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LEPIN 16001 whcih is a lego clone comes direct from china etc build quality is superb i have had a few models and over half the price of lego Read More
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LEPIN 16001 whcih is a lego clone
comes direct from china etc
build quality is superb i have had a few models and over half the price of lego
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#1
100 quid for a cheap ripoff you kidding right?
#2
£100 for a knock off?? Coldie McColdpants I'm afraid
1 Like #3
I'm suprised replicas are allowed on HUKD.
#4
Mandz27
I'm suprised replicas are allowed on HUKD.


Gearbest, aliexpress and banggood get away with it
1 Like #5
not a clone as a clone is a duplicate,this is a rip off which will help put a lot of uk people out of work.
8 Likes #6
To all the people that are unaware. If you buy this product you are not supporting the real ghostbusters.
1 Like #7
this stuff is only fit for making a dripper on bonfire night
#8
seamanwa11
this stuff is only fit for making a dripper on bonfire night

Are you trying to imply it is sub par quality? If so what is your actual basis for this reply?
1 Like #9
From what I've read the quality on these is actually pretty damn good.

there's plenty other "cheap alternatives" on here of a questionable manufacturing that people go bonkers over.
Don't see why this should be any different tbh... Heat!
#10
For people that wear a fake Rolex and drive a kit car look alike. How to make your family look a laughing stock. Oh look what Father Christmas got me. Cold.
1 Like #11
I got 4 ghostbusters figures of Amazon as my 3 year old was into ghostbusters,the print is not very clear and the clutch tolerance is far from genuine lego,straight in the bin and purchased genuine ecto-1.
7 Likes #12
this is stolen intellectual property and not a good deal compared to £220 for the genuine product, given that:

(a) you are liable for VAT/fees (at least £20) on this
(b) it's likely to have missing pieces and there is no come back (Lego will replace missing/broken pieces, no questions asked, not going to happen here)
(c) the pieces are inferior quality plastic and the minifigures terrible
(d) it is never going to appreciate in value
(e) you are supporting the theft of the ingenuity & endeavour of Western engineers and workers by state-sponsored Chinese rip-off merchants.
(f) they don't pay any taxes or support any of the infrastructure we use
(g) when you put this thing together you are going to feel like cheap and dirty
(h) if your friends or family see that it's fake (there are no Lego logos on the bricks) you are going to look like a wally. What exactly will be your justification for selling out Western civilisation for cheap Chinese crap? 'I NEEDED to have this plastic toy, but I didn't want to pay the cost of designing, developing and licensing it?' What a plonker.

If you want to buy Chinese construction bricks, there are plenty of them not using stolen designs. But guess what you don't want that, do you? Because it's not very good, let's be honest. The only reason this appeals is because they've directly stolen (a) the Ghostbusters IP (b) the Lego designers' IP. And yes, it is much cheaper, but so are pirate DVDs - there's a reason why it's cheap.
2 Likes #13
malm
not a clone as a clone is a duplicate,this is a rip off which will help put a lot of uk people out of work.

Since when was Lego made in the U.K. Lol
1 Like #14
defard
malm
not a clone as a clone is a duplicate,this is a rip off which will help put a lot of uk people out of work.
Since when was Lego made in the U.K. Lol

Lego directly employ 200 people in London

http://thelongandshort.org/spaces/lego-creative-london-hq

Indirectly the sales of legitimate lego products through UK retailers supports thousands of jobs (in toy shops etc.). Buying a stolen design from China only supports crooks.
#15
If they can get away with stealing from Lego what will be next maybe it will be your Job on the line when they copy your companies products.Just look at Speak out the game how much are legitimate UK retailers going to lose out on that.
With the likes of Tesco already cutting back on worker hours,buy British and keep yourself in a job.
#16
dudedude
this is stolen intellectual property and not a good deal compared to £220 for the genuine product, given that:
(a) you are liable for VAT/fees (at least £20) on this
(b) it's likely to have missing pieces and there is no come back (Lego will replace missing/broken pieces, no questions asked, not going to happen here)
(c) the pieces are inferior quality plastic and the minifigures terrible
(d) it is never going to appreciate in value
(e) you are supporting the theft of the ingenuity & endeavour of Western engineers and workers by state-sponsored Chinese rip-off merchants.
(f) they don't pay any taxes or support any of the infrastructure we use
(g) when you put this thing together you are going to feel like cheap and dirty
(h) if your friends or family see that it's fake (there are no Lego logos on the bricks) you are going to look like a wally. What exactly will be your justification for selling out Western civilisation for cheap Chinese crap? 'I NEEDED to have this plastic toy, but I didn't want to pay the cost of designing, developing and licensing it?' What a plonker.
If you want to buy Chinese construction bricks, there are plenty of them not using stolen designs. But guess what you don't want that, do you? Because it's not very good, let's be honest. The only reason this appeals is because they've directly stolen (a) the Ghostbusters IP (b) the Lego designers' IP. And yes, it is much cheaper, but so are pirate DVDs - there's a reason why it's cheap.
well said.
i bought several knock-off brick sets from china. all from different manufacturers and different suppliers, in hope to find a decent quality. i did not.. every single one had defects: warped plates, missing pieces, wrong colour parts, poor instructions. when sellers contacted: "dear friend, i sorry hear you trouble. i to sent refund £1 for your satisfaction". oh dear.. never again. the best quality of poor bricks is at wilko imho. it is returnable/refundable also.
7 Likes #17
I can laugh at some peoples righteousness on here. I assume they only buy British, have never watched a pirated dvd or listened to a pirated mp3, have always bought original products, don't shop in the likes of primark as the clothes aren't made in Britain, wish they could pay a fairer price for milk so the farmers could earn a living etc?

Does everyone boycott the likes of mega blocks because its not lego?

It would be lovely if everyone could afford the best of british and yes I do understand that if everyone bought counterfeit goods then ultimately long term companies would cease to exist unless they lowered their (possibly already overinflated) prices.

However on a personal note (a 33 year old man who enjoys building lego) I am looking at a few of these sets, the likes of the avengers heli carrier etc. I am not going to pay 300 quid for the lego version however if I can get it for 50 or 60 then I will buy it, make it and enjoy my time doing so and from reading the reviews the build quality is very very good.

I would never buy one to give as a present or to display - personally for that it would have to be the real thing.

Lego has gotten very expensive of late and yes I understand that the models are now much more advanced and I imagine licensing fees and research and development are the main reasons prices have went up but at the end of the day there will always be a market for cheaper alternatives or fakes. Whilst I don't actually agree with it or wish to support counterfeit goods when it comes down to it people will buy a suitable cheaper alternative when possible.

Nowadays and with the pound the way it is people will continue to look to save cash in any way possible and at Christmas etc a lot of working people wont be able to afford a £300 set of lego but they might be able to do £100.
3 Likes #18
Isn't the purpose of this site to get a great "Hot Deal"!!!
I'd understand if half of you had bought and tried these sets but the majority of you sheep would rather pay well over the odds for plastic bricks???
You're on the wrong site!!!
Although Lego does employ a small amount of staff in the UK, "NOTHING" is made in this country, it is produced in Denmark and China!!!
Get real!
Lepin is as good as, and about the closest thing you'll ever get to rip off Lego sets!

Edited By: LesterBoalty on Oct 17, 2016 13:58
#19
malm
not a clone as a clone is a duplicate,this is a rip off which will help put a lot of uk people out of work.
how exactly?
1 Like #20
dudedude
this is stolen intellectual property and not a good deal compared to £220 for the genuine product, given that:
(a) you are liable for VAT/fees (at least £20) on this
(b) it's likely to have missing pieces and there is no come back (Lego will replace missing/broken pieces, no questions asked, not going to happen here)
(c) the pieces are inferior quality plastic and the minifigures terrible
(d) it is never going to appreciate in value
(e) you are supporting the theft of the ingenuity & endeavour of Western engineers and workers by state-sponsored Chinese rip-off merchants.
(f) they don't pay any taxes or support any of the infrastructure we use
(g) when you put this thing together you are going to feel like cheap and dirty
(h) if your friends or family see that it's fake (there are no Lego logos on the bricks) you are going to look like a wally. What exactly will be your justification for selling out Western civilisation for cheap Chinese crap? 'I NEEDED to have this plastic toy, but I didn't want to pay the cost of designing, developing and licensing it?' What a plonker.
If you want to buy Chinese construction bricks, there are plenty of them not using stolen designs. But guess what you don't want that, do you? Because it's not very good, let's be honest. The only reason this appeals is because they've directly stolen (a) the Ghostbusters IP (b) the Lego designers' IP. And yes, it is much cheaper, but so are pirate DVDs - there's a reason why it's cheap.
Thousands of companies Design, develop and licence stuff and they don't stick a price tag of £200+ on it! if it wasn't for the gross markup there would not be a fakes market. stop defending a company that is making probably a 90% profit every time they sell something.
#21
malm
not a clone as a clone is a duplicate,this is a rip off which will help put a lot of uk people out of work.
Really? Brexit voting already has much more disastrous implications on UK economy and people loosing jobs despite the fact that UK is still a member of EU and you are worrying about some Lego knock off from China? Interesting.
4 Likes #22
Not voted hot but only because I have seen this as low as £85. Don't have a problem with this stuff at all. I have the falcon coming in a few weeks that would cost me 2k in lego..
Its good quality, almost identical and costs less than 50% Lego does.
At the end of the day its not causing Lego any real issue, the Lego brand isn't going anywhere, the video games alone would keep them going. If anything iv found every time I order one of these I end up buying several more actual Lego products a few days later because my son gets the Lego bug again!
#23
smudge92
dudedude
this is stolen intellectual property and not a good deal compared to £220 for the genuine product, given that:
(a) you are liable for VAT/fees (at least £20) on this
(b) it's likely to have missing pieces and there is no come back (Lego will replace missing/broken pieces, no questions asked, not going to happen here)
(c) the pieces are inferior quality plastic and the minifigures terrible
(d) it is never going to appreciate in value
(e) you are supporting the theft of the ingenuity & endeavour of Western engineers and workers by state-sponsored Chinese rip-off merchants.
(f) they don't pay any taxes or support any of the infrastructure we use
(g) when you put this thing together you are going to feel like cheap and dirty
(h) if your friends or family see that it's fake (there are no Lego logos on the bricks) you are going to look like a wally. What exactly will be your justification for selling out Western civilisation for cheap Chinese crap? 'I NEEDED to have this plastic toy, but I didn't want to pay the cost of designing, developing and licensing it?' What a plonker.
If you want to buy Chinese construction bricks, there are plenty of them not using stolen designs. But guess what you don't want that, do you? Because it's not very good, let's be honest. The only reason this appeals is because they've directly stolen (a) the Ghostbusters IP (b) the Lego designers' IP. And yes, it is much cheaper, but so are pirate DVDs - there's a reason why it's cheap.
Thousands of companies Design, develop and licence stuff and they don't stick a price tag of £200+ on it! if it wasn't for the gross markup there would not be a fakes market. stop defending a company that is making probably a 90% profit every time they sell something.

It's a plastic toy! Not a cancer drug. They don't need to justify their prices to you. You want their plastic toy, you pay for it.

Saying the mark-up is 90% is silly, given that once you add on the VAT to this rip-off, it costs more than half the cost of the real one, and uses inferior (cheaper) plastic, inferior box, inferior instruction book, and they haven't paid a penny for the licence.
#24
Super star destroyer for £90, bargain.
1 Like #25
andymack
I can laugh at some peoples righteousness on here. I assume they only buy British, have never watched a pirated dvd or listened to a pirated mp3, have always bought original products, don't shop in the likes of primark as the clothes aren't made in Britain, wish they could pay a fairer price for milk so the farmers could earn a living etc?
Does everyone boycott the likes of mega blocks because its not lego?

It's nothing to do with buying British. By all means by Chinese clothes and Chinese toys.

Mega Blocks have their own set designs and their own licences.

The issue here is that it's stolen IP. Yes, so are MP3s and DVDs, but most people don't pay to steal those. By downloading off bittorrent you are not giving money to China to steal our designs and ideas.


Nowadays and with the pound the way it is people will continue to look to save cash in any way possible and at Christmas etc a lot of working people wont be able to afford a £300 set of lego but they might be able to do £100.
Except that importing toys from China is now relatively much more expensive, since they are priced in Chinese yuan or dollars, which are now much more expensive, whereas the price for toys in the UK is far more stable in pound terms.

So now is actually the worst time to buy rip-off Chinese toys, because they are more expensive than ever.

For example, a Bucket Wheel Excavator is £150 on Amazon UK (£125 before VAT, or $152.31). On Amazon US it costs $279.99 - and no, that's not a third party, that's the RRP.

A quick look on Aliexpress, and the stolen Chinese version costs $146. So there is basically no saving (given that the stolen Chinese version is also subject to VAT on import) , for the knock-off.

The reality is that there are discounts on genuine, not stolen, Lego all the time, and if you buy on discount then it's barely more expensive (with the pound the way it is - quite the opposite of your false justification, it's more expensive to import now) to get the original.
#26
intuder
100 quid for a cheap ripoff you kidding right?

£120 cheaper than the LEGO one. Are you kidding?
#27
Great value for money. Lepin reviews are generally good but the Lego purists will surge forth with pitchforks and torches. you can also get all the modulars at a fraction of the price and the UCS falcon costs the same as trying to bricklink the dish from the genuine Lego version.
1 Like #28
lego's trademark ran out in 2008

http://arstechnica.com/uncategorized/2008/11/lego-loses-eu-trademark-on-bricks-prepares-for-clone-wars/

£275 RRP for this is too much

I don't know what lego are thinking, this kind of pricing encourages cheaper clones, and people like me that just want to play with the bricks
#29
TheDobbus
To all the people that are unaware. If you buy this product you are not supporting the real ghostbusters.
I've just bought 3000 in the hope my lack of support stops them making another crappy remake.
3 Likes #30
dudedude
smudge92
dudedude
this is stolen intellectual property and not a good deal compared to £220 for the genuine product, given that:
(a) you are liable for VAT/fees (at least £20) on this
(b) it's likely to have missing pieces and there is no come back (Lego will replace missing/broken pieces, no questions asked, not going to happen here)
(c) the pieces are inferior quality plastic and the minifigures terrible
(d) it is never going to appreciate in value
(e) you are supporting the theft of the ingenuity & endeavour of Western engineers and workers by state-sponsored Chinese rip-off merchants.
(f) they don't pay any taxes or support any of the infrastructure we use
(g) when you put this thing together you are going to feel like cheap and dirty
(h) if your friends or family see that it's fake (there are no Lego logos on the bricks) you are going to look like a wally. What exactly will be your justification for selling out Western civilisation for cheap Chinese crap? 'I NEEDED to have this plastic toy, but I didn't want to pay the cost of designing, developing and licensing it?' What a plonker.
If you want to buy Chinese construction bricks, there are plenty of them not using stolen designs. But guess what you don't want that, do you? Because it's not very good, let's be honest. The only reason this appeals is because they've directly stolen (a) the Ghostbusters IP (b) the Lego designers' IP. And yes, it is much cheaper, but so are pirate DVDs - there's a reason why it's cheap.
Thousands of companies Design, develop and licence stuff and they don't stick a price tag of £200+ on it! if it wasn't for the gross markup there would not be a fakes market. stop defending a company that is making probably a 90% profit every time they sell something.
It's a plastic toy! Not a cancer drug. They don't need to justify their prices to you. You want their plastic toy, you pay for it.
Saying the mark-up is 90% is silly, given that once you add on the VAT to this rip-off, it costs more than half the cost of the real one, and uses inferior (cheaper) plastic, inferior box, inferior instruction book, and they haven't paid a penny for the licence.
WOW sorry, do you have shares in LEGO? Jeez...i recently brought some Chinese Lego for around £3 on gearbest and the quality was amazing, If it had had Lego stamped on it i wouldn't have batted an eyelid or considered it to be anything other than lego, stop spouting lies when you have probably never dealt with knock offs or just had one bad experience, Even poundland's version while not as good is still decent. FYI i don't want their plastic toy, I have never had the desire to own any Lego set since i was a child and i sure as hell wouldn't pay that price for plastic and i coudln't care less about a licence, licencors like ghostbusters have licenced everything thing from sweets to toilet roll so i think they are doing just fine.
2 Likes #31
So the stealing of IP of a lego design is bad and is supporting the theft of the ingenuity & endeavour of Western engineers and workers however the stealing of mp3s and films is ok because you’re not paying China for it?

No harm but that argument is daft and not paying for the original hurts the media industry as much as this will hurt lego or is it just the sponsoring of the Chinese you have an issue with?

And apologies I didn’t articulate my argument very well, I was more referring to the economy in general and the uncertainty of jobs etc (mainly due to BREXIT uncertainty) that people are looking to save money in any way shape or form.

And looking the other night the Hellicarrier for instance was down to £60....this with taxes is a damn sight better than the £215 that it would cost you to buy new currently. There are potentially some sets that are not worth paying the fake price but for some there are big savings to be had.

I would love to be able to afford the bigger genuine sets but even with the discounts you speak of (that are few and far between) there is still a massive difference in pricing on some of the sets available on AliExpress which means people will continue to shop there. And even with the pound slipping there hasn’t been a large change in the pricing on their site to be honest.
#32
love it ... he he ,love aliexpress this time of year in fact all year X)
#33
For a set you can still buy and relatively cheap I wouldn't buy this HOWEVER, what about a set you can't buy anymore that is only available on eBay for £5000?

I'm talking about the UCS Millennium Falcon, The Lepin set is only £146! Yes it'll have missing pieces but I've seen it on Youtube and the build quality is good and the as you can't buy it from Lego they aren't losing out...


Also the Death Star II is £100, you'd have to sell a NEW car to own both of those sets now!


Edited By: t4v on Jan 09, 2017 11:38
#34
t4v
For a set you can still buy and relatively cheap I wouldn't buy this HOWEVER, what about a set you can't buy anymore that is only available on eBay for £5000?
I'm talking about the UCS Millennium Falcon, The Lepin set is only £146! Yes it'll have missing pieces but I've seen it on Youtube and the build quality is good and the as you can't buy it from Lego they aren't losing out...
Also the Death Star II is £100, you'd have to sell a NEW car to own both of those sets now!
never had a missing part either from lepin or the other makes just finished the lepin death star over 3600 pieces but so much fun

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