I honestly have never heard of LEGO® toys until I became a mom, and now I am surrounded by them. Almost every room in our house contains these famous interlocking bricks, whether it’s a model on display, a work in progress, or stray pieces on the floor that my bare feet always seem to find.
Now being better acquainted with this popular toy, I also know how over-the-top expensive they can be. My oldest son, especially, has a long wish list of LEGO play sets that will likely never be fulfilled in his lifetime. Sorry, son.
However, thanks to an awesome company called Pley, he may be able to assemble some of models on his list.
Pley is a company founded by parents that provides the well-loved LEGO bricks to children without their parents going broke.
This is how it works.
Once you sign up, you select a LEGO set that your child wants. There are over 250 to choose from, including the bigger Duplo blocks for smaller hands.
Once your kid is done, you ship it back to Pley (the shipping label is already included), and you can get another set. You don’t pay for each set you rent or the shipping costs. You are only required to pay the monthly membership fee and get as many LEGO sets as your mail carrier can handle.
You can even set up a “Pleylist” to make shipping even faster. When Pley receives the set back, they will automatically go to the next set on your “Pleylist”. How cool is that?
I did have to explain to my kid that we don’t get to keep it. He wasn’t too broken up about it because he knows he can get another one in a few days. However, you may be able to purchase sets directly from Pley if your child cannot part with it.
There are other pluses with this program. The LEGO bricks are always cleaned and sanitized before shipment. They come complete with the instructions. And, if you lose a few pieces (within reason, of course), they are very forgiving … no extra charges. This is a parent-run company, and they know tiny blocks will get lost now and then.
So, we received our first set, and my boy was super happy with it! Can’t wait to get the next one!
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