Discussion Forum: Thread 307143

 Author: bearly30 View Messages Posted By bearly30
 Posted: Jul 28, 2021 11:24
 Subject: Mega Bloks
 Viewed: 195 times
 Topic: General
Cancel Message
Cancel
Reply to Message
Reply
BrickLink
ID Card

bearly30 (0)

Location:  USA, New York
Member Since Contact Type Status
Jul 28, 2021 Contact Member Buyer
Buying Privileges - OK
This site is amazing!! I used the inventory area to put all my nephews sets back
together, as the legos were just a total mess. I was wondering if anyone knows
of a site in which to find instructions or the brick inventory of Mega Bloks.
I am trying to sort the pieces to find them all for the set. It is an older set
. It is called Mega Bloks Build A Bakery. Contacted the company but that information
is unavailable as the set is a few years old. Thanks a bunch!!
 Author: Stuart9 View Messages Posted By Stuart9
 Posted: Jul 28, 2021 11:42
 Subject: Re: Mega Bloks
 Viewed: 68 times
 Topic: General
Cancel Message
Cancel
Reply to Message
Reply
BrickLink
ID Card

Stuart9 (893)

Location:  United Kingdom, England
Member Since Contact Type Status
Jul 22, 2012 Contact Member Seller
Buying Privileges - OKSelling Privileges - OK
Store Closed Store: Top Slot
No equivalent site but your best bet might be :




https://bloksforum.freeforums.net/







In General, bearly30 writes:
  This site is amazing!! I used the inventory area to put all my nephews sets back
together, as the legos were just a total mess. I was wondering if anyone knows
of a site in which to find instructions or the brick inventory of Mega Bloks.
I am trying to sort the pieces to find them all for the set. It is an older set
. It is called Mega Bloks Build A Bakery. Contacted the company but that information
is unavailable as the set is a few years old. Thanks a bunch!!
 Author: Drevil44 View Messages Posted By Drevil44
 Posted: Jul 28, 2021 12:52
 Subject: Re: Mega Bloks
 Viewed: 69 times
 Topic: General
Cancel Message
Cancel
Reply to Message
Reply
BrickLink
ID Card

Drevil44 (313)

Location:  Canada, Ontario
Member Since Contact Type Status
Jul 19, 2018 Contact Member Seller
Buying Privileges - OKSelling Privileges - OK
Store: Frickin Bricks
In General, bearly30 writes:
  This site is amazing!! I used the inventory area to put all my nephews sets back
together, as the legos were just a total mess. I was wondering if anyone knows
of a site in which to find instructions or the brick inventory of Mega Bloks.
I am trying to sort the pieces to find them all for the set. It is an older set
. It is called Mega Bloks Build A Bakery. Contacted the company but that information
is unavailable as the set is a few years old. Thanks a bunch!!

I can't believe that Mega Bloks has never been sued out of existence by Lego
for copyright infringement of their design/product. I can't tell you the
countless hours I have spent separating non-Lego from genuine Lego parts only
to dump these fraudulent pieces into the garbage. Family members who give these
Mega Blok sets to their children/grandchildren/nieces/nephews etc., are proliferating
a continual crime in my opinion. These inferior products may at the onset look
like they can be combined with the Lego system of bricks, but in actuality ruin
the building experience that that child might have otherwise enjoyed if using
pure Lego only.
 Author: Tracyd View Messages Posted By Tracyd
 Posted: Jul 28, 2021 13:00
 Subject: Re: Mega Bloks
 Viewed: 62 times
 Topic: General
Cancel Message
Cancel
Reply to Message
Reply
BrickLink
ID Card

Tracyd (315)

Location:  USA, Texas
Member Since Contact Type Status
May 29, 2003 Contact Member Seller
Buying Privileges - OKSelling Privileges - OK
Store Closed Store: Tracyd's
In General, Drevil44 writes:
  In General, bearly30 writes:
  This site is amazing!! I used the inventory area to put all my nephews sets back
together, as the legos were just a total mess. I was wondering if anyone knows
of a site in which to find instructions or the brick inventory of Mega Bloks.
I am trying to sort the pieces to find them all for the set. It is an older set
. It is called Mega Bloks Build A Bakery. Contacted the company but that information
is unavailable as the set is a few years old. Thanks a bunch!!

I can't believe that Mega Bloks has never been sued out of existence by Lego
for copyright infringement of their design/product. I can't tell you the
countless hours I have spent separating non-Lego from genuine Lego parts only
to dump these fraudulent pieces into the garbage. Family members who give these
Mega Blok sets to their children/grandchildren/nieces/nephews etc., are proliferating
a continual crime in my opinion. These inferior products may at the onset look
like they can be combined with the Lego system of bricks, but in actuality ruin
the building experience that that child might have otherwise enjoyed if using
pure Lego only.

They tried.
 Author: runner.caller View Messages Posted By runner.caller
 Posted: Jul 28, 2021 13:12
 Subject: Re: Mega Bloks
 Viewed: 69 times
 Topic: General
Cancel Message
Cancel
Reply to Message
Reply
BrickLink
ID Card

runner.caller (1809)

Location:  USA, South Dakota
Member Since Contact Type Status
Jan 18, 2014 Contact Member Seller
Buying Privileges - OKSelling Privileges - OK
Store: A Minifig Galore Store
In General, Drevil44 writes:
  In General, bearly30 writes:
  This site is amazing!! I used the inventory area to put all my nephews sets back
together, as the legos were just a total mess. I was wondering if anyone knows
of a site in which to find instructions or the brick inventory of Mega Bloks.
I am trying to sort the pieces to find them all for the set. It is an older set
. It is called Mega Bloks Build A Bakery. Contacted the company but that information
is unavailable as the set is a few years old. Thanks a bunch!!

I can't believe that Mega Bloks has never been sued out of existence by Lego
for copyright infringement of their design/product. I can't tell you the
countless hours I have spent separating non-Lego from genuine Lego parts only
to dump these fraudulent pieces into the garbage. Family members who give these
Mega Blok sets to their children/grandchildren/nieces/nephews etc., are proliferating
a continual crime in my opinion. These inferior products may at the onset look
like they can be combined with the Lego system of bricks, but in actuality ruin
the building experience that that child might have otherwise enjoyed if using
pure Lego only.

LOL! the non-lego brands are super annoying when sorting bulk.

However, don't forget that LEGO was once a clone brick brand as well copying
kiddicraft. So if kiddicraft had sued lego out of existence in 1949, what you're
suggesting lego do to mega-bloks now, then lego wouldn't exist today.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFELcl75CiY

I had a terrible experience with a mega-bloks monster truck as a little kid.
I was never able to put it all the way together bc the tolerances were so bad
that pushing a piece in would pop one off somewhere else.

I'm guessing uninitiated gift buyers think they are getting more bang for
their buck, but I'd rather have had a modest $20 lego set back then than
a giant $20 cheap monster truck.

I will say that the halo figures they make are actually pretty cool and they
have some resell value as well which helps fund more lego purchases.
 Author: Stuart9 View Messages Posted By Stuart9
 Posted: Jul 28, 2021 13:47
 Subject: Re: Mega Bloks
 Viewed: 67 times
 Topic: General
Cancel Message
Cancel
Reply to Message
Reply
BrickLink
ID Card

Stuart9 (893)

Location:  United Kingdom, England
Member Since Contact Type Status
Jul 22, 2012 Contact Member Seller
Buying Privileges - OKSelling Privileges - OK
Store Closed Store: Top Slot
Too true, Hilary Page didn’t seem to see the full potential of the self locking
bricks.






In General, runner.caller writes:
  In General, Drevil44 writes:
  In General, bearly30 writes:
  This site is amazing!! I used the inventory area to put all my nephews sets back
together, as the legos were just a total mess. I was wondering if anyone knows
of a site in which to find instructions or the brick inventory of Mega Bloks.
I am trying to sort the pieces to find them all for the set. It is an older set
. It is called Mega Bloks Build A Bakery. Contacted the company but that information
is unavailable as the set is a few years old. Thanks a bunch!!

I can't believe that Mega Bloks has never been sued out of existence by Lego
for copyright infringement of their design/product. I can't tell you the
countless hours I have spent separating non-Lego from genuine Lego parts only
to dump these fraudulent pieces into the garbage. Family members who give these
Mega Blok sets to their children/grandchildren/nieces/nephews etc., are proliferating
a continual crime in my opinion. These inferior products may at the onset look
like they can be combined with the Lego system of bricks, but in actuality ruin
the building experience that that child might have otherwise enjoyed if using
pure Lego only.

LOL! the non-lego brands are super annoying when sorting bulk.

However, don't forget that LEGO was once a clone brick brand as well copying
kiddicraft. So if kiddicraft had sued lego out of existence in 1949, what you're
suggesting lego do to mega-bloks now, then lego wouldn't exist today.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFELcl75CiY

I had a terrible experience with a mega-bloks monster truck as a little kid.
I was never able to put it all the way together bc the tolerances were so bad
that pushing a piece in would pop one off somewhere else.

I'm guessing uninitiated gift buyers think they are getting more bang for
their buck, but I'd rather have had a modest $20 lego set back then than
a giant $20 cheap monster truck.

I will say that the halo figures they make are actually pretty cool and they
have some resell value as well which helps fund more lego purchases.
 Author: Schuler View Messages Posted By Schuler
 Posted: Jul 28, 2021 20:31
 Subject: Re: Mega Bloks
 Viewed: 43 times
 Topic: General
Cancel Message
Cancel
Reply to Message
Reply
BrickLink
ID Card

Schuler (10)

Location:  USA, Pennsylvania
Member Since Contact Type Status
Aug 23, 2001 Contact Member Buyer
Buying Privileges - OK
In General, Drevil44 writes:

  I can't believe that Mega Bloks has never been sued out of existence by Lego
for copyright infringement of their design/product.

LEGO has attempted for decades to sue its legitimate competitors into oblivion
but has failed in every substantive case. One rare (and entirely correct) victory
for LEGO came decades ago when competitors were barred from claiming "works with
LEGO" on their products' packaging. Now those competitors

LEGO has also rightly won a number of lawsuits against illegitimate competitors
that have illegally used patent-protected designs

Following numerous definitive rulings that the studs-and-tubes design is not
protected by trademark or copyright, competitors are free to use and expand upon
that design, in part because LEGO itself dubiously acquired the original design
for their iconic brick. They modified it, of course, but the same can be said
for legitimate competitor brands that have also modified their designs.

I would argue further that competition in this regard is very good for the consumer,
because without it LEGO would have little incentive to improve, and I think that
we can agree that LEGO has improved magnificently over the past two decades or
so (notwithstanding Jack Stone and a few other blips).

  I can't tell you the countless hours I have spent separating non-Lego from genuine Lego parts only to dump these fraudulent pieces into the garbage.

They're not fraudulent unless they're claiming to be LEGO. To date,
no Mega Construx set has copied any LEGO set, and Mega has certainly never claimed
to be LEGO.

  Family members who give these Mega Blok sets to their children/grandchildren/nieces
/nephews etc., are proliferating a continual crime in my opinion.

I feel the same about the way that LEGO has muscled numerous licenses from its
competitors and has used its market presence to pressure retailers and even the
US government to suppress legitimate competition.

  These inferior products may at the onset look like they can be combined with the Lego system of bricks, but in actuality ruin the building experience that that child might
have otherwise enjoyed if using pure Lego only.

I have a similar experience when I find an unexpected LEGO brick tainting an
otherwise pure assortment of Mega elements. YMMV.
 Author: Drevil44 View Messages Posted By Drevil44
 Posted: Jul 28, 2021 22:39
 Subject: Re: Mega Bloks
 Viewed: 52 times
 Topic: General
Cancel Message
Cancel
Reply to Message
Reply
BrickLink
ID Card

Drevil44 (313)

Location:  Canada, Ontario
Member Since Contact Type Status
Jul 19, 2018 Contact Member Seller
Buying Privileges - OKSelling Privileges - OK
Store: Frickin Bricks
In General, Schuler writes:
  In General, Drevil44 writes:

  I can't believe that Mega Bloks has never been sued out of existence by Lego
for copyright infringement of their design/product.

LEGO has attempted for decades to sue its legitimate competitors into oblivion
but has failed in every substantive case. One rare (and entirely correct) victory
for LEGO came decades ago when competitors were barred from claiming "works with
LEGO" on their products' packaging. Now those competitors

LEGO has also rightly won a number of lawsuits against illegitimate competitors
that have illegally used patent-protected designs

Following numerous definitive rulings that the studs-and-tubes design is not
protected by trademark or copyright, competitors are free to use and expand upon
that design, in part because LEGO itself dubiously acquired the original design
for their iconic brick. They modified it, of course, but the same can be said
for legitimate competitor brands that have also modified their designs.

I would argue further that competition in this regard is very good for the consumer,
because without it LEGO would have little incentive to improve, and I think that
we can agree that LEGO has improved magnificently over the past two decades or
so (notwithstanding Jack Stone and a few other blips).

  I can't tell you the countless hours I have spent separating non-Lego from genuine Lego parts only to dump these fraudulent pieces into the garbage.

They're not fraudulent unless they're claiming to be LEGO. To date,
no Mega Construx set has copied any LEGO set, and Mega has certainly never claimed
to be LEGO.

  Family members who give these Mega Blok sets to their children/grandchildren/nieces
/nephews etc., are proliferating a continual crime in my opinion.

I feel the same about the way that LEGO has muscled numerous licenses from its
competitors and has used its market presence to pressure retailers and even the
US government to suppress legitimate competition.

  These inferior products may at the onset look like they can be combined with the Lego system of bricks, but in actuality ruin the building experience that that child might
have otherwise enjoyed if using pure Lego only.

I have a similar experience when I find an unexpected LEGO brick tainting an
otherwise pure assortment of Mega elements. YMMV.

I apologize for my earlier rant. You all make very good and valid points about
the history of building bricks and the validity of good industry competition.
I guess I was caught in a moment of weakness and it was not my desire to offend
anyone. Thank you for bringing all these fine points to my attention and setting
the record straight.
 Author: Schuler View Messages Posted By Schuler
 Posted: Jul 28, 2021 23:44
 Subject: Re: Mega Bloks
 Viewed: 54 times
 Topic: General
Cancel Message
Cancel
Reply to Message
Reply
BrickLink
ID Card

Schuler (10)

Location:  USA, Pennsylvania
Member Since Contact Type Status
Aug 23, 2001 Contact Member Buyer
Buying Privileges - OK
In General, Drevil44 writes:
  I apologize for my earlier rant.

Your apology is appreciated but unnecessary: I respect your passion for your
favorite brand!

Keep on building!
 Author: Drevil44 View Messages Posted By Drevil44
 Posted: Jul 29, 2021 11:50
 Subject: Re: Mega Bloks
 Viewed: 51 times
 Topic: General
Cancel Message
Cancel
Reply to Message
Reply
BrickLink
ID Card

Drevil44 (313)

Location:  Canada, Ontario
Member Since Contact Type Status
Jul 19, 2018 Contact Member Seller
Buying Privileges - OKSelling Privileges - OK
Store: Frickin Bricks
I know that I shouldn't be harping on this issue, but I just came across
a prime example of what bothers me. Left is genuine Lego 2625 and right is a
no-name knock off part of inferior quality. I suppose it would be hard to track
down which company made this part since there is no brand on it anywhere that
I can see.
 


 Author: Tracyd View Messages Posted By Tracyd
 Posted: Jul 29, 2021 11:56
 Subject: Re: Mega Bloks
 Viewed: 44 times
 Topic: General
Cancel Message
Cancel
Reply to Message
Reply
BrickLink
ID Card

Tracyd (315)

Location:  USA, Texas
Member Since Contact Type Status
May 29, 2003 Contact Member Seller
Buying Privileges - OKSelling Privileges - OK
Store Closed Store: Tracyd's
In General, Drevil44 writes:
  I know that I shouldn't be harping on this issue, but I just came across
a prime example of what bothers me. Left is genuine Lego 2625 and right is a
no-name knock off part of inferior quality. I suppose it would be hard to track
down which company made this part since there is no brand on it anywhere that
I can see.

I can understand your frustration sorting thru and having to take extra time
to determine non LEGO parts, but what good would it do to know where it came
from? LEGO knows what is out there and have a very expensive and very knowledgeable
legal team out there to tilt at windmills. Don't obsess over these things
just put them aside and go on.
 Author: Schuler View Messages Posted By Schuler
 Posted: Jul 29, 2021 19:07
 Subject: Re: Mega Bloks
 Viewed: 56 times
 Topic: General
Cancel Message
Cancel
Reply to Message
Reply
BrickLink
ID Card

Schuler (10)

Location:  USA, Pennsylvania
Member Since Contact Type Status
Aug 23, 2001 Contact Member Buyer
Buying Privileges - OK
In General, Drevil44 writes:
  I know that I shouldn't be harping on this issue, but I just came across
a prime example of what bothers me. Left is genuine Lego 2625 and right is a
no-name knock off part of inferior quality. I suppose it would be hard to track
down which company made this part since there is no brand on it anywhere that
I can see.

As you've probably surmised, the one on the right isn't made by Mega
Construx, since their logo would be visible.

It's hard to say which company produced that piece, because I've seen
similar pieces from a number of brands, often showing up at Dollar Tree, Five
Below, or Big Lots. The molds seem either to be common to several brands,
or else several brands contract with an underlying manufacturer that owns the
molds. Sorry I can't be more specific. The only thing I can say, unfortunately,
is that these other brands are usually pretty careful about not violating patent,
at least not in the US. LEGO fiercely (and rightly) protects its patents, so
if that part appears in retail in the US, it seems likely that it's no longer
under patent.

If it's any consolation, Mega itself has been the victim of this sort of
"borrowing," with specific, distinctive elements showing up in third- or fourth-tier
construction brick toys. I've even seen whole sets copied more or less exactly:
parts, colors and all.

I would have thought that some of these elements were still under patent, given
their age, but maybe they're not or never were. Or maybe Mega is less protective
of its property.


But here's a clarification to my earlier point: when I claimed that Mega
had never copied a LEGO set, I was technically correct, but back in 2015 LEGO
sued them for patent violation when Mega released the My Life As line,
which was visually very similar to the LEGO Friends line. The similarities between
the two brands' figures are hard to deny, and I found several articles about
the lawsuit, but I didn't actually find the result. Here's the complaint
itself:

http://www.itcblog.com/images/legocomplaint.pdf

Regardless of how the suit played out, Mega has not revisited the My Life
As
, so I conclude either that they lost or that they opted to discontinue
the line on their own.

It was a Walmart-only release, under the store's larger My Life As
imprint.
 Author: Schuler View Messages Posted By Schuler
 Posted: Jul 28, 2021 20:45
 Subject: Re: Mega Bloks
 Viewed: 54 times
 Topic: General
Cancel Message
Cancel
Reply to Message
Reply
BrickLink
ID Card

Schuler (10)

Location:  USA, Pennsylvania
Member Since Contact Type Status
Aug 23, 2001 Contact Member Buyer
Buying Privileges - OK
In General, bearly30 writes:
  This site is amazing!! I used the inventory area to put all my nephews sets back
together, as the legos were just a total mess. I was wondering if anyone knows
of a site in which to find instructions or the brick inventory of Mega Bloks.
I am trying to sort the pieces to find them all for the set. It is an older set
. It is called Mega Bloks Build A Bakery. Contacted the company but that information
is unavailable as the set is a few years old. Thanks a bunch!!

That's a cute little set! Unfortunately, I don't have a lot of info
on the First Builders line. The MEGABLOKS website has a page for the set, as
I'm sure you've discovered, but it doesn't include a PDF of the instructions.

I've had some success in obtaining even quite old instructions from the company.
Did you know that this set was released under two different numbers? It was
set 81325 prior to Mega's acquisition by Mattel and CXN68 after. Maybe you
could resubmit your request to Customer Service using one or both of those numbers?

I found a brief YouTube video review of the Bakery, and it appears that the set
includes more parts than are needed to build what's shown on the box art.
So you can probably figure out most of the main parts from the cover, but the
random extras might be hard to determine.

You might still check out The Bloks Forum as suggested upthread. Most of our
info pertains to the LEGO-scale bloks, but one of our members might be able to
offer some help with the CXN68.

Good luck!