For those of you that don’t know, Loot Crate is a monthly subscription box for gamers and geeks – their boxes contain things like t-shirts, collectables, and themed merchandise. Honestly, they look kind of awesome. (They even do Firefly & Harry Potter ones!) So when we were heard about Loot Crate putting together a fun project for fans to create their very own dream crate, we were all for it.
Picking a theme was kind of difficult – we love books, that’s for sure. But we couldn’t think of a theme specific enough. So instead we picked something we thought we could make a box with both bookish and geeky stuff. Most of you probably don’t know this, but we love all things sci-fi. We are HUGE sci-fi geeks, so after lots of talking, we decided on a theme – SPACE.
Obviously, it wouldn’t be a YABookers dream crate if we didn’t have a book! Staying within the theme of space, we picked this newly released space opera by Rhoda Belleza. We haven’t read this book yet, but we’ve heard fantastic things; it’s even been likened by some reviewers to Star Wars, so this is definitely a book I would put in my dream crate.
This cute little notebook is great for any Star Wars fan. It’s pretty simple and neat. And everyone is always in need of a notebook, right?
I picked this because I’m always in need of candles, it’s bookish themed and I’m a massive fan of Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (and if you’re a fan of hardcore sci-fi books you should totally pick up this book if you haven’t already), so I thought this would be a perfect addition to the box – & that ‘blood’ spatter really adds to the atmosphere.
I know that Loot Crate already has a Firefly box, but I’m such a massive fan of Firefly, and I just really loved this print so had to include it.
I’m a HUGE fan of stargate, and this Stargate Command mug is just fantastic. I love a good cup of tea – so this stargate fandom related mug would be perfect for me.
The Stargate is one of the most recognisable images when it comes to sci-fi, so it’s is hard not to include the stargate necklace in a sci-fi/space dream crate.
What would you include in your Dream Crate? If anyone else wants to have a go at creating their own dream crate, we’d love to see them so post a link to yours in the comments 🙂