Basically I've found a rare prototype piece for sale, one of the red Vader helmets, and I want to make sure it s real. The description says that it has no production number printed, which makes sense because I'm not sure why a prototype would have a production number.

I've seen another for sale in the past that said it had a production number printed, and that it was number 1. So I'm not sure which one is real.

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I have encountered a few prototypes over the years and none had any production numbers. Just the word LEGO and the year. So it probably is a genuine LEGO piece.


I've never found one like that, and I'm a master builder, so no, probably not.

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    Claim that you are Lego Master Builder is kinda hard to believe. Last time I have read an article about one of them, there was what, seven artists holding that title?
    – Mołot
    May 4, 2018 at 9:38

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