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Questions relating to the LEGO Group specifically, rather than about bricks, building techniques, etc.

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Which bricks are still protected by copyright / trademark / patent law?

In 2010, The European court of justice (ECJ) in Luxembourg validated a lower-court ruling, in favor of Canada's Mega Brands, that Lego's bricks can't be legally protected by trademark law because ...
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Is there any legal LEGO compatible bricks?

I have found out that there are many so called LEGO compatible bricks. But are those bricks legal in the sense that they are not copy cat of original LEGO. If there are such bricks - what are they ?
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Is it illegal to use an illustration of me as a LEGO minifigure on my website?

I created an education web platform with different activities so I have have made my LEGO illustration representing me in the different contexts of my site: classroom, consulting workshop room, ...
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Who can use "LEGO Official Store" for an online LEGO store?

Recently I visited a LEGO shop on an e-commerce platform, mainly for local market in Vietnam, what caught my eyes was the shop name: "LEGO Official Store". Although there was no information ...
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MOCs: A question about using LEGO trademark

I recently made a MOC using LEGO bricks that I would like to sell. I know that, since this is my own construction I have the rights to do that, but my question is about the LEGO trademark. I want to ...
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Were these real giant LEGO pieces on the 2020 Late Holiday catalog cover?

In a recent cover of the US LEGO Catalog we see kids playing with oversized LEGO pieces: The toolbox (98368) and wrench (4006) are very recognizable. The tiara is distinctly part 33322. The banana is ...
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Any list/database of sets and components online? [duplicate]

I'm searching for a list/site that show every public sets/and or individual components, with possibly their image representation attached. I'm aware i could directly look on the main website, but i ...
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Does TLG own BrickLink?

At the bottom of Bricklink.com appears the following statement: LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorize, or endorse this site. However, according to ...
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Lego filling boxes with random lego to meet law requirements

In some countries, there is a law that toy boxes need to filled with at least a fixed percentage of the total volume of the box. I know Lego addresses this by adding random Lego. At least, I've been ...
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What was the first Lego tie-in film or television production?

Nowadays, it's pretty common for TV shows and films to be released by film studios in agreement with The LEGO Group and tying in to current LEGO set themes - famous examples include the recent films (...
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North American market Lego boxes sold in Europe (by Lego itself). Is that normal?

Thanks to this old question I know that North American market Lego boxes have the piece-count printed on the box, as that is a requirement in USA and Canada. European market boxes don't have that. ...
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Who are the Lego Certified Professionals?

So, I was just watching Lego Masters, and it's mentioned that the show's judge, Ryan "Brickman" McNaught, is one of fourteen Lego Certified Professionals in the world. I was wondering who those ...
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Why do older bricks have greater clutch power?

I have some pre-2000 (rough date to split the collection to old/new) System and Technic sets that are from different sources: some are from my childhood, while others have been acquired in "used&...
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What is the total number of sets that LEGO has released?

I am wondering how many LEGO sets that LEGO has released in total in their 85+ years of business. To clarify I am only looking for sets that use plastic blocks like the ones we have today, not the ...
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Which is more environment-friendly: LEGO bricks or Mega Bloks?

Which is more environment-friendly LEGO bricks or Mega Bloks?
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How many LEGO bricks exist in total?

How many LEGO bricks have been produced in total? I'm asking only about real LEGO, not other brand's "blocks." This article from Gizmodo puts the number at 400 Billion, but that was written in 2008. ...
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Is there a way to plan and organize your LEGO project like a GitHub hosted software?

I have the idea to host, plan and maintain a LEGO project (building a MOC in several steps with different functionalities) like a software in GitHub. The project should have forks, pull requests and ...
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How do you make your own LEGO instructions? [duplicate]

As per the title, how can I make my own LEGO instructions?
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What is Rebuild The World?

I've been seeing a lot about this new thing called "Rebuild The World". I tried figuring out what it was, but I couldn't. What is it?
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Difference of Lego products

I came across the Lego Ideas and the original one, and it doesn't seem to have any difference. It's just a normal house, but on a book? Can somebody help me tell the difference, as my son wants to ...
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LEGO Plastic Bags #

Please help to identify the LEGO Plastic Bags # (2,4-319g7,5-419g7,7-219g7) I used QR code reader and it gives me a digits of 6172090. Unfortunately I could not find any information. I bought this ...
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LEGO Event in Fountain Hills Arizona

I'm trying to find documentation for a special event that Lego did in Fountain Hills Arizona. I believe it was in the time of LEGO Power Miners and the castle series. They had a tent set up and had 4 ...
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Difference between The Lego Group and LEGO Systems A/S

I am not sure what LEGO is called currently. Is it still The LEGO Group or is it LEGO Systems A/S or is it both? What is the difference between them?
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Why do Star Wars sets include the Disney logo/brand name while Marvel Super Heroes sets do not?

I have noticed that LEGO sets from the past few years of their Star Wars theme include a prominent, or at least noticeable, Disney logo, typically in one of the corners. For example, see this Imperial ...
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How does one become a LEGO® Certified Professional?

The LEGO Group's official website has a page speaking about the "LEGO® Certified Professional" designation that a person can earn. It states: LEGO® Certified Professionals is a community-...
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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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How to distinguish official LEGO mini movies from non-official movies?

My sons (7 and 4.5 years old) love watching LEGO city mini movies on YouTube. They love watching all kinds of LEGO city mini movies, such as: Arctic Explorers The Escape From Prison Island ...
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Lego identification help! Red torso, lightsaber handle, and grey pieces?

What does this build? Can anyone help me with the instructions link?
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Are there any army-related LEGO toys?

I don't recall ever seen a LEGO tank, a LEGO minifigure figure or any army-related LEGO sets. I know that there are LEGO toys that imply some level of action/fighting, from police sets, knights, ...
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Lego Batman Figures In Picture Unknown? Please Help

I missed this purchase by seconds; I was devastated and so was my son; probably me more so. Secretly I am a massive fan. There are some unusual Batman figures that I haven't seen before. I was ...
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Is using the term "Legos" always wrong?

LEGO tries very hard to protect its brand name. There is a company policy to use the expression "Lego bricks" rather than "Legos." I am fortunate to live close to a Legoland and a LEGO retail store. ...
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Why is LEGO usually uppercase?

Everyone I see on here and mostly everywhere else (including LEGO boxes) LEGO is written as LEGO. I always thought it should be written like Lego until I came here. Why is it always written in ...
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What sort of college education is best to become a LEGO designer?

I'm a big fan of LEGO and I would love to know about what kind of college I should apply to so I can get a degree to work with TLG. Also, I was wondering if I wanted to be a LEGO Set creator, would I ...
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Hello, LEGO. I have one question [duplicate]

LEGO group, thanks, to read this My question: How get work in LEGO? What i have to do now, to get work in future? I'm 13 years old. My MOC(i have too many good works, but i can send only one ...
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Where did Octan come from? Why was it chosen?

I have many sets that include the Octan logo: Over time Octan has been the name of LEGO Cities, Oil Companies, and Big Businesses. It was chosen as a successor to Esso and Shell. It became big during ...
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The LEGO Logo Font

I am looking for a font that matches as close as can be to the LEGO logo font in the picture bellow: It does not need to be outlined in yellow or in black, I can do that with my software. Also, it ...
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Is there a website that has close-up pictures of minifigs?

I am looking for pictures of minifigs to use for my profile pictures. Searching Google turned up lots of results but most have a bunch of minifigs in them which requires extensive Photoshopping. I am ...
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Ambulance LEGO Sets

I am looking for an ambulance LEGO set as I have police and fire. Doing some research it looks like LEGO currently provides no ambulance vans/trucks and have only had a few in the past. Are there ...
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How do I find information about discontinued LEGO sets?

I have some older LEGO sets that have been discontinued for a while. I am trying to find information like # of pieces and some other info. Looking them up on the LEGO website didn't work. Is there ...
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Turnover share attributable to AFOLs [closed]

Traditionally LEGO has been known as a kid's toy, but there is a growing community of AFOLs (Adult Fans Of LEGO). How big share of LEGO's turnover is attributable to AFOLs?
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Overview of online LEGO discussion forums?

To help give an outsider an overview of the online LEGO community: What are the main online discussion forums in the LEGO world? Who hangs out where? What are the popular special interest forums? ...
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What would total cost of the LEGO® Star Wars collection be in MSRP to date? [Dec 2015]

According to this article from 2014, the cost to buy the entire LEGO® Star Wars collection since 1999 would have been just under $15,000 USD ($14,762). I assume the price mentioned in this article is ...
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How long does it take the build the Ewok village

How long does it take to build the Ewok village
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When did the LEGO company begin?

When did the awesome LEGO company begin? Who created it? What was their purpose/goal? I think it would be neat to learn about this.
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Questions about the company [closed]

I would like someone to answer a lot of questions for a school project that i'm doing, if you can get someone to answer all these questions that'd be great. What work ethic, qualities and attributes ...
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Selling custom LEGO image mosaics using original LEGO bricks without breaking LEGO's Fair-Use Policy

We have designed software and an accompanying site to convert images into 48x48 (or larger) LEGO mosaics; we use the current LEGO color palette, use image dithering to improve color availability, ...
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How much do you think these Lego pieces are worth?

I've got some very old LEGO brick from the 50s, and am wondering how much they are worth. I'd like an estimate because I know that they are now collectors items that might be worth something. Here are ...
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EV3 Error and VM Program Instruction Break

I'm making a program which is very complex and large but it does not contain any Arrays in it. Weird thing is, last night it worked fine but today when I downloaded the exactly same thing into the EV3 ...
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A custom LEGO velociraptor

I would like to make a custom paint job on a LEGO velociraptor (to look more like the one in the LEGO Jurassic World game), but I don't want to paint it myself because I can't paint for the life of me ...
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Official LEGO charity programs

Many consumer-oriented corporations have official charity programs where products or money are donated to deserving causes. I was wondering if The LEGO Group has any such programs --- and if so, where ...
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