My son discovered Legos around his fifth birthday. A few months later, it looked like the Lego factory exploded in my living room. He’s great at building everything from spaceships to farmhouses, but not very diligent about picking up when he’s finished. His favorite Legos are the minifigures, so I’m constantly picking up tiny Lego heads, Lego arms, and Lego legs. We also have a cat who carries off the Legos, thus making an even bigger mess!
Box4Blox is a unique product that attempts to help parents of young Lego fans keep their building supplies in order. The design is very simple. The trays stack together to form one giant box. Each colored tray has holes in it, with the yellow being the biggest and the red being the smallest. Put the green lid on the bottom, then stack the trays from smallest holes to largest holes. Pour your child’s Legos on top, then shake gently to sort the Legos by size.
I had originally intended for Box4Blox to be our main storage container for Legos, but soon realized my son had too many Legos for that to be a practical solution. Currently, we have large buckets for each size of Lego piece and a space for him to store his “in progress” designs. Periodically, I disassemble the creations and use Box4Blox to sort them back into order. It’s not one of my favorite household tasks, but it’s the only way I’ve found to keep the Lego invasion under control.
Does your child play with Legos? If so, what products do you use to keep the blocks organized?
photo credit: Box4Blox