What is LEGO Piece 26047? Everything You Ever Wanted to Know

Nerdacity Apr 28, 2024
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Table of Contents
  1. What is LEGO Piece 26047?
  2. What is the Meme Surrounding LEGO Piece 26047?
  3. What Colours is LEGO Piece 26047 Available In?
  4. Versatility, Design and Specifications
  5. Where to Buy LEGO Piece 26047
  6. Currently Available LEGO Sets Including Piece 26047
    1. Captain America's Shield 706262 (LEGO Marvel)
    2. Pegasus Flying Horse 71457 (LEGO Dreamzzz)
    3. Sea Rescue Centre 41736 (LEGO Friends)
    4. Space Shuttle 31134 (LEGO Creator)
    5. The Natural History Museum 10326 (LEGO Icons)
  7. The Importance of Piece 26047 in LEGO Building
  8. Final Thoughts
  9. LEGO Related Articles
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Within the ever expanding universe of LEGO, each piece plays its own key role, no matter how small. LEGO piece 26047 is no exception - a small but essential element in the building of many complicated LEGO designs, that has even found a home in internet culture.

In this article, we'll explore the uses, design, versatility, and availability this unique piece... as well as the popular meme surrounding it.

What is LEGO Piece 26047?

Also known as 'Plate, Round 1 x 1 with Bar Handle', LEGO Piece 26047 first appeared in 2016 in various sets and themes such as Ninjago: Airjitzu Battle Grounds (70590), IDEAS: Caterham Seven 620R (21307), and Dimensions: Adventure Time Team Pack (71246).

It's a tiny piece, most commonly found in black (but available in many other colours - see below), featuring a unique and 'sus' (also see below) design with 1 stud and a bar handle. The inclusion of the handle enables it to be held by Minifigures, used to create moving parts, or for it to have decorative elements attached to it.

LEGO Piece 26047

What is the Meme Surrounding LEGO Piece 26047?

First starting on TikTok in March 2021 by user @boyfriend.xmi, the meme see's users telling each other not to search for LEGO Piece 26047 on the internet... those unlucky few who do (yes you included), will see that the piece closely resembles the characters from the popular game Among Us.

The online multiplayer murder mystery type gameplay of Among Us sees up to 15 players randomly assigned as 'Crewmates' in a location (spacecraft, above-earth base, planet base, airship, or an island). The Crewmate's role being to perform routine tasks, report bodies, and call emergency meetings if suspicious activity is witnessed.

1, 2, or 3 players are instead secretly designated as alien 'Imposters', who must try to sabotage and kill the Crewmates without arousing the suspicion of any surviving players, which in turn would see them voted out and ejected from the location.

The winning team is either the Crewmates if they remove all imposters or complete all of their tasks, or the Imposter(s) if they successfully kill enough Crewmates to equalise their numbers (theoretically stopping them from being able to be voted out).

Whilst the Imposter(s) and Crewmates are indistinguishable from each other in-game, the meme surrounding LEGO Piece 26047 focuses on the game's inherent ability to make players suspicious (or 'sus') of everyone... hence the LEGO piece causing panic to all who view it.

Among Us Logo

What Colours is LEGO Piece 26047 Available In?

LEGO piece 26047 is available in a wide range of colours (but not red for the full Among Us set unfortunately), including:

  • Black

  • Bright Light Blue

  • Bright Light Orange

  • Dark Blue

  • Dark Bluish Grey

  • Dark Pink

  • Dark Turquoise

  • Light Bluish Grey

  • Medium Nougat

  • Nougat

  • Pearl Gold

  • Reddish Brown

  • Sand Green

  • White

  • Yellowish Green

Versatility, Design and Specifications

LEGO Piece 26047's design is its most notable feature. Aside from its similarities to the characters from Among Us, the part's small round shape with bar, enable it to offer versatile connection options.

As examples, the piece is used used in various animal models, such as as the movable tail of a deer (set 40484), or perhaps coincidentally, as a hinge in the main body of a space shuttle (set 31134).

These attributes make it a handy building tool for creating detailed designs with 2-way articulation.

LEGO Set 40484

Where to Buy LEGO Piece 26047

LEGO piece 26047 can be purchased globally as a singular component from BrickLink.

For currently available sets including the piece, see below.

Currently Available LEGO Sets Including Piece 26047

Some examples of currently available LEGO sets of differing themes which contain Piece 26047 (not an exhaustive list, else you'd be here all day) include:

Captain America's Shield 706262 (LEGO Marvel)

5 x 26047 LEGO pieces form the centre of the star on Captain America's shield, allowing each of the 5 points in the base to interconnect.

Available directly from LEGO UKLEGO US and LEGO CA

Pegasus Flying Horse 71457 (LEGO Dreamzzz)

Having 'sus' in the name is purely coincidental... In this model LEGO Piece 26047 acts as the means to attach the tailfeathers to the bird in a way that allows them to move up and down during flight.

Available directly from LEGO UKLEGO US and LEGO CA

Sea Rescue Centre 41736 (LEGO Friends)

LEGO Piece 26047 connects the satellite dish to the top of the rescue centre, allowing it to pivot up and down.

Available directly from LEGO UKLEGO US and LEGO CA

Space Shuttle 31134 (LEGO Creator)

LEGO Piece 26047 acts as the hinges on the main door to access the body of the shuttle.

Available directly from LEGO UKLEGO US and LEGO CA

The Natural History Museum 10326 (LEGO Icons)

Within the museum LEGO Piece 26047 acts as the base of a microscope inside the museum, with its singular stud holding the stage and specimen slide.

Available directly from LEGO UKLEGO US and LEGO CA

The Importance of Piece 26047 in LEGO Building

Despite its small (but suspicious) size, the 'Plate Round 1 x 1 with Bar Handle' is far from insignificant. Its versatility and ease of availability make it an essential in every LEGO builder's kit.

It plays an important role in many official LEGO models (highlighted within the 'currently available sets' section above) and MOC (My Own Creation) builds. Aside from its meme-worthiness, its utility and flexibility ensure it remains a favourite within the LEGO community.

Final Thoughts

In summary, LEGO Piece 26047, or 'Plate, Round 1 x 1 with Bar Handle', is a small but key component in the wider LEGO universe.

Introduced in 2016, it's not just useful in building an array of articulated LEGO models, but has also become part of internet/meme culture, thanks to its resemblance to the characters from the game Among Us.

LEGO Piece 26047's mix of functionality and fun reflects the innovative spirit of both LEGO and its builders, with it being featured in many sets of varying size and complexity, from Captain America's Shield (3128 pieces) to the Space Shuttle (144 pieces).

Whether you're crafting a small model or an elaborate structure, this part is always likely to play its own key role within your creation.

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Table of Contents
  1. What is LEGO Piece 26047?
  2. What is the Meme Surrounding LEGO Piece 26047?
  3. What Colours is LEGO Piece 26047 Available In?
  4. Versatility, Design and Specifications
  5. Where to Buy LEGO Piece 26047
  6. Currently Available LEGO Sets Including Piece 26047
    1. Captain America's Shield 706262 (LEGO Marvel)
    2. Pegasus Flying Horse 71457 (LEGO Dreamzzz)
    3. Sea Rescue Centre 41736 (LEGO Friends)
    4. Space Shuttle 31134 (LEGO Creator)
    5. The Natural History Museum 10326 (LEGO Icons)
  7. The Importance of Piece 26047 in LEGO Building
  8. Final Thoughts
  9. LEGO Related Articles
    1. Frequently Asked Questions
    2. The Best Retiring LEGO Sets to Invest in: 2024
    3. Which LEGO Sets are Retiring in 2024?
    4. LEGO Gift Guides: 2024
    5. Guides, Information, Tips, Care, and Maintenance
    6. The Best Retiring (Now Retired) LEGO Sets to Invest in: 2023

Disclosure:  As a LEGO affiliate we earn from qualifying purchases... Some of the links in this article may be affiliate links, which can provide compensation to us at no cost to you if you decide to purchase.