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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When did LEGO have a groove in the center tube underneath?

I have a bunch of bricks from my childhood, some have grooves in the tubes underneath, some have the old style bubble logo, some have square holes under the plates. I am interested in general ages of ...
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Sharks with frickin’ laser beams attached to their heads

The Lego Movie does not only feature sharks and lasers but also laser sharks: However, a Lego shark only has one place where other pieces can be attached and that’s located on its belly. Hence, I am ...
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Which blocks are these?

I have few blocks remaining from the block set I got as a kid. It's not LEGO bricks, but I also couldn't find which block type are these and who is making them. Does anyone knows from looking the ...
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How can I distinguish floating versus sinking LEGO pieces?

My kids enjoy playing with their LEGOs in the pool, and we cannot always predict which ones will float and which one will sink. It appears to me that most pieces do float in the pool, but some, for ...
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What LEGO brick is available in the most colors?

I've read that the most commonly produced LEGO brick is the 1x2 gray plate. I am at the stage in Lego collecting that I'd like to make a Color Chart. This is easier said than done. My question is ...
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Existence of a Technic 1M Half Beam

I am building a fidget spinner out of LEGOs and need two parts to help it spin better while not being extremely loose. The only part I can think of that would work would be a Technic 1M Half Beam, but ...
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Please identify these two kinds of Lego bricks (circa 1990's)

I recently bought a lot of Lego that was mostly 1990's bricks, and I had a few things I couldn't identify. One I found on Bricklink, but the other two are baffling me. Here is the first one, a ...
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Is there a way to strengthen individual pieces?

Is there a way to strengthen fragile parts? Say for example the lime green socket joints from 2007? Or the 2008-2010 socket joints? I would like to know if there is a possible way to do so? I am ...
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What is the writing on this map tile?

I have this LEGO piece that is a map. It appears to be a map of the Middle East, specifically Israel and Jordan. It also has some writing on it. Any idea what the writing is of? It is a 2x2 tile.
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Why is the LEGO IR Receiver V2 not widely produced? Or are they?

Basically, there are 2 different major versions of the LEGO IR Receiver, the unmarked V1 and the labeled V2. I've also read somewhere there was also a small hardware upgrade to the V1 Receiver at some ...
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Averaged out, as of 2016, how many shapes has Lego introduced per year since brick 1?

Averaged out since Lego first began selling addictive bricks, and discounting the structural redesign of existing bricks (Like the 2x4. Tubes were added, but it was still a 2x4) how many shaped ...
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What's the purpose of the decoration on the BrickHeadz piece?

I just bought a BrickHeadz set (the Captain America one) and it comes with a piece to put on the models base. The part number is 6188632 and is described on a few sites as a black 2x4 with decoration. ...
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Where can I find a LEGO tube piece that is ridged on the outside

I have tried Amazon and had no luck.
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I have a bunch of LEGO pieces given to me already setup, any ideas to what set?

These were already set up in a box of LEGO pieces that I got. Anyone have an idea of what they might go to?
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Difference between Linear Actuator vs. Linear Actuator Mini

I'd like to know the difference in terms of usage between the standard Linear Actuator: vs. the "mini" version: Both of these parts provide the really fun mechanic of translating rotational energy ...
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Can someone please identify this round dome part 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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Is there a slotted yoke piece?

I need it for mechanisms such as the Scotch yoke, but I only see workarounds, like this one, where the slot is made with several other pieces.
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Identify this axle holder from Little Prince MOC

can anyone name the circled piece in this picture?
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What set is this remote from?

This is what the front looks like: This is what the back looks like, I'm 90% sure it says 4272 at the top: This is the remote control of a set I got ages ago, when I was still a little boy. I lost ...
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What are these LEGO pieces?

I'd like help trying to identify these heavy discs.
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Identify this baseplate

I recently purchased a large lot of LEGO parts. Most everything I'm familiar with, but there are a few pieces that I'd love to get some insight on if anyone here can help.
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Wiring diagram of this blue 12V switch?

I'm looking for a wiring diagram or some information about the internal connections of this switch from the blue train era. It is used for controlling the automatic points, and is visible on the ...
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Can you identify this piece and sets it may come from?

Piece shown here a yellow translucent snake found in stacks of Lego. Wondering what it is and what sets it may come from so I can try and locate the rest and build it. Thanks for your help
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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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Where can I find icons for LEGO bricks?

I'm looking for a set of icons - maybe as SVG or something like that - for available bricks to use to label sorting boxes (non-commercial use) Are the official brick icons used e.g. in build ...
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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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What is this for / from

I found this Lego in a box with other old Lego parts and I have no idea what it is for. It has a 'Lego' logo with a code 5202 but I can not find anything online. Could someone please give me more ...
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Ø in LEGO part names

Many LEGO part names use a Ø character in the name, for example, Armor For Hand W/Ø 3.2 Shaft (28803) or Beam A 4M Ball/Cup Ø10.2 (90611). Can anyone explain what the Ø means?
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Identify this piece please?

Can anyone identify this item for me please? Its brick name or design ID would be great!
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Are LEGO tires natural or synthetic rubber? [duplicate]

LEGO is the No.1 tire maker in the world by number of unit. It produce the same number of tires in a year as both Michelin & Bridgestone together, the 2 biggest tire manufacturers. A "real" ...
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What is this piece? Ring with studs, anyone have a clue for part #?

This is simply a ring with 8 studs on it. Anyone know what it is or what set it's from? Can't find it anywhere on BrickLink. No part number visible anywhere on the part. 1x2 tile on the side for extra ...
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Identification of light and sound part

Found the following car/space craft body this weekend. It takes two AA batteries and has three buttons for different sounds and light sequences. It is marked k8. The part is about six inches long, has ...
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LEGO stormtrooper pauldron dimensions

Does anyone know what the size dimensions for Imperial and First Order pauldrons are? I want to make some custom ones.
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What set(s) are these pieces from?

I've inherited quite a few interesting pieces from relatives who outgrew legos. Any idea what set(s) these came in? They don't have any numbers so I can't look them up on pick-a-brick or anything. ...
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LEGO bricks getting brittle, easily breaking. Insight needed

I was disassembling my LEGO set 7674. It is not new but certainly not old. It was built once. Was kept in a sealed box. No direct sunlight. In fact no light at all. Perfect storage conditions. Room ...
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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 ...