A subscription-based Lego-rental service has launched in the US, expanding to international customers in 2014.
Maybe you just want to build something different. Or maybe you're the kind of Lego fan who just likes building the sets. Or maybe you have enough Lego, but really want to have a go of the new Star Wars set.
A new service lets you rent as many sets as you like on a subscription — just like getting DVDs from Quickflix.
Called Pleygo, it lets you create a Lego set wishlist based on its inventory. It mails the sets out to you one at a time; when you have finished with one, you send it back and Pleygo will send you the next set on your list.
Subscriptions come in three tiers. For US$15 per month, you can rent sets up to 250 pieces. For US$25 per month, you get bigger sets of up to 500 pieces. And for US$39 per month, you can get the massive sets of up to 5400 pieces. All subscription models come with free shipping in the US, although whether that will prove to be the case internationally is yet to be determined.
All Lego sets will be cleaned and sanitised before being shipped out to users, and there is no charge for "normal" loss of pieces. And if you don't want to send the set back, you can purchase it directly from Pleygo.
Plus, if you have an old set you no longer want, you can trade it in for Pleygo credit.
To register your interest, head over to the Pleygo website and sign up for a free account. And, you know, if you want to put your own name down for shipping instead of a child's, we would never judge you.