Tuesday, January 24, 2017

11 Cheapest Lepin Modular Building Sets on AliExpress


Here's my list of the 11 cheapest Lepin Modular building sets on Aliexpress right now.  The Lepin Market Street set is the cheapest at $44.00 USD and the Lepin Town Hall is the most expensive of the bunch at $68.00 USD. The prices are inclusive of shipping, but be aware you could be hit with additional duties depending on your home country. The prices I found on Aliexpress are as of January 24, 2017 but may be subject to change by the sellers.

You can click on the title heading of the table to sort each column.


Set # Set Description Price in USD Link
15001 Brick Bank $58.00 Click Here for AE store
15002 Cafe Corner $58.24 Click Here for AE store
15003 Town Hall $68.00 Click Here for AE store
15004 Fire Brigade $58.24 Click Here for AE store
15005 Grand Emporium $58.99 Click Here for AE store
15006 Palace Cinema $58.43 Click Here for AE store
15007 Market Street $44.00 Click Here for AE store
15008 Green Grocer $58.99 Click Here for AE store
15009 Pet Shop $57.41 Click Here for AE store
15010 Parisian Restaurant $60.22 Click Here for AE store
15011 Detective's Office $63.79 Click Here for AE store

Please remember that I cannot verify whether the seller or the item featured is good or not. Use your own judgement and research before making any purchases. I have no affiliation to Aliexpress or the sellers found there.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Kazi 84004 Howitzer Army Truck Building Set


Welcome back to Aliexpress101.blogspot.com.

Today's deal on Aliexpress is this Kazi 84004 Army Truck with Howitzer building block set. This set normally goes for around $20 USD on Aliexpress but this seller has it for sale at only $8.11 USD.  That's a crazy price given that this set has 331 pieces.  If this was a Lego set, it would probably cost you $30 USD.


I took a screen shot from a youtube review so you can see the size of this behemoth.  It looks like it comes with 2 army minifigures and has a rotating turret gun.  The truck wheels look absolutely huge.
Between the front and rear wheels, there is storage, probably for weapons and such.  This set looks like a lot of fun, especially if you like to collect and play with military style blocks.

Here's the link.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/KAZI-84004-Toy-Building-Blocks-Minifigures-Gift-for-Kids-Military-Boy-Building-Bricks-Kit-Assemble-Set/32745348255.html

Please remember that I cannot verify whether the seller or the item featured is good or not. Use your own judgement and research before making any purchases.  I have no affiliation to Aliexpress or the sellers found there.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Gudi 9209 Fire Fighting Truck


Hi there!  I just finished reviewing this Gudi 9209 Fire Truck set on my Its Not Lego blog and then realized that I forgot to post a link to where you could buy it from Aliexpress, so here it is.  This little truck comes with instructions, a sticker sheet, little fire diorama and a fireman. The total pieces in this set is 156 so that works out to 0.03 cents per piece because this set only costs $4.99 USD and that includes free shipping.

You cannot tell the difference from this Gudi set and a Lego set, because it's brick quality is identical. I ordered my set from the seller below and the set was delivered by registered mail in about 2 to 3 weeks which is fast these days, given that most China shipments now take on average of 6 weeks to get delivered.


Here's the link.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/9209-Children-Learning-Toys-Building-Blocks-Compatible-With-Fire-Station-Truck-Building-Blocks-Educational-Blocks-Toys/32732945161.html

Please remember that I cannot verify whether the seller or the item featured is good or not. Use your own judgement and research before making any purchases.  I have no affiliation to Aliexpress or the sellers found there.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Wange 34052 Creation Villa Building Set



So here's a set that I actually own, it's the Wange 34052 Villa building block set.  I bought mine back in April 2015 and I paid around $27 USD for it, so this is selling for quite a good price at just under $22 USD.  The quality of this set is good and brick clutch is decent.  I think this set might be a copy of an older Lego set but I'm not entirely sure.  This is a fairly decent size set with 755 pieces and it comes with a giant baseplate and 2 minifigures.  But just a heads up, the minifigures are not Lego compatible and look awful.

Here's the link.

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/34052-without-original-box-Enlighten-Building-Block-Set-Construction-Brick-Toys-Educational-Block-for-children-compatible/32452675527.html


Please remember that I cannot verify whether the seller or the item featured is good or not. Use your own judgement and research before making any purchases.  I have no affiliation to Aliexpress or the sellers found there.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Gudi 8911 Passenger Airplane Building Block Set


Hello, it's time to look at another bootleg brick building set deal I found on Aliexpress.com.  This one is the Gudi 8911 Passenger Airplane.  This set comes with three Lego compatible minifigures, a car and some kind of antenna tower.  There are 334 pieces to this set.  I've recently built the Gudi 9213 Fire Rescue Boat and was pleasantly surprised by the brick quality of that set, so hopefully this airplane set will also be a good set too.   The Aliexpress store selling this set is Biscuit's Toyland and I have personally bought other brick sets from this seller without any issue.

Here's the link.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/GUDI-334-pcs-Airplane-Toy-Air-Bus-Model-Airplane-Building-Blocks-Sets-Model-DIY-Bricks-Classic/32708065732.html

Please remember that I cannot verify whether the seller or the item featured is good or not. Use your own judgement and research before making any purchases.  I have no affiliation to Aliexpress or the sellers found there.

Monday, January 2, 2017

My List Of Top 5 Stores on AliExpress That Sell Fake Lego - October 2016



It's probably the number one question I get asked on my Facebook page (It's Not Lego) and on my blogs, "Who are the best Aliexpress sellers?".   Well, I can't say definitively who are the best sellers or stores on Aliexpress, but I can tell you which ones I personally have had positive experiences with.

I make anywhere between 5 to 10 purchases a month from AliExpress, and for the most part it takes about a month to two months for my orders to arrive in my country.   Hence, the reason why my blog post title lists the month of October 2016, these are the purchases I try to reconcile at this time which is the beginning of January 2017.

Typically if I haven't received my order after 5 or 6 weeks, I will contact the seller to inquire on the item shipment status.  At which point the seller will usually agree to extend Purchase Protection.   At the six to seven week interval mark, if I still haven't received my item, I will start the Dispute process.

The AliExpress Dispute process gives about one week between Buyer and Seller to sort out any issues.   If the item arrives before or during this period, I cancel the dispute and the money is released to the seller from the custody of Aliexpress.

Aliexpress will then take another week to review the disputed case and provide judgement if nothing has been resolved after one week.   At this point, a period of 2 months will have passed by the time AliExpress passes judgement.

If the item has not arrived and the tracking number is invalid or has not been updated since leaving China, usually Aliexpress will side with the buyer and the purchase cost plus shipping will be refunded to the buyer.  If Aliexpress can prove that the item was tracked to the receiving country, then you would not get your refund, because the seller fulfilled his obligations to send your item.

I will review my list of Aliexpress purchases at the end of each month and give you some idea which sellers show up consistently on my Top 5 Best Sellers list.  Maybe at the end of 2017, I will be able to create a Top Ten Best Sellers/Stores on AliExpress List.

In October 2016, I placed 10 purchase orders for bootleg and knockoff brick sets and minifigures.  At the time of this writing, I have successfully received 7 of those orders, with 3 orders still outstanding.
I have not yet raised any disputes for any October 2016 purchases yet, but if I don't get the remaining 3 orders next week, I will initiate my dispute process.

The criteria is pretty simple to make my Top 5 Stores list:

1.  offer a wide selection of bricksets and/or minifigures at decent prices
2.  be responsive to messages
3.  ship within a reasonable timeframe (for my country, that's one to two months)
4.  don't lie and say item shipped when it hasn't
5.  don't give me a bogus tracking number


So, for the month of October 2016, my top 5 sellers/stores (in no particular order) on Aliexpress were:

1.  Biscuit's ToyLand Store
2.  Toy World Store
3.  Big Cabbage
4. WAN MU XING Trading Co., Ltd Store
5. Hamtoys


Please note that my AliExpress experience may or may not differ from your own purchase experience.  I have no affiliation to Aliexpress nor the sellers or stores listed there.   Please do your own research and due diligence before making any purchases on AliExpress.


Dargo 899 Super Heroes Minifigures Set


Happy New Year to one and all!  This is my first deal find in 2017.

This is a mixed Marvel and DC Super Heroes set of minifigures.  It is Dargo set 899 and comes with 12 assorted minifigures.  There are actually 6 sets of two minifigures each. The sets are 899A thru 899F.


Dargo 899A Batman vs. Killer Moth

Dargo 899B Spiderman vs Blue Beetle

Dargo 899C Batman vs. Scarecrow

Dargo 899D Katana vs. Captain Boomerang

Dargo 899E Doctor Strange vs. White Panther

Dargo 899F Ghost Rider vs. Hobgoblin


There's a few Aliexpress stores selling this item for roughly the same price, which is $4.99 USD. That works out to about $0.42 per minifigure.

Here's the link to one of the shops on Aliexpress where you can find the set:

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Dargo-899-Super-Heroes-Scarecrow-Superman-Killer-Moth-Batman-Ghost-Rider-12pcs-lot-Building-Blocks-Minifigures/32768615387.html


Please remember that I cannot verify whether the seller is good or not. Use your own judgement and research before making any purchases.  I have no affiliation to Aliexpress or the sellers found there.