Saturday, March 24, 2012

Our LEGO Room, Part 1

This is the first post taking you behind the scenes & into our LEGO room.  When your LEGO "hobby" moves into the LEGO "fanatic" and the LEGO "obsessive" phases, you have to have decent organizational skills to keep from winding up as the main feature on an episode of Hoarders :).

Fact:  We have a lot of LEGOs.  This is the result of roughly 20 years of collecting.  With a 7-year-old boy to use as an excuse, our collection has hit a rapid growth phase.  I thought you might like to see how we manage it.  I enjoy reading other posts about how other people store their LEGOs, and hope you'll enjoy finding out about our system.

Our LEGO room is located in the basement of our house.  I have a lot of pictures to share, so I've broken things up into separate posts.  Part 1 is going to feature one wall of our LEGO room.  By the time we get to Part 4, you will have taken the complete tour.

First are a few overview shots.  Most of our collection is stored in plastic drawer storage units of all different shapes and sizes.  They are manufactured by Iris.

We put two 6-foot folding tables next to each other to create one large, squarish building surface in the middle of the room.

And now some close-ups showing the nitty-gritty.  Actually, nothing is gritty.  We're very particular about taking good care of our LEGOs.  The first shot shows some of our nice large drawer units.  They're wide and pretty deep and good for holding big things.

On top, we've perched a couple of small drawer units to hold tiny things.

At the end of the line we put in this desk which gives a little more display space and allows for some short drawer units to be stored underneath.  I love the Death Star sets, but man, are they difficult to display.  They take up a ton of space, and you don't want to put them where an excited kid might knock them down!

So I hope you've enjoyed Part 1 of this four-part series.  I will aim to keep posting every 2 days until your tour is complete, so be sure to bookmark us and check back.  We also would love to hear from you - feel free to click on the About Us link to grab our email address and say hi!

Updated to Add:  Part 2 is now posted.  Click here to read the next installment.

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