What’s your favourite LEGO element?
“I’m going to have to buck the trend on this one because it’s not the headlight brick. While I enjoy the headlight brick and it’s versatility this is a surprisingly easy one to answer; the 1×1 round tile. I begged for this piece to be introduced when I was a kid. I asked my parents, I asked my teachers, I even wrote a letter to LEGO asking to have this.
Now that I’m much older I cannot remember why I wanted this so badly but childhood me wouldn’t stop until he got some answers. I do remember that when this piece was finally introduced, I went to a LEGO Pick-a-Brick wall and scooped an entire large cup of Light Bluish Gray 1×1 round tiles. I went from 0 to over 2000 of the dang things in a day! And I love them because they can be anything. I’ve used them for paths, architectural details, track ballast, buttons, fuel caps, they are an easily
overlooked piece in my opinion.”
Sometimes, the simple pieces are the best. For LNUR displays, we have around 40,000 – 50,000 of those pieces to use as loose ballast. Takes a while to set up, but looks great once they’re all down!