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Mixing old and new parts


I am in the process of completing an inventory of my sets that I have had since I was little. I am going to replace most of the white pieces in #6395-1, #6346-1, and 6387-1 due to yellowing.

I would like to get new pieces from Lego if possible, but I don't know if there is a big difference between the old white bricks and the new white bricks. I think some parts I will have to get from bricklink, and I don't want the pieces to stick out from each other.

Thanks for the help!


  • StuBoyStuBoy New ZealandMember Posts: 623
    Do you mean a difference in colour or the actual molding and performance of the brick?
  • lannyjacklannyjack Member Posts: 39
    Just in looks - mainly the color. I have picked up Star Wars and Lord of the Rings sets, and the bricks feel different. I don't have new white bricks on hnd to do a side by side comparison.

  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Chicagoland USMember Posts: 9,172
    I would say that most of the shading on new bricks will not match well to old brick in almost any color a this point, it is subtle but it seems to me that there is a difference.
    I tend to find it easier to match shading with used brick to used brick (ie. check, and buy, from BL)
  • StuBoyStuBoy New ZealandMember Posts: 623
    Yeah, definitely the new bricks have a crisp sheen to them that the old bricks don't have due to playwear or age. Would be very hard to mix and match old and new perfectly.
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