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Looking for a specific part.

PaperballparkPaperballpark UKMember Posts: 3,379
edited March 2017 in Building and Techniques
Hi all, I'm wondering if you can help me find a part. It's not a conventional part, in that it won't appear listed on Brickset or Bricklink. What I'm looking for is a sprue. A sprue is a 'waste' part joining two elements together - typically minifig weapons, utensils, or flower heads, such as the middle part of this:



The thing is, I'm sure there's a sprue for a part where the sprue is small and round, and (coincidentally or not) the same size as a stud.

That's the specific sprue that I'm looking for. It's not the flower sprue, and it's not from any weapon or utensil I can think of.

Does anyone know what it's from? Or am I mis-remembering?

Thanks!

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  • BumblepantsBumblepants Sofia BG/Dallas TXMember Posts: 5,555
    Maybe that weird diamondy circlely one that came between 1x1 round plates in the old days?
  • bobabricksbobabricks Vancouver, BC, CanadaMember Posts: 1,836
    All I can think of is the spruce for flippers which also happens to be the same sprue used for studs in the 80's. I don't know if it connects to anti studs though...
  • MAGNINOMINISUMBRAMAGNINOMINISUMBRA Member Posts: 975
    From memory, coins also came with a round sprue.
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,710
    Shuriken?
    AllBrick
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark UKMember Posts: 3,379
    Shuriken?
    Bless you. Seriously, what?
    SprinkleOtter
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark UKMember Posts: 3,379
    From memory, coins also came with a round sprue.
    They do, but it's about the same size as the coin, and larger than a stud.
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark UKMember Posts: 3,379
    Maybe that weird diamondy circlely one that came between 1x1 round plates in the old days?
    Nah, it definitely wasn't that, and it'd be too big anyway.
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,710
    Shuriken?
    Bless you. Seriously, what?
    Japanese Throwing Stars? From Ninjago? Also sometimes known as Ninja Stars. Sometimes explosive.
    AllBrick
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,710
    bandit778 said:
    I think @SprinkleOtter is referring to these.

    Yep. Someone wrote an article on how they were a happy mistake.
    Lego_Starbandit778
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark UKMember Posts: 3,379
    Hmm that might be what I was misremembering then. What I need is something to attach on the underside. Oh well.
  • Sven_FSven_F CroatiaMember Posts: 17
    Can't you use minifig rollerskates?  They would attach to the underside,  look similar to this sprue and come in gold too. 
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark UKMember Posts: 3,379
    The thing was that if it was a sprue of that size, I could have attached plates both on top and underneath it. I can't do that with rollerskates.
  • TyresOFlahertyTyresOFlaherty USAMember Posts: 339
    SprinkleOtter said:
    Yep. Someone wrote an article on how they were a happy mistake.


    Those are the best kind of mistakes.
    catwranglerdavetheoxygenmanSprinkleOttergmonkey76Mynatt
  • SprinkleOtterSprinkleOtter Member Posts: 2,710
    SprinkleOtter said:
    Yep. Someone wrote an article on how they were a happy mistake.


    Those are the best kind of mistakes.
    Missed a stroke? Instant bird!
  • MAGNINOMINISUMBRAMAGNINOMINISUMBRA Member Posts: 975
    edited March 2017
    The thing was that if it was a sprue of that size, I could have attached plates both on top and underneath it. I can't do that with rollerskates.
    I'm still intruiged by what you're actually trying to achieve and whether it's mechanical or cosmetic?  Is it opposing studs within a two plate thickness and, if so, must it be within a single stud width?
    SprinkleOtter
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark UKMember Posts: 3,379
    Cosmetic, opposing studs within a two-plate thickness, and yes, must be within a single stud width.

    I can put a plate inbetween to do it, but having no plate would look better. Oh well.
  • GallardoLUGallardoLU USAMember Posts: 644
     could these parts work for your need?  4276, and 4275.
  • datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie West Haven , CTMember Posts: 1,423
    http://thebrickblogger.com/2014/11/reversing-studs-on-lego-bricks-plates/

    If I understand what you're looking for, these guys have a few ways to pull it off.
  • MAGNINOMINISUMBRAMAGNINOMINISUMBRA Member Posts: 975
    @GallardoLU - the opposed finger hinge option is only a single plate thickness (and I'm pretty sure @Paperballpark only has a 1x1 stud width to play with?)
      SURELY a reheated blob of glue from a glued end box could still be considered pure?
    Switchfoot55
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark UKMember Posts: 3,379
    edited March 2017
     could these parts work for your need?  4276, and 4275.
    No, I've already got them reversed with a plate inbetween. I'd like them reversed with no plate inbetween. It's not plates I'm reversing, it's cheese slopes.

    Basically, I want them back to back, with no plates inbetween. I thought a small sprue might do it, but I'm now thinking it's probably not possible.
  • AllBrickAllBrick UKMember Posts: 1,404
    edited March 2017
    The part you want is something I requested in the "what parts do you wish TLG would make" thread.

    I suggested that the Technic 1/2 pin 4274 should have a version that is short on both ends.

    Could be quite useful and would probably work with your application, shame it's a dream
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,324
    Are they 1x1 cheese slopes or 2x1, and if 2x1 are they aligned (cannot attach to anything else) or offset so as to form a chain like structure.
  • gmonkey76gmonkey76 ChicagoMember Posts: 1,388
    We need a 4081 plate modified with clip light with the clip 90 degrees from what it is now.
  • BobflipBobflip Member Posts: 458
    Or these handy things that that other company make...



  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,190
    What? Poorly fitting parts with even worse coloring than LEGO? No thanks
    gmonkey76MynattThe_Mad_Vulcan
  • MrShinyAndNewMrShinyAndNew Member Posts: 238
     could these parts work for your need?  4276, and 4275.
    No, I've already got them reversed with a plate inbetween. I'd like them reversed with no plate inbetween. It's not plates I'm reversing, it's cheese slopes.

    Basically, I want them back to back, with no plates inbetween. I thought a small sprue might do it, but I'm now thinking it's probably not possible.
    So, you want a zero-width studs out snot connection?
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark UKMember Posts: 3,379
    ^ Pretty much, yes. I thought there was a sprue that would do that, but it appears I was mistaken. Oh well, I've moved past that point in the build now anyway.
  • MrShinyAndNewMrShinyAndNew Member Posts: 238
    I saw a build once where the builder admited to folding a lego sticker back on itself to make, essentially, double-sided adhesive tape.... is that still purist enough for you?
    MAGNINOMINISUMBRA
  • BobflipBobflip Member Posts: 458
    I'm liking these purist leaps of faith. If you get hold of some of the actual glue they use to hold the models together at the parks would it still be legit?
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark UKMember Posts: 3,379
    Bobflip said:
    I'm liking these purist leaps of faith. If you get hold of some of the actual glue they use to hold the models together at the parks would it still be legit?
    No, because it won't be made by LEGO. There's really no excuse for using competitor bricks though. None at all.
    SprinkleOtter
  • TechnicRCRacerTechnicRCRacer USMember Posts: 2
    @Bobflip on a previous comment, you mentioned the 2 x 2 inverted tiles from another company. I recently got one from a Mighty Micros set that is an official LEGO piece! Here is the set number: 76065
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,233
    but it's not a tile, it has studs on top and bottom
  • BobflipBobflip Member Posts: 458
    Fauch is correct, but I didn't know about the inverted tile piece either!

    https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?P=11203&idColor=11#T=C&C=11
  • FauchFauch FranceMember Posts: 2,233
    it's not new, but I haven't seen a lot of them. I think first time was on samurai mech from 2012
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,324
    MrShinyAndNew said: moll
    I saw a build once where the builder admited to folding a lego sticker back on itself to make, essentially, double-sided adhesive tape.... is that still purist enough for you?
    Damaging parts is normally not purist, so no.
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