During the holiday season, I was at Michael's getting some supplies for Ben's classroom party when I spotted this guy, which just happened to be the deal of the day--50% off. I snatched it up thinking it would be great for Lego sorting. I can't remember the exact price but it was around $25 on sale. I'd been looking at other options at Ikea, and this was much cheaper than those units.
More than a few times, this has come in handy as Ben searches for a specific piece, and can now just sort through a small group rather than the entire huge pile. And let's be honest, it is usually mommy who is called in to help, so this is a big win for me too!
I let Ben choose which colors went in which slots and how to group them. He did a great job and it has been working like a charm!
It even rolls around, so if he wants to build elsewhere than the playroom, he can. Though since the play table is in that room, it typically stays put. But good to have options!
Keeping it real--here is how the table generally looks. Always some sort of build in progress.
We store the boards and train tracks in one drawer, and the booklets in the other drawer.
Hallelujah for organized Legos!