Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Just got 2 new Lepin sets: City Crane 02069 and Park People 02058

I'm going to be reviewing these two new Lepin sets soon.  The first is the Lepin 02058 Cities Park People building set and the second is the Lepin 02069 City Crane set.   I got both of these sets from Reddit seller Jeremy (not Aliexpress).   Stay tuned!

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Keep on Trucking

Hey All, just wanted to do a little picture show today.  I have all these cool city and delivery vehicles which drive around Its-Not-Lego town to bring in supplies and keep the town clean.

This is the Enlighten brand Garbage Truck and Street Cleaner.  Model 1101.

Also by Enlighten, this nifty Ice Cream Truck. Model 1112.

An Express delivery truck by Enlighten.  Model 1119.

This tractor trailer is from Wange.  Model 40615.

This small delivery truck is from Kazi. Model 6093.

This super long truck and trailer is also by Wange.  Model 40616.

This utility truck is by Sluban.  It's from the Tower Crane set B0555.

And finally, the Lepin City Truck. Model 02036.

As you can see, I still have a few more reviews to do, so hopefully I will get to that soon.  Bye for now.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Fake Friends Minifigures

 I've bought a few bootleg Friends building sets in the past, primarily to use the bricks and accessories for my MOC sets.  Over time, I've acquired a few of the Friends minifigures from different bootleg brands such as Bela, Sheng Yuan (SY), and Lepin.  I prefer to use Lego style minifigs in my displays, so these ones all get tossed into a plastic bag.

 If you're wondering why they are all bald, it's because their hairpieces are actually compatible with the Lego minifigure heads.  The majority of the Friends style minifigs are female, but there are about two or three male minifigs.  In terms of uniqueness, almost all of them have their own outfit, I think there's only one or two that are duplicates.  Also the faces of the friends minifigures have some variations in facial features and eye colours too.

Here is a list of the sets where the Friends style minifigs come from:

  • Bela 10169 Pet Hospital
  • Bela 10162 Cafe
  • Bela 10541 Emma's House
  • Bela 10403 Recording Studio
  • Lepin 01007 Hotdog Van
  • Lepin 01011 Pizzeria
  • SY Pop Star

 Stored away in the same bag, are the Sluban style of minifigures, also not compatible with the Lego style.  While most of them are male, there are a few female minifigs in the Sluban line-up as well.  I figured I might as well take pictures of them too, since I have them out.

A lot of the Sluban minifigures come from the construction series, that's why there' so many of them in overalls.  A lot of them came with red hardhats, and fortunately, they will fit on a Lego style minifigure head.  The hairpieces aren't that great but they do kind of fit also.  That's why these ones are bald too.  If you look closely, they do have some unique looking faces.

Here's a list of the Sluban sets where these minifigs come from:

  • M38-B0516 (City series) Girl at Mailbox
  • M38-B0565 (City series) Hotdog Cart
  • M38-B0563 (City series) Courier
  • M38-B0523 (City Series) Camper
  • M38-B0551 (Construction series) Excavator
  • M38-B0539 (Construction series) Steam Roller
  • M38-B0555 (Construction series) Tower Crane
  • M38-B0552 (Construction series) Dump Truck
  • M38-B0550 (Construction series) Cement Mixer

So do you collect Friends style minifigures and do you ever mix the alternate brands with the Lego stlye minifigures?