Building Legos is a favorite family activity. They’ve been slowly taking over my house, what with the number of grandparents contributing to the collection during holidays and all. Jake is a fan of the storage method from his childhood: dump everything all together in a big tub and you’ll never be able to make anything by the book again.
But let’s face it, I’m far too crazy to allow that.
Instead, I started to sort the Legos by color so I could rebuild a couple of the cool sets Jonas dropped. Let me tell you: it takes a VERY LONG TIME to find the right piece. So organizing by color was the way to go. I started by separating out the colors most commonly found in the Harry Potter sets on big trays. I put special pieces and mini-figure pieces into bowls.
I was also working on rebuilding sets as I went.
We didn’t eat at the kitchen table for awhile.
We bought small boxes from IKEA for a more permanent storage solution. Jake and the kids helped out too!
Jake got even more intense with it and connected like-size pieces so they’re even easier to find. I also organized the building manuals into a cheap office binder and page protectors.
In-progress build projects are still hanging out on trays so the table can be cleared quickly.
The more colorful pieces are all mixed up in a bigger tub, but we’ll be getting an organizer to go in the tub so we can separate those out too. This organization project (which was much more time consuming than it looks) is making building so much easier! When I’m stressed, organizing like this calms me down a lot.
Next up: rebuilding the rest of the Harry Potter sets for our crazy display case!
This year it’s my goal to complete 52 projects; an average of 1 a week. Projects can be art, crafts, home improvement, tech, gardening, or whatever else my brain ventures into. The point is to MAKE. This is project 19 of 52! Check out the other projects: 1 : Script Art / 2: Striped Scarf / 3: Pillow Covers / 4: Eliza’s Doctor Who Valentines / 5: DIY Periodic Table Mirrors / 6: Band Pin Display / 7: French Monuments with Eliza’s Class / 8: Crystal Nail String Art / 9: Adventures in Dye / 10: Spring Poems / 11: Getting the Garden Going / 12: Le Petite Prince Painting / 13: DIY Cleaning Supplies / 14: Picking Up the Violin Again / 15: Shaving Cream Marbling / 16: Water Marbling / 17: Watercolor Crayon Resisting / 18: Doctor Who Guess Who / 19: Spray Painting My Way to a Fancier Porch / 20: Project Life Stop Motion.