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Have I got a mystery croissant lurking in my Lego collection?

It looks like a possible match for these doll accessories. "This listing is for a Barbie coffee shop or bakery accessories. Included are hot chocolate mugs, a coffee to go mug, croissants, ...
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What alternative LEGO-compatible toys are avaliable?

"Communist LEGO" is a comprehensive list of all the LEGO imitators and clone brands. It is an interesting read: https://uploads.brickset.com/docs/clonebrands_v1.8.pdf Keep in mind that, while clone ...
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What are the brick numbers of the bricks circled in this image?

LEGO items: Technic, Axle 3L with Stud (6587, 13670) Technic, Liftarm Thin 1 x 2 - Axle Holes (41677, 44862) Technic, Liftarm Thin 1 x 6 (32063, 28570) Technic, Steering Arm 6 x 2 with Tow Ball ...
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How to describe a building set which is like LEGO without using the "LEGO" word?

The usual phrases I've seen include some mixture of the following: Universal interlocking bricks Modular building system Plastic construction toy blocks and so on... But don't forget adding "...
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Is this a real Technic cloak?

this is a Playmobil cape, from the Zorro figure
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Have I got a mystery croissant lurking in my Lego collection?

The right piece is not Lego. It cannot be connected to any other piece. No stud, anti stud or shaft that fit a Minifig hand, like the 1 at the left has. Searching both bricklink.com and brickset.com ...
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Is there any legal LEGO compatible bricks?

All LEGO compatible bricks are legal. At this point LEGO no longer has a patent on the key features of the LEGO system regarding shape, measurements and connectivity. This doesn’t hold true for ...
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Which bricks are still protected by copyright / trademark / patent law?

This is a complex topic. If you are considering designing a LEGO-compatible product, you may want to consult a lawyer who is an expert in this area. With that in mind, here's my attempt at an answer. ...
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What are these vintage LEGO-like window pieces?

These parts are from Supercity, made by Ideal
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Please help identify this vintage (but non-Lego) brick!

That is a Kawada Dia Block made in Japan. Entex and Sears imported those into the US in the 70’s and 80’s and repackaged them under such brands as Loc Bloc and Brix Blox. The “S” is actually a K on ...
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General guidelines to identify real LEGO pieces from fake or copy?

The most obvious sign is the LEGO mark present on each stud*. I have yet to learn of any single copycat company that would go through the legal and technical trouble required to mold these onto every ...
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Are these parts really LEGO?

Those look like the Playmobil clip-on necklace pieces. Playmobil doesn't have the same level of part listing that LEGO does, but I was able to find this picture of the yellow one being worn.
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Is this part real LEGO or a knockoff?

I've shuffled through my pieces collection and found sadly none in dark blue, but all 17 I've found in either old grey or red have the same attributes you mention: Top stud is hollow, with an H-...
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Does Enlighten Brick mainly produce copies of old LEGO sets?

Enlighten Brick is a Chinese LEGO knock-off brand. A lot of, if-not most of, the sets the produce are basically copies of existing LEGO sets, either current ones or popular retired ones. From their ...
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Who produces these sets of Venetian gondolas, and is there more of it?

Apparently these are designed and distributed by a Venice shop holder, named Steve http://havetwinswilltravel.com/2018/09/11/lego-shop/
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Is this grey piece a LEGO part?

It is not LEGO but a clip for a Playmobil cannon. https://www.libble.de/playmobil-7683/p/561335/
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Help identifying wedge tile piece

What I thought was a lego mark is actually 0C31. This must be a megablok. Sorry for the confusion!
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What Mega Bloks set is this? Purple-ish, roughly egg-shaped vehicle

This is part of megaconstrux set # 97110 Covenant Spectre Ambush from the Halo theme
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Searching for a part like 48989 but without the pins

Your updated question mentions axle holes are not an option for your needs, and just pin holes are allowed. There's no LEGO part (I know of) with that exact topology, nor do I see a way of combining ...
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Please help identify this vintage (but non-Lego) brick!

I have solved the mystery. After searching up many different vintage plastic bricks (I had no idea there were so many), I stumbled upon LOC BLOC, made in the USA in the 1970's by a company called ...
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Does anybody know the LEGO number for this white ship with 6 wings?

This is not a LEGO set, it is a clone brand. The indentations on the slopes show this. You will also find that the studs do not bear the LEGO logo.
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What dark green and lime BIONICLE do I have?

My answer totally springboards off of Alexander "Hawk-Eyes" O'Mara's astute observation of its suspected authenticity. Nice job Alex. I looked up BIONICLE knock-offs and got a video that named the ...
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The controversy around clone brands

This question looks more like a covered (and loaded) opinion piece, but I will bite. Although LEGO may have been inspired by the Kiddiecraft prototype, LEGO bricks are not direct copies of the ...
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Identifying some hair, a green "gem", and white minifigures accessory

Piece 1 is Mega Bloks. Here's is a picture of a head (twice) that goes with it, and some yellow hair as well.
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What did I buy? non-Lego minifigures, in green

These are from Wuhui ( or Wuhui mall) WUHUI 12PCS SWAT Military Army WW2 Minifigures Toy Building Kit
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Identify rarity of Pantone minifigure

Due to the Pantone and Q930-2-1 I would guess it's a Kubrick toy. So it's definitely not Lego. You can buy it on eBay for $11 Australian (plus shipping).
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Help identify minifig Pharaoh-like headdress

This looks to be a custom creation by BrickTW. They are apparently no longer in operation though (closed down early 2020). Found through google image search with keywords "lego compatible ...
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Can anyone identify this trans-neon green piece?

This appears to not be a Lego piece at all, but rather part T250 of the 509 Odyssey Transporter marble elevator made by Toto Toys. See also this eBay listing for spare parts for the elevator, ...
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What are these magnetic LEGO-like bricks?

According to this article these are called "Bombo Magnet". Bombo Magnet-1963. Bricks made of a metal plate with studs, a magnet, and its plastic cover. The plastic "grid" on the ...
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Can anyone identify what this set is from please? Green terrain base with large grey and black mountain pieces

A little bit of searching identifies baseplates as being from Mega Bloks Dragons. The line isn't well-documented, however, so I couldn't tell exactly what set these pieces came from, or if they are ...
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