Hi there, I'm kind of new here, in a sense that I never really showed up in any discussion topic (yeah, Im shy, and I almost never speak, only if I feel it would be for a necessary or relevant reason).
Anyway, enough with the introductions.
In short, I could not find another similar topic, so I ask the question,, do you value the QUALITY of the pieces you use in your creations?
(I really do)
What do I mean with QUALITY? Well, by that I mean:
the capability of a piece to not break and/or get scratched/slightly worn out after a certain amount of usages in building and disassembly processes (ex. old technic handpieces vs ccbs hand pieces, the last ones are tougher, require a WAY higher amount of usage times to get consumed, have better structural design and plastic material overall compared to the old technic ones etc.).
The sturdiness of a piece is a really important quality not to be underrated, as it not only defines and makes better, sturdier figures, but also ensures that the things that you create have a much longer lifetime not only in terms of structure due to possible damages or lots of usages, but also a long-lasting functionality and beautiful, smooth aesthetic.
Here are some examples made by comparison of pieces of similar use:
I think you got where I am going with this. Given these facts, I wanted to create a post for people to ask questions and discuss about the quality of the plastic of specific pieces.
I think it would be a really helpful thing for MOCists and people who just want to buy a new piece made of quality material.
I would like to ask to the ones that have the pieces showed below if they are as tough as the 2016 Unity piece, or somewhere near that quality, since I would like to purchese them. An example of a piece(better if it is a common one) with equal material quality would be also really helpful.
The pieces I would like to ask about are these:
If somebody could help me, it would really do me a big favor.
(Also has anybody noticed that EVERY blade piece is made of a really soft plastic? I coud not find a single one in a sturdy material... I guess it's intentional to avoid young kids getting hurt when playing... If somebody knows of a really hard blade piece, it would be super awesome! )