LEGO storage that kids won’t forget to use

LEGO is, in my mind, the quintessential building toy of childhood. I played with it when I was little; both of my kids–their ages in double digits–still love to build with it. The problem, of course, is that no matter what LEGO storage solutions I come up with, there seems to always be a stray brick or ten on the floor, waiting to skewer my foot.

While this BOX4BLOX LEGO organizer hasn’t solved all of my LEGO woes, it’s gone a long way towards keeping the mess contained, and I’ll tell you why: It’s the only storage system that sorts the pieces without any work on your kid’s part. Really.

Just stack the four trays in order of hole size as shown (the smallest grate on the bottom, the largest one on top) and then load stray pieces into the top at will. A gentle shake (or stir, if you prefer) and voila–the smallest pieces hit the green tray, the next-smallest nestle in the red tray, the bigger blocks in the blue, and the biggest in the yellow. You’ve cleaned up and magically organized it so that you can unstack the trays and find everything you need the next time you come to build.

Although invented by a couple of parents in New Zealand, it’s made here in America and holds up to 1700 bricks at a time. But the very best part? My kids actually use it. Hallelujah! -Mir

You can buy BOX4BLOX LEGO storage directly from the company website or from our affiliate, Amazon.

Mir Kamin is a prolific writer, the author of the popular blogs Woulda Shoulda and WantNot.net, and a former contributor to Cool Mom Picks and Cool Mom Tech.

4 Comments

  • Reply January 26, 2011

    Dana

    I was just trying to remember where I saw this! I’m buying it today – thanks for the reminder!

  • Reply January 26, 2011

    Donna Perugini

    My bare feet thank you!
    Found you on my Twitter feed…nice to really meet you!!

  • Reply January 26, 2011

    Tyler

    We tried one of these, but its still hard to get the kids to pick up all the Lego off the floor and then put it into sorter, good in theory but good luck.

    We found these since, they are called a GoGoSac’s which work well, they are a Lego play mat that converts into a toy storage sack, they are brillant and we now have 3. They are made by GoGo&Co who produce them.

    It has saved so many yelling matches in our house when clean-up time comes.

    From a Lego Lover with my kids…Tyler

  • Reply January 27, 2011

    Aimee

    I bought one of these for my boys for Christmas and so far so good. It has really helped in keeping all of the Legos together in one place and off the floor. It would be perfect if it were made of something a bit more durable …like Green Toys mad of recycled milk jugs.

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