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[Master thread] Help identifying parts, sets and minifigs

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  • ersiersi SlovakiaMember Posts: 221
    @Brainslugged sadly it is metal grey that costs only around 1 :D I have checked it now

    @Switchfoot55 wow thanks 

  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,806
    A lot of the parts are obvious, especially if you use bricklink or goatleg to help piece together the figures.

    For example, take out Santa - surely he is obvious enough. Remove the beard and check what head he has. Then you will know the variant or whether you need to look for a correct head.

    Look for unusual parts.

    Remove the two with boxing gloves. Bricklink will tell you that torso belongs to a single figure only. You can then pick the correct legs and head, and the headgear.

    45 is Caila Phoenix from Ultra Agents. Even if you didn't know this, search for obvious features such as "pink shirt" or "black tie", or look for hair in magenta and you will soon identify what figure the parts come from.

    81 is clearly a TNMT figure. If you don't know which one, type in "turtle head" and you will find what figure he comes from and you can check the other parts.

    I reckon you can cut down your list by at least half by doing this yourself to leave you with the ones you really cannot find yourself. If you know bricklink colour names you can do this almost as fast as laying out the figures, photographing them and labelling the images.

    dmcc0stluxBumblepantsersiSwitchfoot55Fizyx
  • ersiersi SlovakiaMember Posts: 221
    So here is update, I have tried to complete as many as possible it took me hours :D but it was fun. Thank you for helping me. Some of the minifigures are missing pieces(heads/hands/legs/shoulderpads/breastplate) should I order them from bricklink or try to sell them like this?

    Also can you help me with the rest please?
    I have uploaded photos to imgur because it would spam whole page, is it okey like that?
    I have numbered rows and columns for easier orientation

    https://imgur.com/a/Q2Y8aB1
  • ersiersi SlovakiaMember Posts: 221
    Or should I post photos right here?
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,806
    ersi said:
    So here is update, I have tried to complete as many as possible it took me hours :D but it was fun. Thank you for helping me. Some of the minifigures are missing pieces(heads/hands/legs/shoulderpads/breastplate) should I order them from bricklink or try to sell them like this?

    If the goal is to sell, then check the price for the parts needed to complete (including shipping) and the value of the parts you already have vs. the price of the figure you are likely to get after all fees.

    Heads Column 6, bottom two are CMF - Frightening Knight and Snake Charmer. Many of the other heads are fairly standard City. The transparent green is Adam Acid. The black one with face print is from a stormtrooper / scout (SW). A couple in the same pic are not lego.

    For City type cops and robbers and the arctic ones, I wouldn't bother with identifying them and finding the correct parts. They are not worth very much anyway. There are so many yellow heads these days with tiny variations that you might as well just build random figures and sell them as a job lot. There is little difference in price for random ones as there are for official figures.
  • ersiersi SlovakiaMember Posts: 221
    edited September 11
    @CCC
    Thank you very much, please can you tell which ones are not lego from that picture? I need to throw them away. 

    Also I forget about 4 skin colored heads, can you help me with them?
  • dmcc0dmcc0 Nae far fae AberdeenMember Posts: 737
    @ersi Still a couple of relatively easy ones there off the top off my head.

    Fleshie heads:
    3rd looks like Obi-wan, but not sure which variant; don't see a matching torso
    4th is a Star wars pilot of some description.  Torso possibly c12/r5, legs should be one of the orange ones and there looks to be a helmet middle right on the accessories pic (next to big Minecraft? sword) and a blaster bottom left too.

    Yellow head c3/r3 is from 2014 arctic theme.  Torso is c12r4, legs 13, blue hat/hood with white fur trim round the face.

    3 White/Grey striped torsos c8&c9 are generic criminals from pretty much any police set. Usually have DBG legs and Beanie cap (there are 3 in the pic - just to the left of the Star Wars helmet mentioned above).  3 sets of handcuffs in the pic probably go with these too and possibly even the tan backpacks depending on which set they've come from.  Not sure of the heads without checking, but probably mean looking with stubble!

    Torso c4/r5 is from the mining city sub-theme.  Usually has a head with sweat beads, so possibly c1/r4 and a silver tin hat with stud on the front (there are a couple in the photo).  Dynamite accessory probably belongs here too.

    White motorcycle is likely from a police set.  Torso c3/r3 might go with this.  Probably plain black legs and a white helmet with visor.  Head usually has silver shades; maybe c1/r7

    Torsos in column 3 with yellow printing look like City Fire.  Legs would be column 2, not sure about the heads, they are usually pretty generic. There are a couple of fire helmets in there and the yellow air-tanks and breathing apparatus probably belong to these too. And the regular axes

    Also might be easy to work some out from the accessories/headgear:

    Dark red/Black cape looks like it's from the CMF evil wizard, but don't see any other parts for it.
    Surfboards should be pretty easy to figure out, also torso c7 looks vaguely familiar as a wetsuit.
    Red hood piece was in a CMF series with a little red riding hood style fig and probably not too many others.
    Bow and arrow to the left of the surfboards was in the Dino Tracker CMF, but can't see any other part for it.  It's not the regular bow design, so won't be in too many other sets either.

    Hopefully something to help you out here.  There are a few more I recognise, but I'll have a proper look later if I have time.
  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 488
    I think I'm gonna take a break from this particular thread til these figs get sorted out 😉
    BumblepantsBrainsluggedAstrobricks
  • ersiersi SlovakiaMember Posts: 221
    @dmcc0
     thank you very much, that helped alot

    @gelkster
    but this thread is about sorting out minifigures and lego sets like this, so I dont think there will be something else
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 17,806
    ersi said:
    @CCC
    Thank you very much, please can you tell which ones are not lego from that picture? I need to throw them away. 


    The one with the molded nose does not look like LEGO, same with the one next to it in the neighbouring column. I might be wrong and they could be from some obscure item but I've never seen them before.
  • ersiersi SlovakiaMember Posts: 221
    @CCC
    thank you :) I think you are right especially theese 2 heads I was trying to find them for  2 hours :D
  • ersiersi SlovakiaMember Posts: 221
    everything sorted, thank you for helping me :) 
  • NoRoadtrippinNoRoadtrippin USAMember Posts: 7
    Hello all. I just introduced myself over in the appropriate thread, and now for my first act...I need a spot of help. We bought my son a couple tubs of bulk pieces to start his LEGO collection. I've figured out a number of sets, but not all of them. These pieces came built as shown. Can anyone pick any set numbers out from these?
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 873
    The bit at lower right appears to be from #31055 Red Racer.
  • NoRoadtrippinNoRoadtrippin USAMember Posts: 7
    @560Heliport, spot on! Thanks! One down...
  • KungFuKennyKungFuKenny Deep in the Heart of TexasMember Posts: 346
    The top combo of pieces seems not to be from a set-- that Tail is likely part 6239 

    https://www.bricklink.com/catalogItemIn.asp?P=6239&in=S

    From what I can tell no set came with the green wedge plates and red tail like that
  • NoRoadtrippinNoRoadtrippin USAMember Posts: 7
    @KungFuKenny thanks for the info. I am not positive that one is from a set either. There are actually either three or four of those tails in the tub. I'll have to verify at home later. This is the only one that showed up attached to other pieces though.
  • KungFuKennyKungFuKenny Deep in the Heart of TexasMember Posts: 346
    @NoRoadtrippin
    The bottom left appears to be from #60182


    Fizyx
  • KungFuKennyKungFuKenny Deep in the Heart of TexasMember Posts: 346
    edited September 12
    Interestingly, there are only 3 sets with that red airplane tail that don't have stickers applied to the piece ( #4858, #4615, and #70721 ).  The first 2 are from the early 2000's, and since the other 2 sets identified above are 2017 and 2018 I would guess #70721 which is from 2014.  The other alternative is that the owner neglected to put the stickers on in which case everything I have just typed is completely useless... ;-). If there are any Minifigures they would be more helpful.
    Brainslugged
  • NoRoadtrippinNoRoadtrippin USAMember Posts: 7
    Thanks on the 60182 tip. You are right on that one. I actually already knew that one was actually in a second bulk buy from a garage sale last weekend as I have most of the camper still assembled. I just didnt catch this set of pieces as being the back of the truck. Unfortunately, that bulk purchase was accomplished by digging through a bunch of tubs of toys they had and picking out every piece of LEGO I could find. I got all of them and a bunch of Nerf darts for all of five dollars, but I am not sure I have any fully complete sets. For example, I have a lot of the camper in this set but I am 100% positive I dont have all of the tires and wheels for it. Nor do I have any of those minifigs.

    For the red wing, I had actually considered the Kai Fighter set, but the bulk buy it came from has included almost 100% of each set that was in it. That in mind, I do not have many of the other unique parts in that set that are very easy to pick out so it would be an anomaly for so little of the set to be present in this case. Maybe your first guess was right and that one wasn't from a set. But then that still begs the question as to why I have four of them and what else they could have come from.

    I am continuing to build out sets tonight to narrow down the remaining parts...just did part of #3827 (Spongebob's Pineapple) and am now on to #7119 (Twin-Pod Cloud Car).
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 873
    Under  that red tail fin is what looks like a Transparent Fluorescent Reddish Orange Corner Plate 3x6 Pc/Tr... which only came in #7257 Ultimate Lightsaber Duel, and that set doesn't have any of those other pieces.
    KungFuKenny
  • BrainsluggedBrainslugged England (the grim North)Member Posts: 863
    @NoRoadtrippin - I guess you've probably spotted this by now, but the two red inverted wedge bricks at the bottom of the assembly with the red tail fin are from the cloud car.

    https://www.bricklink.com/catalogItemIn.asp?P=41765&colorID=5&in=A
    KungFuKenny
  • NoRoadtrippinNoRoadtrippin USAMember Posts: 7
    @Brainslugged yep, figured that out last night. The Spongebob set also takes a couple of those and I was worried for a moment last night that I was short two of them until realizing they were with that red tail. Sounds like more and more pointing towards that just being something the previous owner built up.

    The Lightsaber dual is a possibility I do have one of the long dark gray pieces that form the arena as well as a lot of the 1x2 trans orange tiles. I definitely don't have 100% of that one though.

    Picked up 4 months worth of Booster Brick subscription boxes from a neighbor today. I live in a military neighborhood that is super good about giving extra stuff to neighbors. Posted that we were just getting back into LEGO and looking to buy and a lady put all this out for FREE for us this morning. I've already found some pieces that I was missing in some of these sets I am working on. Big score.
    560HeliportcatwranglerFizyx
  • TheWebExpert1TheWebExpert1 Dillon, SCMember Posts: 35
    I want to apologize in advance if I've repeated any earlier searches in this current request.
  • KungFuKennyKungFuKenny Deep in the Heart of TexasMember Posts: 346
    edited September 13
    @TheWebExpert1

    18 looks like part 3228c -- not seeing any sets with it and the other pieces.
    https://www.bricklink.com/catalogItemIn.asp?P=3228c&in=S

    Part 20 has only appeared in one set #6575 ( in that light grey color) 

    Part 16 may be from the same set (part #30285) if it is white (hard to tell color in your photos). 
    https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?P=30285&idColor=1#T=S&C=1&O={"color":1,"iconly":0}

    15 is part 3474 which appeared in lots of airport and plane sets if I recall.
    https://www.bricklink.com/catalogItemIn.asp?P=3474&in=S
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 The Northwest, USAMember Posts: 1,572
    @TheWebExpert1, a useful tip for identifying parts is to look for the part number on each individual piece you're unsure about. Nearly every part has one, although some are more difficult to see than others. You can then type that part number into Brickset or Bricklink and find what it's full name is, what sets it is found in, etc...

    As an example, 17 above likely has on the bottom the number 4476. You could then search Bricklink for that and find there is a 4476a and 4476b. There is a photo which outlines which one is A and which is B. In your case, I believe yours to be 4476b. That is found in 116 sets. I can't tell from the photo if your part is white or light gray. If white, it is found in 64 sets. If light gray, then it is only found in 6 sets. 

    As you identify additional pieces this way, you'll start to see some sets overlap in the "appeared in" lists. That's a great way to narrow down what set you might possibly have in your bulk lot. 

    I usually reserve this process for the more uncommon/unusual parts as they become more easily identifiable that way. 
    KungFuKennyAstrobricksLittleLori
  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 488
    Yeah half those parts are super common. Any reason they all appear to be white or light grey?
    Astrobricks
  • TheWebExpert1TheWebExpert1 Dillon, SCMember Posts: 35
    I have tried VERY hard to see the numbers on the pieces, but they're just too small.  My camera won't focus that small, and the best magnifying glass I have doesn't help.
  • TheWebExpert1TheWebExpert1 Dillon, SCMember Posts: 35
    Most of the parts pictures are light bluish gray.  I'm working on assembling parts for a Star Wars MOC.
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,472
    I have tried VERY hard to see the numbers on the pieces, but they're just too small.  My camera won't focus that small, and the best magnifying glass I have doesn't help.
    I have a pocket magnifier with a built in LED light that works ok for reading those numbers. Otherwise, I just use a flashlight and hold the piece so it reflects just right, then the numbers are easier to read. Now, if your eyes are “of a certain age” you might want to pick up some cheaters :)
    Switchfoot55
  • TheWebExpert1TheWebExpert1 Dillon, SCMember Posts: 35
    Cheaters?  How are people who cheat going to help?


    Lols.  Of course, I know what he's talking about.  However, those kind of glasses didn't help at all.
  • TheWebExpert1TheWebExpert1 Dillon, SCMember Posts: 35
    Ok, I've updated the three pictures I posted.  Most of the items have now been identified.  I got myself a pretty good magnifying glass, so I was able to see the numbers.

    The few which remain unidentified (circled in white) were ones where I could NOT find a number at ALL.  That's only FIVE pieces left!!

    I figured I'd post the update, in case anyone else was curious as to what piece numbers these are.


  • OldfanOldfan Chicagoland, IL, USAMember Posts: 621
    edited September 17

    Using BL terminology:

    10 and 11 are, respectively, 2463 and 2464, Brick Modified Facet 3x3x2 Top and Bottom.  Used in the 90's for Space, Western, and Aquazone themes.

    25 is 2607, Magnet Holder 2x3

    26 is 30554, Hinge Cylinder Locking 1x3 (no center hole)

    21 is a Freestyle Wheel, either 4259 or 6248 depending on the type of hole (Freestyle pin- or Technic pin-compatible)

  • TheWebExpert1TheWebExpert1 Dillon, SCMember Posts: 35
    Thank you SO much!!  That's all of them. 
    gelkster
  • PaulMPaulM LeedsMember Posts: 38
    Hi, this lot were in a box of Lego donated to our hospice. Don't suppose anyone recognizes them as part of any specific set do they?-Thanks
  • dmcc0dmcc0 Nae far fae AberdeenMember Posts: 737
    edited September 18
    @PaulM

    The Canopy on the bottom right is from #7930 Bounty Hunter Assault Gunship
    AstrobricksMr_Cross
  • KungFuKennyKungFuKenny Deep in the Heart of TexasMember Posts: 346
    edited September 18
    The 2 smaller ones look like Star Wars Advent Calendar builds

    The brown slope, bones, and 6x10 dark green plate are from #9463 The Werewolf

    The Green, red, and dark green build is from #5868 Ferocious Creatures
    Astrobricks
  • PaulMPaulM LeedsMember Posts: 38
    Many Thanks
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 873
    The big green chunk at top is from #5868 Ferocious Creatures; to the left of it, with some yellow, is from #5882 Dino Attack; in front of that, dark brown and bones, #9463 The Werewolf; green with red steering wheel, #4203 Excavator Transport; up top to the right of the big green piece, #70107 Skunk Attack; to the right of that are two pieces from the 2013 Star Wars Advent calendar- an AT-TE and a Naboo starship (I don't remember it's name).
    Astrobricks
  • PaulMPaulM LeedsMember Posts: 38
    Thanks again....
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 873
    And the chunk in the middle is from #70004 Wakz' Pack Tracker. Work interrupted my research, so I didn't realize @KungFuKenny had beat me to it on some of these. :)
    Astrobricks
  • andheandhe UKMember Posts: 2,761
    edited September 18
    Bit of a different one... but I've been lately on a classic castle kick. Having 'discovered' the alt-builds from LEGO's Building Ideas book 250 (from 1987 kids) I've been trying to figure out how they've built the barbecue/spitroast. What parts do you think make up the hog? (the red thing).




    An attempt has been made on this classic-castle.com article http://www.classic-castle.com/sets/articles/ideabook250c.html but I'm not convinced it's correct, but a reasonable attempt at reverse engineering it.

    Sorry for the grainy photo but it's a crop of a jpeg of a scan! (not mine).

    https://brickset.com/sets/250-1/Building-Ideas-Book
    http://peeron.com/scans/250-1/46


  • BrainsluggedBrainslugged England (the grim North)Member Posts: 863
    @andhe - I was starting to come round to the idea that the reverse engineered version was pretty much correct. A 1x1 brick with studs on all sides with two 1x1 plates with clip to act as the legs. The head is just a 1x1 plate with a 1x2 plate.

    However... while the 1x1 brick with studs on 4 sides came out in 1985, the one and only time it has appeared in red is in this year's Star Wars advent calendar. So now I'm confused not only by the original pic, but also by the pic that has been reverse engineered.
    andhe
  • andheandhe UKMember Posts: 2,761
    Thanks @Brainslugged I'd assumed it was a headlight brick due to the era as hadn't realised the alternative was available so early on (albeit in space sets not castle). It's possible it was a non-production part but even then the shape doesn't seem to match up. I'll keep playing around until someone comes up with a definitive answer (if possible!).
  • mrwarcriminalmrwarcriminal Eastern KYMember Posts: 2
    Does anyone know what part this is: its a 1x2 rounded plate with a fixed X or + axel. I cant find a number but can see the LEGO  ID. Ill look again for the number
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 873
    Plastic Motor, Crank/Cross. Design 2853, Element 4119475.
    FizyxAstrobricks
  • AstrobricksAstrobricks Minnesota, USMember Posts: 2,472
    Plastic Motor, Crank/Cross. Design 2853, Element 4119475.
    Or perhaps 4211609, since 4119475 hasn’t been produced since 2003. Hard to tell grey from medium stone grey in pictures.
  • mrwarcriminalmrwarcriminal Eastern KYMember Posts: 2
    Plastic Motor, Crank/Cross. Design 2853, Element 4119475.
    Or perhaps 4211609, since 4119475 hasn’t been produced since 2003. Hard to tell grey from medium stone grey in pictures.
    Thank you. The color of Plastic Motor crank cross 4119475 is a very light grey not like the newer light blue grey. I bought a bunch of mixed LEGOs for extra parts & there was a battery compartment that it may work with. I can not identify this part either. The only marking i can find is L8. This part is a dark stone grey like a dirty grey if it helps.
  • BumblepantsBumblepants DFWMember Posts: 5,833
    ^Check the Insectoids line. I think it comes from there. either #6969 or #6977
    Fizyx
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