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Top 3 Legal LEGO Alternatives to Lepin - Best LEGO Compatible Brands

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Xingbao Bricks on Aliexpress: http://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/NRJIMBm Mega Bloks on eBay: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=9&pub=5575256240&toolid=10001&campid=5338012459&customid=&icep_uq=Mega+Bloks+Star+Trek&icep_sellerId=&icep_ex_kw=&icep_sortBy=12&icep_catId=&icep_minPrice=&icep_maxPrice=&ipn=psmain&icep_vectorid=229466&kwid=902099&mtid=824&kw=lg Top 10 LEGO alternatives: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUUeFZyn08g Why I don't buy Lepin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZ2eX9vlcUQ Top 3 Legal LEGO Alternatives to Lepin - Best LEGO Compatible Brands In this video we’re going to take a look at three alternatives to real LEGO. These are also alternatives to Lepin, which is a counterfeit brand that steals LEGO designs. You won’t believe the brand at number. So here are three of the best LEGAL alternatives to LEGO. At number three we have the really cheap brands that you’ll find in your local discount store. In the UK, we have brands like Block Zone, WIlko Blox, Block Tech, just to name three. They often come in massive boxes and are very cheap. Great if you want a quick, cheap build, but the down side is that the models are often poorly designed, they bump up the brick count by including lots of small and unnecessary bricks, and the models just aren’t as impressive as they look on the box. But they’re cheap so they’re worth it! At number two, we have the luxury LEGO brands. We’re talking Kre-o and Mega bloks. Mega Bloks are focussing mainly on sets for kids now, but you should still be able to find some amazing models like the Starship Enterprise ship, bridge, and transporter room. Kre-o also make licensed models, for example they make a lot of transformer sets. These sets are great because they’re officially licensed so you can sleep at night, but they’re also well designed and look brilliant! Finally, at number 1, we have a brand called Xingbao. One thing that really used to annoy people about Lepin was that it would steal the MOC (my own creation) designs of really talented people and sell them without giving any credit (financially or otherwise) to the authors. Well Xingbao are another Chinese company that are making everything from tanks, to cars, to buildings, and they are actually paying MOC designers for their work. So they haven’t stolen the designs from LEGO or from normal people. I’ve had a look at their work on Aliexpress and it looks like an amazing selection of sets. -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "5 Reasons Why I Don't Buy Lepin LEGO Clone Sets & Why I took down one of my most popular videos!" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZ2eX9vlcUQ -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
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Shizou, lele, etc. these are the best edit: also Semboblock
Christian Dorantes (16 days ago)
Mega bloks is not a rip off lol. It has its own fucking buildable figures and has way original sets. It focuses on REAL things like military and cool stuff like Halo. Mega bloks is not a alternative to Lepin and in some ways better then Lepin
where is cobi???
Alex Pug432 (1 month ago)
Mega bloks no 1 100%
AA12 Fordays (1 month ago)
i like mega bloks halo sets
Xtremexboxgamer 103 (1 month ago)
lepin is bad
bonehed19 (1 month ago)
I’ve built one, and they suck!
Alan Civita (1 month ago)
very funny all these anti-piracy comments..you are all using fake products every day in your life ( i bet you still have that cracked version of MS office somewhere, don't you :) )
Boffi Hundeide (2 months ago)
Its something with your voice???
Marchel van Leeuwen (2 months ago)
Kre-o was owned by Hasbro, made by Oxford Bricks and falls apart very easy. Only the minifigs are interesting
Skidtire (2 months ago)
For us guys that aren't interested in bricks and are exclusively into technic our only options are Lepin and Decool
Naquris the Narcissist (3 months ago)
I recently purchased the Cobi Fokker DR.1 "Red Baron". The quality of the set was amazing, almost on par with genuine Lego parts and designs. What's also good is how we'll never get Lego models of these historical ww1 and ww2 vehicles. Unfortunately, the figures are, for a lack of a better word, crap. I'll have to find some real Lego figures to replace them.
Rajing Cajun (3 months ago)
Mega bloks has changed over to Mega Construx and have begun to focus on highly detailed lego-alternative kits.
Rm&m Productions (3 months ago)
I will never substitute any other brand for Lego, Lego is the best brand!
Good on you. Personally, I don't mind some of the other brands, but LEGO will always be my favourite.
Read More (3 months ago)
It’s pronounced Zing Bow, and Ausini should be there too. It’s making its own Train models which I think are pretty neat
Thanks for the clarification!
karakon gcon (3 months ago)
china is number one
Aleks Paradowski (3 months ago)
What about cobi
Erik Jonker (3 months ago)
I just finished building the Xingbao 03023 Red Blizt. This is a moc, representing the Ferrari 312T formula1 car from 1975. The kit came in a small cardboard box stuffed with 45 numbered bags with parts and a manual. All bags (except the last one with spare parts) have a larger number from 1 to 8, which is used in the manual. The manual is clear, but not as clear as an original Lego manual. The bricks are oke, the fit together fine, sometimes it's hard to get them together, but they are never loose. The casting is clearly visible an especially the flat plates. Some are finished roughly. Some of the bricks are slightly different colour. So overall: (as a formula1 fan) * The design is perfect, very detailed. * The quality of the bricks is oke, not as good as Lego, but not too bad. * The quality of the build is a little less than original Lego, but that might have to do with the detailed model. I also have the Xingbao 03022, the bleu dream car, a moc of the Eagle Westlake MK1 formula1 car of 1967. I hope it will be as nice as this one, although I think 1 bag is missing.
Del Fam (3 months ago)
HOly shit this guy is faggoty cuck.
Thanks for that. Wrong and rude but I can tell that details aren't your strong point.
Joe Stallion (3 months ago)
LEGO are meant for scalper, collector and rich people so they go hand in hand. Lepin are for lower income and third world country who cannot afford Lego.
Wilfred Yu (4 months ago)
Excuse me Jackie, may I question do you have any substantial evidence to support your “statement” that Lepin steals all of those MOC from those MOC creators? Accusation must come with evidence
SoulKnighter_9 (4 months ago)
TopBlox is a really good alternative
Ravedaze (4 months ago)
Burn all fake Lego !!!!!!!
REBELutionary1 (5 months ago)
Lepin also steals designs from AFOLs.
Angry Buddhist (5 months ago)
Oxford makes some nice Korean sets!
ZeroChronicles YT (5 months ago)
1 kre-o 2 lepin 3 lele 4 lego Which your falvourite?
Hiro (5 months ago)
Mr Jake you look like my brother lol
Aidan Standing (5 months ago)
ive had a block tech set that had a problem with it when i was assembling the figure that came with it, i discovered the helmet was the wrong size to fit on it
Jorsair GD (6 months ago)
I forget his name but the guy at 1:56 couldn't wait.
M Lau (3 months ago)
Captain Kirk(green clothes ), Spock (blue clothes), Sulu(yellow clothes) and finally Uhura.
Ian Carabeo (6 months ago)
You look and sound annoying
valpetr (6 months ago)
You'll love the fake brand enlighten
Great_ Gamer_101 (7 months ago)
Do u know if ausini (fake lego) is safe?...
Horizen Avios (7 months ago)
Um... Mega Bloks switched the name for their more collector oriented sets so yeah it’s Mega Construx.
Kevin Peterson (7 months ago)
I'm gonna guess that most of you have never built a Lepin kit in your lives. Get off your high horses and buy a kit. It doesn't have to be the UCS Millennium Falcon (that can be had at the paltry sum of $286 with free shipping) but any little kit they offer. If you don't want to then your arguments are moot. That means pointless. You can't say something sucks without even finding out for yourself. That just makes you look dumb. Now i'll sit back and wait for the uneducated insults to come rolling in.
Kevin Peterson (5 months ago)
Kailoo7, then you probably didn't buy a Lepin kit. They use the same moulding process that Lego does. I've bought three kits and haven't had a single issue with them. What kit did you buy?
I-WoLF (5 months ago)
Kevin Peterson I unwillingly bought a lepin kit and half the pieces wouldn’t stick together not to mention the stud shooters wouldn’t work
Lirey Barcelona (7 months ago)
Xingbao & Lepin are same company in china :)
Joshua Ferguson (7 months ago)
I heard that mega bloks are very popular but 2 things I hate about them is 1. instructions are confusing. 2. bricks keep popping out.
gotga cool (7 months ago)
Don't buy lapine
Jackson Shelton (8 months ago)
Never, EVER buy best-lock bricks They’re awful quality and design is horrible Also what other brand has reproductions of discontinued LEGO trains? I can’t buy the emerald night unless I have 500-700 dollars
Alfie W (8 months ago)
You can’t just blame lepin because there are other knock off brands just the same
Mathis-Gaming (8 months ago)
I just subscribed
Ayam Groot (8 months ago)
SY which make original designs but they do Copy sometimes but not all the time
Steven Delgado (10 months ago)
I like legos, but I like aliexpress lego more. ☺
Philipp Gächter (10 months ago)
cut cut cut cut cut how about some more cuts? thank god, the video is only 4 minutes...
Thanks for your constructive feedback
BadwolfGamer (10 months ago)
Problem is Lego is just so bloody expensive these days.
You can get a good price on 2nd hand LEGO
Armadilyan (10 months ago)
good video creepy intro though keep up the good work!
James Larkin (10 months ago)
sorry man but your voice is quite pedoey
Rutger MacDonald (10 months ago)
Lego feeds the evil price gougers, especially around the holidays. Star Wars execs are fricken billionaires that are sitting fat and pretty whether Lepin exists or not. Don’t question the integrity of desperate parents... especially around Christmas time... you’ll lose. BTW, you got kids?
Javier Cabañas (11 months ago)
Xingbao is owned by Lepin lol
Evan Jones (1 month ago)
Yep, it's simply amazing how little this chap knows about the subject, and yet he still churns out these videos, full of misinformation. Well intentioned I'm sure, but totally clueless with regards to any of the bootleg bands. He really should stick to reviews of things he knows about. It's not even the blind leading the blind, because judging by a lit of the comments, most of his viewers are considerably more knowledgeable than he is! :)
i buy tenma or SY
Mister Yoshi (11 months ago)
Lepin owns xingbao
How about Sheng Yuan, Pogo, and Xixh.
Nick hall (11 months ago)
Mega construx is the new name for theme and they make call of duty,halo destiny ect
Stuart Gunn (1 year ago)
We just bought 2 xingbao kits. Quality of plastics and instructions appear excellent. Delivery was quick too.
Tyson Peterson (1 year ago)
What do you think of Construx? They started making pokemon sets that are pretty affordable. I was thinking about buying one but never have purchased that brand.
jonathan scott (1 year ago)
Broken record we all know about lepin but you seriously are a broken record try something new
steve rogers (1 year ago)
How much are the older halo MB sets being sold for now?
kabob 007 (1 year ago)
Mega Blocks has a lot of CoD and Halo sets too, I have an Elephant.
georgeowain (1 year ago)
Anyone remember Character Building? Character's own Lego line, and they did license themed sets such as Doctor Who, HM Armed Forces, Ben 10, Deadly 60, Scooby-Doo, and I think also Looney Toons. The figures werent too bad, especially the Daleks, which i thought were far better than Lego's brick built ones.T sets however were sort of hit and miss. CB's HM Armed Forces line had some pretty impressive ones such as the Challenger 2 Tank, though the treads never rolled properly. And then there was the Type 45 Destoyer, which was pretty solid. But other sets in the line, like the Merlin Helicoper or the RAF Hercules plane were mostly two large moulded pieces of plastic you stuck together. Also, apparently Cobi, a Polish Lego toy KO were the ones who made the actual moulds and would use them later in their military line.
Laser builder (1 year ago)
All these alternatives are bad
Adam Bo (1 year ago)
COBI !!! Polish,EU company with great WW2 tank and plane models.They also make their own pirate sets,Pinguins of Madagaskar licensed sets and have great car designs.And bricks quality,unlike some chinese brands,is very,very similar to LEGO,some say it's identical. Still,they cost half the price of LEGO.
Jrenz stuv (1 year ago)
Check out also Decool, StarDiamond and enlighten, they prevail in quality than other fake brands
I like kreo but I love LEGO
dstroiyer (1 year ago)
Xingbao is a sub-brand of Lepin
Rüssian Player (1 year ago)
How bout Sheng Yuan ?
Random guy 12345 (1 year ago)
Kre o sucks
iiGoldeavor (1 year ago)
They are some others like decool (which changes some of the parts so it's not really copied) There is also Sheng Yuan and lele there's also sluban which is pretty good
Valerie Holmes (1 year ago)
I am currently building the Xingbao martial arts school. I love the design and the instructions are fine. The blocks are acceptable quality. However, the number of missing bricks is just a joke. I am half way through and at least 20 bricks missing so far. For this reason alone I would be reluctant to buy any other Xingbao sets.....
T&T Ware (1 year ago)
The man who really deserves all credit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friedrich_Fr%C3%B6bel
vatchkleyden (1 year ago)
Halo MB are awesome
Nathnath Pogi (10 months ago)
What about the Call Of Duty Mega Bloks series?
Master of Science (1 year ago)
They are pretty good, yes!
The RecStudi0 (1 year ago)
What about decool?
They make a number of clone kits, so I didn't include them in this list
Spooky Han (1 year ago)
Thanks for such an informative video. I just went to look up the Xingbao sets and so far I like what I'm seeing.
Glad you're liking them! There are lots of alternative brick manufacturers. Check out my top 10 list!
Leo 44 (1 year ago)
What is with Cobi Toys?
Storkz0re (1 year ago)
What a point showing your face instead subject all video?
chaza 100 (1 year ago)
Kreo terrible
Zero Stealth (1 year ago)
I really like Star Diamond. They make their own designs about military vehicles of modern, WW1 and WW2 eras.
TNT Cuber (7 months ago)
They also have go karts
Zero Stealth (1 year ago)
Battlefish4 sorry wrong brand
Battlefish4 (1 year ago)
Zero Stealth What WW1 piece ?? Because on their site there Is no ww 1 thing.
Zero Stealth (1 year ago)
Dr Jake's Very British Reviews Kazi and Cobi also make tanks but Kazi has a larger library of vehicles I think. I just like the brick quality of Star Diamond most
I'll take a look at them, they sound interesting!
Rocky Slay (1 year ago)
This WAZ Tank looks amazing!!! Compact power functions! Shooting bricks! https://www.aliexpress.com/item/WAZ-9801-1276pcs-Military-RC-M1A2-Tank-50M-Distance-Can-Rotate-Launch-Building-Block-Brick-Toy/32820378611.html?spm=2114.search0104.3.1.4vP6Xo&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_5_10152_10065_10151_10068_10209_10084_10083_5370020_10080_10304_10307_10082_10081_10301_10177_10110_10137_10111_10060_10112_10113_10155_10114_10154_10056_10055_10054_10310_10312_10059_9914_100031_10099_10078_10079_10210_10103_10073_10102_10052_10053_10142_10107_10050_10051-9914,searchweb201603_13,ppcSwitch_7&btsid=39f1fb88-3c1e-43a6-ae45-524c3457a4e6&algo_expid=fe8df819-83b7-4f85-ba1a-a9a2d8be8062-0&algo_pvid=fe8df819-83b7-4f85-ba1a-a9a2d8be8062
GZ BRICKZ (1 year ago)
You forgot sluban
Erik Jonker (3 months ago)
Sluban is far from the quality of Xingbao (I don't know Lepin yet) I have 2 relative small Formula1 cars by Sluban, they fall apart almost when only looking at them.
DwarvishPasty (7 months ago)
GZ BRICKZ sluban aren't too bad . Except wheels which are terrible .
Alex Trubshaw (1 year ago)
Lepin is great really really cheap and good quality better than block tech or kree o any day
CT 0872 (1 year ago)
Alex Trubshaw: Yes, but they steal copyrighted set designs from lego, and copyrighted THEMES that LEGO CREATED.
DaForerunner 33 (1 year ago)
I only collect Halo Mega Bloks.
CT 0872 (1 year ago)
I bought a Mega Blocks halo set before, just a tiny one with a bunch of guns. I use them for my space police stuff.
kabob 007 (1 year ago)
DaForerunner 33 Good, you aren't a Heretic then. Continue your Great Journey.
Raul Portillo (1 year ago)
Hey Dr Jake. I bought a Xingbao Rolls Royce and it was really high quality. I would recommend
ThisOspray53 (1 year ago)
Can't lie but the only reason people buy lepin is because the sets are same as the Lego ones
bonehed19 (1 month ago)
ThisOspray53 well actually I accidentally purchased a Lepin set, everything was the same accept the characters.
Kob Productions (2 months ago)
Coraldiamond 192 (2 months ago)
Kevin Peterson They are not the same.
Lukáš (4 months ago)
+MCGlenn81 yea
MCGlenn81 (5 months ago)
Fuck Lego, robbing parents for 50 years.
_Pillow (1 year ago)
i had a teenage mutant ninja megablock set was pretty good and nicely compatible with lego bricks lol
Schtaiv1973 (1 year ago)
There's also Lele which is SUPER insulting.
Negasuki (3 months ago)
stick with Lego.. it's the 'real thing' with no questions about quality production.. not these knock off wannabes... I personally throw away any non-Lego blocks I end up with the moment I find them.
T. T. Miller (3 months ago)
Schtaiv1973 Why do you say this about the Lele brand? I was thinking about starting to try to get some of the Lego copies but I have never done this yet (all I have ever gotten is the real Lego sets so far)...could you explain why you said SUPER insulting like this plz? I DON'T want to waste my time with garbage that won't work...
Ayam Groot (8 months ago)
sorry i like lele xD
Undereka :D (1 year ago)
Schtaiv1973 agree
IWreck Hi (1 year ago)
Misleading title..... you are critiquing the companies of the producers more than their product. Secondly, MB is worse quality than kre-o or Tyco (which should be #1 for brick quality) Lepin close third. Commenting because i want you to make better videos since the content is interesting
IWreck Hi (1 year ago)
Widdershins I buy a lot of bulk Lego and junk garbage bags of MB every couple weeks, ive seen it all
EPHERIUM (1 year ago)
Casey You've obviously never bought a Mega Bloks set... not recently, anyway.
IndoFilm484 (1 year ago)
You chose block tech/zone above GUDI and cobi? Wow. Block tech is absolute garbage, cheap horrible bricks.
Rizkie R (1 year ago)
there are many chinese brands that not ripping lego design. such: kazi (they focus make vehicle/military), enlighten (they have nice minifigures series), sembo (focus on mini modular building), sluban (some says sluban from europe factoy, some says from chinese), oxford (buy this one from korea, and the price also $$$$$ like lego price, lol), and many more. and as i know, chinese brand (except lepin) now 'a bit' affraid to copy lego design, usually they 'only' copy the theme (nexo or superheroes for example) but minifigs design or sets are much different.
Stig Rabbid (1 year ago)
+Alex Express SY actually has some sets that are their own designs too, mainly in their Military series.
Alex Express (1 year ago)
kazi is a branch of SY who make bootleg lego i have found a card box from SY in a kazy set ... ( SY who is also the same group of sembo ) and the kazi train gbl KY98101 is like the lego train maersk 10219 ;)
BrickRebel (1 year ago)
lego is also a counterfeit.   In the late 1940s, a company called Kiddicraft began manufacturing “Kiddicraft Self-Locking Building Bricks”, which were patented by Hilary Harry Fisher Page.  Kirk Kristiansen, the founder of LEGO, came across these bricks in a demo he was shown of an injection molding machine.  He then copied these bricks and sold them under his own brand as “automatic binding bricks”.  It isn’t clear whether Kristiansen knew these bricks were patented or not at the time or just saw the potential of such a small plastic brick as a toy product when observing the injection molding machine demo.  Lucky for him, Page died without ever finding out LEGO had copied his product illegally. Some 31 years later, LEGO acquired Kiddicraft when they were preparing to, ironically enough, sue Tyco for illegally copying their bricks.  In the end, LEGO lost the case and Tyco was allowed to continue selling the bricks, which at the time were earning them about $20 million annually.
New Israel Is Muslims (7 months ago)
Hopefully Lepin buys the rip-off brand lego.
Hordil (8 months ago)
lets get a molding machine and start producing my own bricks! :D
Marcello Montani (1 year ago)
lego is much better tho and lego know it they do not deny it too
BrickRebel (1 year ago)
I was stating the fact that lego stole its idea done.....and also I was saying buy what ever gets your hard on yah feel me. its a free market, please learn to get the fuck over it. lol . lego has had plenty ups and downs they just fired how many ppl? I like lego but get much more enjoyment personally no hard feeling kids spending less money for same quality brick.
Endothermic Madness (1 year ago)
Christopher Johnson, yea but there's the issue, they're the same. Lepin is stealing LEGO's hard work on designing and processing the designs. It's like being a car company and then a new car company rises and literally copies all of your designs.
주형준Stephen (1 year ago)
xing bao looks great
주형준Stephen (1 year ago)
i got a model of a car as a gift and I probably enjoyed making this over lego designed cars to be honest with you
Dominick Soldano (1 year ago)
XingBao is owned by Lepin
gaming blox21 (1 year ago)
enlighten is a really good military Minifigure Brand from China that is Lego compatible and original, different from Brickarms.
Sigurd Braathen (9 days ago)
I love Enlighten for their original fantasy sets.
cupcakes brothers (1 year ago)
kre-o is bad
M Lau (3 months ago)
But they have Star Trek sets.
jx592 (5 months ago)
Cupcakes brothers again theres certain pieces that are entertaining or unavailable in LEGO like weapons, accessories, and my personal favorite, a 1X1 cylinder brick with 2 holes on either side. looks like a nice machine gun barrel shroud
Tala dc (1 year ago)
they have realistic movements tho lemme like this comment
Cupcakes brothers yes i get two and i hate
Talan (1 year ago)
FYI. Xingbao = Lepin
Raul Portillo (1 year ago)
Those Xingbao look really cool. I hope to buy one
Engineer Ahmed (1 year ago)
looking forward to your xhing mao set review.
Thanks! I'm looking forward to taking a look at the sets. Thanks for watching :)
jonnygotz2343 (1 year ago)
mega block are not fake
THE BRiCK FREAK (1 month ago)
Ya i know right it is also an original brand that just seems to be a fake brand but its not it is not copying Lego.
Peep Xz (7 months ago)
wrong mega bloks or mega construx has good quality bricks and amazing and well priced sets also they don't steal ideas they have halo what more could you ask for
Sangheili Rawr (11 months ago)
Dr Jake's Very British Reviews if I am using an iPhone and you are using an android, you must be using a fake smartphone. That’s your logic.
jonnygotz2343 (1 year ago)
Court documents state that the “orange wrappers on British Toffee Crisp candies are too similar to wrappers on Reese's Peanut Butter Cups” and “England's Yorkie chocolate bars should also be forbidden, because they are too similar in name to Hershey's York Peppermint Patties, They arent fake candy bars they are real candy bars
jonnygotz2343 (1 year ago)
Dr Jake's Very British Reviews but that's like calling Mr Pibb fake Dr Pepper
的茍且生活JJ son (1 year ago)
Why do you use Chinese Capitals with your channel?
That is the Lepin logo - I didn't write the Chinese words. Does it make sense?
The world War tube (1 year ago)
and COBI is also prety good they make tanks
Aleks Paradowski (3 months ago)
Im living in poland
Zero Stealth (1 year ago)
Try Star Diamond tanks or Kazi tanks. Specifically the M1 Abrams
S 5 (1 year ago)
cobi is from poland not china
The world War tube (1 year ago)
in the netherlands you have also BAMBAO and its super bad
Read More (3 months ago)
Germany has it too :(
Aleks Paradowski (3 months ago)
In poland to they figures are very ugly
Nestor Lozano (1 year ago)
The World War Tube i know, banbao or bambao is super bad
The world War tube (1 year ago)
lloyd52 (1 year ago)
Well done!

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