New inventories and parts

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LEGO has published inventories for most of the summer sets and these include a vast array of over 700 new parts, some of which have new prints or are now available in a new colour.

Perhaps the most appealing of the brand new pieces are the two 1x1 brackets. These have the potential to be incredibly useful but only the downward bracket has been added to the inventories so far. I am also excited to see how builders might use the 1x1 roof tile element which was created for the Unikitty! theme, although it will appear in 75954 Hogwarts Great Hall too.

Unikitty! also provides several new colours for both the 1x1 round plate with hollow stud and the 1x1 round tile with vertical shaft, sometimes known as the 'nipple tile'.

Which of these new parts or recolours are you most looking forward to using in your own creations? Let us know in the comments.

 

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32 comments on this article

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By in Russian Federation,

I wonder is there a thing like "too many types of parts"?

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By in United States,

Since you asked: Dirt Bike (36934), Gear Shifter (35188), Baby Carrier (37822), and Ushanka (36933)

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By in Australia,

Woah the mammoth head and body are separate pieces? Neat. Recolors of SNOT bricks are always exciting. Lipstick in solid black is exciting too. And the 2x3 and 2x4 angled plates are new in tan? How is that possible? But the part Im most excited for is 29119 and 29120 in light grey, to fix the cockpit corner on the UCS Falcon. I cant believe they stayed exclusive to an SDCC set for so long.

Still no teal slopes though. Thats... that hurts.

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By in Australia,

... who is calling that piece the "nipple tile"?

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By in Philippines,

Thank you so much for updating the list. I really rely on it when i choose what set i wanna buy.

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By in United States,

I find it hard to believe the 8x8 plate is new in both white and yellow...

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By in Greece,

Book covers and all the LEGO animals for me! Hurray!

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By in United States,

@magmafrost @ewokswithbricks: If a part is taken out of production and later put back into production it's often assigned a new element number and treated as a new element. For example, https://brickset.com/parts/6225507/ is a new element number for the Bugatti Chiron, but it was released in the same color as https://brickset.com/parts/6133163/ in one of the 2016 Bionicle sets.

I think there may also be other circumstances under which an element that is, from a consumer perspective, not "new", gets a new element number assigned to it.

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By in United States,

So the, uh "nipple tile" seems to be the new way that Unikitty's head is attached to her body (in the sets for the TV show) but in the trailer for the new Lego Movie, she still has the original 1x1 round plate as her neck piece. Wonder if they'll change it or keep it consistent with the original movie...

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By in Netherlands,

Can't wait to see these new parts in LEGO Digital Designer.

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By in United States,

^ Same here. Some of these pieces sound like they'd be very useful for models I'm currently designing.

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By in Norway,

I think they redesigned Unikitty's neck to make it more durable. after all, the Unikitty sets are aimed at a younger demographic

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By in Denmark,

I love the new piece (the one pictured). Have wondered about a piece like that for some of my upcoming projects. Wonderful :D

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By in United Kingdom,

Does a part's appearance in a published inventory mean it will eventually be available through Bricks and Pieces?

I checked the UK BAP and most of the new parts I'm after are 'out of stock' by which I suspect they mean 'never been stocked'.

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By in Netherlands,

Besides the ROOF TILE 1X1 in orange I am really happy with:
- Bigbag No. 1. 6217416 -> as a fishing net..
- Corner Brick 2X2/45° Outside in Tan 6222431 -> Great MOC material
- Lamp no. 1. 6227901 -> Lovely lantern
- Left 2x3 6177891 and left 2X4 6228984 plate W/Angle in Tan
- the mini Eskimo hood -> Wow
- the Tile 1X3, Inverted, W/ 3.2 Hole in Tan 6223613 -> Awesome
and all new things from the people outdoor pack

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By in United States,

Wait, what?!? I’ve been wanting that part for YEARS! I need to go find out what sets it’s in now!

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By in United Kingdom,

The 1x1 roof tile will be great for microscale houses. But I wonder if it will suffer from cracking problems like the 1x1 cheese slope?

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By in United States,

I just wish LEGO would update LLD with all their new bricks.

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By in United Kingdom,

I think Lego needs to cut back on new pieces. Many of the ones introduced in recent years are useful but unnecessary. I like the challenge of using existing pieces. I don't think we need the 1x1 bracket or this recent piece: https://brickset.com/parts/design-28192

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By in United States,

@Judgeguy: No Lego parts are "necessary" when you get down to it. What "necessity" we ascribe to them is defined by two factors—their versatility (which you seem to acknowledge by calling them useful), and the design challenges that can't be solved without them (a quality that tends to apply more to specialized parts like minifigure and animal parts than to highly versatile parts like these. Personally, I prefer versatility to specialization and am glad to see so many great innovations in that category in recent years, from macaroni tiles to curved slopes.

Many of these sorts of parts are also hugely useful when you're working at a small scale. For instance, many of the BrickHeadz make amazing use of these new brackets in situations where larger brackets simply would not fit. In these sorts of cases, the "challenge" of using existing parts is a challenge that can't be overcome in any manner as satisfactory as the introduction of a new part, and by removing that challenge by introducing a new, highly versatile part they also remove that specific challenge (and others) across the board for fans by making more options available to builders.

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By in Ireland,

Those 1x1 brackets are great but not so sure about the 1x1 roof piece. Will that match with anything? Would rather have seen a 1x1 corner cheese slope...

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By in United States,

I'm waiting for a piece as versatile as the 1x1 plate with bar (or whatever it's actual name is). I fell in love with it instantly when I first came across it.

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By in United States,

'nipple tile'

That's gonna be stuck in my mind for ages.

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By in Germany,

I used to think that LEGO should not release so many new parts each year, many of which perform functions that can be achieved (or approximated) by using exisiting parts.
Now that I am more into MOC'ing though, I tend so see the appeal of ever more of these "lazy" parts in many different colours, just because it makes MOC'ing much easier. Then again, building stuff using only exisiting older parts was also a fun challenge, and a bit of that fun is gradually taken away by all these new "unnecessary" parts.

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By in United States,

If you prefer the challenge of using existing older parts... then just do so!

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By in United States,

I usually find that even though things can be accomplished with older parts, they can usually be done that much better with newer parts. Smaller brackets, for instance, are a lifesaver when trying to squeeze details into a limited amount of space. Before around 2012, the only brackets we had were these:
https://brickset.com/parts/design-10201
https://brickset.com/parts/design-21712
While they are useful and great parts, they're simply too big for many applications.

The same goes for many other new pieces. Older pieces could be used for the same effect in some cases, but in others, it is impossible.

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By in United States,

It looks like the database entry for 28626 has a typo in the name: "Pl.Round 1X1 W. Throughg. Hole"...

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By in Australia,

@mafon2 what's the downside for the creation of more versatile and useful parts, as long as LEGO can afford the cost of production? There's no obligation to incorporate them into your models, but those who do choose to can broaden their designs by coming up with new and inventive ways to utilise the new elements

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By in United States,

@mafon2
@allthenamesaretaken
@shea42
There is one downside, as too many parts could make it hard to find the more useful pieces. However, if you keep organization of your parts (e.g. different bins for bricks, plates, etc.) then more parts shouldn't be a problem, unless you really like structure and don't really care for the decoration. It really just depends.

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By in Denmark,

I can't wait for the 'Bar 2L' to finally come out. But I wonder if it ever will.

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