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How do the various LEGO springs compare?

Over the years the LEGO group has made a number of different springs, dampers and suspension components. The most widely known ones are the springs in the 731 series, such as the above mentioned ...
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Is there a public library of LEGO parts ready to be imported to 3d editor?

Most, but not all, existing LEGO oriented 3D modelling systems make use of the open source LDRAW libraries. Downloads, specifications, and more information can be found at https://ldraw.org/
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Does everything produced by The LEGO Group count as "LEGO pieces"?

There is no official answer on this, as “purist” LEGO is a consensus, not a definition. That said, there are several examples of pieces LEGO doesn’t classify as a part that are used in MOCs, such as: ...
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LEGO Digital Designer Part Numbers

The two different number systems are: Element ID: 6-7 digits, uniquely identifies a piece by shape and color Part number: usually 4-5 digits, uniquely identifies a piece shape, stamped on many bricks ...
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Does anybody know the part number of this tile?

That's Train Level Crossing Center Rail Cap Insert 2 x 14 x 2/3. Although as naming suggests it is 2/3 of a brick, so it must be two plates high. Picture from Bricklink: And here is a list of 6 sets ...
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software to record my own bank of LEGO pieces?

You can use Brickstore, it is an offline tool to install on your PC
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'Plate/tile hybrids' (plates with studs missing)

Unfortunately, this part does not exis. In addition to the part suggest by Michael, you might be able to use the 2x2 tile with 2 studs (33909) if your design could be adjusted to make use of a 2x2 ...
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Part differences between main and alternate models of 8285 set

Rebrickable has an option to compare set's main models and some of the B-models as well. However there is no inventory for second model for 8285 set available on Rebrickable. The best I could find is ...
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Identify pieces for this Griffin

The builder used Set #70124 - Chima Eagle Legend Beast as a template. To see the online instructions for this set watch this HERE. The bird's head construction is on page 14 at 53 seconds in. For ...
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Does everything produced by The LEGO Group count as "LEGO pieces"?

Another Lego byproduct that gets reused from time to time are "sprues". Some elements are moulded by having channels directing the plastic to the various part of the element. The remnant plastic in ...
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Where can I find icons of LEGO bricks?

Rebrickable For non-commercial use, the parts library used by Rebrickable is fairly extensive. More importantly the images have a very consistent presentation. If you already know the part ID you ...
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'Plate/tile hybrids' (plates with studs missing)

No, those parts currently do not exist. There does however exist a 1x4 plate with the middle studs missing: https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?id=172557#T=C Perhaps tell us the ...
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Is there an open dataset of LEGO part photos suitable for machine learning?

I am not aware of any open public databases, but it might be worth contacting Peeron and BrickLink to see if they would grant access to their libraries of user submitted photos of parts. I have no ...
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Is there a public library of LEGO parts ready to be imported to 3d editor?

LDView is probably the easiest way to export parts, and it directly supports exporting POV, 3DS, and STL formats. By default the parts exported will not have smooth curves on subparts, such as studs. ...
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Any TV news pieces/stickers?

There are a few that I'm aware of. Here's one from the 7208 Fire Station: And another from the 7288 Mobile Police Unit: This TV element from the 7639 Camper may also work for you: These are all ...
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Is there a public library of LEGO parts ready to be imported to 3d editor?

There used to be PrintABrick, but the website has been down for ages. You can still find the code on github if you want to run it locally: https://github.com/hubnedav/PrintABrick
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Is there a way to create a database of bricks that are connected in different sets

Is any such database available I do not believe that a graph database like this exists. Would it be possible to create one from publicly available Ldraw files? This would be difficult to create. ...
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How to create parts inventory for Rebrickable?

If you don't have reduced your pieces to some known sets, then I'm afraid, you have a lot of manual labour to do in order to create your initial list of elements you own. One tool that could somewhat ...
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Database of parts with alternate numbers

I believe that the part_relationships table in the Rebrickable database can do this for you. The part_relationships table maps parts to other parts. It tracks relationships such as parts that are ...
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Database of parts with alternate numbers

What you are asking here is to have all possible part numbers for similarly looking elements. However, while both elements could look to be the same for you they may have significantly different ...
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Evolution of the LEGO part catalog over time

You might be able to get the information that you are after from the Rebrickable database dumps. This includes set inventories for many sets, along with the year that the sets were released. Here's ...
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Is there a current source for the LGEO parts library?

Perhaps this Eurobricks thread is helpful: https://www.eurobricks.com/forum/index.php?/forums/topic/108739-new-parts-for-lgeo-library/ It seems that the lgeo library itself is no longer maintained ...
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Is there a current source for the LGEO parts library?

As stated in your "various places" link, the LDraw.org web site maintains an All-In-One-Installer (AIOI) which contains and installs LGEO and is updated in January every year so I assume they use the ...
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LEGO part counts on boxes without treads

The "realest" of the real part count for any piece is always located somewhere in the back of the instruction booklet piece manifest. Look at middle row last piece bottom, where it says we're gonna ...
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Are there duplo bricks 1x4x1 and 1x2x1?

Bricklink has got DUPLO bricks category. Based on this I can only see Duplo, Brick 1 x 2 x 2 being available in 1 stud thickness. Or Duplo, Brick 1 x 4 x 2 with 2 Top Cutouts, which has fewer studs ...
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Any TV news pieces/stickers?

The trend I found on Bricklink is a news icon graphic with an image of a lined globe and the letters "TV". This is the earliest set that has multiple iconography with this Globe TV theme. This ...
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Is there a database of images of LEGO pieces without a background?

I was unable to find any sites with a decent database of images in the file format you are looking for. I don't know what your experience is with image formats or what type of related editing ...
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Finding all my owned minifigs

If you have added your sets to Brickset, under "My Sets; Minifigs; View Your Minifigs" you will find all your minifigs pictured & listed by name (default). This will give you their name, ID number,...
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Is there a current source for the LGEO parts library?

This wiki page describes how to get all the LGEO parts. https://wiki.ldraw.org/wiki/LGEO
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Is there a current source for the LGEO parts library?

This is now available on Github. I was able to find a working download of just the original LGEO library on Eurobricks thanks to some help from the other answerers. I trimmed that down a bit, as that ...
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