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The "Extra Large" grey baseplate is 15"/38cm square, with 48 studs to a side. Alternatively, the moulded castle baseplate had a greater volume (with hight), and a base size of 32x48 studs and 6 bricks high (15"x10"/38x25cm) (in other colours as well): Tim offered up the following, also with a base size of 32x48 studs, 6 bricks high (15"x10"/38x25cm) (it ...


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One of the smallest pieces is the detachable handle on the 1 stud gear shift element. The black part in this complete lever:


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The screwdriver is also very small, but I'm not sure it beats the lever handle. Also, one could argue it has to be detached from the tools wheel first. But if you buy second-hand lots, there's a good chance it would be detached, and it would easily escape through small holes. Similarly, the various plumes aren't very large either:


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Actual Minifigures In Space There have been a number of videos posted from the ISS mission, where we can clearly see one of the astronauts (Satoshi Furukawa) on the station holding a model with some minifigures: On the Gallery Pages they list out "Working and living in space - This is the LEGO models shown in the videos" In the shots there are there are ...


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In 2008, LEGO released an exclusive Creator model of the Taj Mahal, with 5922 pieces, the most in a commercial LEGO set. It is no longer available at the LEGO Shop, but it's still commercially available from other retailers. Here's its Amazon product page.


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I had guessed that smallest piece I have owned is one of these (image courtesy peeron): It really is stupidly small (so small that I've lost the only example that I possessed). However, I have since discovered that the lever weighs less, and that the screwdriver will fit through smaller holes. Update: I've recently come across some of these: It's an ...


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The largest LEGO set by piece count is : 75192-1: Millennium Falcon (2017) Piece count: 7541 Second: 71043-1: Hogwarts Castle (2018) Piece count: 6020 Followed by Set 10189-1 - Taj Mahal (2008) (re-released as 10256-1 Taj Mahal (2016)) piece count : 5922 Largest Techic set : 42100-1: Liebherr R 9800 (2019) Piece count : 4108 Second : 42082-1: ...


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this brick has always annoyed me, when sorting my bricks


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if you're just counting the basal area, it seems to be the gray 48x48 baseplate:


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If you go by Volume/Weight. This is heaviest single-element I've ever seen. It's not just plastic but it's one element made and sold by LEGO.


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This tiny tiara piece is smaller than the 1x1 round plate on all sides (middle piece in my image below).


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The Super Star Destroyer, with 3152 pieces, is nearly 50 inches (124.5 cm) long and weighs nearly 8 pounds (3.5kg): While the Ultimate Collectors Edition Millennium Falcon had over 5000 pieces, and was 33" long, 22" wide and 8" tall! (84cm long x 56cm wide x 21cm tall), and was officially advertised as the biggest set ever made - it was almost exactly to ...


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Minifigure hands are very small: (picture not to scale)


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I think it's going to be the 1x12 (#60479) and 2x16 (#4282) for regular Lego plates. The next longest plain-ish plate is probably the 6x28 (#5301, 5309, 4093), but these are thicker than typical plates. For regular tiles I think the 1x8 (#4162) and 2x4 (#87079) are the longest. Outside of the 2x? they made some odd-ball Scala tiles at 3x6 (#6934) and 8 x ...


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You didn't say anything about modified 1 x bricks. This is Item 47978 and it is actually listed as a 2x24 brick, because of the added bit in the middle.


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If you mean specifically Lego bricks, I'm pretty sure the 1x16 was/is the longest one made. Outside of the 1x? sized bricks, the longest plain shaped brick that I know of is part #30072 or #47122 at 24 studs long. I don't know about other brands though. Interesting related post: What is the largest single LEGO piece?


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In terms of height, I think the Eiffel Tower is unmatched, standing at 1 meter tall on a base of 50x50cm. When looking at the picture below, keep in mind a cat can easily pass under the arches: The parts count, at 3428, isn't too bad either.


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This house is the biggest lego ever built unless proven otherwise. I searched a bit and could not find anything using more bricks. Here are some other project falling short from the 3.3 millions bricks : Shopville Le Gru,Grugliasco (Italy), 1.5km long, using 2,901,760 bricks, 13 February 2005 LEGO Millyard Project at SEE Science Center in Manchester, 3 ...


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This technic rack is 1x20 and is exactly 1 wide, no hanging out bits https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?P=2428#T=C


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It depends what you mean by 'construction'. The largest construction project would probably be one of the LEGOLAND Theme Parks. The miniland part of the Windsor park alone has 40 million bricks. James May's Toy Story LEGO home was made with 3.3 million bricks although some of the bricks accounted for the separate models made to furnish the home.


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The treasure coin (70501): I think its one of if not the only element that doesn't connect to any other element.


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I've always thought those flat, round 1x1 pieces were the smallest sphere-esque shape. Most of the other pieces here are longer in at least one dimension than these guys. This is probably the smallest LEGO brick that is compatible with a stud/tube connection. There's a version with a hole in the stud that is 'smaller' in that it weighs less, although the ...


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If you could design using Technic Axle 32 as your primary member that would probably be cheapest. You can get 500 of them for under $1 each on BrickLink, and making an Eiffel Tower shape out of those could be fairly strong. You'd be using axles in compression which isn't ideal so you'd need to be careful about bending forces, but in terms of cost per metre ...


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Just using bricks the cost argument becomes more important. Unfortunately large quantities of bricks really require that you deal with The Lego Group directly (and they're usually quite happy to deal). For rough price guides we can look at bricklink again. Sorting by quantity available from a single seller for some common parts (we don't care about price per ...


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@Zhaph : (from my sister's LEGO collection)


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Since 2010 there have been Lego sets on the ISS but no mention of minifigs officially manning the outpost.


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according to this NASA-article: at least 3 - the minifigs of galileo galilei, the god jupiter and his wife juno. NASA's Jupiter-bound Juno spacecraft will carry the 1.5-inch likeness of Galileo Galilei, the Roman god Jupiter and his wife Juno to Jupiter when the spacecraft launches this Friday, Aug. 5 [2011].


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Super old thread but wanted to contribute :) I'm an engineer with Blue Origin and I'll be sending up this minifig later this month on the New Shepard rocket!


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You'll have to ask my vacuum cleaner, It might have escaped me ;). It depends on what qualifies as "Lego component", though. Made by Lego for Lego would be one of the obvious restrictions, I assume. Is there a restriction on material? If not, it's probably hard to beat the smaller ones of the stickers, but I'd be reluctant to consider them as qualifying, ...


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The key point that the team at The Open University calculated made was that while you could in theory build a tower about 3.5km high of bricks before the ones at the bottom would be crushed by the weight of the ones above - this was based on the load-bearing ability of a single 2x2 brick - they also stated that a 2x4 would fail sooner (less support on the ...


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