Tom Alphin Author: Tom Alphin

Tom is the Editor-in-Chief at Brick Architect. He founded the website in 2015 just before releasing his bestselling book The LEGO Architect (which teaches 7 architectural styles using LEGO bricks). In addition to reviewing new LEGO Architecture sets, he likes to write articles exploring technical aspects of the LEGO hobby including LEGO storage, and the LEGO color palette.

Tom has written 158 stories for Brick Architect.

LEGO Brick Labels v35

This is a very large update which reflects the continued evolution of the LEGO Brick Labels collection. It adds 77 new labels, for a total of 1340 unique parts!

Version 35 adds 77 new labels.

Version 35 adds 77 new labels.

  1. Labels for the new Powered Up hubs, motors, & sensors.
  2. More options for sorting Minifigure parts and accessories.
  3. A few “new” labels for long since retired classic parts.
  4. To focus on current parts, retired parts have been moved to a separate folder.

Every update include some of the most popular new parts, parts which have continued to grow in popularity over time, and some of the parts requested by Brick Architect readers like you. Thanks for your support!

Learn more and download at

Update to Most Common LEGO Parts

At least once year, I update the Most Common LEGO Parts to see which parts are gaining (and losing) popularity over time. Today’s snapshot is based on all of the sets from 2016-2020 which have been released and inventoried so far…

10 parts that caught my attention

Rank Image Part ID Part Name (# Colors) Notes
1 (+2) 4073 1×1 Plate, Round
(47 colors)
This part has risen to the top spot for the first time that I’ve seen. (I suspect that the new LEGO Art sets pushed it to the top position.)
5 (+10) 98138 1×1 Tile, Round
(49 colors)
A huge jump of 10 positions, also likely caused by LEGO Art series.
36 (+50) 25269 Tile Round 1 x 1 Quarter
(34 colors)
This jump in popularity is certainly caused by the new LEGO Dots series.
111 (+77) 35480 Plate Special 1 x 2 Rounded with 2 Open Studs
(15 colors)
This one is easy to explain—it’s a tremendously useful part!
200 (+112) 32607 Plant, Plate 1 x 1 Round with 3 Leaves
(8 colors)
This 2018 piece has already been used in 178 different sets!
215 (+136) 36840 Bracket 1 x 1 – 1 x 1 Inverted
(9 colors)
The smallest SNOT piece ever created is popular for a good reason.
224 (+363) 49307 Brick Curved 1 x 1 x 2/3 Double Curved Top, No Studs
(12 colors)
This tiny part is incredibly versatile, with 63 sets since it was introduced last year.
362 (+172) 37352 Brick Curved 1 x 2 x 1 No Studs
(16 colors)
Another 2018 piece with explosive popularity growth.
413 (+266) 41682 Tile Special 2 x 2 with 1 x 2 Vertical Plate
(10 colors)
SNOT Elements are often quick to grow in the rankings, like this part which was introduced in 2019 in #10264 Corner Garage.
542 (+806) 37762 Equipment Candle Stick
(4 colors)
This 2018 part’s versatility was revealed in two sets we’ve reviewed at Brick Architect which included 28 pieces each: #21052 Dubai Skyline and #10270 Bookshop.

P.S. I also use the updated list to make sure that LEGO LEGO Brick Labels continues to include labels for all of the most common current parts!

 600 Most Common LEGO Parts  

New LEGO Mindstorms; New Labels for Hubs, Motors, and Sensors.

After 7 years, LEGO is finally releasing an updated MINDSTORMS set which uses the new “Powered Up” standard. I’ve celebrated by releasing a beta version of LEGO Brick Labels for these next-generation electronics.

#51515 LEGO MINDSTORMS Robot Inventor was announced today, replacing the 7-year old #31313 LEGO Mindstorms EV3 set for consumers. (The new set uses many of the same components as the recently released #45678 LEGO Education SPIKE Prime Set.)

#51515 LEGO MINDSTORMS Robot Inventor

#51515 LEGO MINDSTORMS Robot Inventor (Coming soon)

#51515 LEGO MINDSTORMS Robot Inventor — $359.99 (359.99€ / £329.99), 949 pieces, ages 10+. (Available early in Q4 2020)

Beta version of LEGO Brick Labels for Powered Up components.

Beta version of LEGO Brick Labels for Powered Up components.

I’m most excited because this means that almost all LEGO Electronics components have finally moved away from proprietary connectors, in favor of the new Powered Up interface. To celebrate this milestone, I’ve released a “beta” version of new labels for all of the current Powered Up components.

Download and learn more on a new page that explains the Powered Up system.

Will you be adding the new Powered-up compatible MINDSTORMS set to your collection this fall?