What is a Lego Piece?

Lego piece 26047 are individual elements made up of plastic that measure at least three plates tall with at least two rows of studs on either side, measuring at least one plate wide and with at least three plates high.

Genuine Lego pieces feature the LEGO logo on their studs, while counterfeit pieces may be difficult to detect – use bright lighting and look closely! To quickly detect counterfeit pieces.

Material

Plastic material that provides both adhesion and separation for bricks. Finding such an ideal material is challenging – especially in something intended to be reused over and over again.

ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) plastic is the material LEGO uses to craft their bricks, plates and other elements. This plastic is strong yet more durable than cellulose acetate and does not fade with age.

LEGO bricks, plates and other elements feature studs on their bottom that slot into indentations on other pieces to allow LEGO creations to be stacked atop each other and form large structures. Every unique LEGO element has a reference number printed in every instruction manual which can be searched online using websites such as Brickset, Brick Owl and BrickLink; or via LEGO Pick a Part and Replacement Parts websites.

Colour

The Lego Group assigns each unique piece a reference number that not only identifies its plastic composition and color; but also serves as an index to locate them among millions available online at Brickset, Brick Owl, Bricklink or Pick a Brick and Replacement Parts sites.

Dyeing is an effective and reliable way to transform the colors on a piece, though unlike paint it leaves permanent changes unless a way can be found to undo them – thus not as popular among consumers as painting.

Sharpies offer another nonpermanent option but don’t last as long. Unfortunately, they tend to get messy quickly and stick poorly but many have developed techniques to make them more useful.

Shape

LEGO bricks come in different shapes to serve various functions. For instance, slope bricks can bend around a curve in a model. Some shapes are more challenging to create than others – for instance a sphere must be assembled from several slope bricks joined together in order to form its structure; although this process can be time-consuming and challenging. Still, the results of your efforts can be impressive!

Adult Fan of LEGO (AFOL) refers to adults who collect official LEGO sets and models; KFOL — Kid Fan of LEGO — refers to children aged 5-12 who collect LEGO sets.

Travis Brick – This modified 1×1 brick features four sides covered with studs to honor an earlier fan who passed away, part number 4733.

RebrickNet – an Artificial Intelligence solution capable of automatically identifying LEGO elements using features like studs, edges and colors – requires access to an enormous image database as well as substantial hardware processing power.

Design

Lego pieces feature a flexible modular design, enabling millions of configurations and creations with these building toys.

The Lego Group is committed to finding sustainable materials for their products, moving away from oil as its source. Instead, they’re exploring making polyethene-derived from sugarcane as a viable option.

RebrickNet is an AI-powered Lego design software, available free on any computer or mobile device and capable of recognizing LEGO elements in photographs. Competing directly against Bricklink Studio but boasting a user-friendlier interface; additionally supporting ChromeOS.

Assembly

Reassembling LEGO pieces requires patience and can often require several attempts by hand; to help pass the time quickly, consider starting a binge-worthy show or podcast while sorting your pieces back together.

During production, each Lego piece undergoes extensive tests. These include compressing bricks between discs to ensure they don’t crack, and dropping objects on them to see whether they can withstand the force of a 50-kilogram child stepping on them.

Each Lego element has an individual reference number that describes its shape. These can usually be found printed on its underside and listed in the inventory at the back of set instructions (except older ones ). Community members also refer to this term, often simply called design numbers, to identify an element.