Pley Subscription Box Review – April 2015
Pley is a Lego rental service that allows your children to build as many Lego sets as they can return every month! My kids are just at the right age to start going crazy for Legos, so we had to give it a try!
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Box: Pley
The Cost: $9.99 / month, shipping both ways is free
The Products: Lego sets (rental basis)
Ships to: US only, although their website states that they plan to expand globally soon
Ships via: UPS
Our second set from Pley arrived in the mail the first week of April. The kids LOVE Star Wars, so this was an exciting set for them! They put this set together with some neighborhood friends, and they were finished in no time!
When they were finished building and playing, this is what they returned to me.
This is their “completed” vehicle they built. The kids told me that, once again, they did not receive all the pieces they needed to finish this kit. It’s close, but not quite.
They were able to complete all three minifigures, though, and they really liked these! For some reason, kids go completely nuts over minifigures!
This is a picture of the leftover pieces that they couldn’t use because of missing pieces. It looks like they made a gun (top), but they couldn’t connect it to anything.
For the record, we put this set back in the mail on April 13th, and we haven’t heard from Pley since.
The Verdict: Last month, I promised to keep Pley for another month and give them another try. You never know, sometimes you just get unlucky and have an unusually bad experience with a service. Unfortunately, the service we received last month and this month does not seem to be unusual.
I was thinking about it, and I can’t imagine how Pley could ensure that all the parts to every set were still there from rental to rental. Would they hire someone to count parts? Who would take that job? How could they afford it?
This month, we got our new set without the massive shipping delay we had last month, but we sent back our set sixteen days ago. Shouldn’t we have received a new one by now? Or at least a note saying one was on its way?
I hate to sound so harsh, but I really can’t recommend this service at this time. We are going to cancel for now.
What has your experience with Pley been like?