Monday, April 24, 2017

Lepin 15090: Chinatown Silk and Satin Store (Clone of XB01001)


Damn, Lepin. Is this a joke?? 



So, Lepin and Xingbao are basically the same right? Except Xingbao is actually more or less legit and the creators of the designs get compensated somehow. So why the hell is Lepin stealing from their own?? This is funny to a point but I can't help but feel bad for the designers of these MOCs.. 

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6 comments:

  1. I bet lepin would steal money from their grandma's purse while she was baking them cookies. Tell us more about Xingbao.

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    1. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA. I'll report more on Xingbao when newer sets arrive too :D

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  2. Quite honestly I kinda despise Lepin in general. They unrepentantly steal from lego, other clone bricks, themselves... It's a tad ridiculous.

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    1. Yeah man. Stealing from TLG, then SY (and probably other bootleggers), and now their own contributors... I actually only have 1 Lepin set because yeah, it's sad what they're doing. Most of the things I have are the "original" designs. Especially minifigs, that are really hard to get when you're in a third world country + super expensive.

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  3. Xingbao is a subsidiary of Lepin. They repositioning themselves to release afol design.

    No worries the designers do get royalties

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    1. I was just thinking that, maybe, in their aggreements/contracts/whatever, it might say something like "you get x% for ever XINGBAO sale" but then if Lepin is selling under Lepin name and not XINGBAO, maybe they get to NOT pay the designers. But yeah, hopefully the designers still do. I hope them releasing the products through Lepin name and not Xingbao is not a loophole. I really want the designers to get the monetary credit they deserve

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