At first glance you might be wondering what makes up that railing, remember those silver aquazone spear things? They always came in sets of 2 attached to some T-shaped pieces. Many Lego elements, such as flowers, helmet plumes, and various weapons and tools never come alone, they are attached to usually attached to rings, t-shaped pieces, ect. Probably most of you just removed the elements and discarded the holders. I kept most of these, and have found that some have interesting uses. Some purist people may disagree these are lego pieces, and thus should not be used, but the lego company produced them, and they are compatible in some instances, so they are worthy of use. Sorry if I have made some of you regret discarding them.
The t-shaped aquazone holder has been used in this case as a railing.
The end of this piece is perfect for holding by minifig hands and makes it compatible with other pieces. The end of the piece also happens to be exactly 2 studs in length, so voila! It easily fits in to constructions.
The other interesting thing I found was the the ring holder from bone elements fits perfectly on the inside of 6 stud diameter dishes. This is just gives you a seamless light-weight SNOT connection of 2 6 stud dishes. Please note that helmet plume holders are slightly smaller, so this will not work with them. I also discovered that the mechanic's tool holder is exactly 8 studs in diameter.
I hope that some of you might develop these ideas more and enrich this discovery.
thats cool. i found something similar. the smallest crown gears can fit perfectly inside the 2x2 circular tiles. these tiles have an "X" in stead of an "O" in the center of the bottom, and this "X" is the same diameter of axles so it slides into the "X" in the crown gear. i picked these peices up out of my box that way and was like "OMG! thats cool!!"
I like it
August 30, 2008
Cool! I'd like to add that the things that gold coins come attached to can be use as gold ore, hack metal, etc.
this is very creative, I don't have a lot of those but it's interesting to know what to do with them, great job
I like it
Heather LEGO Girl
July 26, 2008
I knew that I saved those pesky little sprews for a reason. Until now I thought that reason was just a compulsion to horde - but you've given me hope. I never removed the little things from them though, I always thought I could make something from the whole kit-n-caboodle. I keep wishing someone would come out with a "piece of the week" excercise for MOCpages. You take a random piece, like that stupid canoe, and everyone tries to use it in the most creative and new way they can - like Nadroj did with his little japanese dojo thingy. You should definately be the one to spearhead this project as I always love to shift the burden onto someone else. Just a thought.
Very smart. Sometimes, it takes a few hours of boredom, sitting in front of the TV, with a few Legos in from of you, to make some genius work. I never got any of those things, but now I kinda wish that I did. Great job!
Aaaaallllways thinkin'. Goes to show us...there's no useless part. Just gotta be clever enough to discover what purpose it serves! (Now if we could just take that mentality and apply it to humans and nature!)
Cool! I've seen a lot of people use those things that connect gold coins together for lumps of gold. I don't recommend using those things that connect the flippers for anything. I stuck one of those up my nose when I was four and my sister had to call the paramedics. Man are those things sharp.
This is incredibly ingenious. I've built several model airplanes (non-Lego), and have found that the plastic piece holders for the airplane components work just as well. Many brands produce holders that have similar widths as Lego "sticks", making them perfect for minifigs. I usually use them to make spears and other tools.
Nice! The only piece like this I've kept is a thing that four gold coins came connected to, if I remember right. In amongst coins and jewels, it just looks like another bit of treasure. Way to advance Lego knowledge, Professor!