LEPIN is dead? Compare LEPIN with King and Queen

One of the biggest shocks to the toy market this summer was the departure of LEPIN.

The thing is that LEPIN has long taken its strong place in the market of high-quality Lego analogues, and the ability to buy great sets without overpaying for the Lego brand has endlessly delighted numerous buyers!

Now the fans of the designers are in shock: where to buy analog sets that are not inferior in quality and assortment to Lego, but much more affordable? No panic, friends! In fact, your opportunities have only expanded, and now we will explain how this happened.

Game sets: how Lepin multiplied on King and Queen.

It is rumored that Lepin began its existence thanks to a former Lego employee who was unfairly reduced. The dismissed worker seemed to be able to accurately reproduce the mold of the legendary brick in accordance with the Lego drawings and began production of an analog constructor that is fully compatible with any set of the “head” company. At the same time, the appearance of the sets, the colorfulness of their design and the assembly technology of the construction perfectly corresponded to the parameters of the Lego company.

And it is certainly known that ABS is the plastic from which the parts of designers are made – the Lego and Lepin factories bought from one supplier. The confrontation between the two companies reached its climax in 2017 when at a trade show in China, Lego’s technical director was unable to distinguish the set of Lepin from the Lego original.

Mr. Jerry director of the online store LEPINLAND.COM

We built, built …

Experienced “designers” need not recall how similar and compatible Lego and Lepin are in the smallest details (except, of course, price and corporate embossing) such popular sets as Ford Mustang GT 1967, Porsche 911 GT3 RS in classic orange design, or Harry Potter – Hogwarts Castle, which at one time cost crazy money, and is now discontinued by Lego and is only available in the Lepin version.

Of course, such a holiday could not last forever. In proportion to the growth of Lepin, legal pressure from Lego increased. As a result, the firm’s own ambitions and the copyright holder’s press led to the logical ending, which, in fact, became the new birth of Lepin.

The reincarnation of Lepin 02008 in Queen 82008

Since July of this year in Europe, Lepin has been sold under two new names – King and Queen. The agreements reached by us in Shanghai have opened this opportunity for buyers in the global market. We are proud that we managed to achieve the status of a distributor of KING and QUEEN in EU, USA, which guarantees our customers high-quality purchases directly from the manufacturer without intermediaries, extra fees and other difficulties.

As part of our trip to China, we visited three plants of the MZ Smart holding, which includes Lepin. Among them is the XingBao factory, which produces its own designer sets of designers, rather than high-quality Lego replicas like Lepin. In addition, we visited the production and exhibition halls of other manufacturers of Lego analogues: Bela, Mould King, SY, Decool, Sembo, Kazi. Acquaintance with the samples of their products suggests that after the closure of the Lepin factory, technologies “flowed” outside MZ Smart. And today, a number of previously unprepossessing competitors Lepin have grown sharply in quality and can be quite adequately presented to our customers.

Mr. Jerry director of the online store LEPINLAND.COM

The reincarnation of Lepin 22001 in King 83038.

King and Queen  – so from now on and in the foreseeable future will be called sets, previously known as Lepin. Everything is as usual: perfect detailing, full compatibility with Lego, high-quality plastic, elegant packaging. The only change is in the articles and the logo on the boxes. An interesting marketing move was also the monochrome execution of the boxes of King sets at first. In addition to the designer, in this way, the buyer also received coloring. We bought a large batch of these first sets, without waiting for the designers to make new color packages. Now the manufacturer is returning to the traditional color box and they will gradually begin to enter the range, but sets in exclusively black and white packaging are also present in our store!

My serial number

A necessary addition! During the transition period from Lepin to King and Queen, the company’s products were exported in boxes without a company logo, or with any symbolic pictogram. This was done in order to avoid problems at customs, and a number of such unmarked boxes entered the EU and US market and the assortment of our store, respectively. Be sure of the identity of these kits!

 

Millennium Falcon from Lepin with different logos.

But inside there is the same Lepin, unmistakably recognizable by the five cherished numbers of the article. For example, for the legendary Hogwarts Castle, these numbers are 16052, and the WALL-E robot (from the original WALL-E) passes through the article 16003.

Wall-E by Lepin with and without a brand logo.

Compare Lepin product numbers

Queen:

Model QueenModel Lepin
8602101039
8602701045
8605001068
8200602006
8200802008
8200902009
8201302017
8201402018
8202602036
8203102043
8203502047
8203802052
8205302078
8207102097
8208502113
8900806020
8900906022
8903706051
8904306057
8904906066
8906406081
8906606083
9700614006
8303716060
8500225002
8500625006
8500725009
8501225014
8501425016

King:

Model KingModel Lepin
8100905027
8102905027
8103005028
8103705035
8103905037
8104305041
8104405042
8106105063
8106705077
8108505132
8109005145
8702507043
8704107060
8706807107
8400115001
8400215002
8400315003
8400415004
8400515005
8400615006
8400715007
8400815008
8400915009
8401015010
8401115011
8402815039
8300116001
8300216002
8300316003
8300416004
8300516005
8300616006
8300816008
8300916009
8301416014
8301516016
8302816050
8302916051
8303416057
8800217002
8800317003
8800417004
9000120001
9000220002
9000420004
9000520005
9001020010
9001520015
9003820056
9005620086
9006620097
9100121001
9100221002
9102321046
8303822001
9300123002
9300423006
8001337003

When buying products in our store, you can be completely sure of the quality of the sets. Our consultants work online without days off and break. They are always open to communication and will be able to advise you on any questions regarding the products presented in the assortment. Inside each constructor you will find numbered bags with details, this technical numbering was made by the manufacturer to check the completeness of the kit, and not to assemble the model! Detailed instructions are attached to each set, in which you will already find a step-by-step description of the assembly.

Have a great shopping!

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