Questions tagged [clone-brands]

Companies who make bricks that are compatible with LEGO bricks.

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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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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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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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What set are these minifigs from? What are their names?

Can anyone tell me what minifigs these are?
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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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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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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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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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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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What kind of Lego-compatible figures are these?

Can anyone tell me about these Lego-compatible figures? They clearly aren't Lego brand, they don't look like Mega Blok figures or Tyco figures that I have seen (not that they couldn't be one of those ...
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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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Question about a Lego Compatible brand with "B L" logo

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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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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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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Can anyone identify this octagonal dish 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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Is this antenna a LEGO piece?

I came across this piece while sorting: It appears to be similar to 2569, but it's clearly a different part. 2569 doesn't have the ridges and has a spherical tip rather than the cylindrical one on ...
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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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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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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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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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