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Useful Utensils

Spent most of today shopping and found myself in Ikea where I purchased what I think a couple of useful utensils for my Lego building.

First up is what they refer to as an iPad stand which I think will be great for holding instruction books while building.

Second, was a kitchen drawer insert which I think will be great to just stand on my desk to pour parts into while building, without risk of spilling or tipping.

So, the question is, what other utensils do you put to good use in your building.



  • PaperballparkPaperballpark UKMember Posts: 3,372
    Tables, mostly.
  • MattsWhatMattsWhat Studley, UKMember Posts: 1,643
    ^Luxury, I just use the floor. The table in my house is too sticky and covered in stuff. That's the trouble (one of the troubles) with children I guess. 
  • ricecakericecake Maryland, USAMember Posts: 879
    I keep 2 brick separators handy in case I make a mistake.
  • masterX244masterX244 GermanyMember Posts: 431
    For me the lids of cardboard shoeboxes & a bunch of small boxes are useful when building sets , i also use a 1:1 relationship between boxes and bags of parts
  • gratefulnatgratefulnat SwitzerlandMember Posts: 259
    Containers of all sizes as I like to sort all the parts out before building.
    2 brick seperators.
    Herbal tee... used to be beer, but getting rid of the paunch now, so tee it is!
  • khmellymelkhmellymel United KingdomMember Posts: 1,220
    I use an Ikea tablet stand too, if I'm building from either PDF on tablet or manual.  It's good for the instruction manuals because it's got a nice big surface (so the manuals don't droop over the sides too much).  I use this one though:

    (We also use it for cooking in the kitchen).

    I also use two brick separators, but one old style and one new one.  Two new style separators don't work so well for me.

    And I use a simple cat litter tray to dump pieces into before sorting them onto the table (new and unused, we don't have a cat!).  Cost me £1 :D
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