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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".


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These pieces are frequently used for decoration now, but they were originally used for sliding doors, particularly on train sets. Here's one of the first uses from set 7838 in 1983: While they could be used in structures, these were frequently used for putting doors on the train cars themselves: These parts can also be used to create tracks for other ...


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In addition to what jncranton wrote, the plate with the rail is a perfect fit for sliding in the brick with groove: You can see an example of that technique in the Cloud City set:


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The windscreen you mentioned has been retired, however you can still get it on BrickLink. It is available inexpensively in several colors: http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=6152 If you want to use a modern version, this wedge is pretty close in shape and is available in current sets: http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=6153b As a reference, ...


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This would be a Crane Bucket - Complete Assembly (Top, Jaws, Spring). It could have come from any of 29 sets from 1974 to 2012.


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This is part is commonly found in the Divers theme back in the late 90's (http://brickset.com/sets/theme-Town/subtheme-Divers) The part in question is a minifigure accessory: http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=30092


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These pieces are not included in the set. Motorizing this set requires the addition of a Power Functions motor as shown here: You'll need the Power Functions Motor Set (8293) if you'd like to motorize your truck. This can be ordered from shop.lego.com or other online retailers. It's usually hard to find in stores, but if you have a LEGO store nearby, they ...


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i think you mean this part Yellow Torso Nesquik Bunny Large 'N' Pattern / Yellow Arms / Brown Hands from 4051-1": Nesquick Rabbit or 4049-1:Nesquick Rabbit Film Set


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It would be a Slope, Curved 2 x 2 Lip, No Studs with Island Xtreme Stunts Logo and Flames Pattern.


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What I remembered of those parts was that force was needed to snap them together, and I believe I also have some that are broken over the years. The part was introduced in 1983, updated in 1985 and the last sets were released in 2002 with one set in 2004. In 2003 the parts are replaced by Hinge Plate 1 x 2 Locking with Dual Finger on End Vertical' (44302) ...


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They were used until 1990 for trains, the holes are there to stick in the wheels. This is the part: http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=7049b And these (for example) were the wheels: http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=wheel2a


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Without batteries installed, the NXT brick weighs 159.3 grams, so that's about 0.351 pounds. Do take into account the added weight of what ever batteries you have installed, though, as that will almost double the weight, and not all types of AA batteries weigh the same. If you're using a rechargeable battery, then for reference, the original NXT ...


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The sloped face of the 2x2 brick is 16mm across by about 11.3mm tall.


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They both appear to have the same part ID despite being quite different. Sariel answers most of your questions in The Unofficial LEGO Technic Builder's Guide. toothed half bush with a cutout The second variant, the toothed half bush with a cutout, is exactly what its name implies: a copy of the previous version with part of the axle hole cut ...


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I can't find any evidence that a 2x2x4 piece has ever existed. Bricklink identifies a 2x2x3 brick, and there are many sellers around the world that will happily sell you 16 dark stone grey pieces for pennies/piece.


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In the case of this item, it means that the gear will slide freely along the axle it rotates around.


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As you have probably guessed by now, there is no easy solution to your question. It all comes down to computer vision. In this solution, Akiyuki built a massive machine out of LEGO bricks, a camera, a scale, 2 Mindstorm NXT and, which he fails to mention in is parts list, a computer and some electronics. Computer vision is complex, and making a working ...


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Oh, I should have read further down the page. There were special panes of "glass" in frames that fit the slots.


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Is it possibly from Quicky the Nesquik Bunny figure?


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gev has the exact name of the piece, but I'd like to add one more point that could be helpful. When trying to identify pieces as Lego or non-Lego, pay attention to the more obscure standard connections. The small ball above the hinge is a standard small ball joint connection, recently revitalized by the Mixels series (among other things). It connects to the ...


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Tom Alphin has a template of labels you can download and print with the appropriate label printer. Sample:


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It's tough to predict where such a small number of pieces came from, but some are likely from the Hydronauts theme, specifically Hydro Crystallisation Station (6199): This set includes the chromed headgear with studs on the back as well as the printed tile that is already attached to the back of yours. The minifig utensils are likely from Mobile Outpost ...


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According to LDraw, the slot is 8 LDU wide (1 plate, 3.2mm) and 5 LDU deep (quarter module or stud, 2.0mm). Here's the relevant quads from the LDraw file for reference:


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Almost assuredly it is a move to reduce the amount of plastic used. It may seem inconsequential, but adding up hundreds of millions of these makes for a ton of savings. The same thing goes for the brick walls, but not in the case of the ones you show here. I haven't seen it in any 1x bricks, but in most 2x bricks these days, the walls are a tiny bit thinner ...


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I'd say the yellow part is listed on BrickSet as "Lamp Holder" or "Plate, Modified 1 x 1 with Clip Light - Thick Ring", 4081 on BrickLink, Peeron, etc. The light grey piece is from the Flick Missiles, and is listed on Brickset as "3 M.Arch W.Knob And Shaft ظ3.2" or "Technic, Pin 1/2 with 2L Bar Extension (Flick Missile)", 61184. The final piece is "Mini ...


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Some of these pieces are released as collectors items (Gifts for Lego employees) or sold as novelties at LEGOLAND parks or stores pick a brick areas, others are from official Lego events (grand openings of stores, new LEGOLANDs, etc.) they are often given as gifts to people attending the events. Some are test bricks that somehow made their way out of the ...


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As mentioned by @gev, Bricklink is a great place to go. It is, however, not the most intuitive site to use. Here is how you can easily get the item counts: Start with the Search box at the top of the page. Before typing in the name of the set, make sure the selector is set to search the Catalog. Enter a term from the name of the set (e.g. "Millenium" or ...


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Almost any set I can think of will have many many non-plate parts, even if it also has lots of plates in it. Plus you run into the problem of determining what constitutes a "plate". Does this count? or this? or this? If I were you I'd just go down the list of sets you can purchase on shop.lego.com, visually inspect the set to see if it looks like it has lots ...


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The best set from 2014 is Furry Creatures (31021) at $0.20 per plate. Here's one possible way to do this: Download the listing of all parts in all sets from Rebrickable. Join this data up with pricing data (perhaps from the Brickset API) to get yourself some pricing information for each set. Define which parts count as plates. Write yourself a little ...


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I would start with looking at the way Bricklink has their catalog organized, or look at LDraw's catalog. They have a fairly basic system segmenting LEGO into bricks, plates, tiles, beams, rods, minifigs etc. Should get you going. EDIT: And if you really want to ID each part, just use the Bricklink part numbers (same as LDraw's numbers) to print on the bins. ...



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