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How to Store Your LEGO Bricks for Quick & Easy Building
In case you want to sort and store your LEGOs, here is an idea how to do it.
I usually had my LEGOs stored is a large sideboard in several boxes. That meant: Every time I wanted to build something, I had o take them out, put them somewhere and put them back afterwards.
A few days ago we discovered a Mandal headboard at the IKEA "As is" section for 20€ and bought it. We didn't know what to do with it, but later that day I found a large binder clip on my desk.
So I found an easy way to hang something on the headboard. Most of my LEGO was currently stored in IKEA Glis boxes.
So the idea of a LEGO workspace was born: Put the headboard on the wall and hang the boxes (24 per headboard) with binder clips.
Here is where I placed it: At the end of my desk, so there is a clear distinction between building space and office space.
Mount the headboard on the wall first (as described in the manual).
Starting after 4cm, attach a pair of binder clips with a distance of 22cm, then 8cm, then 22cm again... Do that in every 4th row.
Remove the hinged covers from the boxes using a handle from the binder clips to push out the pins holding the cover.
Here is a video on how easy it is to remove the hinged cover.
To attach the binder clip to the box you need to bend one of the handles, attach it to the box, then bend it back again. Twice per box.
This is a video of how easy and fast it is to bend the binder clips.
Yes, you have to do this with every box, no exceptions.
In case you have no bending unit at home, a screw clamp will be great help for bending the handles.
There are two ways you can hang the boxes. The left one has a small advantage.
Hanging the box using the top handle, you'll be able to adjust the height using to lower handle.
This is how to bend the adjustment-handle.
Here you see the difference with and without height adjustment.
Ready to Build!
Whenever you're not building with your LEGOs, you can put the cover back on.
A clear distinction of office & LEGO space
With a lot of light from above
The boxes have variable compartments, which is great for LEGO.
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I'm an IT-Consultant by day, but at night (and on weekends) I become a biker, IKEAhacker and LEGO-enthusiast.