Nifeliz review and buyer’s guide: Top themes, best sets, and more

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Let me start by saying that if you’ve never heard of Nifeliz, you’re not alone.

Unless you’re fully invested in searching for cost-effective brick-building brands, coming across Nifeliz sets or information on the company can be tricky, particularly considering the amount of Lego alternatives on the rise.

However, this is a pretty popular brand with a lot to offer, and we don’t want you to miss out — especially if you’re looking to build on a budget or take a break from pricey Lego sets.

That’s why we’ve put together this comprehensive Nifeliz review, covering all you need to know, including what to love about this brand.

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What is Nifeliz?

Nifeliz logo 2023

Nifeliz is fairly new to the brick-building universe and offers an undeniably cheaper alternative to the one and only Lego.

While extensive details around its origin are unclear, Nifeliz was founded around 2019 and is based in Guangdong, China — the same location where Mould King and other popular alternative brick brands manufacture goods. This has been a major hub for the industry since the days of Lepin.

Funnily, despite being a Chinese brand, Nifeliz’s name is actually a combination of the Spanish words “Infancia” + “Feliz,” meaning “Happy Childhood.”

So what is Nifeliz all about?

Nifeliz is a toy brand that creates building sets and Lego clones under a variety of themes with the goal of providing a more cost-effective option for brick builders.

Although Nifeliz does create a few unique designs, the brand focuses primarily on replicating existing sets: especially Lego Technic models. Besides Lego lookalikes, you’ll also come across a few models that are very similar to those made by other popular Lego alternatives — although, in this scenario, it’s hard to say who’s copying who!

Botanical succulents Nifeliz vs Lego boxes square
Photo via Sachi Serrano (Tiny Workshops)

Regarding quality, Nifeliz bricks are pretty solid compared to other off-brand building blocks (or at least as good as one can expect, given the brand’s price point). On the other hand, if you’re a diehard Lego builder, you’re inevitably bound to notice some differences.

The good news is that Nifeliz bricks are compatible with Lego! This makes the brand an excellent pick if you’re looking to combine sets or source extra bricks.

When it comes to themes, Nifeliz cars receive the most attention (much like Lego Technic), but the brand features a number of categories to suit different interests. Below, I’ve listed the most popular, as well as some of the best Nifeliz sets per category.

It’s important to clarify that while not as revered as Lego, this isn’t a Lepin-like situation: Nifeliz products and branding are totally legitimate.

Overall, Nifeliz’s main selling point is its affordability while still providing a quality building experience for a much lower price than industry-leading brick-building names like Lego or Mega Brands.

Nifeliz vs. Lego

Nifeliz logo 2023
  • Comprehensive catalog of themes and sets
  • Very affordable
  • Mainly targets young adults and up (ages 16+)
  • Bricks are good quality and compatible with Lego
  • Nifeliz models are mostly developed for display vs. play
  • Poor website and very limited information about the brand
  • Great customer service and free replacement parts
Lego Vs Mould King final
  • Enormous catalog of sets and themes
  • Very expensive sets but also offers more affordable options
  • Makes sets for all age groups, including Lego sets for adults and Duplo blocks for toddlers
  • Superior quality bricks
  • Models for both play and display
  • High-quality instructions and online support

When comparing Nifeliz vs. Lego, the main thing to keep in mind is that Nifeliz is a budget brand. It does offer nice designs, but it’s simply never going to live up to Lego.

Pieces are good quality, but worse than Lego. Instructions are also worse, as is the company’s official website. That’s the price you pay for, well, the price.

That said, Nifeliz does have a few advantages apart from price, and that’s mostly due to its extensive catalog of themes, from botanical sets to military sets and more.

Check out our extensive Nifeliz vs Lego comparison article to learn more.

Are Nifeliz sets worth buying?

Nifeliz succulent 2 sets featured 4
Photo via Sachi Serrano (Tiny Workshops)

In our experience, Nifeliz sets have been well worth the price of entry. They offer creative build experiences for a much lower price than the leading brand.

That said, your exact experience will depend on the set you buy. Since Nifeliz works with different manufacturers and repackages some sets, the quality of the bricks and instructions will vary slightly.

For example, in our Nifeliz Succulents review we found the builds to be great, but the instructions for each plant were printed individually in each bag.

This is a sharp contrast with the gorgeous printed booklets you get with more expensive sets like the HOONIKEN model car set.

As a general rule though, Nifeliz sets are great quality, and the company offers excellent customer support if you happen to find any missing or damaged pieces.

Nifeliz botanical succulents 2 plants closeup
Photo via Sachi Serrano (Tiny Workshops)

Although Nifeliz shares a few themes with Lego, it does have a few categories of its own.

Below I’ve listed all of the categories under the brand.

  • Large cars
  • Mini cars
  • Nifeliz home
  • Military
  • Trains
  • Street View
  • Sailing Ships
  • Medieval Town
  • Motorcycles
  • Fossil
  • Mecha

As mentioned above, most Nifeliz sets are reboxed from other manufacturers. This means you may be able to find them at other retailers. However, Nifeliz is generally priced very favorably, and they’re much more readily available on Amazon.

Nifeliz does make a small number of completely original sets, too. Here’s the full list as of October 2023:

You will not find these sets anywhere else.

Who is Nifeliz for?

While the majority of the brand’s sets are recommended for builders ages 16+, Nifeliz also makes more straightforward editions that are more than suitable for younger hobbyists with some experience under their belts.

So what exactly defines the brand’s age recommendations? I say it has more to do with theme vs. difficulty level.

Nifeliz is clearly a more adult-oriented brand, featuring categories children or young teens wouldn’t typically find appealing. For example, what kid resonates with a brick-built Espresso maker or imitation of a TIME magazine cover? Or a retro typewriter or decorative flowers?

Nifeliz fresh succulents set closeup plant 1
Photo via Sachi Serrano (Tiny Workshops)

Also, let’s not forget that Nifeliz sets are primarily for display vs. play.

On the other hand, the brand also features more child-friendly projects, from small dinosaur fossil sets and train models to fun astronaut structures, dynamic Nifeliz cars, pirate ships, and more. So why are these sets also recommended for builders ages 16+?

Ultimately, theme and project complexity levels aren’t always consistent across Nifeliz sets, which can be confusing — especially if you’re used to Lego. For instance, identifying Lego sets for adults from basic 3-in-1 Lego Creator sets is pretty much a no-brainer.

But with Nifeliz, this is a little harder to figure out. If you’re an adult entirely new to this creative hobby, a Nifeliz tank model, for example, may be age-appropriate but, in return, way over your head for your first project.

However, a 13-year-old with a lot of brick-building know-how may be able to put a 3000-piece Nifeliz tank together fuss-free. The issue? They’re maybe not too age-appropriate.

Therefore, when purchasing Nifeliz sets, I say go with your gut! Consider theme, design complexity, and piece number before going all in.

Another thing to keep in mind is that Nifeliz’s building instructions aren’t always crystal clear, which can be an added challenge for anyone, no matter their age or experience level.

For additional support, I highly recommend referring to Nifeliz’s YouTube channel: there’s a lot of helpful content on there for builders!

Best Nifeliz sets

It’s time to dive in and get a taste of some of the best Nifeliz sets!

Besides our top picks, we encourage you to explore each category further; there are a lot of cool Nifeliz building kits worth checking out, all for great prices we’re certain you don’t want to miss out on.

Nifeliz large car sets

We highly recommend these large Nifeliz cars if you’re all about Lego car sets.

This category features a diverse collection of cars to pick from, destined for hobbyists looking for challenging projects and stunning models for showcasing.


HOONIKEN Model Car Set

  • Impressive muscle car model and one of the brand’s most recent releases
  • 3141 pieces
  • Ages 16+
  • Special packaging
DIVN Race Car

DIVN Race Car

  • More affordable alternative to Lego car sets 
  • 3728 pieces
  • Ages 16+
  • 1:8 scale model
Nifeliz Black Pickup

Black Pickup

  • Stunning 1:8 scale pickup truck for collectors 
  • 3300 pieces
  • Ages 16+
  • Lots of detail and dynamic parts
Muscle Car Nifeliz cars

Muscle Car 

  • 1:10 scale American sports car
  • 1817 pieces
  • Ages 16+
  • Cheaper than Lego Technic and Lego sets for adults

Nifeliz mini car sets

Much like the previous category, Nifeliz also makes mini car sets for young adults and up.

These building kits are perfect for collectors on the hunt for Lego-like sports, vintage, and supercar vehicles for display.

Nifeliz Super car Sanna MOC

Super car Sanna

  • Supercar model packed with realistic features
  • 1182 pieces
  • Ages 16+
  • High-quality building blocks 
SAI Sports Car Nifeliz cars

SAI Sports Car

Nifeliz Retro Sports car

Retro Sports car

Nifeliz home sets

If you’re searching for creative ways to decorate your household or office, Nifeliz home sets offer a bunch of fun motifs for adults. They also make for very original gifts!

Floral replicas, unique designs of everyday devices, and decorative displays are only some of the out-of-the-box projects you can get your hands on.

Nifeliz Semi-Automatic Espresso Machine

Espresso Machine

  • A very original building kit for adults
  • 678 pieces
  • Ages 16+
  • Incredible gift and display
Nifeliz succulents

Colorful Succulents

Nifeliz Up Balloon House

Up Balloon House

  • Model inspired by the movie “Up”
  • 635 pieces
  • Ages 16+
  • Fun add-ons and colorful bricks

Nifeliz street view sets

Nifeliz street view sets are an excellent, more budget-friendly choice than Lego Creator, Lego Harry Potter, and Lego Minecraft modular sets.

While some models are very similar (read: identical) to Mould King’s architect building sets, this theme has a great selection of structures you can mix and match with other brands for impressive displays.

Nifeliz Botanical Garden

Street Botanical Garden

Nifeliz Coffee house

Coffee House

  • Charming set for display purposes
  • 2926 pieces
  • Ages 16+
  • A fun gift for adult brick builders
Post office Nifeliz

Post Office

Nifeliz Medieval Town sets

Nifeliz’s medieval town theme provides entertaining brick-building sets for hobbyists who enjoy immersive projects and references of another time.

You’ll also find some of the brand’s largest and most recent releases under this category!

Town Market Nifeliz

Town Market

  • Released in 2023
  • 1724 pieces
  • Ages 16+
  • Cute, authentic details
Windmill House Nefliz

Windmill House

  • Can be combined with all medieval town sets
  • 1824 pieces
  • Ages 16+
  • Dynamic parts and original features
Medieval Institute Nifeliz

Medieval Institute

  • Tall structure featuring medieval architecture
  • 2488 pieces
  • Ages 16+
  • Pricey

Nifeliz Mecha sets

Nifeliz mecha sets are all about realistic, intricate features and robot-inspired designs.

This is the perfect pick if you’re a fan of more elaborate Lego Technic sets, unique bricks, dynamic parts, and challenging building sessions.

Dinosaur Nifeliz

Semi Mehcnical Dinosaur

  • More complex building kit
  • 1954 pieces
  • Ages 16+
  • Special components and moving parts
NF 666 Robot Nifeliz

NF-666 Robot

  • Challenging brick building project
  • 2091 pieces
  • Ages 16+
  • Fun theme for teens and adults
Nifeliz Black Greymon

Black Greymon

  • Designed with movable parts
  • 1158 pieces
  • Ages 16+
  • Unique pieces and shapes

Nifeliz fossils sets

Check out these fantastic dinosaur-themed fossil models for hobbyists ages 16+. As some of the brand’s smallest, more basic structures, these sets provide the perfect project for beginners.

The best part? They’re also some of the most affordable Nifeliz sets available — not to mention sure conversation starters.

 Brachiosaurus Fossil Nifeliz


  • Great set for beginners
  • 501 pieces
  • Ages 16+
  • Very affordable
Velociraptor fossil Nifeliz


  • Small-scale model for display
  • 358 pieces
  • Ages 16+
  • Budget-friendly gift for dinosaur enthusiasts
Stegosaurus fossil Nifeliz


  • Unique shapes and bricks
  • 491 pieces
  • Ages 16+
  • Tons of detail

Nifeliz military sets

This category provides history buffs and war memorabilia enthusiasts hyperrealistic replicas of army vehicles, from aircraft to tanks, to recreate battles and historical events.

Note that this is not a theme developed by Lego. Adults can also find similar models through other Lego alternatives, such as Sluban and Cobi.

WW2 Army Tanks Nifeliz

WW2 Army Tank

  • Leopard 2 Nifeliz tank replica
  • 1686 pieces
  • Ages 16+
  • Recommended for adult collectors
Panzer VIII Maus Tank

Panzer VIII Maus Tank

  • Authentic details
  • 2300 pieces
  • Ages 16+
  • Nifeliz tank model released in 2023
 Scorpion Fighter Nifeliz

Scorpion Fighter

  • Science fiction-inspired aircraft
  • 1093 pieces
  • Ages 16+
  • Display-worthy from every angle

Nifeliz train sets

Brick-building train sets are typically pretty complex, which also means, on the pricey side. However, Nifeliz train sets offer the best of both worlds: excellent design and fair value.

Badboy Steam Train Nifeliz

Badboy Steam Train

  • Lots of realistic features
  • 1608 pieces
  • Ages 16+
  • A fantastic present for train lovers 
TH10 Steam Train Nifeliz

TH10 Steam Train

  • Simple but great steam train design
  • 560 pieces
  • Ages 16+
  • Great starter project for beginners
GWR 2900 Class Steam Train

GWR 2900 Class Steam Train

  • Moving wheels and tracks included
  • 789 pieces
  • Ages 16+
  • Resembles Lego Harry Potter’s Hogwarts Express set

Nifeliz ship sets

Nifeliz ships are some of the brand’s most popular models, targeted at builders ages 16+.

Packed with detail, these are some of the brand’s largest and most complex structures, best suited for longtime brick builders and challenge-seeking hobbyists.

Black Hawk Pirates Ship

 Black Hawk Pirates Ship

  • More affordable than Lego ship sets
  • 1352 pieces
  • Ages 16+
  • Guarantees hours of brick-building
Nifeliz Queen Anna's Revenge Pirate Ship

Queen Anna’s Revenge Pirate Ship

  • Large, challenging brick building project
  • 3694 pieces (larger than Mould King’s model)
  • Ages 16+
  • Very intricate features and design
Nifeliz Pirates Ship

Pirates Ship

  • Excellent value for money
  • 1334 pieces
  • Ages 16+
  • Opening design reveals interior features

Nifeliz motorcycle sets

If you’re interested in motorcycle models in addition to Nifeliz cars, this is the perfect place to explore them! You’ll discover various options in this category that are cheaper than Lego motorcycle sets and just as impressive for display.

One model I particularly like is the R125GX Motorcycle — a great choice if you’re up for a build that will have you breaking a sweat!

Knuckle Chopper Motorcycle

Knuckle Chopper Motorcycle

  • Budget-friendly motorcycle building kit
  • 451 pieces
  • Ages 16+
  • Packed with realistic features
Cafe Racer Motorcycle

Cafe Racer Motorcycle

  • Great build and end product
  • 431 pieces
  • Ages 16+
  • Affordable gift for motorbike fans
R125GX Motorcycle

R125GX Motorcycle

  • A challenging project for experienced builders
  • 2369 pieces
  • Ages 16+
  • Cheaper than advanced Lego motorcycle sets


What is Nifeliz?

Nifeliz is a popular brick-building brand and Lego alternative primarily targeted at hobbyists 16+. The brand features a variety of themes, some of the most popular being Nifeliz cars, modular buildings, and ships.

Are Nifeliz sets for all ages?

Nifeliz sets are mainly targeted at ages 16+, but there are sets young teens can take on if they’re familiar with brick building. However, remember that most themes are more appropriate for an older audience. We advise Nifeliz sets mostly for display purposes.

Are Nifeliz sets compatible with Lego?

Yes, Nifeliz sets can be combined with Lego and a few other Lego alternatives. While Nifeliz bricks don’t match the superb quality of Lego, they provide excellent value for money and reliable building.

Do Nifeliz sets include minifigures?

Nifeliz sets don’t include minifigures. However, you can use these items from Lego or similar brands. Remember that Nifeliz building kits are primarily designed for older hobbyists and for display vs. play — although minifigures give showcased structures a special touch.

What is the largest Nifeliz set?

The brand provides sets of different capacities, with smaller sets with a little over 300 bricks to more complex projects containing over 3,000 pieces. On average, Nifeliz sets have 1000+ bricks per project.

How much do Nifeliz sets cost?

Prices for Nifeliz sets depend on set size and complexity. Larger sets can cost around $300, while some of the brand’s smaller sets are under $50. Also, note that the final cost will vary depending on where you purchase your products.

Where is Nifeliz based?

The Nifeliz Group is based in Guangdong, China.

Where can I buy Nifeliz sets?

The best place to buy Nifeliz sets is Amazon. The platform offers a wide selection of sets for great prices, and the buying process is simple and familiar to most.

That’s it for this comprehensive buyer’s guide for Nifeliz! If you have any other questions, feel free to drop them in the comments below, and we’ll address them as soon as possible.

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