So, if you’re really in the know about the LEGO brick building system, you know that LEGO no longer holds a patent on their basic brick patterns. The whole interlocking system went into the public domain years ago. LEGO just happens to be great about two things: imaginative designs, and licensing great properties for their kits (Star Wars, Marvel). That’s why you can, if you go looking, find “brick building” kits and accessories by other companies that say things like “100% Tight Fit with All Major Brick Sets.” Such kits and accessories may not use the same grade of plastic or have quite the same colors, but they will interface with LEGO, and can be a less-expensive way to expand your kids’ (or your) supply of parts for brick building.
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