Lepin, the company well known to LEGO. fans for selling knock-off LEGO sets and using fan designs to release as construction sets without permission, is already selling an imitation version of LEGO Star Wars 75222 Betrayal at Cloud City.
The new LEGO Star Wars Master Builder Series set was only announced on August 21, with a release date of September 13. Despite that, Lepin stockists are already seeing a copy of the set on international selling platform Alibaba.
Recently in South Korea, a man was fined and given a suspended prison sentence for selling counterfeit LEGO sets. Lepin products are widely available all over the world, even in what seem to be legitimate retail locations such as the Florida Mall in the USA.
Brick Fanatics found out that discerning fans can often spot a fake minifigure when testing fake Deadpools at MCM Comic Con London.