Lego bricks builders wish they could buy

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Lego bricks builders wish they could buy
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Since posting about the untimely death of legendary Lego designer nnenn on Thursday, I’ve been systematically browsing through the thousand-plus images in his Flickr stream in my spare time. And I keep having to get up from my chair and walk to the other side of the room to retrieve my socks. Because, you know, they keep getting knocked off.

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Anyway, among the many interesting discoveries I’ve made there was a link to the Brick Wishlist Flickr pool, which is a collection of doodles, diagrams, and renderings, made by Lego fans, of elements they wished existed, but do not. These “requests” range from simple color options (as in user d-higdon’s “fall colors” idea for the “leaves” element (#2417), currently available only in green) to what would be (for Lego, anyway) fairly radical departures from convention, like plates with studs on both sides.


8 thoughts on “Lego bricks builders wish they could buy

  1. BlakNyte says:

    Makerbot to the rescue!!!
    So how long before we see these on Thingaverse. Actually this would be an awesome contest. Hey Make: and Thingaverse, get on that ;)

    1. Steve says:

      Looks like someone’s already on the case:

  2. says:

    A double-studded plate??

    Feels like blasphemy!

    1. feisty_robot says:

      Double-studded plates are a threat to the sanctity of traditional Lego! We need to protect our children!

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