I have always been a fan of Lego ever since I was a kid, though I got rid of all my Lego years ago, but I needed a Lego type man for a photo idea I had and because Lego is now expensive well for what I wanted it for anyway, I had seen in one of the pound type shops some construction brick toys like Lego by a company called Best Lock, so I decided to buy the sets they had in stock as the one would do for what i wanted and also gave me a chance to go back to my childhood and build Lego 🙂 So I though I would post on how these sets differ from the official Lego sets and if they are any good.
The three different model I brought to start with each had 50 pieces in the model where a digger, space craft and a fire engine all came with a figure aswell. These sets are by Best Lock which is a company based in Lancashire they are merged with a Polish company called Cobi, So you may find sets with either of these brand names, though the following applies to both brands.
These bricks fit with normal Lego bricks aswell and are the same size, they are made from a cheaper plastic than Lego, they fit together ok, but nowhere near as good as the official Lego bricks sometimes too loose or too tight. The bricks just look like normal Lego bricks but without any logo on the studs of the bricks. Some of the wheels in the sets are sometimes too tight so the wheels wont turn easily. The figures are look the same as the Lego minifigs, but the faces are embossed so adds a bit of depth to the faces. The instructions are very well laid out and easy to follow. But even with these slight problems they are still well made and at half the price of official Lego are good value for money.
I also brought from a major supermarket chain two other sets as these where on special offer at half price of £7.50 each, the two sets where a construction set that included 4 figures and dumper truck and digger and the other was a kind of fairy tale castle this included 4 figures the castle 3 horses and a cart, each of these set have 330 pieces. These sets remind me of the Lego that I used to play with as a kid, as in the shapes are nothing special like Lego technic etc, but are just like what is now known as Lego town sets. If I see any more of these sets I will certainly get some more as the price is half the cost of the official Lego sets for the same amount of pieces
I had fun building these set and I know my daughter will love these when she stays with me as she also loves Lego. See you are never to old to play with toys 🙂 As I Have said I brought these for a photo idea, I have also done some shots of all these sets and some scenes as well, have a look at the gallery of photos by clicking on the icon below.
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