As part of messing around with pieces and looking for angles to help fix a FLL attachment we were working on, one of our team members built this heart made out of angles. Angles are awesome! We kept this Technic “doodle” around to take pictures of it to share with you. So Happy St. Valentine’s Day and have fun learning about Technic angles!

## Technic angle elements

In your box of LEGO Technic parts, if you dig around you will find angle pieces. Black is the most common color, but they are easily found in red and white, too. They are more rare in other colors, but they do exist for various sets. All the colors function the same (unlike colors mattering with some connector pieces), but each number angle works differently. If you look carefully each angle piece has a number depending on what angle it is. Below, we have all angle 1-6 lined up in order, so that you can see the differences. You can connect angle elements to each other using the axle holes. You can also use the stud connector to help reinforce structures.

Angle element #1 only has one axle hole (as shown in the picture below), and it is facing straight down. If you were to measure it with a protractor, the angle would be 0 degrees (or 360 degrees).

Angle element #2 has two axle holes (as shown in the picture below), and its sides are facing straight up an down. If you were to measure it with a protractor, the angle would be 180 degrees or a straight angle.

Angle element #3 has two axle holes (as shown in the picture below). One side is facing straight down and the other is a little to the side. If you were to measure it with a protractor, the angle would be 157.5 degrees (or 202.5 degrees).

Angle element #4 has two axle holes (as shown in the picture below). One side is facing straight down and the other is between 180 degrees and 90 degrees. If you were to measure it with a protractor, the angle would be 135 degrees (or 225 degrees).

Angle element #5 has two axle holes (as shown in the picture below). One side is facing straight down and the other side is a little above 90 degrees. If you were to measure it with a protractor, the angle would be 112.5 degrees (or 247.5 degrees).

Angle element #6 has two axle holes (as shown in the picture below). One is facing straight down and the other is facing straight to the side. If you were to measure it with a protractor, the angle would be 90 degrees (or 270 degrees).

We put together a summary table that we hope will help you find/order angle pieces that you might need for your Technic/EV3/FLL builds.

Number on Piece | Angle | LEGO Item # |
---|---|---|

1 | 0 degrees | 32013 |

2 | 180 degrees | 32034 |

3 | 157.5 degrees | 32016 |

4 | 135 degrees | 32192 |

5 | 112.5 degrees | 32015 |

6 | 90 degrees | 32014 |

Have fun using angle elements in your building!