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LEGO Minifig Storage Heads are back!

by admin on December 28, 2017

in Taking Care of LEGO

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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Hayato December 28, 2017 at 2:23 PM

I like these storage heads, but they are a bit expensive for what is basically an empty jar. But still, having at least one is nice.

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FrenchToast December 28, 2017 at 2:32 PM

So to be clear, the larger one is not compatible with the storage bricks?

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Håkan December 28, 2017 at 3:41 PM

I guess it theoretically could be placed on top of one stud, but it’s too large to have a tight fit…

(It’s a bit hard to make out from the picture…)

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admin December 28, 2017 at 3:46 PM

As I mention in the article, the smaller head is made to fit the studs on the LEGO storage bricks. However, the larger head is a completely different scale and is not compatible with the storage bricks.

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Tony December 28, 2017 at 3:08 PM

May get one of these for the office. Just for fun.

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admin December 28, 2017 at 3:49 PM

Yeah, they make fun office decorations! 😀

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brickhead December 28, 2017 at 4:45 PM

Neat. My head is released again! 😀

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Håkan December 28, 2017 at 5:10 PM

I know that feeling!

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admin December 28, 2017 at 5:26 PM

What??? 🙄

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Legostuff71 December 28, 2017 at 4:47 PM

Take it to work and say” sorry I’m late , but, I almost lost my head. ” Lol or a boo hiss?

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Håkan December 28, 2017 at 5:11 PM

It’s on situations like those, you’d wish you’ve carried around a roll drum…

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admin December 28, 2017 at 5:26 PM

You guys are all getting silly. 😀

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TomTom December 28, 2017 at 5:21 PM

I hope some of the other designs come back too. I liked the pumpkin. 😀

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admin December 28, 2017 at 5:27 PM

The original one is still available on Amazon. Here is the link: http://amzn.to/2zHDwJT

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Laurie December 28, 2017 at 11:15 PM

Got a large Lego head storage container complete for 4.00 at thrift store…

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admin December 29, 2017 at 11:38 AM

Nice find! 😀

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