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Companies who make bricks that are compatible with LEGO bricks.

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Are Nanoblocks compatible with other building bricks?

Recently I have found Nanoblocks, a Japanese brick toy, in American stores. How compatible are these with other building toys? They look to be approximately the same scale as Modulex.
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Help identifying a corn brick (Duplo or Mega Bloks?)

I've bought some used Duplo parts which where mixed with other clone brands and I found these corn pieces. I want to know if this is Duplo or some legit clone brand such Mega Bloks and not some cheap ...
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How to get the building instructions for a third party typewriter set?

Does anyone have the manual for this LEGO typewriter clone by chance? I dropped my model and it broke into parts - now I don't know how to put it back together.
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What is this micro Mega Bloks element?

I've got this Mega Bloks brick that's a 2x4 and it's smaller than the standard brick, it's 3/4"x3/8" and half the height as the standard brick. It was attached to a vehicle frame that also ...
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Please help identify this vintage (but non-Lego) brick!

It's time to play the "what brick is this" game, and this time our contestant is definitely non-Lego, yet vintage. This brick was in a small lot of early-60's Samsonite Lego bricks, and I am assuming ...
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Different brand, slightly bigger than Lego

I have a set of Technic bricks used by an academy for teaching robotics to children. They are not compatible with Lego (I think that the pitch is 9mm instead of the 8.6mm of the original Lego design). ...
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Is this part real LEGO or a knockoff?

I bought a LEGO lot off Craigslist a few days ago with some sets and some bulk parts. It included some parts that appeared to have been bought in bulk (maybe pick-a-brick?). It also had some random ...
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Are these bricks old LEGO/Duplo clones?

Can anyone identify these bricks, which I suspect are LEGO 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 these are ...
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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 ...
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What LEGO clone brand are these with 4-peg studs?

I think this was a present in the mid-late 80s. Very sophisticated building blocks for top-view apartment-room design. They also had furniture and appliances. Can anyone tell me the brand etc?
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Find building plan for a (probably) Nanoblock set

Earlier today I was gifted this (what I assume to be) Nanoblock set, that a friend found while cleaning up the warehouse of a defunct musical instrument store. (I say Nanoblock, because the dimensions ...
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Identify set: "dino ambush" with orange car

Kid brought lego set with front of box but no code to search instructions. Anyone know what this may be? It’s called Dino Park Dino Ambush. No luck online. Orange car with opening blue windshield roof....
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What brand set do I have?

I'm trying to find the LEGO-like set I have so I can buy more and I want to make sure they are compatible. The box top says "max" and I have some of the instructions. You can build a castle, ...
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Can anyone identify this trans-neon green piece?

I've got two of these little fellas in my mixed box circa 2000. No markings and no ideas! Dish 2 x 2 Inverted for reference. *edit, added Antenna Whip 8H for another reference
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Adapters for Lego Duplo and Mega Bloks

Similar to this question I am interested in combining Duplo Lego with Mega Bloks. I want to have full compatibility, i.e. being able to put Duplo on top of Mega Bloks, which requires some type of ...
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I need help identifying vintage knock off blocks

This may even be two sets. Vintage, without stamp that I can tell. I’m pretty sure some of them have numbers under them. I have included a picture.
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Help identify Mega Bloks set with red, blue and metallic gold elements

I found this set in my garage. It belongs to my son but we don't have the instructions and since we don't know the name or theme of the set we can't find it online. I don't even know if everything is ...
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Where are Knox clone bricks made?

I bought a mix of LEGO pieces, that included some bricks with KNOX on studs - for example a 1×1 with KNOX on its stud, 2×3 & 2×4 with the logo on 1/2 of the studs. They have tubes like those used ...
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Half the size of Lego but only 1/3 the height

I bought a batch of like Lego but small off eBay. I'd like to know what brand. The ×2's have tubes, but ×1's have no pillars. Colours like Lego, red, blue, light & dark bluish grey, B&W. ...
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Can anyone identify what kind of block these hinged blocks are?

They all link together. I added a normal Lego brick to compare size. I have had no luck with Google.
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Part Identification - What are these bricks?

Any idea of what these are? Came in a lot with vintage LEGO, Nintendo Blocks (N&B) and a few other vintage items that tell me this is probably from 60's era.
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How do I get missing parts for a Cobi set?

I got the 1305 set from Cobi. I am missing 3 or more pieces. I can't complete the model without these pieces: 2 normal black 1 cm high, 6 studs long, rectangular (not round edge) 1 black rectangular ...
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Where can I find the assembly instructions of the chinese Ferrari Daytona gold/black variant?

I bought on Aliexpress a Ferrari Daytona, 1:1 compatible with the original LEGO set, but it's the black/gold variant. I didn't receive the book, as expected, but I was unaware that the set has no PDF ...
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Converting Nanobocks builds to LEGO

Had anyone attempted and had any success in converting a nanoblocks build to use LEGO bricks? On the horizontal plane, the nanoblocks bricks seem to be half the size of LEGO bricks (4mm x 4mm versus ...
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Kids' building blocks

Found this on eBay, looks to be just 1×2 bricks with round ends, what size are they, is having just that size to restrict? Just found link on Kiddle website, see there that there are also 1×1's & 1×3'...
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Can anyone identify what this set is from please? Green terrain base with large grey and black mountain pieces

Can anyone identify what this set is from?
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What is the largest number of pieces in a set for LEGO, Nanoblock, or any other brand?

What is the largest number of pieces in a set for LEGO, Nanoblock, or any other brand? I recently bought a 6800-piece LOZ Block set (Chinese Nanoblock knockoff). I was wondering if there are sets in ...
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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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In what ways are LEGO and Megabloks incompatible?

I know that the basic bricks of LEGO and Megabloks fit together, but was wondering if other elements do too. Such as: Plates Rods (Ones Minifigures can hold, not Technic) Right angle (such as Erling)...
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What is the name and ID of this part and what is it used for?

Attached is a picture of the clone part, what is its name and ID, and what is it used for? I tried looking for it on rebrickable.com or bricklink.com but couldn't find it anywhere. The part is orange, ...
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I got a vintage roof brick that is very nice but can’t find what it is?

I got these parts in a lot, but can’t find any history or brand or set on them?
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What brand of non-Lego bricks are these with hollow studs and diagonal walls on their undersides?

Believe they are from the 1960’s, available in Australia.
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What set is this from? Or piece #

I have this tote of LEGO bricks and wondering about the large Grey piece - large irregular light grey baseplate with two slopes running perpendicular to each other that don't have pips. What set is it ...
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What Mega Bloks set is this tile with fruits from?

These pieces are from a Mega Bloks set. Does anyone know which set they're from?
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Which clone brand with a red logo and an 'M' is this?

While in Poland, I have recently come across this Lego-compatible brand: What is the name of this clone brand, with the 'M' logo? A Google Images search did not yield any useful hints. As far as I ...
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help identifying mega bloks parts. AM15057 and AM15049

Good morning, i took a old box i have in my room and i want to know from what sets of megabloks is this thing. The code from the gray parts is: AM15057, and from the big other is: AM15049. 1: 2: 3:
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Is there anywhere that you can buy *custom* individual Lego-compatible bricks?

There are pieces I'd like to get, like "door rail" inside and outside corner plates, double-sided plates, 1x1 and corner masonry bricks, 1x1 panels (not a corner, more like Lego 4865), as ...
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Can someone indentify this clone brand?

Just bought some 12 kilos of unsorted Lego. As usual there is some other stuff mixed up as well. Among other things around 60 bricks of some clone brand that I have never seen before. Mostly 4x2 and ...
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What are these magnetic LEGO-like bricks?

Can anyone identify these? The tin they are in is dated around 1967 so bricks might be of a similar age. They are magnetic. Any help greatly appreciated.
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identification: strange parts in a sprue

Found this in my random parts bag. No Lego logo's anywhere, also the shade of blue is slightly off the standard blue in the Lego colour palette. The bottoms do seem to fit quite snug on Lego studs... ...
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Is a huge box of old unsorted Lego and non-Lego pieces with no instructions or boxes of any value?

I have an old big bin of at least 20,000 Lego and Lego-like pieces. I never kept the boxes or the instructions when I was finished building sets and I have Lego pieces from at least 50 different sets, ...
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Identify bricks, similar to LEGO without bottom tubes

I have a box of bricks with some age, that I'm unable to identify. They have some numbers on the inside which don't help and no identifying markings. I thought they could be by Halsam, however that is ...
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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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White bricks slightly different, real, fake or old?

These white bricks are slightly different, one of them has the copyright lego on the bottom and the other only has the ID number and some other numbers on the bottom, and the way light enters the ...
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Any idea what set any of these are from? mostly minifigs and decorated bricks

Just bought a random mixed box on Facebay, trying to work out what sets might be there. These are the most distinctive pieces.
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Is there a Good Replacement M Motor?

I teach robotics with technic parts and M motors. The motors I have bought on Ebay burn out quickly and fit axles poorly (either too tight or too loose). It is difficult to teach when students' motors ...
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identifying mega bloks parts, including a lot of big fig parts

Morning all, I have got a massive box of mega bloks, but am really struggling to find what sets they are from. I have tried to find the more obscure bits so it can hopefully narrow things a bit. #1 #...
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Kazi train - struggles to run, maybe due to weight

I've ordered 2 Kazi trains on aliexpress. Seemed like a nice set with some tracks for my kids. As seen below it's a set where the power box is a separate part and it runs a motor that connects to the ...
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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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Searching for a part like 48989 but without the pins

I am searching for a part like LEGO 48989, but without the 4 pins. The manufacturer doesn't matter as long as the part is compatible with LEGO bricks. Also, a combination of parts is ok if it has the ...

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