Ask a LEGO Fan

Flame element alteration

Posted in Construction Techniques, Product Quality & Safety by lfanquestions on November 3, 2009

Paul writes:

Dear Lego Fan;

Why did Lego change the design of its flame piece?  It seems less useful now:

http://www.e-klocki.com/2009/11/01/dear-lego-now-you-screwed-up-the-flames/

Dear Paul,

According to LEGO, the original “tabs” were used to connect the flame in the old dragon’s mouth.  Now that those dragons are not being produced, the tabs are not necessary.  The tabs are not a standard size stud, bar, or axle connection.  This type of connection is an “illegal build” for company sets.

Flames have been released in over 250 sets.  Even the less common colors are still quite affordable: http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=6126

Sincerely,

LFan

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