As we mentioned at the beginning of the month, the BYGGLEK collection that was developed in partnership between the LEGO Group and IKEA is now available. These new play and storage boxes have been enthusiastically embraced by the LEGO fan community. So much so that even LEGO and IKEA designers who worked on the product line are amazed by the creative ways fans have been using the BYGGLEK boxes. Below, I will highlight some of my favorites.
BYGGLEK products have standard LEGO studs on top, so you can decorate them in all kinds of ways. Below is a simple but lovely decorative box paired with a decorated LEGO mug from misstapcat.
Here is a more elaborate decorative box with a beautiful sunflower mosaic by SuzEaton that doubles as storage box for seed packets.
Instead of storing seeds, LEGO fan Maria Kalaoglou is using her BYGGLEK for tea bags with a nicely matching decorative lid.
And how about storing other household and hobby items? Creative LEGO fan thelegovet stores yarn in her BYGGLEK.
LEGO fan Milan Sekiz stacked the different size BYGGLEK boxes to make a cake with hidden compartments inside.
Dave Kaleta reimagined his BYGGLEK box as a countertop planter box with grow light and brick-built plants.
BYGGLEK boxes are stackable and can be fully integrated into the LEGO building system. LEGO Fjotten turned them into a lovely beach house.
This pretty Greek residence with white walls, blue windows and roofs, and a beautiful flowering tree was build by LEGO fan bricksized. You can’t even tell where the BYGGLEK boxes and the regular LEGO pieces begin!
Yet another house is by lego_fun, who took full advantage of the stackability of BYGGLEK with a multistory home.
The following display model by iamarchitectt was built in the style of the LEGO Architecture series and inspired by real structures, all set up top of a BYGGLEK box.
If you’re a LEGO Space fan, there is nothing to stop you from turning BYGGLEK boxes into space stations. This BYGGLEK Blacktron Base was built by LEGO fan Kalais.
The Ikea boxes can also be used as a platform for larger LEGO displays, like this Super Mario course by jaime.verweij1.
Although the BYGGLEK boxes originally seemed a little too plain and unassuming, this is actually an advantage, as they don’t get in the way of creativity. You can reimagine them and decorate them any way you want. If you would like to see more BYGGLEK creations, search Instagram, Flickr, and Google Images for ideas. And if you’re interested to build with your own BYGGLEK, they are now available at IKEA stores and the IKEA website, and they are starting to show up on Amazon as well.
What do you think? How do you like the BYGGLEK boxes and these BYGGLEK creations? Do they give you some ideas for your own projects? What would you build? Or how else would you use BYGGLEK? Feel free to share and discuss in the comment section below!
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