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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 […] Read more


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 […] Read more


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 […] Read more


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 […] Read more


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 usually 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 […] Read more


Nanoblock – micro-size building bricks

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(Written by Ernest) Have you ever struggled with displaying or putting away your LEGO creations because they were too big and you didn’t have enough space for them? I myself have had experienced this a lot! In fact I have often thought about that it would be great if there was a way to shrink […] Read more


OXFORD – Korean castles & battleships

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Today I would like to show you a few very unique sets from OXFORD that got released recently. We have talked about the OXFORD brand before and you can read my full review on it here: OXFORD – Overview. But as a summary, OXFORD is a LEGO compatible brand from South Korea that has the exact same […] Read more


LEGO compatible Bible-based sets

As you know, LEGO doesn’t touch topics related to religion. This leaves LEGO fans with no choice but to make up their own custom LEGO creations and minifigures if they would like to create a scene from the Bible. Skilled LEGO fans have no problem with this, however if someone is not that familiar with free-building with LEGO this […] Read more


LEGO vs. Mega Bloks – the forever debate…

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(Written by Chi-bacca) Today I would like to address a subject that often comes up in comments but we haven’t fully explored in an article as of yet. So here it goes; LEGO vs. Mega Bloks. Mega Bloks is a Canadian company, that is basically looked at as a LEGO rip-off and copycat by LEGO […] Read more


KRE-O CityVille Invasion – Introduction

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Although our main focus here is LEGO brand products, from time to time I like to show you other brands that are compatible with LEGO that may enhance the LEGO hobby. We regularly review LEGO customizers (these are usually small companies run by LEGO fans who make LEGO compatible accessories) and also look at larger […] Read more