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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What is this light grey LEGO plate with six sides (hexagon)?

I've been unable to find this specific piece's name, just for the reason that it is a very unorthodox piece.
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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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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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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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What piece is this ARC-170 Starfighter cockpit?

I got these with the ARC-170 LEGO Starfighter (archived): I'd like to get more if possible. They are a part of the cockpit.
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What is the name/part number of this 1x1 LEGO brick, used to make “cat eyes”?

Could anyone please tell me the name/part number of the LEGO component used for the cat's eyes?
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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 LEGO set are these decorated tiles from?

I have a box of LEGO from when my husband was younger and I have been going through and putting them in their sets for my son. I have now run out of the instruction books and still have some sets left....
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Are all of these police minifigs from LEGO?

While I'm glad LEGO is taking a principled stand on recent events, I've seen this set of police minifigs circulating on social media portraying the evolution of LEGO Police through time: I don't have ...
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What are the arched things above a wheel called?

I have a bunch of second hand bricks and some are "wheel wells" for the lack of better words. I would like to find out how I use them for example at bricklink, but then I need to find the name for ...
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What is this piece slightly longer than a 2x2 plate with grooves and a hole?

Once again, I need the collective wisdom of this group to identify a mystery LEGO element! I did a search for "2x2"and went through scores of Bricklink pages, but I couldn't find this particular ...
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What is the name of the Lego product that snaps together with knobs?

I remember owning a very strange Lego set, but have forgotten the name. The pieces were similar to Technic parts, but different. They were green rounded frames and connected using purple squares with ...
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What is this? Is it LEGO?

I've been sifting through a few gifted bins of LEGO with a small percentage of trash and clone-brands stuff. I've had pretty good luck with finding new and strange LEGO pieces on bricklink, but this ...
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What's the thing between the pant legs?

What is the piece that holds the pant legs together called? Is there an "official1" name? Or is there just a commonly agreed on term? 1Official meaning something mentioned, even in passing, by Lego ...
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How to tell the different ages of pieces

I know that LEGO bricks have changed over the years, with regards to moulding pip locations, element i.d. numbers printed inside etc, but I was wondering if anyone knows when these changes happened? ...
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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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Is this element some kind of Technic connector?

I am thoroughly confused about an element I have come across: I have never seen a piece quite like this. It's unlike any Technic connector I've seen, so I doubt if that is what it's for. The two ...
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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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Is this a real Technic cloak?

I found a cloak piece in some used LEGO I bought from a former LEGO employee. The cloak does not say LEGO on it, but it fits perfectly onto Technic figures with a satisfying pop and matches the ...
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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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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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Can you identify this bevelled grey 2x1 piece?

I found this incredible MOC of the Ghost In The Shell robot and found a piece I have never seen before. Is it a LEGO piece and, if so, can you help me identify it? Link to the image source: https://...
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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 ...
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What are the thick red cylinders in 80104?

What are the thick red cylinders with handles (not the drumsticks) that two minifigs are holding in set 80104 supposed to represent?
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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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Stained glass windows on The Throneroom of Cedrica

Can anyone explain how to make the stained glass windows in builds like The Throneroom of Cedrica?
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What's the part number of this LEGO element?

Can anybody help me identify this part?
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Part identification: 40 tooth gear from The LEGO Movie

While watching clip of the LEGO Movie, I found a strange part: Slightly earlier in the video, its part number is shown as 3649. But it doesn't match the 40t gear I know nor the pictures on bricklink....
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What set is this piece used for

i have a Lego from the 80s. I can see there are space pieces in grey and blue. I am wondering if this piece is for a space set and if so which one. Any help much appreciated!!
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What element is this a piece of, and how can I repair it?

Yesterday, as I was putting away some Lego, I saw the following obviously broken piece. I couldn't figure out what element this was a piece of, so I was all ready to ask it here, when I came across ...
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Can you identify these (possibly) LEGO horses?

We got these old LEGO-compatible horses from the LEGO collection that used to belong to my wife's brothers (which means they are probably 20-30 years old). I'm wondering if they are genuine LEGO ...
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Glasses in the pour technique

I'd like to replicate this build The glasses that hold the claw/liquid appear to have a slightly wider mouth then the ones I have. Do I need a particular 1x1 round to do this?
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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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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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In what set is this brick used?

In which set is this LEGO brick used? There is no number in it and it's original LEGO. The only number on it is "A 1".
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Help Me Identify This Brick / Bracket

I'm trying to recreate the building in the picture (Berghain by Matteo Plateroti), but I'm having trouble finding what bricks, tiles, or brackets were used at the bottom layer with white stripes. I ...
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Are those bowls genuine LEGO pieces?

I've been sieving through my video collection and came across a video from 2011. It's part of a series of Ninjago videos giving you tips on fun things you could do with the Spinners. At the end of the ...
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Identifying Parts Used For The Escape Hatch of Sariel's Tiger XL Model

I am working on a similar model of Sariel's Tiger XL in prep for my own designs of a few other German WW2 tanks, and need some help identifying a part or two. Does anyone know what are the two parts ...
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What is this light and sound LEGO brick?

I have some sort of light and sound LEGO brick I obtained in an assortment of various brand's bricks. The piece has three black buttons which flash red lights and play different sounds when there are ...
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What are these pieces for?

I got these pieces from set 76119 "Batmobile Pursuit of Joker", but the instructions don't specify what the pieces are for. What is their purpose?
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Trying to identify old 2x4 plate

Another odd-ball in my endless sorting and cleaning: a basic 2x4 black plate, but with two raised hollow tubes, larger than a stud. No part number. Here's a picture of it:
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What part is this grey keyhole shape and what set(s) is it from?

I've recently found this grey keyhole-shaped piece - there are a fair number of them that stack together to form a circular staircase. There is what looks like a part number on the bottom but it is ...
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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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Identify this license plate holder piece

Please tell me the name of this piece. I've been looking for it for hours on LDD and have tried searching for it with many names. I know that you use it for cars and it's a very common piece too. ...
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Piece Identification, 3x6 white horizontal cylinder

I have these 4 white pieces from a large lot of pieces I purchased. Any idea what set they may be from? Most of the other sets have been Batman, Superman or super heros.
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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 someone please identify this 2x2 round dome part with 1 stud for us?

We're trying to identify the middle part in this picture. We would appreciate any help we can get.
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Can anyone identify the brand of this non-LEGO brick with grooved sides and a lion logo?

Hi folks I was hoping someone out there may recognise the brand of this block I found in the garden. I have been searching but the closest I can find are Locblocks - however this appears to have a ...
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What is this yellow hinge piece named?

Recently, I've been flipping through a scan of the March 1995 edition of the LEGO Mania Magazine. Something in the corner of page 11 caught my eye: This is the 5th step of the "Flip & Build" ...
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Identification help for green bases

Recently received a batch of LEGO and it contains numerous green bases and attachments for them. I’ve never seen anything similar before. Does anyone know what they are?

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