How do you store LEGOs? We’ve got a brand new answer.

Once my kids were past the put-everything-in-their-mouth, choking-hazard stage of development, their toys seemed to instantly shrink. And multiply. I was faced with pieces and parts and tiny shoes everywhere.

I’ve kept most of the toys organized using bins, boxes and tubs, but now there’s an entirely different storage system for their most vast collections.

Using the same basic design for a storage bag that was passed down from her grandmother, mom Sarah Kirk has created the Swoop Bag to take care of those collections of tiny toys that seem to breed. With bright modern colors and American-made of strong cotton canvas, this 44″ diameter sack holds a lot of toys–our entire LEGO collection or even a whole train yard of track.

Swoop Bags

Once the toys are inside the bag, just grab the nylon cords and “swoop” it up into a Santa-like sack which can then be tossed in a corner or hung on a hook up and out of the way. It can even go into a larger toy box and not spill everything all over the place. When the bag is opened, it goes pretty flat which means kids can spread their LEGOS all around it and see almost everything in front of them–no more let’s dump the tub upside down to see what is at the bottom.

It’s such a simple concept I’m sure some crafty moms will make one themselves. But alas, I can’t figure out how to thread my bobbin, so I’m thrilled that someone else has done it for me. -Christina

Check out the new Swoop Bag at their website

Congratulations to Hallie M. for winning the Swoop giveaway!


Senior Associate Editor Christina Refford loves homeschooling, running, cool kids’ music, and coffee. Not in that order.


  • Reply June 13, 2011


    My kids would love a Fire Engine Swoop. What an awesome idea for the boys projects!

  • Reply June 14, 2011


    We use the under-the-bed rolling storage containers. My kids have FILLED one of those, with more in a smaller container in the other child’s room.

  • Reply June 4, 2012

    Karen Chatters

    My mom bought this about, gulp, 35 years ago and still uses it to this day. It’s awesome.

  • Reply June 13, 2012

    Sabrina D.

    My daughter would LOVE this…in fact we could probably use several!

  • Reply June 13, 2012


    These are fantastic! My kids are almost old enough for Legos much to my husband’s delight and this is possibly the best storage method that I’ve ever seen.

  • Reply June 14, 2012

    Carol S.

    This idea is sheer genius! I’m tired of plastic boxes that break, look ugly, and just plain don’t work! These Swoopbags look so sturdy, are huge in size, and come in terrific colors. These would be great for all types of collections, plus stuffed animals, and anything else you’re tired of chasing throughout the house! I would use at least several of these. I especially appreciate that the whole bag doesn’t have to be turned upside down to find the toys or other items. Fabulous for any mother’s sanity!

  • Reply June 19, 2012


    wow – we had this exact bag when I was a kid, for my brother’s legos. But my grandmother hand made it for him. If only there were etsy in the 1970’s, should would have been a millionaire.

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