Are your kids obsessed with LEGOs? Then let me introduce you to Brick Loot, a subscription box service that sends you a box full of LEGO items all delivered straight to your door. These themed boxes include custom kits of LEGO bricks, custom LEGO Minifigures, LEGO compatible sets as well as building accessories. You won’t find these sets you find in the toy store; they are as unique as can be.

Our review of Brick Look, a LEGO subscription box service. Plus a Q&A with the 13-year-old CEO, Parker Krex.

The company’s backstory is as unique as the brick sets. The company is a creation of 9-year-old Parker Krex. When he was 4, he started reviewing LEGO sets on YouTube (check it out here).  Always looking for ways to fund his LEGO addiction, Parker and his mom came up with the business idea at one of their yearly garage sales. They put together a “Shark Tank Type” pitch to get his dad as an investor, and the rest is history.

and who loves to share his story and inspire kids to dream BIG. We had the chance to try out Brick Loot for a month with my two crazy LEGO lovers, and they can’t wait for next month.

Read the Q&A below with Parker (with questions asked by my 7-year-old son!) as well as Brick Loot’s President Erin Krex (Parker’s mom).  Then enter for your chance to WIN a Brick Loot box for your LEGO fanatic!

Highlights:

Who doesn’t love getting packages? Especially when it’s filled to the brim with LEGOs!

We couldn’t wait to unbox this baby. Every month is a different theme and this theme was “Game On!” It came with a motorcycle and speedway racer arcade games both designed by Matt De Lanoy, a local LEGO hobbyist and graphic designer. This month’s box also came with a LED light kit and a mystery minifigure. To go with the arcade theme, they included a Pinky’s Arcade cap (Pac-man)

Our review of Brick Look, a LEGO subscription box service. Plus a Q&A with the 13-year-old CEO, Parker Krex.

My six-year-old son was too excited to dig in. The hard part was deciding who would build what? Go figure, right?

Our review of Brick Look, a LEGO subscription box service. Plus a Q&A with the 13-year-old CEO, Parker Krex.

Once they started working it, it was full on concentration. They were in the zone for at least a half hour to an hour. The sets were challenging enough but not so difficult they couldn’t do on their own.

Our review of Brick Look, a LEGO subscription box service. Plus a Q&A with the 13-year-old CEO, Parker Krex.

Our review of Brick Look, a LEGO subscription box service. Plus a Q&A with the 13-year-old CEO, Parker Krex.

Bottom Line:

For a gift that will keep on giving for your fellow LEGO lover, this is just perfect!

Get to Know Brick Loot’s CEO (Chief Entertainment Officer), Parker Krex:

Our review of Brick Look, a LEGO subscription box service. Plus a Q&A with the 13-year-old CEO, Parker Krex.

Parker’s story is SO inspiring. While my son was assembling his LEGOs, I told him that the boss of the company was actually a 13-year-old boy. My 7-year-old son was so intrigued, he wanted to know more about Parker. Here is the interview with questions from my son.

Who’s your favorite minifigure? Have you made ninjas?
P: Superheroes especially the 2006 Batman. I also love custom printed minifigures.

How many LEGOs do you have? Can I see your collection?
P: I probably have about 600+ sets. I like to build them and then I store them away so they don’t get dusty.

Our review of Brick Look, a LEGO subscription box service. Plus a Q&A with the 13-year-old CEO, Parker Krex.

What is your favorite LEGO set? (We love Ninjago.)
P: Saturn IV Rocket

Do you go to LEGOLAND alot?
P: I have been to LEGOLAND California 3 times and the Discovery Center in Schaumburg a few times. California is my favorite!

How does it feel to be the boss? Is it easy or hard?
P: It is good to be the boss. It is not easy all the time when you’re trying to make everyone happy.

What else do you like besides LEGO?
P: I like comics, magic, Funko Pops

Have you met the LEGO guy (Adam Reed Tucker)?
P: Yes, on many occasions. He is a nice guy.

Do you like pizza?
P: YES! I am a picky eater and eat pizza EVERYDAY!

What do you want to be when you grow up?
P: I want to be an entrepreneur and continue to build new businesses.

 

Get to Know Erin Krex, President of Brick Loot (and Parker’s mom)

Our review of Brick Look, a LEGO subscription box service. Plus a Q&A with the 13-year-old CEO, Parker Krex.
How did you know to take Parker’s hobby to the next level?
My husband and I are both entrepreneurs and always encouraged Parker to come up with ideas. He saw us build a few companies and all the work it takes, but he loved the idea of being your own boss and making a difference. When he came up with the idea of a LEGO subscription box we had already been in the LEGO world for about 5 years and knew it was not going away and subscription boxes were just starting to be the hot craze. We owned another business at the time and figured we could start Brick Loot and see how it goes while still having our other business to keep us afloat. After 1 year of doing both, we knew Brick Loot had a bright future and sold our other business to focus on his dream full time.
Does Parker curate the boxes each month?
Parker comes up with the themes for each month as well as finds all the LEGO designers we should higher to design the custom LEGO kit. We then sit down as a team (family) and brainstorm what other things would be cool to have in the box to compliment the theme. He has VERY strong opinions on what should or should not be in the box.

Tips:

  • Check out their store in Northbrook, but look for their newest store in Deerfield (summer). They sell custom LEGO kits, hard to find LEGO bag sets, vintage LEGO sets, LEGO minifigures, as well as all of their custom Light kits which is a huge specialty for us and a top seller. These custom light kits to fit with specific LEGO sets you already have. Takes them to the next step and makes them come to life!

Nitty Gritty:

Website: brickloot.com
Cost: Brick Loot offers 1, 3, 6 months and 1-year subscription options that range in price from $24.88 to $27.28/month + shipping. They currently ship to 10 countries – USA, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, France, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Australia.

Giveaway Nitty Gritty:

Want to win a box for your LEGO lover? Here’s your chance to try it out for yourself. One lucky winner will win (1) box shipped from Brick Loot. The winner will be emailed and will have 48 hours to respond back or the prize will be forfeited. (Be sure to check your spam and add otheplaceswego@gmail.com to your safe sender’s list.)

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 Disclosure. I was provided a complimentary box for review purposes.  As always, the opinions expressed are those of my own. The post may have affiliate links.