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Brick Swag June Unboxing Theme: Sweet Treats


The theme for BrickSwag this month is “Sweet Treats”.

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The shirt is light blue and says “Studs Sweet Shoppe”

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The Silly Brick Pics poster features the player one minifig.. There are five Sweet n’ Sours themed trading cards. There was also a bag of bricks from Booster Bricks. This month there’s a challenge to build a rocket ship with only the parts in the bag. I got some neat bricks this time.

 

BrickSwag’s June Build

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The build pack for June is a Bubblegum machine. This is pack from The Brick Builders Club, the guys that make BrickSwag. There are also are some food brick; a pie, a popsicle, an ice-cream cone and there colors of ice-cream.  The BrickSwag brick is yellow and has the June 2016 printed one end.

 

BrickSwag Box Contents

  1. Bubblegum Machine Build
  2. Sweet Treats food bricks
  3. LEGO Sweets Shoppe Shirt
  4. BrickSwag 2×3 Brick
  5. Build Magazine
    • Bubblegum Machine Build Instructions
    • An article on Little Big Art.
    • An article on alternate uses of some elements.
    • Instructions from AbbieDabbles to build Candy Mascot. hint (Red with an M on it)
    • An article on a Sweet Shoppe MOC.
    • A list of events BrickSwag will be attending.
  6. Booster Bricks Pack
  7. Five mini-fig Cards
  8. Player One poster
  9.  Sheet of minifigs with food stickers
  10. Ice-cream cone coloring page

Contributors

Booster Bricks

Brick Builders Club

Little Big Art

Silly Brick Pics

Subscriptions?

So how much does this cost? A monthly subscription is $26 plus shipping. It was $7 for me so total cost was $34. The price per month goes down if you buy in 3 month, 6 month, or 12 month subscriptions. Subscribe to their email sometimes they send  discount code for new subscribers.

Next Month’s Theme

The Beach.

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Brick Swag May Unboxing Theme: Super Heroes


It’s July and I just now have time to post the May box. It’s kind of fitting since it’s Independence Day and I’m wearing the May shirt today.  The theme for Brick Swag this month is “Super Heroes”. BrickSwag

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The shirt design features a LEGO Captain America’s Shield. This is on of my favorite shirts. It tarnished a bit by that stupid Hydra Cap publicity stunt started right after I got the shirt.

 

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The Silly Brick Pics poster features Superheroes. The text says “Always be yourself, unless you can be a Superhero.” There are five Superhero themed trading cards.

BrickSwag’s May Build

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The build for May is a Creator Tiger polybag. Nice little set but disappointing considering it doesn’t fit the theme.  The BrickSwag brick is orange and has the May 2016 printed on on end.There’s also some custom capes from Cape Madness.

Brick Books

brick_swag_may_book  There was only one build in this month’s box but we did get a DK readers Super Heroes book. Plus a comic that is usually packed in the DC comics LEGO sets. brick_swag_comic

Have you noticed what Brick periodical is not pictured this month. This month my copy of Build was a digital copy. They are considering going digital to save on printing cost and putting that saving into more bricks per month or more colors on shirts.

BrickSwag Box Contents

  1. Tiger Build
  2. LEGO Captain America Shield Shirt
  3. BrickSwag 2×3 Brick
  4. Build Magazine
    • An article on how the Super Station Master minifigure from a 1998 PC game.
    • A timeline of how many Hero mini fig were released year by year.
    • Instructions on building a baby Kal-El Spaceship from AbbieDabbles
    • An Article of how they build the brick shield that used as a reference for the shield shirt.
    • An article on the LEGO Ideas Maze set.
    • A list of events BrickSwag will be attending.
  5. Custom capes
  6. Five mini-fig Cards
  7. Be a Super Hero poster
  8. Lego Book
  9. LEGO comic

Contributors

Cape Madness

Brick Builders Club

Silly Brick Pics

Subscriptions?

So how much does this cost? A monthly subscription is $26 plus shipping. It was $7 for me so total cost was $34. The price per month goes down if you buy in 3 month, 6 month, or 12 month subscriptions. Subscribe to their email sometimes they send  discount code for new subscribers.

Next Month’s Theme

Sweet Treats

Your Thoughts?

What do you think of Brick Swag? Other Subscriptions boxes?

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Brick Swag March Unboxing Theme: Wild West


The theme for Brick Swag this month is “Wild West”. BrickSwag

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The shirt design features a LEGO Cowboy ona rearing horse about to ride off into a sunset.

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The Silly Brick Pics poster features A sheriff saying remember where we parked. There are five western themed trading cards. There was also a bag of bricks from Booster Bricks. This month there’s a challenge to build a robot with only the parts in the bag.

 

BrickSwag’s March Builds

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The build for March is a black and red train engine. This is a build pack from The Brick Builders Club, the guys that make BrickSwag. There was also an accessory pack with a treasure chest, a Jolly roger, coins, gems and some sword. I wonder if this was to be part of last month’s Pirate Themed box.  The BrickSwag brick is green and has the March 2016 printed on on end.

 

BrickSwag Box Contents

  1. Train Engine Build
  2. LEGO Cowboy Shirt
  3. BrickSwag 2×3 Brick
  4. Build Magazine
    • Train Build Instructions
    • An article on how the Kepi hat minifigure headgear.
    • An article on SNOT building techniques (Studs not on top).
    • Instructions on building a Cactus from AbbieDabbles
    • An write up on Brick Fest Live.
    • An article on the LEGO Ideas Maze set.
    • A list of events BrickSwag will be attending.
  5. Booster Bricks Pack
  6. Five mini-fig Cards
  7. Remember Where We Parked poster
  8. Pirate Accessory pack

Contributors

Booster Bricks

Brick Builders Club

Silly Brick Pics

Subscriptions?

So how much does this cost? A monthly subscription is $26 plus shipping. It was $7 for me so total cost was $34. The price per month goes down if you buy in 3 month, 6 month, or 12 month subscriptions. Subscribe to their email sometimes they send  discount code for new subscribers.

Next Month’s Theme

Creataceous Creatures, Jurassic Gymnasiums, Fantastic Fossils

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Brick Swag December Unboxing Theme: The Force


The theme for Brick Swag this month is “The Force”. BrickSwag Teased a Star Wars Box let’s see what we have.
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The shirt design is a collection of LEGO Lightsabers and says “Choose Your Side”.

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To continue the Force theme this month there’s a “Keep Calm And use the Force” poster featuring minifig of Luke and Darth Vader. The poster is by Silly Brick Pics.

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There are also some Clone Army Customs parts in the box. There are six solid color helmets and two black scuba backpacks.

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There was also a bag of bricks from Booster Bricks. This month there’s a challenge to create a holiday build.

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This is the Build Magazine and the cards. It is a small but cool magazine. Once again there are five trading cards. I’m displaying them in a LEGO business card holder.

BrickSwag’s December Builds

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The build for December is a one of two Star Wars space ship sets. I got the X-wing and Tie Fighter set. It a cool mini build that you may have seen before.  The set was once a give away set at Toys R US. Some times they have build events for children. But what about AFOL? Well, Constructibles takes the instructions and build the sets. The BrickSwag brick is black and has the December 2015.

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The other possible set this month was a mini Star Wars Rebels Ghost Ship. You can get either set from constructibles.net. Both of theses sets were once Toys R Us Building events sets. Constructibles took the instructions and collected the parts so people who miss the events could build the sets.  They sell packs of LEGO pick a brick and LEGO Store Monthly Builds.

I thinking about getting the Ghost see but next month the Ghost Micro-Fighter ship comes out and I’ll be getting that one.

BrickSwag Box Contents

  1. Star Wars Ship Build (one of two sets)
  2. LEGO Lightsaber Choose Your Side Shirt
  3. BrickSwag 2×3 Brick
  4. Build Magazine
    • Both Star Wars Ships Build Instructions
    • An article on how the Star Wars Theme has affect the LEGO Space theme.
    • An article on building a lightsaber hilt.
    • Instructions on building a Death Star Ornament from AbbieDabbles
    • A list of events BrickSwag will be attending. (unfortunately they won’t be at BrickFair Alabama the Brick Convention that is near me.)
  5. Booster Bricks Pack
  6. Five mini-fig Cards
  7. Keep Calm and use the Force poster
  8. Clone Army Customs pack

Contributors

Booster Bricks

Clone Army Customs

Constructibles.Net

Silly Brick Pics

Subscriptions?

So how much does this cost? A monthly subscription is $26 plus shipping. It was $7 for me so total cost was $34. The price per month goes down if you buy in 3 month, 6 month, or 12 month subscriptions. Subscribe to their email sometimes they send  discount code for new subscribers.

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Last day to order Brick Swag December Theme Force.


I just got this notice from BrickSwag. It is the last day to place an order for The Force Themed Brickswag Box. check the on site timer ends 12/10/15 at 11 PM CDT.

While each month is a mystery, I can tell you that it will include an Exclusive LEGO Star Wars themed shirt, a Genuine LEGO Star Wars build, AND Bonus LEGO!

We never ever never ever never ever never include CLONE brands in BrickSwag. We only include your favorite bricks forged in the heart of Denmark.

Stay Creative,

Chad

Use code FORCE20 for an Extra 20% Savings

Below photos of October’s BrickBot build.

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Subscriptions

So how much does this cost? A monthly subscription is $27 plus shipping. It was $7 for me so total cost was $34. The price per month goes down if you buy in 3 month, 6 month, or 12 month subscriptions.

Your Thoughts?

What do you think of Brick Swag?  See my unboxing for October and November.

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Brick Swag October Unboxing.


Yes it is  November and I am just now posting the BrickSwag unboxing for October. Sometimes life is too busy for even LEGO. The October Box was my first BrickSwag Box. The theme was one of my favorites, Robots.
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The shirt is a line up of LEGO robots and droids. I have all of those on the shirt. The one at the end is a peek at this month’s build. The design is on black which helps make the artwork pop. This is a new favorite of mine.

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There was also a bag of bricks from Booster Bricks. This bag of bricks has a minifig. There’s about fifty bricks here plus the fig. You can see the interior of the magazine behind the bricks.

Brickswag build magazine and cards

This is the Build Magazine and the cards. It is a small but cool magazine. It is 12 pages not including the cover. It is  the size of a standard size of printer paper folded in half.

BrickSwag’s New Robot Mascot

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The build for October is a  mini Brickbot. This robot is their mascot.  I’m a robot fan so I’m really happy with this guy. One of his eyes is half closed. He looks kind of sad. I could change it with another eye from my stock but I think it gives him a little more personality. I may have to find another partially closed eye to complete the look.

The BrickSwag brick is white and has the date on it.  I like these printed bricks. I have a small collection of these printed bricks from  Kickstarter Projects and special events. This will add nicely to my collection.

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Here is the Robot with a Clockwork robot minifig for size comparison.

BrickSwag Box Contents

  1. Robot Build
  2. LEGO Robot Line up Shirt
  3. BrickSwag 2×3 Brick
  4. Build Magazine
    • Brickbot Build Instructions
    • A LEGO Wall-E set review
    • Alternative Wall-E Head Instructions
    • An article on Blacktron
    • An article on designing this month build.
  5. Booster Bricks Pack
  6. Five mini-fig Cards

Subscriptions

So how much does this cost? A monthly subscription is $26 plus shipping. It was $7 for me so total cost was $34. The price per month goes down if you buy in 3 month, 6 month, or 12 month subscriptions. Subscribe to their email sometimes they send  discount code for new subscribers.

Contributors

Constructibles

Booster Bricks

Your Thoughts?

What do you think of Brick Swag?  If there’s interest I’ll continue to blog the boxes. Next’s month theme is the Force. There’s about two weeks left to sign up for that box.

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Brick Swag Unboxing November 2015


I posted the Brickswag mini build the other day here is the rest of the November BrickSwag Box. BrickSwag is like other surprise boxes but it has LEGO bricks. Each box has a Brick themed Tee shirt, some kind of mini-build, a printed brick and more.
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The month’s theme is Big Feasts the build is a Turkey Dinner and the BrickSwag brick is red.

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The Tee shirt is “A Well Built Diet” featuring LEGO food bricks on a minifig yellow shirt.

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There was also a bag of bricks from Booster Bricks. This month there is a build challenge the winner will get a bucket of random bricks to add to their collection. If I had time I would build something.

BrickSwag_nov_group The other items include five minifig trading cards, Build minimag, a mini fig face plastic tumbler and “Fission Chips” poster.  The poster is funny. and well photographed.  I like the tumbler but mine was squeezed a bit in shipping. brickswag unboxing

BrickSwag Box Contents

  1. Turkey Dinner Build
  2. LEGO Food Shirt
  3. BrickSwag 2×3 Brick
  4. Build Magazine (not pictured)
    • Turkey Dinner Build Instructions
    • Cornucopia Build Instructions (build from your own collection of bricks
    • A LEGO set review
    • An article on a brick element
    • An article on building technique
  5. Mini Poster
  6. Booster Bricks Challenge Pack
  7. Fig Face drinking cup
  8. Five mini-fig Cards

Subscriptions

So how much does this cost? A monthly subscription is $26 plus shipping. It was $7 for me so total cost was $34. The price per month goes down if you buy in 3 month, 6 month, or 12 month subscriptions.

Contributors

Constructibles

Silly Brick Pics

Booster Bricks

Your Thoughts?

What do you think of Brick Swag?  If there’s interest and feedback, I’ll continue to blog the boxes. So if you like it “Like the post, share it, and most of all comment.”  Special note: I didn’t have time last month so October’s box will be unboxed on Monday morning. The post is already scheduled.

December’s theme is Force.

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Brick Swag November unboxing peek.


I recently started a BrickSwag subscription. It’s like the other surprise boxed but it has LEGO. Each box has a Brick themed Tee- shirt, some kind of mini-build, a printed brick and more. I got the November box a few days ago. I had a little time so I went ahead and made the build included with this box. Since is a turkey I wanted to go ahead and build it now.
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This is a neat build.  A Turkey with vegetables on a platter. There is also the printed 2×3 block with #BrickSwag on one side and the month and year on the next side.  There is more in the box I just didn’t have time to photograph it all. I have a couple of days off in a row next week so hopefully I can get the who;e box photographed then. I actually got the October box as well but between the Ren faire and class, I haven’t had time to even build the October build.

I have begun the final project for class. I know what it will be but I have to plan and build it. Along with wrapping up all the other  project i need for class. The next couple months are going to be pretty busy with school so the blog may be quite for a while. There may be some stuff, like the rest of BrickSwag posted Thanksgiving weekend. And I plan on posting Star Wars Advent Calendar in December. And that may be it for the year.

Graduation is in January then that weekend is BrickFaire.

What do you think of Brick Swag? That’s not all that is in the box there’s a t-shirt, a mini magazine,  and bag of bricks, and a couple more things.  If there’s interest I’ll continue to blog the boxes. Next’s month theme is Force.


Nerd Block August Unboxing


 

What is Nerd Block?

Nerd Block is a monthly subscription service for geeks. Every month, subscribers will receive a package containing a t-shirt and 4-6 toys or collectables. You pick the shirt size but the design and toys are unknown.

So What’s in the Box?

First up is Garbage pail minikins series 2($2.99). Two figures with matching stickers. I remember Garbage pail from when I was little. There were gross and fun. I got Micheal Mutant ans Pete Seat. Pete Seat is a yellow Variant version. That bag said yellow was ultra rare but I have no clue as to how rare. The comic store version have peach as their ultra rare and they are 1 in 12. Yellow rare were sold in retail blind bags.

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Bravest Warrior Key chain ($3.99) from Cartoon Hangover

 

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The shirt is a pokemon pokeball.  It is a cool design. I like the look of it but since I don’t play Pokemon, this may end up on E-bay or storenvy.

pokemon nerb block shirtDoctor Who comics (3.99 each) Number 1 issues of  the new tenth and eleventh Doctor’s comic with exclusive Nerd Block covers. Comics are cool.

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And the big event for the Month. Funko Pop Heroes Vinyl. It is a previews exclusive Harley Quinn. I was so happy to see this is my box. This month subscribers got either Harley Quinn or Batman Funko pop figures.

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September Nerd Block: They have said September’s box will include a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle item from the classic cartoon series.  Plus some big reveal about the box sometime this week. I’ll update it here.

UPDATE

Nerd Block made their Big announcement. In addition to the classic Nerd Block, Jr Nerd Blocks, and the Horror Block, they now have an Arcade Block focused on gaming. The first one ships on September 25. You have four weeks to decide if you want one.

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Spoiler alert! If you get a box don’t read the shipping label. There is a mini invoice on it that tells whats inside. It’s vague but may reveal more than you want to know.

Do you enjoy this review? Any questions. I’m considering reviewing the Nerd Block as a monthly feature.

Interested in a box?

Nerd block classic 19.99 Plus shipping 9.50 US plus a border fee exchange fee of .27.
Nerd block jr boys (ages 6-11) $13.99 plus shipping
Nerd block jr girls (ages 6-11) $13.99

Horror block 19.99 Plus shipping 9.50 US, The Horror block ships on the 25th of the month You must order by then to get the box. This month they said it will include an Aliens item.

 

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MORE NOTES

Funko Pop is now selling Dancing Groot bobble heads. Preorders are now open for shipping in December.

I am now a Her Universe affiliate. Check them out for cool women’s geek apparel. More on that soon.


Nerd Block July Unboxing: ComicCon Edition


It’s Nerd Block Time! They call it comic con in a box and this month they really mean it. Timed to arrive just before Comic Con this week they included an actual Comic Con item but more on that later.

What is Nerd Block?

Nerd Block is a monthly subscription service for geeks. Every month, subscribers will receive a package containing a t-shirt and 4-6 toys or collectables. You pick the shirt size but the design and toys are unknown.

So What’s in the Box?

First up is Star Wars Insider  The magazine focused on Star Wars. I used to get this but let my subscription lapse since there were no new movies planned. Now that Disney is producing more films maybe it’s time to renew. The Cover article is Jeffery Brown’s Darth books. These are cool books I have Darth Vader Father and Son book. I love it. Star Wars Insider retails for $7.99. This is the first of two Star Wars items this month.

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NERF Zombie Strike Ricochet ($7.99) Read about it in Nerf Wika. They give it a retail of $7.99. It is neat. Too big for my son to use. I could use it as a costume accessory. If I get finish my steam punk outfit.  Here’s a picture of how others have painted NERF guns for costume uses.

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The shirt is a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles design. Turtles are awesome I will wear this one. Retail ~$11.00TMNT_shirt

The second Star Wars item is a deformed plush vehicle. I got the Millennium Falcon. Their postcard also showed an AT-AT and an X-wing. Any of them would have be cool but I’m glad I got my favorite ship.

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The Comic Con tie-in is a DVD of Comic-Com IV A Fan’s hope. It is a documentary on Comic Con. I haven’t watched it yet.I hope it is entertaining.  It has interviews with Stan Lee and Joss Whedon. Which partly explains how Nerd Block tied them into this month the other reason, the dvd included a PVC figure of Stan Lee and Harry Knowles of Ain’t It Cool News. Others sets had Joss whedon and the Morgan Spurlock, who directed the documentary.

I found a little history on the figures. NECA had them a while back and there were only 20,000 of the figures made.

In review some cool stuff this month. A Star Wars magazine, A NERF gun, a plush Millennium Falcon, A cool TMNT shirt, and a DVD with a Stan Lee figure.

 

Spoiler alert! If you get a box don’t read the shipping label. There is a mini invoice on it that tells whats inside. It’s vague but may reveal more than you want to know.

Do you enjoy this review? Any questions. I’m considering reviewing the Nerd Block as a monthly feature.

Interested in a box?

Nerd block classic 19.99 Plus shipping 9.50 US plus a border fee exchange fee of .27.
Nerd block jr boys (ages 6-11) $13.99 plus shipping
Nerd block jr girls (ages 6-11) $13.99

Horror block 19.99 Plus shipping 9.50 US, The Horror block ships on the 25th of the month You must order by then to get the box. This month they said it will include an Aliens item.

 

I am part of Nerd Block affiliate program.