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New LEGO desk drawers, magnets & more!

by admin on August 30, 2019

in Taking Care of LEGO

There are some new LEGO storage solutions from Room Copenhagen I wanted to bring to your attention. As you may know from our previous reviews (see links at the end of this post), Room Copenhagen is a Danish company that makes the majority of officially LEGO-branded storage, sorting, and display solutions, as well as lunch boxes, water bottles, and more. Room Copenhagen products are high quality, use the same color-palette as LEGO, and are available in a variety of sizes, shapes, and configurations. So, let’s take a look at what new items they have (as well as talk a bit about some old favorites). 🙂

LEGO STORAGE HEADS: The large LEGO storage heads have been around for many years are popular with both kids and adult LEGO fans alike. They usually come in standard LEGO yellow with classic LEGO face prints, but there are also orange pumpkin and white skeleton heads available for Halloween. This year, the pumpkin head is getting updated printing and is going to be available in two sizes; the smaller pumpkin is 6.3 x 7.6 in (160 x 193 mm), and the larger pumpkin is 9.4 x 10.6 (240 x 268 mm). As far as I can tell, the pumpkin heads are not yet available, but keep an eye on them at the Online LEGO Shop as we get closer to Halloween. They are also going to be sold on Amazon, where you can still find the previous version of the pumpkin head: LEGO STORAGE HEADS ON AMAZON

LEGO STORAGE BRICKS: The 2×2 and 2×4 classic LEGO storage bricks are still available in a rainbow of colors. They are large and sturdy storage containers with lift-off lids that could be used for storing LEGO pieces or other items. All of the storage bricks can be stacked, so you could basically build with them like giant LEGO bricks. The 2×2 brick is 9.8 x 9.8 x 7.1 in (250 x 250 x 180 mm), and the 2×4 brick is 19.7 x 9.8 x 7.1 in (500 x 250 x 180 mm). 1×1, 1×2, and 1×1 round storage bricks are also available. We have reviewed these products previously, so check the links at the end of this post. There is limited color selection of them at the Online LEGO Shop, and a much larger selection on Amazon: LEGO STORAGE BRICKS ON AMAZON

LEGO STORAGE BRICK DRAWERS: This version of the storage bricks was first released a couple of years ago in limited colors, and are now available in a lot larger color variety. They are the same size as the LEGO storage bricks mentioned above, and are fully compatible as well as stackable. The storage bricks having drawers makes them a lot more practical as a storage solution even for adult LEGO fans. The storage brick drawers come in 2×2 and 2×4 configuration. The 2×2 brick has one drawer, and the 2×4 comes with two drawers. There is a limited selection of them at the Online LEGO Shop, and a much larger selection on Amazon: LEGO STORAGE BRICK DRAWERS ON AMAZON

LEGO DESK DRAWERS: This is a new item that was just recently released. It is a smaller version of the LEGO storage brick drawers, perfectly sized for desk organization. The desk drawers come in two sizes. The 2×2 brick is 6.2 x 6.2 x 4.4 in (158 x 158 x 113 mm) and the 2×4 brick is 12.4 x 6.2 x 4.4 in (316 x 158 x 113 mm). Both configurations have only one drawer. The LEGO desk drawers are stackable, but because of their smaller scale, they are not compatible with the standard size storage bricks and storage brick drawers. Basically, this is a separate stackable storage system that is more suitable for desk organization and for storing smaller items. The desk drawers are only available in red and blue right now, with other colors coming sometime in the future. You can purchase them at the Online LEGO Shop, or from Amazon: LEGO DESK DRAWERS ON AMAZON

LEGO WALL HANGERS & MAGNETS: A couple of other interesting items by Room Copenhagen are the LEGO wall hanger set and magnet set shaped like oversized LEGO studs. The magnet set is not yet available, but it includes an oversized 1×1 round plate and a 1×1 square plate (see picture below). The wall hanger set contains three different size and color 1×1 round plates. Colors available are gray-scale, pastels, and primary colors. The sizes available in each set are 3.7 + 3.09 + 1.85 in (94 + 78.5 + 47 mm). You can use these studs as coat hangers or as a fun and playful wall decoration. The yellow, red, blue combo is available at the Online LEGO Shop, the other two color combinations are available on Amazon: LEGO WALL HANGERS ON AMAZON

I’m a big fan of the LEGO-branded sorting and storage solutions by Room Copenhagen and use them almost exclusively for all my LEGO sorting and storage needs. They are kind of on the expensive side, but they are high quality, can store a lot of pieces, and I love how they match LEGO’s own style and colors. You may just consider getting a couple of them to sort and store your specialty LEGO elements, then, if you like them, get some more when they go on sale.

One thing to note is that when you purchase the LEGO storage bricks directly from LEGO, through Amazon, or another retailer, always double check the name of the product and the product size. As mentioned above, the traditional storage bricks (lift-off lid and drawers) and the new desk drawers are a different scale and thus cannot be stacked on each other. In addition, there is an even smaller storage brick scale called the Mini Box. This is in the LEGO lunch box series and includes the 2×2 Mini Box, sized 1.8 x 1.8 x 1.7 in (46 x 46 x 43 mm), and the 2×4 Mini Box sized 1.8 x 3.6 x 1.7 in (46 x 92 x 43 mm). On pictures, all these different storage bricks look very similar, so it’s important to double check the descriptions.

What do you think? Do you have any of the LEGO-branded LEGO storage bricks, minifigure displays, or other sorting and storage solutions? How do you like them? Or, are you thinking about giving them a try? What is your own favorite sorting, storage, and display solution? Feel free to share and discuss in the comment section below! 😉

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FrenchToast August 30, 2019 at 1:37 PM

Ohhh, I like the smaller drawers! I shied away from the bigger one due to available space, but the smaller ones are just right. I think I will get a couple and see how they work.

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hushpuppy August 30, 2019 at 2:01 PM

I wish they were a bit cheaper. I would buy those drawers in a heartbeat.

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Rob August 30, 2019 at 2:02 PM

Looks like some fun stuff going there. I’ve seen that magnet set I think on Amazon, and I’m pretty sure I’ve also seen those large boxes with drawers… somewhere. 😀

Your article reminded me of the deal between Lego and Ikea and according to this article the item will be under the group name of BYGGLEK (Gotta love those Ikea names!) and will be out sometime next year, 2020.

https://newsroom.inter.ikea.com/news/ikea-and-lego-group-to-introduce-bygglek-for-more–yes–to-play/s/dbb23e88-f361-4e45-9181-dec31ec4904f

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Håkan August 30, 2019 at 5:59 PM

Hmmm, ‘Bygglek’ is Swedish for ‘Build-Play’.

I guess the IPA pronunciation would be roughly [bʏg’leːk], although neither the short y-sound or the long e-sound really exists in most native English dialects.

There are free buses running from central Stockholm to the outskirts Ikea store, so if this turns out interesting I might take a daytrip to check it out. Some years ago when I went to buy a storage box (like Skubb or something similar…) the bus broke down on my way home and I had to wait for a replacement or pay for my way back home. Luckily it was in the summertime, so at least the weather was quite good…

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Rob August 30, 2019 at 7:20 PM

Ikea, HQ in Sweden using Swedish names for the products they sell. Well… that makes perfect sense! Thanks for the heads up. 😉

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Håkan August 31, 2019 at 5:22 AM

A lot of it is Swedish, but I guess some of the products’ names are derived from proper names and such.

There’s a short listing here, although it might be a bit outdated.

http://mentalfloss.com/article/17565/ikea-naming-conventions

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admin September 2, 2019 at 3:22 PM

I’m really curious to see what Bygglek is going to look like. I can’t really imagine it right now. 😀

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