The LEGO Minifig Sort & Store Head was first released back in 2010, and included a couple of sorting trays to separate larger elements from smaller ones. This was achieved by shaking the head and letting the pieces fall through the different size holes on the trays. The LEGO Minifig Sort & Store Head was a great sorting solution for young LEGO fans, who were not yet old enough to organize their LEGO in a more tidy manner. 🙂
There were also two smaller LEGO Minifig Storage Heads, which came in two different sizes and were released the same year. These didn’t include storage trays, but were simply empty jars, shaped like LEGO minifig heads. They could be used for storing both LEGO and non-LEGO items, and thus were popular with both kids and adults. For the next couple of years, LEGO released both the LEGO Minifig Sort & Store Head and the LEGO Minifig Storage Heads with various facial expressions.
The large LEGO Minifig Sort & Store Head was about 12 inches tall and wide, the larger LEGO Minifig Storage Head was 9.4 x 10.6 inches (24 x 27 cm), and the smaller LEGO Minifig Storage Head was 6.3 x 7.6 inches (16 x 19 cm). It is worth noting that the smaller of the two LEGO Minifig Storage Heads stacks perfectly on the popular large LEGO Storage Bricks.
All three versions of the head were manufactured by Room Copenhagen, LEGO’s long-term partner for making official LEGO storage solutions. The heads were widely available for a few years from various retailers and directly from LEGO, and they continued to be popular on the secondary market even after they got retired.
I was recently informed by Room Copenhagen that both sizes of the LEGO Minifig Storage Head are now back in production (the LEGO Minifig Sort & Store Head remains retired), and are available with a male or female smiley face (same designs as in 2010). See: LEGO Storage Heads on Amazon
The LEGO Minifig Storage Heads can be used for storing LEGO pieces, as well as non-LEGO items, or, as you see on the picture, even fruits! Also, as I mentioned above, remember that the smaller of the two heads is compatible with the large LEGO Storage Bricks. This can be very useful if you are already using that system for storing LEGO. You can use the storage heads for some special LEGO parts, or even minifigure parts, to keep them separate from the rest of your collection.
The new stock of LEGO Minifig Storage Heads are available exclusively via Amazon, although later I expect them to be carried by other retailers and LEGO directly as well. The standard price for the larger head is $41.99 (currently on sale on Amazon), and the smaller head is $31.99. See here: LEGO MINIFIG STORAGE HEADS ON AMAZON
If you are a regular reader here, you know that I’m a big fan of the official LEGO storage solutions by Room Copenhagen. The colors and graphics match LEGO’s own perfectly, and the quality is excellent. I plan to get one of the smaller LEGO Minifig Storage Heads, and will write a review when I have it at hand. You can find links to previous review on Room Copenhagen products at the end of this post.
What do you think? How do you like the LEGO Minifig Sort & Store Head and the LEGO Minifig Storage Heads? Do you have any of them already? Would you recommend them to others? Feel free to share your thoughts and own review in the comment section below! 😉
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