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CDX Blocks (Lego Compatible) Sidewinder Roller Coaster Kit - $75 + Free Domestic Shipping

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These roller coaster kids are really great! I actually prefer them to the Lego roller coaster (Both in price and build experience). CDX Blocks is doing a big sale on their new Sidewinder kit!

https://cdxblocks.com/products/th...oaster-kit

The Sidewinder is a looping block based (LEGO® , Kre-o, Mega Bloks, etc.) roller coaster construction toy. It will be the first commercially available kit that combines the versatility of the world's leading building block system with the realism and excitement of the CoasterDynamix track system.

Each kit comes with over 800 pieces that work with any of of the major block construction systems!

Original price: $119.95
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So these aren't LEGO blocks per se, but are compatible with official LEGO blocks?
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These roller coaster kids are really great! I actually prefer them to the Lego roller coaster (Both in price and build experience). CDX Blocks is doing a big sale on their new Sidewinder kit!

https://cdxblocks.com/products/th...oaster-kit

The Sidewinder is a looping block based (LEGO® , Kre-o, Mega Bloks, etc.) roller coaster construction toy. It will be the first commercially available kit that combines the versatility of the world's leading building block system with the realism and excitement of the CoasterDynamix track system.

Each kit comes with over 800 pieces that work with any of of the major block construction systems!

Original price: $119.95
Sale price: $75.00


Do you have a link from LEGO that certifies that these are compatible? I'm a little confused as to how these can be compatible with BOTH Mega Bloks *AND* LEGO, since those are not compatible with each other (well, they are -- in the way that my coffee table is compatible with LEGO).
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So these aren't LEGO blocks per se, but are compatible with official LEGO blocks?
That's right, they work perfectly with LEGO (and I have even taken one to a LEGO Convention!)
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That's right, they work perfectly with LEGO (and I have even taken one to a LEGO Convention!)

So they are not compatible with Mega Blok then? Which one are they compatible with?
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So they are not compatible with Mega Blok then? Which one are they compatible with?

Both.
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Both.
Since Mega Blok are not compatible with LEGO, how is it possible for something to be compatible with both? Mega Blok are physically a different size than LEGO -- sometimes by several millimeter.
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Since Mega Blok are not compatible with LEGO, how is it possible for something to be compatible with both? Mega Blok are physically a different size than LEGO -- sometimes by several millimeter.
Zoom in on the picture. One of each type is shown. Same dimensions.
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Since Mega Blok are not compatible with LEGO, how is it possible for something to be compatible with both? Mega Blok are physically a different size than LEGO -- sometimes by several millimeter.
Yea, thats just because Mega Block QC isn't always what it should be. In general, they should be compatible and I have MB sets from the 90's that are hard to distinguish from genuine LEGO. If you're seeing mm differences, again, its QC. They're meant to be compatible in most situations.
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Don't do this to your kids. Mixing fake LEGOs with real LEGOs only causes frustration.

Like another poster said, unless you can provide a link showing LEGO has certified them, stay away.
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Don't do this to your kids. Mixing fake LEGOs with real LEGOs only causes frustration.

Like another poster said, unless you can provide a link showing LEGO has certified them, stay away.
This statement is ridiculous. What possible motivation would an industry leader have to say a competitor's product is compatible? Just because Lego doesn't say they are compatible doesn't mean they aren't.
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Don't do this to your kids. Mixing fake LEGOs with real LEGOs only causes frustration.

Like another poster said, unless you can provide a link showing LEGO has certified them, stay away.
Welcome to real life
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Zoom in on the picture. One of each type is shown. Same dimensions.

Mega Bloks have higher blocks, and the diameters of the balls and rods are completely different than LEGO, none of which is shown in your picture.
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Yea, thats just because Mega Block QC isn't always what it should be. In general, they should be compatible and I have MB sets from the 90's that are hard to distinguish from genuine LEGO. If you're seeing mm differences, again, its QC. They're meant to be compatible in most situations.

Part of it is QC issues, and part of it is the fact that the ball joints and axles are intended to be different sizes -- as are the 'half high' blocks.
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This statement is ridiculous. What possible motivation would an industry leader have to say a competitor's product is compatible? Just because Lego doesn't say they are compatible doesn't mean they aren't.

And just because some Slickdeals poster claims they are -- doesn't make it so. A quick google search shows that Mega Bloks and LEGO *INTEND* to have different sizes on many parts, even without the quality control issues from Mega Bloks.
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