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Mine Chest Minecraft Subscription Box Review – March/April 2017

Mine Chest is a subscription service that delivers official and exclusive Minecraft items every month! My kids are both HUGE Minecraft fans, and they love it!

My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out our review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

The Subscription Box: Mine Chest

The Cost: $29.99 + $7 shipping = $36.99 per month

The Products: A box filled with officially licensed and often exclusive Minecraft swag!

Ships to: U.S. only

IMPORTANT NOTE: Mine Chest has recently merged with Loot Crate! Starting in 2017, this will ship every two months.

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This month’s theme is Redstone Cave! No, it’s not a bad picture, the front of every postcard they send is a super cool hologram! The themes every shipment seem to center around a different “biome” usually.

The info card included is a cryptic postcard with hints as to what everything inside the box is. Fun!

Exclusive Minecraft Tee – Value $15?

The tee this time features all the different Minecraft characters headed down the rails in mine carts. My nine-year-old LOVES it! He is average height and slender, and this is a youth size L to give you some idea of fit if you are considering subscribing for a lucky child in your life. The tees are also very soft and quite durable, too.

Mine Chest Exclusive Sticker – Value $1?

These are all rail parts for the mine carts, and the cool thing about these exclusive stickers is that they can be arranged to build whatever you like. Just like in Minecraft!

Stamp Block – Value $5?

This is another Mine Chest exclusive! This is redstone! My sons were kind of confused about the stamp in the first box, but now they have collected so many, they can use them to create cool scenes from Minecraft in the popular block format! The stamp is a feature of almost every box.

Minecraft Exclusive Pin – Value $5?

It’s another Mine Chest exclusive! This is another feature of almost every box, a pin. My nine-year-old loves these. This is a compass. I would never have guessed!

Poster– Value $3?

Disclaimer: I know very little about Minecraft myself, but obviously my kids are completely obsessed with it. When they try to explain things to me, I have to admit my eyes glaze over a bit. I think this is a common parental response to being told about Minecraft. So, my son explained this poster to me, and much of the detail was completely lost on me. However, I did catch that these are people walking around, and the tiles they are walking on are pressurized(?), so I think that means they are booby-trapped and the tiles on the sides might spring open and do something unpleasant to them. Right? Anyway, he loved the poster.

Minecraft Mini-Figure Blind Box (x2) – Total Value $16 (set of 12 for $95.99)

These blind boxes are no longer available for sale online, so the link and value reference above is for a set of all twelve from this series. It’s a pig and a wolf in minecarts! My nine-year-old was thrilled to add these to his collection.

Minecraft Redstone Ore Light – Value $10.20

This is such a cool little light! It does require batteries, but once installed, you can turn it on and then tap it to get three different levels of brightness! (Although the levels of brightness all kind of looked the same in pictures.) My son loves this so much! It has replaced his most recent night light. I have to admit, when he told me it was redstone and then corrected himself, it’s redstone “ore”, I got a kick out of that. Of course, it is.

Verdict: This was an awesome package from Mine Chest! Honestly, I mainly gauge how cool a Mine Chest is by my sons’ reactions to the swag, and it never disappoints. The little one especially loved the tee and the light this month! The estimated value of everything this month adds up to around $55, which is great for a $40 box. This is such a fun subscription for Minecraft fans!

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Written by Anna Rodriguez

Anna Rodriguez

Anna has been a fan of subscription boxes since joining Birchbox in 2013, but didn’t become a true addict until discovering subscriptions she could share with her children. Her favorites include Kiwi Crate and Fab Kids.

Posted in Geek Subscription Boxes, Nerd Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews| Tags: Minechest | 1 comment

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  1. This was our third minechest. My 7 year old son LOVES this chest. He loves minecraft and gets so excited when it arrives! The box itself turns inside out and is designed to be a super cute minecraft storage box you can use for anything. He loves each and every item in the chest every time. He wears the shirts every chance he gets. As a designer, I am really impressed with the designs. They are adorable! Better than any shirt I can find in a store and believe me, I’ve looked everywhere. We will be subscribing to this box as long as we can!

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