Name that piece (the Brick/Minifigure identification topic)

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Re: Name that piece (the Brick/Minifigure identification top

Post by MoonStarRaven » Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:41 pm

Hopefully this is the right place to ask this.

I have been trying to track down a Lego set I loved as a child, but have had no luck. Its a set that would have been out in the early to mid 1980's. It was a huge Castle set. (800 + Pieces) The only specialty pieces I remember for sure where a lot of these rounded semi circle blocks that looked like this:
http://www.bricklink.com/catalogItemPic.asp?P=3063a" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
But they where light grey in color and where used to make the round castle towers... The castle was made up of the light grey color bricks. I remember the instruction booklet was very detailed and way to complicated for me at the time. I think it may of had some horses to it as well? Unfortunately I'm not 100% sure it was an actual Lego set, although my parents say it was, they think all blocks of that type are Lego's. I've done some research and have come across the kings castle set but that's not it.

Any Help would be greatly appreciated!

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Re: Name that piece (the Brick/Minifigure identification top

Post by vynsane » Thu Feb 24, 2011 9:51 am

Hrm... odd. I can't find any sets in the Castle theme when viewed by year that include that kind of 'macaroni' piece.
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Re: Name that piece (the Brick/Minifigure identification top

Post by MoonStarRaven » Thu Feb 24, 2011 10:10 am

I can't even seem to find any record of that piece even coming in light grey. But I know that's what color they where as the whole castle was light grey. The other thing that's a bit weird is I tried looking it up at a site with a bunch of scans of old Lego instruction booklets. The instructions all seem to be full color pictures. I remember the instructions that came with the castle where mostly typed words with a few black and white illustrations. Which is what made putting the castle together so complicated.

I'm really starting to wonder if it really was an actual Lego set?

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Re: Name that piece (the Brick/Minifigure identification top

Post by ncbarrett » Thu Feb 24, 2011 10:44 am

maybe you are thinking of this piece?

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Re: Name that piece (the Brick/Minifigure identification top

Post by Brickbuilder0937 » Thu Feb 24, 2011 7:34 pm

If the instructions were written then it was definitely not LEGO, every LEGO set ever has had full color picture instructions.

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Re: Name that piece (the Brick/Minifigure identification top

Post by natelite » Fri Feb 25, 2011 5:35 am

Wouldn't it be funny and awesome at the same time if lego comes up with a ucs castle with round towers like the cinderella castle? Just as described in this thread? With a few princesses (with tiara) and knights protecting them from the evil dragon banditos? Makes for a great ucs like the imperial flagship ;)

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Post by jikura » Sat Mar 05, 2011 4:17 pm

I just bought a bunch of loose bricks and figs and have spent hours on brickset trying to figure out which sets a few of the pieces come from. If you recognize any of the pieces, I"d appreciate any help. Thanks.
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Re: Name that piece (the Brick/Minifigure identification top

Post by Brickbuilder0937 » Sat Mar 05, 2011 5:20 pm

The three pieces on the left were in Mars Mission sets, the middle pieces are from Tiger Shark Attack (7773) and the rightmost pieces are from The Batboat: Hunt for Killer Croc (7780).
Edit: After looking at the stickers closer I believe the Mars Mission set is MX-71 Recon Dropship (7692).

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Re: Name that piece (the Brick/Minifigure identification top

Post by jikura » Sun Mar 06, 2011 4:54 pm

Thanks!

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Re: Name that piece (the Brick/Minifigure identification top

Post by MoonStarRaven » Tue Mar 22, 2011 9:47 pm

never mind i figured it out :oops:

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Re: Name that piece (the Brick/Minifigure identification top

Post by ImmortalShark » Mon Mar 28, 2011 1:29 pm

I have a question and this seems the best place for it. How do you tell the difference between?

Plate, Modified 1 x 1 with Clip Horizontal

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Plate, Modified 1 x 1 with Clip Horizontal (open O clip)

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Re: Name that piece (the Brick/Minifigure identification top

Post by Brickbuilder0937 » Mon Mar 28, 2011 5:27 pm

The first one has squared ends the second one has the ends rounded.

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Re: Name that piece (the Brick/Minifigure identification top

Post by ImmortalShark » Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:20 am

Brickbuilder0937 wrote:The first one has squared ends the second one has the ends rounded.
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Name this piece...

Post by Timetempest » Thu Apr 07, 2011 3:18 pm

I can't find a name for this piece anywhere. It's the black piece that fits in the androids right arm from series 3. I've seen them elsewhere too.

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Post by fraslund » Thu Apr 07, 2011 3:42 pm

I have seen it described as Black Bar 1L with Clip Mechanical Claw on bricklink.
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Re: Name that piece (the Brick/Minifigure identification top

Post by vynsane » Thu Apr 07, 2011 4:35 pm

It's not really black, more like a 'gunmetal' color, which Bricklink calls 'Pearl Dark Gray'.

Also, merged.
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Re: Name that piece (the Brick/Minifigure identification top

Post by legitimatealex » Fri Apr 08, 2011 8:22 am

vynsane wrote:It's not really black, more like a 'gunmetal' color, which Bricklink calls 'Pearl Dark Gray'.

Also, merged.
Most people call it pearl dark gray. I've never heard of it referred to as anything else.
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Re: Name that piece (the Brick/Minifigure identification top

Post by vynsane » Fri Apr 08, 2011 1:06 pm

legitimatealex wrote:Most people call it pearl dark gray. I've never heard of it referred to as anything else.
Yeah, but I'm sure that's not the 'official' name, per TLG. Maybe it's in LDD Extended, but I haven't noticed it yet.
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Re: Name that piece (the Brick/Minifigure identification top

Post by benfoldsrock » Mon Apr 25, 2011 12:40 pm

Can anybody help me on this Star wars minifigures. I got a box of legos and there are tons of minifigures parts to sort through. This one was different because the color is really shining gold and not the usual pearl gold. I think it is a special edition made in 2007 chrome gold C-3PO. it's a little chipped but just wondering if anyone can clarify and help identify it. Just want to double check before i sell it on ebay. THanks!!

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Re: Name that piece (the Brick/Minifigure identification top

Post by legogod » Tue Apr 26, 2011 8:29 am

Those guys were randomly inserted in Star Wars sets back for the 30th anniversary. On eBay, people have them listed for quite a bit. 4521221 is the set number and they are quite rare. Enjoy!

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