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Companies who make bricks that are compatible with LEGO bricks.

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MouldKing set 13132 - Original design, alternate build or cloned MOC?

It seems that Chinese clone brand Mould King will be producing a new set that looks a bit like LEGO's Disney Castle set (71040). It has two times as many parts, however, and unlike LEGO's Disney ...
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Looking for instructions to Mega Bloks “Blok Bots” sets

I need instructions for Mega Bloks "Blok Bots" set 9375. I have parts for another one, but I don't know which one. If I get instructions for 1 or 2 sets I'll be able to figure it out. Thanks
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LEGO? Tank Marine Corps - Can anyone identify set?

Can anyone identify this tank? I'm looking for instruction to this set. I also found a strange door.
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Can you tell me where this Mega Bloks part is from?

I found this part and was wondering what set it's from, thanks!
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Is this a LEGO part?

I have this piece in our box of random LEGO. It doesn’t have any studs to connect to so wonder if it’s even a LEGO piece. Added a picture with other pieces for size perspective. (Sorry about that!) (...
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Is this a Lego? And what is it?

Very strange piece with soft rubber bristles. Bought in a misc box from a garage sale for my son and daughter.
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I am looking for building instructions for the Megabloks Viking Ship 9604

I have parts of the Megabloks set 9604 Viking Ship but can not find the building instructions for it. The goal is to be able to complete this set.
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Are miniature blocks (like Wise Hawk or lno) legal to buy online in Europe (Hungary)?

I bought some Wise Hawk mini blocks (about 100 pieces) for me and my family in Hungary online from China. But the customs office has seized it, saying it is an unlicensed copy of LEGO and I committed ...
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Can't identify venom/spiderman minifigures

I can't identify these Venom/Spiderman minifigures and I have no idea what set they're from but it is over 6-7 years old. I'm not sure if those are the right bottoms for the Venom, but I know that the ...
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How to best measure compatibility among Lego and clones?

A top complaint I see about clone brands is the quality: specifically the flimsiness of the plastic, premature discoloration, or poor fitting with either other bricks of the same brand or with Lego. I'...
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How to describe a building set which is like LEGO without using the “LEGO” word?

We are sellers of building toys like LEGO online. But their website does not allow using the word "LEGO" directly to describe the products. Are there any other words that could describe the building ...
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Legoings quality concerns

Can anyone tell me about the quality of Legoings? I'm considering a purchase from China. I can't seem to find any reviews on this clone brand. Thanks, John
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ID for Off-Brand 1x1 Round Plate, Stud on BOTH Sides (1 is Hollow)

I have a round 1x1 plate (from a blind by-the-pound secondhand sale) with a male stud on both sides of the plate, no female holes. One stud is hollow, the other is solid with a large "C" and a smaller ...
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Who produces these sets of Venetian gondolas, and is there more of it?

While staying in Venice, Italy, I came across a shopping window with what looked like a LEGO set of a gondola - except that the familiar white letters in the red top left square said "IDEA" rather ...
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Custom extension cables for Light Stax?

Recently, I got the S-12012 Light Stax kit with 50 (!) light bricks. They are different from those described in this question, but they are much cheaper, colorful and with blinking/pulsating effects. ...
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Helmet with flip-down binoculars is not in any of the databases

The helmet has 10198 inside but I cannot find that on any of the usual part databases. Does anyone have any ideas?
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Please help identify this Ausini piece

The one that looks like a rocket head or a projectile tip. Edit: "I hoped there was a corresponding Lego piece. No there is no inventory on the instructions."
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Is this an original part made by LEGO?

Is this an original LEGO part? Maybe Technic? See the cup for size comparison.
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Where is an instruction sheet for Ausini set 25418 guitar?

I bought an Ausini brick set AUS-25418, which is a guitar, however as cheap as it was the price, it didn't have the building instructions, at least it looks like no piece bags or stickers are missing. ...
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Modified 3x2 Plate with Rubber Bottom and snap-on cover?

I've had this odd little part laying around my desk for some time - does anyone know what it is? There's no Lego logo anywhere, and I've searched BrickLink somewhat comprehensively, so I'm guessing ...
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The controversy around clone brands

The origin of the self-locking building bricks Hilary Page was born in 1904 in Sanderstead, England. Along with several partners, Page decided to go into the toy business in 1932. In 1936, he began ...
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Looking for sets to use as components of a 1930s - 1940s European city

I'm planning to build a 1930s / 1940s European city (like Paris, London, Prague, ...). As buildings, I'm currently going for modulars that could pass for pre-1950 European buildings, possibly with ...
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2 Red LEGO compatible bricks

I'm not sure where I got these 2 pieces from, and I'm wondering what are they, and which brand they belong to. They are LEGO-compatible, but definitely not genuine LEGO. There are no identifying ...
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Grey Clone-Brand Brick With a Single Short Tube on the Bottom?

I've had this brick for a while, and I've long wondered what it is. It's a LEGO-compatible 2x4 brick, colored almost exactly the same as the old medium grey. There are no identifying marking, and the ...
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General guidelines to identify real LEGO pieces from fake or copy?

I see a lot of questions here about if a certain piece is really LEGO or not and this made me wonder if there is any guideline to follow to identify real LEGO piece from the duplicate or fake one? I ...
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How To Sort Out 3rd Party Technic Clones From LEGO Originals?

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 "...
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Help Identifying Mega Bloks Parts

I've bought a storage unit, and truly have no idea what these Mega Bloks are a part of. There are two blue domes, two green domes, and a bunch of what looks like tracks/road pieces.
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What dark green and lime BIONICLE do I have?

If anybody could tell me what BIONICLE this is I’d greatly appreciate it, it’s driving me mad! 😡
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Can anyone identify what kind of block these are? I have had no luck with Google.

They all link together. I added a normal lego to compare size.
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Where to find pictures of undersides of bricks? (possibly Lego clones about 25-30 yrs ago)

I am trying to identify which non-Lego bricks I might have played in the past. Don't recall the names but I can probably recognize them from photos if I see them again For example, I remember some ...
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Can someone identify this brick?

I'm looking for a kind of brick, the brand or the model, which has this specifications: The top has studs. The bottom doesn't have tubes. However, the bottom has support walls in the middle. Here is ...
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Can you identify this piece of non-LEGO submarine from a sketch?

This is from a submarine set I bought on aliexpress. It's not LEGO but usually the pieces are the same. I'm missing this piece and cannot identify it. Can you guys help me?
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Does anybody know the LEGO # for this?

Does anyone know the LEGO set # for this?
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I'm missing a few pieces in my XingBao set

I just finished the second floor of XingBao's 5052 piece Maritime Museum. And while I'm pretty impressed with the overall quality of the building, I thusfar am missing 4 parts. Is there a way I can ...
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Compatibility of maxi sized mega blocks

Maxi-size mega blocks are larger then duplo. As far as I can tell they have 2x the stud pitch and much larger studs. What if-any compatibility is there between the maxi-sized mega blocks and either ...
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Are these bricks old Lego/Duplo clones?

Can anyone identify these bricks, which I suspect are Lego/Duplo clones. They may be more than 30 years old. I bought them on ebay as Betta Bilda from Lego/Duplo dealer. Some BB was included, but ...
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Which clone brand and set do these pieces belong to?

Please help. What set is the rock platforms from and the other rock pieces? The castle walls too?
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What sets are these pieces from

I think I have a couple of sets I'm trying to put together for my son that were my brother's when he was young. Probably from around year 2010 or earlier. Looks like a black castle or dungeon. Also ...
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Good manufacturer/market for clear (transparent) bricks and plates in bulk?

I never realized how rare clear bricks are! I'm looking for an efficient way to buy clear 2x4 (e.g. 3001) bricks in bulk. On BO, BL, and Peeron there are very small lots and prices close to $1 and ...
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Late 1970s hospital and helicopter building brick set

I'm afraid I don't have a picture, but I am trying to identify a Christmas gift I fondly remember receiving as a child circa 1979. It was a 3-foot box of building bricks and the front picture showed ...
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What set do these parts come from?

They are some of the most recognizable parts in a bag of a Lego set.
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What are the holes on the backs of MegaBlocks Call of Duty characters for?

I need help with identifying this, and I'll have a lot more questions.
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Help me identify this set? Maybe lord of rings, Harry Potter or Star Wars?

My brother has handed down some of his old LEGO to my kids . He had sets including Star Wars, Harry Potter, generic Lego, Batman, and Lord of Rings collected between the years 2006 and 2013. These ...
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Does Enlighten Brick mainly produce copies of old LEGO sets?

I have recently purchased the Enlighten Brick Black Pearl set. It seems to me though that the set is not an original, and is mainly a copy of a prior LEGO set (6285). Is it true? And does it apply to ...
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Build-A-Bricks Building Set

When I was a boy - 1940's-50's - I had a plastic building set called, Build-A-Bricks, or some such. It was for modeling brick houses. The pieces were similar to LEGO but larger and there were ...
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Which blocks are these?

I have few blocks remaining from the block set I got as a kid. It's not LEGO bricks, but I also couldn't find which block type are these and who is making them. Does anyone knows from looking the ...
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Can you identify this minifig and its set?

I would like to know what set this minifigure belongs to.
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Are there factories in China that produce raw LEGO-compatible blocks?

Nowadays Chinese are getting really good at making LEGO-compatible blocks. Some sets are really unique and of very good quality. But still - we got our own ideas. I wonder does anyone here know any ...
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Which of these parts are LEGO elements?

I have saved up quite a few pieces of "plastic" which I am unsure about - can you tell me which ones are LEGO - I've included plates and a figure for scale.
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Please help identify this 1980's, very odd, Non-Lego brick!

I have one more mystery brick to share, and it is a strange one. This brick is FIVE studs long, and the width is comparable to a regular 2x4 Lego brick. The inner tubes are also comparable, but ...