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Ikea moppe drawers or similar

monkeymonkey Member Posts: 235
Hi, I'm looking for nicer (less plasticy) way of storing and organising lego. Came across these ikea drawers, wondering if anyone happened to use them:

Pros seem to be: not bulky size, natural untreated plywood (can paint/varnish etc endless possibilities), blocks sunshine.

Cons probably that they are not fully sealed, some dust can get in and oxygen/quicker yellowing??

Any thoughts guys, or maybe you know of something similar and better? Many thanks in advance :)


  • CCCCCC Member Posts: 20,526
    The shape doesn't look very good for lego parts. They are quite deep and relatively narrow. I prefer wide and shallow. It's easier to get parts in and out.

    They are also quite expensive if you want to store more than a few hundred parts.

    Light isn't a problem if you store clear plastic storage boxes in a cupboard.
  • HuwHuw Administrator Posts: 7,076
    A lot of people use them, not least Duncan at Bright Bricks: they have a whole wall -- 10m or so, 6ft high, of them.

    They are good for lots of the same part but not so good, I'd suggest, if you need to rummage to find specific parts: I suspect the wood is abrasive on ABS.
  • MatthewMatthew Administrator Posts: 3,714
    Think carefully about the cost of your time before buying large amounts of untreated wood from Ikea - from experience it takes bloody ages to get a decent finish...
  • Wicksy80Wicksy80 Member Posts: 596
    I use the Trofast system from Ikea. Plastic trays in white or black, 3 different sizes and also shelf units too. I find them perfect for my needs.
  • monkeymonkey Member Posts: 235
    Thanks all! The guest room I'm planning to use is quite small and has no cupboards, the only available space is on two walls (above the daybed and the desk, that's why something less bulky and nice looking would be ideal).

    Just can't think of any other solution! I normally stack same colours within shape together so don't mind deeper storage.
  • FollowsCloselyFollowsClosely Member Posts: 1,299
    Too deep for me. The lack of transparency is a killer also.
  • bobabricksbobabricks Member Posts: 1,842
    If you are storing random unsorted lego I would say these are pretty good I use plastic tubs that slide out like drawers and it's great for just throwing in stuff I don't need and the top 2 are shallow so I use the for random minifig/special parts :)
  • bobabricksbobabricks Member Posts: 1,842
    Matthew said:

    Think carefully about the cost of your time before buying large amounts of untreated wood from Ikea

    True, ikea might as well just give you a map to a tree and a picture ;P
  • monkeymonkey Member Posts: 235
    It's OK, I might just do couple of coats of varnish and be done with it. Rustic look! ;)
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