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Selling Other Brand Pieces with LEGO in the Secondary Market
I recently hit a few local garage sales that specifically stated they had LEGOs for sale. One had a few open sets from a few years ago and full retail and the other were 'blocks' called "Best-Lock". I know they fit with LEGO, but the quality isn't as good but I was wondering your opinion on using they with LEGO? Am I going to run into color variances? I only paid $10 for 2,500bricks so that's not a problem. I just didn't want to run into problems in the future/someday of the kids selling some of their LEGOs and people complaining they got a few "non-LEGO" in their lot. I'm leaning towards just re-selling them this fall at the town garage sale.
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I collect Lego, not random assorted children's building toys. It's not just Lego's quality that keeps me a "purist", it's their customer service which tends to my every whim.
One thing you're going to notice if you re-sell the "non-Lego" is that you're not going to get even a quarter of the price you'd get if it were actual Lego. A huge part of actually being a collector vs. being a horder, is that you have something of value. Lego is worth money, other brands sell for half a peanut.
Is LEGO the only company that is allowed to use ABS plastic to produce building blocks? Or is every building block company allowed, and just depends on if they have the funds to purchase the granules?
I've only tried Mega Block one time (it was complete and utter crap), it didn't feel like the same plastic...
Kreo, on the other hand, I think is ABS, because it does feel almost the same as Lego, not quite exactly the same, but very close...
Anyone know what either of those is really made from?
PE is actually better than ABS for babies bricks (like those giant megabloks) - you can make very lightweight toys that are soft to touch and are easy to take apart.
And if I sell items, I always make sure to say they are non-Lego if that is the case, even if the pieces are quality ones from brickforge, etc.
I don't normally resell my Lego (sometimes I might get rid of a thing or two if I'm over a theme or something) but I have at various times purchased bulk Lego for my collection. Whenever I find I have Megablocks or other various building blocks, I set them aside in a separate bucket or box, and then when it's full I'll post an ad specifically advertising Megablocks and/or Lego compatible building bricks, usually for cheap or even to give away. Lots of parents are willing to take them off your hands, it's of minimal effort/cost for me, plus I keep my Lego collection simply Lego. Win-win-win!