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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. ­čÖé

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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Mega Bloks treasures for LEGO TMNT fans

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The LEGO Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles theme only lasted a couple of years, covering both the Nickelodeon TV show (based on the comics by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird) and the 2014 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film, with 14 sets in total (plus a few small promotional sets). While some of the sets – especially […]

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OYO Sports & how it compares to LEGO?

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As a LEGO fan you may have run into an interesting brand called OYO Sports. While I have never seen their products at major toy-stores, they do sell them through their own website as well as at various sporting events in the United States and Canada. OYO Sports is known for their fully licensed and […]

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LASER PEGS – construction toys with lights

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While shopping for LEGO at various retailers you may have run into a brand called LASER PEGS. They are┬áusually placed in the same isle as LEGO, or somewhere close by. You will noticed on the boxes that the elements look very similar to LEGO (same size bricks, knobs on top, etc.), but the pieces are […]

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