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Post Icon Posted: Sep 1st, 2008 at 07:43 pm

I purchased a friend's Lego collection a while back, and when sorting the pieces I came across a decent chunk that were from other brands. I was able to identify the K'nex, Mega Bloks, and TYCO pieces, but there is a large portion that are from a brand that I have never seen before. I took a couple of pics of some of the pieces using a friend's digital camera (the colors are a bit off due to the lighting used), and I am hoping that someone will be able to identify what I have.



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Post Icon Posted: Sep 1st, 2008 at 09:20 pm

Hi xarenhypr, and welcome to The Bloks Forum!

The pieces in the photo are Tandem Bricks, a brand I've seldom seen in North America. This is the company that produced the bricks for the Lord of the Rings brick toys released by Playmates a number of years back, but the product line failed spectacularly and was discontinued midstream. Those sets featured mostly earthtones, with a lot of gray, very dark brown, and a sort of speckled burnt orange color.

I suspect that the bricks in your photos came from a more generic set, released directly by Tandem, which also made basic sets kind of like those made by LEGO. I picked up one on ebay a few years ago, and it was pretty much entirely basic bricks. I found the colors to be close approximation of their LEGO equivalents, and overall the plastic quality was quite good, if a bit softer than true LEGO.

FWIW, you can still find those Lord of the Rings sets on ebay from time to time, and their quality was likewise pretty good.

Let us know if you'd like more info!


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Post Icon Posted: Sep 2nd, 2008 at 08:15 pm

Thank you for the quick reply Smiley.

I actually had to look pretty closely to tell most of these pieces from the Lego bricks, particularly the red and blue bricks (clutch strength seems to be about the same too).
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