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How old would you say this brick is? It has the code 2837 on the inside of it. Any info would be appreciated.

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    You can find the history of almost any piece by looking it up on Bricklink. – qwr yesterday
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It looks like part of the old 9-Volt motor that was made from 1990 and 2002.

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The full thing's part number is listed as 2838 which I assume is the mold ID stamped on dark grey base, while 2837 is the mold ID of the top part.

I don't think it's supposed to come apart, it looks like there are 4 clips on each sides which have been broken off of your piece.

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    Had a few of these, definitely wasn’t supposed to come apart. – KRyan Jul 30 at 12:44
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    Broken and buried in the ground from the looks of it. Or is that grease from the motor the inside is crusted with? – Darrel Hoffman Jul 30 at 14:05
  • Definitely broken: in the bottom view, you can see where all eight of the tabs that held the motor housing together have broken off. – Mark Jul 30 at 21:29
  • Thanks guys. It had been in the dirt. I didn't recognize the shape at all and the hollowness of it made me speculate it may be old. Broken housing makes sense. Thanks for the info. – Tyler Fowles Jul 31 at 2:24
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Your brick appears to be the housing of the motor for the Lego Technic Dune Buggy, and may be upwards of 30 years old.

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  • Buggy aka RC Motor is totally different motor. – Alex 2 days ago
  • The one I have is identical to the above-pictured. Don't make me find it! – PCARR 2 days ago
  • Do you happen to know which set exactly you are referring to? 8475 or 8284 maybe? I don't see any "Buggy" sets with a motor mentioned in another answer. – Alex 2 days ago
  • @Alex Hi, I cannot provide exact clarification for you. Might edit to include uncertainty? Meh. Focusing purely on the title of question, I would maintain the second half of my submitted answer. – PCARR 2 days ago

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