What is a Lego Piece?

Lego pieces are part of a system used by Lego enthusiasts and builders worldwide for creating various forms of constructions. You’ll often find these elements included in sets, which they then use to craft their masterpieces.

These pieces feature two studs on either side, enabling them to connect to other bricks on top or below and form the heart of any Lego build.


Building with Lego means choosing from an array of colors – some more commonly than others, and others featuring speciality pieces to give models more detail.

Lego piece 26047 offers a vibrant color palette that was first expanded during the early 2000’s before gradually condensed around 2005. They currently offer 24 solid colors, and some parts only come available in certain hues.

Color is generally described with three characteristics – hue, saturation and luminance. Hue refers to the overall hue of a piece; saturation describes how pure or vibrant its shades are; while luminance refers to how light or dark a shade appears; the higher its luminance value is, the lighter its shade appears while those with less luminance tend to appear darker; see Table below for more information about each hue’s hex and RGB codes.


Lego pieces come in many shapes and sizes. A brick is one such shape; however, others include cylinders, slopes and plates which can often be found as elements within a creation to form particular features such as round arches.

A stud is a flat circular surface used to secure Lego elements. There are various kinds of studs, from smooth and angled varieties. Additionally, each type has its own color and number which helps identify an element.

Lego pieces with slopes on their undersides are known as slopes; commonly referred to as cheese slopes due to their resemblance of cheese wedges, or 33 degree slopes, this form is frequently employed in SNOT building projects.


The basic Lego brick is a 1×1 block with studs on all sides. This element features a small lip at its base for secure placement on other blocks; it forms the basis of SNOT construction and is often found in larger scale sets.

Height is measured in “studs,” although there has been some disagreement as to their exact measurement. Historically, 8mm has been considered the traditional measurement. However, this estimate may not always be 100% accurate.

Minifigures produced by LEGO that are taller and slimmer than regular minifigs; commonly found in Friends sets and as Disney princesses. Also, this LEGO fansite boasts an active community where fans submit building techniques and structures; previously known as Cuusoo. Furthermore, fans may submit new set ideas that might be considered for production by LEGO Group.


Value of one pound of Lego can differ widely, so when selling Lego by the pound it is essential to factor in their pieces count and condition before estimating how much will be sold per pound. Researching online prices of sets will allow for accurate estimations.

One way of counting Legos in a set is by looking at its box, or using scales to weigh your collection and record your results. Unfortunately, these methods are not very precise or user-friendly when dealing with large collections – that’s why many prefer organizing their Legos into categories such as bricks, plates, slopes and minifigures instead.


The LEGO Group manufactures their bricks from ABS plastic derived from oil. However, as this resource has an impact on the environment and can become depleted over time, they are exploring more sustainable and less costly methods of production.

Travis Bricks are 1×1 stud bricks featuring an inset stud on one side, popularly referred to by deceased Lego fan Travis Kunce as their namesake. A popular piece used in space and mecha creations, their half-stud offset building technique can be accomplished with jumper plates.

Baseplates serve as the foundation for MOCs. Without anti-studs and designed to sit level on table or floor, baseplates provide the building platform needed for MOC creations. Black is the common color.