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Pley Makes Your LEGO Dreams Come True

Is there anything better than LEGO? I hardly think so! Not all of us are of the caliber of the Master Builders, however, and cannot create some of the amazing things I’ve showcased over the last few years. Some of us need a playset designed to build a specific item, scene, or character, complete with directions. Which is not to say we cannot be creative, but that we need a push to get us started. (Am I the only one singing “Everything Is Awesome” in my head right now?)

Have you heard of Pley? I included it in a LEGO Showcase a while back, but it deserves another mention. Pley is a LEGO rental service. It works just like DVDs through the mail, but instead of movies you get to play with a LEGO set of your choosing. You can keep them as long as you want (there’s also an option to buy them if you decide you can’t live without one), or you can return them for a new one as often as you’d like. It takes a few days for them to receive the set you sent and get a new one to you, but you can do that as often (or as seldom) as you like.

Pley sends not just the LEGO playset of your choosing, but also some freebies and giveaways in each box. Each set is cleaned between rentals with “an eco- and kid-friendly sterilization solution,” which guarantees to kill “99.99% of residuals, germs and bacteria”. One worry, especially with how intricate some playsets can be, is what happens if you lose a piece? Stop worrying! They don’t charge you for up to 15 pieces lost, because they know sometimes that happens. You should of course report the loss as soon as you notice it so they can replace the missing pieces, but as long as you didn’t lose too many of them there will be no charge.

Cost depends on how big you want your playsets to be. The small sets cost $15.00 US per month, medium $25.00 US, and large $39.00 US. Shipping both to and from Pley is always free. As I mentioned above, if you receive a set and decide you can’t live without it, there is an option to purchase at a discount off retail. Once you pay for your current set, they’ll ship out the next one on your list.

Huh. I just noticed this is supposed to be a service parents do as a nice thing for their children. It never occurred to me. I’m considering joining and I have no children. Especially since they’re running a free trial, where they’ll send one LEGO set to you for free, and you get to play with it for a couple of weeks. If you don’t think the service will be worth it, just ship the set back within 15 days and cancel your account. But I honestly can’t imagine why you would ever want to do that.


Source: Nerd Approved

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