I realize I’ve been away, that I’ve strayed from the Mission. Funerals, birthdays, work, Mass Effect. Probably mostly the latter.
I spent the evening sorting through boxes of old bricks and I came across my old Japanese bricks. I’m not sure of the name, and googling variations of “Japanese fake Lego” didn’t help. The bricks are only semi-compatible with Lego; they’re roughly the same size but the pegs are longer and ever so slightly wider. You can stuff the Japanese pegs into the bottom of a Lego with a little force, but the Lego pegs won’t fit into the Japanese ones. I would love someone to design Lego versions of some of those more unique parts for me to print.
Interestingly, the hand sockets are a perfect fit, but the Japanese hand is slightly, very slightly, smaller in grip than the Lego one.
I also found some classic space figures, though original assemblage may not apply. I remember when I was three or four, the ink used on Minifigs was pretty cheap, especially for the faces. I had tons of half-rubbed off faces. So glad they fixed that.