Brick Brands (W I P)

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Note that the Type, Category, and Theme are based on the usual characteristics or releases of the brand. These are subject to change.

No, this isn't an alternate brand, not a knockoff brand, not a custom brand, it's the real deal.
Lego or TLG is the best brick brand out there, which is why it's copied by numerous other bootleggers. I recommend getting the original Lego set first and foremost.


Sheng Yuan (SY)

Arguably the best bootlego brand.
Type: Clone
Category: Sets, Minifigs
Usual theme: superhero, movies, 


Supposedly owned by Sheng Yuan
Type: Clone
Category: Minifigs, Mini Builds
Usual theme: superhero, military, Ninjago,


Sembo (S)

Supposedly owned by Sheng Yuan
Type: Original
Category: Sets, Mini Builds
Usual theme: City, Mini Builds, Mechs


Notorious TLG clone
Type: Clone
Category: Sets
Usual theme: TLG themes, 3rd party MOCs


Supposedly owned by Lepin who sells submitted MOCs
Type: Original
Category: Sets, Models
Usual theme: Vehicles, Movies, Modulars


One of the first decent bootlego brands along with SY
Type: Clone
Category: Minifigs, Sets
Usual theme: Superhero, Vehicles, Technic


Previously not preferred, has improved throughout time
Type: Clone
Category: Sets
Usual theme: Superhero, TLG themes

Previously infamous brand because of bad quality, has improved throughout time
Type: Clone
Category: Minifigs, Sets
Usual theme: Superhero, TLG themes, Military


XINH (X/XH)

Previously started with mechs and boxed minifigs, now focuses on single sale minifigs
Type: Clone (TLG and 3rd Party)
Category: Minifigs
Usual theme: Superhero, Star Wars, Movies, Soldiers, Medieval



Known for releasing various designs from various themes regularly
Type: Clone (TLG and 3rd Party)
Category: Minifigs
Usual theme: Superhero, Star Wars, Movies


POGO (PGPJ)

Same as POGO brand but refers to POGO accessories (weapons, armor, etc.)
Type: Clone (3rd Party)
Category: Accessories
Usual theme: Medieval, Sci-fi, World War, Military


Supposedly related to POGO
Type: Clone (3rd Party)
Category: Minifigs
Usual theme: Superhero, Movies


Big Elephant (JX)

Decent brand that does various themes
Type: Clone and Original
Category: Minifigs, Mechs, Sets
Usual theme: Superhero, Military,


Dargo

Decent brand that does various themes
Type: Clone and Original
Category: Minifigs, Mechs, Sets
Usual theme: Superhero, Military,


Still confused which ones are Loho but believed to be those with SX codes
Type: Clone and Original
Category: Minifigs, Mechs
Usual theme: Military, Superhero


BOZHI

One of the infamous brands but on instances releases rare or unique pieces or designs
Type: Clone
Category: Minifigs, Builds
Usual theme: Superhero, Ninjago


Known for their original sets and own branding of CMFs, also has unique molds during lots of instances
Type: Original
Category: Minifigs, Builds, Mechs,
Usual theme: CMFs, Fantasy, Pirates, Sci-fi,


KAZI


JMuLP


KSZ (XSZ)


JLB


itoys



DOLL


Dilong


TBS Toys


JINRUN


OBM


ZHBO


OK




1 comment:

  1. Sheng Yuan and Sembo definitely correspond to the same company. See https://www.facebook.com/CustomizeMinifiguresIntelligence/photos/a.1674406412867160.1073741830.1673084802999321/1674406806200454/?type=3&theater

    They might in fact have an offical website, see the QR code on this photo http://img10.weixinnu.com/article/getImage.php?url=http://cdn.read.html5.qq.com/image?src=tag&r=8&imageUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fmmbiz%2Eqpic%2Ecn%2Fmmbiz_jpg%2FVWEujiaIGkuaGsSIk62q2536d1eHoyYB6JLsicZOIRUygdvRTXucybzhicQNnuTHFR4PQNJwe0CtEKYAOzibVRNgVw%2F0%3Fwx_fmt%3Djpeg&referUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fmp%2Eweixin%2Eqq%2Ecom%2Fs%3F__biz%3DMzI2NTI4NDAxNg%3D%3D%26idx%3D2%26mid%3D2247489728%26sn%3D3eb05cd0a7d690cb7ae899a742f6e7e2 Didn't work for me to come up with a reasonable link though.

    Best regards, Oederland

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