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My 8880 Super Car: Quality criteria for potential buyers?

Besides the obvious quality checks, something that is quite important to me when buying second hand: in what state of assembly will the set be shipped? Unless it's a set I'm desperately searching, I ...
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My 8880 Super Car: Quality criteria for potential buyers?

First of all, let me congratulate you, that was indeed an amazing deal you made back then. This 8880 seems to be near mint condition, and should fetch you a nice return should you choose to sell it. ...
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Quality of Brick, Modified 1 x 1 with Headlight over time

I just got a call from LEGO Support. I can't repeat it word for word, but (translating to English) it was like: Over the last decade manufacturing process of this brick has undergone many ...
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How can I stop bricks 'skating' over plates?

I suspect you are encountering an effect similar to what happens when stacking large plates together. 6x4 doesn’t seem particularly large but any area larger than 2x2 can be difficult to initially ...
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Are there known manufacturing issues with 1x1 gold cones?

It is unknown what could have caused your issue. LEGO does change plastic and coloring formula from time to time. While rare this still may result in customers having similar issues with bricks ...
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Pink or Bright Pink?

Top is Dark Pink Middle is Bright Pink Bottom looks like Salmon to me, but based on the old jumper plate it has to be Pink. Underneath are Light Bluish Grey and White. Photo taken in sunlight.
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What is the quality of LEGO replicas on Aliexpress?

I've bought some sci-fi military-themed sets from Gudi, and this is my opinion: Plastic quality is almost on par with Lego, albeit a bit harder. Minifig are slightly less good. They seemed to have a ...
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How To Sort Out 3rd Party Technic Clones From LEGO Originals?

Regarding the Bushings, I think the loss of their gripping/clutching power has less to due with a phantom cloning agent, and more to due with the quality of the official LEGO piece, and how plastic ...
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What is the quality of LEGO replicas on Aliexpress?

Lepin (rebranded to King) sets are very high quality, although Technic pieces can be a bit too loose or too tight. Decool is supposed to be better for Technic pieces. Bela is similar to Lepin / King. ...
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Help with differentiating old gray and yellowed pieces

To me the first picture seems to contain dark bluish gray pieces while the other two look like light bluish gray. Especially since the Wheel 18mm D. x 14mm with Pin Hole, Fake Bolts and Shallow Spokes ...
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What are the common quality issues seen in collectible minifigs?

I own a lego movie 2 minifig (flashback lucy) and the head piece is much harder to turn then usual, but that might just be because it's brand new.
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What is the quality of LEGO replicas on Aliexpress?

My son got a LELE set and I am impressed! The quality is very good, the pieces are just like typical Lego bricks, and I believe this company is the best clone-brands company in China. The manual for ...
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