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Kre-O vs Lego - Which is better?

Updated on November 18, 2012

Kre-O vs Lego - The Battle of the Bricks!

With Hasbro launching its Kre-O transformers line of toys that look eerily similar to Lego, the one question that's brewing on everyone's mind is this - How does Kre-O affect Lego?

Well, Lego is the "Lion King of Building Block Toys" till date. Their quality and attention to detail is legendary in the toy industry, which of course, comes with pretty hefty prices.

And till date, none of the copycats - be it MegaBloks, K'NEX bricks, Best-Lock construction, Click Brick, Cobi, Sluban, or the others have been able to challenge Lego from it's high throne.

But Hasbro's KreO is a worthy competitor.

Will Kre-O dethrone Lego from its lofty throne? Read on.

LEGO is better!

Are you kidding me? You know that Lego is better than any of those cheap "I wanna be Lego" knock-offs, right?

I mean come on!

LEGO is the 900 pound gorilla among building block toys and all that.

Kre-O is better!

To all those nay-sayers who believe that Kre-O is just a cheaper brands of Lego that people buy because they can't afford real LEGOs - come on!

Expensive does not necessarily mean better.

What's important is if your kids are having fun and learning from the toys.

People who have bought and actually used Kreo transformers have been pleasantly surprised that Kre-o sets hold up pretty well when compared to Lego. And it's even better in some respects.

Kre-O vs Lego - You Decide! - What do you think?

Who do you think is better - Kre-O, the new kid on the block or Lego, the grand-daddy of building block toys?

I know that this topic raises some serious discussion from die-hard fans. Please remember that we are discussing about a toy and keep your language kid-friendly.

Please be nice
(Comments which are hurtful will be removed.)

Kre-O vs Lego

Competition is a good thing

How Kre-O can make Lego come up with better designs

Let's face it - competition is a good thing.

Even if you are a diehard Lego fan, you have to agree that competition will only be good for Lego.

If there was no competition, Lego would be tempted to jack their prices even higher. For sets that aren't exactly great. And they would be tempted to lower the quality.

We wouldn't want that, would we?

If competition makes Lego try harder to bring better designs to the market, that's good, isn't it?

Kre-O Lego Showdown - Any Final Thoughts?

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      anonoymous 2 years ago

      kre-o is not that bad. i have no opinion.P.S, Lego is much better quality. What do you see mostly in the store. LEGO. exactly

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      lhgu 2 years ago

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      lhgu 2 years ago

      kikhjukhukhj

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: I'm 11, and you're right, I used to have these friends who couldn't tell lego from mega blocks I thought dang are you this dumb

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Im a big fan of LEGO, but also a big fan of transformers. Kreo's transformers line immediately caught my attention, but I was still a bit sceptical because LEGO has always been the number 1 building brick toy for me. I grew up with LEGO and have spent countless of hours building and playing with LEGO. So I set out to investigate the transformers line from kreo through youtube reviews. Most of the reviews were positive so I decided to buy the optimus prime set with 542 pieces and five minifigures. The experiences I made from building the set were mostly negative.

      The problems I had with kreo was mostly issues regarding the quality of bricks, the engineering and low user-friendliness building instructions.

      1) The plastic quality of kreo bricks and minifigures are not perfect like LEGO's. Some kreo bricks are loose when connected to each other and you don't get the same satisfactory feel like when connecting to lego pieces. some bricks are even a bit scewed and some does not have a perfect fit and therefore there can be gaps between two bricks. Kreo's minifigures are more articulated than lego minifigures, but they feel more cheap as they become loose very quickly after a few rounds of play, their prints are not as detailed as Lego minifigures and often imperfect. Two pieces of bricks and a sticker were missing in the set i bought.

      2) on the outside optimus prime looks well engineered, but when you have built countless of LEGO sets and gotten a feel for their engineering, you will find kreo's engeering very poor. You will often be in conflict with your "LEGO way" of building when putting kreo bricks together. LEGO makes compact and sturdy builds while you will feel that pieces will easily fall of or come apart from kreo sets.

      3) the instruction manuals are not user-friendly. This is also due to the bricks not being divided into numbered bags, but instead in indistinctive bags so you would have to open them all at once. It's a pain in the arse when you have to go and look for a tiny piece among 500 pieces. The user- lego set with 500 pieces will normally only take me an hour to assemble, but this set took me freaking 3 hours to assemble.

      The lesson I learned: LEGO is the best!! I'll never cheat on you again my beloved LEGO

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: No,Lego is awesome and Kre-O is dumb. FACE THE FACTS

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Erector Sets are Better

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      LEGO is way overpriced, compared with spent money on kre-o and Lego, it certainly is better choice!

      lego is good, no argue about that, but price is lego killer, if only Paris Hilton can afford lego, and not regular mortals as me and my kid , i do it with Kre-o. I have Lego and Kre-o, and in some details Kre-o is way better.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: You know LEGO has LEGO Minecraft so you can't beat that

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: I have decided to respond with intelligently. Both are great!!

      Lego is far bigger more popular has a history of greats but Lego is so over priced. Like Bell telephone we never knew how far we could go with the telephone until Bell faced competition. Kreo is very in style featuring the transformers battleship and other great things it is great competition for Lego. I have to admit I am a Lego guy but after buying all of the Kreo transformers I knoow that Kreo products ate good quality and CHEAPER. All in all bother are pretty much the same quality blocks that you can connect

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      lego is awesome because without lego kre-o is gone

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      LEGO is the #1 building block in the store, LEGO minifigures look spectacular, and KRE-O just f***ing sux.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      sq

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      kre-o is better!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I just want to say lego kreo mega blocks click brick well how about we all team up and make a new sort of thing called super bricks

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I bought both kreo and lego. Put both sets together and Lego is better.

      Sure Lego is more expensive but the parts are tougher and the sets are designed to be more durable. Kreo didn't do a good job. Shsme on Hasbro for partnering with Korea's Oxford Brick. Hasbro should have got someone else

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Kreo suppieor, Lego inferIor

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      give kre o a chance its ok to make mistakes there improving lego wasn't so different

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      give kre o a chance those kre o haters will be told itold you kre o is awesome you hater if you didn't judge kre o by what other people say you would see kre os awesome

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @anonymous: 1. you spelt kre-o wrong you dumb ass 2. kre-o is create it in spanish 3. before you say lego is create it in latin latin is an old fake language so lego means nothing!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      can't kre-o and lego just get along

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Can't kre-o and lego just get along

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @anonymous: hi I'm bashi i love kre-o i hate l##o

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @anonymous: you got it the wrong way round I've past all my tests got the highest marks this is how rate lego -100000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000/1 this is how I rate kre-o 100000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      i do not know

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      kre-o sucks I have lego

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I recently got a Kre-o set and it is such low quality!! It didn't even come with all of the pieces! Lego is the best out of all of them

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      kre.o transformers are way better then the stupid lego people

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @anonymous: COMMUNITY.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Kre-o is retarded as it annoying, the bricks also fall apart.

      Lego was made in 1945, while Kre-o was made only months ago.

      Sure, hasbro has given us nice things like Transformers, Indy Jones, and G-I-Joe, but this has been taken too far. Nobody will derive LEGO of it's throne, and anyone who says otherwise is mentally retarded.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I rate Leg-o 100/5

      I rate Kre-o 0/100

      (Notice how Kreo copied the same pattern as the LEGO name)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I rate Leg-o 100/5

      I rate Kre-o 0/100

      (Notice how Kreo copied the same pattern as the LEGO name)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      lego is coller the those kre-o idiots

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      lego is coller the those kre-o idiots

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      leggo is better then kreo and evry body who likes kreo is A BIG FAT SHAME and idiots

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      boo kre-o boo all lego knockoffs its not fair D;...

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I have two Kre-o sets, the StarScream jet plane is full of issues. The front part of the jet are falling off all the time (largely due to design). The cockpit transparent pieces mis-aligned so badly. The clutch power and accuracy is way inferior than that of Lego. The one foot long jet feels like wrapped - built after I had built the robot.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      LEGO ROCKS!!!!!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      LEGO ROCKS!!!!!