Play (Not) for Keeps
Toys are expensive. And you know every plaything that starts out as your kids’ absolute, can’t-live-without favorite will eventually find its home at the bottom of the (ever-growing) rejected toy pile. That’s why Pleygo is such a cool concept.
Pleygo (Pleygo.com) is a Lego-sharing and -trading rental service that lets members borrow and return Lego sets — saving you from shelling out big bucks for thousands of pieces that end up scattered in the back of the closet, under the bed, between the couch cushions. . . .
Memberships cost $15, $25 or $39 per month, depending on the size of the sets you’d like to borrow. Exchange unlimited sets, one at a time; create wish lists; and enjoy the always-free shipping. Sets come sanitized and complete. To top it off, you won’t be charged for missing pieces, so you won’t have to scramble to replace any little yellow guys you accidentally vacuum up. If you’ve got a few Lego sets in your reject pile, share them! You’ll receive credits toward your membership.