Extreme Makeover Lego Edition

I have a love hate relationship with Legos.  I appreciate the fact that they keep my kids entertained for hours.  I love that they use their imagination to build all kinds of things.   But I hate the mess when they are scattered all over the place and I really dislike finding them with my feet.  Some days I feel like my house has been taken over by  Legos.  After we moved into our new house it was obvious that we needed a new Lego station. The boys were using an air hockey table.  It was too big for their new room and with all the Legos spread out no one could play air hockey so it was wasted space.  I am not about to show you the madness underneath the table.

Thankfully one of my friends loves pinterest and she is always finding great ideas.  I was inspired by this post by I am Momma Hear me Roar.  Before I had a chance to change my mind I got all the kids to help me sort out the legos.  I am not going to lie. This process took  several hours and tested my patience.  I tried to look on the bright side so I reminded myself that my 20 month old and 3 year old were practicing their colors.  Once we got the legos sorted I still had to find the right dresser. As luck would have it  my husband found someone that was throwing away this cube.

This would fit so much better in the boys room.  I knew it was meant to be since this cube had 9 openings and we had 9 different colors of Legos.   After researching online I found some bins on Amazon that would fit  the 7 X 7 openings perfectly.  To make this find even better there was a used set of the bins for 10 dollars cheaper.

Last but not least the boys needed the perfect place to build.  They are constantly fighting over space.  Once again my friend found the perfect solution at That’s my Letter…a portable Lego tray.  My wonderful husband agreed to make trays for each of the boys.    We used Lego boards that we already had at home so the trays were inexpensive to make.

I am happy to report that the boys love their new Lego station.  They spend hours in their room playing.  There is no fighting since everyone has their own workspace with the Lego tray.  Now that everything is organized I think all those colorful bricks are pretty cool.

Wonder what the kids will build next?

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