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Postby Jim » Thu Jul 21, 2005 2:37 am

Does anyone else think that the 1x1x2/3 slopes are cool new pieces?

http://www.peeron.com/inv/parts/50746

I have used them in several applications:

Image Here they make great mini-slopes, especially for the corners.

Image Here they make great archer loops.

Image And here you can make different stained glass patterns.

What do yall think?

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Postby eNiGMa » Thu Jul 21, 2005 4:23 am

I love those pieces, too. Unfortunately, I do not own any. :( But I was wondering what you used for the slopes in your rook, and now I know!
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Re: Interesting Pieces

Postby JoshWedin » Thu Jul 21, 2005 4:23 am

I think they are cool pieces too, but I haven't done anything with them yet. Very nice display of possible uses there. I haven't gotten enough to really do anything but I am sure that will change over time. Very creative, I like your work.

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Re: Interesting Pieces

Postby LEGOFREAK » Thu Jul 21, 2005 4:30 am

JoshWedin wrote:I think they are cool pieces too, but I haven't done anything with them yet. Very nice display of possible uses there. I haven't gotten enough to really do anything but I am sure will change over time. Very creative, I like your work.

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yeah what he said. :D
actually I wasnt aware of the variety of colors they came in. I have some white and some blue, but still dont know what to do with them. Thanks for some ideas
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Postby lil Jon » Thu Jul 21, 2005 5:15 am

I have yet to get any of those pieces. But sure... they're cool.

You've done some great things with them. My favorite is the bow and arrow slits.
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Postby Athos » Thu Jul 21, 2005 5:17 am

I haven't done anything with them yet. I don't have but a couple of them, and haven't been doing any real building since I got them.

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Re: Interesting Pieces

Postby Lord_Of_The_LEGO » Thu Jul 21, 2005 5:29 am

Those are really cool examples, Jim! I can't wait to get my hands on some.

One question: Is is just my moniter, but don't those slopes look Old Dark Gray? If they are, where'd you get them? Peeron only lists them in the "new" grays. Or they just new (bluish) dark gray and I really need to fix my moniter?
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Postby The Hordesman » Thu Jul 21, 2005 5:35 am

Interesting uses! The only use Ive seen before was having them be R2-D2's third wheel(a funny note- someone tried to copyright this use!). Nice to see them used elsewere. :)

Thanks for examples, now I'll just have to get some... 8)
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Postby Bruce N H » Thu Jul 21, 2005 7:49 am

Hey Jim,

Awesome build details. I especially like the archer loop. I was also glad to see you rework your rook into a full microscale castle.

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Postby Jojo » Thu Jul 21, 2005 12:28 pm

Hello!


Yeah, those pieces are cool and long waited for. How often have we been sitting at a MOC and wondered why the heck don't 1×1 slopes exist!. You made good use of them.

Unfortunatelly they won't ever be available in my most used colours, grey and brown. Sniff.


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Postby Gumby » Thu Jul 21, 2005 11:16 pm

Wow - I didn't know this piece would be so useful! I also don't have any yet (since I haven't purchased any 2005+ sets)... I'm still waiting for that piece to come out in black!!
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Postby Bloody Jay » Thu Jul 21, 2005 11:19 pm

I absolutely adore those pieces. My favorite piece ever! I bought Wild Hunters just for the dark blay ones. :D
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Postby Cyclonis » Fri Jul 22, 2005 8:18 am

I don't understand? I haven't got these peices, but i thought that they didn't have any studs on them at all, so how come they can be used in the stained glass window? and on the rook, how come they can be used upside-down?
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Postby Mr. D » Tue Jul 26, 2005 10:56 pm

Yes, I really like those pieces. I don't own any, but when they first appeared in the LEGO catalog, I thought It's about time!. :D I mean, why did it take them this long to think of it? However, now that they are in existance, it seems that the LEGO designers are really gung-ho over them; take a look, almost every other set in the catalog contains at least one 1x1 slope.

I have often wished that there would be a 1x1 slope, so now that there is, I will be getting some soon (hopefully).

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Postby Bruce N H » Tue Jul 26, 2005 11:33 pm

Hey,

Cyclonis, the rook's fairly straightforward--I'm pretty sure that the top layer of bricks is made up of four light gray bricks 1x1 with studs on all sides:

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at the corners, alternating with four dark gray technick brick 1x1 with hole:

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and the 1x1 slopes are connected SNOT wise to the studs sticking 90 degrees to the vertical. A very nice construction.

I suspect the slopes in the stained glass window are just wedged in their and held by friction (aside from the bottom two, which are held by studs). How sturdy is this, Jim?

Mr. D. wrote:However, now that they are in existance, it seems that the LEGO designers are really gung-ho over them; take a look, almost every other set in the catalog contains at least one 1x1 slope.


That's happened in the past. Remember when the curved wedge bricks, e.g.:
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were first introduced. It seemed like we saw an early pic of the Twin-Pod Cloud Car set in late 2001 and were pretty excited by the new part, then when new sets started rolling out in 2002 about every vehicle-type set had a pair of these, or their inverted brethren. In the couple of years since it seems like the other variants on these pieces have been all over.

I think it's understandable. They always say how hard it is to introduce new pieces (I know, go explain the Kaadu :? ), and to justify a new part, the designers probably come up with a number of applications across multiple themes to make the cost/benefit ratio come out more favorably.

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