If you are looking for something different for a family member, or business person with style. Look no further than the Replica pure Gold Lego brick from ThinkGeek.
Its called the Executive Building Brick Set Gold and at first I was a little sceptical as it states compatible with other brick blocks.
I ordered the set from Amazon as ThinkGeek do not sell this item anymore, not sure if they will in the future. My Dad is a big fan of Lego blocks and I wanted to get something to put on his office desk.
Gold Lego Brick Replica review
I just want to first state that these gold bricks are not made by Lego. They are designed and manufactured by ThinkGeek and made in china. Now on the packaging it states that the Executive Building Brick Set is made of metal and plated with 24k Karat gold. Really? Yep its on the packaging.
With the price of gold at the time of writing @ $1200 ounce, these have some real value to them.
I was really impressed with the quality and the resemblance of a Lego brick, even better that they fit together fine. On top and below they latch in fast and strong. It’s a direct match.
The gold building brick has little clear rubber grommets underneath the brick to enable them to latch together, this is because metal on metal will not hold as well. A traditional Lego brick will expand a little as they are pressed together to help hold onto each other. It’s what makes them so fun to own and make.
These are the best gold Lego bricks I have ever owned. So much so I ended up buying 3 more sets for myself. There are gold plastic lego bricks but the gold paint rubs of quickly and just look cheap.
- Executive Building Brick Set gold and silver Lego Brick (chrome plated)
- Includes 8 2×4 stud building bricks
- 24K Karat gold-plated solid metal construction
- Combine with your other real cough cough Lego bricks
- Compatible with other popular building brick sets
- A subtle gift for your favorite Lego collector
- Made out of 24K gold-plated base metal
- Weight: 6 1/2 oz.
Executive Building Brick Set Gold 24k and Silver
There are two different types available in the Executive building brick set, they are gold and silver.
The gold building brick set is real 24k gold as mentioned above but the Solid silver brick is apparently chrome plated. I presume as real silver may tarnish over time, but chrome will stay nice and shiny and will look great next to the gold replica fake Lego bricks.
Executive Building Brick sets are going up in price all the time. I guess they are becoming a collector’s item and getting rare as they are often not in stock. While they were cheaper a while back, they are still good value for a collector. But be quick stock is becoming limited. Maybe its just the cost of raw materials. Gold is expensive
The Executive gold bricks are currently unavailable at many places around town, and online. I wonder if they are being phased out as a product. I hope not, as they are a real quality brick and will look fantastic on any desk. Especially in a corporate environment.
Add them to your real Lego sets, you wont be able to tell the difference apart from the color.
Chrome Sliver Metal Lego Brick
These silver chrome Lego bricks are just like the gold ones but plated with shiny chrome.
I like the fact that they are heavy so it gives them a nice expensive quality feel to them.
Some of the cheaper chrome plated plastic Lego bricks will delaminate over time due to bending of the plastic. But not these.
- Set includes 8 2×4 stud building bricks
- Compatible with other popular building sets
- Chrome-plated solid metal construction
How to Polish Gold Lego
If the gold bricks are polished with an improper cleaning technique, like Brasso or an acid solution it may loose its shine. Always use warm water with a little bit of dish washing liquid. Use a non abrasive sponge and rub gently. Rinse in fresh water and then towel dry.
To make sure they don’t tarnish over time use gloves when handling them as the oils on your fingers will leave a print which may over time damage the plating.
These blocks are the perfect gifts for an executive or a man with class. Its shows that a lot of thought has gone into the gift. If you need other ideas, check out Gentlery which has a great range of products for the perfect gentleman. All of the products are slightly unique make you or your man stand out.
Lego will never go out of fashion, children and adults the world over love adding extra bricks to their collection and these metallic silver and gold bricks will stand up forever.