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Chanel Nine is currently airing the third season of its hit family entertainment winner, LEGO Masters and the clever creations of the contestants are inspiring LEGO builders – young and old – to get out the bricks and get building.
Hosted by comedian Hamish Blake, LEGO Masters sees eight teams battle it out each week in a series of gravity-defying challenges, in the quest to be crowned the show’s winners – and take home a whopping $100,000 in prize money! No wonder kids are loving LEGO right now.
But we don’t all have a Brick Pit – the room full of 1.3 million pieces of neatly stored LEGO where the contestants go to pick out the elements they require – to keep the bricks neat and tidy at our places, do we?
LEGO is such a great toy for inspiring imaginative play. Kids use their creativity to explore symmetry, balance, stability, shapes, and sizes as they build, brick by brick … but it truly can get everywhere!
The clever LEGO storage hacks in the gallery below will help keep any little builders brick collection under control.
LEGO Masters airs on Channel Nine on Sunday nights at 7pm, then Monday and Tuesday nights at 7.30pm.
WATCH: LEGO storage hacks from LEGO Masters, Ryan ‘The BrickMan’ McNaught. Gallery begins after video …
Drawstring playmats are a game changer
Thread a drawstring through a sheet, or buy a ready-made one like this one from HipKids and encourage your little one to do all their brickwork on the mat.
Once done it’s a simple matter of gathering the drawstring together to turn the mat into a pouch and voila! What LEGO?
Shoe storage is handy for many more things than shoes!
Not only does a clear shoe storage bag make a great organiser for shoes, jewels and cosmetics, the clear pouches are ideal for little hands to reach into and pull out the LEGO brick they’re looking for.
Ice, ice baby!
For very young children, giving them access to an entire brick collection can end in chaos.
Ice cube trays make a perfect solution for allocating them just what they need to get their build on.
You really can’t beat a drawer and table combo
Kmart, Big W, IKEA … the homewares section of your favourite department store are a storage ideas bonanza.
Setting up an area with storage drawers and tables dedicating to LEGO only is a clever way to keep bricks contained.
Buckets and baskets allow easy access for little fingers
Hanging buckets and baskets – like the ones pictured from IKEA – allow easy separation of brick colour and type and their wide openings are perfect for little hands to pull LEGO out of, and throw LEGO back into at clean up time.
Sourcing a variety of clear plastic containers with lids is an affordable way to keep LEGO bricks under control. Hit up your local op shop, junk store or your favourite department store and build a collection that will fit into a bookshelf.
Using clear containers allows your little one to grab the container they need without pulling every single one out.
Storage drawers are a great investment
I purchased a flatpack assembly of drawers over 15 years ago that has has seen me through the craft years, the LEGO years and is now being used for the makeup years!
Finding a sturdy drawer storage system will come in handy for keeping so much more than LEGO tidy over the years.
Hit up the hardware department
Tool and tackle boxes make a perfect storage solution for LEGO bits and pieces. At the end of a build session, simply snap the lid shut and slide it away.
WATCH: Hamish Blake on Lego Masters