Lego piece 26047 are made up of various elements with studs on top and anti-studs on the bottom, connected by studs that fit inside anti-studs on another Lego piece to connect it together.
Small builds designed to test out techniques or make something easily recognisable are considered prototypes.
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.
Lego pieces are produced through plastic injection moulding, a process which uses superheated granules that have been fed to moulds shaped like individual pieces (which serve as high-tech versions of those ice cube trays in your freezer) under enormous amounts of pressure from machines that superheat granules before feeding them into little metal boxes shaped as pieces themselves and feeds them back out again after cooling and being released from them.
Fit is of the utmost importance with Lego parts. Each round protrusion must fit tightly with its counterpart’s indentation to form an airtight connection between pieces, which can only be accomplished using precise gauges to check dimensions of every component.
Lego has also taken steps to enhance the quality of its molds. Every new Lego brick requires a separate mold. While in the past this was expensive to produce, modern molds can now be produced more rapidly for less expense.
The assembly halls
Assembly halls are next on the agenda, where machines stamp designs and assemble multiple-piece components such as minifigure legs by applying precise amounts of pressure to individual parts.
Completed parts fall onto conveyor belts, where robots pick them up and transport them to another part of the factory before being sent out for sale worldwide.
Lego sets include both a box and instruction booklet to guide you in building the model contained inside. These booklets include diagrams as well as lists of pieces necessary to build each stage of their designs.
10260 Assembly Square is a three-level Modular building set composed of 2480 pieces. This model reintroduces teal (known by Lego as Bright Blueish Green) since 2008, when it had previously not been seen. It contains a ground level bakery with counter, cash register and opening oven; middle level music store featuring drums and two guitar elements; and an upper-level dance studio equipped with ballet barre, mirrors and an instructor for dancing lessons.
The final product
LEGO toys have long been iconic symbols of childhood fun, but have you ever wondered what’s made out of it or why stepping on it hurts so badly?
Brick: The basic element that forms LEGO creations. Also referred to as a plate, tile or stud.
LURPs (Lateral Unibody Resonating Plate) are 1×2 stud plates featuring one central stud. Also referred to as jumper plates or headlight bricks, LURPs can be useful when building with half-stud offset techniques.
FAFOL/AFFOL stands for Female/Adult Fan of LEGO; also used as a term to refer to the partner of an MOC builder.
LUG stands for Local or Regional LEGO User Group. These clubs are recognised by The LEGO Group.
LEGO Ideas : LEGO Ideas is the official platform for fan submitted designs to be considered by The LEGO Group for review, formerly known as Cuusoo while in beta form.
The LEGO Group assigns each individual LEGO element a specific reference number that appears printed on its underside, known by fans as its Design ID or set number or part number and used to search elements on websites such as Brickset, Brick Owl and BrickLink.