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I definitely know them as the headlight brick, and they look like this: HoMa's world of bricks has a nice page dedicated to this brick! http://www.holgermatthes.de/bricks/en/lampenstein.php LEGO's Pick a Brick lists this as an "Angular Brick 1x1", Design ID 4070 (equivalent to the piece/part id).
Hooray, I get to answer a question! This is not a piece for launching missiles. It's actually part of an old steering assembly from some late 80s and 90s Technic sets. Here's what the whole thing looks like: And a view of the piece in question: And an example of how it is meant to be used: The teeth on the outside of the piece help lock it into ...
The LEGO Pick A Brick store lists them as connector pegs (or, more simply, pegs) although they are more commonly known as pins in the fan community1. The black ones have added friction for holding things together, while the light gray and beige ones are smoother and allow pieces to rotate, for example tires or beams. 1 BrickLink, Peeron
That looks like 30384 Windscreen 7 x 4 x 2 Round. In general, BrickLink is a pretty decent place to browse around for parts identification. Peeron is also pretty good. BrickLink provides a comprehensive list of windscreens both plain and decorated.
I ended up finding my old instruction book. The parts were called Lego Znap. It still blows my mind that these things exist.
This is a "Underwater Scooter". It's a handheld device to propel a diver forward. Similar devices can be seen in the James Bond movie "Thunderball".
Usually, the LEGO group doesn't seem to have much organisation; at least in the past. That's why you can find sets with two different numbers, or two different sets with the same number. Now the keyword here is "seem", as I suppose there was some logic to it even in the past. But nowadays there is some logic, and even if not all of it is understandable, ...
That is a Vehicle, Mudguard 2 x 4 with Arch Studded (and a darn hard part to figure out at that).
The part in question shows up as a "Minifig Gravity Stunt Handle" (part number x817) on Peeron and a "Turntable Spinning with Sports Trick Handle" (item number bb128) on BrickLink. Looks like it appears in two sets: Snowboard Super Pipe: Skateboard Vert Park Challenge:
The Erling Brick: named by the LEGO Designer Erling Dideriksen, who invented this element in 1979.
I think this is the yellow element: Hinge Bar 2 with 3 Fingers and Top Stud And this the black "plate": Hinge Plate 1 x 2 with 2 Fingers and Solid Studs Both elements are hinges, so they can connect.
I don't have it, but BrickLink already has inventories of all submodels. According to them, day 1 is a Republic Cruiser. This is a mini version of 7665 — Republic Cruiser. They do look quite similar for sets of a such different scale: Sadly, Wookiepedia doesn't have a picture of a republic-class cruiser, but I suppose that's what it is.
This is the Trans-Black Windscreen 7 x 4 x 2 Round
It's been worked out by multiple groups who decided on different systems. The disagreement is based on what information was publicly available from the Lego Group at the time, what pieces had been manufactured up to that point, and what features the category authors thought were salient. To really appreciate the magnitude of the problem, just try ...
They are referred to as "Minifig Hips" almost everywhere: [partlink:970:4]. The LEGO Pick-a-brick service doesn't sell them without legs, and just refers to the whole construction as "Mini Figure Mini Lower Part":
According to the LEGO customer service, this part is a "BUSH Ø7.84" (which is of no help whatsoever, as with most LEGO internal names) and has the design ID 6221. Unfortunately, there seems to be no official picture for it yet. This design ID corresponds indeed to the part which Joel Cohen and BradC have identified; the element id of the same part in black (...
I think Joel Cohen's comment is correct, it looks like a "Technic handle/hub" (escalating to an answer so I can include pics): Here's a similar-looking view from the parts list of set 7703 Fire Vulture: and a portion of the instructions from 7476 Dino Attack that shows how it is used: So if this is correct, it appears to be a mistake (or misprint). ...
This is the "Moustache Red, Headset, Red Eyebrows Pattern" minifigure head: It appeared in two different minifigures. The Explorien Chief minifigure featured in three sets from the Explorien theme: And "Aquaraider 1 with hook" featured in two sets from the Aquazone theme:
This is a Minitalia brick - Lego produced different bricks for a while in the seventies for Italy (per Gary Istok's latest information: because the original LEGO was deemed too expensive). Minitalia bricks have weaker plastic (which shows on the studs on your brick) and don't use the Tube system underneath the brick, but an older patent which has the X marks....
This is a 7049b - Wheel brick. It was used with the first LEGO wheels back in the 60's to create vehicles like this: This was a very common piece (in white and black) when it was produced between 1959-1992 and was used in 176 sets according to BrickLink. Per @GalacticCowboy's comment: As shown in the inset, the wheels had a metallic axle that snapped ...
Looks like a minifigure headgear accessory, specifically a feathered headdress plume (no. 6029b): It's appeared in a number of sets, most with pirate, castle, or western themes and sometimes as an extra part. It's sometimes packaged in a "Plume Wheel" (i.e. still in a circular runner with some cattle horns), and is typically used for islander minifigs:
Bricklink lists it as "Stairs Spiral Step" (Part# 40243). It first appeared in 2001 in the initial series of Harry Potter licensed sets.
This would be a Crane Bucket - Complete Assembly (Top, Jaws, Spring). It could have come from any of 29 sets from 1974 to 2012.
Your best shot is to identify individual piece and look them up on Peeron or BrickLink. Since both carry set inventories, you'll be able to find lists of sets in which the parts can be found. Try to start with more bizarre parts, chances are they are in a few models only. Once you're sure you've found a model for which you've all the parts, build it using ...
: 3787 — Car Mudguard 2 x 4 without Studs : 4211 — Car Base 4 x 5 : 4732 — Bracket 8 x 2 x 1 1/3 In the link for each piece, you'll find actual sets containing them, from which you can find set instructions. In particular, the two mudguard ones need to be one plate apart from regular wheel sets.
The website Brickset.com has an extensive database of sets, digital copies of instructions and a Minifig database built in cooperation with Bricklink. The layout and style may be a little more user friendly than the Bricklink catalogue and if you register on the site you can keep track of your collection.
Republic Cruiser Is this the one you were looking for? You can see the entire selection of mini-models on Bricklink.
It looks like you have SandGreen parts from probably two different sets... The dinosaur head (x158), 2 tail sections (40396 and 40379), 2 sloped pieces (3039), and black Technic brick (3700) are likely the remains of a Baby Ankylosaurus/Young Ankylosaurus: The wedge plate (2419) and curved brick (6091) are likely parts from a Red Planet Cruiser (also in ...
I believe the set you're looking for is the F1 Hauler (item no. 6484-1): Here are the details: It was released in 1995. It's a red-and-white truck for towing Formula 1 cars (and has no support legs). It has an 8 x 4 x 2.33 9V battery box, which is hidden in the body of the 6-stud-wide truck. It has a 1 x 4 light bar and a motorized winch driven by a 9V ...
I've never seen that part until now, and it's certainly not in the antenna or bar bricklink categories. I'm fairly confident it's not LEGO. However, it would be far more interesting to know what it is, but that's not easy to search. A few Mega Bloks parts have been catalogued, but your part isn't there either (I could only check categories bar, weapon and ...
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