ICHIBAN Toys specializes in the unique market of designing and selling custom kits using official LEGO® elements. Our first kits rolled out in 2009 and since then our kits have exploded in popularity worldwide and have been featured in websites and journals. Our laboratory, as we like to call our workspace, has been rolling out new ways of making things move, operate and fit together so that we continually push our design quality forwards.
Our commitment is to always give you the best product we can offer at reasonable prices. We hope you enjoy browsing our designs or even putting one together.
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Do you run a business or have a product that you think would look fantastic in LEGO® elements? We have worked with companies to produce demonstration models to show to prospective customers and even custom complete kits!
Our unique business allows us to design and build a model of anything you like and then package this up as a kit available for you or even through this website and our other outlets of business. We co-brand the product with your company and can even include supplemental information about your business or product inside the packaging. A model of what represents your business in LEGO® elements - now that's a neat advertisement!
Why are these kits more expensive than comparative LEGO sets? We don't get wholesale discounts for our pieces. In fact, we actually buy the LEGO sets at the same retail and internet stores you buy LEGO sets from, but then we open them up, take the pieces out, and use them for our kits. To help offset the cost, we then sell the pieces we don't need in our parts store! We also use other avenues to find the pieces we need, but these can be even more expensive.
You said you sell pieces as well, where can I buy them? We sell our pieces in the BrickLink marketplace at www.theichiban.com
I have the most awesome idea for a new kit! Can you guys make it? We can give it a try! We always love hearing ideas for new kits and we do our best to convert them into a great kit. We always seem to have a long list of things to design so take note that any idea could take up to a year or even longer until a kit is available for sale. (If it is a really, really awesome idea, we may just write it in at the top of our list!). Sometimes, though, a good idea can just be impossible to release as a kit (i.e. Starbug from Red Dwarf - we are struggling to find the right pieces to make this work). Contact us here.
What if I want a kit or model as soon as possible? That can be done. We often produce one-off models for our customers of anything they want. We've designed construction equipment, a Pittsburgh Steelers logo and even a dog! These projects can be very expensive (they take a lot of time!), but we get to work on them straight away.
My kit has a missing piece! What do I do? Send us a message. We will ship the missing piece(s) to you immediately and at no charge to you. You bought a complete kit so we will make sure you have a complete kit. Don't worry - this doesn't happen often! In fact, less than 1% of our kits produced in 2012 have been missing a piece! We strive for 0%.
The website won't let me buy more than five of a certain kit. Will you sell me more than five? Most of our kits have a quantity purchase limit of five. If you would like to purchase more than five, please contact us so that we can check our inventory levels to make sure we have enough to fulfill your order. If not, we can usually prepare more kits in as little as a week. Please note that your order will then be placed via email; payment will be processed through an alternative checkout system which is hosted by Paypal (no Paypal account is necessary).
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