Another shameless knockoff release from Lepin and this time the “victim” is Old Fishing Store which LEGO launched on Sept. 2 2017. It took Lepin slightly over a month to clone this set and the reason for the delay is due to Lepin 16016 The Flying Dutchman set which also used lots of printed wooden planks like Old Fishing Store. The design credit goes to Robert Bontenbal, who was the original designer and Adam Grabowski, the LEGO designer who turned Robert’s design into a commercial set. Please support the original product if you could afford to.
Review of Lepin 16050 Old Fishing Store
For this review of Lepin 16050 Old Fishing Store the photos credits goes to CK. The set came with 7 numbered bags of presorted parts. Lepin set came with 2204 parts while LEGO had 2049 bricks.
Box view of Lepin 16050. Basically it’s wholesale copy of the original with logo and name changes.
Parts are presorted according to Numbered Bags.
Instruction manual, which had minor colors reproduction issue.
In total there are 7 numbered bags just like the original.
Sticker sheet. If you compared against the original you would spot slight differences. We would leave it to readers to play “spot the difference”.
Bags Number 1. The minifigures are in this bag.
Old Captain, my captain.
Fisherman. The leg is painted instead of dual plastic injection molding.
The sleeves could be better.
The sand yellow is actually normal yellow. Initially we thought there were missing pieces.
Bags Numbered 2.
Not sure whether you notice the deteriorate in quality of flat tiles. Definitely it’s due to wear and tear in Lepin’s molding.
Excellent printing quality for wooden tiles.
Bags Numbered 3.
Abundance use of printed wooden planks.
Bags Numbered 4.
Bags Numbered 5.
Spruce containing all the tools.
The gray scissors came separately.
You need to attach the chains to the hook manually.
The lobsters must be born blind!
Interior of the diving equipment shop.
Bags Numbered 6
Printing of the kitten is good, but the beak of the seagulls had color bleeding.
Final stage of assembly, bags Numbered 7!
Beautiful set, though it’s knockoff. Our verdict for Lepin 16050 Old Fishing Store was it’s a faithful replication of the original. The minor imperfection would be the non dual plastic injection for the minifigures’ legs. Also there are uneven surface due to wear out of the molding. Do note due to rich interior details, lots of patience needed to get the build done. You may order Lepin 16050 from Aliexpress. In the mean time enjoy lots of photos of the Lepin Old Fishing Store. Feel free to share our reviews if you found it useful. Thank you for reading!
Lepin Old Fishing Store studio shots. If you want sand green tiles and wooden tiles, this is the set for you.
Open up to review the rich details of the interior.
Divers can rent equipment here.
The roof and second floor could be lift up to review the inside.