Like many homes, we have a whole lotta Lego here. The kids love it – and to be honest, so do Phil and I! We buy sets, the kids build them, then add to them, and merge their creations and we end up with a mass of Lego bricks in one huge tub. The kids then decides to build something else but can't find all the bricks they need so it gets tipped over the carpet, and somehow in to every room and then something else comes along and it's like a Lego tornado has hit the house. Anyway, I've decided enough is enough and we need to make our Lego more accessible, easier to contain and importantly, simple to create with. I'm not one to put each set back in its box – I like the creativity of the free play. Then I realised that what we really need is a defined Lego area, so I have hunted down some brilliant DIY solutions.
We have mid-sleepers here, but if we didn't, i'd be all over this idea. The under-the-bed Lego table I spotted via the Little Bits of Home is a great win. They create, and then stash away. Best thing about this is you can upcycle pretty much anything with some castor wheels and a little creativity!
Granted, this one takes more work, but A Little of This, A Little of That, breaks it down for you. Basically a wooden table and lipped storage containers and you're off. They've used Ingo from good old Ikea (seriously, where would we be without them?), but you can upcycle any table so worth having a hunt on free sites, selling pages or car boots.
Another brilliant Ikea solution for Master Builders using Trofast. I have seen this a lot on Pinterest (follow us here), and it just so happens with a Trofast here, currently storing all manner of kid clutter, it could be the most ideal Lego solution. I shall be making eyes at the husband this weekend to see if we can do! This image is from The Crafty Juls who has pulled it off brilliantly.
How are you containing your Lego? Let us know in the comments.