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 Author: therobo View Messages Posted By therobo
 Posted: Feb 16, 2017 10:41
 Subject: Re: Please add 3626bpb0315 with recessed stud
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In Catalog, pollie1213 writes:
  Could we please add:

 
Part No: 3626bpb0315  Name: Minifig, Head Alien with Blue Eyes and Red Lips Pattern (SW Asajj Ventress) - Blocked Open Stud
* 
3626bpb0315 Minifig, Head Alien with Blue Eyes and Red Lips Pattern (SW Asajj Ventress) - Blocked Open Stud
Parts: Minifig, Head

but with "recessed stud" to the catalog?

Currently the BPB and CPB types are all sold under the BPB entry:

http://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?P=3626bpb0315&name=Minifig,%20Head%20Alien%20with%20Blue%20Eyes%20and%20Red%20Lips%20Pattern%20(SW%20Asajj%20Ventress)%20-%20Blocked%20Open%20Stud&category=%5BMinifig,%20Head%5D#T=S&C=1&O={%22color%22:%221%22,%22ss%22:%22NL%22}

see listings NEW: 3, 6 and 7 for instance...

Thanks and regards,

Dirk
Polliebricks

Please submit it to the catalog including image.
 Author: bricksalabim View Messages Posted By bricksalabim
 Posted: Feb 16, 2017 10:36
 Subject: Re: Fabuland chair 4222
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In Catalog, StormChaser writes:
  In Catalog, bricksalabim writes:
  I noticed that there are 2 different versions of this chair.

 
Part No: 4222  Name: Fabuland Chair
* 
4222 Fabuland Chair
Parts: Fabuland

My suggestion is to submit the alternate version to the catalog with as much
information as you can. A comparison photo is usually appreciated for these
types of entries.

The red ones probably come from sets like this:

 
Set No: 4657  Name: Fire Squad HQ
* 
4657-1 (Inv) Fire Squad HQ
144 Parts, 3 Minifigs, 2003
Sets: 4 Juniors: Town: Fire

and should have a different item number molded into the plastic.

Those with thin border all have item n° 4222 inside.
Those with the larger border are an older Version. They all come from Fabuland
sets and have no item n° underneath, only the mold numbers
 Author: StormChaser View Messages Posted By StormChaser
 Posted: Feb 16, 2017 10:25
 Subject: Re: Fabuland chair 4222
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In Catalog, bricksalabim writes:
  Until now I found different ones only in red.

The blue, aqua, and magenta chairs are probably all the newer versions, whichever
one that is. If you decide to add the newer version to the catalog, be sure
to indicate in your comparison photo which chair version is the old and which
is the new.
 Author: StormChaser View Messages Posted By StormChaser
 Posted: Feb 16, 2017 10:23
 Subject: Re: Fabuland chair 4222
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In Catalog, bricksalabim writes:
  I noticed that there are 2 different versions of this chair.

 
Part No: 4222  Name: Fabuland Chair
* 
4222 Fabuland Chair
Parts: Fabuland

My suggestion is to submit the alternate version to the catalog with as much
information as you can. A comparison photo is usually appreciated for these
types of entries.

The red ones probably come from sets like this:

 
Set No: 4657  Name: Fire Squad HQ
* 
4657-1 (Inv) Fire Squad HQ
144 Parts, 3 Minifigs, 2003
Sets: 4 Juniors: Town: Fire

and should have a different item number molded into the plastic.
 Author: bricksalabim View Messages Posted By bricksalabim
 Posted: Feb 16, 2017 10:17
 Subject: Fabuland chair 4222
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I noticed that there are 2 different versions of this chair. Has this already
been discussed? Difference seems important if someone wants to put several chairs
around a table and gets different ones. Until now I found different ones only
in red.
 


 Author: welo999 View Messages Posted By welo999
 Posted: Feb 15, 2017 12:04
 Subject: Re: Nexo Knights shields in catalog
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Ok, fine. Thanks for checking.

In Catalog, randyf writes:
  In Catalog, randyf writes:
  In Catalog, welo999 writes:
  In Catalog, welo999 writes:
 
Part No: 22385pb037  Name: Tile, Modified 2 x 3 Pentagonal with Nexo Power Shield Pattern - Time Breach (Green Border)
* 
22385pb037 Tile, Modified 2 x 3 Pentagonal with Nexo Power Shield Pattern - Time Breach (Green Border)
Parts: Tile, Modified, Decorated

 
Part No: 22385pb096  Name: Tile, Modified 2 x 3 Pentagonal with Nexo Power Shield Pattern - Time Breach (Dark Green Border)
* 
22385pb096 Tile, Modified 2 x 3 Pentagonal with Nexo Power Shield Pattern - Time Breach (Dark Green Border)
Parts: Tile, Modified, Decorated

I don't have the Trans-Neon Orange Time Breach, and I could be wrong, but
the prints on the shields look to be different colors. Look at the difference
between the border color and the color of the birds. On the shield I added, the
border and birds are both Dark Green. However, on the first shield, the birds
look to be Dark Green or Black while the border looks Green.

I will see what I can find out...

Cheers,
Randy

OK, I went and checked out some videos, and the print colors are definitely different.
Therefore, I will just update the names of the two parts to highlight the difference.

Cheers,
Randy
 Author: randyf View Messages Posted By randyf
 Posted: Feb 15, 2017 10:01
 Subject: Re: Nexo Knights shields in catalog
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In Catalog, randyf writes:
  In Catalog, welo999 writes:
  In Catalog, welo999 writes:
 
Part No: 22385pb037  Name: Tile, Modified 2 x 3 Pentagonal with Nexo Power Shield Pattern - Time Breach (Green Border)
* 
22385pb037 Tile, Modified 2 x 3 Pentagonal with Nexo Power Shield Pattern - Time Breach (Green Border)
Parts: Tile, Modified, Decorated

 
Part No: 22385pb096  Name: Tile, Modified 2 x 3 Pentagonal with Nexo Power Shield Pattern - Time Breach (Dark Green Border)
* 
22385pb096 Tile, Modified 2 x 3 Pentagonal with Nexo Power Shield Pattern - Time Breach (Dark Green Border)
Parts: Tile, Modified, Decorated

I don't have the Trans-Neon Orange Time Breach, and I could be wrong, but
the prints on the shields look to be different colors. Look at the difference
between the border color and the color of the birds. On the shield I added, the
border and birds are both Dark Green. However, on the first shield, the birds
look to be Dark Green or Black while the border looks Green.

I will see what I can find out...

Cheers,
Randy

OK, I went and checked out some videos, and the print colors are definitely different.
Therefore, I will just update the names of the two parts to highlight the difference.

Cheers,
Randy
 Author: randyf View Messages Posted By randyf
 Posted: Feb 15, 2017 09:45
 Subject: Re: Nexo Knights shields in catalog
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In Catalog, welo999 writes:
  In Catalog, welo999 writes:
 
Part No: 22385pb037  Name: Tile, Modified 2 x 3 Pentagonal with Nexo Power Shield Pattern - Time Breach (Green Border)
* 
22385pb037 Tile, Modified 2 x 3 Pentagonal with Nexo Power Shield Pattern - Time Breach (Green Border)
Parts: Tile, Modified, Decorated

 
Part No: 22385pb096  Name: Tile, Modified 2 x 3 Pentagonal with Nexo Power Shield Pattern - Time Breach (Dark Green Border)
* 
22385pb096 Tile, Modified 2 x 3 Pentagonal with Nexo Power Shield Pattern - Time Breach (Dark Green Border)
Parts: Tile, Modified, Decorated

I don't have the Trans-Neon Orange Time Breach, and I could be wrong, but
the prints on the shields look to be different colors. Look at the difference
between the border color and the color of the birds. On the shield I added, the
border and birds are both Dark Green. However, on the first shield, the birds
look to be Dark Green or Black while the border looks Green.

I will see what I can find out...

Cheers,
Randy
 Author: welo999 View Messages Posted By welo999
 Posted: Feb 15, 2017 01:39
 Subject: Re: Nexo Knights shields in catalog
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In Catalog, welo999 writes:
 
Part No: 22385pb037  Name: Tile, Modified 2 x 3 Pentagonal with Nexo Power Shield Pattern - Time Breach (Green Border)
* 
22385pb037 Tile, Modified 2 x 3 Pentagonal with Nexo Power Shield Pattern - Time Breach (Green Border)
Parts: Tile, Modified, Decorated

 
Part No: 22385pb096  Name: Tile, Modified 2 x 3 Pentagonal with Nexo Power Shield Pattern - Time Breach (Dark Green Border)
* 
22385pb096 Tile, Modified 2 x 3 Pentagonal with Nexo Power Shield Pattern - Time Breach (Dark Green Border)
Parts: Tile, Modified, Decorated
 Author: welo999 View Messages Posted By welo999
 Posted: Feb 15, 2017 01:22
 Subject: Re: Nexo Knights shields in catalog
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Hi Randy,

I've just seen you added a shield too.
22385pb096 Time Breach

This print pattern already was listed as 22385pb037
It was earlier released in another color

If i'm not mistaken, the duplicate should be deleted.

Best
Werner

In Catalog, randyf writes:
  In Catalog, welo999 writes:
  Now just one image missing. Thanks Randy

22385pb073 Bowmaster Trans-Bright Green #6

No problem! I didn't get that one, so the inventory will remain pending until
someone can get an image of it.

Cheers,
Randy
 Author: FIVE_STAR_TOYS View Messages Posted By FIVE_STAR_TOYS
 Posted: Feb 14, 2017 12:46
 Subject: Re: Nexo Knights shields in catalog
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In Catalog, randyf writes:
  In Catalog, welo999 writes:
  Now just one image missing. Thanks Randy

22385pb073 Bowmaster Trans-Bright Green #6

No problem! I didn't get that one, so the inventory will remain pending until
someone can get an image of it.

Cheers,
Randy

I have a few unopen packs of these, I will take a look this evening
-Derek
 Author: randyf View Messages Posted By randyf
 Posted: Feb 14, 2017 12:44
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In Catalog, welo999 writes:
  Now just one image missing. Thanks Randy

22385pb073 Bowmaster Trans-Bright Green #6

No problem! I didn't get that one, so the inventory will remain pending until
someone can get an image of it.

Cheers,
Randy
 Author: welo999 View Messages Posted By welo999
 Posted: Feb 14, 2017 12:32
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Now just one image missing. Thanks Randy

22385pb073 Bowmaster Trans-Bright Green #6
 Author: WoutR View Messages Posted By WoutR
 Posted: Feb 13, 2017 04:57
 Subject: Re: My set inventory is in limbo
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In Catalog, bnsf734 writes:
  In Catalog, jennnifer writes:
  In Catalog, bnsf734 writes:
  I have never tried adding a new set inventory before so thought I would start
with a simple one.

I chose the birthday card set (5004931) available with the 2017 calendar coupon
as I have this set to hand.

I reserved the set - OK
I then started adding the inventory but pressed enter after the first line to
take me to the next line. Unfortunately Bricklink took this as completion of
the inventory.


See: Adding Inventories, Manual Add

http://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=1103

  So I now have an set inventory containing 1 part. I cannot edit this inventory
as it has not been approved. I cannot delete it and start again. I cannot start
again as it is in progress.


There is a link to 'New Inventory' right on your Add or Change page.

See: Adding Inventories, Changing Pending Inventories

http://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=1078

  Basically I seem to be stuck.

If you would like to see an inventory of this set please tell me how I can proceed?

Alternatively an admin will need to delete this inventory so that somebody else
can do it.


See: Deleting an Inventory

http://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=1114

  We all have to start somewhere and I am not impressed that the simple pressing
of the enter key can mess everything up. Surely if it has such drastic consequences
a warning message ought to be displayed?

Pressing the enter key does not 'mess everything up.' It activates the
action button at the bottom of the screen which is consistent with many pages
on BrickLink. You essentially clicked Verify Items and then Add Inventory which
is exactly how the system is supposed to work.

The other bugs on this page that have to do with the pre-filled data are currently
being worked on (finally!) I will be sure to report when this is fully corrected.
A more obvious 'Edit Inventory' button is also being added.

I am very pleased that you decided to add an inventory to BrickLink, and I am
sorry if I come across as lecturing. But, it is very frustrating to me when people
encounter a problem and then send out a negative message about how bad everything
is. Yes, the system could be more intuitive, but asking submitters to pay attention
to their actions and to read the instructions is far from an outrageous request.
The Help pages were always there for you to read and, while the system is complicated,
there are many people who are happy to help.

By the way, you will need to submit an image for your pending minifig before
it can be approved.

Please let me know if you have any more questions!
Thank you,
Jen

Hi Jen

Thank you for your reply. When I was trying to edit the inventory it seemed logical
to me to start again from the same screen which is where I found it was impossible
to proceed. I was then pointed to the other screen where I was able to edit the
inventory, which I think has now been approved.

OK Next problem - I now need to add the Minifig image. I have a correctly sized
bmp file ready to upload and have read the help and created a thumbnail (gif)
file using the recommended software and followed the instructions.

How do I add the images to the minifig. I cannot find a way at present but I
am sure there is a way somewhere... just point me in the right direction.

I am sure once I have a few entries under my belt it will become simple but it
is a bit of a maze at present.

I appreciate your help.

Calvin
Central Bricks

You can add an image here
http://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogImageAdd.page
 Author: bnsf734 View Messages Posted By bnsf734
 Posted: Feb 13, 2017 04:46
 Subject: Re: My set inventory is in limbo
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In Catalog, jennnifer writes:
  In Catalog, bnsf734 writes:
  I have never tried adding a new set inventory before so thought I would start
with a simple one.

I chose the birthday card set (5004931) available with the 2017 calendar coupon
as I have this set to hand.

I reserved the set - OK
I then started adding the inventory but pressed enter after the first line to
take me to the next line. Unfortunately Bricklink took this as completion of
the inventory.


See: Adding Inventories, Manual Add

http://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=1103

  So I now have an set inventory containing 1 part. I cannot edit this inventory
as it has not been approved. I cannot delete it and start again. I cannot start
again as it is in progress.


There is a link to 'New Inventory' right on your Add or Change page.

See: Adding Inventories, Changing Pending Inventories

http://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=1078

  Basically I seem to be stuck.

If you would like to see an inventory of this set please tell me how I can proceed?

Alternatively an admin will need to delete this inventory so that somebody else
can do it.


See: Deleting an Inventory

http://www.bricklink.com/help.asp?helpID=1114

  We all have to start somewhere and I am not impressed that the simple pressing
of the enter key can mess everything up. Surely if it has such drastic consequences
a warning message ought to be displayed?

Pressing the enter key does not 'mess everything up.' It activates the
action button at the bottom of the screen which is consistent with many pages
on BrickLink. You essentially clicked Verify Items and then Add Inventory which
is exactly how the system is supposed to work.

The other bugs on this page that have to do with the pre-filled data are currently
being worked on (finally!) I will be sure to report when this is fully corrected.
A more obvious 'Edit Inventory' button is also being added.

I am very pleased that you decided to add an inventory to BrickLink, and I am
sorry if I come across as lecturing. But, it is very frustrating to me when people
encounter a problem and then send out a negative message about how bad everything
is. Yes, the system could be more intuitive, but asking submitters to pay attention
to their actions and to read the instructions is far from an outrageous request.
The Help pages were always there for you to read and, while the system is complicated,
there are many people who are happy to help.

By the way, you will need to submit an image for your pending minifig before
it can be approved.

Please let me know if you have any more questions!
Thank you,
Jen

Hi Jen

Thank you for your reply. When I was trying to edit the inventory it seemed logical
to me to start again from the same screen which is where I found it was impossible
to proceed. I was then pointed to the other screen where I was able to edit the
inventory, which I think has now been approved.

OK Next problem - I now need to add the Minifig image. I have a correctly sized
bmp file ready to upload and have read the help and created a thumbnail (gif)
file using the recommended software and followed the instructions.

How do I add the images to the minifig. I cannot find a way at present but I
am sure there is a way somewhere... just point me in the right direction.

I am sure once I have a few entries under my belt it will become simple but it
is a bit of a maze at present.

I appreciate your help.

Calvin
Central Bricks
 Author: jancg View Messages Posted By jancg
 Posted: Feb 13, 2017 03:10
 Subject: Re: Trick For Multiple Submissions
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CTRL-click on the submit button might also work. (Not always! I haven't tried.)
 Author: StormChaser View Messages Posted By StormChaser
 Posted: Feb 13, 2017 00:25
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If you've ever tried to add multiple similar items or submit multiple similar
catalog change requests, then you may have noticed that the BrickLink forms reset
most or all of the data fields after the request is submitted or the item added.
One workaround has been to press the back button after submission which leaves
some of the information intact, but this only works once or twice.

I've found that getting everything like you want it and pressing the submit
button with an error results in being able to press the back button as many times
as you want with no data loss.

For example, I just requested that the additional category Educational & Dacta
be added to each of these items because they are the only ROBOLAB products in
the BrickLink catalog not tagged as Educational & Dacta:

 
Gear No: 10050  Name: ROBOLAB 1.5 CD-ROM
* 
10050 ROBOLAB 1.5 CD-ROM
Gear: Software: Educational & Dacta: Mindstorms: RCX
 
Gear No: 2000051  Name: ROBOLAB 2.0 CD-ROM
* 
2000051 ROBOLAB 2.0 CD-ROM
Gear: Software: Educational & Dacta: Mindstorms: RCX
 
Gear No: 2000054  Name: ROBOLAB 2.5 CD-ROM
* 
2000054 ROBOLAB 2.5 CD-ROM
Gear: Software: Educational & Dacta: Mindstorms: RCX
 
Gear No: 900064  Name: ROBOLAB 2.5 CD-ROM (Site License)
* 
900064 ROBOLAB 2.5 CD-ROM (Site License)
Gear: Software: Educational & Dacta: Mindstorms: RCX
 
Gear No: 2000076b  Name: ROBOLAB 2.5 Software with Training Missions
* 
2000076b ROBOLAB 2.5 Software with Training Missions
Gear: Software: Educational & Dacta: Mindstorms: RCX
 
Gear No: 2000076  Name: ROBOLAB 2.5.4.B CD-ROM
* 
2000076 ROBOLAB 2.5.4.B CD-ROM
Gear: Software: Educational & Dacta: Mindstorms: RCX
 
Gear No: 2000069  Name: ROBOLAB 2.9 CD-ROM
* 
2000069 ROBOLAB 2.9 CD-ROM
Gear: Software: Educational & Dacta: Mindstorms: RCX

I started by getting all the categories entered properly, then pressed the Submit
Request button without entering an item number. This resulted in the system
generating an error message. Then it was a simple matter to enter the first
item number, submit the request, and press the back button. When I pressed the
back button the system returned to the error message screen with all the data
present and I was able to submit the request for the second item as easily as
I did the first.

Using this method I submitted all seven requests in much less time than it normally
takes. I've been using this trick for a while and thought I'd share
with others who might find it useful.
 
 Author: laskey View Messages Posted By laskey
 Posted: Feb 12, 2017 18:47
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Hi Guys,

I have an .lxf I tried to upload, and it gives me and error saying "The following
items in the XML file are invalid or do not exist in the Bricklink Catalog.

Please fix the following errors:

Item No: 18677"

But it IS there. If I go into LDD and delete that part and save the file,
then it uploads fine, and then I can go to my wanted list and add that part manually
no problem. It's kinda weird.

I worked around it, but you should fix stuff like that. If the uploader chokes
on a part (like above) there's no way to tell it to substitute an another
part.

Don't get me wrong, it's still really awesome... it just has some bugs.

Thanks,
Chris
 Author: OliS View Messages Posted By OliS
 Posted: Feb 12, 2017 14:45
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In Catalog, WoutR writes:
  In Catalog, hpoort writes:
  Dear Oliver,

I think these were mold differences intended for functionality and not for appearance.
The vertical lines seem similar to the inside of modern Brick 2 x 4. These ribs
decrease the contact surface between stud and wall. For solid colors I have not
seen this variety yet with the 1 x 2 bricks, but since the transparant colors
tend to be stickier, this might have been a be a design issue at the time.

For the horizontal frosting I can't think of anything better than a kind
of 'stopper' or structural brace that was not used after a trial period.
It would be interesting to see if this same mold was used for solid color bricks
in the same time periode, where you would not see the frosting on the inside.

Let's see what the more knowledgable historians say...

Hans-Peter


In Catalog, OliS writes:
  Hello,

I was wondering if someone has knowledge about the background of the bricks (1x2,
1x3, 1x4, etc.) with frosted lines in the color transparent.
"normal brick":
 
Part No: 3004  Name: Brick 1 x 2
* 
3004 Brick 1 x 2
Parts: Brick
"frosted lines":
 
Part No: 3004f2  Name: Brick 1 x 2 Transparent with 'Frosted' Vertical Lines
* 
3004f2 Brick 1 x 2 Transparent with 'Frosted' Vertical Lines
Parts: Brick

or
 
Part No: 3004f1  Name: Brick 1 x 2 Transparent with 'Frosted' Horizontal Line
* 
3004f1 Brick 1 x 2 Transparent with 'Frosted' Horizontal Line
Parts: Brick


Thank you for sharing your knowledge.

Best regards from Germany,
Oliver.

The frosted line is caused by a slight increase in wall thickness. My best guess
is that it is used to control which mold half the brick stuck to when the mold
opened.

The same line is present in solid color bricks also.

That's really interesting that this "frosted" lines is also present in solid
Colors, too. I have never took such a deep look into the solid parts to see modifications
like this.

It seems that this Kind of molds was used only a view years. The modern transparent
bricks does not have such "frosted" lines and I could Image that the solid Colors
doesn't have it, too.
 Author: WoutR View Messages Posted By WoutR
 Posted: Feb 12, 2017 08:25
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In Catalog, hpoort writes:
  Dear Oliver,

I think these were mold differences intended for functionality and not for appearance.
The vertical lines seem similar to the inside of modern Brick 2 x 4. These ribs
decrease the contact surface between stud and wall. For solid colors I have not
seen this variety yet with the 1 x 2 bricks, but since the transparant colors
tend to be stickier, this might have been a be a design issue at the time.

For the horizontal frosting I can't think of anything better than a kind
of 'stopper' or structural brace that was not used after a trial period.
It would be interesting to see if this same mold was used for solid color bricks
in the same time periode, where you would not see the frosting on the inside.

Let's see what the more knowledgable historians say...

Hans-Peter


In Catalog, OliS writes:
  Hello,

I was wondering if someone has knowledge about the background of the bricks (1x2,
1x3, 1x4, etc.) with frosted lines in the color transparent.
"normal brick":
 
Part No: 3004  Name: Brick 1 x 2
* 
3004 Brick 1 x 2
Parts: Brick
"frosted lines":
 
Part No: 3004f2  Name: Brick 1 x 2 Transparent with 'Frosted' Vertical Lines
* 
3004f2 Brick 1 x 2 Transparent with 'Frosted' Vertical Lines
Parts: Brick

or
 
Part No: 3004f1  Name: Brick 1 x 2 Transparent with 'Frosted' Horizontal Line
* 
3004f1 Brick 1 x 2 Transparent with 'Frosted' Horizontal Line
Parts: Brick


Thank you for sharing your knowledge.

Best regards from Germany,
Oliver.

The frosted line is caused by a slight increase in wall thickness. My best guess
is that it is used to control which mold half the brick stuck to when the mold
opened.

The same line is present in solid color bricks also.

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