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What is your favorite Lego element?
I haven't asked her, but I'm pretty sure my 7yo daughter's favorite is 4073, the 1X1 round plate. I can tell because she is constantly updating "Studland" where the studs of every color learn to cook, trow parties, and work cooperatively to form mosaics.
While my 4yo son will build with any brick he sees, I think the 3795 2X6 plates are his favorite because they are so easy to turn into simple cars or anything else.
I started thinking about it, and while the 3001 2X4 is pretty much what I envision when I think "Lego Brick", it really is the 3956 2X2 bracket, that is my favorite because they were so crucial to building classic spaceships in my youth. I could never have too many of them. I would like to build a huge blue "Megabracket" someday out of 3001s. :)
What about you? What is your favorite element?
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I base a lot of my purchasing based on how many of these type of pieces are included in the sets. :)
I just love the colour of them!
It's been such an important part of so many sets for so long from car headlights to space control panels, I believe it's one of the earliest SNOT pieces, the square hole at the back can be used in all sorts of inventive ways as well as accepting a stud. And when I found out about the ratios of the bricks, all the ways that the missing half-plate of width can be used (the windows of the Horizon express, the gap for the doors to open on the new Mini Cooper, etc), and how the bracket snot pieces that go the other way and add half a plate on the side can work with it, my mind was blown!
And it's only really as a result of building the little good guys jet thing from #70702 Warp Stinger and seeing the usual axel used as a way of joining two pieces together by the undersides.
But what I use most is 1x4 brick.
And I collect 1x2 plates and 2x4 bricks in every colour I can.
The fat version comes in handy as replacement tires for some slot cars.
It is so very practical and useful in so many ways... a definite PLUS!!
But I absolutely HATE it when TLG uses the backside open square of this brick as a lame substitute for a small window... to replace the long retired yet very desirable 1x1x1 window. :-(
Such as using that headlight brick in the Ole Kirk House model... you can still see the smaller round openings even when used here....
You would think that the world's leading construction toy would have a bit more available in their windows availability....