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Maize n Review: Crisler Center Brxlz set, Reversible Big Logo hoodies

FOCO has a pair of new Michigan products that make for interest keepsakes or gift ideas.

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Regardless of what your personal thoughts of the Michigan Wolverines on the basketball court, nobody can deny the excitement of March and the NCAA Tournament. With that in mind, FOCO has a pair of products that have hit their website that make for some decent gift ideas for someone else or something to add to your collection.

Maize n Brew was able to get its hand on their brand new “Michigan Wolverines Crisler Center BRXLZ Basketball Arena” buildable set, which is a model of the venue and retails for $80.

Here are some of the product features:

Features

  • Approximately 2763 pieces in total
  • Includes decals for various stadium features so you feel right at home

Approximately 12” x 10” x 3.5” when fully assembled

Details

  • Recommended for ages 12 and up
  • Officially licensed
  • Imported

Review: So here’s the thing with these. It isn’t just like a Harry Potter Lego set or something like that that doesn’t require that much time to put together. The pieces are super tiny and there’s darn near 3,000 of them in there. Unless you’re a master builder, this is going to take you awhile to put together and maybe close to an entire day if you have the pieces properly separated by color. Looking for a needle in a haystack is going to add hours to the project, so this is probably best saved for a rainy day. But I’ll be damned if the finished product does not look cool.

If you’re impatient or someone that frustrates easily, get help putting it together. And don’t lose any pieces because as far as I can tell, there’s no way to get replacements without ordering another set. The directions can also be difficult to follow, with different colored bricks appearing similar in certain steps, like dark gray and black.

On to the next product, which are the “Michigan Wolverines Reversible Big Logo Hoodeez.” These are a one-size fits all product that are currently available for pre-order and will sell for $50.

Features

  • Team color design with team logo display on front chest
  • Front pocket to store some extra fandom
  • Team-colored hood so you can block the wind
  • Reverse side features all-over super soft material
  • Team logo patch on left chest of reverse side
  • Split hem
  • Unisex
  • One size fits all

Details

  • Material: Polyester
  • Officially licensed
  • Imported

Review: It says it’s a hoody and it is, but this is essentially a giant wearable blanket. It’s going to be huge on an average-sized person, which is fine for lounging around the house whether the game is on or not. The material is soft and comfortable and it’s reversible, so you have your preference as to which style you prefer.

This looks like something that people would dig wearing to games where it is windy, cloudy and cold without rain.