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Other Large Brands

In this section you will find reviews of brands that are either compatible with or similar to LEGO. The rivals, so to speak. 🙂

Remote controlled LEGO Technic type trucks

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Sometimes you find LEGO-related items in the most unusual places. I just got the 2017 Cabela’s winter catalog, which usually list a large selection of gift items besides just hunting, fishing, and camping gear. Browsing through the catalog, I spotted two remote-controlled vehicles that look like were built of LEGO Technic pieces. The description in […]

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Visiting Mega Construx & questions to ask

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If you are a regular around here, you probably know that while I’m a lifelong LEGO fan, I have been also keeping an eye on the Mega Construx (formerly Mega Bloks) sets. I mostly pay attention to their collectors’ series, as I really like the fully articulated and very detailed micro action figures, and also […]

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Mega Construx 2017 summer update & more!

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As I mentioned a few times previously (see links at the end of this post), besides LEGO, I also occasionally collect Mega Construx (formerly Mega Bloks) figures. I don’t really care for their sets, as LEGO is providing plenty of building materials to work with, but I do like Mega’s small, fully detailed and articulated […]

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LEGO & Mega Bloks mini-dolls comparison

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Some of our readers who know that I occasionally collect the highly articulated micro action figures by Mega Construx (formerly Mega Bloks), and that I like the girly sets of both LEGO and Mega, asked me to compare the mini-dolls of the two companies. So let’s take a leisurely stroll to the world of tiny […]

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From Mega Bloks to Mega Construx

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There are some interesting updates on Mega Bloks I wanted to share with you today. As I have mentioned previously (see links at the end of this post), I occasionally dabble in the higher quality and very detailed Mega Bloks Collectors series sets like Assassin’s Creed, Call of Duty, Destiny, Halo, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles […]

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Farewell to Mega Bloks Assassin’s Creed

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As I have mentioned previously, I have recently started dabbling in the Mega Bloks Collectors series sets – mostly focusing on the high quality, very detailed, and fully articulated mini action figures. (If you are interested to check out my reviews on what I got so far, see the links at the end of this […]

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Mega Bloks Ninja Turtles in black & white

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As I mentioned previously (see links at the end of this post), I have been experimenting with some of the recent Mega Bloks Collectors series sets. One of the collections I really like is Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The first wave of the Mega Bloks TMNT sets were released earlier this year (see: Mega Bloks […]

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A LEGO fan’s encounters with Mega Bloks

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While I have been a LEGO fan all my life, my introduction to building toys similar to LEGO is quite recent. I originally started paying attention to other brands about eight years ago when I was working on some customized minifigures. At that time LEGO didn’t have such an extensive selection of minifig accessories, so […]

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