Disclosure: This product was sent to us free of charge for the purpose of this review. However, as per my disclaimer, this review represents our honest opinion of the product.
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Manufacturer’s Description: A fantastic LEGO® box subscription experience! Delivered to your doorstep each month.
Review: We are massive LEGO fans in this house – all four of us – and so we jumped at the chance to review the BrickBox LEGO monthly subscription box.
We’ve done an unboxing video & shown the build of all of our models (at 8x speed!) for you, and read on to see what we got and what we thought.
The theme of the January BrickBox is LEGO Mixels, so we got three of the LEGO Mixels bags, along with a Plant Monster minifig and a ridiculously cute LEGO Mini Storage box which is most definitely going to be mine! I liked that all of the contents were official LEGO products though the website does say that compatible brick products may sometimes be included.
I really enjoy subscription boxes, they feel like a monthly present to yourself which is really nice – especially if you are in the habit like me of hardly ever spending money on things for yourself. I love the mystery of it all; not knowing what you are going to find when you open up your box is really fun. One like this that the whole family can enjoy seems especially good.
I don’t think we could ever open a box full of LEGO and be disappointed, to be honest – as long as it was good value for the box price. Even if you have a product already it’s not a big problem with LEGO as you can always rebuild it into something else, or just have one each!
The girls chose a Mixels monster each and Georgie did most of the building of those two, with Lydia helping – she loves to find the pieces needed for the more complex models, and Georgie has got really good at putting models together.
The Plant Monster minifig was a big hit and the girls have been playing with it on and off since we unpacked the box. They play with LEGO multiple times a week so the BrickBox was really exciting for them to open up and build. The storage box is quite small but really cute and perfect for something like paper clips on my desk (I am totally stealing it back from the kids very soon!).
I didn’t realise that the Mixels range was ending; the girls have enjoyed the ones we have had in the past, so I’m glad that they’ve had a chance to get more of the sets before they get rare. The price of any LEGO set only goes up after they retire, after all.
We really enjoyed our BrickBox and definitely recommend it to LEGO fans. The value of the items inside when calculated with their RRPs was over the price of the box, and you can make decent savings buying multiple months at once too.
Mama Geek readers can get 10% off their first BrickBox purchase with the code 10%MAMAGEEK in January & February 2017.