Here is an odd piece that I have found - any idea what it is? 2x2 plate is shown for scale.

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It's a LEGO brick Separator tool. Mostly used to preserve the structural integrity of the human nail, teeth, gum line etc...

Watch the classical use of it here.

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Here's a recent post of some unorthodox uses of the Separator tool. enter image description here


To expand on a previous answer, it is the original brick separator that was produced between 1996 and 2011 in two colors. It was replaced in 2012 by a different part with the same name and purpose but slightly different features.

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  • It is always orange, but one of the only sets which have the part in a different color is 80013. I just noticed right now. Jun 7, 2020 at 0:23
  • @mindstormsboi You might want to clarify your comment. First of all, my answer is to the question about what the part in the question's image is, which is the original brick separator which does NOT come in orange.Second, your comment both says that the new separator is always in orange and also that it comes in a second color. Both statements can not be true. :-) Jun 8, 2020 at 3:30
  • Yeah, you're right, and besides that I've already found some other sets that have this piece in a different color. But it doesn't matter. Jun 8, 2020 at 11:52

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