Look at these knockoff LEGO products spotted at a Hong Kong night market


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/02/07/look-at-these-knockoff-lego-pr.html


#2

Also readily available on EBAY, Alibaba, etc etc etc…

The Lepin sets are quite good, unless of course they’re actually knockoffs of the copies… maybe they’re fake Lepin?


#3

Are these third/fourth/fifth* shift made or has some enterprising person spun up their own production to get into the “close enough but lower price” market?
* whichever is the one after their normal manufacturing shift
eta: meant reply on the whole thread :wink:


#4

There is a subreddit for it with kits reviews https://www.reddit.com/r/lepin/


#5

I want a Star Plan Mortality Sphere!


#6

Nope. These have been around long before LEGO opened their factory in China.


#7

Lepin isn’t that great. They have much wider manufacturing tolerance, print shitty manuals, and don’t label their bags.


#8

BUILERDS wins it for me.


#9

Wow some of those are some seriously high end lego sets. Wonder if I could get a knock off of the $200 slave one cheap. This must be where those licensed LEGO minifig knock offs come from.


#10

You have convinced me to actually make a purchase of these! Instead of a paint by number set that Legos have become, it might actually be a challenge again! That and I hear of a lot of people complaining that they often change up the models internally where they have less support but also less customized pieces as a result. Which adds to the challenge more!


#11

What, no Star Wart?


#12

There’s a Star Plan arriving from EBay
It’s not licenced by Lucas but it sorta looks okay
There’s a Star Plan unboxing from EBay
The instructions are in chinese and the paint is wrong on Rey
I said:
Let the children use it
Let the children lose it
They’ll never know the difference


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#13

“Star Plan,” okay, whatever. But “Pirates of the Cramarye?” What the deuce?


#14

‘Pirates of the Gramarye’ is an awesome name - dibs for a modern fantasy series.


#15

Staaaar Plans,
nothing but Staaar Plans,
those nutty 'ol Star Plans!


#16

My kids love Star Plan.


#17

More like “Star Plan 9 from Outer Space”

Except Star Plan 9 is coated in bisphenol-A and PCB.


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#19

60 bucks… huh… hmmm… but not sure if they ship? Still, tempting…


#20

I would buy the hell out of that set. Ripoff lego Tor Johnson… YES!