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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 check 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:
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. 🙂
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! 😉
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