Movies | 687 pieces | Fully LEGO compatible
WALL.E is a LEPIN bricks model, part of the Movies series of LEPIN, and is fully LEGO compatible. The model number is LEPIN 16003 (LEPIN16003). This large sized box contains 687 pieces and is suitable for kids from the age of 12 and older.
LEPIN WALL-E 16003 (Copy of Lego WALL-E 21303) REVIEW
This was my first Lepin purchase, I was absolutely amazed at the quality of the bricks, colours and kit as a whole. For ~$25 including shipping from AliExpress it was at my doorstep in just over a week using EParcel (watch out for sellers using Ali Standard Shipping as it’s much slower). When purchasing the Lepin Wall-E kit I was sceptical that it would live up to its Lego counterparts however at 30% of the Lego price I was blown away.
Unboxing/Packaging – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agpOhXqVTyk
The unboxed units come with the tile packs wrapped in bubble wrap then bagged and shipped. The tile packs are not sorted in build order as you would expect with a Lego set but rather similar pieces are packed together (panel pieces, strips, blocks etc) this makes the process of finding the right piece a little bit harder and may lengthen the build time a little. See the video for unboxing.
Build – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqp16YQSr-k
The pieces were of high quality and it was a fairly straight forward build. The only build issue I encountered was trying to attach the end cone pieces to the antenna and ended up gluing them. There was one missing 1×1 tile which I could have easily lost during build however was supplied with a small handful of spare or unrelated pieces which weren’t part of the build. The manual supplied was full colour and easy to follow.
This kit can be easily motorised if you already have the motors and remote. I haven’t tried this yet as I don’t have any motors at the time of writing.
– PRICE: 30% of the Lego kit price
– TRACKS: Lepin kit also has rubber feet for the tracks providing extra traction which would be particularly helpful for motorisation, this was not part of the Lego kit.
– Extra spare pieces included
– 1 missing 1×1 tile
– A scratch on one of the outside panel pieces
– Antenna was not able to be constructed (required to glue this piece)
OVERALL RATING: 9/10
Very satisfied with this set, quality is almost as original blocks 🙂 looking forward to collect more cheap Lepin alternatives.28 January 2017