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Companies who make bricks that are compatible with LEGO bricks.

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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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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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Which block manufacturer made this type of person in the 80s

I always thought this was LEGO, and played with it in my LEGOs my whole life (got this in the 80s) but found out recently that it is not LEGO. What brand is it? Who made it? He can hold lego tools, ...
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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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Where is this knock-off LEGO brick from?

These are some of the non-LEGO pieces I had in my LEGO collection when I was a child, and I was told they were old LEGO, but any site on the history of LEGO completely failed to show anything like ...
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Are these LEGO Star Wars bricks genuine or fake?

I bought some LEGO pieces from eBay, and I'm not sure if they are genuine LEGO. I compared them with my LEGO, and every piece of my LEGO has the logo ©LEGO on it. However, only some of the ones 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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Can anyone identify this piece for me?

It seems like this piece would be named "Octagonal Dish 2 x 2" but I can't seem to find it on any of the usual sites. Is this named something else or is it not a real LEGO element?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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LEGO clone identification with letter B on studs

What LEGO clone is this? It looks like LEGO, but I can't seem to find anything more. Could you please help identifying this?
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Are BanBao bricks compatible with Lego?

Does anyone has experience with BanBao bricks? BanBao World Are they compatible with Lego bricks? They have basic sets and plates which are at a good price.
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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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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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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 wandering if there are sets in any block size or brand that have more pieces than that?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Identify this baseplate

I recently purchased a large lot of LEGO parts. Most everything I'm familiar with, but there are a few pieces that I'd love to get some insight on if anyone here can help.
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Are these parts really LEGO?

Hello, can anyone tell me if these yellow and red items are real LEGO parts? I have a sneaky feeling that they have made it into the LEGO pile via somebody 'selling LEGO bulk' but I don't want to ...
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Are Bandai “Figmes” compatible with LEGO?

According to gizmodo Bandai is releasing a new line of "Figmes" that look astounding similar to our beloved minifigs. Here is the set: And here is one close up: Close up the hands look even better, ...
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Is this skateboard piece LEGO?

I bought some second-hand Lego and it's a total mish-mash of parts. There was a small quantity of Mega-Bloks in it, but those parts always seem easy to identify. However, I'm stumped about this piece ...
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What set are these minifigs from? What are their names?

Can anyone tell me what minifigs these are?
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Did LEGO ever make bricks without the LEGO logo?

While sorting my LEGO collection I found bricks with two different fonts and many without a font at all. I also found Tyco and Mega Bloks bricks. So did LEGO ever make blank bricks?
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Where did these small tan bricks come from?

I was going through an old box of LEGO bricks from the 70's and 80's and I found a number of small bricks that appear to be about 2/3 size. They have the LEGO logo, and appear to be the official tan ...
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Which type of LEGO bricks would be compatible with the Mega Bloks Blind Bag Figures?

My husband collects the Marvel figures which come in the Mega Bloks blind bags. His birthday is coming up and I'd like to build him a display for his Marvel figures. I'd strongly prefer to use LEGO in ...
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How can I tell if minifigures are custom-made or LEGO Originals?

I see that on Amazon you can find a lot of minifigures but I can't tell if they are cheap knock-offs or not.
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Does the LEGO company actively follow or copy clone bricks?

What does The LEGO group do to follow clone brands? Do they buy at least one of every set produced by The Other Guys? I'm more interested about what the LEGO company does to keep up with what ...
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What is the quickest way to weed out compatible bricks from loose LEGO?

When I buy LEGO in bulk, I often find that there are at least a few clone brand bricks mixed in with them. What is the quickest way to weed out these non-LEGO parts?
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Question about a Lego Compatible brand

My son has a small orange and grey space ship building set. It has two astronauts with it. The logo on the bricks shows the letters "B L" on them. We're trying to find instructions online so that he ...

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