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LEGO Friends Mia's Tree House 41335 Building Kit (351 Piece) $23.99 FS w/ Prime @Amazon

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  • Includes Mia and Daniel mini-doll figures, plus Mimi the bunny and Cinnamon the bird figures
  • Features a tree house accessed by ladder or scramble net, attic with opening roof and storage box, tree trunk with storage box and a bunny house
  • Accessory elements include a skateboard, water gun, torch, Ghost stories book, artwork tiles, pizza, board game, map of Heart lake city park, boomerang, love letter tile, ball, bird nest and egg
  • Whizz down the zip wire and then scramble back up the net to the tree house
  • Tree house measures over 6" (16cm) high, 6" (17cm) wide and 6" (16cm) deep, bunny house measures over 1" (3cm) high, 1" (4cm) wide and 1" (3cm) deep
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compare to $17.79 for knockoff lepin
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/L...9171.html?
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compare to $17.79 for knockoff lepin
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/L...9171.html?
What's your point?
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What's your point?
comparison shopping...thought that was pretty obvious
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comparison shopping...thought that was pretty obvious
Comparing Legos to pirated Chinese junk?
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New release? No feedback?
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Lepin is Chinese thief. Go away. I am surprised that Legos can't do anything with this shitty company and website.
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Comparing illegal chinese counterfeit garbage to lego? Idiot. Ban that dolt.

Back to the set at hand... 20% off. Typical Lego price. it's been this price since day 1 of release. Easily passable. Not slick. Kinda dry.
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compare to $17.79 for knockoff lepin
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/L...9171.html?
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comparison shopping...thought that was pretty obvious
That's like comparison shopping Knipex to modern Craftman. Better than the Sears Evolve tools, but a definite step below. For $12 the Lepin would be a bargain, but for $17.79 vs. $23.99, plus the security and convenience of Amazon, it's not much of a deal. Lepin routinely is missing parts, and has intermittent problems with loose bricks - not an issue in the middle of a wall, but if it's a stress point or an obvious detail brick, then it's a real problem. That's not even looking at IP theft.

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Comparing Legos to pirated Chinese junk?
That's how the United States built up it's publishing industry, and the British publishers ignored the problem until suddenly the focus of publishing was in the US. Lepin has quality problems, but Lego is insanely profitable. While some of that has been earned, Lego to a certain degree is relying on abusing IP to protect it's monopoly, and has relied on the expense of frivolous lawsuits to keep out smaller competitors. Plus it leverages it's distribution network to protect prices from real competition. This story seldom ends well for the market leader that does this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-...wWE&t=164s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvXCQbRbIR8

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Lepin is Chinese thief. Go away. I am surprised that Legos can't do anything with this shitty company and website.
See above. Add in the fact Chinese courts are notoriously corrupt and favor locally connected companies. In fact most Chinese companies are indirectly, and often directly, at least in part owned by the government.

I've been very surprised that Disney has not shut this down, but it's also a self-made problem. Customs inspectors have been cut to the bone compared to historical levels, and favorable treatment of shipping containers (i.e. pro-forma inspections at the port of origin) has led to massive abuse. Of course it is Global Companies and lobbyists who have pushed these changes, so it's also in part self-inflicted.

BTW here is an interesting review of Lepin vs. Lego technic gears. I believe all these parts are outside of copyright patent. It's a fit comparison vs. durability, but it shows how dangerous the "pirated junk" statement can be, if the company starts to believe it's own propaganda. Lepin is starting to produce non-Lego designs (abusing the public commons exception, but hey lots of large companies do this in the US and Europe).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5p3hrDsAGok

Note I've made it obvious how much I am not fond of our President, but he won for a reason. American workers have suffered for the convenience of Globalized just-in time production/warehousing/shipping, which has been rammed through Congress by lobbyists for the companies that benefit from that. I've watched this happen for 40 years. Those voters finally saw somebody who claimed to represent their interests. I didn't believe it after examining his (clarify - Trump's business) record, but besides Bernie Sanders who else was even considering this issue?
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Comparing Legos to pirated Chinese junk?
comparison shopping means comparing the products on the market

this is information only. You can choose to do what you want.
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Comparing illegal chinese counterfeit garbage to lego? Idiot. Ban that dolt.

Back to the set at hand... 20% off. Typical Lego price. it's been this price since day 1 of release. Easily passable. Not slick. Kinda dry.
oh yeah, ban a life time member for pointing out that the official lego one is only a few dollars more than the knockoffs. you interpret my information as you wish. i am merely pointing out that you can get the legitimate one for only a couple more than the chinese knockoff. you decided to interpret it as an endorsement of the chinese knockoff.
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That's like comparison shopping Knipex to modern Craftman. Better than the Sears Evolve tools, but a definite step below. For $12 the Lepin would be a bargain, but for $17.79 vs. $23.99, plus the security and convenience of Amazon, it's not much of a deal. Lepin routinely is missing parts, and has intermittent problems with loose bricks - not an issue in the middle of a wall, but if it's a stress point or an obvious detail brick, then it's a real problem. That's not even looking at IP theft.
i agree, that was my point, this is only a few dollars more than the lepin. usually its almost 2/3 or double in price, but i was merely highlighting that this is a good deal by showing how close it is to the knockoff price

unfortunately other idiots in the thread can't comprehend that and don't like people posting facts and information. Glad you were able to see the point.
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i agree, that was my point, this is only a few dollars more than the lepin. usually its almost 2/3 or double in price, but i was merely highlighting that this is a good deal by showing how close it is to the knockoff price

unfortunately other idiots in the thread can't comprehend that and don't like people posting facts and information. Glad you were able to see the point.
I guess I'm an idiot for failing to understand why the price of a counterfeit set has any bearing on the price or value of the real thing. Your logic is deeply flawed.
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I guess I'm an idiot for failing to understand why the price of a counterfeit set has any bearing on the price or value of the real thing. Your logic is deeply flawed.
b/c some people would say that equivalent products, knockoff or not, can satisfy the original intention of purchasing at a specific price point.

For example, you may want to buy your wife a Coach bag for $1k, but if you could find an equivalent bag (regardless of it saying Coach or not, so long as it provided the same benefit of the bag) for $200, you might be enticed to buy the $200 bag. However, if the Coach bag was only $250 and the equivalent, but non-name brand was $200, you might be less enticed.

To understand, you really need to stop looking at Lepin as pure counterfeit and merely think of it as the "no frills" item in the supermarket. You can have the frosted flakes with tony or the knockoff next to him with no character and perhaps ever so slightly different cereal.
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b/c some people would say that equivalent products, knockoff or not, can satisfy the original intention of purchasing at a specific price point.

For example, you may want to buy your wife a Coach bag for $1k, but if you could find an equivalent bag (regardless of it saying Coach or not, so long as it provided the same benefit of the bag) for $200, you might be enticed to buy the $200 bag. However, if the Coach bag was only $250 and the equivalent, but non-name brand was $200, you might be less enticed.

To understand, you really need to stop looking at Lepin as pure counterfeit and merely think of it as the "no frills" item in the supermarket. You can have the frosted flakes with tony or the knockoff next to him with no character and perhaps ever so slightly different cereal.
Valid points. It would be an interesting debate to discuss if a knockoff cereal is as offensive as copying an exact Lego set the way that Lepin does, however. Lepin feels more criminal to me, and I would never support them, personally. I wouldn't post links to Lepin products here, that is free marketing for them, I feel Lego should be supported for their efforts in designing these sets.
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