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Lepin (rebranded to King) sets are very high quality, although Technic pieces can be a bit too loose or too tight. Decool is supposed to be better for Technic pieces. Bela is similar to Lepin / King. All three brands produce only clones of LEGO sets as far as I know. XingBao is owned by the same company that produces Lepin / King sets, but all their sets ...


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I'm afraid there's no real way to definitely answer such a question; considering this pertains to LEGO's marketing strategy which is not public. However, there are some insights we can gather from existing sets: Licenses must be negotiated. As such, sets from licenses LEGO already has (Disney, Marvel, DC, for example) are easier for LEGO to produce since ...


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Yes there is. However, it requires two pieces of knowledge: You need to understand how BrickLink or BrickSet categorize the 10,000+ types of LEGO bricks in existence. This means knowing the difference between a Brick, a Plate and a Tile, understanding the various Modified versions of these basic types etc. You need to be able to identify pieces in your ...


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There are lots of really good sites which list the parts in sets. BrickLink.com and BrickSet.com are the two I use the most.


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