Questions tagged [part-identification]

The part-identification tag is used for questions regarding what kit a particular block is from, or what its purpose is.

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How do I identify a Lego part?

Over the vast years of collecting bricks of various sizes and sets, I find that during my free builds I run low on a specific type of brick. How can I go about identifying what the brick is named and ...
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Part Identification - bricks with posts

I have two unusual lego pieces that came from a collection of used legos that mostly seem to date from the 1970's that I am unable to identify using LDraw's ldfind app. What are these parts, and if ...
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How are LEGO bricks categorized?

What are the names and categories of LEGO bricks? Is there a consistent naming scheme? Does Lego have an official name or identification for different pieces?
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Are there LEGO plates without the word “LEGO” on the studs?

I came across this image of the "LEGO Stack Overflow Hat" which is a hat made out of LEGO. The individual who made the hat asserted, "it's 100% LEGO," but if you look closely at the hat, you'll see ...
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What are these Technic “Zapfen” (“stoppers”) called in English?

What are these pieces called in English? Google translator doesn't help in this case...
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Information on this large beige motor w/battery box?

I have a LEGO Technic motor with a built in battery box for x3 "AA" batteries (thus 4.5 volts). Could you help me identify it? What set does it belong to and how old is it? Colours are beige and green/...
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Can anyone identify this strangely shaped piece (1970s?)

I bought a tin of old Lego second hand - most of the pieces date from the 70s and very early 80s. These definitely say Lego on them. They may be damaged. I cannot find them on other brick identifier ...
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What is this upside down roof peak or boat hull?

Here's another mystery piece from my collection. I'm not 100% sure it's genuine LEGO, but I would love to know whether it is, and if so, what part. It attaches to the bottom of a 2x8 brick securely. ...
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What is this Lego piece - Yellow with handles and an octagonal section?

It clearly says Lego on it, but I have no idea what it is. The only number inside is 4-01.
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What is this black brick with red tubes inside?

In an old plastic bag with heterogeneous Lego bricks, I found three or four like this. I can't recognise them: does anybody know what they are? In which set(s) were they used? What for? A few more ...
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What set does this assembly with plastic foils come from?

I have this partial build, what set could it be from?
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Brick or set ID for part?

Going through 130 lbs. of 5 decades worth of parts and can't ID this one part. Anyone know what it is or where it's from? It appears to be old light gray but may just be really dirty light bley. It ...
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2x2 plate with round section and rubber bristles?

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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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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What piece has one prong on one end and four on the other?

Yesterday I wanted to answer a question with this part in mind, but I couldn't find it in any of the databases I looked in. After finding this part in my collection, I tried to look for its part ...
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Minifig rotatable legs on a stick - what is this?

What kind of piece is this? Emboss says "(c)2003 The LEGO Group" and there is a 4303 number below. I browsed Peeron a little but didn't find anything similar. There are two red handles, one rotates ...
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What is piece 4211642 from 10179 - UCE Millenium Falcon?

I'm working on making sure I have all necessary pieces for 10179: Ultimate Collector's Edition Millenium Falcon (a painstaking process, to say the least). I received the set not entirely complete, ...
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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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Identification for Hinge-like Piece

I'm trying to follow building instructions on Brickshelf, but I'm having some trouble finding the piece on the right in this photo: . Anyone know what it is?
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Giant LEGOs--that aren't QUATROs?

We got a big tub of secondhand LEGO bricks, and included was a random pile of what appear to be giant LEGO bricks. They are a bit bigger than DUPLO bricks but smaller than QUATRO bricks and have an ...
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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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Which parts do not have the LEGO logo stamped on them?

As noted in this question, there are very few parts that do not have the LEGO logo included during manufacture. But which parts are those? Is there any semi-exhaustive list? Does bricklink note this ...
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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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Are both of these fences made by Lego?

I have a group of 1 x 4 x 2 fences (Lego part 3633) in black, light bluish gray, and yellow. However only a few of them say "Lego" on the bottom. These have hollow bottom pins (see picture below, ...
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Need help identifying helmet

I cannot identify this minifigure helmet I have. It looks like some sort of a biker helmet. This piece came in a bulk of parts, which are LEGO, however not entirely sure this is legit LEGO piece. It ...
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Red 2x3 plate with triangle post part number?

2x3 plate with a triangular post. Found 2 in a bin with a1 and a2 on the bottom
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Modified 3x2 Plate with Rubber Bristle Bottom and snap-on cover? [duplicate]

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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Which set are these Mega Bloks pieces from?

Please help me identify which Mega Bloks set or sets these bricks are from. Any help is appreciated.
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Is this from a Lego set?

Can anyone tell me which set this partial build is from? Any help to identify it is greatly appreciated! 😃