Some new parts: New SNOT elements, some elements in new colours and new holders for 3mm bars.
About this creation
There have arrrived some new parts and some older ones, too: First of all there are some old parts: By coincidence I found a set of LL 918 for a quite decent price in a shop where I was looking for parts. The parts and the instruction are in excellent condition, a lot better than my original ones from that era. Now my 1979 space fleet is finally complete ;-))
The two kinds of 1x2/1x2 SNOT brackets aren't brand new, some grey ones have been in a few sets last year. But the black color is new this year.
The grey SNOT plate however is new. The main difference compared to SNOT brackets is the missing half plate offset on the side. Combined with two 1x1 SNOT bricks you get a perfect seamless 2x2 SNOT area.
But my favourite new parts this year are these new holders. They can be combined with a lot of different tubes and bars:
Combined with rigid tubes there are a lot of new possibilities for rollcages, chassis and suspensions:
LEGO Nils has a new outfit, too: A shirt with a classic space logo (still one of my favourite themes) and arms in lime colour (my favourite LEGO colour).
And for outdoor activities he has a Futuron jacket, also with arms in lime colour. But there are still some more outfits he likes to wear from time to time: So, if you want to put a LEGO Nils anywhere, any combination of these outfits will be fine ;-))
Well these are some new parts I found at Bricklink. I hope some of them will be useful... And maybe you like some of the other ones :-))
Quoting Nick Barrett
... And have Lego just produced the most useful clip part ever ?
I think so, the posibilities are almost endless. I've ordered 16 black and 16 dark grey ones and 12 of the black ones are alredy used in my Dune Buggy. I'll need some more of these ;-)).
If I could make a wish a clip like the "double U" clip from BrickArms and another similar one with 2 U clips rotated by 90 deg would be cool... :-))