Brick Loot Subscription Box Review
- - Unique LEGO items you can't buy at the store
- - Easy enough to kids/beginners
- - Fun monthly themes
- - Not everything is authentic LEGO brand
- - Not challenging for adults
- - As with everything LEGO, on the expensive side
I’m not sure who was more excited to find the little blue box from Brick Loot on the doorstep last week: me or my 4 year old son. We were only more excited when we opened it up to find that the theme for this month was superheroes!
Brick Loot is a subscription box program, along the same lines as Loot Crate or BarkBox, that sends you a box full of LEGO-brand and LEGO-compatible building sets and accessories once a month ($25/month+ shipping with a 3 month subscription); every month there’s a new theme that ties everything in the box together.
The cool thing about Brick Loot is that everything you get is totally unique–nothing you’d be able to pick up at Target, Toys R Us or even Amazon. Most of the items that come in the box are custom builds that were designed specifically for Brick Loot, rather than existing LEGO products. Here’s a rundown of what was in our superhero-themed box:
1. The Dark Knight Custom Kit
It’s Batman, therefore it’s awesome. Kind of cool that it’s a Brick Loot exclusive (designed by an independent “LEGO Artist”), but it actually comes with authentic LEGO brand bricks. It’s not a great piece to play with once built, but it’s a great collectible to show off on a shelf.
2. Demon Star Vehicle and Minifigure
Another Brick Loot exclusive set, but this one includes LEGO-compatible (off-brand) bricks. A pretty easy build for kids and a fun new villain to add to your existing superhero sets.
3. Comic Book Tile Pack
Cute little collectible tiles, though I’m not totally sure what you’re supposed to do with them.
4. Brick Popper
A tool made to help you pop LEGO bricks apart. Worked pretty well at breaking apart some pieces we definitely thought were permanently stuck together.
5. Red Archer Custom Minifigure
Another example of an authentic LEGO brand product that they’ve turned into something new and unique–this little guy comes from United Bricks, a company that uses UV printing to make custom LEGO items.
As far as skill level required to enjoy this box, I would say Brick Loot is definitely aimed more at kids/beginners than adults. My four year old was able to build most of the sets himself with some assistance. An adult with any LEGO experience could easily put everything together in just a few minutes.
Overall, I thought our Brick Loot box was a lot of fun! One thing to keep in mind is that a lot of what you are paying for here is the novelty and surprise factor. Pricing out everything we got in our box individually, it would probably add up to about the same price (or a little bit less) than what the monthly subscription costs. So you’re not really getting a “deal” on LEGO products; you’re paying for the opportunity to check out some unique items that you’d probably never come across on your own.
For anyone interested in trying Brick Loot for yourself, they’ve sent us a 10% off code: bens10, good on either the 1-month or 3-month subscription plans. Next month’s theme is Race at the Brickyard, and boxes ship April 11th.