Monday, October 31, 2016

Bela Star Wars Building Set List

Last month, I listed all of the Lepin Star Wars bootleg Lego sets that have come out in 2016.  In this post, I will list all of the Bela brand Star Wars sets.   Just like Lepin, they cannot use the Star Wars name on their packaging, so Bela calls their bootleg building set series Space Wars and Space Fights.
If memory recalls correctly, it was actually Bela that started bootlegging the Lego Star Wars sets before Lepin.

Set  DescriptionPieces   Lego Set  
10359ARC 170 Starfighter - micro9275072
10360Vulture Droid - micro7775073
10361Snowspeeder - micro9775074
10362AT-AT - micro8875075
10363Republic Gunship - micro10575076
10364Homing Spider Droid - micro10275077
10365Imperial Troop Transport14175078
10366Shadow Troopers9575079
10367Senate Commando Troopers10675088
10368Geonosis Troopers  10575089
10369   Erza's Speeder Bike25275090
10370Hailfire Droid  16375085
10372T-16 Skyhopper24675081
10373TIE Advanced Prototype35475082
10374Battle Droid Troop Carrier56575086
10375Anakin's Custom Starfighter 369 75087
10376 AT-DP49975083
10377Wookie Gunship56975084
10378 - 10383Assorted Minifigures

10384 - 10389Assorted Minifigures

10463Flash Speeder31175091
10464Death Star Duel72375093
10465First Order TIE Fighter   54875101
10466Poe's X-wing Fighter74275102
10467Millenium Falcon135575105

Pictures below.
Bela 10359 ARC Starfighter - Microfighter
Bela 10360 Vulture Droid - Microfighter
Bela 10361 Snowspeeder - Microfighter
Bela 10362 AT-AT - Microfighter
Bela 10363 Republic Gunship - Microfighter
Bela 10364 Spider Homing Droid - Microfighter

Bela 10365 Imperial Troop Transport

Bela 10366 Shadow Troopers
Bela 10367 Senate Commando Troopers
Bela 10368 Geonosis Troopers

Bela 10369 Erza's Speeder Bike
Bela 10370 Hailfire Droid
Bela 10371 AAT
Bela 10372 T-16 Skyhopper
Bela 10373 TIE Advanced Prototype

Bela 10374 Battle Droid Troop Carrier
Bela 10375 Anakin's Custom Jedi Starfighter
Bela 10376 AT-DP

Bela 10377 Wookie Gunship

Bela 10378 - 10383 Minifigures
Bela 10384 - 10389 Minifigures

Bela 10463 Flash Speeder

Bela 10464 Death Star Duel

Bela 10465 First Order TIE Fighter

Bela 10466 Poe's X-Wing

Bela 10467 Millenium Falcon

Between Bela and Lepin, I think they have bootlegged all of the Lego 2016 Star Wars sets.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Bela 10541 Emma's House Friends Building Set Review

I wasn't planning on buying the Bela brand 10541 Emma's House building set.  But then I saw the set being sold on Aliexpress for half off it's normal Aliexpress price (which is like half price of Lego's price), so I couldn't resist.  This set comes with three Friends style mini figures and has 731 pieces.

The set comes packaged in several bags and includes a glossy instruction manual in booklet form.  Emma's House comes as a two level sectional building.  I don't want to call it a modular because it doesn't fit with the other Lego type modular buildings.

You get two 16x32 green base plates to construct the building on.  Here's one of the lower levels completed.  The front entrance features an arched entrance with a stepping stone path leading to the front door.  The original front door was dark pink, but I've replaced it with a different door.   There is a creeping flower vine on one side the house and a water tap and bucket on the other side.  You also get an entrance light and what looks to be a keypad.

So that was the outside of the house, now let's look at the inside.  We have what appears to be a living room setup, with a couch, a coffee table with planter and a big screen TV.

The other lower level sectional features a large window with a mailbox, small picket fence and fire hydrant.  I put a small tree there, but I don't think it comes with the set.   There is also  a small platform used to setup a painting easel.

When we look at the inside of this sectional unit, we find a kitchen and dining room complete with seating for three.  A free standing light fixture is one of the other furnishings.  In the kitchen, you get a hand mixer located on top of the oven.

Here's the outside of the second floor.  I like these windows and wish they would use them on more of the modular buildings.

Oops, we caught Harley Quinn in the bathroom, let's not look too closely at the makeup counter, flush toilet and big spa tub.

Over on the other side of the building, is an outdoor balcony with sliding door on the second floor.

If we come back inside from the upstairs balcony, there is a bedroom with a desk and bed.

I think I put this second floor section on the wrong first floor section. Oh well, I guess you're supposed to change them anyway you want.

Oh wait, I almost forgot about the rooftop deck, where there is a small table and stool.  Hmm, I smell dinner cooking on the BBQ.   The rooftop patio is surrounded by glass and has great views of Lepin Town.

Here's the assembled Bela Emma's House, front view.

And here's the back of Emma's House.

In case you were wondering what the Bela Friends minifigs look like, here they are.  I don't know their names, but if you are a Friends fan, you probably already know.

Emma's House comes with other accessories including  painter's easel, a bird bath and a flowering tree too.   The Bela brick and build quality is comparable to Lego's, and I didn't have any missing parts.  The future of this Emma's House in my collection is uncertain.  Either I will tear it down for parts or I might try to rebuild it in modular style.  What would you do?  Tear it down or rebuild it?

Brand:   Bela
Series: Friends
Model: 10541 Emma's House
Bootleg?  Yes, copy of Lego Emma's House 41095).
Price:  $20 USD from Aliexpress.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Lepin Star Wars Building Set List

Back in June 2016, I prepared a list of the many Modular buildings that Lepin has mass produced. Since that time, Aliexpress has been flooded with Lepin Star Wars sets that are complete knock-offs of the Lego sets.  I can't understand how Lepin can quickly bootleg so many of the  large Lego sets, even the ones that have just come out for 2016.

Of course Lepin can't use the trademarked Star Wars name, so they have called their series Star Wnrs. Anyways, I was searching for a list of all the Lepin Star Wnrs sets on the Internet but couldn't find one, so I've compiled this list of all the ones that I know of here.

Set     Description Pieces   Lego Set  
05001   Rey's Speeder 206 75099
05002   First Order Snowspeeder   466 75100
05003   First Order Transporter 845 75103
05004   Poe's X-wing 748 75102
05005   First Order TIE Fighter 562 75101
05006   Kylo Ren's Shuttle 1053 75104
05007   Millenium Falcon 1381 75105
05008   Sith Infiltrator 698 75096
05009   Battle on Takodana 438 75139
05010   Resistance Troop Transporter   678 75140
05011 - 05016   Microfighters Sets 75028 - 75033
05017   Resistance Troop Battle Pack   136 75131
05018   Rebel Alliance Battle Pack 115 75133
05019   Galactic Empire Battle Pack 134 75134
05020   Obi Wan's Jedi Interceptor 222 75135
05021   Droid Escape Pod 219 75136
05022   Carbonite Freezing Chamber 253 75137
05023   Hoth Attack 257 75138
05024   Kanan's Speeder Bike 251 75141
05025   Homing Spider Droid 320 75016
05026   Death Star 3449 10188
05027   Imperial Star Destroyer 3250 75055
05028   Super Star Destroyer 3028 10221
05029   Resistance X-wing Fighter 740 75149
05030   Vader's TIE Fighter Vs. A-Wing   722 75150
05031   Clone Turbo Tank 933 75151
05032   Captain Rex's AT-TE 1022 75157
05033   UCS Millenium Falcon 5265 10179
05035   Death Star II 3803 10143
05038   Sandcrawler 3346 75059
05047   Ewok Village 1990 10236

Pictures below.

Lepin 05001
Lepin 05002

Lepin 05003
Lepin 05004
Lepin 05005
Lepin 05006
Lepin 05007

Lepin 05008
Lepin 05009
Lepin 05010
Lepin 05011 - Lepin 05016
Lepin 05017
Lepin 05018
Lepin 05019
Lepin 05020
Lepin 05021
Lepin 05022
Lepin 05023
Lepin 05024
Lepin 05025
Lepin 05026

Lepin 05027

Lepin 05028
Lepin 05029
Lepin 05030
Lepin 05031
Lepin 05032

Lepin 05033

Lepin 05035

Lepin 05038

Lepin 05047

I only have a few of the Lepin Star Wars sets, and the one I am saving up for is the Lepin Sandcrawler.   I can attest that the quality of the sets is comparable to Lego, however the minifigures in some of the earlier sets, like Rey's Speeder, Poe's X-wing, the Millenium Falcon and the Resistance Troop Transporter, were inferior to  the Lego versions.

Please note that bootleg brand Bela has also copied a handful of the Lego Star Wars sets under the name Space Wars.  You can find that list here.