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LEGO sorting & storage boxes – new version

by admin on August 10, 2015

in Taking Care of LEGO

Last year I showed you a LEGO sorting and storage system from that I really like (see: New LEGO Storage & Sorting Boxes Review). These sorting and storage boxes are made by Room Copenhagen, a Danish company that has been making storage solutions for LEGO for several years. All of their LEGO related storage systems are sold under the LEGO license and are available directly from LEGO and from LEGO retailers.

LEGO Sorting & Storage 2

The LEGO sorting and storage system I showed you last time came with a storage box (in three different sizes: large, medium, and small), a tray that you could fit inside the storage box to separate out instructions or smaller elements, and a bunch of sorting cups that you could store inside the tray as well. The whole system snugly fit together and closed with a lid. This LEGO sorting and storage system was available in the USA in two styles; LEGO Friends and LEGO Legends of Chima, and there were also a couple of other styles; LEGO Ninjago and LEGO primary colors, that I was never able to locate in the USA.

LEGO Storage Boxes LEGO Friends

There are several reasons I like this LEGO sorting and storage system. The storage bins are large enough to store quite a bit of LEGO, but not too large so it would be heavy or cumbersome to lift them. You can use them to store loose elements or LEGO projects you are working on. The tray on top is great to store instructions booklets and smaller elements, and the cups are excellent for sorting. On the negative side, the system came in colors and styles that did not appeal to adults, and it was sold in a package of three (large, medium and small), so if you wanted to get a different configuration, you had to buy extra packages of three. All in all this was a great LEGO storage and sorting system that incorporated many of the features LEGO fans like. Unfortunately this system is now retired, although you can still find some on the secondary market.

LEGO Sorting & Storage 4

But fear not, Room Copenhagen introduced a new system that is almost the same as the one they just retired, but with an even better design. The size of the large, medium and small boxes is exactly the same as last time (listed below), so if you already own some of the previous system, the new boxes will fit right in. This time the boxes are all in somewhat translucent primary LEGO colors (blue, red and yellow), which would appeal not just to kids but also adult LEGO fans. A huge plus is that now the boxes can be bought separately and you can also pick the colors yourself. So if you want 2 large blue boxes, 3 large red boxes, four 4 medium yellow boxes, you can do that! Basically the whole system is now more flexible to meet individual needs, and you can grow your storage system as your collection grows.

LEGO Sorting & Storage 1

While the LEGO storage boxes are the same as last time, the trays have been redesigned. Instead of a tray with nine removable cups, this time we get a tray with nine compartments. While this makes the system a bit less versatile because you can’t remove the cups, it is more tidy as you only have to deal with one tray instead of a tray and nine cups. I think your preference here will really depend on personal building style. The point is that you can still separate out the small parts, and you could just use a separate box to store instructions booklets. The trays are an opaque white color, instead of the wild colors of the last system, so adult LEGO builders should like this better as well.

LEGO Sorting & Storage 3

The LEGO storage boxes and the trays are all sturdy plastic with a bit of flex to them, so they should not break under normal use. I have been using the previous system for some time now and haven’t had any problems. Here are the dimensions for the three different sizes. Please note that the length and width are the same for all. It is only the depth that is different, so the boxes are fully stackable.

  • Small LEGO storage box measures : 11.6W x 14.72D x 3.3H in. – weight: 2 lbs with storage tray
  • Medium LEGO storage box measures: 11.6W x 14.72D x 6.3H in. – weight: 2.5 lbs with storage tray
  • Large LEGO storage box measures: 11.6W x 14.72D x 9.2H in. – weight: 3 lbs with storage tray

This new LEGO sorting and storage system by Room Copenhagen was recently released so it is just now starting to pop up at retailers. It is not yet listed at the Online LEGO Shop, but I’m pretty sure it will be added soon (you can use the above link to checkย  availability). You can however find it now on Amazon in all three sizes and colors, and also on eBay. Prices are around $15 for the small unit, $17 for the medium unit and $20 for the large unit. Please note that this adds up to be a tad more expensive than the previous 3-packs, however this time we get a sorting tray with each unit, rather than only one per three-pack. Below are the current listings:

โžก BUY LEGO SORTING & STORAGE SYSTEM ON AMAZON

โžก BUY LEGO SORTING & STORAGE SYSTEM ON EBAY

If you have a large LEGO collection and you are mainly free-building, drawer units are still the best for storing loose LEGO elements. However if you are looking for a storage system for LEGO instructions, built LEGO sets, or your own LEGO creations, these storage tubs are excellent. They are also great for separating out LEGO projects you are working on, and the trays are also very useful when you are assembling a large set to separate out parts. Of course you could use generic plastic storage boxes, but it is nice to have them with a uniform look and the LEGO logo. ๐Ÿ™‚

What do you think? How do you like this new LEGO sorting and storage system What system do you use currently? Are you planning to get any of these storage boxes, or do you have them already? Feel free to share your thoughts and your own review below! ๐Ÿ˜‰

And you might also like to check out the Care & Feed of LEGO section for more storage and display ideas or select from the following related posts:

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LegoMaster99 August 10, 2015 at 10:14 AM

I own the blue one because my mom bought it (so she wouldn’t keep stepping on legos! LOL) and i didn’t know it was new!

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admin August 10, 2015 at 10:49 AM

Lucky you! Do you have the sorting tray too?

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LegoMaster99 August 10, 2015 at 8:04 PM

yeah, but my dog chewed it up ๐Ÿ™

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Veynom August 10, 2015 at 12:22 PM

I use the Q-line boxes from Sunware since years for this. Particularly the 22l boxes. It has everything you need and did not wait for that Danish company.

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admin August 10, 2015 at 12:56 PM

Veynom, I’m not familiar with Q-line. Is that a European brand?

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xj550 August 10, 2015 at 1:43 PM
admin August 10, 2015 at 1:51 PM

Thanks! Looks like it is another good solution for our friends over the pond. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Tom August 10, 2015 at 12:55 PM

Personally I use the “really useful” storage boxes available in the UK. Not the cheapest by any means but they range from 0.1L to 144L in size and are near enough indestructible. They are transparent and you can buy inserts should you wish for further sorting. I use these for all normal lego and screw units (the ones with 30-40 removable trays in) for 1×1 elements, tiles and minifig accessories. Whilst not cheap (I’ve probably spent close to ยฃ400/$650 on storage) it does mean I have a very efficient storage solution that is neat tidy and portable. For the less obsessive and those with smaller collections I can see the solution above being more than good enough…

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admin August 10, 2015 at 12:59 PM

Tom, I have been jealous of those Really Useful storage boxes. They look nice and sturdy. I personally use a drawer system for loose elements, but I have also found these Room Copenhagen boxes very useful for large bulk stuff, for MOCs I don’t have room to display, and projects I’m working on. I particularly like the sorting trays.

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xj550 August 10, 2015 at 1:42 PM
xj550 August 10, 2015 at 1:44 PM

Oops. Above comment was reply to wrong thread.

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Derek August 10, 2015 at 12:58 PM

My son and I use a few Stack-On storage compartments, as well as some thin tackle boxes. The tackle boxes are great because they lock and you can turn them upside down, drop them, shake them without a piece being misplaced and adjust the interior space to accommodate your needs. However, when it comes to multi-piece storage and multiple large or small compartments, the Stack-Ons are better, more user friendly and easier to access if you need a piece. The problem with the Stack-Ons is the drawers do not lock, and the back part is not enclosed, so if you kick, drop or knock it over, you’re done. So you have to handle them carefully if you’re keeping them somewhat mobile. The best thing to do is mount them to a wall, which is the intended use. I plan on eventually transferring all of our Lego from the tackle boxes to either Stack-Ons and/or sterlite drawers (for the multiple pieces that need a lot of room).

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admin August 10, 2015 at 1:02 PM

I also use the Stack-On drawers. And yes, they definitely have to be attached to the wall. One thing I find annoying is that if the drawer is getting too full, the pieces in it get stuck on that little lip at the top. I guess it is time for me to buy more…

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Kim August 10, 2015 at 9:40 PM

I have a stack on and I just got this one in the mail http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000LDH3JC?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00 I’ll be interested to see how many of the 64 drawer I will need for all my parts.

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LegoUniverse Bob August 11, 2015 at 6:23 AM

Man, that is one cheap price for such a huge storage wall! ๐Ÿ˜€

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admin August 11, 2015 at 9:44 AM

They will fill up, don’t worry. It is the nature of this hobby. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Atbricks August 11, 2015 at 9:17 AM

Those boxes are very nice but unfortunately very expensive. I want to keep as much money as possible for buying Lego instead of storage. I use a combination of thee small parts storage units attached to the wall and tackle boxes for small and specialized parts. For main bricks and plates I use plastic drawer systems. To divide up the drawers I use 650 ml plastic takeaway containers found in the UK. They are not as nice as the drawer inserts, but dirt cheap. You can get 8-10 for a Pound.

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admin August 11, 2015 at 9:55 AM

Yeah, when you have a very large collection you have to go with what’s practical and sturdy, not necessarily what looks the best. My drawer units are gray, and I wish they were another color to match LEGO better, but they are what they are, and they work. I do have a bunch of the Friends Room Copenhagen boxes as well. I bought them on sale before they sold out. They are still expensive, when you consider they are just plastic boxes, but I’m a girl, and they are were pretty. ๐Ÿ˜€

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