Ever since we took our big dining room table out of the conservatory to make room to create a playroom for the children I have been on the look out for the perfect storage solution for Finn’s ever-growing LEGO collection. LEGO is an all time classic and I remember building and playing for hours on end with my 2 older brothers when I was younger. Luckily my parents kept all of our LEGO collection which is pretty impressive and now Finn and Molly-May enjoying lots of LEGO playtime when they visit Oma & Opa in Germany where storage is never an issue my dad even build some wooden crates with handles and 2 departments to sort the lego into colours. Living in England we don’t have the luxury of a cellar or a spare room to store it all in so I was hunting down the best solution which was practical and nice looking and space saving for the kids playroom.
I came across Kip Hakes post “The best way to store LEGO” and I loved the Idea of using some Really Useful Boxes especially because I already own a few large ones to store our fancy dress collection in them in the garage and I know they are very solid build. The problem is that I don’t have a lot of floor space in the toy room but whilst checking out the Really Useful Divider Boxes I noticed that they also do a Tower Model and it even came in pretty rainbow coloured drawers. I shopped around a bit and manage to get the 8 Drawer Tower from Dunelm for only 28£ (when they had a 20% off offer):
The Drawer Tower has a measurment of 30cm x 42cm x 95cm (12″ x 17″ x 37″) and each of the 8 drawers can hold 7L each and can fit a A4 Sheet of paper inside it just to give you an idea. It also comes with 4 wheels for added convenience.
With Finn being off a while back due to his Chickenpox I thought it would be a perfect time to start sorting all his LEGO together. Half way through I realised that we have far more than I thought so I decided to make some dividers out of cardboard for each drawer so we can fill it with 2 different colours of bricks:
We dedicated 1 of the Drawers for all the Mini Figures and just to make it easy for us we stuck some 4 by 4 bricks of the colours inside the drawers and Finn did ask me to keep one if the drawers free to hold all of his Back to the Future Lego & Model Car inside which we labeled with a Back to the Future logo:
The Bottom drawer is housing some little builds and some LEGO bases and we also have some of his broken down/half build/half broken bigger sets in some Tidy Books – Sorting Boxes to build again eventually that’s a (big) task for another day!
The Really Useful Drawer Tower holds quite a lot when it comes to LEGO and it looks very colourful in the playroom. So far so good after a week of using it most of the LEGO found its way back into the right drawers after playing and the tidying up process is so much quicker now! And I think the Lego Head tops off the Drawer Tower perfectly too:
The Really Useful Drawer Tower also comes in a thinner version as well as a 11 Drawer Tower too. So far I have seen them in Dunelm, The Range, Hobbycraft & Ryman. It’s probably best to check out all the stores and online to see who has the best offers on right now and you might be able to get it a bit cheaper than the usual price range of £35 up to £39.99 for the above model.
Where do you store your children LEGO Collection? Do you got any tips and tricks for fellow parents to help keep the bricks away from the floor??