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LEGO storage & display by Brick Innovations

by admin on September 12, 2016

in Taking Care of LEGO

Today I wanted to share with you an interesting LEGO-related project that just launched on Kickstarter, featuring LEGO-themed building tables that also double as storage units, as well as a couple of display solutions for LEGO sets and minifigures. I have been in touch with Travis, the creator of the project, and thought that his ideas looked well thought out, and solidly designed. You can read more about the project and the campaign below. 🙂

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Brick Innovations began with Travis always getting stuck looking for those hard-to-find LEGO bricks when building with his three children. After staring at bricks long enough for his eyes to go fuzzy, he started designing products to make his LEGO brick searches easier. The rest kind of just snowballed from there. A mutual friend introduced Travis and Phil (Phillip Miller Furniture), as they both share an affinity for designing brick-themed products. And since Kickstarter is all about collaboration, they joined forces to bring their unique products to other LEGO fans.

Brick Innovations introduces their entire product-line in the Kickstarter campaign, including two building tables with built-in storage-drawers, a display-cabinet for LEGO sets and custom creations, display-shelves for minifigures and smaller models, as well as colorful LEGO knobs that can be attached to other furniture pieces.

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The Brick Boss Table brings function to the forefront by combining all the advantages of a LEGO build table, brick storage solution, and brick sorting into a single piece of furniture. The Brick Boss Table is unlike other bin-based brick storage options in that there is no need to dig or dump out all the bricks to find the ones that you need. The Brick Boss Table is equipped with four extra-large drawers that were designed to be shallow, allowing all the bricks to be seen at once. It’s as if you dumped all your LEGO bricks out onto a giant bedsheet to make pieces easier to find, but without all the mess. The table is 37 1/8 inches wide, 18 inches deep, 24 inches tall, and comes with 4 extra-large drawers to comfortably fit 20,000+ LEGO bricks. Each removable drawer is equipped with bright colored LEGO compatible drawer knobs, and can be divided further with removable drawer dividers (8 dividers are included to create up to 12 separate compartments). The top provides 4 1/2 square feet of building space.

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There is also The Brick Boss Table Executive Edition, with extensions on both sides of the same storage unit, to provide almost twice the building-space as the original table. It is 69 1/8 inches wide, 18 inches deep, and 24 inches tall, and is better equipped to work with chairs. Please note that chairs are not included with the table, however some Ikea chairs were added for the picture to show compatibility.

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The Brick Showcase Cabinet allows you to display all your awesome LEGO creations and keep your hard work out of the reach of destructive younger siblings and safe from other pilfering fingers. The cabinet is 48 inches tall, 24 inches wide, 18 inches deep, and comes with 4 slide-out drawers to provide easy access to your LEGO creations.

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The Minifigure Shelf by Philip Miller Furniture allows you to display your minifigures or small LEGO creations on a wall. Each shelf is a simple and elegant wooden bar with a strip of genuine LEGO plates embedded to provide attachment points. The shelves are wide enough to fit 16 minifigures (which is important if you are collecting the LEGO Collectible Minifigure Series). Each shelf is 18 inches long, 2 inches wide, 2 inches tall, and comes with all hardware included for hanging on a wall.

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The last product featured in the campaign are the Brick Knobs, which can transform any chest-of-drawers, closet, bathroom or kitchen drawer, LEGO/train table, or any of your craft projects, and make them more LEGO themed. Brick Knobs are 1 inch diameter and 1 1/4 inches tall. They are injection-moulded over a brass insert to increase installed strength. Below is a video with more details.

If you like any of these LEGO tables and display solutions, and would like to support the project, you can choose from a variety pledge-levels and backer-rewards. If the fundraiser is successful, the first products should be available by the end of the year. For more details check the campaign page here: BRICK BOSS TABLE KICKSTARTER PROJECT

So what do you think? How do you like these LEGO furniture pieces? Would you be interested in using any of them? Are there any thoughts or suggestions that you would have for the creators? Feel free to share in the comment section below! 😉

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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

brickmaster September 12, 2016 at 11:48 AM

Can the tables stack? If they do, they could be useful for adults too as an expandable storage solution. Without that flexibility, I’m afraid that it is limited to kids. The display shelves are also nice, but again, I don’t see how they could expand. I prefer shelving that is more flexible (adjustable shelf height, debth, etc.)

I like the minifig shelves the most, as they seem to be very flexible. You can basically fix as many or as few as you want, in any configuration. Nice idas overall, and I’m sure someone will like them. Why is their goal so low?

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Håkan September 12, 2016 at 3:44 PM

Stacking? It doesn’t look like a stable solution, unless they’d be enclosed by other shelves. Not sure if that might be too heavy, and stress the lower tables, as well.

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admin September 12, 2016 at 4:14 PM

Yeah, I’m thinking also that they are not meant for stacking, or at least it wasn’t part of the original plan. I see though what brickmaster is saying; most adults would need more than one of these tables to use for storage, and stacking the tables would be more space efficient.

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admin September 12, 2016 at 4:11 PM

They don’t appear to be stackable out of the box. Look at the lip at the edge of the table top. Of course they could probably be customized, if you want to get adventurous. 🙂

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Håkan September 13, 2016 at 3:26 PM

And now there’s also a review up at Brickset.

http://brickset.com/article/23482/review-brick-boss-table

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admin September 13, 2016 at 4:15 PM

Yeah, I think Travis contacted five or six websites/bloggers to get the word out. Smart strategy…

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Brick Innovations Guy September 13, 2016 at 6:29 PM

Nope. Sorry, they do not stack.

Funny you should propose that though! I originally conceived of the Brick BOSS Table after getting lost with my kids in the L.A. Natural History Museum. We ended up in a room that I don’t think we were supposed to be in where all the walls were lined with these:

http://tinyurl.com/h9t5wjs

I did what any sensible person would do knowing that I was probably somewhere I shouldn’t be… I started opening all the drawers to see what were inside. Turns out there were just bugs that all seem to have died in tiny sword fighting accidents. But a few days later I realized that was the exact cabinet I wanted for LEGO storage and organization!

Brickmaster, if you start a Kickstarter campaign to hire a entymology grad student to organize your LEGO collection I’ll totally become a backer! I can just see it now… it’s a beautiful sight:

http://tinyurl.com/h6od6jm

Cheers!

Travis
http://www.BrickInnovations.com

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admin September 13, 2016 at 8:35 PM

Oh, wow! Beautiful cabinets! And what a great story! 😀

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