New 1/4 arch brick

Posted by ,
View image at flickr

10252 VW Beetle will be available to purchase from shop.LEGO.com tomorrow and we are on schedule to publish our review of it in the morning.

The 1167-piece set comes with no less than 327 parts in dark azure, which is about 30% of them. Many have not appeared in that colour before. There is also one brand new piece in the set that's worth taking a look at, because I'm sure it will be very useful and this won't be its last appearance. It's the 1/4 circle piece used for the fenders/wheel arches.


Its design ID is 24599 and official name is 1/4 ARCH BRICK 5X5 W/CUT OUT. In Dark Azur (sic) the part number is 6152112.

24599  1/4 ARCH BRICK 5X5 W/CUT OUT

As its name suggests its dimensions are 5x5 so when four are used together the resultant circle is 10x10. A 6x6 circle plate fits exactly in the centre.

24599  1/4 ARCH BRICK 5X5 W/CUT OUT

The profile of the curve matches those of similar parts exactly, such as 6215 Brick 2X3 W. Arch as shown below. On the Beetle the wheel arches are made wider by using part 6091 Brick W. Arch 1X1X1 1/3, which is new in dark azure, between a pair of them.

24599  1/4 ARCH BRICK 5X5 W/CUT OUT

There have been 1/4 arches before, such as 87599 Arch Brick 6X6X2, but I have a feeling this one will prove to be more useful and versatile once it appears in other colours.

I hope that has whet your appetite for our review of the Beetle: check back tomorrow morning to find out if it's the set for you.

20 comments on this article

Gravatar
By in United States,

Looks like a very useful piece for building uniquely shaped spaceships.

Gravatar
By in Bulgaria,

I expect the next modular will cleverly incorporate this part somehow. Will hopefully be available in more versatile colors than azure soon.

Gravatar
By in United States,

Wow, at first glance, the tubes on the bottom looked like anti-studs, and I thought it was an inverse curve. They protrude oddly from the piece.

It's a nice piece and I'd be curious to see how it will be used.

Gravatar
By in Germany,

Oh, it's definitely for me. I tried to refrain from buying Creator cars but with this one, Mini Cooper, and T1 still being available, I lost.

Gravatar
By in Sweden,

Wow. That piece looks extremely useful. Definently gonna buy the Beetle when it's available in Sweden.

Gravatar
By in Germany,

The beetle is already available at the lego shop in the Netherlands.

Gravatar
By in Germany,

^ You're right, now not even listed anymore. There was already a 'buy' button, but he don't work... :-(

Gravatar
By in United States,

Can't wait for it to be produced in black.

Gravatar
By in Germany,

And again, it's says the beetle is available! I've just ordered mine! :-)

Gravatar
By in United Kingdom,

@markkawika, I'm pretty sure the seemingly protruding tubes don't really stick out. The picture's perspective and the indents around the edge of the part makes them appear that way, but it's illusory.

Gravatar
By in Singapore,

Love seeing all these new parts analysis, as I'm very interested and very much looking forward to see how new parts such as these would be cleverly and very creatively used in upcoming sets and MOCs.

About this new part specifically, I regret to say that I'm not very well-versed in curves and slope pieces, hence when this new piece was first surfaced I thought it was just a recolour of previous 1/4 circle slope pieces, until I realised that its not jagged on the adjacent side and that its significantly thinner and more refined. Looking forward to see how it would be used in the near future! =)

Gravatar
By in United Kingdom,

LEGO calls it dark azur without the e at the end, so sic indicates that we've spelled it correctly even if it looks wrong.

From Wikipedia: "The Latin adverb sic ("thus"; in full: sic erat scriptum, "thus was it written")[1] inserted after a quoted word or passage, indicates that the quoted matter has been transcribed exactly as found in the source text, complete with any erroneous or archaic spelling, surprising assertion, faulty reasoning, or other matter that might otherwise be taken as an error of transcription." ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sic )

Nothing to do with vomit!

Read Brickset and you learn something new every day :)

Gravatar
By in United States,

^ "sic" means there's a misspelling in the original content, not the author's quotation of it.

The "sic" was included in the article because TLG has misspelled "azure" in the official color name ("Dark Azur"--no "e").

Gravatar
By in United States,

Well, bother. That's a great piece, but how am I going to build the Beetle in LDD without it?! Any ideas?

Gravatar
By in United States,

^ 3D printed parts. :)

This piece is going to be amazing for SNOTwork...might have to get me a beetle just for all that medium azure.

Gravatar
By in United States,

Great piece, the just need to mold it in some other colors.

Gravatar
By in United Kingdom,

Now there is the icing on my ring doughnut, just need it in white.

Gravatar
By in Australia,

You definitely do learn something here..

all these years (and I'm 40), I assumed that sic meant "Spelled InCorrectly'
(as in a deliberate misspelling)

same intention.. but from a different angle!

Return to home page ยป