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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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Are BanBao bricks compatible with Lego?

I have 2 Banbao set from before the lawsuit with Lego (minifig style minifigs) and they are more and less compatible with lego, the pitch between the studs is the same. But there is some remark I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Where is this knock-off LEGO brick from?

As others have pointed out, these are Montini building blocks. Montini building blocks were produced by Berco Lux in Tiel, The Netherlands between 1960-1969. The plastic is much softer and the colors ...
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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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Please help identify this 1980's, very odd, Non-Lego brick!

Had to tell for sure, but it looks like it came from the red car in this Mega Bloks set: http://blokcity.com/wiki/9801_Build_%26_Race_Speedway Here's an image including that part from this set:
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Are there factories in China that produce raw LEGO-compatible blocks?

There are vendors that sell LEGO compatible blocks. One place to look for these is on AliExpress, which is an online marketplace affiliated with Alibaba, the world's largest retailer (wikipedia). You ...
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Help me identify this set? Rocky terrain with castle walls?

From the Megablok wiki: 9650 Raiders Keep
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Looking for sets to use as components of a 1930s - 1940s European city

What about the 75930 Indoraptor Rampage for an almost timeless mansion? Without the raptors it is not too expensive. The 10228 Haunted house could provide a good basis for a rebrick of a nice ...
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