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[Master thread] Help identifying parts, sets and minifigs

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  • TinKnockerHimesTinKnockerHimes Member Posts: 76
    edited January 2013
    Greetings all, Just bought a used star wars set 8088, put it all together an this piece was in the bag an I have no clue where or what it goes too, I searched Bricklink, but a noob at all this so was hoping someone would have better look than I

    IMG_1971_zpsc216a508 photo IMG_1971_zpsc216a508.jpg
  • JosephJoseph Member Posts: 629
    edited January 2013
    ^ It's a rubber band holder so it doesn't go anywhere on the actual module. http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=41752
  • TinKnockerHimesTinKnockerHimes Member Posts: 76
    well that does explain why the rubber bands were wrapped around it when the set arrived!
    andhe
  • andheandhe UKMember Posts: 3,872
    ^I've seen them used in builds/MOCs, but they are a rather odd shape for their primary purpose it seems.
  • sandtherapysandtherapy Member Posts: 108
    I just found these in a pile of Fisher-Price Construx. They have LEGO printed on the back but I can't find a number. Any ideas?
  • SirBenSirBen In the Hall of the Mountain KingMember Posts: 592
    @sandtherapy they look like the Train Level Crossing Center Rail Cap Insert 2 x 14 x 2/3 http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=812
  • sandtherapysandtherapy Member Posts: 108
    Thank you very much SirBen.
  • ShpadoinkleShpadoinkle 13 hours West of BillundMember Posts: 420
    This looks to be a lid of some sort, but darned if I can find out what it's for!
  • OldfanOldfan Chicagoland, IL, USAMember Posts: 702
    edited February 2013
    Wow, I get to answer one! That's an X-Pod lid (see http://www.brickset.com/detail/?set=4349-1 for the red version).

    People have made some cool MOCs using these parts, and the Hoth Rebel Base http://www.brickset.com/detail/?set=7666 used them for the anti-personnel turret.
  • ShpadoinkleShpadoinkle 13 hours West of BillundMember Posts: 420
    Awesome! Too bad it doesn't have the rest of the container, those are nifty!
  • AFFOL_Shellz_BellzAFFOL_Shellz_Bellz Member Posts: 1,263
    Any idea if these two helmets are Lego or a competing brand. The one with the yellow spiral on top says "Pro Art Works" across the bill and "Shoei" on the side, the other has no wording. Looked on BL but did not find either. They came in a 40 lb lot of bulk that has some MB and some BTR mixed in.
  • eelikayeelikay Member Posts: 1
    edited February 2013
    So I felt like rebuilding an old set in lego digital designer, got about half way through and I came to a piece that I couldn't find anywhere in the pallet. Looked for about an hour. So I decided to search the piece database for this piece. I looked at every single yellow and white piece known to lego history and I couldn't find this piece anywhere. Which was odd because from what I remember from my collection of legos this piece was quite common (having at least 4). Here is the piece in question:
    image

    Has this piece like fell off of the face of the earth?! Please help!
  • oldtodd33oldtodd33 Denver 4800 miles to BillundMember Posts: 2,655
    Do you mean this piece? According to BL, it was last made in 2003. http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=4214
  • eelikayeelikay Member Posts: 1
    Yes! It isn't in the database for this site and I don't think it's available in LDD
  • LegobrandonCPLegobrandonCP CanadaMember Posts: 1,917
    ^^^ Ahh... those were the best hinges. Way better than the clicky ones LEGO manufactures now.
    Oldfan
  • AFFOL_Shellz_BellzAFFOL_Shellz_Bellz Member Posts: 1,263
    Could someone please address my question about the helmets in the above picture? Thank you in advance.
  • plasmodiumplasmodium UKMember Posts: 1,956
    ^I am fairly sure those are non-Lego.
    AFFOL_Shellz_Bellz
  • AFFOL_Shellz_BellzAFFOL_Shellz_Bellz Member Posts: 1,263
    That was what I thought but many pieces I'd thought were not Lego turned out to be! Thanks for confirming.
  • brickriverbrickriver Member Posts: 27
    trust me thouse helmets are not lego.
    AFFOL_Shellz_Bellz
  • AFFOL_Shellz_BellzAFFOL_Shellz_Bellz Member Posts: 1,263
    Thank you! They have been filed in the round (garbage can).
  • sockmonkeysockmonkey Member Posts: 2
    ok, i got one i cannot find anywhere.

    image

    any help, much appreciated
  • JosephJoseph Member Posts: 629
    edited February 2013
    ^ That looks like: http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=4590 (which came in #6905 and #6919.)
    sockmonkey
  • sockmonkeysockmonkey Member Posts: 2
    edited February 2013
    Joseph said:

    ^ That looks like: http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=4590 (which came in #6905 and #6919.)

    awesome, thanks!

    i never know how to describe them when looking them up in bricklink
  • JosephJoseph Member Posts: 629
    ^ Often times I find it helpful to look through the relevant category; for instance in this case, I just looked under the "plate, modified" section.
  • sandtherapysandtherapy Member Posts: 108
    I can't seem to find a part number on these.
  • peterlinddkpeterlinddk DenmarkMember Posts: 170
    The yellow pistons are 2851 Technic Piston Round.
    The cylinder (you must have one more somewhere) is 2850 Technic Engine Cylinder.
    The two small rods still connected inside the pistons, are: 2852 Technic Engine Connecting Rod.
    The yellow "pins" are part of a crankshaft, and called: 2853 Technic Engine Crankshaft.
    The red pin is a normal technic axle, 32062 Technic Axle 2 Notched.

    Oh, and I have a feeling they all must be from set #8291 - Dirt Bike.
  • sandtherapysandtherapy Member Posts: 108
    Hello peterlinddk,
    Thank you and I must confirm that you are exactly right! I did a bit more research after my recent post. Indeed, these are from 8291 - Dirt Bike.
    Good call and thanks for the help.
    Janie
  • TinKnockerHimesTinKnockerHimes Member Posts: 76
    photo IMG_2747_zpsf75a7895.jpg

    just a few things I have not been able to identify, and the crazy color in the bottom right corner
  • sandtherapysandtherapy Member Posts: 108
    Several of these go to 6969: Celestial Stinger Space/Insectoids.

    The crazy rose/pink color is mostly found in the Life on Mars series.

    The top left printed piece is from 5958 Mummy's Tomb.

    The yellow one in the middle is found in several of the Alpha Team sets.
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 3,004

    Several of these go to 6969: Celestial Stinger Space/Insectoids.

    The crazy rose/pink color is mostly found in the Life on Mars series.

    The top left printed piece is from 5958 Mummy's Tomb.

    The yellow one in the middle is found in several of the Alpha Team sets.

    Expanding on this, the name for that pinkish color, used by both Bricklink and The LEGO Group, is Sand Red. It had a very brief lifespan; Life on Mars was one of the only themes to use this color in sizable quantities.

    As a trivia point, the "tone family" (my term, not TLG's) that Sand Red fits into also includes Sand Blue, , and Sand Violet, three colors also used widely in Life on Mars, but also another color that people don't tend to associate with these: Sand Yellow, better known to the AFOL community as Dark Tan. There were also metallic equivalents of Sand Blue, Sand Violet, and Sand Yellow, all of which are now discontinued. Metallic Sand Yellow is called Flat Dark Gold by Bricklink. I have no knowledge of whether any sets actually used Metallic Sand Violet, but it is on LEGO color palettes from the early naughts.
    mressin
  • CCCCCC UKMember Posts: 20,526
    Is sand green (one of my favourite colours) in the same family, or just coincidence?
  • TinKnockerHimesTinKnockerHimes Member Posts: 76
    cool!!! thanks for the help and knowledge, I was able to identify both sets #7314 and #6969, but most of the wings are missing from that
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 3,004
    edited February 2013
    CCC said:

    Is sand green (one of my favourite colours) in the same family, or just coincidence?

    Yes, it is, I coded my post wrong. It was supposed to say "Sand Blue, Sand Green, and Sand Violet", linking to each-- instead I accidentally left out the text for "Sand Green" and linked a comma and the word "and" to the page for the color.
  • MorkManMorkMan Phoenix, Arizona, USA.Member Posts: 900
    edited February 2013
    Is this really a set? I'd love to know...
    flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8516785064/
    supposedly it's a united airlines plane. I think it's a MOC, but I can't tell for sure.
  • peterlinddkpeterlinddk DenmarkMember Posts: 170
    MorkMan said:

    Is this really a set? I'd love to know...
    flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8516785064/
    supposedly it's a united airlines plane. I think it's a MOC, but I can't tell for sure.

    It is a MOC - the tailwing doesn't seem to be a LEGO element, but something else (I can't quite see from the rather small picture). Are the wings made with two plates on top of each other? If so, that also signals MOC.
    And there is something weird going on with the front-wheels - even if the current cockpit is just some random brick, there wouldn't be room for a proper cockpit ... So all signs point to MOC.

    If I'm wrong, I'll eat a 2x4 plate :)
  • AanchirAanchir United StatesMember Posts: 3,004
    MorkMan said:

    Is this really a set? I'd love to know...
    flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8516785064/
    supposedly it's a united airlines plane. I think it's a MOC, but I can't tell for sure.

    I'm leaning towards "clone brand" rather than "MOC", since the tail, engines, and wheels seem to be non-LEGO elements. Can't find a picture of a set quite like this one through a Google search but as far as I can tell it is an American Airlines, not United Airlines, plane. Note the "AA" logo on the tail. Whether it was originally an American Airlines plane or is a generic or differently-branded plane someone customized is anyone's guess... it's not a very good photo.
  • MorkManMorkMan Phoenix, Arizona, USA.Member Posts: 900
    Thanks, @Aanchir & @peterlinddk. I think you've helped me to NOT pick this one up for $20. I thought if it was real, it might be rare(ish) and worth it. Definitely not since I agree with your thoughts on it being a MOC. Thank you!
  • MorkManMorkMan Phoenix, Arizona, USA.Member Posts: 900
    I guess I'm on a roll, so I'll ask this one. There's some sort of modified three-sided brick with post (?) as the base for this train. Any thoughts on what it's called and/or the number? I can't figure out how to find it out...
    flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/8517716974/
  • SirBenSirBen In the Hall of the Mountain KingMember Posts: 592
    @MorkMan, I believe that piece is the Brick, Modified 1 x 2 x 2/3 with Studs on Sides, http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=4595
  • Dark_PegasusDark_Pegasus Member Posts: 37
    Hey everyone,

    I'm back again and stuck on trying to find a particular part I have seen used in loads of mocs recently. After searching on bricklink under various categories I just can't seem to track it down.

    It can be seen in this moc here http://www.flickr.com/photos/buurli_burri/8524185884/sizes/o/in/photostream/ (not made by me) and are the two staffs with crystals held by the minifigures on the path.

    If someone with greater bricklink experience than me could track them down I'd be very grateful.

    Thanks,

    DP
  • peterlinddkpeterlinddk DenmarkMember Posts: 170
    Ah yes - that staff is not an official LEGO-element, but an extra produced by BrickForge: http://www.brickforge.com/store/product.php?productid=16369&cat=0&page=1 - It is quite cool, and suits Gandalf way better than the standard "stick" he has in the official sets.
    Dark_Pegasus
  • Dark_PegasusDark_Pegasus Member Posts: 37
    Ahhh that explains why i couldn't find it. Thank you very much peter, that saves me further hours of futile scanning on bricklink!
  • Brick_ObsessionBrick_Obsession in a "Brick" house - Calgary, AlbertaMember Posts: 656
    I am looking for the part number of the black fence in the picture attached. If anyone can identify it for me that would be greatly appreciated.

    image
  • kwkwkwkw USAMember Posts: 1,209
    off topic but that mouse trap looks like the raptor enclosure from Jurassic Park....drool...must build now...
  • sidersddsidersdd USAMember Posts: 2,432
    edited March 2013
    99061 (color code 4653790) - comes in Dino Defense HQ
    http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=99061

    (Mods should move the post to here:
    http://www.bricksetforum.com/discussion/513/master-thread-help-identifying-parts)
  • sidersddsidersdd USAMember Posts: 2,432
    edited March 2013
    Oh wait, looks like this one. 6046
    http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=6046

    Last seen in black in Lavatraz.
  • CrownieCrownie WA StateMember Posts: 228
    I wish I had something to contribute other than..."awesome!" Do I see a magnet 'locking' mechanism at the doors' base?

    Brings back memories of trying to create a working scale model of the Indiana Jones Spike Chamber as a kid...
  • akunthitaakunthita USAMember Posts: 1,038
    @sidersdd, yep, it's that one! I have a bunch of those in black so I'm very positive that's a match. BTW, even though they haven't been used in a recent set they are very cheap on Bricklink and the black ones are available in great quantities for less than 40 cents...(c;
  • richoricho Member Posts: 3,830
    Funny that the raptor pen was mentioned, I used this very part for a Jurassic park raptor pen.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/7965579412/in/photostream
  • maquesmaques HungaryMember Posts: 96
    Hi, I'm updating PAB2BSX database [again], and came across some "uncertain" things, can anyone clarify what are the BrickLink IDs of the following PAB items:

    1)
    6045952 - 10498 - Shell A 3M Ball Snap Ø10.2
    http://customization.lego.com/en-US/pab/default.aspx?itemid=6045952

    6045953 - 10498 - Shell A 3M Ball Snap Ø10.2
    http://customization.lego.com/en-US/pab/default.aspx?itemid=6045953

    I suspect one of those 90639/40/41/xx-s, but haven't seen one and the PAB image is very "transparent" so hard for me to be 100%


    2)
    6044729 - 13971 - Rim Narrow ؘ18x7 W Hole ؘ4.8
    http://customization.lego.com/en-US/pab/default.aspx?itemid=6044729

    I suspect, this is:
    http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItem.asp?P=56902

    but again, I'm not 100% sure [just 99...]


    Thanks
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