I've recently bought bulk parts, and wish to sort out the official LEGO pieces from the inferior quality 3rd party clones.
On bricks I can easily spot-out the clones, becasue they don't sport the "LEGO" logo on the studs.
My tip off is that some of the Bushings don't grip well to various axles, thus giving me the idea that these Bushings too, might be some inferior quality 3rd party clones.
Some of the Bushings have VERY tiny writings with the "LEGO" logo.
- Does this mean all pieces without the logo are clones?
- Has LEGO branded all parts (even the smallest) with a logo?
- Has it been doing so from many years back?
have some numbers and the copyright "(c)" sign, but no "LEGO" logo. I've checked many pieces. Some large ones have "LEGO Group" written on it.
So, regarding authenticity, would the logo matter?
Maybe I'm into perfection too much, but I'd like to sort-out my collection form the fakes, and preferably without breaking out the 10x monocle lens.
What would you advice?