The 5 Best Lego Subscription Boxes of 2020

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Our Top Picks

Best Overall: Brick Loot

"Themed monthly boxes with lots of swag and goodies."

Best for Beginners: Brickbox

"A mini-box option here makes this the perfect introduction to Lego for young builders."

Best for Minifigures: The Minifig Club

"This is a great option for minifig lovers, complete with accessories and activity challenges."

Best Lego Rental: Netbricks

"Rent Lego sets at your leisure, building and rebuilding to your heart’s content before sending it back for a new one."

Best for Serious Builders: Brixinit

"Each month, you get a bunch of bricks, several minifigure elements and accessories, and a build challenge."

Our Top Picks

Best Overall: Brick Loot

Brick Loot

Brick Loot

Brick Loot was created six years ago by then-9-year-old Parker Krex, who was underwhelmed by the available subscription box options meant for gamers and toy-lovers. A Lego-aficionado who began reviewing them on YouTube at just age 4, Krex knew how exciting it would be to open up a box loaded with bricks and fun extras every month. Turns out, he was right: Brick Loot has become a massive hit in the Lego world ever since it began, with its young founder still personally testing out many of the items included in the boxes.

As far as what’s inside the box, every Brick Loot shipment contains Lego and Lego-compatible building kits, including ones created by popular Lego designers. Shipments also come with brick accessories, a mini-figure, an LED brick light, and a selection of Lego goodies like baseball hats, candy molds, and pencil cases. The range of items and variety here—bricks, mini-figures, accessories, swag—makes this a perfect choice for kids who love everything Lego.

A 12-month subscription costs about $25 per month, while paying monthly will cost you around $28 per month. Three- and six-month subscriptions are also on offer. Whatever plan you choose, shipping is always around $6.

Best for Beginners: Brickbox

Brickbox

Brickbox

If your child isn’t quite ready for all the bells and whistles of a bigger subscription box like Brick Loot, Brickbox may be a better fit. That's because it offers a standard themed subscription box but also a smaller “mini” option, either of which could be less overwhelming for a kid just starting out with Lego or a family that’s trying to keep things a bit more minimalist and without so many Lego pieces strewn throughout the house.

The standard Brickbox subscription comes with one or two building sets and mini-figures, plus a handful of other cool accessories like stickers and collector's items. Past boxes have been Ninjago and castle-themed, just to name some examples. The mini option, however, comes with a mini-figure, unnamed “surprise items,” and a smaller building set, keeping things light and simple.

Although the mini option may be more accessible for younger kids, it’s worth noting that the standard box subscription is probably a better value, since you’re sure to get at least one mini-figure and up to two building sets for around $36 per month. The quality of the mini box contents are not as reliable and cost around $27 per month. Shipping ranges from $3 to $5 depending on your subscription plan, but it is totally free with a 12-month subscription.

Best for Minifigures: The Minifig Club

The Minifig Club

The Minifig Club

One of the best parts of any Lego set are the mini-figures that come with it—little figurines that pack a ton of personality and character into their tiny packages, plus they’re super fun to mix and match. If your kids are so obsessed with mini-figures that you find them everywhere in your home—from your bathtub to your vegetable garden—this is the perfect box for them.

The Minifig Club understands this appeal, and, foregoing the building sets that typically define Lego boxes, it sends Lego lovers a selection of mini-figures every month to add to their existing collection. With each monthly box, you get enough parts, from heads, torsos, arms, and legs, to make three mini-figures, plus 10 different mini-figures accessories like hats, hair, guitars, coffee mugs, and more. You’ll also receive a special “piece of the month” that’s especially cool, like a superhero cape, stickers, magnets, storytime or photography challenge cards, or bookmarks.

Plans start at around $11 per month for a 12-month subscription. Monthly subscriptions are around $13 per month, and neither plan charges for shipping within the U.S.

Best Lego Rental: Netbricks

Netbricks

Netbricks

Renting a set of Lego bricks might sound like a nightmare due to the likelihood of losing a ton of pieces, but hear us out: The people at Netbricks know that losing pieces is a fact of life, and they’ve factored in some forgiveness for missing bricks. You can lose anywhere from 10 to 20 per set without being charged any additional fees. What you’re left with is an ability to rent Lego sets at your leisure, building and rebuilding to your heart’s content before sending the set back in exchange for a completely brand-new one.

How does it work? You choose a plan, which allows you to borrow any Lego set within a certain price range. For example, the Unlimited and One-time rental options let you choose any set with a retail value of up to $100. If you’re interested in more pricey sets, like a Star Wars Ewok village or Harry Potter castle, those are available with a Pro membership plan.

There are several plan options and the pricing here varies, but the unlimited plan starts at about $29 per month and lets you borrow as many Lego sets as you can build and send back in 30 days. A one-time rental is only around $24 per month. Pro memberships are closer to $39 per month, with shipments restricted to every 30 or 60 days, but you have the flexibility to borrow larger, more complex sets. Shipping is a little pricey at about $15, but keep in mind that assembling these monthly deliveries is labor-intensive.

Best for Serious Builders: Brixinit

Brixinit

Brixinit 

If your love of Lego doesn’t apply to all the extra merchandise and you just want to build, then a Brixinit subscription is probably the best subscription out there. There’s no swag, fillers, or goodies here: It's just a swath of genuine Lego pieces for you to use however you want. For added flexibility to accommodate every level of Lego fanatic, there are different levels of subscriptions to choose from, starting with a basic box and advancing all the way up to a collector’s quality box with more difficult and rare builds.

If you’re wondering what you get in a Brixinit subscription box when there are no stickers, hats, or magnets involved, the basic premise is that each month subscribers get a bunch of bricks, several mini-figure elements and accessories, and a build challenge. The two higher-tier subscriptions also include an assortment of rare, high-value, and vintage pieces.

The entry-level Elements box includes up to 300 elements and costs around $35 per month, the second-tier Advanced box contains up to 550 elements and costs about $63 per month, and the final level MocBox sends you up to 600 elements and costs around $130 per month. To help lower the overall price, shipping is free within the U.S.

How We Chose the Best Lego Subscription Boxes

Admittedly, there is a lot of variety to the way each Lego subscription box service works, but we made sure each of the ones included here had some key things in common:

  1. Affordable price. Lego isn’t the cheapest hobby in the world, so if you’re signing up for a monthly set, you’ll need to be prepared to spend some cash. However, all five of these subscriptions have starting prices of around $37 per month or lower, which means they don’t have to cost more than a medium-sized Lego set from your local big box store.
  2. Options. Your Lego preferences are as individual as you are, so we looked for boxes that offered customized plans for consumers to choose from. Whether that be super-collectible items or just mini-figures, we wanted these sets to have the customization to fit any type of builder.
  3. Good for all ages. We wanted to include boxes that could work for all Lego-appropriate age ranges, whether the Lego lover in question is 7, 42, or 98 years old. Some of the boxes are varied enough to have something for everyone, while others are designed to feature products more suitable for beginner or advanced-level builders. Either way, most of these boxes have multiple levels directed toward different levels of skill and interest.
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