How am I supposed to tell the difference between a plate 1x1 round transparent bright green on https://brickset.com/parts/design-34823
? Most parts don't have years on them and, even then, that year is indicative of the year the part was made, just when it was copyrighted, I guess. Most, but not all, parts have other numbers like 1 or 2 digits (some with dashes "-" in between); are these numbers significant to tell an exact part #/year or something?
The same color can have 2 different part numbers and years. https://brickset.com/parts/design-30057
says 2014 and https://brickset.com/parts/design-34823
says 2017. I'm trying to inventory my parts but how do I tell if I have the 2014 or 2017 version of a plate 1x1 round transparent bright green? (Most of these parts are from bulk lots so I don't know what sets they belong to.) Confusing...and it affects being able to tell how many total plate 1x1 round transparent bright green parts one has... Why isn't there just a single entry for a plate 1x1 round transparent bright green?
I understand if the design is different, like older brick round 1x1 bright yellow with a solid stud (like in 197-1 Farm-Set
, which I mostly have) vs. brick round 1x1 with hole
but the same exact (as far as I can tell) part with a different year? Come on...
(sort by color) for more examples of the same part numbers for the same color but with different years. Why differentiate years if the part number/design is the same? Confusing...plus the part #s
are so small, or non-existent, on these I can't read them even with a magnifying glass.
It's bad enough Brickset doesn't have integrated set inventories for older (<1990s) sets but to also have same-part-but-different-year inconsistencies is REALLY annoying/frustrating/irritating when trying to catalog/inventory one's part collection!