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What bricks shouId Lego make?

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  • RebelegoRebelego Georgia, USAMember Posts: 171
    Galactus said:
    Rebelego said:
    A 1x1 Tile that is 'tiled' on both sides. MUAHAHAHAHA
    Like this 70501 Gold Coin? :-P

    Yes, but I mean a double sided tile that cant be spent! ;)
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark UKMember Posts: 3,379
    ^ Exactly. It would massively increase the sturdiness of builds, especially in small spaces. Giving extra strengh is a big advantage. After all, why do you need 1x3 plates? Aren't they just the same as a 1x2 plate next to a 1x1 plate? ;)
  • TigerMothTigerMoth Member Posts: 2,343
    edited January 2016
    After all, why do you need 1x3 plates? Aren't they just the same as a 1x2 plate next to a 1x1 plate? ;)
    No. It depends on how you want to use it. And you talk about strength - that's just one of those ways.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,302
    If they did that 1x3 jumper, I'd hope that it would have the modern style underside like 1x2 jumpers. Again, a bit more flexibility.
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  • AllBrickAllBrick UKMember Posts: 1,404
    This thing...

    But, short on both sides.
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  • MattsWhatMattsWhat Studley, UKMember Posts: 1,643
    ^ Exactly. It would massively increase the sturdiness of builds, especially in small spaces. Giving extra strengh is a big advantage. After all, why do you need 1x3 plates? Aren't they just the same as a 1x2 plate next to a 1x1 plate? ;)
    Well they make a lot less 1x3 pieces than 1x2 so you kind of undermined yourself... As for the added strength thing, that would require a very specific set of cicumstances - you want a 1x3 with a centrally positioned 1x2 above it AND you have nothing underneath or above or next to of any strength.  Not saying I wouldn't use it, I just feel like it doesn't bring much to the party. 
  • leemcgleemcg Member Posts: 607
    ^^ that thing, but with more friction on the long end. 
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  • PaperballparkPaperballpark UKMember Posts: 3,379
    MattsWhat said:
    Well they make a lot less 1x3 pieces than 1x2 so you kind of undermined yourself... 
    No, I didn't, because although they may well make a lot less 1x3, the fact is that they do make them.
  • MattsWhatMattsWhat Studley, UKMember Posts: 1,643
    MattsWhat said:
    Well they make a lot less 1x3 pieces than 1x2 so you kind of undermined yourself... 
    No, I didn't, because although they may well make a lot less 1x3, the fact is that they do make them.
    Oh I see what you mean, OK, well I'll change that to say - they don't make (m)any 1x3 modified plates.  ;)
  • AllBrickAllBrick UKMember Posts: 1,404
    edited January 2016
    AllBrick said:
    This thing...

    But, short on both sides.
    leemcg said:
    ^^ that thing, but with more friction on the long end. 


    Gah, stuck in the quote box, again.

    I think there is a different colour version that has more friction.
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,302
    edited January 2016
    I'd love a 3x1 jumper with two studs, or even a 3x2 with two studs centred. They would be great for doing detailing on columns such as imposts (the sticking out bit under the arch). 



    At the moment the only way to do these is to use a 1x3 plate, with a 1x2 jumper and a tile on top and that is a bit too deep. The other problem is that only one arch connects to each impost. You can of course include a further 1x2 on top of the jumper / under the arches connected to the single stud but this looks a bit clumsy and adds extra height when it may not be wanted.
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  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,184
    Plates with anti-stud both sides, plates with studs both sides, a few of slope & curve bricks, but with studs where the originals have anti-studs, so they can be used on the undersides of builds. More slope & curve pieces, maybe even a few corner pieces & double angles, building dome shapes especially in small scale is not too pretty, my Brainiac's Skull Ship Microfighter is a good example:

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  • IstokgIstokg MichiganMember Posts: 2,082
    Mold already exists.... a 2x2x3 double concave 78 degree sloped brick.  It would complete the mansard roof "system"... along with 1x2x3, 2x2x3, and 2x2x3 double convex 78 degree slopes.


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  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,184
    Just thought of another piece I'd like to see, a 1x2 jumper plate, but with rounded ends, would be perfect if TLG ever made a Galactus minifigure, it could be used as the board for a microfigure Silver Surfer (I'm sure that there are at least a few people out that could find other uses for it too).

    Currently Silver Surfer is riding a rectangle:


    How much cooler would this be (I know its a little crude):

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  • brumeybrumey AustriaMember Posts: 994
    sand green 1x8 1x6 and 1x4
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark UKMember Posts: 3,379
    ^ Erm, those have all been made previously, and the 1x4 is still in current sets.
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  • brumeybrumey AustriaMember Posts: 994
    but they dont sell them.
    other colors 1x8s can be had for 0.30€
    sand green isnt sold at all. u gotta bricklink them.
    1 piece 3€. this is insane!
  • TigerMothTigerMoth Member Posts: 2,343
    brumey said:
    but they dont sell them.
    You're lucky that they sell anything other than complete sets. Anything else is essentially a sideline.
  • AllBrickAllBrick UKMember Posts: 1,404
    Lucky you were here to tell us how lucky we are, thanks.
  • Si_UKNZSi_UKNZ NZMember Posts: 4,179
    The piece I with they'd make is a proper mountain bike frame. 
    The 'lego bike' hasnt changed in about 50 years. 
  • BobflipBobflip Member Posts: 457
    ^ Erm, those have all been made previously, and the 1x4 is still in current sets.
    We know they have been made previously, but (as you also know full well) in the case of the 1x8 and 1x6, they're not currently made. And a large part of their desirability is the discontinued sets that they were produced for. There's an unnecessary markup on certain elements, and to produce them Lego are missing out on potential profit and good customer interaction. So yeah... they should make them!

    And of course there's reasons why they won't. But if they continue to avoid doing so, a less legitimate source will eventually step in.
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark UKMember Posts: 3,379
    But this isn't really a thread about which bricks we'd like to see back in production, it's about which entirely new elements we'd like to see.

    As the OP said: "So, what brick do YOU wish existed?".

    The 1x6 and 1x8 already exist in Sand Green. Sure, they're not produced, and they're expensive, but at least they do exist.
  • BobflipBobflip Member Posts: 457
    Valid point, but at their current scarcity, they may as well not exist ;-)
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