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I remember seeing some new bricks reusing (probably updated) older variation of the mould. So this kind of information isn't always accurate. Here what Rebrickable tells about variations of Brick 1 x 2: There are three known mold versions of this part: 3065 Brick 1 x 2 without Bottom Tube This is the original version, introduced in 1955. The inside has no ...


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Around 18,000 as of October, 2020 A 2020 article on Brickset discusses part numbers that give us a rough idea. Design numbers identify the shape of the part. ... Our database contains around 18,000 design numbers but many more have been allocated over the years but are now out of use, following parts being discontinued or redesigned, at which point they are ...


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It really depends on your definition of a part. Does Duplo count? Do things like Lego branded paraphernalia with studs on them count? What about pre-ABS bricks? The old architecture sets? Do you count all the minor design changes as 'unique' elements? (The classic 2x4 brick has had probably a dozen minor changes to the molds over the decades, for example). ...


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