Kids are very passionate about Lego: when they love it, they really, really love it. And while this often means hundreds of tiny, centimetre by centimetre pieces for you to potentially step on, it also means a lot of creative, education fun for your kids. (But really have you ever stepped on one of those things? There is nothing worse!)
There are tons of creative and fun ways to organize your kids’ Lego: colour-coded bins, labelled boxes, nice wicker baskets. But let’s be real, it always ends up on the floor. There is just so much of it, even when the kids think they’ve cleaned it all up, there is always at least one piece missing.
A new start up may have the solution. Being touted as “Netflix for Lego”, Pley allows families to essentially rent a new set of Lego every month. So not only will you be combatting the clutter in your home, you will also be catering to the “short attention spans and rapidly changing interests” of your kids.
It is also a more sustainable way to play with plastic toys; once your month is up with the set, you simply ship it back to Pley who sanitize it and send it along to the next family. Your kids select the sets that most appeal to them from hundreds of Lego sets.
There are three subscription options available: small sets ($15/month), medium sets ($25/month) and large sets ($39/month). The idea is that these subscriptions will save your family hundreds of dollars per year in toy purchases. The best thing? There is no fee for normal loss (ie. When that millimeter by millimeter piece is nowhere to be found, it doesn’t cost you a thing).
They even have a free trial (you know, like Netflix) so you can see if Pley is something that works for your family. My big worry is that my kids would have a hard time letting go of their “new toy” and I’d be stuck buying each set after we returned it.
Have you signed up for Pley or another subscription-based toy service? Do your kids love it?