Then one bright November morning I saw this lovely low cost Lego organizing system in Family Fun Magazine.
It took two adults sorting and one kid kinda sorting kinda building 4 HOURS to turn that pile into these six neat drawers. I have to admit it has been a long time since we sat down as a family without the TV on and just talking working on a project together. I loved every minute of it.Christmas was mere days away so I only had a $25 budget for this entire project. So the next day I made my supply list and headed for the stores.
|Project Materials||Qty Needed||Price Per||Total Cost||Actual Cost|
|Neon Green Duck Tape||3||$6.00||$18.00||$6.00|
|Lego 15 X 15 base plates||2||$15.00||$30.00||$0.00||We owned multiple green base plates with fit.|
|Sterilite 4 Drawer Storage Cart||3||$25.00||$75.00||$0.00||We already had them.|
|Industrial Strength Velcro||3||$4.00||$12.00||$4.00||Coupons!|
|Plastic Drawer Dividers||8||$5.00||$40.00||$0.00||I made my own with leftover presentation board and Duck tape.|
|2” Thick Presentation Boards||2||$7.00||$14.00||$7.00||(The original designed called for wooden board but we thought thick sterofoam was a better solution saving time and money. If it didn't work we could always go back later and get a board.)|
We were blessed with lots of new Legos that needed a home so we got right to work to keep the sorted Legos in their new proper homes. In order to get this into his room we did a complete room re-organization. We moved shelves, rebuilt beds and brought in new bedding. Once Ironhide saw the work space he just help to build there was no more design time he had to build. He said “It's like a home make over show!”
We still have to label the drawers (he didn't like the Duck tape plan) but we have one happy kid. He has been at this station everyday since it was built. He even completed a set that had missing pieces because now all he had to do is look in the color drawer.His birthday is coming soon so we may end up expanding the work surface.This was a blast to do and gives him a creative space.