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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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What mini fig/set is this shirt from?

I’ve googled trying to figure out where this piece came from but I have no idea. Please help me figure out what minifigure this shirt from? Also, if it’s from a larger set. Thanks
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Are there more LEGO minifigures than humans?

In 2014 Randall Munroe of XKCD predicted that there would be more minifigures than people by 2019. Was he correct? Have we reached the crossing point, and if so, when? If not, when will we?
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How to distinguish official LEGO mini movies from non-official movies?

My sons (7 and 4.5 years old) love watching LEGO city mini movies on YouTube. They love watching all kinds of LEGO city mini movies, such as: Arctic Explorers The Escape From Prison Island ...
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Grey Clone-Brand Brick With a Single Short Tube on the Bottom?

I've had this brick for a while, and I've long wondered what it is. It's a LEGO-compatible 2x4 brick, colored almost exactly the same as the old medium grey. There are no identifying marking, and the ...
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1answer
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Why did LEGO switch the direction of flag elements in 2008?

Having just gotten back into LEGO this year, I noticed that the flags in my new sets are mirrored from all the flags I used to have. On the left is a green flag from 4162 FreeStyle Multibox from 1995, ...
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General guidelines to identify real LEGO pieces from fake or copy?

I see a lot of questions here about if a certain piece is really LEGO or not and this made me wonder if there is any guideline to follow to identify real LEGO piece from the duplicate or fake one? I ...
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Are These Minifig Accessories Official LEGO Parts?

I bought some minifigures on the internet, but these helmet, hair, and animal parts only have NUMBERS on them, but no LEGO logo. They feel like LEGO, but I'm not sure. Does anyone know a way?
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Official instructions for 2018 LEGO employee Christmas gift 4002018?

The 2018 LEGO employee-exclusive Christmas gift 4002018 has been revealed to the masses from various sources, by the people who have received them. I could probably reverse engineer most of the set ...
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Is there any legit positive impact of LEGO on mental health?

Is there any legit research done on the impact of LEGO on mental health? For instance, does it positively affect kids’ mental development or does it help with stress, anxiety or any other mental-...
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What is the origin of the 2001 BIONICLE pin?

Recently I got one of these in a lot. Picture of the back Prior to receiving it, I didn't even know it existed, and can't find any information on it on the web. What is the origin of this 2001 ...
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What are some good purist rotacaster / omni wheel designs?

In robotics, rotacasters or omni wheels are often very useful. It's possible to buy LEGO-compatible ones from some third parties, here's one random example: Unfortunately, LEGO has yet to make any ...
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Are LEGO Clikits elements compatible with the brick system?

Are LEGO Clikits elements in some way compatible with the LEGO brick system?
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What is average weight of booklets (instructions) in %?

As far as I understand weight of sets is noted on bricklink and other places includes all. I did not see how to list set's items along with weight in table on bricklink to check for that. Am I correct ...
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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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Can I store LEGO in negative (minus) Celsius?

I've found this question: How can I store LEGO bricks to prevent damage? and the answers don't tell, what happens below 0°C. Can I store unopened LEGO boxes where temperature can go down until even -...
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Can you identify this white, blue, and green train body?

Got that is a bag of parts. For some reason one part of train (it look like train to me) is upside-down by direction of stubs. Browsed through all 4 hundred sets by searching for 'train' on Bricklink ...
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About selling old LEGO

I was just wondering how much does a pound of bulk usually sell for. I also have tons of star wars mini-figs, including tons of clone troopers of different kinds, stormtroopers, battle droids, but ...
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1answer
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Unknown stickers with silver lines on black 2x4 tiles

I found two stickers in a bundle that I can't link to any set. Do you know which sets they may belong to?
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Unknown sticker on a dark grey 1x2 tile, black lines, printed handled?

I bought a big bundle of LEGO, and I'm trying to find out the sets. This one is on a dark grey 1x2 tile, with black lines and printed handled. Can you identify this sticker?
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Unknown Set: Spaceship?

Do you know which set this is? It's incomplete, and I would like to get the instructions. It looks a bit like a spaceship...
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1answer
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Can You Identify These Black Studless 2x4 Brick With Train Wheels?

I found a bunch of Pat Pend LEGO in a thrift shop. Among all the goodies there are two black smooth 2x4 bricks with train wheels attached to them. Their characteristics are as followed: They are ...
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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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Help Identifying Mega Bloks Parts

I've bought a storage unit, and truly have no idea what these Mega Bloks are a part of. There are two blue domes, two green domes, and a bunch of what looks like tracks/road pieces.
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Lego EV3 simulator and programming

I've been searching and testing for hours. There is little information on this subject though. I have some specific requirements for a Lego EV3 simulator and programming environment. I do not want to ...
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Why is this piece notched?

It's nowhere as deep as the garage door notches they designed to let the doors slide up and down. How does the notch fit into the initial set that the part was first introduced and does this shallow ...
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What tools can I use to get better prices on a large list of parts on Bricklink?

I prepared a long list of parts (Wanted List) that I want to buy using Bricklink. It is clear that I won't be able to get all the parts I need from a single seller and have identified three Bricklink ...
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NXT Sensors not working

I'm looking for advice. I pulled my Mindstorms 8547 kit out of storage and started to play with it after several years of inactivity. I found that the Color Sensor, the Ultra Sonic Sensor, and the ...
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Can you identify these bricks with grooves?

As far as I understand, these are modified with groove bricks. However, search for 'groove' on bricklink gives only left one. Which are the other two? Which other parts have similar vertical groove ...
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How do you convert the ev3p program files and assets back into an ev3 project file?

I edited the ev3p file, and I want to see the changes by opening it in the ev3 IDE. How do I convert all of the files back into an ev3 project file?
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Partial set identification

Hi, I bought a bag of sealed lego from the second hand shop. It is labelled 6 so must be part of a larger set. Is anyone able to identify it? Thank you in advance.
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Adding Power Functions to LEGO Mack Anthem Truck (42078)

Does anyone have experience adding Power Functions to set #42078 LEGO Mack Anthem truck? It’s a Technic set, but only features manually actuated functions. I have seen it motorized on YouTube, ...
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Can you identify this minifigure?

I would like to know who this minifigure is or what set it belongs to.
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Inventory website/app/software?

I have several Lego sets, and I wanted to see if there was any app/software/website that I could enter the set number, and it would automatically inventory the bricks that I have. It would also be ...
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What is this element ID?

What is this element ID?? Could you please help?
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How do I make trains which fit LEGO rails (6 studs)?

Christmas is coming and my son (7) is asking for trains. I was planning to buy a set, but they are expensive, and I think it is a bit too advanced for my son. Therefore I decided to buy a box of ...
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Star Wars Ship - Which LEGO Set Is This?

I received a large assortment of free LEGO from a family member, and can't seem to locate which ship this may be. I'm thinking it's part of the Clone Wars. Anyone recognize it?
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Do you know which set these large grey ball and socket pieces belong to?

Does anyone know which set this piece belongs to:
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Has Anyone Motorized Ocean Explorer Set #42064?

Me gustaría saber si tiene alguien monitorizado motorized el LEGO Technic - Explorador oceánico 42064 y si es así si alguien podría pasarme las instrucciones? Muchas gracias! Google Text Translated: ...
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114 views

How can I identify LEGO stickers?

What steps can I take to identify LEGO stickers/sticker sheets and which sets they belong to?
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Do you know which series or set this sticker is from?

Can you identify the series for this sticker? Or even better, do you know which set it is from?
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Which LEGO figure is this?

Could somebody please identify the minifigure in the picture please? brighter picture initial picture
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Building technique for plate at near 45 degree angle

Trying to construct an octagon shaped hallway and trying to attach plates at a near 45 degree angle, but have no idea how to do this. Are there any techniques for attaching plates at a near 45 degree ...
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Mystery LEGO bags

I bought 3 sealed bags of LEGO at the second hand store. They are unopened but have no box/ instructions. I looked at some other threads here and tried to identify the sets using piece numbers and the ...
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Technic bits set

There are LEGO sets containing just a selection of bricks, such as 10717. Are there Technic equivalents with cogs and so-on? If not, what is the best way to acquire a general selection of cogs/axles/...
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Which LEGO set are these parts from?

As we don't know how to make....and which set.
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What is this short blade with a hole at one end?

What is this element ID?? Can you please help?
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Has anyone tried putting the Powered Up system in the Christmas train?

Just wondering if anyone has taken the powered-up ("Power Functions 2.0") Bluetooth system out of the Cargo Train 60198 or Passenger Train 60197 sets and put it in the Winter Holiday Train set 10254?
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From which set is this bag? All grey 1x1 round bricks and 2x2 domes

I received this bag together with a used set. It is bag number 1 and it says copyright from 2007. The content is >10 of round 1x1 bricks and 2x2 round dome bricks, in dark bluish gray and light bluish ...
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What's the Difference Between an Open Stud, and Solid Stud Brick?

What's the difference between an open stud brick, and solid stud brick? Should I watch out on which one I use? All help is appreciated, thanks.

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