Momma Told Me: Where do all the Legos go? To the land of Pley, of course! Rent building blocks today!

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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Where do all the Legos go? To the land of Pley, of course! Rent building blocks today!

We received a Pley service trial in hopes we would share our honest experiences here. Regardless, all opinions are genuine- all photos are copyright Momma Told Me Blog 2016.
Rent building block sets from popular brands like K'Nex and Lego for a low monthly fee and help reduce carbon emissions while saving money with Pley! AD
Momma Told Me: I'm not going to pay for something you're just going to lose.

From the very beginning we are driven to create- we stack blocks simply to knock them down, then we imagine our childhood bedroom is a dragon's lair, and the floor hot lava. Creativity is a basic instinct, but the ability to compose and create with the satisfaction of completion is priceless to a growing young mind. When I was a little girl, and even a tween, I'd spend hours in my room happily occupied with my building block sets. Coordination, problem solving, cognition, creativity, and sense of accomplishment are all fostered when a child begins snapping building blocks together. You can even count on the benefit of reading skills and teamwork if block sets and siblings/friends are involved.
Rent building block sets from popular brands like K'Nex and Lego for a low monthly fee and help reduce carbon emissions while saving money with Pley! AD
Every set of building blocks I owned growing up was second hand. Momma refused to invest money in something with such tiny pieces that would inevitably get lost after just one or two times of being built. I remember when Jurassic Park came out there was a raptor play set I asked for every day to no avail. Of course, by that Summer I had moved on to an entirely new obsession and my building block demands had changed. Let's face it, building block sets, such as Legos, are pricey and often only meant to supplement a larger collection of base Legos and characters. And most of the pieces are never assembled the same again, after initial use.
Rent building block sets from popular brands like K'Nex and Lego for a low monthly fee and help reduce carbon emissions while saving money with Pley! AD
So, when we heard about Pley, the block rental service, I was excited. Pley has over 300 unique building sets in their current catalog, and for one low monthly price you can rent them. Don't worry, the sets are sanitized before being sent back out! In fact, Pley is not only a budget friendly solution for the modern parent (the average parent saves $800 a year by renting building sets), but an Eco-friendly one too. Believe it or not, one single rental saves 10lbs of CO2 emissions or more, and the average account will rent 2-3 sets in a month! Plans start as low as $19.99/month when you commit to a 6 months membership, or $24.99 for a month to month membership.
Rent building block sets from popular brands like K'Nex and Lego for a low monthly fee and help reduce carbon emissions while saving money with Pley! AD
While, at this time, you an only have one toy/set out at a time, you can have multiple accounts with multiple email addresses to ensure every child in your home gets a set appropriate for their interests or skill level. The way Pley works is through a 2 step process- 1.) Fill your Pley List with up to 10 of your favorite sets from the Pley catalog, then 2.) Select the set you'd like to receive next from the available sets shown during your delivery window. I recommend an adult always helps with the online account end as we had a bit of confusion over this part of the process.

The Pley system, at this time, will always choose a set to send you based only our chosen difficulty level and interests. At first we were logging in, browsing our day's selections, and  choosing a replacement, then logging out. We planned on logging back in the next day and checking for any different selection availability, and figured the system would ship our selection from the day prior if we didn't make it on. As it turns out you must tell the Pley system to send your set at the time you choose it or you will receive whatever set the system had defaulted to before.
Rent building block sets from popular brands like K'Nex and Lego for a low monthly fee and help reduce carbon emissions while saving money with Pley! AD
That minor confusion aside the Pley rental service has worked beautifully for us. Our first shipment included a nice Pley 'dump box,' sticker poster, sticker, building brick bracelet band, and extremely cool 'block removal' tool. Following shipments arrived in plastic mailer bags. The blocks themselves are always presented with the instruction/assembly manual in a sturdy red mesh zipper bag with the set name, pieces, and theme printed on a sewn on tag. Should you ever discover a piece is lost upon arrival, or find you've misplaced a piece during play simply logon to your Pley portal and report it.
Rent building block sets from popular brands like K'Nex and Lego for a low monthly fee and help reduce carbon emissions while saving money with Pley! AD
Pley has a very large range of building sets for all ages from advanced K'Nex sets to simpler DUPLO sets and of course branded Lego sets such as LEGO movie and Star Wars. There are even mini figure sets you can rent to enhance the creativity and fun of your existing creations. While Pley is about building the set or creation rented, the sets are, for the most part, intended to be played with as an add on or enhancement to your child's existing collection.
Rent building block sets from popular brands like K'Nex and Lego for a low monthly fee and help reduce carbon emissions while saving money with Pley! AD
Once your child has conquered the last block, or grown bored with their rental, they can place all of the pieces back in the red mesh bag and seal it securely in the postage paid shipping bag. Toss it in any USPS postal box, or drop it off at the post office, and you will receive notice that Pley has been informed and your next rental is open within a day or so. The turnaround really is great, and I love that we can track both the return process and the next set. I do, however wonder what Pley does with the broken/missing a piece sets? We think it would be really cool to pay a little extra to get a surprise bundle of random blocks we could keep each month but it would also be neat if they donated them! You can learn more and sign up for Pley here! Have you ever rented toys before? Would you consider renting building sets for your kids?

What Daughter Says: Building blocks come and go- stop wasting money and start renting your building sets while reducing CO2 emissions with Pley.

10 comments:

  1. That's actually a genius idea; you could save a lot of money. I haven't heard of Pley before this. My question is the same of yours, if toy parts or whatnot go missing with do they do with the sets?

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  2. If this had been around when my nieces and nephews were little I'd have been all over it for them. I think it's a really smart idea. There are enough plastic toys in the world and every child does not need to own every single one of them.

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  3. This is a genius idea. Hayley absolutely loves legos but most are boy like. I need check out Pley!

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  4. This is so cool -- what a genius idea! My nieces love Legos and I think this would be a great gift idea for them!

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  5. Pley is such a great idea! My kids love Legos, and this is a great way to give them that experience without having a metric ton of Legos kicking around.

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    1. Stacie, if you are interested to try this out for a review like Jenna did, email me! Lisa @ KidStuffPR

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  6. Pley is the best idea! LEGOs are so much fun, but can add up in cost, and often ours are demolished once the set is built anyway. This is a great way to build the set once and move on to a new set without incurring the cost of owning the set.

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  7. I think this is a fun idea and would mean never getting tired of the sets you already have. I do wonder how people manage to keep the Pley sets separate from their own so that you know what to return.

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  8. What a great idea!! I know my son would love this, he gets bored with his sets pretty fast so great way to keep him happy.

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  9. This is so cool! I will have to get something like this, it seems like a great way to entertain active boys!

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