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Part: Banner 26 Deg / Flag 2 x 2 Trapezoid

VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,310
At the moment I'm looking to build the Green Goblin's glider as per the design in Lego Marvel Super Heroes the Video Game. The only issue I am having is the wings, the design needs a couple of Banner 26 Deg / Flag 2 x 2 Trapezoid (LEGO Design ID: 44676) parts in Light Bluish Grey.

According to BrickLink, Brickset & Rebrickable, this piece has never come in Light Bluish Grey, but there is at least one seller on BrickLink selling this part in LBG. I don't want to substitute the part for another colour if I can help it, but I definitely don't want to use a non-Lego part. Is there any chance that this part has been mistakenly omitted from all three sites?

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  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,338
    I'd recommend messaging the seller and asking if they could tell you where they got the part from - chances are they won't have a good answer if it's a non-genuine/custom LEGO part.

    I think it's not unheard of for parts that don't exist in any set inventories to have been made, but there are normally circumstances to explain them, e.g pick a brick wall/bulk parts.
  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,310
    Thanks for the suggestion @Shib, I'll fire off a message to them, curious to see the response. :) So, there is the possibility TLG created the part for a pick-a-brick or some sort of special promo somewhere along the way? Being that I can't find it in any inventories, if the seller does come back with a plausible explaination, I think I'd prefer to get someone on here that confirms it before I'd purchase a few.
    xiahna
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,338
    I can't remember exactly what the part was but I had it before where I found a colour that I could find in no set inventories, but there were a few steelers with them on Bricklink - I think it was from a bulk parts pack but no inventoried sets. With your example there being just one makes that less likely, it could be a genuine part that's been recoloured or could be a different grey that's got discoloured.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,921
    From that seller in Germany, it will be original lego. He specialises in hard to find parts. He won't tell you where it came from, but it will be the genuine thing.
  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,310
    Actually, just had a thought, looking at the #50002939 Phantom & the #75072 ARC-170, could they be customised/modified Flag 2 x 2 Square (Lego ID 11055) they've just pruned slightly?
    xiahna
  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,310
    @CCC, really? Are you referring to MAGICBRICKS? Curious, a seller with rare parts not inventoried, but definitely genuine Lego parts... If so, I think their store deserves the name.
    xiahna
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,921
    I doubt it. He sells a lot of genuine rare parts.
  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,310
    @CCC have you bought through him before? Or had it confirmed some other way?
    xiahna
  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,310
    @Istokg, would you know of any sources for this part?
    xiahna
  • luckyrussluckyruss UKMember Posts: 872
    I've bought a number of limited supply / rare parts from there before, as far as I can tell they are genuine.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,921
    I've not bought from that seller, but have from other German sellers of rare parts. He has enough decent feedback to believe they are genuine.
  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,310
    Just find it curious that there are sellers out there with genuine Lego parts not in any inventory. Wonder where & how these people manage to acquire these piece, special orders, rare sets, one off event promos, etc...
    xiahna
  • HuwHuw Brickset Towers, Hampshire, UKAdministrator Posts: 6,707
    Probably the back door at Billund or the LL Germany model shop.
    VorpalRyu
  • bobabricksbobabricks Vancouver, BC, CanadaMember Posts: 1,840
    I've purchased a few special color parts from this seller and I can  say that he is a seller of genuine special colored parts.


    VorpalRyu
  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,310
    edited July 2015
    @bobabricks, awesome stuff, I like the trans-clear spears, might have to take look through his inventory, might find a few things I've been after.

    @Huw, ah, makes sense. Wonder what other interesting parts one could acquire from those sources...

    Anyone know of other shops that deal in these kinds of parts? There are a few other, not in inventory parts I'd love to get a hold of...
    xiahna
  • IstokgIstokg MichiganMember Posts: 2,164
    Did someone mention parts not put into production?

    My Unofficial LEGO Sets/Parts Collectors Guide has an entire chapter devoted to such anomalies....   B)   (Thanks to my many European collector friends!)








    oldtodd33bobabricks
  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,310
    @Istokg, ahhh...NICE! I would love some trans-green aerials, I'm after a trans-green bar 4l pieces too, by any chance have you heard of those floating around? If you can't tell the original trans-green is my favourite translucent colour...
    xiahna
  • bobabricksbobabricks Vancouver, BC, CanadaMember Posts: 1,840
    @Istokg I would love to have Some of those trans neon arms/hands and the special glove molds and all those special trans clear pieces and molds.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 18,921
    The owner of those parts has recently been showing pictures of them at bricklink, so might be getting ready to sell. 
  • IstokgIstokg MichiganMember Posts: 2,164
    edited July 2015
    Interestingly enough.... my most covetous parts in those images are the 2x8 trans-clear plate (those were never sold in sizes larger than 2x4), the 2x6 trans-clear brick,,, 2x8 and 2x10 were sold in that color in only 1 set the 045 USA Samsonite LEGO trans-clear brick parts pack of the late 1960s... only one of each in that pack.

    But the part that I wish they would put into production most is the 2x2x3 double concave sloped brick.... (75 degrees).  That would be one useful part for making Mansard roofs.
  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,310
    ^ My hopes are for more filler pieces like cheese slope corners, more curved pieces & greater range of colours, particularly, trans-green, trans-blue, trans-medium blue, pearl gold, pearl dark grey, dark red, earth green & sand green...
    xiahna
  • Pitfall69Pitfall69 0 miles to Legoboy's houseMember Posts: 11,409
    I'm having a hevk of a time making different "Warbonnet" colors for the Santa Fe Train. Lego doesn't make the part anymore, didn't make a part in a certain color or the parts are so rare they are hard to find. 
  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,310
    ^ I hope TLG either bring back copper, or introduce a new version of it & make a couple parts, namely the grill tile, the Chima/Ninjago lightsaber hilt type thing & the minifig lightsaber hilt. My Jedi character constructed one of his sabers from materials similar to copper in appearance, was hoping to include one copper hilt in the MOC.
    xiahna
  • 19741974 Member Posts: 141
    Istokg said:
    Did someone mention parts not put into production?

    Dear Gary, you're not gonna use those shoddy pics for your book are you?

  • 19741974 Member Posts: 141
    Oh, bummer, I clearly do not know how to use this interface properly, sigh

    Yes, I'm _that_ guy :)

    I'm not gonna unload all my funny parts on to BL (and those have yet to catalogued), but I'll let go of my purple and orange parts in the near future as I do not build with those colours

    Cheers,

    Ole
  • 19741974 Member Posts: 141
    Pitfall96 : What parts do you mean for the Santa Fe? The bonnet is made of mostly common parts and non-released colours are to be found with a little skill and some patience ;)

    VorpalRyu : Copper - or any metal flake is a nogo says TLG - sorry

    Cheers,

    Ole
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