Stay Away From These Fake LEGO Shopping Websites

As we count the weeks before the holiday shopping season begins, most of us have already began preparing our Christmas wish list (and bracing our wallets in the process) for that very special LEGO set that we’re eyeing on for so long. We naturally love LEGO, and because we know that our LEGO collection is varied only as far as our budget will allow us, it is only normal that we take advantage of any promotions or discounts that either LEGO (through Double or Triple VIP points) or other legitimate online selling platforms such as Amazon, are offering. However, this also means that unscrupulous individuals will also be equally aggressive in trying to scam you for your hard-earned cash, and they will do so in very clever and ingenious means. Such as the case of these fake LEGO shopping websites that were brought to our attention by concerned LEGO community member Hoth Bricks.

According to their report, there are now a handful of fake LEGO shopping websites that actively seek to deceive LEGO fans in buying from their site. Their site is even made to look very much the same as that of shop.LEGO.com, with its layout and design closely resembling the real thing. Take a look at this screenshot from legovipclub.com.

Legovipclub.com follows a web design and layout that closely resembles that of shop.LEGO.com. This fake LEGO shopping website can actually decieve any unsuspecting LEGO fan from purchasing from them, enticing them with their outrageously low prices.

This site offers outrageously low prices that will make you spill your coffee out of excitement. However, as other LEGO fans will attest, some of their orders (and after paying in the process) never arrived on their doorsteps. Worse, even if a particular set do arrive, what they eventually received was a fake, Lepin set – this is raw, shameless, marketing deception at the highest levels. Online, they peddle their items as genuine LEGO sets complete with lifted official images and product descriptions, and will even advertise on social media sites like Facebook just to land a sale.

Another example of a fake LEGO shopping website. Legoca.com also follows a very similar page design like that of the legovipclub.com. Such stark similarities may suggest that there is only one group behind this fraud.

Other than the legovipclub, other sites to watch out for are legoeu.com, legoengland.com or legoca.com. The general rule of thumb is, if the advert or offer is too-good-to-be-true then it is exactly what is: a dubious scam that you better avoid. Remember to shop only at legitimate sites like shop.LEGO.com and Amazon. Yes, authentic LEGO sets may be hard on the wallet, but an excellent and well-made toy that will last for a life time is with a doubt, a worthy investment.

Thanks once again to Hoth Bricks for alerting us about these fake LEGO shopping websites. Be safe and stay tuned here on the Brick Show for more LEGO news and updates.

Author: Albert Balanza

Teacher, student, dad, AFOL, psych geek & everything in between. :)

4 thoughts on “Stay Away From These Fake LEGO Shopping Websites”

  1. I’ve also noticed on eBay too.
    I’ve been doing a small bit of shopping on eBay lately and see dozens and dozens (I’m underselling it) of listings for Lego products. ALL using Lego’s high rez pics, set numbers, etc. None say they’re knock offs until you read well into the body of the text in the description, that it’s a ‘lego compatible’ or can be used with Lego bricks, no box, etc. Verbiage like that.
    Let the folks know. It’s a HUGE amount on eBay. Also you’ll notice it’s also shipping from China. That’s another giveaway.
    Sometimes but not always that ‘ship from China’ text isn’t in the search listings all the time.
    Shop with caution.
    It’s a big epidemic on knock offs right now. Worse I’ve ever seen on Lego stuff. I even collect some Bandai figures. Same there. A bunch of knock offs with low prices but use the quality official pics til you read the description.

    1. Thanks for the tip Mike. The best way to steer away from this fakes and knock offs is to ensure that we only get our LEGO sets from our local LEGO store, or via LEGO Shop@Home.

      1. You’re welcome Albert.
        Right, get them at actual Lego stores and shop@home to assure you get the authentic stuff.
        But, there are some good sellers on eBay and Bricklink that you can spot with their pics the real Lego kits. Just have to be diligent, look the pics over and read those descriptions folks… 😉

    2. I seen a ton of LEGO knockoffs from China too. The problem is that it just isn’t a problem for LEGO but for other products. High end or low end, you name it, some companies in China are distributing some major knock-offs on not only eBay or Amazon.com. I think the recommendation for LEGO buyers is to purchase from the LEGO website, local retail, or Target.com. The knockoffs are why Donald Trump is in a trade war with China. I believe that LEGO fans in the United States should support both Trump and MAGA candidates for US Senate, US House, and even local races.

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