Well… I think it’s pretty certain Lamy wasted their anniversary celebrations.
The slightly-darker “black amber” Lamy 2000 did not appeal to many, the Scala has never really been on the radar, and the LX generated some excitement for a while but ultimately disappointed when it became clear the new nib design was merely another plating on a steel nib. At the price point the LX was offered at, a gold nib would have made it competitive with Japanese offerings, but all we got in the end was a shinier Al-Star.
The four colours the LX comes in also remind me of an iPhone commercial…
The pens are cartridge/converter pens, as usual, and feature the triangular corrective grip. The caps snap shut, the clips still look like big paper clips (though plated in precious metals — that’s where the money goes I suppose) and the nibs are swappable
I actually swapped out the black M on my palladium LX to fit a 1.1mm stub, only to find that the colour is slightly lighter than the palladium plating. That aside, the swapping process was smooth and went off without a hitch; the nib sits firmly, being just about loose enough to slide off easily. The feeds are easy to remove for cleaning, though I don’t do that at all.
The nibs feel slightly firmer to me, though I’m not sure if that is purely psychological. Both F and M nibs are true to size, with the F being slightly drier though still a very smooth nib. With a variety of inks they perform very well. I first put the new Petrol ink into the rose gold LX fitted with an M, and it writes very pleasantly, but only as pleasantly as a black M nib would write on a regular Al-Star.
Your mileage may vary on this; I enjoy my two LX, but I would definitely hesitate to say they are worth what they are priced. Lamy pens do have a habit of randomly multiplying though…