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In this context quality refers to product strength and durability, color consistency, etc.

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Help with differentiating old gray and yellowed pieces

Hi everyone, I'm having trouble deciding if those pieces are yellowed, old shades of gray, or just natural differences in color because of different LEGO batches. I'm skeptical of old gray because ...
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Pink or Bright Pink?

Sorry for the slightly blurry photo, but what would you say this is? These two pinks are a little different, very slightly. Is the above one old pink and the bottom one bright pink? Or are they both ...
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How can I stop bricks 'skating' over plates?

I've just read all around the question about 'clutch power' from nine years ago and the changing molds, both here and on Rebrickable, but these don't answer my problem. Has anyone else had the problem ...
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Was the color variation on 1970's transparent pieces really that bad or are mine unusual?

Having gone through a bunch of old 1970's Lego (I rebuild all my original sets during the Covid lockdown) I noticed that color-less transparent bricks and slopes have a lot of color variation to them. ...
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Are there known manufacturing issues with 1x1 gold cones?

Are there any known issues with LEGO 1x1 gold cones? We received a set containing them and two broke within an hour (under normal use). They were part of this set. You can see one on the top of the ...
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What is the quality of LEGO replicas on Aliexpress?

Aliexpress sells a lot of LEGO replicas, has anyone here bought one? I am wanting to know how the quality compares to LEGO? Example products:
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What are the common quality issues seen in collectible minifigs?

TLG is currently seeking specific feedback on what quality issues may be present within the Collectible Minifigures line so that these issues can be addressed. What are the common issues that you have ...
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My 8880 Super Car: Quality criteria for potential buyers?

A couple of years ago I bought a used 8880 Super Car for around 50 Euros. I thought it was an exceptional bargain but now I am not so sure any more. I want to sell the set and want to avoid a ...
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How To Sort Out 3rd Party Technic Clones From LEGO Originals?

I've recently bought bulk parts, and wish to sort out the official LEGO pieces from the inferior quality 3rd party clones. On bricks I can easily spot-out the clones, becasue they don't sport the "...
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Quality of Brick, Modified 1 x 1 with Headlight over time

I have a problem with my 4070 Brick, Modified 1 x 1 with Headlight . I packed my Lego and put in the basement at the end of previous century. Now I see my "headlight" bricks are broken at the bottom, ...
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Quality issues with tan-colored Lego pieces?

I recently bought an expensive Lego set with a large number of tan-colored pieces. I was very disappointed to find out that more than a dozen (isn't that a spectacularly large number?) of 1x1 bricks ...