500 Bricks (like Lego) £1 @ B&M
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500 Bricks (like Lego) £1 @ B&M

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500 Bricks (similar to Lego) @ B&M

Was £4.99 now £1.
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I've used these in the past and surprisingly they are really good and also compatible with Lego. if people haven't got Lego money to spend then they are worth a try
there are numerous websites dedicated to designs for use with random lego/other brand blocks.
these blocks would be ideal to use in conjunction with the above.
my lad would love these but no b&m near here.
Are these like the packs by "M.Y" http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/71Zdyh7c4DL._SY355_.jpg which mostly 1x1 bricks or is there a good mix of sizes?
If you've always bought your kids proper Lego sets, don't ruin it by buying copycat stuff. Your kids will hate you for it lol.

As a kid, I remember once mixing up my Lego with Megablocks and it bugged the hell out of me from then on because the colour and plastic were different.
good find op,heat
118luke

If you've always bought your kids proper Lego sets, don't ruin it by … If you've always bought your kids proper Lego sets, don't ruin it by buying copycat stuff. Your kids will hate you for it lol.As a kid, I remember once mixing up my Lego with Megablocks and it bugged the hell out of me from then on because the colour and plastic were different.



​if people buy fake for my kids as presents. I give them away as I cannot be doing with this imitation rubbish. eBay is full of it mixed in with the genuine lego trying to con others. the word lego should not even be in the title on here.
118luke

If you've always bought your kids proper Lego sets, don't ruin it by … If you've always bought your kids proper Lego sets, don't ruin it by buying copycat stuff. Your kids will hate you for it lol.As a kid, I remember once mixing up my Lego with Megablocks and it bugged the hell out of me from then on because the colour and plastic were different.



​no one can convince me it is any good and my friends kids have had a go at their parents for buying it them.
I bought some of the fake Lego figures off eBay recently. £3.15 for 20 from China. There surprisingly not bad at all, I think we had 2 out of the lot where the arms kept falling off.
Worth a pop I'd say.
quite a large amount of brand snobbery kicking about in here.
£1 for a large amount of compatible blocks is a great great price and I guarantee you that the vast majority of bricks and children playing with them have no problem interacting with their lego counterparts.
Lego is one toy that manages to successfully combine educational properties and fun yet the pricing is ridiculous and unjustified.
Which b&m was this in?
doggboy10

quite a large amount of brand snobbery kicking about in here..



Not really, just experience. I'm an adult and I've got Lego from my childhood which is still usable - we're talking standard and technical Lego from 30 odd years ago. This copy-cat stuff doesn't last. I've bought before for my kids and after a few years it fades and goes soft. You really are better off buying a proper set.

I suppose this is a good introduction set. But if your kids want more, throw it away and buy the real stuff!
Yas

Not really, just experience. I'm an adult and I've got Lego from my … Not really, just experience. I'm an adult and I've got Lego from my childhood which is still usable - we're talking standard and technical Lego from 30 odd years ago. This copy-cat stuff doesn't last. I've bought before for my kids and after a few years it fades and goes soft. You really are better off buying a proper set.I suppose this is a good introduction set. But if your kids want more, throw it away and buy the real stuff!



It's £1!
doggboy10

It's £1!


Still not worth a £1 if you have to throw it away.

That said, although these bricks will be rubbish, I have recently bought a Cobi kit after hearing the bricks had improved greatly over the last few years and boy were they right, the bricks are of just about Lego quality, the fit is as good as Lego, with only a tiny tiny bit of easily removable splash on a couple of percent of bricks to remove.
The figures are not as good, the bricks however I whole heartedly endorse.

I also recently bought some Lego copies of Jurassic World dinosaurs from China, just because that was the only way my son was ever going to get them. They are ok quality, definitely not Lego, but certainly useable.
I think we can all agree that Lego is far superior to this stuff and if you're a Lego purist and can afford it...always buy Lego. However as someone who spends far more than I care to admit to my wife on Lego, this stuff has its place. Consider the crappy generic minifigures who I use as my version of Star Trek's red shirts. My 7 year old knows this stuff is inferior but will happily play with it, killing off the generics whilst the pure bloods return home to their Lego families :o) I'll happily admit to using some of these blocks to help build the Lego City we've assembled because building boundary walls, for example, would be very expensive with actual Lego blocks. I just added three floors to my Avengers Tower and it cost more than the actual set.
That's the problem, the purists are using bias when evaluating the deal.
My lad is 4 years old and wouldn't have a clue whether it was lego or not but he would be extremely happy with the yoda hut or dinosaur he has built and me equally for only paying a £1 for his enjoyment.
When it calls for it I buy lego, when you just need a load of bricks to build whatever your imagination fancies then these for a £1 are spot on.
A £1 for hours of enjoyment is nothing, even it only lasts a fraction of the time as the leading brands.
doggboy10

That's the problem, the purists are using bias when evaluating the … That's the problem, the purists are using bias when evaluating the deal.My lad is 4 years old and wouldn't have a clue whether it was lego or not but he would be extremely happy with the yoda hut or dinosaur he has built and me equally for only paying a £1 for his enjoyment.When it calls for it I buy lego, when you just need a load of bricks to build whatever your imagination fancies then these for a £1 are spot on.A £1 for hours of enjoyment is nothing, even it only lasts a fraction of the time as the leading brands.


OK fine, so long as you chuck it away once he's done and don't mix it in with the precious.
give it to your ex "I hope you step on legos"
My son was bought some of this for Xmas. Fortunately I managed to bin it before he was able to infect the real stuff he already has.
lizardsnoop

​if people buy fake for my kids as presents. I give them away as I cannot … ​if people buy fake for my kids as presents. I give them away as I cannot be doing with this imitation rubbish. eBay is full of it mixed in with the genuine lego trying to con others. the word lego should not even be in the title on here.


They're little plastic blocks you fit together. It's not a fine wine, or anything close. As long as the little blocks fit together, what's to complain about? It's not like the asking price is anything close to real Lego...which is extortionate, by the way.
Seems good Cheap as chips
doggboy10

quite a large amount of brand snobbery kicking about in here.£1 for a … quite a large amount of brand snobbery kicking about in here.£1 for a large amount of compatible blocks is a great great price and I guarantee you that the vast majority of bricks and children playing with them have no problem interacting with their lego counterparts.Lego is one toy that manages to successfully combine educational properties and fun yet the pricing is ridiculous and unjustified.



You say that and in principle I would completely agree. After all how hard can it be to replicate a plastic brick? After buying and testing some of the knock offs, you quickly realise that Lego is worth the premium. The frustration of bricks not fitting together completely or falling apart too easily!
superivanho

give it to your ex "I hope you step on legos"


There is no such thing as legos, there is lego and there are lego bricks or lego blocks but the plural of lego is lego.
Going_Digital

There is no such thing as legos, there is lego and there are lego bricks … There is no such thing as legos, there is lego and there are lego bricks or lego blocks but the plural of lego is lego.



alright then...grammar police.
118luke

If you've always bought your kids proper Lego sets, don't ruin it by … If you've always bought your kids proper Lego sets, don't ruin it by buying copycat stuff. Your kids will hate you for it lol.As a kid, I remember once mixing up my Lego with Megablocks and it bugged the hell out of me from then on because the colour and plastic were different.



Not all kids are brand obsessed snobs with OCD.

Not all bricks are made equal, some is poor and some is very good but most kids will not differentiate between lego and decent clones unless they are TAUGHT to.
lizardsnoop

​if people buy fake for my kids as presents. I give them away



That says more about you than it does lego equivalents.

The brand snobbery around lego is pathetic. I get genuine and various other brands for my daughter and she shows no preference. As long as you do a little research and make sure you buy one of the better quality clones kids won't discriminate, it's only when snobbish parents put the idea in their heads.



lizardsnoop

​no one can convince me it is any good and my friends kids have had a go a … ​no one can convince me it is any good and my friends kids have had a go at their parents for buying it them.



Well I guess they have been bought up with bad values too. Just like when I was a kid and it was a crime to wear a T shirt that didn't have Nike or Adidas plastered over the front. Children ARE NOT born with that attitude.
"after a few years it fades and goes soft."

Seriously? Like my 1986 Tyco brand blocks that are still pure white whilst some lego I have from the early 90's has gone yellow?
I love lego. However lots of the compatible stuff is very good now some of the best bits in the 'lego' box are compatibles.
Cold. One of my peasant relatives bought some of this hideous stuff for my son at Christmas. After he recovered from being violently sick he slapped me and his mother and spat in our faces. We pleaded with him to at least give it a try as it wasn't his aunties fault that she's poor and can't afford lego.

He emptied the box out and a selection of razor sharp and toxic shards fell onto the floor. Despite his best efforts the pieces would not fit together and he sliced two of his fingers off In the process. The half built model then exploded and sent brittle plastic shrapnel flying everywhere, blinding my poor son in the process. And it's a small mercy that he was blinded as some of the bricks landed in his box of real lego, infecting it like a zombie plague and instantly rendering it both useless and valueless.

If you buy this for your kids it's tantamount to child abuse!!
Edited by: "fatdeeman" 2nd Feb 2016
Cheap enough to do this;

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Still £4.99 at Trent Vale B&M.
still 4.99 in mk

pricing is ridiculous and unjustified.


I prefer Lego over those copy cats - the justification to me is the fact that every block fits every block and doesn't fall apart, show me any copy cat pieces that are compatible with Lego and hold as well, and I'll buy them...
Heat for the deal btw!
ysdevil

Still not worth a £1 if you have to throw it away.That said, although … Still not worth a £1 if you have to throw it away.That said, although these bricks will be rubbish, I have recently bought a Cobi kit after hearing the bricks had improved greatly over the last few years and boy were they right, the bricks are of just about Lego quality, the fit is as good as Lego, with only a tiny tiny bit of easily removable splash on a couple of percent of bricks to remove.The figures are not as good, the bricks however I whole heartedly endorse.I also recently bought some Lego copies of Jurassic World dinosaurs from China, just because that was the only way my son was ever going to get them. They are ok quality, definitely not Lego, but certainly useable.



House of Fraser do 1000 Bricks for £9.99, they are Chad Valley branded but the bricks are made by Cobi. So similar to Lego except for the shades of colours.
on another note, every b&m store local'ish to me has them priced at £4.99 and no stock, that was 4 stores in and around the Midlands.
doggboy10

That's the problem, the purists are using bias when evaluating the … That's the problem, the purists are using bias when evaluating the deal.My lad is 4 years old and wouldn't have a clue whether it was lego or not but he would be extremely happy with the yoda hut or dinosaur he has built and me equally for only paying a £1 for his enjoyment.When it calls for it I buy lego, when you just need a load of bricks to build whatever your imagination fancies then these for a £1 are spot on.A £1 for hours of enjoyment is nothing, even it only lasts a fraction of the time as the leading brands.



Our boy hated the copy products from a very young age. They do not have the proper fit and therefore the building process became much more frustrating. Especially when he was younger and had much rougher motor skills. Today we just chuck them every time someone puts it in a goody bag or similar.
Still marked 4.99£ at local. Is it meant to have a red label saying 99P
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