How do you store your LEGO? I envy those who can keep their LEGO construction together, but with Clay's little toddler hands, it's almost impossible for a playset to stay in one piece in this house. Since we have no space for keeping our LEGO playsets in their original boxes (we kept the manuals of course), and I do want to encourage Abby (and Clay eventually) to build their own creations, I decided to sort the bricks by colour, and put them in plastic bags to save space. The only problem is that we have to spend ages to look for a tiny brick in a bag, so we are desperately in need for proper storage boxes that Clay can't open without our help.
I always wanted to collect the official LEGO storage boxes, those that are shaped in a brick themselves, or even a LEGO head. Imagine using them to build a giant construction at home! Like a wish come true, STORE, a retailer that sells storage solutions, including a wide range of exclusive official LEGO licensed ones, has offered us an opportunity to review one of their exclusive The LEGO Movie range products. I decided to use this opportunity to review one of the LEGO Giant Storage Brick!
|Right: size comparison with the original 4 knob brick|
|Can hold a lot of LEGO bricks|
We chose The LEGO Movie Giant Storage Brick in medium size (£13.95) as we weren't sure how big they are (I'm not very good at looking at dimensions provided *shame face*). Well, it is pretty big! I think for what we need (a storage that holds 1 to 2 colours each), the 2 dot (knob?) storage bricks with a mix of 1 knob ones would be perfect for us. I'm not complaining about the size though, in fact, we love it! We all think that it looked awesome in our living room! I think that we will use the 4 knob brick to hold the giant pieces we've got, like bases, mini boats and our LEGO dragon!
|Left: Can hold at least 3 times the amount of red bricks we have, and we have a lot of red bricks!|
Apart from them being a bit expensive to collect, the only disappointment we have was that it isn't suitable for tiny pieces of LEGO bricks. There is a fairly big gap inside the storage brick, which allows mini bricks to fall in. Some can fall in quite deep and I had to use something long and thin to remove them. I'm not sure whether the other sizes or the LEGO Brick Head had the same design, but I think the Giant Storage Brick is only suitable for normal to large bricks. You can however buy smaller boxes that has a flat base, such as the LEGO Brick lunchboxes, but that means additional storage is needed, especially if you want to keep the colours apart like me.
Although there is a flaw, I'd still consider collecting the 1 to 2 knob Giant Bricks, after all they are quality storage boxes that are very fancy and Clayton-proof! STORE have a wide range of LEGO storage solutions, including design collection, LEGO Giant Storage Head in Female, Pumpkin and Skeleton, their exclusive The LEGO Movie range (orange is exclusive!) as well as many designs you wouldn't find anywhere else!