The circle is complete ... Lego rips off Kre-o that ripped off Lego

Transformers News: The circle is complete ... Lego rips off Kre-o that ripped off Lego

Sunday, October 21st, 2012 11:26AM CDT

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Bulk-springer or is it Springer-head? Either way this upcoming Lego Creator set seems suspiciously similar to the Transformers characters Bulkhead in robot mode and Springer in vehicle modes. Is this a case of Lego ripping off Kre-o that ripped off Lego? Take a look below.

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Re: The circle is complete ... Lego rips off Kre-o that ripped off Lego (1432653)
Posted by Flashwave on October 21st, 2012 @ 11:36am CDT
Aww, this is lEgo's usual pattern, but I think if any of the, coulda pulLed pff transforming brick builds, it woulda been Lego...
Re: The circle is complete ... Lego rips off Kre-o that ripped off Lego (1432656)
Posted by CMBcheetor on October 21st, 2012 @ 11:42am CDT
I'd definitely get this over any Kre-o set, you just can't beat LEGO-thats why every block product is made to be compatible with them. I always hoped Hasbro would partner up with LEGO... but they like making their own money. Just borrow some Kre-o :BOT: panels and build Springer
Re: The circle is complete ... Lego rips off Kre-o that ripped off Lego (1432659)
Posted by That Bot on October 21st, 2012 @ 11:54am CDT
I wouldn't really consider Kre-O a ripoff of LEGO. It's in the same vein as Mega Bloks and K'Nex's building blocks. It's basically LEGO, but they get different licenses and have some different parts. On the other hand, this is definitely a suspicious-looking LEGO set.
Re: The circle is complete ... Lego rips off Kre-o that ripped off Lego (1432660)
Posted by Tresob on October 21st, 2012 @ 11:56am CDT
Although I do prefer the quality of Lego bricks over Kre-o pieces, I have a little hint for Lego's marketing team:

No Kreons, no sale.
Re: The circle is complete ... Lego rips off Kre-o that ripped off Lego (1432663)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on October 21st, 2012 @ 12:14pm CDT
from the looks of it it doesnt transform so im out. Yeah im sure the lego ones will be better but if i had to chose id go kreo since they include actual transformer heads. But until either line make the "figures" transform i could care less.
Re: The circle is complete ... Lego rips off Kre-o that ripped off Lego (1432664)
Posted by welcometothedarksyde on October 21st, 2012 @ 12:23pm CDT
I'm a collector of LEGO and as is probably obvious these don't transform. The LEGO Creator line includes a bunch of pieces and instructions to build three models from them (similar to Kre-O), the emphasis from the Creator toyline is creativity and classic building techniques. Interesting how Energon Bulkhead was a Springer homage and now LEGO makes this. Personally I think LEGO is tipping their hat to Hasbro or something. Also this set will surely have rubber tires unlike some of the Kre-O sets
Re: The circle is complete ... Lego rips off Kre-o that ripped off Lego (1432667)
Posted by noctorro on October 21st, 2012 @ 12:30pm CDT
L-A-M-E

I thought they would make Transformers Lego's right after the Slizer figure line.
Which lateron became Robo Riders, and then Bionicle and now Hero Factory.

Slizers did kind of transform to fit their space ships AND THEY DIDN'T NEED RE ASSEMBLY TO TRANSFORM. This what they're doing now is kind of silly.
Re: The circle is complete ... Lego rips off Kre-o that ripped off Lego (1432668)
Posted by craggy on October 21st, 2012 @ 12:31pm CDT
if LEGO is intentionally ripping of Kreo stuff, I'm going to guess that they didn't see how well those sets sold before doing it.
Re: The circle is complete ... Lego rips off Kre-o that ripped off Lego (1432670)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on October 21st, 2012 @ 12:46pm CDT
Lego ripping off Kre-O is like the pot calling the kettle black, despite the basic building brick design being in Public Domain.

Seriously though, so it has a few similarities, and already you guys are yelling rip-off? I never heard you guys complain about certain 3rd Party toys.... >:oP
Re: The circle is complete ... Lego rips off Kre-o that ripped off Lego (1432671)
Posted by Grimlock64 on October 21st, 2012 @ 12:51pm CDT
Crap, I'm gonna have to keep an eye out for this. This intrigues me.
Re: The circle is complete ... Lego rips off Kre-o that ripped off Lego (1432675)
Posted by That Bot on October 21st, 2012 @ 12:57pm CDT
noctorro wrote:L-A-M-E

I thought they would make Transformers Lego's right after the Slizer figure line.
Which lateron became Robo Riders, and then Bionicle and now Hero Factory.

Slizers did kind of transform to fit their space ships AND THEY DIDN'T NEED RE ASSEMBLY TO TRANSFORM. This what they're doing now is kind of silly.

The Throwbots folded in half and tucked their arms away. Not much of a transformation. The...Vahki? Whatever their names were, the drones from Bionicle 2004, they had a bit more transformation. They turned from biped to quadruped by bending backwards and flipping their arms and heads around. LEGO has never been much for engineering actual transformations, since the whole point of LEGO is to build and rebuild in different ways. That said, a non-partforming brickformer (from anybody) would be awesome.
Re: The circle is complete ... Lego rips off Kre-o that ripped off Lego (1432678)
Posted by Nyancatron on October 21st, 2012 @ 1:08pm CDT
KreO, Lego... whatever.

When is a building block company going to do them so they don't look like ass?
Re: The circle is complete ... Lego rips off Kre-o that ripped off Lego (1432680)
Posted by f-primus-unicron on October 21st, 2012 @ 1:22pm CDT
hey people why so many complains?
if lego wants to make Kre-o like sets, let them do it, since as you said, kre-o is itself a rippof of lego
and about the quality of lego or kre-o
i think they are similar, i had some years ago some lego parts that broke just 2 montsh after, and i havent hear anything bad about kre-o.
and whata bout the kreons? just because they are g1? thats it?
c'mon if you really whant a transformable robot the build it(is possible in both, lego and kreo)
and if you dont wanna to spend your time building it, just buy a regular transformer figure and thats it
Re: The circle is complete ... Lego rips off Kre-o that ripped off Lego (1432682)
Posted by Super Megatron on October 21st, 2012 @ 1:32pm CDT
Ah, the circle of life; the great rip-off circle of Kre-o/Lego-Lego/Kre-o-Transformers/Diaclone is now complete!
Re: The circle is complete ... Lego rips off Kre-o that ripped off Lego (1432683)
Posted by Handels-Messerschmitt on October 21st, 2012 @ 1:42pm CDT
That Bot wrote: That said, a non-partforming brickformer (from anybody) would be awesome.


Hey, if you want a brickformer, just hit up ebay for some G1 stuff.
Re: The circle is complete ... Lego rips off Kre-o that ripped off Lego (1432689)
Posted by r3devi7 on October 21st, 2012 @ 2:11pm CDT
Not the first Lego Creator robot set... doubt its the last either. Will buy this one if I happen to see it. The only reason I have bought any Kreo stuff is the Kreons, must have the 3 seekers in everyway possible lol The sets themselves are pretty lame if following the normal instructions. Plenty of tuts out there to make Starscream, Megs, and OP sets better.
Re: The circle is complete ... Lego rips off Kre-o that ripped off Lego (1432692)
Posted by dragons on October 21st, 2012 @ 2:18pm CDT
looks like this but better bot mode


Re: The circle is complete ... Lego rips off Kre-o that ripped off Lego (1432696)
Posted by That Bot on October 21st, 2012 @ 2:22pm CDT
Handels-Messerschmitt wrote:
That Bot wrote: That said, a non-partforming brickformer (from anybody) would be awesome.


Hey, if you want a brickformer, just hit up ebay for some G1 stuff.

I was waiting for that. :P
Re: The circle is complete ... Lego rips off Kre-o that ripped off Lego (1432701)
Posted by Mindmaster on October 21st, 2012 @ 2:52pm CDT
Hilarious. Friggin' hilarious.

But I'm not a fan of building blocks, so neither Lego or Kre-O is going to get any money from me.
Re: The circle is complete ... Lego rips off Kre-o that ripped off Lego (1432711)
Posted by RK_Striker_JK_5 on October 21st, 2012 @ 3:23pm CDT
Sadly better than Hasbro's Springer's, that's for sure.

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