≡ Menu

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. 🙂

LEGO-Like Beautiful Wooden Building Bricks

LEGO-Like Beautiful Wooden Building Bricks thumbnail

The #853967 LEGO Originals Wooden Minifigure we discussed previously (see links at the end of this post) is an interesting novelty item that LEGO released shortly before the 2019 holiday season in limited quantities. It is a 5:1 upscaled version of the classic minifig carved out of oak. Although the wooden parts have no articulation, […] Read more

{ 8 comments }

LEGO Friends & the return of Polly Pocket

The LEGO hobby is so satisfying and absorbing that LEGO fans can sometimes get a bit isolated from what’s happening in the rest of the toy world. This is especially true for adult LEGO fans who mostly consider LEGO as a creative medium rather than a toy. However, in my experience, it’s a good idea […] Read more

{ 17 comments }

Oxford Korean army-builder battle-pack

As I mentioned in previous reviews, my second favorite construction toy brand after LEGO is Oxford from South Korea. It is the only brand that truly meets LEGO’s quality in almost every way. The look, feel, clutch-power, and precision of Oxford pieces are the same as LEGO’s, and the color-palette is pretty much the same […] Read more

{ 24 comments }

Extra posable minifigures by Oxford

Extra posable minifigures by Oxford thumbnail

My second favorite construction toy brand after LEGO is Oxford from South Korea. It is the only brand that I would say truly meets LEGO’s quality in almost every way. The look, feel, clutch-power, and precision of Oxford pieces are the same as LEGO’s, and their color-palette is very similar as well (they are still […] Read more

{ 33 comments }

Remote controlled LEGO Technic type trucks

Remote controlled LEGO Technic type trucks thumbnail

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 […] Read more

{ 6 comments }

Visiting Mega Construx & questions to ask

Visiting Mega Construx & questions to ask thumbnail

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 […] Read more

{ 30 comments }

Mega Construx 2017 summer update & more!

Mega Construx 2017 summer update & more! thumbnail

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 […] Read more

{ 31 comments }

LEGO & Mega Bloks mini-dolls comparison

LEGO & Mega Bloks mini-dolls comparison thumbnail

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 […] Read more

{ 41 comments }

From Mega Bloks to Mega Construx

From Mega Bloks to Mega Construx thumbnail

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 […] Read more

{ 29 comments }

Farewell to Mega Bloks Assassin’s Creed

Farewell to Mega Bloks Assassin’s Creed thumbnail

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 […] Read more

{ 15 comments }