So your kid begged and begged for a particular LEGO set, and you delivered, and that was exciting for a while. But now the whatever-it-was has been disassembled, and the kid is complaining that there aren’t enough pieces to build something else.
I like to buy the sets because the prices fluctuate and that’s how you get deals; the boxes of bricks usually just stay at the same price. But today, you can snag the 704-piece Bricks & More box at Amazon for just under $35—its lowest price ever, there. Considering that it includes a base plate and a couple of minifigs (and how expensive those items usually are on their own), you’ve practically paid for it right there… the other bricks are just gravy.