The Lego Group has just won a court case against Lepin, one of the most prolific Chinese manufacturers of cloned Lego sets. Lepin has been given no opportunity to appeal against the court’s decision. The court also laid out a set of instructions that Lepin must follow in order to continue operating as a business.
Lepin has been a great success because it has been able to combine with the original brand since the quality of its products is undeniably good. Lepin goes even further thanks to its Lepin World range. The toys are made of 100% ABS plastic, so they are not at all dangerous for children.
Lepin blocks is a chinese building block brand. Not much is known about the actual manufacturer. Due to it’s near Lego quality, some speculate that the Lepin brand, might actually be owned by Lego itself to address the Asian marketplace.
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The bricks are compatible with the building blocks made by other manufacturers, but most of the KNEX brick parts have holes in. This enables them to be connected to both classic K’NEX and Micro K’NEX via “brick adaptors”, as shown in yellow in the photo.
LEGO is a global brand and has been the subject of many copies over the years. A brief trawl of the AliExpress export website finds a list of 50 companies making plastic building blocks, with probably at least half doing LEGO clones. Most if not all are based in Chenghai, the toy capital of China.
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Through 1932, Erector was sold in wooden boxes, but 1933 through 1962 the sets would be sold in colorful boxes made of painted steel. The two brands are now sold under the Meccano brand name, with the Erector Set being marketed as ” Erector by Meccano”.
It was first introduced in America in 1992. K’Nex is designed and produced by K’Nex Industries Inc. of Hatfield, Pennsylvania. K’Nex was purchased by Florida-based company Basic Fun! in 2018.
compatible and interchange with regular K’nex ? Answer: Nope, they are larger than the standard knex.
KIDDICRAFT, the original LEGO The Kiddicraft Self-Locking Building bricks are not a LEGO clone; rather LEGO Automatic Binding Bricks are a clone of Kiddicraft’s. In the late 1940s Kiddicraft was an English manufacturer of toys managed by its proprietor Harry Fisher Page (aka Hilary Page).
In 1978, LEGO’s major patent expired in the US (20 years after it was filed in 1958). It opened the door for additional competitors, which LEGO was understandably concerned about. In 1984, the first major competitor surfaced in the US market– Tyco Super Bloks. Mar 7, 2016
LEGO brick not a trademark, court rules. LEGO claims the court ruling will confuse its customers. (CNN) — Toy manufacturer LEGO, famous for its small plastic stackable bricks, is not allowed to register one of them as its trademark, the European Court of Justice has ruled.