The Hidden Hideout has had hardship, much like everyone else, during the Covid Pandemic. We have until now, mainly sold Graded CGC Collectable Comics, many which are Signature Series, that run usually a bit to a lot more than just a comic book you can read. Collectables have fallen to the last thing people are buying due to the necessities they need to live and bills the need to pay to keep a roof over their head, we are very aware and understanding of this!
We wanted to do something so we got together(from a safe distance, in our own homes on ZOOM!) & tried to come up with something that we could bring to the market that could help people being stuck at home being bored, because being bored can lead to bad mental habits/issues and just isn’t healthy all together! While we watch the numbers of mental health as a society decline and mental issues become more prevalent, we wanted to do something!!!
While were we sitting around pondering what we should do, we went and bought a few LEGO sets that had been returned and sold at auction for about $0.50 to the $1.00, one set I paid $76.00 for the same set that would cost $159.99 retail! We got them home and started to put the sets together and realized we had accidentally came up with the solution, LEGO compatible model kits at a fraction of the costs!! You may say this is a "joke" or a ploy, however its not in the slightest!!! Keeping your brain activated cures boredom, which in turn keeps the brain healthier. There are many things people need to do to stay mentally healthy, putting a Lego set or LEGO style set together once complete you get a since of accomplishment with an overall great feeling!!!!
Well the brand name everyone know's, "Lego," the models that an adult or even young adult likes, are not cheap!! A Porsche 911 that was around 1500 pieces cost me $159.99!!! We knew we had to find another solution. Prices for the quality(needed use of lego glue) of Lego brand are just too high for Americans right now during this historic crisis!!! We found out that there are other manufactures make "Lego Compatible" models, meaning the models are different but the pieces could be interchanged and our brands. We offer pieces that will work with any "Lego" manufactured pieces. Finding these new and different manufactures of what we call “Bricks & Blocks” which by our definition means all pieces will work together doesn't matter the Brand! We bought samples of many different brands(Mould King, Cada, Happy Build, LE) and found the best brands(EVEN OVER LEGO!!!), no joke. The model sets made by Mould King, Cada, Happy Build, and LE are better quality than "OEM Lego” models!!
Here is a break down of these 4 manufactures we sell now and will stand by the quality of their models sets 2000%! We have had 8 year olds build a few sets and asked him what he thought of the brands, we will put a link to what he said HERE!
1st brand is Mould King! If you haven’t heard of them, please check out our collection!! Mould king structurally are more sound than LEGO(glue not needed), they use more pieces per cubic inch as well as many have motors that can be added in some cases, and in others the model must be built with the motor, that works!!
2nd brand is Happy Build!! Great product, comes out of the same factory as Mould King and they have a lot of the same cars just branded with their logo which is a “D” for the most part, they are also a bit less expensive than Mould King which makes them a great option for someone who still wants the best but doesn’t care as much about brand!
3rd brand is LE!! Like Happy Build they are also made in the same factory as Mould King and there quality is just as good!! They make great off-road “LEGO style Models” which is a bit different that Happy Build and Mould King!
4th and final brand is Cada!! These guys are super hot right now with their just released Lamborghini that was designed by T-LEGO as people call him in the industry!! T-LEGO designed many of the models Mould King, Cada, Happy Build, and LE on the market!!
Thanks for sticking with us during this hard time, as we wish everyone good health and want everyone to stay safe!!! With the Covid-19 crisis all Mould King, Cada, Happy Build, LE boxes are sanitized before being shipped. all Mould King, Cada, Happy Build, and LE are factory sealed in original factory boxes!! Never in loose bags!!