Lego Piece

I've been unable to find this specific piece's name, just for the reason that it is a very unorthodox piece.

Informally, it's known as the Nexogon.

Part image

Bricklink calls it "Plate, Modified 6 x 6 Hexagonal with Pin Hole". The part number is 27255. It's original use was as a shield in the Nexo Knights line in 2017, but it has appeared in a few other sets since then.

Clay

If you're interested in ways to use this part, New Elementary did a whole series of posts from different builders when it was first released. The unique shape and different connection families open up a lot of fun opportunities.

icosahedron

hive

office building

NCS vehicle

underwater

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    So beautiful, that is – smci Dec 2 '17 at 0:32
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    Is there any name for that type of irregular hexagon? I couldn't find any in MathWorld. Also, here's more fan stuff on Nexogon:brothers-brick.com/2017/01/19/… – smci Dec 2 '17 at 4:59
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    From their image, the long:short sidelengths have ratio 2:1 – smci Dec 2 '17 at 5:40
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    @smci: You can see this hexagon as a truncated equilateral triangle. – Eric Duminil Dec 2 '17 at 10:28
  • Thank you so much! I have been having such a hard time trying to identify this piece, but you made my job so much easier. Thanks again! – Unorthodox Paradox Dec 4 '17 at 14:44

This is what I managed to create with the Nexogons:

Archimedean bodies

Flickr Album: https://www.flickr.com/photos/162108633@N02/albums/72157688876724660

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