We use numbers as a quick and convenient way to instantly identify any LEGO® set. Numbers on the first sets we made were 3 digits long, but as we made more and more sets, we started using longer numbers. Currently, set numbers are 5-7 digits long and are featured prominently on the box and instructions for the set.
What do numbers on Legos mean?
Each mould also produces several examples of each part per injection cycle, so the position number pinpoints exactly where a part was made. If there are problems with parts (they’re mismoulded, break easily, etc), this information helps Lego with tracking down where and when a specific part was made.
What do the numbers on the bottom of LEGO pieces mean?
Design numbers identify the shape of the part. They first appeared on the underside of parts around 1985 but it’s believed that they started to be used internally from 1968. The numbering series began at 3001, which is the 2×4 brick.
How do you read Lego numbers?
Check for visible part numbers
Look for a 4 or 5 digit part ID on the element. These are usually printed on the inside. A magnifying glass and good lighting can be helpful. Many bricks will also have other numbers printed on them, but only the 4 or 5 digit numbers are useful for identifying parts.
Are LEGO minifigures numbered?
The numbering of the figures in each set below is in accordance with the visual guide sheet which is included within the individual packets for each series.
What is the most rare LEGO piece?
Set 926-1, ‘The Space Command Centre’ is the most valuable LEGO set, currently valued at $10,141. Released in 2013, the ‘Mr. Gold’ Minifigure has seen the highest appreciation of any LEGO set, increasing from its retail price of $2.99 to now being valued at $4,680.
How many different LEGO pieces are there 2020?
LEGO currently have 60+ different colors in production. There are 3,700+ different LEGO elements (this includes all LEGO bricks and other LEGO elements.) Every second, 7 LEGO sets are sold by retailers around the world.