Lego Piece 26047 – Facts you need to know
Lego Piece 26047 – you have probably seen this piece before, but do you know what it does? Or where it’s commonly used? Are you curious as to whether or not you have one of these pieces in your possession? If so, read on to learn everything you could possibly need to know about Lego Piece 26047.
How old is Lego Piece
Lego piece has been around since 2009. The earliest official Lego pieces date back to 1958, and one of those is even considered The Ultimate Lego due to its age, rarity, and collectibility (approximately 600 have been found). There are also a few rare finds from 1932 that could also be considered legendary. However, these are all based on sightings, not fact-finding missions. Lego has never released how many it has made over its long history of 65 years as a company. If estimates are correct between 6–8 billion bricks were produced in 2007 alone! It would take about 85 million pieces just for every person living in New York City (8.5 million) and Los Angeles (13 million) combined.
What other names is Lego Piece 26047 known by?
Another name for Lego Piece 26047 is Tail section – rudder, tail wing. In other languages, it is also known as: Między in Polish; Tandeman Swedish: Vingt-cinq in French; Huitante-quinze (French); Quatre-vingt-quatorze (French); Neunundneunzig in German. In Finnish, it’s called Yhdeksänsataanviides täysikokoinen pala, which translates into Ninety four point nine one nine two three eighths of an inch long piece. It has a few aliases in Spanish such as Pichoncito and Hierro de columpio.
What is Lego Piece 26047 made from?
The material Lego Piece 26047 is made from is Polycarbonate. This can be considered a strong plastic but it isn’t as flexible as ABS plastic which is commonly used in Lego bricks, or Nylon and Rubber which is also used in Legos. According to Wikipedia: Polycarbonates are notable for high impact resistance; they are excellent replacements for glass when transparency is required, can withstand extreme environments like high heat or corrosive chemicals and resists UV radiation. Polycarbonate has recently been developed by Bayer Material Science (the same company that produces Aspirin) and in my opinion was an obvious choice for Lego pieces which have always had a strong focus on children’s safety.
Where was Lego Piece 26047 found?
Lego piece 26047 was found in Denmark by a 10-year-old boy, who was vacationing with his family. He asked his father if he could keep it as a souvenir, and his dad agreed. The family left for home and (unbeknownst to them) smuggled Lego piece 26047 across several international borders. It eventually made its way into their house, where it remained hidden from view for nearly two years. When someone noticed it on a shelf and contacted Danish police, they confirmed that Lego piece 26047 was indeed missing from Legoland Billund since February 2014 . That’s when Lego began an investigation of its own that would eventually lead them back to Lisette Jørgensen’s house in New York.
How much does Lego Piece 26047 cost?
Lego Piece 26047 currently retails for $2.29 USD on Lego’s online store and can be ordered directly from them if you don’t have a local shop that sells Lego Pieces. Alternatively, third-party sellers of new, unused pieces sell their own versions on Amazon. If you’re looking for a cheaper alternative to purchasing new, your best bet would be Etsy where sellers have both new and used copies available starting at around $1 USD. After having watched BrickLink’s sales trends over time, I’ve noticed that prices fluctuate wildly between sellers so it’s important to shop around before settling on one price point as an average cost for a single piece.