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Questions tagged [piece-information]

Questions asking for information about a known LEGO element/brick. Include the [Identification] tag for questions about unknown elements.

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Metal Spring for LEGO MOC Simple Suspension

What is the most appropriate dimension (e.g. 20mm x 3.33mm, 5N/mm) of the metal spring for this LEGO MOC Simple Suspension so that it will not cause damage to the LEGO part surrounding it?
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Which LEGO vehicle set do I have here?

Can anyone help identify this kit? I received it in a bag with the number 5 on the outside and the year 2011. I'm really keen to build it but need some help identifying it so that I can get the ...
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What are LEGO rubber bands made of?

I have noticed that LEGO rubber bands (along with just about everything else LEGO) are fantastically durable. They last ages without getting crusty and dying like most commonly available rubber bands....
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How to find a set(s) contain most parts of my wanted parts list

I have a parts wanted list (in BrickLlink) and I want to buy a set contain most of my parts wanted list. Does there is a way to import a part list and find which set(s) contain most of them?
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Does this 2x4 brick exist?

I've been working on a little history project to make a shadowbox/display-type thing of all of the major evolutions of the 2x4 brick over the years. (I know this can get really in-depth, and I'm ...
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Which 3307 Arch 1 x 6 x 2 is correct for 10225 R2D2 Set? “Thick Top with Reinforced Underside” or “Thin Top without Reinforced Underside”

BrickLink shows that the 10225 R2 D2 set contains 3307 Arch 1 x 6 x 2 "Thick Top With Reinforced Underside", but I purchased that set and mine contains the newer "12939" variation which is described ...
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Mid-sized black plate options

I'm looking for a mid-sized (16x16, 20x20 ish) black plate for mounting on a wall. It can be a regular plate or baseplate since what I am mounting it on is not Lego and it doesn't need to fit into ...
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What is the name of this almost triangular shaped Technic beam?

Okay so, I've been on BrickOwl.com for the past day or two, trying to find the names of the peices for a LEGO GLaDOS that this guy made because he doesn't give the names, at around 12:50 he uses this ...
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What are the significance of 3 marks that appear on the back of base plates?

I am trying to find out the significance of 3 marks that appear on the back of base plates. There are 3 circles in a row. The first contains numbers 0-9 in increments of one with a small arrow ...
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What is the biggest base plate available?

I'm looking for as large a base plate as possible. Below is a 48x48 stud base, it's the largest I've seen. Are larger plates available? Either the thin type (as pictured) or the regular plate ...
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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 is this piece and what is its number?

Does anyone know what number piece this is?
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Cheapest set containing electric motor

Which LEGO set is the cheapest I can buy in a store with an electric motor in it?
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How can I stop the LEGO Cargo train 60052 wheels from skidding on track?

I have the Cargo train 60052, it's only around a year old and lately I've found on starting it (on both straight and curved track pieces) it isn't moving, the wheels seem to skid on the tracks and I ...
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How much tension can I expect to get out of a lego chain before it starts to give away?

Assuming I am using the technic chain links to make a chain, how much force can I expect to be able to get out of the chain before it breaks? Suppose I am using a 16t gear to directly drive a 24t ...
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Middle Size LEGO Bricks [duplicate]

Can you settle an argument? I can only find 2 sizes of bricks, Duplo and Classic. My friend swears there is a middle size of Bricks. Help us settle this or we may come to blows.
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Is there a functional difference between bricks w/ and w/o bottom tubes?

For instance: 3040a - Slope 45° 2 x 1 - without Bottom Tube and 3040b - Slope 45° 2 x 1 Are both of these always interchangeable? If not, what are the cases where you would absolutely need no ...
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Is this LEGO an authentic original?

I found this LEGO piece in a second-hand LEGO stock. I have never seen a brick like this, and I can't even find the LEGO write on it. Is this LEGO brick original, maybe vintage or some kind of ...
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What are the differences between the two available pizza elements?

In the "Buy pieces" section of the Lego website, I looked up the pizza element. It turns out there are actually two of them! Element 6102555 costs $0.41/piece and 81867 costs $0.37/piece, but they ...
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What parts are include with this light blue bike?

I need to find the part numbers of parts on this bike.
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Use for “Technic Coupling, Tight” and “Technic Coupling 3,5-6 Ncm”

Power Functions set 8293 contains these pieces http://brickset.com/sets/containing-part-6025005 http://brickset.com/sets/containing-part-6036892 and they make the set much more expensive than just ...
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Vintage heads still in production?

Are vintage Lego heads with the classic grin still in production? I am having trouble deciding whether the head-with-grin piece (element ID 9336, called "MINI HEAD NO.1") which is produced today (and ...
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At what voltage do the c1 and c2 lines run at when controlling a lego servo motor?

related: how to control a servo motor from a raspberry pi The raspberry Pi normally outputs 3.3 V signals from it's pins, however there are logic level converters for interfacing with higher-voltage ...
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How exactly does the pull-back motor (12787) work?

I've got the 42034 Quad for my birthday and it's been really fun to play with technic after so many years. I am very curious about one thing, though - how does the pull-back motor (12787) work and ...
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Which set includes a large white mask

I bought a sealed bag at Goodwill but It did not include any information on what set it is from. Pieces look like large white body plates, skeletal/Stormtrooper mask and tusks.
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Groove dimension of 4216 or 88393?

What is the dimension of the groove of LEGO part #4216 or #88393?
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What is the difference between these two Technic half bushings?

While randomly browsing some LEGO sites, I came across a weird (to me anyway) looking bushing. Its part 4265c. Below is one of the images describing it and the left one I recognize, but the right one ...
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Is there a modern equivalent for windscreen piece 6152?

For a creation I'm building, I am using a white windscreen piece (part ID 6152). Looks like this piece was last produced in the late 1990's. Is there a modern equivalent that preserves this general ...
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What is the purpose of this plate with door rail?

I'm looking at the this piece: Is this piece some kind of a track on which you can build stuff that slides? I see it in sets as a decorative piece from time to time. What does "door rail" even refer ...
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I just purchased a used LEGO Studios set and had some extra pieces that don't belong

Can anyone tell me what set they might be from? backside:
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Brick labels to be printed

I am new to the LEGO "business". But I am building up my inventory, getting close to 100.000 pieces now, and before shooting off, I want to have my "system" organized. That also includes print off ...
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Is my Lego Star Wars “Jabba's Sail Barge” set a one of a kind?

Back in 2006 or 2007 I bought a Lego Star Wars "Jabba's Sail Barge" set. When I opened it and took out the instructions, it had an additional piece of paper. It showed that the piece 4299023 had been ...
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Do you use the plastic buckets for purposes other than organizing your bricks?

We have several bucket sets like #5560. Now that our collection is growing, it's becoming harder to find what we need in the buckets even though we have them sorted by color. Plus they are in a ...
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How large is the face of a 2x2 45º brick?

I am attempting to make a decal for a roof tile, sort of like the computer face on certain bricks of the type. However, as there appears to be no template, how large is the face of a 2x2 45º brick?
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How to find out which set contains a higher plate percentage?

I want to gather various types/colors of plates to do some mini model MOCs. How can I find out which set has the best plate percentage or price per plate pieces? I know there are a lot of ways to ...
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Why doesn't lego make many 2x2x4 Pieces?

I'm just wondering if anybody here knows where I can get some 2x2x4 pieces ... It seems that Lego doesn't make many just standard bricks that are 4 high ... I've found a few singles here and there on ...
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What does “No Friction” mean in Parts “Gear with 8 Teeth Wide, Notched and No Friction”

http://www.brickowl.com/catalog/lego-gear-with-8-teeth-wide-notched-and-no-friction-11955 As title, what does "No Friction" mean in the part "Gear with 8 Teeth Wide, Notched and No Friction" ?
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Where are the electric pieces for 42029?

I was building LEGO 42029 Customized Pickup Truck, when I got to a page where I needed electrical parts, such as the battery box and the wires. I checked and these pieces were NOT included. Should ...
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Is there a guide that has the number and kinds of pieces per set? [duplicate]

Is there a guide that has the number and kinds of pieces per set - for example 8 pieces of this and 14 pieces of that? I am trying to sort out a large container of multiple sets. I have thousands of ...
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Quick way to inventory parts

I have a rather large collection of LEGO elements that are not sorted in any way, and I'd like to keep track of them. There are a few other posts about ways to keep track of elements, and I've looked ...
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Some LEGO elements not attaching as usual

I am building a tank made of purely normal LEGO elements, which means no gears or axles or that type of stuff. I am trying to attach a 6x6 LEGO plate onto the base for support, but it is not working....
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How can a brick/color combination exist but not be part of a set?

In a recent question the 2x4 transparent brick in neon green came up as a rare part (see Where to find this green transparent brick?). It doesn't seem to be listed as part of a set (at least not on ...
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What was the slot for in the 1950's slotted bricks?

Bricklink has a list of ancient bricks from the 50s that have slots in them. What was the purpose of the slot? Its positioning on various pieces suggests that there was something specific you were ...
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Is there a 2x12 size Lego Brick?

I am designing a rather large Lego structure and I could swear that I have used 2x12 bricks (not plates) in purchased sets. I know there is a 2x12 plate in existence but don't see any bricks online ...
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Dimensions for EV3pieces

I need to know the dimensions of the EV3 pieces for a school project (in mm). Does anyone know?
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What are these bricks with filled interior and holes/tubes going through?

I recently bought at haul and found a bunch of these regular sized bricks. Can anyone identify the for me? They are 2x4 bricks, but with holes in the side of the bricks: From: http://imgur.com/a/...
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Substitutions for vintage hinges

I've recently gotten back into LEGO and I'm trying to restore old space sets (late 80's era) by buying parts on Bricklink. I've noticed that some of the hinge pieces are extremely expensive (e.g. ...
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Why are some of the supports on bottom of a lego piece hollow, and other are solid?

I've added an image of me holding two 1x3 bricks, one has solid supports (not sure the technical name...) and the other has hollow supports. Does anyone know the reason why they are different? Other ...
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How much does the NXT brick weigh?

I am working on a project that involves LEGO Mindstorms bricks but for some tasks I want to know the weight of the NXT brick, so I would be pleased if anyone can help me.
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Dimensions of Mindstorms NXT pieces

I don't have access to my NXT boxes at the moment (they're stuck behind a wardrobe that won't get moved for a week or so) and I'm working on this project where I need to know the dimensions of the NXT,...