thanks for the update. Lot's of new pieces/color variations this year.

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By in United Kingdom,

It is not that extraordinary when you consider where the data comes from. It doesn't come from an inventory of the set. Lego doesn't publish online inventories of sets (aside from the ones in the back of manuals). It comes from an inventory of the replacement parts that can be ordered when they are damaged / missing. If a set is missing more than 200 of the same part then it is probably due to a missing bag rather than a packing error.

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By in United States,

Those really seem like useful pieces to help develop our building techniques.

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By in United Kingdom,

Once again, full marks to Huw!

The one thing that caught my eye from the inventory additions was a part currently used to help Spider-man shoot his webs: http://brickset.com/parts/6153264 (ø3.2 Shaft W/ Knob). I thought that would be a brilliant piece to convert any mnidish (ø16 or ø24), 3x2 plate or spare Nexo-power-doodad into a shield.

Logged into Bricks and Pieces... Out Of Stock.

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By in Denmark,

Nothing new, but many of the "new" parts only have a new number, the design number and the colour being the same.

What is the reason for this?

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By in United States,

That new Friends food tile is so neat.

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By in United Kingdom,

^ New mould and/or a slightly different design probably.

@theJANG, good catch, a 1x3 panel. They are really expanding the panel selection, aren't they...

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By in United States,

I hope that Lego comes out with that tile piece in dark tan and/or brown.

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By in Sweden,

The 1x3 panel piece = same width and length as the hinging car door pieces.

By the way, is there any way to exclude Duplo pieces from the search? I keep thinking I'm looking at new LEGO pieces only to be let down by the fact that they're actually Duplo.

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By in Ireland,

That half-round plate with bar looks useful! The long skeleton leg from Minecraft (http://brickset.com/parts/6124849) would be nice in white.
Some new numbers for existing parts. For example the 'Console with Lion' (30274)now has 3 part numbers in LBG... The 24t gear has a new design ID but apart from a little dent I can't see a change.

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By in United Kingdom,

I like this one:
http://brickset.com/parts/6150330
I think I've seen glitter parts before (my youngest daughter collects Elves), but for this one it's use in the one set I've spotted it in is very apt.

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By in United Kingdom,

@Graysmith, unfortunately, no. Parts categories are no longer included in the information LEGO Customer Services provides and even when they were they were ambiguous.

Perhaps we, as a community, could categorise them, not to the same level of granularity as BrickLink, or LEGO, but with high level categories like 'System', 'Techinc', 'Duplo' etc. and maybe a sub-category under that 'Brick', 'Slope' etc.

Trouble is there are 11,000 distinct design IDs in the database. But, if there's appetite for an exercise like that I'll create some pages to enable it to be done.

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By in Australia,

@Huw Hmm, I don't know about separating technic and system. The line between the two is... well, its not exactly a line. There are quite a lot of pieces which could go either way

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By in United Kingdom,

I believe, if it has studs (or anti-studs) it's System, otherwise Technic. With obvious exceptions like axles with a stud on the end.

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By in Sweden,

Perhaps it'd be possible for someone tech-savvy (I'm not that someone) to make an automated program that could go through all the Duplo sets that have inventories and flag those parts as Duplo. Might still need some manual labour too, but it could be a start. Would work for Technic really, but I'd say that's less critical compared to Duplo since it's completely incompatible with everything else.

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By in United Kingdom,

^ Yes that's certainly possible... I might get a chance next week.

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By in Netherlands,

Wow, so many useful new parts lately! It seems as if Lego is really paying attention to what people are building.

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By in United States,

I think it would be nice if there were an easy way to see a list of new designs released each year, without regard to color.

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By in United States,

Hmm, the tassel seems to be the perfect size for use by figures in the Miniland scale...

I'm excited for the 1/4 circle tile elements to trickle down into smaller sets though!

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By in United States,

Still waiting for inverted cheese!

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By in Canada,

Thank you so much for the list of newly available instructions. I go through it each time you post one, and save all the PDF's for the sets I've got (or plan on buying for sure), and for other sets that look interesting to me, the instructions help me to decide if I really want it.

And thank you for all the hard work you put into this amazing site.

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By in United Kingdom,

@phi13, it would and that's something I will do in due course, along with other enhancements to the parts browsing system. I had wondered if it would be worth developing it further given it looked like LEGO was not releasing new information but now after this latest update, it seems like it is.

Just need some cooler weather so there are no outdoor distractions now :-)

@mozziebits, thank you for your comments!

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By in United States,

Huw - Do parts support tags? Could they? Could be a useful way to categorize them.

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By in United States,

@James"Bucky"Barnes It's used in three Ninjago sets coming later this year: the Green NRG Dragon, Lighthouse Siege, and Ultra Stealth Raider. You can see all of this by clicking on the link.

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By in United States,

@DavidFNJ: Inverted cheese :O that's brilliant. Pitch it to TLG.

The new Nexo Knights spike (22 in Jestro's Volcanic Lair o_o) and the tassel both look really useful. Speaking of the tassel, where did they get the idea to make something like that? Such a strange piece.

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By in Canada,

All of the new Disney Minifig parts were added to 71012-1 instead of their respective sets: http://brickset.com/sets/71012-1/Stitch

Ahh, I guess that's what happens because it's like that for these ones too: http://brickset.com/sets/71011-1/Farmer

Could you change it so the parts get linked to -0 instead of -1? It would make more sense if all the parts were in the random bag, but I'm not sure if you guys can do it elegantly.

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By in United States,

Actually, a curious thing is that although the customer service parts seem no longer to be getting sorted, the same new parts and designs still get sorted in LDD by group and system. Theoretically, by creating a workflow to go through all the part .xml metadata files in the whole program or latest update, a category sorted list of new bricks could be appended to the database if the functionality was in place.

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By in United Kingdom,

^^ Currently in the 'too difficult' to-do list :)

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By in United Kingdom,

^thanks for telling me what set the tassel is in

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By in United States,

I can't wait to use a couple of those tassels on a miniland scale figure...

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By in Canada,

@ Graysmith
>Duplo since it's completely incompatible with everything else

While I get where you are coming from, and I would imagine a lot of people feel the same way, the part about it being completely incompatible is not exactly true.

Regular 2x4 bricks, for example, will attach to the top or bottom of Duplo bricks (more securely on top).

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By in United States,

nice @(^^)@

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