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What new parts should LEGO make?

Brickfan50Brickfan50 Zwolle, NetherlandsMember Posts: 294
I couldn't find an old thread for this, so I'm creating this new topic. (Admins, please correct me if I'm wrong.)
We have had many new great parts over the past years, for instance all those new brackets that make it possible to change orientation in builds.
Well, I'm dearly missing more panels. We have 1x2x2, 1x3x3, 1x4x2, 1x4x3 (and many larger ones).
But basically I miss 1x1x2, so just half in width of this one (4864b on BL):
What are the parts that you are desperately waiting for?

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  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,557
    A corner version of those would be useful.
    stluxFizyxBrickfan50Mr_CrossBrickchapGothamConstructionCo
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 6,763
    I kinda wish the 1*4 inverted slopes had made it out of the test phase.
    FizyxMr_CrossdougtsBrickchap
  • TheOriginalSimonBTheOriginalSimonB Felixstowe Member Posts: 1,589
    Plates with studs on both sides please.
    Switchfoot55KungFuKennyMr_Crossmak0137VorpalRyumsandersBrickchapKLOKRIECHER
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark Near ManchesterMember Posts: 4,003
    Plates with studs on both sides please.
    I can't see that ever happening, and tbh I'm not sure I'd want it to - it would remove a big part of the challenge!
    Brickfan50BumblepantsBaby_YodaBrainsluggedM_Boss
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,557
    Plus it would copy parts available from other manufacturers. And if LEGO copies their novel parts, then it is fair game if they copy LEGO's.
    Baby_Yoda
  • Baby_YodaBaby_Yoda The world's backsideMember Posts: 1,295
    Also, I think the way parts are moulded would make it difficult. I've heard that they need the plastic to be of consistent thickness, so studs without an exposed surface directly beneath them are hollow since they can't have the little indents on the underside. As such, I believe all of the studs would need to be hollow for the design to work, and that would look quite ugly on larger plates.
    Bumblepants
  • datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie West Haven , CTMember Posts: 1,637
    How about double-sided studs, so you could attach two plates back-to back? Picture part#4073 with a stud on both sides.
    dbrougeVorpalRyuKLOKRIECHER
  • ModeltrainmanModeltrainman In the Disney Infinity Toybox, Windows, or digging through LEGO parts in the USA.Member Posts: 650
    I really want more steam locomotive wheel colors. Green(bright and earth), blue(regular and earth), so on.
    BrickchapCyberdragonpanchox1
  • alaskaguyalaskaguy Member Posts: 335
    I'd like to see some kind of "conversion piece" that lets Duplo trains run on Lego tracks and vice-versa.

    I'd also like to see Duplo switches with some kind of remote capability.  The new Steam and Cargo trains are interesting, with their phone-remote capabilities, but without the ability to remotely control switches, still very limiting. 
    catwranglerpanchox1
  • VorpalRyuVorpalRyu AustraliaMember Posts: 2,316
    How about double-sided studs, so you could attach two plates back-to back? Picture part#4073 with a stud on both sides.
    After seeing what I suspect were a couple of M*gaBl*ks parts (one of our son's friends gets given sets by his aunts) that were plates with studs top & bottom, I second the notion that TLG needs to do something like this, they look incredibly useful, but I couldn't bring myself to use M*gaBl*ks parts.
    Brickchap
  • MrShinyAndNewMrShinyAndNew Member Posts: 281
    I have a couple MegaBloks 2x2s with studs on both sides. They are ugly, for the aforementioned molding reasons. They are also incredibly useful. I wish Lego made them, then I could allow myself to use them more. If you've never seen one, just look at the upside-down tiles and imagine if they had normal studs on the tiled side.

    MB also has lots of other neat parts Lego doesn't have. They have little tubes that accept a bar at each end, so you can make very long bars. They have cheese slopes with studs on the angled surface. They have plates with a bar sticking out sideways (Lego has those now, with the 1x1 round plates with a bar, but the MB ones are smaller and 1x1 square plates). 

    But if we're only imagining pieces that don't copy MB, I'd suggest we need more corners: the 2x1 plate with a rail needs to become a 2x2 corner plate with a rail that goes around the corner. The 1-brick-tall panel already has a corner, but the other panels don't. We need a cheese-slope corner. The 2x2 bow plates could use a corner.

    Plus I'd like to see a Powered Up colour sensor that actually works properly.
    BrickchapBrickfan50mak0137catwranglerpanchox1
  • PaperballparkPaperballpark Near ManchesterMember Posts: 4,003
    Regarding the panels with corners, given that there's already the 1x1 with corner, why do you need others with corners? If you want a 1x4 with corner, you can make it from 1x3 + 1x1 with corner.

    The cheese slope with stud on the angled side, I'm not sure that stud would be 'in system'.

    The tubes that accept a bar at each end, Lego already does - the flexible pneumatic pipes.

    And for me personally, I don't actually want to see plates with studs on both sides. There's a certain challenge in figuring out how to reverse the studs within the space you have, and having a plate like that would just remove that challenge completely. It's laziness basically! ;) There's enough elements now which allow you to reverse studs in many different ways, that I really don't think it's needed - certainly not in official sets.
    BumblepantsBaby_Yoda
  • eMJeeNLeMJeeNL The NetherlandsMember Posts: 600
    Regarding the panels with corners, given that there's already the 1x1 with corner, why do you need others with corners? If you want a 1x4 with corner, you can make it from 1x3 + 1x1 with corner.

    I’d guess he’d like 2x1x2s with a corner... so not lenghtwise but heightwise?

  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 3,951

    The cheese slope with stud on the angled side, I'm not sure that stud would be 'in system'.


    Seems like it would be as “in-system” as this:
     https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?P=6044&name=Slope 53 3 x 1 x 3 1/3 with Studs on Slope&category=[Slope]#T=S&O={"iconly":0}
  • alaskaguyalaskaguy Member Posts: 335
    Oh, I wish they made Duplo "tubes" that:
    • were longer than the straight pieces currently made
    • had some "see through" pieces so you could see the ball pass through
    • had some "half pipe" pieces for the same reason
    • had some "randomizer" pieces, so the ball would randomly go left or right
    • had some "intersection" pieces, so tubes could join together

  • alaskaguyalaskaguy Member Posts: 335
    I don't actually want to see plates with studs on both sides. There's a certain challenge in figuring out how to reverse the studs within the space you have, and having a plate like that would just remove that challenge completely. It's laziness basically! ;) 
    Just because the pieces exist doesn't mean you have to use them. You could ignore them for you own use and just be judgmental about those who do use them.


    Brickchapbgl_84
  • BobflipBobflip Member Posts: 589
    Regarding the panels with corners, given that there's already the 1x1 with corner, why do you need others with corners? If you want a 1x4 with corner, you can make it from 1x3 + 1x1 with corner.

    The cheese slope with stud on the angled side, I'm not sure that stud would be 'in system'.

    The tubes that accept a bar at each end, Lego already does - the flexible pneumatic pipes.

    And for me personally, I don't actually want to see plates with studs on both sides. There's a certain challenge in figuring out how to reverse the studs within the space you have, and having a plate like that would just remove that challenge completely. It's laziness basically! ;) There's enough elements now which allow you to reverse studs in many different ways, that I really don't think it's needed - certainly not in official sets.
    So what if that particular challenge of reversing studs in that way is removed? Were you frustrated when they released the bricks with studs on the sides or the modified plates with brackets?

    If you use recentish elements to achieve shapes then there's nothing wrong with using even newer elements. The release of a plate with studs on both sides would not detract from the overall challenge of building - it's all part of the system, and gives you more space for creativity in making your model robust and visually appealing.

    Don't forget that Lego is a kids' toy at heart!

    BrickchapVorpalRyu
  • brickmattbrickmatt USAMember Posts: 100
    A proper cane piece for minifigures, with a curved handle. It would have been great with Scrooge McDuck, and if they could print them it could be used as a candy cane for holiday sets.
    BrickchapLittleLoriModeltrainmancatwranglerPyrobugtspikeBrixfan02
  • BrickchapBrickchap AustraliaMember Posts: 371
    @brickmatt Great idea! 100% agree! And how about an open umbrella piece
    Modeltrainmancatwrangler
  • Casper_vd_KorfCasper_vd_Korf Twente, The NetherlandsMember Posts: 163
    ^ you could use the same piece for that, because we already have a few options for the top!
    LittleLoriModeltrainmancatwranglerBrickchap
  • BobflipBobflip Member Posts: 589
    An updated part separator that has a bar on it would be pretty useful.
    560HeliportBrickchapMr_CrossPyrobugcatwrangler
  • CymbelineCymbeline CanadaMember Posts: 357
    Does anyone know why LEGO is not including more minifigs with medium legs in sets? The legs are not available on B & P's either. I think that many people would prefer them to the short non-bendable ones.
    gmonkey76Brickchap560HeliportMr_Cross
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,557
    Cymbeline said:
    Does anyone know why LEGO is not including more minifigs with medium legs in sets? The legs are not available on B & P's either. I think that many people would prefer them to the short non-bendable ones.
    LEGO is treating them as licensed, so you cannot buy them. At least, that is what they say if you phone and ask to purchase them.
    560Heliport
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,395
    edited March 2020
    When the Harry Potter theme came out a few of the designers did make comments to the effect that they were developed specifically for that theme. Of course there's nothing to stop them using them elsewhere but I'd imagine until that happens they'll be considered a licenced theme part. 

    They might also stop producing them if they stop the Harry Potter theme and they really don't see the need for three different lengths of leg pieces. 
    560HeliportAstrobricks
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 19,557
    They have also used them in Disney and Stranger Things, again both licensed.

    560HeliportAstrobricks
  • ShibShib UKMember Posts: 5,395
    Good shout, had forgotten Stranger Things and missed the Disney ones altogether
    560Heliport
  • LyichirLyichir United StatesMember Posts: 910
    Cymbeline said:
    Does anyone know why LEGO is not including more minifigs with medium legs in sets? The legs are not available on B & P's either. I think that many people would prefer them to the short non-bendable ones.
    The biggest reason is probably simply a lack of capacity. The amount of a part Lego can produce is limited by the number of molds they have available at any given time. That means that like the dual molded legs, Lego's capacity for producing the mid-length legs is going to be much, much more limited than their capacity for producing the classic legs that they've been making in large quantities for decades in pretty much every one of their factories worldwide. As such, until their capacity for producing the mid-length legs expands (which could take a while since each new mold is a substantial investment), they're probably only going to use them for the few characters for whom neither the normal legs or the short legs are quite sufficient.

    catwrangler
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 3,951
    I’ve always wondered why there isn’t a 33° slope version of part 15571. Without one you can never properly finish a 33° hip roof. I know it would need a groove around the bottom like jumper plates have.
    560Heliport
  • BobflipBobflip Member Posts: 589
    2 x 2 macaroni plates, and a selection of 3x3 macaroni pieces.
    560HeliportKLOKRIECHER
  • BobflipBobflip Member Posts: 589
    Now I want a 1 x 1 plate with a clip on the bottom.
    AstrobricksKLOKRIECHER
  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross East Anglia (UK)Member Posts: 1,407
    In no particular order, I'd like:
    • 2 x 2 x 2/3 slope with grille (double width cheese grater) if possible.
    • Bar into axle, both inline and perpendicular, a couple of lengths and an inline (technic) pin style would be great too.
    • 'Macaroni' slopes in any and all varieties akin to 65617 but triangular in cross-section
    • Inverted slopes in three and four stud widths
    • A motorized unit for the rollercoaster (no idea how it could be made to work fwiw)
    • Trans yellow canopies, windows and panels. MANY.
    • Classic space moon logos on just about any brick, slope or panel, stickers are no good, I want/need printed parts (I'm obviously wearing my stroppy entitled tantrum pants - with classic space logos as I demand this). A blue 4x3 slope would be a brilliant starting point... I just keep thinking that a 'xtra' polybag (or series of polybags) with "essential" classic space parts (inc. more standard trans yellow canopies) and a new colour classic spaceman would make my year!
    • Brachiosaurus or similar Sauropod
    • Left-handed versions of parts that have only existed in right-handed incarnations (4360 "camera" for example)
    • A couple of lightsaber hilt variants (and a proper Darth Maul double would be nice too).
    That's a starting point, off the top of my head.
    560HeliportKungFuKennyVorpalRyucatwranglerKLOKRIECHER
  • TheOriginalSimonBTheOriginalSimonB Felixstowe Member Posts: 1,589
    Rummaging through some minifigs earlier and realised we need the moustache element in many more colours.  And styles too.

    560Heliportpanchox1Cymbelinecatwranglerandhe
  • scottdd2scottdd2 ADELAIDEMember Posts: 88
    Bobflip said:
    Now I want a 1 x 1 plate with a clip on the bottom.
    That's on my wish list too.
    KLOKRIECHER
  • MaffyDMaffyD West YorkshireMember Posts: 2,889
    Mr_Cross said:
    In no particular order, I'd like:
    • Trans yellow canopies, windows and panels. And bricks, tiles, slopes and plates. You can never have enough.
    • Classic space moon logos on just about any brick, slope or panel, stickers are no good, we deserve printed parts!
    • Several new colour classic spacemen.
    That's it. Nothing else.
    I've fixed your list for you. You're welcome! No, I don't know what monomaniacal means, why do you ask? :-)
    KungFuKennyMr_Cross
  • AdeelZubairAdeelZubair London, UKMember Posts: 2,669
    As someone who uses LEGO in the form of art I'm happy with the challenge of using existing parts, it's mainly recolours that limit the physical models.

    Recently I've wanted to to built Monica's Apartment in the style of 21319 Central Perk with a bent wall; however the lack of purples, oranges and potentially blues in basic elements such as plates and doors makes it difficult to create and invest time into (one could say built digitally however it's not the same).

    An existing model I designed was The Android's Dungeon & Baseball Card Shop (https://flic.kr/s/aHskRk5B1M). It's still missing several key elements to complete a physical model, currently I've used placeholders until that potentially happens...

    Wishlist
    - 98283 Profile brick 1x2 single gro. (141 - Earth Green)
    - 87580 Plate 2x2 W 1 Knob (141 - Earth Green)
    - 92262 Left Door 1x3x2 W/Knob Hinge 1x3x2 (106 - Bright Orange)
    - 92263 Right Door 1x3x2 W/Knob Hinge 1x3x2 (106 - Bright Orange)
    LyichirKLOKRIECHER
  • BobflipBobflip Member Posts: 589

    A 1 x 2 version of 33909 (no, not a 1 x 2 tile or plate)



    27448 in light bluish grey. I have a greeble I need it for!


    BumblepantsMr_CrossBrickchapKungFuKenny
  • MarshallmarioMarshallmario Madison WIMember Posts: 102
         I would like to see an assortment of clear bricks, rods and plates. Maybe an accessory pack for building stands to mount all kinds of space ships, airplanes, pterodactyls. Everything now just sits on the ground and sometimes not even level.
    Astrobricks560HeliportSirBrickalotOfLegoFizyxMr_CrossandhepxchrisBrickchapKungFuKenny
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 3,951
         I would like to see an assortment of clear bricks, rods and plates. Maybe an accessory pack for building stands to mount all kinds of space ships, airplanes, pterodactyls. Everything now just sits on the ground and sometimes not even level.
    Can I Like a comment 1000 times? :)
    560HeliportFizyxBrickchap
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 2,279
         I would like to see an assortment of clear bricks, rods and plates. Maybe an accessory pack for building stands to mount all kinds of space ships, airplanes, pterodactyls. Everything now just sits on the ground and sometimes not even level.
    I've got a lot of transparent 1x2 bricks and 1x2x2 panels from PAB for this purpose! 
    Marshallmario
  • BobflipBobflip Member Posts: 589
    1 x 1 fluted bricks, with two horizontally grooved and two vertically grooved sides adjacent to each other
    AstrobricksTkatt
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