My Alt Bricks order came in today. I should do some sort of review once I have something built (*side rant coming). Here are my initial thoughts :
Cons: More rigid than official pieces, thus more likely to break or show stress marks.
Approx color count was off as I got 2 less of the dark red and orange than the estimated count.
Connectivity is firm, which is good for attaching to bricks, but the brittleness of the pieces make for a difficult separation. Also the holes on the bigger studs do not allow for a bar to be secure through it.
Pros: They look fantastic and match the LEGO look very well.
Color count was off, but I received 4 extra "leaves" and 7 extra "weeds"
Did I mention how long I've waited for someone to do this!?
I'm really happy with this and besides being worried about the pieces being so brittle, I feel as if I made a very good purchase. I am angry that I didn't check the mail until 9 PM which means it sat there for over 6 hrs. So glad I got them before BC this weekend. I'll have to give a better in depth review later.
*side rant: You tube reviews. I'm not going to single anyone out, because I realize that it's much easier said than done, and I have yet to show I can do better. One thing that just drives me up a ****ing wall is seeing reviews where the focus is crappy, the terminology is incorrect for simple things, and there seems to be no plan as to what one is saying. It has really prompted me to do a review on items where there is some thought involved into what I am reviewing. Research!!!....how hard is it? Go on BL and look up the terms and then tell people where you got the terms from. Think about what you want to say and have some sort of game plan. And lastly, EDIT if you have the capabilities. I just go crazy when I see hands getting in the way of the object with the camera moving everywhere and out of focus, with the kid mumbling that he doesn't know what a part is called.