I found this Lego piece on the ground and I don’t know what it goes to… help? This post is all about the Lego Piece meme, otherwise known as Everything You Need to Know About Lego Piece 26047 Meme or EYNTKALPME. If you’re a fan of the meme, then this article will be chock-full of information that you may have never even thought about. There are many different kinds of memes out there, but Legos are one of the most creative types of memes that exist today.
Lego is a line of colorful interlocking plastic bricks that can be assembled and connected in countless ways. Most sets are designed for children, though Lego has also licensed themes tied to movies, TV shows, comic books and even personalities like Han Solo and Batman. Lego is one of those names that nearly everyone has heard of, yet it’s difficult to pinpoint when exactly it became a household name. How did a small Scandinavian toy company become so famous? The evolution of Lego starts with Godtfred Kirk Christiansen—the son of an impecunious carpenter—who stumbled upon something fascinating in his local workshop as he cleaned up one day: An unfinished wooden toy made out slats that would stack on top of each other.
How it Started
The Lego Piece 26047 meme originated on Reddit, according to Know Your Meme. On November 9th, 2017, Reddit user DabFromRoto posted a thread with no text simply containing an image of a Lego piece (shown below). In less than 24 hours, the post garnered upwards of 7,700 points (90% upvoted) and 400 comments.
The Brick Porn Phenomenon
Do you like looking at pictures of Legos? Would you do it even if you weren’t told to? Congratulations, you might be a brick porn enthusiast. The term first appeared in 2011, when adult Tumblr users began sharing their photos of people posing with Lego sets and minifigures. Brick porn is often funny and sometimes surprisingly sexy, thanks to its highly eroticized nature. The Lego (piece) itself is more than just an object; it’s a vessel for fantasies that transcend architecture. It’s no coincidence that some of these images look like sex toys more than building blocks—and why shouldn’t they? Legos are both safe sex and bad sex all at once.
Does it Make Sense?
We see memes all over social media. And we’re not complaining. It’s nice to have some fun in your feeds every once in a while—it also happens to be great for helping break up what could otherwise be a rather boring stream of information. But there are certain things we see a lot, and sometimes they don’t really make sense—even within their own meme universe. One example is Lego piece 26047, seen below
What happened in 2018?
Lego has decided to discontinue Lego piece 26047 due to it’s relation with Reddit’s unofficial God-Emperor of memeing, President Barack Obama. It is a widely known fact that Obama frequently plays Legos in his spare time; therefore, Lego deemed his connection with memeing as too high profile for continued production of piece 26047. Because of its stellar quality and connection with one of today’s biggest memes, pieces of LEGO piece 26047 can be found online or through collectors, but they are becoming scarce as more memes rise up and take their place. Most people on Reddit are skeptical about the claim that Obama played with LEGOs at all due to his age group being much older than a usual child who plays with them.
The Future of the Meme
The meme, in general, is in a state of flux. While classic memes such as Hey Ya, Couple Things, and others have fallen out of favor, many newer memes—such as Ylvis’ What Does The Fox Say? and its spinoffs—have gained traction. As Internet culture continues to evolve, so will our memes; while they’re not going anywhere anytime soon, their evolution remains at our fingertips. Who knows what kind of meme will be popular 20 years from now? One thing’s for sure: It probably won’t be Lego Piece 26/047. Good night!