Brick Builders Club Subscription Box Review – October 2015

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Brick Swag by Brick Builders Club is a monthly subscription box for fans of LEGOs and other studded brick building systems.  Each box comes with brick-related swag, including an exclusive build pack.

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Everything in the box.  In a typical month, you can expect everything except the Build Pack to be brick-themed, rather than actual bricks or brick accessories.  This is a brick fan’s box, not a brick supply box.  However, this month breaks the mold a bit, as it includes a brick booster pack loaded with LEGOs and a mini-fig.  It’s almost as if they read my succinct characterization of their box from past months and deliberately structured this month’s offering to completely defy that description.

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Each box comes with BUILD magazine, a short glossy booklet with several single or double page features, like the Build Table, where fans submit pics of their creations. One page of BUILD lists the the contents of the box.

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BUILD is filled with fun stuff like fan-contributed pics and more info on the items in the box.  Above is featurette on the construction of Brickbot, the box mascot, as well as the miniaturized version included in the box.

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Funky Figs Trading Cards:  These silly cards feature LEGO characters imagined to inhabit the LEGO universe.

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The back of the cards, adding some silly backstory to the crazy characters.

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The October 2015 Brick of the Month.

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Brickbot did it!  This month’s tee has a great robot line-up theme with some cameos from the broader universe.

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This month’s Build Pack features a miniaturized version of Brickbot, the box mascot.  The Build Pack is always a quick and simple build, but it is a nice touch to always have a little bit of building to do in this lifestyle-oriented box.

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The quick builds are perfect for our little LEGO fan to do on his own.

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Brickbot is pretty cute!

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The brick booster pack includes a nice pile of pieces to stretch your collection.  The contents vary from subscriber to subscriber, so it’s a real crap shoot as to what you’ll get.  I actually really like this idea, and would love it if I received a small booster pack each month.  I remember playing with LEGOs as a kid, and it always involved rummaging through a mixed-up amalgamation of random pieces.  This helps bring that nostalgic sense of jumbledness to the very orderly and planned-kit-heavy universe of LEGOs today, where one’s collection comprises pieces with preordained purpose.

Of the growing number of (unofficial) LEGO fan boxes, Brick Builders Club is the lifestyle box, weighing heavily toward LEGO-themed merchandise, rather than actual LEGOs or third-party kits — though, as mentioned above, this edition contains more actual LEGO bricks than usual.  At $34 (including shipping), it is in the middle of the pack price-wise. This box is perfect for a LEGO fan that prefers to purchase their own sets but still wants swag and other fun gear (just like a box for gamers – you buy the games, the box sends the swag).

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The Subscription: Brick Swag by Brick Builders Club
The Description: Brickswag is a monthly subscription service for Lego Fans. Each box includes items such as t-shirts, trading cards, parts packs, master techniques and more.
The Price: $34 per month
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