Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Lepin Building Instructions Available Online


As I was scouring the Internet for the latest Lepin news this morning, I came across this website called www.legolepin.com.  It looks to be an e-commerce website that originates in Vietnam.  One of the cool things about this site is that they have a lot of the Lepin sets building instructions available for download completely free.  

From what I've seen they have quite a few Star Wars, Modulars and Technic set instructions.  

If you are looking for instructions for your Lepin set, you can find it here.   


Sunday, September 10, 2017

Lepin 02049 Van and Caravan Building Set


Hi there, today I saw this new fake lego listing on Aliexpress.  They don't show any of the normal Lepin packaging shots, just a screen grab of the vehicles (probably from Lego website).  Anyways, this is the new Lepin 02049 Van and Caravan set which is a direct knock-off of Lego  set 60117.  As of right now, there are only two listings for this set on Ali.

The Details


It says it comes with 270 pieces but they photoshopped out the minifigures.
 It will be a nice set for anyone who's into the Town/City theme.  See the original Lego image here ...
https://shop.lego.com/en-US/Van-Caravan-60117

The set is listed for sale at the not so great price of $12.99 USD which isn't that much cheaper than Lego original price of $19 USD.  By my calculations the Lepin version of this set should only cost around $9 to $10 USD, no more.  Maybe it will come down in price, guess we will have to wait and see.

Where to Find It


https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Lepin-02049-City-Great-Vehicles-Van-Caravan-camping-Block-Set-Compatible-with-60117-Toy-270Pcs/32829512795.html

As always,
Please remember that I cannot verify whether the seller or the item featured is good or not. Use your own judgement and research before making any purchases.  I have no affiliation to Aliexpress or the sellers found there.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

My Wish List of Fake Lego/Alternate Brick Sets - September 2017 Edition

Hello, today I was scouring Aliexpress and checking to see if there are any new brick sets available. Sometimes I will make a list of the sets that I'd like to buy so this month I thought I would publish my list on the blog.   Whether I get them or not is another story, I guess that would depend on the set price and my budget for the upcoming months. Here are the sets on my wishlist in no particular order.

Modular Buildings Theme



Lepin 15019 Assembly Square


I actually went looking for this set in Hong Kong last month however all the vendors were only selling 15019B set, which comes with the USB hub and LED lights, and not the 15019 set.  Also my shopping time was limited due to the two tropical cyclones Hato (level 10) and Pakhar (level 8) that hit while I was there.



Lepin 15017 Barnes and Noble Bookstore

I've had my eye on this non Lego Custom designed set for quite awhile, but I know that the price and duties cost would kill me due to the size of this set at 4616 pieces.  For now, I'll continue to drool over this set from afar.


Lepin 15034 MOC City Building

They don't really give this Custom building an official name on Aliexpress, so I just used the generic title that they have provided.  This new set still shows as a Presell on Aliexpress, which means it will be awhile before it gets shipped.  This is another non Lego set, and I think it looks pretty awesome.  Again it's a set that's over 4000 pieces, so I think the reality of me owning this building is pretty slim.

City Theme



Lepin 02034 Cargo Port


I just spotted this latest Lepin copy of Lego's Port set 7994 that was issued in 2007 I think.  This set has one of the largest ship hulls, I think it's nearly 23 inches long.  Not sure if this is still a Presell, so I will wait for a bit, but this one I really want.


Lepin 02038 Town Square

I saw this set when I was in Hong Kong, and now I'm regretting not buying it then. I think it was like only $25 USD!  I was so focused on looking for the Assembly Square set, that I overlooked the awesome deal I could have had on this one.  Sigh.  I guess I will have to wait and see if this one comes down in price again.  I really want the tram.


Star Wars Theme




Lepin 05054 U-Wing Fighter


I really want this set but I'm still sitting on my hands on this one.  I've seen the Lepin Poe and Resistance X-wing Fighter sets really come down in price recently, so I'm hoping this one will come down soon too.

Well, that's a few of the sets I would love to get if money was no issue.  How about you? What's on your wishlist?

Bye for now!

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Lepin 05111 Star Wars Jakku Quadjumper Building Set


Hi and welcome back to Aliexpress101.blogspot.com, the place where I scour Aliexpress to find the best deals on fake and alternative Lego sets.  If you are a Star Wars fan, you're gonna love this deal.

The Details


It's a bootleg of the new Lego Star Wars Jakku Quadjumper set that has 482 pieces.  The Lepin set number is 05111 which is a copy of Lego set 75178 that just got released this summer.  On Aliexpress, the lowest price for this set is $20.65 USD which is less than half the price of Lego's $49.99 USD.

It's interesting that the Lego set has 457 pieces whereas Lepin has 482 pieces, that's a lot more, so I'm interested to know if that's just a miscount on Lepin's part or whether they give you extra bricks or not.  Anyways, I like the set because the spacecraft is a bit more unique looking and the colour scheme is certainly more interesting than the gray coloured ships we are seeing a lot of.

The Lepin version of this set also has 4 minifigures and a BB-8.  I know the bootleg BB-8s haven't been quite up to snuff lately, so I wonder if Lepin has improved this newest one.

Where to find this deal




Please remember that I cannot verify whether the seller or the item featured is good or not. Use your own judgement and research before making any purchases.  I have no affiliation to Aliexpress or the sellers found there.


Saturday, July 22, 2017

Lepin 01039 Friends Heartlake Hospital Building Set


Today's featured bootleg brick set is this knock-off of Lego's Friends Heartlake Hospital set 41318.  It's the latest from Lepin 01039 with 932 pieces.   On Aliexpress, the lowest price for this set is $40.39 USD which is less than half the price of Lego's $99.99 USD.

The Details


This set is comprised of a modern 3 storey hospital building with helicopter, ambulance and 3 Friends style minifigures.  I'm surprised that with a set this large there are only three minifigs.  This set would be a good candidate to turn into a modular style building.

Where to get it


https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Lepin-01039-932pcs-Heartlake-City-Park-Love-Hospital-Girl-Friends-Building-Block-Brick-Toy/32824743272.html

Please remember that I cannot verify whether the seller or the item featured is good or not. Use your own judgement and research before making any purchases.  I have no affiliation to Aliexpress or the sellers found there.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Cogo 4143 City Tram and Waz 6853 Tanker Truck Building Sets



Hi and welcome back to aliexpress101.blogspot.com.  Today, I want to show you not one but two latest building set finds on Aliexpress.  The first is this cool city tram set by the Cogo brand.  The set number is 4143 and it has 545 pieces.   The price is $24.22 USD.  It looks like a knockoff of Lego set 8404.

The Details


Based on the illustration, there looks to be 4 minifigures that come with the set.  Two of them are sitting at the tram station, another one is crossing the street and the final one is riding on a white scooter.   Unfortunately, there doesn't appear to be any tracks as far as I can tell.   I've never seen this set before and it only seems to be sold by one Aliexpress store at the moment.

I've never bought any sets by Cogo before so I can't vouch for the brick and clutch quality.  At this point I'm going to hold of buying this set until I see more people selling it.  If you want to get this cool tram set, here's where you can find it.



Our second find today is from the same Aliexpress store called iToys World 2.  This tanker truck is from an unknown building block brand called Waz.  The set number is 6853 and it has 250 pieces.
It looks like a knockoff of Lego's 60016 Tanker truck set.  The price is just under $12 USD.   It looks to have one minifigure and a filling station.

This tanker truck would certainly look great in my Its Not Lego town, however being that this set is the one and only on Aliexpress, it makes me wary of buying it just yet.


Where to Get It


https://www.aliexpress.com/item/WAZ-6853-250pcs-City-Engineering-Oil-Tanker-Tank-Truck-Building-Block-Brick-Toy/32822803433.html

If you do decide to buy either of these sets, please make a review and let us know about the quality of the sets.  I'm particularly interested to know about the tram set.

Please remember that I cannot verify whether the seller or the item featured is good or not. Use your own judgement and research before making any purchases.  I have no affiliation to Aliexpress or the sellers found there.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Enlighten 1130 City Town Hall Building Set


As I was checking out the newest block sets on Aliexpress, I found this one and only listing for this new mini modular set by the Enlighten brand of building blocks.  It's the 1130 City Town Hall building and it looks to be quite detailed.   It's priced at around $26 USD and has 742 pieces.
In this set you get a three storey building, a classic car and 4 minifigures.  There's even a giant flying horse decoration on the top floor.

The Details


The building itself is reminscient of the Enlighten Sunshine Hotel 1127 which I reviewed on my other blog bricksandfigs.blogspot.com.  Here's the link to the review in case you missed it:  http://bricksandfigs.blogspot.ca/2015/03/enlighten-1127-sunshine-hotel.html.  I think the two sets really compliment each other.

It would be really fun to MOC the town hall into a full modular.
I'm pretty sure that the interior of the building will be pretty sparse given that the depth of the building is only 6 to 8 studs deep.  Oh, I should mention, that this particular building looks to be designed by Enlighten, so it's not a Lego copy for those who have an issue with Lego bootlegs.




I like the colour scheme which uses tan coloured bricks with red windows, doors and roof tiles.  The classic car looks nice but not sure how many minifigs you can get inside it.  It has the old wagon wheel style tires.

Here's a closer look at the 4 minifigures you get with the Town Hall.  I'm guessing that either of the two minifigs on the bottom could be the mayor.  The two top minifigs are a female reporter and her camera man.  I guess they would be interviewing the mayor about the latest scandal.

I'm hoping more Aliexpress stores start selling this set so maybe in future the price will come down, but overall for the 742 pieces you get, the price is not too bad.

Get It Here


https://www.aliexpress.com/item-img/ENLIGHTEN-1130-742Pcs-City-Town-Hall-Building-Blocks/32812128983.html


Please remember that I cannot verify whether the seller or the item featured is good or not. Use your own judgement and research before making any purchases.  I have no affiliation to Aliexpress or the sellers found there.