LEGO Tools, Tips, and Techniques

LEGO Tools: The Brick Separator

This has to be the most obvious LEGO tool available. Besides teeth. And my teeth became very happy when this puppy hit the market! Unfortunately, it wasn’t available until after my parents decided I was too old to get any new LEGO stuff, and I did not obtain one until I was an adult. Now I have several, and use them frequently. My favorite is green (probably has something to do with that being my favorite color!).

Uses of the Brick Separator

The Brick Separator has a few different uses, some less obvious than others.

The most obvious use is getting one brick off another brick or a base plate.

A less obvious use is to use two Brick Separators together to get plates and other things apart. Remember how many teeth you broke doing this one? Or how many times you groaned when your LEGO instructions had you put a 1×2 plate on top of another one?

A third use, and probably not nearly as obvious is to use your Brick Separator as a brick, i.e. as part of a MOC.