Studs are small bumps on Lego pieces that fit inside anti-studs on other elements to interlock them together and secure the pieces securely.
Lego piece 26047 are constructed using ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene). Their molding process is so precise that even 50 kilogram children cannot step on them without breaking!
“Studs” on Lego bricks connect it with other bricks and elements for your creations. Made of Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS), an industrial strength plastic with durable properties that can be dyed different colors – these studs also serve to identify individual pieces when ordering or borrowing from friends.
Bricks typically feature the light gray hue known as bley (pronounced ‘bleah”) as their trademark hue, owned by the Christiansen family of California and adopted as part of Lego Group’s trademark color palette in 2004 in order to increase durability of its bricks.
Lego educators are individuals who help educate children on the fundamental building blocks of LEGO, as well as support teachers and parents in incorporating this form of play into classrooms. Their contributions are valued by both teachers and parents, as well as being recognized by the LEGO Education Foundation with plaques for their dedication and service.
A minifigure is a plastic figurine created out of LEGO bricks that represents people, animals or other characters. They serve as Lego’s mascot and one of its most beloved toys; their proportions resemble that of human bodies.
A basic LEGO figure consists of three pieces: head, torso and arms or hands. Each part stands approximately the height of four normal LEGO bricks and can be further customized by using accessories such as hats, weapons or other parts.
Some figures are constructed using special pieces, like Martians or Lord of the Rings character Gollum from Lord of the Rings – with two double arms and a mechanical torso and Gollum having a combined leg piece and head with space for two hands respectively. Other special Lego characters feature more traditional LEGO elements – such as Star Wars characters IG-88, Droidekas and Pit and Homing Spider Droid Droid from Star Wars as well as animals such as dragons or Mirkwood Spiders from Lord of the Rings.
LEGO elements that lack any studs on top (such as plates). A popular part for creating sloped surfaces.
Employees receiving long service awards receive a Lego brick in its own presentation box to acknowledge their service.
LEGO Marketplace is an online website where LEGO parts can be bought. Users can access both new and pre-owned pieces from around the globe at no cost, making this platform addictive due to its user-generated content and community feedback for sourcing and approving new parts and elements.
TLG in Billund has an official LEGO System “Custodians’ department who ensure that proper building principles are observed. Their trade secret-protected protocols may include not connecting elements in ways which put strain on them or building from the bottom up rather than sideways; additionally they ensure all LEGO pieces have suitable connections and use.
LEGO bricks are at the core of every set. Coming in various colors and sizes, each brick features top and bottom studs for attaching other pieces together – these studs may either run straight along their surface, angle outward, or at 90 degree angles to each other – jumper plates are designated by having two such bricks with two such angles on opposite ends of their baseplates.
Bricklink provides an online directory that lists each set with an identification number such as 3005, as well as its parts list.
LEGO Group toys are typically targeted toward children aged 5-12, yet there are numerous adult fans of their toys who still love them as much as kids do. These fans are known as Adult Fans of Lego (AFOL, FAFOL or AFFOL). There are also Lego User Groups (LUGs), groups of AFOLs who gather to share builds, complete Drafts and plan events; often affiliated with the official recognition scheme known as LEGO Ambassador Network (LAN).
Web Wrought All Lego pieces begin as small granules of plastic. Since 1963, most Lego bricks are composed of ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene), as this plastic provides superior strength, less warping potential and easier coloring options than its predecessor cellulose acetate. To get different hues on their pieces, Lego uses Macrolex dyes in conjunction with raw ABS granules for their production process.
Lego contains two other granules: polyethylene and MTPO, which is a hard, semi-flexible thermoplastic used to give its leaves and stems flexibility and to withstand repeated flexing that would wear out something harder. Polyethylene can be found in supermarket shopping bags and carry cases, and when you step on a piece it makes an odd sound when treading upon it; but not painful at all if stepped upon by accident! In this image are high density PE granules, while one on the left has low density PE for better understanding.