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It's not all about 2 x 4's

Stuart9Stuart9 Member Posts: 27
I have an obsession with slotted bricks, mainly Lego bricks.
Here are some of my Lego 1 x 2's, i've the other sizes too.

Are there others out there that share my madness, i know some of you but i'm sure there are others.


  • AllBrickAllBrick Member Posts: 1,497
    Hi Stuart.

    There are many of us that have the same obsession for individual parts. You can find us, and our collections....... Here.
  • Stuart9Stuart9 Member Posts: 27
    Thanks, i'll check it out.
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Member Posts: 10,787
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark Member Posts: 4,268
    How are they arranged on the baseplate?
  • Stuart9Stuart9 Member Posts: 27
    Each column are shade variations for that particular brick.
    The columns represent versions of slots relative to type of logo or lack of.
    No stud logo bricks.
    1 : Small block letter logo slot above that logo.
    2 : Small block letter logo slot below that logo.
    3 : Small block letter logo double slot.

    4 : Large block letter logo slot above that logo.
    5 : Large block letter logo slot below that logo.
    6 : Large block letter logo double slot

    7 : No logo, no mould number, single slot.
    8 : No logo, mould number, single slot.
    9 : No logo, mould number, double slot.

    10 : Dogbone logo, double slot.
    11 : Dogbone logo, single slot

    Below column 7 are no slot versions of those above.

    Bottom left corner are variations of mould, no mould versions of the stud logo slotted bricks.

    Those starting below column 9.
    1st : Hollow stud and small  block letter underneath, slot at top.
    2nd : As above but slot down.
    3rd : As above, double slot.
    4th : Hollow stud underneath with logo on stud and small block letter underneath, slot down.
    5th : As above, double slot.

    The red are As The 1st above but all show the same missing stud, unknown why this is.

    I may be splitting some in the future into a different category but i need to do more checking.

  • Stuart9Stuart9 Member Posts: 27
    Should have added that the smaller section photo is of the Dogbone ( 2 columns to the right ) as i forgot to add my latest finds.
  • LusiferSamLusiferSam Member Posts: 574
    I'm certainly a fan of these old bricks.  I've got a few slotted bricks, but mostly hollow ones.  I know I don't have the color diversity Stuart9 has.  I've never thought sort my out beyond logo-less, small block, big block, dogbone and studded.  May have look into this at some time, might be fun to see what kind of variety I have.

    At some point I'd like to get some more early color variations and some hollow bricks with logos on the studs and underneath.   I've got some waffle plates like that, but they are fairly common

    As a side note, I personally hate the term dogbone logo.  I think it's terrible description of the style of logo.  It took me years to figure out what people were talking.  Does anyone know where this came from?  I keep wondering if it's a literal translation of the Danish or German.  Personally I'd referee to these as barbell or dumbbell logos.  At least in US English it's a much better description.  Ok, rant over.
  • Stuart9Stuart9 Member Posts: 27
    Thanks LusiferSam
    I agree it's an odd name for the logo but one most use, i didn't have a clue as to what it was when I first encountered the phrase.
    I should be posting some hollow brick pictures soon including the closed off slot brick versions.
    The origin of dogbone may be something Gary can clarify, if i've heard it, i've forgotten it.

    These were the easiest to mount, the other sizes need a lot more sorting yet, but hope to post later, i  haven't included the marbled either.
    Anyone have any colours/shades you don't see above, especially black, they must exist ?

    Are there any bricks of particular interest to you, something you would like me to post photo's of if I have any ?
    Love to see what you have if you are happy to share.
  • madforLEGOmadforLEGO Member Posts: 10,787
    Hmm, guessing @Istokg is not going to see my 'page' if I forgot to space between his ID and 'and'.
  • KingAlanIKingAlanI Member Posts: 2,342
    I collect modern bricks by color for various shapes - 1 each 1x1,1x2,1x3,1x4,1x6,1x8,2x2,2x4,2x6,2x8 and 24 each 2x3 (stacked in a 8x8x3 ring).
    I save all the few old bricks I come across.
    But I hadn't thought of doing both
  • Stuart9Stuart9 Member Posts: 27
     If you collect the earlier forms of those bricks look out for the offset and double stud logos that came out in the Samsonite bricks of North America.
    Adds something a little different to any brick collection, not forgetting the sideways logo 2 x 4's that you may also find.
  • DeMontesDeMontes Member Posts: 745
    edited January 2017
    Do these count @Stuart9 ? What colour?
  • Stuart9Stuart9 Member Posts: 27
    They're amongst my favourites, nice collection.
  • IstokgIstokg Member Posts: 2,363
    Back in the early to mid 1950s a vast number of LEGO slotted brick variations were produced, as TLG kept changing their molds, and creating new ones.

    The first country to sell the no-slot (still hollow bottom) bricks was Germany in March of 1956.  Denmark, Sweden and Norway kept selling the slotted brick sets as long as they had those bricks and associated windows/doors in inventory.  Denmark didn't start selling windows with studs on top (classic windows) until February of 1957... so slotted bricks were still being sold until then.  In Norway the retailer catalog for the 2nd half of 1957 still sold slotted bricks and the windows for them.  That was the actual end of the slotted bricks.

    The tube bottom bricks were first produced in late 1957, although the famous patent wasn't obtained until January 1958.  The 1956-58 hollow bottom non-slotted bricks first sold in Germany in 1956 were still found in some LEGO sets in 1958.  Everything depended on when the inventory of parts ran out.  This is what makes dating the start or end of early LEGO parts so very difficult to determine.
  • Stuart9Stuart9 Member Posts: 27
    Thanks Gary.
    Hope to post some images of the bricks from the period of the change from slotted to hollow, the slotted bricks with closed slots.
    There's an obvious mark/s where the slots used to be, both logo underneath and double logo, on studs and underneath.
  • WoutRWoutR Member Posts: 44
    Most of the molds before approximately 1957 produced a mix of parts. For that time period, collecting 2x4 only does not solve the puzzle ;-)
  • Stuart9Stuart9 Member Posts: 27
    Sent you a message about the bricks you are looking for, just let me know the numbers and colours.
  • WoutRWoutR Member Posts: 44
    I started sorting my bricks with split tubes for you, but I have not found time to finish that. I currently have seven yellow bricks on my table for you, they have been there for months...
  • Stuart9Stuart9 Member Posts: 27
    I'm finally getting somewhere for once, some packages going out this week, hope to sort something for you this weekend, however i'm still waiting for those from Switzerland.
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