Nerd Block Junior Boys Subscription Box Review – May 2015
In addition to the classic Nerd Block subscription, there are also two Junior subscription boxes for kids. This review is of the boys box.
This box was sent to us for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription Box: Nerd Block Junior for Boys
The Cost: $13.99 plus shipping. ($6 shipping to the US)
COUPON: Save 10% off your first month with coupon code MSA10
The Products: Geeky gear for kids ages 6-11. (This subscription is only toys – no t-shirt like the regular Nerd Block subscription).
Ships to: Worldwide!
Check out all of my Nerd Block Junior for Boys reviews!
Sick Bricks – Value $5.50
Tech Deck Star Wars Boba Fett – Value $12
This Side Bricks toy is “scan to play” – you take pictures of the toys with your phone and then can use them in the Sick Bricks app game. (It was also included in the Girls Box this month).
This Tech Deck price seems a little high to me, but it may be because I couldn’t find these for sale online besides on Amazon.
Justice League On-The-Go Bottle – Value $5?
(This magnet has also appeared in an earlier Nerd Block classic box). This on-the-go bottle is reusable and dishwasher safe!
The Quest for the Diamond Sword by Winter Morgan – Value $6.41
I’m not familiar with Minecraft, but this book gets excellent reviews on Amazon. Here is the book summary:
Steve lives on a wheat farm. He has everything he needs to live in the Minecraft world: a bed, a house, and food. Steve likes to spend his mornings in the NCP village and trade his wheat for emeralds, armor, books, swords, and food. One morning, he finds that Zombies have attacked the villagers. The Zombies have also turned the village blacksmith into a Zombie, leaving Steve without a place to get swords. To protect himself and the few villagers that remain, Steve goes on a quest to mine for forty diamonds, which are the most powerful mineral in the Overworld. He wants to craft these diamonds into a diamond sword to shield him and the villagers from the Zombies.
Far from his home, with night about to set in, Steve fears for his life. Nighttime is when users are most vulnerable in Minecraft. As he looks for shelter in a temple, he meets a trio of treasure hunters, Max, Lucy, and Henry, who are trying to unearth the treasure under the temple. Steve tells them of his master plan to mine for the most powerful mineral in the Overworld—the diamond. The treasure hunters are eager to join him. Facing treacherous mining conditions, a thunderstorm, and attacks from hostile mobs, these four friends question if it’s better to be a single player than a multiplayer, as they try to watch out for each other and chase Steve’s dream at the same time.
Will Steve find the diamonds? Will his friends help or hinder the search? Should he trust his new treasure hunter friends? And will Steve get back in time to save the villagers?
Verdict: This box has a retail value of about $32. That’s in line with what I’ve come to expect with Nerd Block Junior boxes – about $10 more than the total cost of the box. What do you think of the May Nerd Block Junior Boy’s Box? If you want to win this one, enter the giveaway below!
(FYI – if you do the refer-a-friend entry option in this giveaway, you’ll get the entries for that once the friend has entered the giveaway).