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[Master thread] Help identifying parts, sets and minifigs

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  • KungFuKennyKungFuKenny Deep in the Heart of TexasMember Posts: 1,332
    For 3 I typed in “claws bones olive green” I believe (although I knew it was a Croc faction member from Chima by just looking)
    andhe560Heliport
  • andheandhe UKMember Posts: 3,112
    edited July 26
    A lot of it is just being familiar with figs or the type of fig, eg recognising what's likely to be a star wars torso rather than a Ninjago one. For number 4 I recognised it as a city type torso but searched 'carabiner' (the clip on the front). Sometimes it's just trial and error trying to guess how bricklink has categorised something, but you eventually get an idea of the sort of things that are important.
    gmonkey76KungFuKenny
  • Legojack10231Legojack10231 USAMember Posts: 71
    It looks like key words on what’s actually on the torso like red harness carabiner helps in the search. 
  • Legojack10231Legojack10231 USAMember Posts: 71
    This is some of the Star Wars minifigure I couldn’t find. There’s so many variations of the Darth Vader minifigure, it’s hard to find. 
  • The_RancorThe_Rancor Dorset, UKMember Posts: 1,262
    edited July 26
    1. Clone Trooper Episode III Dark Red Markings torso from #7250
    2. Clone Trooper Sergeant torso from #75000
    3. Jek-14 with Stormtrooper Helmet torso with legs and missing arm from #75051
    4. TIE Pilot torso with legs - could be from a number of pre-2012 TIE sets but #4479 and #7146 are good examples
    5. Light up lightsaber Darth Vader from #7263
    gmonkey76KungFuKennyandheMr_Cross
  • Legojack10231Legojack10231 USAMember Posts: 71
    Thank you. I hope to find the missing pieces. 
  • Legojack10231Legojack10231 USAMember Posts: 71
    Some more Star Wars minifigures I couldn’t find. I’m currently working on Super Hero minifigures. I thought I knew my Super Heroes well but apparently not. Even Superman has so many variations. 
  • andheandhe UKMember Posts: 3,112
    edited July 27
    2. Is a sith trooper 
    https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?M=sw0436#T=S&O={"iconly":0}
    3. Is a bomb squad trooper 
    https://www.bricklink.com/catalogItemIn.asp?M=sw0299&in=S
    4. Looks like this
    https://www.bricklink.com/catalogItemIn.asp?P=973px58c01&in=M
    5. Isn't star wars but is space 
    https://www.bricklink.com/catalogItemIn.asp?P=973p61&in=M

    Knew that last one looked 90s and ended up searching 'gold torso'. 
    Mr_Cross
  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross East Anglia (UK)Member Posts: 1,297
    Honestly, @Legojack10231 I think you could have found many of these and the previous ones on your own. After sixty posts exclusively in this thread, perhaps it's time to give something back to the community by engaging in some other discussions? Not having a go, just a gentle suggestion.
    KungFuKennygelkster
  • Legojack10231Legojack10231 USAMember Posts: 71
    Thank you for the honesty Mr_Cross. I’m new to searching minifigures. I’ve been building bricks and builds all this time. Having you guys help me find these torsos gives me an idea what keywords I need. 
  • Legojack10231Legojack10231 USAMember Posts: 71
    No. 2 doesn’t look like a Sith Trooper. Is it a different variation? Also what would be good key words to search for No. 1 ? 
  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross East Anglia (UK)Member Posts: 1,297
    Try: Clone or Trooper or Armour. Failing that, trawl Star Wars here.
    Nothing will help your searching skills like ploughing through pages on the Brickset main page and Bricklink and following a theme looking at the names.
    I will freely admit it requires a lot of esoteric knowledge and educated guesses.
  • The_RancorThe_Rancor Dorset, UKMember Posts: 1,262
    edited July 27
    1. Looks like a ‘Clone Trooper Clone Wars’ https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?M=sw0201&name=Clone Trooper Clone Wars&category=[Star Wars][Star Wars The Clone Wars]#T=S&O={"iconly":0}
    Clone troopers usually have that kind of torso with the curves underneath the breastplate.

    2 is definitely a Sith Trooper, but with the red ones released with Episode IX this can make things a little confusing because the one you have is an Old Republic one.

    Always happy to give some Star Wars context
    Mr_Crossandhe
  • andheandhe UKMember Posts: 3,112
    No. 2 doesn’t look like a Sith Trooper. Is it a different variation? Also what would be good key words to search for No. 1 ? 

    Sorry, I was one my phone so linked the wrong figure. It's the other sith trooper from the same set https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?M=sw0443#T=S&O={"iconly":0}

  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 607
    Wake me up when this minifig discussion ends.
    😴😴😴
  • Legojack10231Legojack10231 USAMember Posts: 71
    Thank you for the help. I really appreciate it. 
  • Legojack10231Legojack10231 USAMember Posts: 71
    I found many minifigures today using the techniques I’ve recently learned. These 3 I just couldn’t find. I tried many different combinations. Torso color, hose pattern, red panel, tan vest, red harness, dark bluish gray belt, arm color/hand color. Nothing seems to get a match. 
  • The_RancorThe_Rancor Dorset, UKMember Posts: 1,262
    I don’t have much time to find the detail right now but 1 is definitely a clone pilot torso and 2 is definitely a Hoth Rebel trooper, both from Star Wars. You could use those terms to find the torsos that matched.

    3 looks like a coastguard torso from City
  • Legojack10231Legojack10231 USAMember Posts: 71
    That’s great. Thank you so much. That will help narrow down the search. I will resume the search later on today. 
  • iadamsiadams UKMember Posts: 34
  • Legojack10231Legojack10231 USAMember Posts: 71
    Thank you guys. I was able to complete the 3 minifigures. I actually entered “torso orange harness” when searching but I think I added a few more words so it didn’t give a match. 
  • MorkManMorkMan Phoenix, Arizona, USAMember Posts: 867
    Friend from high school is selling ALL her sons LEGO.... I hope I get first dibs, but who knows.
    can you tell any specific sets from this picture? I was only good enough to identify an 48x48 baseplate. Cheers!
  • The_RancorThe_Rancor Dorset, UKMember Posts: 1,262
    edited July 29
    The top disc from Mini Millennium Falcon #4488 is there. The DBG boat hull/deck piece could be from #92710, #92711, #60005, #60085, #4642 or #60147. You could use other pieces in the box to determine exactly which boat.

    Unusually, it also looks like you have an exclusive DBG wall piece in there which only appeared in #4194 Whitecap Bay. If you had the rest of Whitecap Bay in there that would be very nice!

    Everything else is pretty samey but you could look up that large brown curvy piece too.

    I think some of the links aren’t working but you can use the numbers to find the pieces or sets!
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 1,911
    There looks to be a Sand Red 4x4 plate- which only came in #4501 Mos Eisley Cantina.
    MorkManMr_CrossBumblepants
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 1,911
    The red door and frame next to the grey boat piece were made from 1973-1980... so there could be some really old parts and/or sets in there! Maybe your friend's childhood LEGO? I hope you get them! 
    MorkManandheMr_Cross
  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross East Anglia (UK)Member Posts: 1,297
    edited July 29
    Trans neon-green bubble canopy bottom right corner which means either #76025 or #70163.

    Although if it's trans bright-green, more likely to be an Atlantis set in there!
    MorkMan
  • MorkManMorkMan Phoenix, Arizona, USAMember Posts: 867
    The red door and frame next to the grey boat piece were made from 1973-1980... so there could be some really old parts and/or sets in there! Maybe your friend's childhood LEGO? I hope you get them! 
    I was told it was her son’s (now 18) sets and her husbands sets (he’s 46) from when he was a kid. And he grew up for a couple years in Czechoslovakia until he came to the USA at age 8.
    560HeliportSwitchfoot55Mr_Cross
  • skerperskerper FloridaMember Posts: 3
    Hi, this is my first post. I am usually pretty good at identifying parts but this one has me stumped. Can anyone help? 
    andhe
  • KungFuKennyKungFuKenny Deep in the Heart of TexasMember Posts: 1,332
    edited July 30
    skerper said:
    Hi, this is my first post. I am usually pretty good at identifying parts but this one has me stumped. Can anyone help? 
    Do you know what size the piece is (2x2, etc?)
  • skerperskerper FloridaMember Posts: 3
    It's not a sticker. It's feels like vinyl. It measures 14x14. The white holes are actual holes through the vinyl.
  • gmonkey76gmonkey76 ChicagoMember Posts: 1,593
    @skerper it's from set #7315 Solar Explorer from the Life on Mars subtheme of Space. Bricklink calls it White Plastic Square 14 x 14 with Solar Panel Pattern part no. x152px1 
    560HeliportMr_Crossrd1899KungFuKenny
  • skerperskerper FloridaMember Posts: 3
    Thanks for the help. I may have enough parts around to almost build this.
  • Legojack10231Legojack10231 USAMember Posts: 71
    Hi guys, if you recognize this minifigure, just mention a name. No links needed. I’m working on my search skills. I’ve tried “dark tan torso silver buckle, suspenders, belt”. No luck. Thanks. 
  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross East Anglia (UK)Member Posts: 1,297
    Resistance trooper
  • Legojack10231Legojack10231 USAMember Posts: 71
    Thank you Mr_Cross. I appreciate it. 
  • Legojack10231Legojack10231 USAMember Posts: 71
    “dark orange utility belt”... I didn’t think of that.. Minifigure searches can get tricky. 
    andhe
  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross East Anglia (UK)Member Posts: 1,297
    There really is no reliable consistency at Bricklink, it's just a result of the many different people who create inventories and naturally describe things differently. Not a criticism, just the nature of the beast.
    I would call that a design a harness or a gun belt before I hit upon utility...
    FYI. I knew it was Star Wars (too many results) but actually found it by searching "dark tan torso" (only 8 pages) followed to top of page three... I should have started with "resistance" there's only 33 minifigs and this torso features three times on the first page!
    I generally find a broader search term will net the item I'm looking for, but I need to look through more pages (sometimes unsuccessfully), the advantage of this approach for me however, is that I always, always find other interesting things I wasn't aware of! Onto the old wants list they go!
    andhe
  • Legojack10231Legojack10231 USAMember Posts: 71
    Thank you for this insight. I have found minifigures just by torso color and the accessories on them. Knowing the right name for the accessories is the tricky part. 
    andhe
  • 7BS7BS CaliforniaMember Posts: 49
    These are from a used lot—I'm pretty sure they're not LEGO and I haven't been able to find them on Bricklink, but was hoping for a second opinion before I throw them out.

    Thanks!
  • benbacardibenbacardi EnglandMember Posts: 601
    edited August 15
    That gun is most certainly not LEGO! They won't make modern combat weapons.
  • rd1899rd1899 U.S.A.Member Posts: 151
    The blade weapon and the firearm both look to be BrickArms parts:
    Machete - http://www.brickarms.com/Machete.php
    "ARC - Advanced Recon Carbine"  - http://www.brickarms.com/ARC.php

    The other item looks to be Playmobil.
    Bear claw collar - https://playmodb.org/cgi-bin/showpart.pl?partnum=30-09-8040

    KungFuKennyAstrobricks7BSandhegmonkey76
  • 7BS7BS CaliforniaMember Posts: 49
    Many thanks @rd1899!
    rd1899
  • lnonglnong CAMember Posts: 4
    During the early to mid 1980s, my parents bought me a space Lego set having a lunar-ish vehicle that has either 6 or 8 extended arms (3 or 4 on each side).  Because of the timeframe, i can assume it's part of the Classic Space collection but over the past few days of googling, i cannot find a single image of it anywhere.  I even looked at images in the lego catalogs from 1979 to 1987 and could not find this vehicle.  The closest one would be the 6880 Surface Explorer but that only has 2 arms (front and back).  The vehicle I had has the same gray tones but is slightly more bulky than the surface explorer.  Does anyone here remember, know or have the item im describing?  Before you say that I'm probably crazy and that it doesn't exist, let me tell you that about 1 year ago, i did see it on ebay.  I even remember having a brief nostalgic moment when i saw it, and i noted the name and lego number for it as well.  But i totally forgot about it until now.  Unfortunately i forgot the name and number for it as well.  I hope someone here knows the item I'm trying to look for.  (And also why it doesn't appear in any Lego catalog?!)
  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross East Anglia (UK)Member Posts: 1,297
    Brickset lists every Classic Space set here. If it's not in that list, it's potentially in a later subtheme of space.
    I'm a pretty big fan of Space LEGO, but I'm not sure I recall something that closely resembles the kind of thing you've described, certainly within the era you mention at least.

    Bricklink lists all the sets with those extending/bendable arms here.
    Failing that, was it definitely LEGO? Tente and Tyco both had a space range in the 80s too.
    Hope that helps. Please let us know if you find it!


    KungFuKenny560Heliport
  • lnonglnong CAMember Posts: 4
    Mr_Cross said:
    ...was it definitely LEGO? ...Please let us know if you find it!
    See, that's the thing.  I cannot find it in any list, catalog, image, etc on the web.  Yes, I am 100% sure it was LEGO (because I never bought a building block set of another brand).  Thanks, I will keep looking and will inform you all if I find it again
  • KungFuKennyKungFuKenny Deep in the Heart of TexasMember Posts: 1,332
    lnong said:
    Mr_Cross said:
    ...was it definitely LEGO? ...Please let us know if you find it!
    See, that's the thing.  I cannot find it in any list, catalog, image, etc on the web.  Yes, I am 100% sure it was LEGO (because I never bought a building block set of another brand).  Thanks, I will keep looking and will inform you all if I find it again
    Do you remember anything about the minifigs?  Colors, uniforms, etc?  That would help narrow it down also...
  • The_RancorThe_Rancor Dorset, UKMember Posts: 1,262
    When I read the set description I immediately thought of #6928 Uranium Search Vehicle because it has many ‘arms’ and its more bulky than 6880. But it’s more blue than grey overall and apparently isn’t in any of the obvious catalogues. As Kenny mentions, minifigures, or even any specific parts included in the set like wheels or tools could provide a clue.
  • 560Heliport560Heliport Twin Cities, MN, USAMember Posts: 1,911
    What comes to mind for me is #6901 Mobile Lab. It has just one bendy arm on the front, but six legs with wheels, it's grey, and came out in 1980. 
    Mr_Cross
  • gelkstergelkster MN, USAMember Posts: 607
    You're certain it was a retail release? A store-bought set?
  • Mr_CrossMr_Cross East Anglia (UK)Member Posts: 1,297
     @560Heliport I thought #6901 too, limited release and afaik it's not in many catalogues, so that fits as well. It's just those doc ock arms on the side... I'm wondering about 'b' models?
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