LEGO® Answers is a question and answer site for LEGO® and building block enthusiasts. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Do any of the wedge/wing shaped plates have the right angle to make a true hexagon or equilateral triangle?

If not, is there any way to make a regular hexagon using plates?

(I know they can be made with Technic struts and connectors, see this BrickEngineer post for some good examples.)

share|improve this question
up vote 12 down vote accepted

None of the existing wedges have such angles as they are based on integer numbers for the sides. The closest angle you'll find is probably the 2x4 one:

Wedge, Plate 2 x 4

But even that one is about 3° off (63,43° if I remember enough math), so if you place the 2-length sides of 6 of them on a nice hexagonal shape, there will be noticable gaps at the corners.

In short, if you want to build an hexagon-shaped surface without gap, it probably won't be possible.

However, if you want an hexagonal frame for a particular structure, you can use plates the same way you would use Technic beams and get the same results.

Also, the following modified plates could help, as they feature proper angles:

enter image description here

Technic, Plate Rotor 6 Blade with Clip Ends Connected (Water Wheel)

share|improve this answer
Thanks, I didn't know about that pre-built hex piece!! – BradC Jan 31 '12 at 15:54

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.