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#2422 FAVORITE BRICK FRIDAY: Wagon Wheel

Coming in 4 different sizes, let’s look at the wagon wheel for its versatile shape and use that allows for various connection points. 


Tips & Bricks #2422 FAVORITE BRICK FRIDAY: Wagon Wheel Coming in 4 different sizes, let’s look at the wagon wheel! Image of the four wagon wheel sizes. @wickedmovie on Instagram Image of a statue of a witch being burned from the movie musical Wicked. @thebrickconsultant on Instagram Image of Aurora from Sleeping Beauty by a gold spindle wheel. @cellus.studios on Instagram Image of a chandelier. @Halhi141 on Instagram Image of a breakdown of a ship hull that uses clips attached to a wagon wheel.

History of the Wagon Wheel 1984 - 4489a/b Large (33mm D.) in 6010, 6022, 6040, and 6061.* *6010 Supply Wagon  *6022 Horse Cart  *6040 Blacksmith Shop  *6061 Siege Tower  1988 - 2470 Small (27mm D.) in 6039. 2000 - 33211 Huge (43mm D.) and 33212 Giant (56mm D.) in 5827.  Image of 6010 Supply Wagon  Image of 6039 Twin Arm Launcher Image of 5827 Royal Coach from the infamous Belville theme Across the 4 sizes, it has appeared in 13 colors! Image of 5 colored wagon wheels in blue, dark purple, reddish brown, light blue grey, and light aqua. While officially, the wheel has rarely been used outside of wagons, the community has found new purposes for it (like this patio umbrella)! Image of the wagon wheel under a lime green umbrella. u/jraynack on Reddit

Before jumping into other uses, here are several wagons that we could not help but feature! Norton74 on Flickr Image of two gypsy wagons. Karwik on Flickr  Image of two grey horses pulling a hearse.  Jacob Nion on Flickr Image of a wagon being pulled by two cows.

@one.brick.pony on Instagram The train that appears at the end of Back to the Future: Part III uses the wagon wheel on the back among other gold elements! Image of a black time travelling, steampunk like train. Part 33211, Wheel Wagon 43mm, Pearl Gold  Part 15470, Plate, Round 1 x 1 with Vertical Swirl / Twist, Pearl Gold  Part 4599b, Tap 1 x 1 without Hole in Nozzle End, Pearl Gold  Part 48723, Technic, Axle Connector Hub with 4 Bars and Pin Hole, Pearl Gold  Part 4185, Technic Wedge Belt Wheel (Pulley), Pearl Gold

@Halhi141 on Instagram To create the shaping of the back of the ship, clips connect to the wagon wheel. Image of a sailing ship with two masts. Image of the back of the ship with arched windows. Image of a breakdown of a ship hull that uses clips attached to a wagon wheel.

@cellus.studios on Instagram Based on Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion, this MOC has not only an impressive exterior, but a full interior of the ballroom and attic. Image of the front of the Haunted Mansion from Disneyland. It is known for its four white pillars in front.  Image of the back of the build that shows a large ballroom and attic. The chandelier is made up of various wagon wheel sizes with arms attached. Image of the chandelier. All of these parts fit perfectly together! Part 37775, Wave Rounded Straight Single with Small Pin End (Candle Flame), Trans-Orange Part 59230, Arm Mechanical, Straight with Clips at 90 degrees (Vertical Grip), Black  Part 20482, Tile, Round 1 x 1 with Bar and Pin Holder, Trans-Clear

Jason Hlavenka on Flickr  Remember this build? Featured before on Tips & Bricks, by using 1x1 studs interlocked inside the spokes of the wheel, it makes for a classy chandelier.   Image of a build of the Alamo. Image of the back of the build with a lobby that has a gold chandelier hanging.  Part 85861, Plate, Round 1 x 1 with Open Stud, Pearl Gold  Part 20482, Tile, Round 1 x 1 with Bar and Pin Holder, Pearl Gold  Image of how the chandelier is built with the studs placed between the spokes of the wagon wheel.

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@thebrickconsultant on Instagram

Video of a Sleeping Beauty MOC with a gold spindle spinning with Aurora in front of it. 

A Technic Steering Wheel is placed behind the wagon wheel to allow the spindle to move!

Part 3736, Technic, Steering Pulley Large, Light Gray

Image of the back of the build that shows the Technic wheel behind the spindle. 

Steve breaks down many of his builds on his account!


Finally, while not a community build, the recent LEGO Wicked trailer, used the Wagon Wheel not once, but thrice in clever ways! Image of the green train that has wagon wheels to give it a steampunk look. Image of Glinda hanging from a chandelier made of a gold wagon wheel. Image of a structure of Elphaba made and being burned as no one mourns the wicked. The brim of the hat uses a wagon wheel. @universalpictures on Instagram @lego on Instagram @wickedmovie on Instagram

As always, check out more of these talented builders!  And let us know how you would use this piece in your next MOC! Norton74 on Flickr  Image of a shack over a cliff. @Halhi141 on Instagram Image of a a small castle with a dragon flying over. Karwik on Flickr  Image of a wagon being pulled by a horse with bails of hay. @one.brick.pony on Instagram Image of the Winnebago from Space Balls, a flying RV.

Featured builders:

u/jraynack on Reddit 

Norton74, Karwik, Jacob Nion and Jason Hlavenka on Flickr 

@one.brick.pony @Halhi141 @cellus.studios @thebrickconsultant @universalpictures @lego @wickedmovie


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