Real Life Bricks is a monthly, custom LEGO subscription box of fun, games, and learning that reflects the diversity of the real world! The box of builds & activities for ages 4+ is designed to: 1) Build compassion & self-esteem; 2) Unleash creativity & imagination; 3) Develop engineering skills. You can choose from The Architect Playbox (ages 4+), loaded with LEGO bricks, games and activities, or The Engineer Playbox (ages 6+), which adds LEGO Technic elements.
Cost: $32/month - Architect Box | $39/month - Engineer Box
Shipping: US - $6 | Canada & Western Europe - $16
Coupon Code: GMBTEN - Save 10% off your first box!
This is the Engineer Box. The theme is "Let's Race".
The box includes learning and games inserts.
Engineering Guide Booklet–Additional booklet teaches your child about small-scale engineering project related to the month’s theme using LEGO Technic elements. Learn about steering mechanisms, gears, levers and much more.
The activities are listed under Playbox Activities on the last page of the Let’s Race booklet, and under Try It! on the last page of the All About Steering booklet.
Each month you'll receive one exclusive, custom collectible racially/ethnically diverse Minifigure.
Authentic LEGO Technic Elements – Receive a pack of authentic LEGO Technic parts to build a project related to the month’s theme. Use the skills learned through the accompanying booklet, as well as your own creativity to build a movable small-scale engineering project.
These are the Spotlight Pieces that are to be used in suggested activities.
A variety of LEGO bricks are provided to complete all suggested activities. All pieces 100% authentic LEGO parts.
Real Life Bricks positions itself at the intersection of demographic reality, the promotion of the healthy self-image of children, and the benefits of constructing with plastic construction toys like LEGO bricks. They do this by depicting racial and ethnic diversity in the world as it really exists through Minifigures of colour designed to be compatible with popular brand building bricks. I think the concept is unique and any child will love all the LEGO bricks but I feel like there needs to be some fine-tuning with the instructions and booklets. It wasn't exactly clear to me what the brick building activities were. This is their first box so maybe they'll make some adjustments before the first actual box ships in August.
What do you think of Real Life Bricks?