Friday, July 15, 2016

Lepin 15002 Cafe Corner Modular Building set review

Having read many positive reviews on Facebook and brick forums about the Lepin modulars, I decided to spend some money and I ordered two sets from Aliexpress.  I ordered two sets instead of one so that the shipping costs could be combined and make it more cost effective.   I bought the Lepin 15002 Cafe Corner and the Lepin 15008 Green Grocer sets to review.

Normally I look for free shipping on my Aliexpress purchases, but when searching for the Lepin modulars I found building sets to be cheaper with separate DHL shipping, than those sets with prices that included free shipping.

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One week after I ordered my sets from Aliexpress, my doorbell rung and a giant package was left on my doorstep.  I opened the door just in time to watch the DHL delivery truck pull away.  Here's what I got:




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Here's the package after unravelling.  There were two Lepin sets inside.  One was the Cafe Corner set that I ordered, but the other set was the 15004 Fire Brigade set, not the Green Grocer set.  I've contacted the seller to let them know of the mixup and hopefully we can find a solution.  For now I'll start reviewing the Cafe Corner set.

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The Lepin Cafe Corner is a knockoff of the Lego Cafe Corner 10182. I didn't count all of the separate packages that make up the Lepin modular, just too many to count.  You get all the bricks pictured here, an instruction booklet and two green base plates.  Here are some sample pics of the manual.


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The minifigures:  Apparently the hair pieces do not match that of the original Lego minifigures.

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Well, that's it for now.  I'll start building the Cafe Corner and post pics when I'm done.

Update:  You can check my progress of the Lepin Cafe Corner build here.

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