New elements still flowing in recent news from Nuremberg Toy Fair!
This time one video about a new LEGO Play Theme for the 2H - "LEGO Monster Fighters" of its name, which is about Castles, Vampires and so on... At 2' 20" we can see the 'Gate to the dark with its six moon stones' which debuts a couple of other new elements.
First, there is a new triple connector in Reddish Brown, like a mix between the Technic Angled Connectors and 57585 (Technic, Axle Connector Hub with 3 Axles). This provides a 120º between each connector, which is an angle still not provided among the angle connecters as they evolve in steps of 22,5º (90, 112,5, 135, 157,5 and 180). Hopefully this part will also become released in other colors, more common to the LEGO Technic models.
Second and in between the first parts above, it seems we got also one of those two elements proposed by Barman, as seen inside the red ellipse from the picture below.
This second element, whichever it is, seems to be particular useful.
Which one of these two would you prefer? I'd prefer the pinned version, But I'm not sure if we won't get the axle version instead...
And he is already counting 2 of 8, since his top right element wish was also released back in 2010 (87082). Which one is next...
Wonder now for when will we get some connector similar to the first part above, that fits into a cube vertice, forming a 'T' shape, or even acute angles like this proposed here and here, by Carsten B. Thomsen (CBT)?
Thanks Peer (mahjqa), for raising my attention to this video!
From another picture taken at one the recent Toy Fairs and after apparent fail of the 'Gate to the dark' mechanism, we can finally see the second upcoming connector is not exactly what was anticipated before, but a 90º connector similar to 32014 with 1L axle terminations instead.
It should be easier to understand, from the new picture below - Look at the red circles.
Last Update: 2012.Feb.14 01:15 CET