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List of LEGO monthly subscription box services

by admin on July 27, 2017

in Useful Resources

For LEGO fans who already have all the LEGO sets they would ever want and still have leftover money (is there such a person?), there are some interesting LEGO-related monthly subscription box services to try out. These services can also make unique gifts for LEGO-loving kids, teens, and adults. Below, we will discuss some of the popular LEGO subscription services, and what they are about. 🙂

BRICKLOOT LEGO MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTION BOX: BrickLoot was the idea of nine-year-old Parker Krex. Parker has been an avid LEGO fan since he was three, and he has been looking for ways to make money to fund his hobby. With the help of his entrepreneur parents, Parker came up with BrickLoot, a subscription service that sends out a box of LEGO-related goodies every month. Items include custom LEGO kits and minifigures by members of the LEGO fan community, small sets from LEGO-compatible brands (mostly Chinese knock-offs), various products from LEGO customizers, stickers, art-prints, etc. Brick Loot has three different subscription plans, based on how long you sign up for. The cheapest plan is $24.95/month + shipping on a six months subscription plan. Super expensive for what you get, but this is pretty much the case with all LEGO and non-LEGO subscription boxes. You are paying for receiving a box of mystery items in your mailbox every month, and some people really like that. In the video-player below, I have included a review of a BrickLoot box so you can see what the typical content looks like. And you can also visit BrickLoot.com directly for more information.

BRICKBOX LEGO MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTION BOX: This is a very similar service to BrickLoot, so the monthly subscription box will include some LEGO items, some items by imitation brands, and some parts/minifigures/stickers/etc. from LEGO customizers. BrickBox keeps its subscription plan simple; you either pay month-to-month or sign up for a full year at a time. However, instead of just offering the same box content to all subscribers, BrickBox offers three different size boxes; the standard BrickBox for $29.99/month + shipping, the BrickBox Mini for $19.99/month + shipping, and the BrickBox Loot is for minifig collectors for $13.99/month + shipping. Again, if you just look at the content, these are super expensive, but that’s just how subscription box services work. I have included a video-review of the service in the player below, so you can see the content of a recent box that was sent out to subscribers. And you can also visit BrickBoxClub.com directly for more information.

BRICKSWAG LEGO MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTION BOX: Yet another monthly subscription service with LEGO-related content. It is similar to BrickLoot in that the boxes are the same for all subscribers, but the prices are a little cheaper if you sign up for a longer period of time. The six months subscription plan is $23.45/month + shipping, and there are some longer and shorter options as well. Here again, you will get a mix of LEGO and non-LEGO items that you may or may not find useful, fun, or interesting. I have included a video-review of this service as well in the player below. And you can also visit BrickSwag.com for more information.

MINIFIGCLUB LEGO MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTION BOX: If you only want genuine LEGO pieces, and you are into minifigures MinifigClub might be the right option for you. Th MinifigClub is run by LEGO fan Jorran Beebe, and deals exclusively in LEGO minifigures. The subscription service allows you to select the theme you would like to get minifigs from (i.e. LEGO Star Wars, LEGO Super Heroes, LEGO Friends, generic LEGO minifigures, etc.), and you can also select if you would like to receive four or six minifigures each month. Monthly subscription fees can run anywhere between $22.99 and $34.99/month + shipping, depending on the theme you choose (licensed themes are more expensive), and the number of minifigs you select. You can visit MinifigClub.com for more information.

BRICKS-ON-THE-DOLLAR LEGO POSTER SUBSCRIPTION: Bricks-on-the-Dollar is run by a LEGO fan named Clutch. Clutch is mainly a BrickLink seller, but he also branched out to other ventures through his YouTube channel, including starting a subscription service for fan-made LEGO posters. It’s a pretty unique idea, and some of the artwork is actually really nice. The subscription is only $10/month with shipping included, or you can also buy posters individually for $13. Visit BricksOnTheDollar.com for more information.

There are many other LEGO-related monthly subscription services, but these are the most well-known ones that have been around for a while, and could generally be trusted. As you can see, they offer a mixed bag of genuine LEGO products, high-quality items from LEGO customizers, and low-quality fillers. Each of the services has their plusses and minuses, so if you are interested in any of them, make sure you check out the details and read/watch reviews.

Personally, I like the posters with original artwork offered by Bricks-On-The-Dollar the most. It’s a nice way for talented artists to share their LEGO artwork, and it also allows LEGO fans to own something very unique – all for a very reasonable price. The other services I’m not so sure I would ever subscribe to, but I also don’t subscribe to snack boxes, and beauty product loots, and clothing clubs, so I’m not part of their target audience. But plenty of people like these services, so if you are one of them, I hope you found this brief overview of LEGO subscription services helpful.

What do you think? Have you ever tried any of the LEGO-related subscription services? Or are you planning to? Is there a service that you really like and would recommend to others? And are there services you would warn against? Feel free to share your thoughts and own review in the comment section below! 😉

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Hayato July 27, 2017 at 1:28 PM

Very good info, but I don’t see why we would ever use such a service. So expensive, the stuff you get is not all lego, and it will probably quickly become repetitive. Something like a one time mystery kit without having to commit to a subscription would be more interesting.

I can see the appeal subscribing to services with consumables like food and cosmetics. Even though they are expensive too, at least you get something you can use. With the lego subscription boxes, it seems like you would just end up with a bunch of clutter.

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admin July 27, 2017 at 5:09 PM

Hayato, I definitely agree with you. I did get some sample snack box packages in the mail, and even though I never subscribed, because they are so expensive, I can see the appeal. I’m too price conscious though, and can just go to the store and pick up the same snacks for the fraction of the price. With how expensive the LEGO hobby is, I don’t see myself subscribing to any of these LEGO subscription boxes, but I thought some people might find the info interesting. 🙂

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DavidH July 27, 2017 at 1:57 PM

Maybe I’m just too old, but who is subscribing to these services? Why is this such a fad?

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admin July 27, 2017 at 5:05 PM

People who get all excited about getting mystery packages in their mailbox. 😀

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mmcleung July 28, 2017 at 1:30 AM

Be cautious with parts/sets from Chinese Lego-compatible brands! I question about the quality of the materials used in manufacturing.

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Håkan July 28, 2017 at 5:54 AM

It varies wildly, I’ve inferred from reviews…

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admin July 28, 2017 at 9:02 AM

It’s not just about the look, feel, and fit of the plastic, but even more important is safety. LEGO is very careful to make sure their plastics are safe. However it is unlikely that Chinese knockoff companies care about the safety of children.

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admin July 28, 2017 at 9:01 AM

I totally agree. The materials are very likely not safe.

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Håkan July 28, 2017 at 6:10 AM

Many of these themes seem like expensive pig-poking, although Bricks-on-the-Dollar looks initially interesting. Perhaps also minifigclub.com, depending on quality.

But generally, it’s hard to get good value on loot crates like that, since the producer first has to buy the products offered, and then resell them for an acceptable profit.

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Håkan July 28, 2017 at 6:11 AM

Curiously, the minifigs shown on the banner aren’t official Lego minifigs, but customs from minifigures.com, where it seems that minifigclub.com has stolen the banner without permission. Might not look promising.

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Håkan July 28, 2017 at 6:15 AM

I guess it might constitute infringement, actually.

Of course, minifigures.com are infringing on copyrighted trademarks, themselves, but ripping off a banner is on another level of laziness…

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admin July 28, 2017 at 9:06 AM

Yeah, I saw those as well, and was very confused. I thought maybe in the future they plan to add custom minifigs to their kits, otherwise I really didn’t know what to make of that banner. 😕

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admin July 28, 2017 at 9:05 AM

People who buy loot boxes don’t really care about value. Otherwise they would just get the parts/minifigs/etc. directly from the source. It’s about the trill of getting a mystery box in the mail every month. 🙂

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Håkan July 28, 2017 at 9:14 AM

My friend wanted to do something similar, on a smaller indie scale, but the concept was rather like “Send something weird to me, and receive something equally weird in return”… Just for fun…

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admin July 28, 2017 at 12:32 PM

Like a gift exchange? I think Brickset forum members do a gift exchange every year, and also BrickLink and the LEGO subreddit. They are fun, and it’s only once a year around Christmas. 🙂

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Håkan July 28, 2017 at 12:43 PM

Something like that. He wanted to get surprise packages through mail. He tried advertising on Facebook, but few were any interested.

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admin July 28, 2017 at 1:13 PM

Ahhh… feel bad for him… 🙁

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