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How many original LEGO wooden ducks are left?

I've been trying to learn about the Wooden Pull-Along Duck with Long Bill The only one I can see is owned by the LEGO Group themselves and is kept in the LEGO House. Many were made in the 1930s and ...
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Part Identification - What are these bricks?

Any idea of what these are? Came in a lot with vintage LEGO, Nintendo Blocks (N&B) and a few other vintage items that tell me this is probably from 60's era.
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What brand of non-Lego bricks are these with hollow studs and diagonal walls on their undersides?

Believe they are from the 1960’s, available in Australia.
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Can someone indentify this clone brand?

Just bought some 12 kilos of unsorted Lego. As usual there is some other stuff mixed up as well. Among other things around 60 bricks of some clone brand that I have never seen before. Mostly 4x2 and ...
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What are these magnetic LEGO-like bricks?

Can anyone identify these? The tin they are in is dated around 1967 so bricks might be of a similar age. They are magnetic. Any help greatly appreciated.
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Can you identify these 2 retro bricks? A red piece with notch and steps, and a green circle

No idea about these parts. The green part is roughly 5x5, 6-01 code and old school Lego brand written on it. The red part has a notch and what kind of looks like internal steps. Thanks!
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What were vintage LEGO promos like?

Does anyone know of any undocumented vintage LEGO sets such as Promos or mail in order items? I know of some but it'd be interesting to find out if there were others.
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Does anyone know what is this LEGO Mursten set?

I'm having a hard time identifying what set this is. I want to sell it but I don't know how to name it.
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Upload 2 old Lego books [closed]

I've scanned 2 old Lego books of images & some instructions and can now see them better on PC. Made all animals on page 9 (in photo) apart from 1 small dog, using Lego I've had for years. Bought ...
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Help identifying bricks - non lego

Please help me identify this non-lego brick set. I got this bricks set in the 1980's and had a lot of fun with them. But I cannot find what they are. I lost the box, but i remember there was a castle ...
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What are the small numbers on old LEGO instruction booklet covers for?

Along with the set number, my old LEGO instruction booklets have a larger number in a smaller font on them as well. What do these numbers represent? What are they for? Unit/serial number? This booklet ...
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Fit motor to old tractor

I'd like to motorise this tractor I built from an old Lego book. I've 4.5 volt motors. The model is 6 studs wide, the motor is only 4, and since the tractor uses big wheels it would be too fast. Is ...
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I got a vintage roof brick that is very nice but can’t find what it is?

I got these parts in a lot, but can’t find any history or brand or set on them?
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What are these vintage LEGO-like window pieces?

I have a bag of square white vintage LEGO-like windows but with grooves on 2 sides and square pegs on 2 sides. Has clear "window" pieces and these beam-like bars, the pegs seem to fit the ...
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Need help with a vintage LEGO set

I got an old LEGO set recently, I have included a Google image as the one I have is packed away in plastic. Does anyone know the name and history behind it? And if this valuable?
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Identify these vintage-looking clone-brand minifigs

I have been given them with a lot of blocks from years back. The blocks have higher plates than Lego, and the underneath looks like Loc Blocs / Brix Blox / Kawada… but searching these brands doesn’t ...
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Which LEGO set bricks with words Basel, Genova, Hamburg, Post belong to?

I have these bricks with these words on them. I have searched on the internet, but can't find what sets these would go to. Does anyone know ?
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Which set had these LEGO cars with Pat. Pend.?

I have three of these they are marked Pat. Pend. all pieces are the body's are white blocks wheels are red. What set are these from?
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Does anyone know these non-LEGO bricks? dimples in studs, no connectors on the bottom

We found this box of old (definitely) non-LEGO bricks in Czech Republic. Probably from the seventies or eighties? Does anyone know the manufacturer - brand or set (s) from which they can be? We ...
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Identify parts number - two sides and top of a square (one solid piece)

Please help me identify this part. It has nothing on it except "LEGO". Thanks.
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Identify these non-LEGO vintage building logs

I found these little brick logs. Mum said they were sticklebricks but they're definitely not! Does anyone know what they are?
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Was "3062oldtile" in any sets?

Was the 3062oldtile - Brick, Round 1 x 1 No Bottom Lip or Stud (Tile) in any sets? Bricklink doesn't show it in any sets. Did LEGO sell this part individually a long time ago or is the database ...
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What did LEGO bricks look like in the past?

How did LEGO bricks look like in the olden days? Can you also show me the bottom of a LEGO brick from the olden days?
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Looking for older conducting train tracks

I have an old 9V era (1991-2006) train set that has conducting tracks. Is there a place that I can buy conducting tracks? Obviously I have trolled eBay, Amazon and internet without success. I can buy ...
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Old RCX Wires Have Become Grey and Brittle

I have a LEGO MINDSTORMS Robotics Invention System 2.0 (3804) that I acquired back in 2003 (17 years ago), and the wires have become grey and brittle. The wires used to be black and smooth, and ...
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Interface A missing PCB

I have a Technic Interface A with the cables but lack the printed circuit board (PCB) for PC that I need to use it for automating my models. The card when it was for sale had markings of Lego 9771 and ...
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Will the Duplo train track extension set 10872 work with Duplo train set 2700?

I am thinking about buying the Duplo train expansion set 10872 Train Bridge and Tracks for my niece, but her primary Duplo train set is actually a vintage 1983 2700 Freight Train set from her father's ...
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Identifying Vintage LEGO Instructions

I bought a box of old LEGO from the charity shop and the instruction booklet is missing the front page so, I’m struggling to find out information on it and how old it is! Can anyone help?!
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Rare Lego Mursten box. Where can I sell it and what would I ask?

Found this box in a rural vintage shop in northern Sweden. I’ve come to understand these were among the first boxes of Lego sold, for the Scandinavian market. This particular one seems to be for the ...
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Trying to identify an old 2 x 7 white LEGO plate with a hole in the middle and 4 holes on the side

Recently someone gave me a huge bunch of old LEGO pieces. Among the parts I found a white 4x6 plate with 4 wheel holes (those red wheels with a metal pin), a hole in the middle and an 2x1 extension on ...
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Is it possible to dismantle and refurbish an original 870 Technic motor?

I have a couple of ancient 870 motors (the 4.5v ones) that run but don't sound great. I've looked for, but can't find, a guide on how to dismantle them. I'd like to either get in there and clean/...
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Could you help me identify these vintage bricks with holes in the studs?

I recently got a bulk lot of official Lego pieces from a charity shop. Amongst my treasures I discovered a load of these bricks (about 40 or so). At first I thought they were some of the first Lego ...
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Why are my pieces breaking? "3612 Arm piece straight with 2 and 3 fingers"

I've dug up my old LEGO (from 1990's) and most bricks are simply scratched and dirty. However, the arm pieces 3612 break on touch! Are they simply a bad, too thin, design, or is there something more ...
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Is it possible to determine the approximate age of these bricks only by seeing their injection points?

Is it possible to determine the approximate age of these bricks only by seeing their injection points?
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Can you identify this old set with LEGOLAND minifigs?

There is nothing written on the box and no LEGO logo anywhere. All the pieces that come with it are LEGO.
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Late 1970s hospital and helicopter building brick set

I'm afraid I don't have a picture, but I am trying to identify a Christmas gift I fondly remember receiving as a child circa 1979. It was a 3-foot box of building bricks and the front picture showed ...
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How big are original LEGO bricks? [closed]

How big are/were the original LEGO bricks? What about those sold in Canada from 1970 to 1985/1990?
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Why are pat pending bricks rarer and treasured more than patented bricks?

My mum and I share a love of LEGO, but she is a huge collector of LEGO with easily 100kg spread across the garage, her room and my nan's garage. When she gets time to sit down and sort through her ...
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Why are these bricks slightly shorter than normal?

I have two red 1×6 bricks that are slightly shorter than normal and also a bit deformed. For comparison, I here show them together with regular 1×6 bricks (the regular brick is the top one of each ...
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Identifying this turbine piece with a stud and a Technic axel

I promise that I don't simply dump photos on here without researching them. I've been using Bricklink's system for 15 years, and it still perplexes me occasionally...such as this bizarro part. I ...
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Please help identify this vintage (but non-Lego) brick!

It's time to play the "what brick is this" game, and this time our contestant is definitely non-Lego, yet vintage. This brick was in a small lot of early-60's Samsonite Lego bricks, and I am assuming ...
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Totally stumped! Part ID - unusual crane part?

Is anyone able to identify this piece? I'm totally stumped in spite of searching through hundreds of vintage sets from the 60s / 70s. Really appreciate any info, thanks!
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How can I determine the value of an out of production set on the aftermarket?

I have a number of early 70's or earlier LEGO sets. One is set 40 and the other is train number 171. I'm trying to find a value and some additional information for these sets. I have searched a ...
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When did piece markings change from DUPLO to LEGO?

I've looked at some of the DUPLO bricks I grew up with, and compared them to newer ones. I've noticed that the knobs on the older bricks say DUPLO, while the newer ones say LEGO. When did this ...
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Where to get additional part library graphics for BlueBrick layout designer

I love BlueBrick, the track and layout designer from developer Alban Nanty. I have been using it for years and it is the best tool I have found for designing a full layout including train tracks. ...
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I have a vintage set box with the kids on it. Should I continue collecting era appropriate pieces to refill it?

I have an early vintage set box (with the boy and girl on the cover). I've been collecting vintage pieces in order to restock the box with the hope the complete vintage set will be desirable on the ...
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How do I know if this wooden LEGO duck is real?

I bought this wooden duck and I am wondering if this is a real LEGO item.
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Can anyone identify this strangely shaped piece (1970s?)

I bought a tin of old Lego second hand - most of the pieces date from the 70s and very early 80s. These definitely say Lego on them. They may be damaged. I cannot find them on other brick identifier ...
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Looking for information on a Lego manual I had as a kid

I had a lot of Lego when I was younger (in the late 80s/90s). In a flash of nostalgia I recently remembered having a great instructions/ideas book that I loved to read through - I can't remember the ...
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LEGO plate with square holes?

I have some white plates with square holes on the underside. I'd almost think they were some imitation brand if they didn't have LEGO stamped on the studs. Can anyone tell me the history of when ...
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