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What is an Erling brick?

I have seen people refer to the "Erling brick" or "headlight brick" on LEGO forums. What kind of brick are they talking about?
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How are LEGO bricks categorized?

What are the names and categories of LEGO bricks? Is there a consistent naming scheme? Does Lego have an official name or identification for different pieces?
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Is there a database of original Minifigure configurations, including their personal gear?

Is there a minifigure museum? I have a gallon jar (& more) of minifigures that my kids have mixed and matched. Is there a website I can reference in order to put the minifigures back in their ...
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How to sort complete sets from box of unsorted LEGO

My son has thousands of pieces of LEGO, but he has them all dumped in a box. Is there any way to figure out what sets they went to if I don't remember the names of them?
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Identification please

I got hold of a lot of loose LEGO; included were three closed packages without assembly instructions. Two of these were numbered as 7 and 8 respectively, the third one is without numbering. I attach ...
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What are these Technic “Zapfen” (“stoppers”) called in English?

What are these pieces called in English? Google translator doesn't help in this case...
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How can I identify kits from a box of parts?

I am a life long Lego Maniac, and my kits from when I was a kid were passed down to my nephew, who has just passed them down to my son (40 years of history...). The trouble is that none of my old ...
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Determining what set I have from a bag of lego pieces?

I have a bag of lego pieces that make a set of something but I don't have a box or instructions. Is there anyway to determine what set it is so I can download/buy an instruction sheet for it...or at ...
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What is piece 4211642 from 10179 - UCE Millenium Falcon?

I'm working on making sure I have all necessary pieces for 10179: Ultimate Collector's Edition Millenium Falcon (a painstaking process, to say the least). I received the set not entirely complete, ...
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Identification for Hinge-like Piece

I'm trying to follow building instructions on Brickshelf, but I'm having some trouble finding the piece on the right in this photo: . Anyone know what it is?
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Minifig rotatable legs on a stick - what is this?

What kind of piece is this? Emboss says "(c)2003 The LEGO Group" and there is a 4303 number below. I browsed Peeron a little but didn't find anything similar. There are two red handles, one rotates ...
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I bought a second hand pack of pieces and it looks like it may be a specific set

Hoping for help to identify a set of lego pieces. It definitely has a car wheel base, and the base boards are green.close
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Please help me identify set, thanks!

Got a bag with a lot of pink bricks. I think it is one of the lego friends set but don't know which set. Anybody can help me identify? really appreciated. Thanks]1
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identification of lego set by color and shape of inner box

I'm trying to identify a lego set only knowing the color, shape of in inner package. The inner box is blue, dimensions are 18 x 11 x 2 3/8" and 9T plastic compartments, There is a 1984 Lego Catalog ...