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Every Lego wooden duck I have seen, whether in person or on the internet, is sitting on a platform with the wheels attached to the platform. This is the original version: Here is a later version: Are there any markings on the toy itself that lead you to believe it is a Lego product?
Yes. There is. I have a few. They are really bad for connecting to things. Like, BanBao bad. I can't really use them for anything. But they do have the blobs. So yes, there are those, and they are rare, for the same reason the "Pat Pending" ones are rare, mostly the age, and short transition period.
According to Brickset and Peeron, it was released in 2001.
If you look at the quantity of parts in all sets, the most common is the 1x2 brick ignoring color. The most common part and color combo is the Techhnic pin with friction in black. Rebrickable keeps these stats: http://rebrickable.com/stats/parts
Leggodt.nl lists such a brick as part of their collection and also has photos of them. Here is the entry, and on this site you can find a good picture showing the brick and the obscured Pat. pend.: (The entire site is a good source for what does exist.)
The history of The Lego Group starts with Ole Kirk Kristiansen, a Danish carpenter. After the global economic downturn, spurred on by The Great Depression, Ole found that his carpentry and joinery business in Denmark was failing. This started in 1929 and by 1931 he had to let his only remaining employee go. In 1932 he was commissioned by a Jens W. Olesen ...
There are now loads of sets which could be considered to be the most valuable. Here is a list of my choices 10179 UCS Millenium Falcon 10182 Cafe Corner Mr Gold 10196 Grand Carousel 10184 Town Plan Chrome Gold C3PO (only 100 made) 10189 Taj Mahal 5004590 Bat-Pod (only 1000 worldwide and will surely increase in value tremendously) This list is only my ...
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