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Angles with studs too, although probably need to be larger than a cheese slope for stronger clutch at the base.
I'd also like 1*1 plates with clips on two sides. These would be great for microscale figs, the clips acting as arms that can hold items.
Drew has a really good review with many pictures of them in action here:
One is a 2x4 plate with studs on both sides. Another is a 1x1 plate with a bar sticking out, and the third is a 1x1 round plate with a hole and a bar. Are any of these required? Not necessarily. But they sure would be useful.
My choice would be the 4732 bracket, which I have always used quite a lot. It has a drop down section of length 3 studs which was often used as a cockpit for minifigs in sets long ago. I want it to have the drop down bit 4 studs long to accommodate a minifig with a backpack (air tanks, hoodie, etc).
For example, there has to be a legitimate reason why the ultra-obvious (and incredibly useful) "studs on both sides" or "holes on both sides" bricks haven't been done yet by Lego. Is it because Mega Bloks did it first, and they don't ever want to be seen as playing catch up, or patent reasons, etc?
I don't think they do.
However, "studs on both sides" and "holes on both sides" are interesting because of how they are different.
The former is possible to do neatly, but you either end up with a solid brick or have to stick two parts together, simply because of the way bricks are made.
The latter, on the other hand, is technically easy, but probably gives you something that is aesthetically a bit odd, at least to people used to the traditional look of most bricks.
Of course, I'm asuming that by "side" you mean top and bottom, because there are bricks with studs on both sides.
What is interesting, though, is how the system still works - bricks from 50 years ago are still compatible with the latest designs. It's not down to just the humble stud, because there are other types of connection. That might give some sort of clue as to why some types of brick aren't produced. There has to be a great deal of thought that goes into what certain aspects of a brick's design is going to mean in later years. For example, an early possible mistake was that a stud is slightly too high. As a result, the holes in Technic bricks aren't central vertically because that stud still has to fit underneath it when used conventionally.
Btw how do you know? S8 Mixel images aren't on Brickset yet.
I'm not convinced I want more bricks. And certainly not the ones I ask for. My favourite part of lego is having to work out how to build the shape I want. If I could have any brick it would take the fun away. Or at least a lot of the fun. Well, some of the the non collecting, non minifigure fun anyway.
Whatever type of set takes your fancy, go back and look how something similar would have looked a few years ago - the chances are that it will bigger and clumsier with less detail. Newer pieces have allowed us to move forward, and will continue to do so.
The whole modular line is filled with wonderful building with no pieces made specifically for a single part - that is what lego is mean to be. Not needing a new canopy for my bat mobile, and just making a new piece. Hence my answer - I'm not convinced I want anything. Or at least I don't know what it is.
The question is therefore a matter of what your imagination wants, but that cannot be achieved, not just what one individual can't achieve, but another can. It's not about a new design to make thing easier, but about new designs that make things possible. People don't necessarily want pieces that are the solution to a problem but pieces that simply allow them to address the problem.
On the other hand, a few more bricks would be useful, if for no other reason than to fill in some of the more obvious gaps in the system. A greater variety of inverse slopes would be especially nice, as would mararoni plate and tile, 1x1 round tiles in red, more options for 1/2 plate offsets, etc.
There are lots of techniques for stud reversal, it just takes a bit of effort to work out when to use which one. Some of them don't even involve superglue ;-)
There's a "Brick Wishlist" Flickr group -
- which has been around for a while; some of the oldest suggestions in that list have actually become real bricks since they were first posted, so there's hope :-)
Anyway, what I'd really like is an 'extended jumper' plate. A 1x3 plate, with two offset studs on top. I was speaking to a designer last year and mentioned that, and they said that they'd already thought of that (the designer, that is). So hopefully we might see one in a few years. Maybe. There was no 'yes this will be made', but more of a 'that is a part I'd like to see too'.
Other than building for strength this wouldn't give any advantages, would it?