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, muffins, donuts, a to go box, and a bakery display plate."
"Communist LEGO" is a comprehensive list of all the LEGO imitators and clone brands. It is an interesting read:
Keep in mind that, while clone brands may be cheaper at the beginning, they have minimal or no resale value, and thus can end up being more expensive than genuine LEGO. Because of LEGO's ...
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 "Compatible with leading brands" if it is indeed the case :)
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 only 1 croissant mold is found
Also Lego pieces of this size will contains the Lego name and copyright.
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 stud of every piece in a consistent fashion.
If the piece has no studs to check or the markings are present and you still have doubts you can take a suitably ...
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-shaped cutout
There is no LEGO logo or part number anywhere
There is a small seam that runs along the full length of the part on opposite sides
There is a small ...
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 noticed within comparing both brands for a few minutes.
Studs are higher, a Lego plate on a Banbao brick will leave a small gap between both bricks
Plates are ...
You were on the right track. This is a skateboard, but it is not a LEGO part. It's a Mega Bloks part, probably from set 9167 (X Mountain). The skateboard in the top right has a sticker that seems to match your description.
The wheels clip on to allow them to pivot back and forth. I can only assume that this is to give these skateboards a more off-road feel.
I've never seen that part until now, and it's certainly not in the antenna or bar bricklink categories. I'm fairly confident it's not LEGO.
However, it would be far more interesting to know what it is, but that's not easy to search. A few Mega Bloks parts have been catalogued, but your part isn't there either (I could only check categories bar, weapon and ...
My mother in law thought a set of MegaBlok duplo sized sets would be a great present, and while there are some fun elements in the set, overall the real Duplos are better quality, to the point we decided to sort out the sets and keep the brands separated. At first we had them mixed together, but the MegaBlok ones seem to be more flexible (perhaps thinner ...
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 website though, they do appear to have some of their own designs.
Edit by Phil B: Word of Warning: By buying counterfeited sets (such as these Enlighten Bricks ...
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 top of a D, which is the emblem for the Japanese toy company Kawada. Dia Blocks are still made and available in Japan today.
Page was owner of the patent only for Great Britain, allowing LEGO to use the design worldwide. Buying a "rival" company (Kiddicraft) later on is nothing unusual in business history. Therefore, blaming Page's death on LEGO does not make much sense.
Regarding chinese brands, one has to make a difference between using a compatible plastic brick system (which ...
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 are a little different.
In 1969 production was stopped because of the Lego patent.
Montini history and the conflict with Lego ( in Dutch)
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 can search around for what you want, but here are two sellers that I found as an example (1, 2).
Note that these don't appear to be significantly better ...
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 mansion on the hill just outside of your city. However, this one is ALWAYS expensive, as you probably know.
For many nice little ideas for everyday items and a MOC ...
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 Kiddiecraft and other similar designs that were released by various companies in the 1930s. Kiddiecraft's bricks and similar toys were hollow on the underside with ...
According to an earlier question, the second 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 top of a D, which is the emblem for the Japanese toy company Kawada. Dia Blocks are still made and available in Japan ...