Sunday, November 10, 2013

The Evolution

Lego Room 2011: Mostly for display purposes. It wasn't as functional as I would have liked but our collection was fairly small back then. Full write up here.

LEGO Room

Lego Room 2012 (May): Lots more space and I loved those floating shelves. Full write up here.

Lego Room Updated

Lego Room 2012 (Nov): Had to say goodbye to the floating shelves (and the green velvet chair) because I needed the wall space. Sadly, function over form.

Lego Room 11/4/12

Lego Room 2013: Switched to the larger Artbin containers to reduce the amount of wasted space on the bookshelves.

There is probably an additional 200lbs of Lego on these shelves since the previous photo.

Lego Room 2013

Lego Room 2013

The Minifigure Display wall. I've put together instructions on how to build your own cases.

Lego Minifigure Display Wall: 99% full

And what's a Lego room without a Dark Lord of the Sith?

Lego Room Mascot

14 comments:

  1. We love your lego room. I show your lego room to my boys (8 and 6), they said: "since she is living in portland oregon, Daddy, can you ask her to have " A lego open house" so that we can learn how to organize our lego like her? :)

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    1. That is both hilarious and adorable! And just so you know, I also have requests from adults asking for a "Lego Open House!" :)

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    2. What kind of plastic bins and boxes do you use to organize your lego?

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    3. hi Mai,

      I use a variety of bins but currently, I'm transitioning everything into the large Art Bin containers.

      You can find a review of the different storage options here:

      http://nubcakes.blogspot.com/2012/01/yes-im-reviewing-bins.html

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  2. Well, you should have a lego open house especially for parents with kids who are addicted into Lego just like you guys. If you do, can we (rsvp 3 spots) be the first one in line :). At home, my kids and I , we named you guys the "Lego Couple". Children are so innocent. The conversation between me and my kids will crack you up. I told BJ that the "Lego Couple" does not have children. My eldest son asked me, "why didn't they have kids Daddy?" Before I can think the appropriated answer to JC, my (youngest son) BC said" They don't have kids because if they have kids, the kids will mess up their lego room, and they could not have all the legos to themselves to play because they have to share with their kids, right Daddy? " :)

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    1. That is the most perfect thing I've ever heard! LOL. Absolutely, you can let them know it's really hard to share Lego...even for adults!

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  3. Just came across your blog while searching for Lego Organization ideas. Your Lego Room is amazing! Right now my collection is fairly well organized but it's all in or dinning room - much to my husbands dismay. What types of boxes do you use?

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    1. Thanks Nisa!

      I use a variety of boxes depending on what I'm storing. I tend to use the larger shoe bins for whole sets and then different Plano and Rimax storage containers. I have a write up and review of the different storage options here:

      http://nubcakes.blogspot.com/2012/01/yes-im-reviewing-bins.html

      Right now though, the super size Art Bin containers are what I use to hold all of my bulk Lego. They're the perfect size for my Billy bookcases - no wasted space!

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  4. Hi Toki

    I'm looking at picking up some Art Bins since I also have the 15" Billy Bookcases. I live in Canada, and travel to the US often. Is there a specific store in the USA that you buy the art bins from where they come out cheaper than amazon.com?

    Thanks
    Billy

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    1. hi Billy - sorry for the delay in answering. I buy all of my Artbin containers from Joanns which is a US based national craft/hobby store. I signed up for their emails and get coupons regularly so every single container I've bought was for at least 50% off.

      For example:

      http://www.joann.com/-artbin-super-satchel-slim-compartment-box-9101ab/8299059.html#q=artbin&start=10

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  5. As someone (an adult) who's just rekindled his love of Lego, I can't be anything but jealous of your collection and room.

    Question:
    Are the two ships (in the Lego Room 2012 - May image) official Lego sets?

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    1. The two ships are indeed official Lego sets from Pirates of the Caribbean line and they are lovely. Unfortunately, they are both retired so they'll be a bit harder to come by.

      The Black Pearl: http://shop.lego.com/en-US/The-Black-Pearl-4184

      And the red one is Queen Anne's Revenge: http://shop.lego.com/en-US/Queen-Anne-s-Revenge-4195

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  6. You have an amazing blog, I have added a link to this on my blog.
    http://paulstechnic.blogspot.com.au/

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