Brick Loot is a subscription box for LEGO and Brick lovers that sends out mini-build kits, Minifigures, even accessories! It is the creation of (then) 9-year-old Parker Krex and his deep love of LEGOs.
This box was sent to us at no cost for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
About Brick Loot
The Subscription Box: Brick Loot
The Cost: $27 a month + $6 shipping to the U.S., with options to save money on longer subscription lengths ($13 a month shipping to Canada and $15 to all other countries)
ACTIVE DEAL: Get 17% OFF
The Products: Custom brick kits, Minifigures, LEGO and brick accessories from various manufacturers and Brick Loot exclusives
Ships to: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, France, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Australia
Good to Know: All bricks from Brick Loot are either LEGOS or are LEGO compatible.
February 2019 Brick Loot “Welcome to the Carnival” Review
Each delivery arrives with a card that details each item in your box. This month, all of the items tie into the carnival theme of the box.
Exclusive! ‘Bumper Cars’ 100% LEGO® Build Designed by Erik Kreuser
The first build contained 56 pieces and a detailed instruction insert explaining how to make a set of two bumper cars (colors vary). Since each car was only 28 pieces, these went together very quickly and only took a few minutes to assemble.
And here’s one of the cars with this month’s minifigure in it.
Exclusive! Carnival Ticket Booth (Bonus Instructions)
I can't lie, this bummed me out. At first, I double checked that I didn't miss a build – then read the card and saw that only the instructions were included. Since there are some special pieces that you may not have on hand included in this build, I do wish that this kit would have been included in the box. Offhand, I couldn't build the example – I would have to go purchase the pieces that I needed. I'm a grown woman and was disappointed, I imagine a kid would be even more upset!
HOOPS – Basketball Carnival Game
This was the largest and second build included this month, but still only included 70 pieces. It was a fun accessory to build and I liked the detail. I also like the little balls included so you could really play with this tiny arcade game if you like. Again though, it was pretty simple to assemble and only took me about 10 minutes.
And here’s the carnival!
Exclusive! Custom Light Kit for HOOPS
Obviously, carnival games are more fun with flashing lights. This little LED light kit features 4 bulbs strung onto a small wire attached to a USB. They flicker in the same way that you typically see at carnivals – making the game look exciting! Obviously, it's difficult to capture the lighting movement in a still photo, so take my word, they are bright and will definitely draw attention to your carnival display.
16 x 16 Double Sided Baseplate - (Buy 8 for $10.88 here)
This Brick Loot baseplate is gray and instead of having a flat bottom, enables you to attach it to bricks if you choose.
Exclusive! Welcome to the Carnival $100 LEGO ® Minifigure
Each month an exclusive minifigure is included. This month, the carnival goer has an ice cream cone as big as his/her head!
Verdict: After a fantastic January box, I thought this was a little lackluster. I loved the theme and the items included, I just wish that we would have received the build kit for the carnival ticket booth. I think with that addition included this box would have felt like a better value.
It's difficult to calculate the exact value received due to the exclusive items. This box is $33 a month ($27 + $6 shipping) and I received 5 items. Considering them all equally it's like paying $6.60 per item. I think the value is OK, but my socks weren't knocked off this month. I do think that the theme would apply to a broad group of fun-loving builders though! I would have really loved to get the Ferris Wheel that I see listed on the website.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No. You’ll find the current available theme in their top banner of the website.
ACTIVE DEAL: Get 17% OFF
Value Breakdown: Since this box costs $33.00 with shipping, each of the 6 items inside has an average cost of $5.50
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What do you think of the February 2019 Brick Loot?