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Whatever happened to the lights?
I was rummaging through an old box of Lego the other day and I noticed one of my 1x4s with the two little LEDs on it with the different coloured caps you could put on top.
Whatever happened to these? I'm sure I remember them flashing and I'm sure I remember having an ambulance as a kid that had the flashing lights on top.
Why did Lego get rid of them? It seems like a step backwards that nowadays all our Lego City vehicles are static in this respect. I know there are new light blocks like that in orc forge, the winter village sets and so forth but they don't seem as fun and certainly don't seem as flexible as the little red, green and yellow caps you put on the LEDs.
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I suspect that the metal/plastic plates were just too expensive/problematic in manufacture and use.
I'd have thought in this day and age though that they could easily improve on what they had then and make it cheaper - i.e. if it was getting cost prohibitive back then, then surely it's not now?