Lego Organization on a Budget
Shammy really enjoys getting the Lego Club Jr magazine and has been trying to follow the instructions for the builds in each issue, I have always loved Legos so I enjoy working with him on this. Until recently our 2,000+ bricks were just thrown together in a plastic bin which was fine during creative free play but not so convenient when the instructions call for a specific brick. More than one we were frustrated and disappointed when we spent several minutes literally digging through a brick only to discover that we just don’t have that type. I decided that now would be a good time to order the storage system I had my eye on for years. I had seen it as low as $40 last year so that’s range that I expected to find it for, sounds simple doesn’t it?
I come to find out that my dream storage system now commands collector’s prices, I refuse to pay close to $400 for several colorful plastic containers so I decided to search for alternatives. If I had that much money to spare I would rather spend it buying more lego bricks, not a plastic contraption to store them in .
Pinterest and Google have LOTS of brilliant ideas and suggestions but as much as I like Container Store geekery, I have the upcoming Yule holiday as a spending priority and many of them would require more than I was willing to spend in the storage and organization department of any boxed store.
Thankfully Amazon’s creepiness came in handy when it suggested the perfect solution based on my recent search patterns. Thanks to the Redbox Entertainer Advisors Panel and Swagbucks, I had some gift card credit on my account so for just a couple of dollars I was able to get this system (the price has since increased but it may come down again at any time).
When it finally arrived I spent almost 2 hours in pure OCD geekery heaven sorting them into their little drawers.
I am very happy with this system, when it’s time to build we can quickly find the right brick size and I just pull out the drawers and set them on the table when the boys one to do free creative building. As our Lego collection expands I plan to buy more.
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