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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What is this piece and what is its number?

Does anyone know what number piece this is?
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Motorized speedboat from Technic Catamaran alternate model?

The alternate model for the 42105 Technic Catamaran set looks a lot like a remote-controlled speedboat. This set doesn't actually come with any motors, or even propellers, so obviously this model isn'...
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How do the various LEGO springs compare?

Recently I received set 42107 Ducati Panigale V4 R. I noticed that this set includes a new spring - part 65151c01 Technic, Shock Absorber 11L with Internal Spring, Dark Bluish Gray Shaft, and Light ...
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What different types of LEGO train tracks exist?

I would like to purchase some used LEGO train tracks off of ebay. I am not, however, very familiar with the different choices of track systems are out there that I might come across. So I would like ...
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Is it possible to build a working 100% LEGO glider with the Technic Catamaran sails?

In the past I've tried to make working LEGO gliders but since all the LEGO sails were either too small or the wrong shape the only thing that ever kinda worked was using paper over Technic beams (in ...
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How does the LEGO Super Mario figure know which power up is attached?

The LEGO Super Mario theme includes an intelligent brick that interacts with various other elements present in the sets: There are several Power-up sets available that provide Mario with additional ...
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Ice Cream buckets

I'm trying to plan an ice cream shop. For the ice cream itself, I'm considering using the 1 x 1 buckets. Does a 1 x 1 round tile snap into one of those? If not, can someone recommend a way to do ...
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What is the purpose of the 8 tooth timing gear?

I recently ran across the 32060 Technic Gear Timing Wheel 8 Tooth element when sorting a mixed bag of parts. This element doesn't appear in many sets as a functional element. Here's one example from ...
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What material is the LEGO laptop made of?

What material is the LEGO laptop piece made of? It does not feel like their normal rubber and it certainty doesn't feel like ABS.
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Trying to ID a piece, picture included. 1x4 pillar

Looking for the name of the highlighted piece. Any help is very appreciated!
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Can anyone identify these parts?

They're round and like a platform. On the bottom are three steel balls. When you place down or tap, the red LED lights blink. One has a skull and fire on its sides.
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Is this a LEGO part? It looks very similar to a technic axle connector 2x3 with ball socket

I recently bought a bag of random LEGO pieces which contained some non-LEGO pieces. This piece looks a lot like a Technic axle connector 2x3 with ball socket (32174 / 60176 / 93571 / 89652) but not ...
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What are the dimensions of a LEGO brick?

What are the real world dimensions of bricks? (starting with 1x1 brick) Plates? Studs? Does LEGO think of this in metric or imperial units or something else?
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Anyone know the name of this Star Wars brick

Can someone help me find the name of this Star Wars piece and what set it came in?
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What LEGO pieces have “real-world” functionality?

I have noticed that there are a few LEGO pieces that also function in the "real-world." For example, the 10830c01 Magnifying Glass can actually magnify. Another example is the 70001pb01 Compass, ...
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Where is this piece from?

Does anyone know where is this tree from? I found it in my childhood (90s) box full of LEGO, but I'm pretty sure it is not actually LEGO.
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Help identifying a few small bar and clip pieces

There are a handful of parts I cannot identify and I would be super happy if anyone could help!
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Help identifying black slope piece with printed knobs, dials, and gauges

Can anyone please help with identifying the Design ID as well as the Element ID for this piece. It is a legitimate LEGO piece as can be seen by the name on the studs. However there is no information ...
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What is this 2x2 headless driver body part?

I found this Black 2x2 Piece which looks like a drivers torso, but I have no idea where it comes from. Only found this piece, Part# 30599, that looks kind of similar, but mine has no head... Any ...
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Monorail Switch Internals

I'm trying to figure out how monorail left and right switches work internally. Tearing one apart risks permanently damaging it so I was hoping to find schematics or images of someone else's teardown. ...
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Help identifying/finding the part number of this piece? (maybe some kind of jackhammer?)

I found this piece in a box of random Lego although I think it originally came from a set. It does have Lego written on the side but there is no part number. I thought it might be a jackhammer but I ...
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Help identifying Lego bricks from a picture for a Geocache

I'd like to recreate a Lego design I've seen for an ammo can Geocache - its a box that opens with a hinged lid. I've found the parts for the handles (CLAMP 1X2) and hinge pieces (PLATE 1X2 W/SHAFT Ø3) ...
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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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Help identifying this 1x1 2/3 brick (no studs)

I have been trying to identify this 1x1 2/3 (?) brick (looked in Studio, Bricklink parts list, sets, ...) and cannot, for the life of me, identify it. I have been able to find a picture of it and know ...
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Complete set of 2004 Knights Kingdom card images?

Back in 2004 LEGO released a Knights Kingdom line of sets with trading cards for a trading card game. Those trading cards had some pictures and story information on them. I was able to find pictures ...
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What's the smallest LEGO component, based on its largest dimension?

There's already a question asking what the smallest component is. However, according to its answer, the smallest piece would be the screwdriver. It is pretty small, but its length is over 2 studs, ...
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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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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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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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How many unique Lego elements are there? [duplicate]

I’m looking for the number of “kinds” of pieces, not the aggregate number of all pieces produced. A breakout of Duplo, Technic and other “specialties” would be helpful as well.
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Where did “Cheese Slope” get its name?

Why is this piece called a "cheese slope"? "Slope" I get; but "cheese"?
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2x2x2 cube with smooth plate on bottom?

I have a follow-up to my previous question about building a 6x6x6 smooth-sided cube. Do these three pieces create a 2x2x2 cube, smooth on top and bottom, and all four sides, with the height exactly ...
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Suitable arched bricks for building a bridge

I'm working on a LEGO project with my son and we want to include a bridge. However, I cannot find individual arch pieces that would work for a bridge.
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Why was 4265 redesigned?

According to Bricklink, there are three versions of the part 4265: 4265a with teeth and tight-fit axle hole 4265b with teeth and loose axle hole 4265c without teeth and loose axle hole Looking at ...
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Lego Duplo Train Track Switcher washable? / Best way to clean them?

I've found some pretty old Lego Duplo train track parts, that I'm looking to sell on Ebay. As these are pretty old and caked with dust, I wanted to used my usual method I usually use to clean all ...
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What set do these pieces belong to?

Black pieces rotate, if it helps? Thanks
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Why do some sets contain parts of an unrelated colour that are hidden on the final model?

With recent and current sets, I noticed that some contain parts of a totally different colour than the rest of the set. An example is 8200-1: Radiator Springs Lightning McQueen, which contains a blue ...
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Does anybody know the part number of this tile?

Does anybody know the part number of this tile? The size is 2x14. It has an unusual height. It's higher than 1 plate, lower than 2, so it's an exact 1/2 of a brick. See the given picture for the ...
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Personal part collection on the web (Bricklink or alternative)

I started using Brinklink a few months ago and although I like it, the interface is quite terrible. I'm looking for a specific feature but don't know if it's unsupported or just I cannot find it. ...
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How is the neck of the green velociraptor 10757 connected?

I found a green velociraptor in a box on the curb, presumably from the "rescue truck" 10757 box. The head is detached from the body and there is no obvious way to attach it. I found a light sabre ...
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Actuator availability?

Is it true that there is no way to purchase any sort of Technic/PF/PU linear actuator directly from Lego at this time? The current giant Liebherr excavator seems to include #40918, a part which was ...
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Transparent Technic elements

I know these Technic liftarms come in clear transparent: https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?P=32278#T=S&C=12 https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?P=32009#T=S&...
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What went in the orange cylinders from Mars Mission?

While sifting a bin of LEGO's that I received as a gift I found this strange orange cylinder: I was able to determine that it was part 58947pb01, the "Cylinder 9 x 4 x 2 Tapered with Flat Bottom, Pin ...
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What is the rarest LEGO production element (colour/shape combination)?

What is the rarest LEGO element according to the following criteria: Genuine LEGO elements, not those available through third party vendors or otherwise modified elements. (So nothing from Brickarms....
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How much does a LEGO brick weigh?

I am trying to do a science project and I need the exact weight of one of the LEGO pieces. I am using it as a counter balance on my scale. What is the weight of a 1x4 LEGO brick?
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What kind of LEGO are these?

Can somebody tell me what are these round heads and these strange cars? I bought these from a bazaar. The heads are round. There weren't any bodies, just heads. The cars are strange. Looks like from ...
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Colors common to multiple parts?

New AFOL here, learning the ropes of BrickLink searches. Can't see how to do this, yet: For which specific colors are all of the following parts available? 2 x 2 Brick (Part# 3003). 1 x 2 Plate ...
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What is the meaning of the available color lists in Bricklink searches?

Recent AFOL; figuring out Bricklink. I'm trying to understand the color lists that are retrieved by searches in Bricklink. Using Bricklink, I searched for part 3068a (2x2 tile without Groove), and ...
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Differences in varieties of 2x2 tile ( 3068 3068a 3068b )?

New AFOL here. I am interested in the differences between the three flavors of 2x2 tile: 3068 Tile 2 x 2 (Undetermined Version) 3068a Tile 2 x 2 without Groove 3068b Tile 2 x 2 with Groove Could ...
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What do these numbers on the top of these mini linear actuators denote?

I'm building 42082 and there are 4 of these but 3 unique numbers in the tops. 20X8 on two 29X8 on one 35X8 on another I'm guessing they are serial numbers from machines that made them but I wondered ...

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