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rm8 posted a topic in CommunityBad news, First of all, sorry, don't wanna hurt our true-LEGO fans from China Chinese thiefs copied LEGO technic Offical sets this year, following the high sales wave of novelties, just some months ago appeared, and now we can buy all epic flagships of last years including all power functions elements and pneumatics. BUT, This was the first step, now they quickly reached our technic MOCs with their dirty hands. First is Madoka's Avtoros Shaman 8x8 (very first was modular building theme MOC, just 2 weeks ago). Very successful model, just watch YouTube stats and you will see. Who will be the next? Crowkillers, Sheepo?!! I am sure they already built our models, and right now find the way to simplify them (as with Shaman 8x8) keeping original well-known design and make money selling as sets... Well, to say the true, I don't see really bad when they copy design of parts to be LEGO-compatible and sell their own developed set. They can be very successful with new, more powerful motors (that's easy, why not?), rc elements, or even new better tires -all that we ask LEGO for a long time. But they don't want. Just steal, replicate and sell. They sell them as LEGO products (sure some of customers can't see difference between LEGO and LEGO-compatible copy) following design of the boxes. As someone said, I am afraid that this Chinese sh@t fill bricklink market place step by step, no matter bricklink rules and legacy. All We can do as AFOL - to tell our subscribers why it is important to not support thiefs (without any names, no promo), and why their toys are cheap... for example, there are a lot of expenses than Chinese thiefs don't pay developing testing testing and testing marketing advertising environment social safety certification Waste utilization social communities support! ... this is a short, not full list chinese thiefs don't do all that things, beside that, they pollute environment and use cheap/child Human Resources producing low quality, non-safety certified plastic crap that is looking like LEGO including box art. We are disappointed, but should not stop our hobby, passion. Just support LEGO and tell everyone abut thiefs. What do you think guys? May be we can use common stop motion picture with information that every our video-viewer should know? Any other actions by us or just close our eyes and leave this as problem of LEGO group?