The definitive shape of the Lego bricks, with the inner tubes, was patented by the Lego Group in 1958. Several competitors and counterfeiters have attempted to take advantage of Lego's popularity by producing blocks of similar dimensions, and advertising them as being compatible with Lego bricks or as authentic Lego products.
Fake LEGO DC and Marvel Super Heroes mini-figures are popular counterfeits and offered on e-commerce websites. The counterfeit product quality and plastic is poor, which is reflected in the price. The quality and shape is often an easy identifier of a fake.
Popular counterfeits include the Iron Man, Wolverine, Captain America, Hulk, Thor, Superman, Spider-Man and Batman figures. Counterfeits are illegal, the materials used are unknown, and buyers are supporting criminals when purchasing counterfeits.
When buying Lego products, always buy from authorized Lego retailers, Lego stores or directly from Lego.
You risk getting fake Lego products when you purchase from e-commerce and unauthorized websites.
Look for the LEGO registered trademark on the pieces of the LEGO figures including the Policeman's hat shown here.
Counterfeit LEGOS are missing the LEGO trademark.
Here the LEGO trademark is located on the tower post of the main body of this authentic LEGO figure.
If you want LEGO quality, buy authentic LEGO products from authorized LEGO retailers.
Look closely and you should find the LEGO trademark on each piece of authentic LEGO figures.
Don't be fooled by cheap counterfeits, buy authentic LEGOS from authorized LEGO retailers.
You may have to look very closely, but you should find the LEGO trademark. It is not always in the same location, as shown here, inside the foot and the head post.
Common locations are on the tower posts.
Always compare suspected items with the authentic Lego® product on the Lego website. Many counterfeit variations of popular Lego figures are available from China websites and eBay.
Counterfeit LEGOS are common on e-commerce websites, including eBay as shown here.
These counterfeits, listed as LEGOS are counterfeit and infringe on LEGO and Marvels trademark and copyrights. You are supporting criminals when you buy fakes.
This counterfeit LEGOS Spiderman man action figure is a poor quality snap-together piece, fraudulently advertised as a LEGO product on eBay.
Lego action figures are popular counterfeits. The quality of the counterfeit Iron Man is notably poorer than the authentic item shown.
Buy authentic Lego products from authorized retailers or Lego.
Could you spot the counterfeit Lego Iron Man figures shown here.
Counterfeiters are very good at creating deceptive products to separate you and your money.
Items advertised as "Lego compatible" are not authentic Lego products.
This deceptive infringing listing shows confusing unreadable "LEBO" branded product to fool you. Look closely for the disclaimer "not Lego brand".