16 June 2015

..::Product + Service Review::.. Pley - Lego Rental Service

My Review of Pley - Lego Rental Service

What is it exactly?

     From the website. . .
"Pley is a socially-responsible company that changes the way families consume educational toys.
Leveraging collaborative consumption, we aim to raise a more creative and skillful generation that follows the principles of open-ended play while emphasizing the benefits of sharing, reducing waste and giving back to the community."


I was sent the Star Wars T-16 Skyhopper from Pley to review.  

Pricing is a little bit different.  You can start with the Free Trial offer, and this is good for 30 days.  It then automatically rolls into the Builder Plan after the 30 days are up.  With the trial, you are responsible to pay $2.00 shipping.

The Builder Plan costs $19.99 per month, and you get to choose from 155 different Lego sets.  This is their most popular plan.  This, of course, offers free shipping.

The Master Plan is $49.99 per month, and this opens up the more advanced sets (with 4,000 pieces!) with a total of 300+ sets to choose from.  Free shipping is a staple here, too.

Packaging & Presentation of Pley - Lego Rental Service

This Pley kit arrived to my door incredibly quickly, and everything was intact.  The exterior box is really cool-- it is designed with little Lego pieces all over it.

When you unpack the box, you will find your Pley box. This box is light blue and white, and flips open from the top.  This box is 11.5" x 9.5" x 2.5".  It's very sturdy, and it works well to store your Lego kit in while not in use so you don't lose any pieces.

When you flip the box open, you'll find everything you need:  your Lego set, a return envelope, a little brochure, and a few holders.

The brochure is actually a little pledge for your kids.  It is a promise to return all of the bricks for the next child to use.  Your child will then sign their name.

There is also a few different holders.  Initially, I wasn't sure what they were for, so we used them for what we thought they worked best for.  The blue one was good to hold little pieces on the wrist while in queue.  The little blue piece worked great for pushing the tubular pieces in.

The return envelope was folded nicely.  I didn't receive a label to put on it, so I still don't know how to return it yet.  I'm assuming you'd go on their website and print out a return label.  Or, maybe the actual plans come with a pre-printed label already in the box.  But other than that, it's pretty simple.  When you are done with the set, put it back in the mesh bag and ship it back inside of this envelope.

Lastly, the Lego set!  The red mesh bag has a little label on the upper right hand corner.  This labels the kit (in this case the T-16 Skyhopper), set number, theme, pieces, weight, bag number, and a 'Remember to Return' note.

The bag easily zips open and closed.  It is very durable, so it won't break on you.

My Personal Experience with Pley - Lego Rental Service

How awesome is this idea!?  My son (and husband) love Legos.  BUT.  They are so expensive.  Usually, if I buy my son a Lego set, he builds it once, and that's it.  At $30+, that's a hefty chunk of money for a one-time thing.   With Pley, at almost half the cost, we can choose from 155 sets and put them together once.  Then send them back so somebody else can play with them.  It's amazing, really.

The flip-top box that I mentioned earlier also serves as your 'Brick Tray'.  It even says to "Pour Bricks Here".  So we did!

Next, we checked out the manual.  It's perfect.  It gives you step-by-step directions, so you put it together as you read through.

Charlie is 7, and he had a blast with this.  He started putting it together by himself.  This set is meant for ages 7-12.

My husband couldn't help himself-- he joined in the fun!

Charlie loves it, and he's been playing with it for hours!

Pros of Pley - Lego Rental Service
  • Awesome idea-- spend less on expensive play sets.
  • Your part in renting one set saves a tree over the course of its lifetime.
  • Great learning and educational sets.
  • Choose from tons of sets-- easy, medium, and advanced!
  • Different levels of subscription.
    Cons of Pley - Lego Rental Service
    • I have found no cons of this service.

    We had so much fun with this.  Between putting it together and the hours of play, this set has proven its value.  I absolutely love watching my son play with something creative, but I don't like spending a small fortune on each kit in the store.  This service is remarkable, and I wish I knew about it sooner.  That's why I wanted to write this review, I think everybody should check this out.  I definitely recommend this.  If you are on the edge, sign up for the 30-day trial.  You'll love it.

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    DISCLAIMER:  I received the product mentioned above complimentary for review and testing purposes. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.  All opinions stated above are solely mine, and have not been influenced in any way.  I am disclosing this information in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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