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I've been been getting back into Lego lately after a long break (20+ years.) I've been wanting to buy some basic sets to give me some of the basic bricks to fill out my collection, but something I can't figure out: what's up with Lego and the 2x2 bricks? All the basic sets have absolutely absurd numbers of them, and to be they're just about the most useless of the basic brick shapes. This set has 84 of them - over 1/5 of the set.I totally understand that Lego would want to bulk up the brick count on the cheaper to make bricks, but couldn't they use 1x4's instead, which are basically the same size? A lot of the colors in that set have 16 2x2, but only 3 1x4. What's up with all the 2x2?
The great "old" brick boxes had 1000 pieces for $20 for a normal price and most were 1x1s and 2x4s and 2x2s.2x2s are thicker, make stronger walls for children, look more like what people think a LEGO brick looks like.
Maybe. Still, if that was the case, I'd expect them to include more 2x4s. What makes it ridiculous, IMO, is that if you look at the instruction manual for these 400 piece sets, the set will include 80+ 2x2 bricks, but the instructions will use like 6. Every single other piece will be used, but the 2x2s - its like Lego itself can't figure out what to do with them.
I agree, you would think there would be more 2x4s, but i can think of two reasons why there aren't more of them. One would be LEGO has extra 2x2s from other sets and just wants to get rid of them. Two is that a 2x4 costs so much more than a 2x2 that LEGO took the cheap way out. If a 2x2 cost 5 cents and a 2x4 costs 10 you can say there are more pieces in the set and have it be cheaper production wise.
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