How Many Bricks Are in a Cube?

Esparta Palma/CC-BY 2.0

According to a 2014 Lowe’s buying guide, there are 500 bricks in a typical cube, which equals approximately one pallet’s worth of bricks. Both size and weight determine the number of bricks in a cube.

One cube can contain as many as 525 modular bricks that weigh 3.5 pounds each, or as few as 201 utility bricks that weigh 8.79 pounds each. Different types of bricks serve different purposes, including insulation, heat resistance for use in fireplaces, paving and exterior veneers. They come in various weather resistance grades depending on their intended use. Bricks should be stored on straw or plastic to protect them from mud and covered when not being used.