Subscription boxes are everywhere right now. There are boxes for everything imaginable - food, drinks, toys, makeup, skincare, crafts, books, and the list goes on! Getting packages in the mail is so much fun, and subscription boxes make it feel like Christmas all year long with little surprises showing up in your mailbox each month.
My husband is a lifelong LEGO fan, so you can imagine his excitement when I told him that his favorite building blocks now have their own subscription box.
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We opened up the November 2015 box to find goodies galore! There was lots of fun stuff inside: a pack of booster bricks, a copy of Build magazine, a poster, a Build pack, a plastic drink cup with a minifig face, Funky Fig trading cards, and a t-shirt.
Though Matt is more of a Trekkie, he does love Star Wars, so he was pretty excited about the t-shirt. The poster featured a geek joke (the best kind of joke!). The punchline is covered by the shirt, but it says "Fission Chips!"
Inside of the Build Pack was a special collection of LEGO. After flipping through the issue of Build magazine that came with the box, we discovered the instructions for what we were to build.
It's a Thanksgiving turkey! How cute!
I love the colorful tiny LEGO that look like little vegetables. We already have a shelf in our office where Matt displays his smaller LEGO sets, and this cutie will fit right in with the rest. I can't wait until next month's box arrives... I bet the Build pack will be something Christmas-themed!
The box included a bag of booster bricks and inside was a card with a special challenge! Using only the booster bricks we were to build a feast-themed creation.
I have two words to say to that: Challenge accepted.
Oh, and see that loose #BrickSwag brick? That was just hanging out in the box, and I thought it was a nice touch. I can see us collecting those from each of our boxes and snapping them all together in chronological order. I love little details like this.
Back to the challenge. We emptied the booster bricks onto the table and realized this was going to be more difficult than we thought. The pack was full of all kinds of random bits and pieces of all different colors. We pressed on, however, and had an embarrassing amount of fun sitting in our kitchen building, dismantling, and making fun of each other's ideas. It was a blast.
Here's our creation! Instead of trying to build the feast itself, we thought we'd build what goes on behind the scenes and created a cooking and prep surface, because someone's gotta be the one in the kitchen putting together all of that yummy food we'll all be gorging on in less than a week.
On one side we built a commercial meat slicer... you know, one of those machines they use to slice your deli meat in the grocery store. I bet everyone wishes they had one of these at home... except for me. Nope, you can keep your meat slicer all to yourself. I've injured myself on our mandoline so many times that I am now terrified to use it, so I'm pretty sure I would cut my entire arm off on one of these things.
Look, we even added a little grate to catch the extra scraps, and there are a couple of pieces of ham sitting there waiting to be plated.
On the other end we have a cooktop, already nice and hot and cooking up a big piece of steak and a kebab. There's also a couple of spice jars and a plate of veggies and greens for dressing up all of this protein once it's cooked.
After we took pictures of our feast creation, Matt dismantled it and started playing around with the pieces to see what else he could create. This flying contraption was the result. He called it "Fire from Above" I told him he should have put his Captain Jack Sparrow minifig in the pilot's seat to complete the picture.
As you can see, we had a ton of fun with this subscription box and we can't wait to get it again next month. This is a box that would be equally enjoyable for kids and adult LEGO fans alike.
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We were sent a limited subscription of BrickSwag to try out and share the fun with all of you. We do not accept free product or compensation in return for a fully positive review. Remember our motto: if it sucks, we'll tell ya!