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No More Octagonal Plates

Postby Athos » Sun Jan 12, 2014 1:11 am

Dear Lego,

Please cut back on the use of octagonal plates (http://brickset.com/parts/?part=4583688). I have a ton of these and not much (if any) use for them. This is especially a problem, as a 4x4 plate doesn't fit correctly in the middle gap of four of them.

Regular square (or rectangular) plates would be much better.

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Re: No More Octagonal Plates

Postby Bluesecrets » Sun Jan 12, 2014 1:20 am

I agree!

Other than using them for filler for making raised bases, I never use them. They just take up room in my odd shaped plates container. But I am sure there is someone out there who loves them.
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Re: No More Octagonal Plates

Postby timber_wolf899 » Sun Jan 12, 2014 1:56 am

agreed!
also glad to see i'm not the only one with an odd shaped plates container.
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Re: No More Octagonal Plates

Postby rogue27 » Sun Jan 12, 2014 2:00 am

Looking at sales figures on Bricklink, this part has some fans, but I agree that it doesn't seem like a very good part overall.
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Re: No More Octagonal Plates

Postby Purple Wolf » Sun Jan 12, 2014 4:48 am

I like it and I don't. Green ones I hate because it makes it harder to landscape as for tan well when I build castles there good for towers. Wouldn't mind a few in white or gray.
I guess it depends on the color but I do agree they need to cut down on them.

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Re: No More Octagonal Plates

Postby Kev » Sun Jan 12, 2014 3:54 pm

When I first looked at this, I thought, 'oh, towers!' as well. Maybe not just for the top of a tower, but to use for a few floors in the tower as well.
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Re: No More Octagonal Plates

Postby Sir Erathor » Mon Jan 13, 2014 6:15 am

I have so many of these, and all I use them for is to add a little bit of height variation in a landscape. I totally agree with you!
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Re: No More Octagonal Plates

Postby Gavin of Lockwood » Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:25 am

I can't think of a use of them really, beyond structural integrity and possibly a large tower floor. They're pretty much useless IMO otherwise.
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Re: No More Octagonal Plates

Postby rogue27 » Tue Jan 14, 2014 6:28 pm

The problem is that you are restricted in the size of tower you build if you use this place. More generalized parts are be better.
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Re: No More Octagonal Plates

Postby OverLoad » Wed Jan 15, 2014 1:02 am

I actually (strangely) do not own any of these. Or at least, I don't knowing own them.

But I'll echo the general resentment against weirdly shaped plates. I'm sure there is a great way to use them, but I can't seem to find one, since I do a lot of landscaping. I have seen such weird plates be used very well in starfighters/space MOCs, though.
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