This is a very good review, atleast very useful for a builder like me, the presence of rare colored parts is an important factor when I decide to buy a set.
JimButcher, on 23 April 2011 - 08:30 PM, said:
Moving on, Bag 2 only contains one interesting piece that hasn't been mentioned before. Shown above, there's one of those "wall" pieces as I like to call them, except this is what I think is a new mold. The new version of this piece has ridges on the inside, for whatever reason.
Zeya, on 25 April 2011 - 09:47 PM, said:
Well, the old (current?) wall pieces don't have support on the sides. I notice when I stack several of those pieces (I do that for storage), that they tend to bend backwards in a curve, if you know what I mean. I think kids probably have a tendency to break the old ones since there's so little support. So I guess Lego is perhaps re-doing those molds to make them stronger.
I agree, it's probably to make them stronger, I have a lot of the old ones, neither of them is broken but some of them are deformed, so much they are not usable anylonger. they also tend to warp a little bit on themselves. Yet I think the ridges reduce the range of applications for this part.