I bought some LEGO pieces from eBay, and I'm not sure if they are genuine LEGO.

I compared with my LEGO, and every piece of my LEGO has the logo ©LEGO on it. However, only some of the ones I brought have this logo, and some have not.

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You can see that © symbol on right gun and on left side is gun from my own LEGO collection. If you turn them, the gun (mine) has some numbers (I think manufacturing number) and write LEGO and on the other one (new one) there is nothing. Is this just old piece of LEGO, or a fake knockoff?

Additionally, some of the battledroid torsos have the © LEGO mark written on them, as well some numbers, and some of them have just © and nothing else.

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It is the same with the battledroid heads. On the top of my genuine parts there is ©LEGO, with numbers on the other side, yet with these questionable new ones there is nothing.

  • They seem legit to me. – Joe_74 Dec 10 '16 at 19:20
  • the "SM##" on the left gun is the identification that BanBao or Sluban clones are using, don't remember exactly which, but definitely clones. – Radu Maris Jan 30 '17 at 10:06
  • @RaduMaris the gun on the right is the suspected clone, so your comment is confusing – Greg Chabala Jan 30 '17 at 16:39
  • @GregChabala Misread there, now I'm also confused as I've got a BanBao/Sluban set from KFC (children menu) and all their parts had the SM## on them, while all my lego pieces have LEGO in front and plain numbers on back. – Radu Maris Jan 31 '17 at 7:26

I can't find an official source for this statement, but with the exclusion of a few rarities like test bricks, and perhaps a few other cases, every piece of genuine LEGO will have the brand stamped on it somewhere.

You've taken photos of pieces together that clearly ought to have come from the same mold, where one displays the LEGO brand and the other does not. That seems like solid proof that you've purchased fake parts to me.

As an example of how similar clone bricks can be, here are some battle droids made by LEPIN: https://cheap-bricks.com/lepin-05025-star-wars-homing-spider-droid/

closeup of figures

It's hard to see, but I can make out the © on the trigger of the stormtrooper's weapon.


These are most likely Lego. The similarities in the molding is far too similar for these to be fake (unless someone spent obscene amounts of time creating very accurate fakes). The most suspicious thing to me is the © on the trigger section of the rifle. Other than that, they are just too identical to be a knock-off.

Also, the sheen on the plastic seems appropriate. Maybe a little bit aged on the droid head in question, but they tend to dull with age anyway. These look to be genuine.

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