Re: Lego are awesome
« Reply #1143 on: January 24, 2020, 09:11:49 AM »
Both friends and colleagues have separately mentioned a chinese knock-off that looks identical down to the last detail......except for the LEGO brand.......and 25% the price.
Anybody aware of this?
Is this like the Ganzos from the Byrd factory?
Just a very good fake?
To use a multitool analogy...
LEGO is Victorinox. You're paying for the 99.99% QC. The average person has never seen or heard of a genuine LEGO set or SAK that wasn't 100% correct, with missing or malformed parts.
The mega block guys are like a Chinese clone, with some interesting ideas and cheaper prices. They have much poorer quality control, and they aren't in a close-by country (from the local jobs, locally made stuff aspect).
And LEGO has paid for the construction of enough wind turbines that they're 100% green from the electricity aspect.
That's not to say not to buy that chinese clone.
They're the ones who have HALO, etc Lego-style sets.
They're mostly compatible, if the chinese bricks aren't the wrong fit (QC again).