As we count the weeks before the holiday shopping season begins, most of us have already begun 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 into 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.
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 does 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.
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 lifetime is without 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.
12 thoughts on “Stay Away From These Fake LEGO Shopping Websites”
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.
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.
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… 😉
I just got rip off for 85$ to toys brick toys. How do I report this or get my money back.
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.
Please also note that toyvoy.com is also a scam LEGO site. The contact details are all fake and payments show as dnapartyhome with a completely different email address of email@example.com which shows on numerous scam warning websites as a scammer’s email address that never send out the goods. Please be warned. I have to cancel my card and invoke retrieval processes for my payments.
Also, https://www.bluefashion.space/ is a scam site.
Add https://stores.tokblk.com/ to the list of fakes
Ordered a LEGO Disney Castle 71040 from mzzstore, got a necklace.
What do we do if we get ripped off with buying a fake set and it’s a scam? Do we have any rights?
Anyone know something about eveneach, they even sale LEGO?
There are a ton of websites these days like this for everything and anything you can think of. They come up on google when you search as well. If the prices are super low and seem like too good of a deal it’s because they are. If you can’t find a Lego set anywhere for less than $209.99 then you see this one random site for $109 it’s obviously fake. One way to tell too is to go down to the bottom of the site and look at the links. Click them, if they have copy and paste basic stuff, Gmail or weird unprofessional emails, social media links that don’t work right. There are lots of things that will show you that it’s fake. Then go on google, search “site name legit or scam” and usually it can tell you how old the website is. If it’s new then stay away.