The Gold Brick Standard™ is a set of guidelines for resellers of Building Block sets such as LEGO®, Mega Bloks or K'NEX. It is can be adhered to and referenced by compliant resellers.
Inspection should be performed on all building sets. New building sets should be inspected for sealed packaging to ensure that new condition is fulfilled. Used sets must have a full part inspection performed to ensure quality and consistency of a building set.
Sets should be labeled with one of the following specific conditions:
Whenever possible a building set should be composed of the same building block manufacturer. If not feasibly possible, building set listing should clearly list all substituted parts as well as substitution method.
A LEGO® branded set listing containing a Mega Block brick without substitution statement is out of guide boundries.
All building set parts should be free of the following undesireable conditions:
Selling sets in an incomplete state is highly discouraged. If completion is not possible, Building sets should clearly labeled with any missing building block parts.
Building sets are considered complete if full inventory is present. It is not necessary that all parts originated from original sale of the building set. Substitutions can be freely made among the same color, configuration and manufacturer.
A building set part intended to be dark grey but substituted with light grey is out of guideline boundaries.
A building set part intended to fit a 1 by 4 knob footprint but substituted with 2 parts with 1 by 2 footprint is out of guideline boundaries.
When a challenge to Gold Brick Standard guidelines is received, the reseller should respond with one of the following remedies for violation: