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Really Useful Boxes™ for storage.
Curious if anyone has experience with Really Useful Boxes used as storage--and if so could you provide some advice?
I was initially interested based on the review of their scrapbook drawers on brickset. Unfortunately on their US site I can't find the divider inserts for the drawers, and in thinking about my situation more (I need to organize for myself and my two young kids) I think that boxes might be a better option for me anyway.
So right now I'm looking at their 11 liter boxes with inserts. To be honest I feel like at 18" x 14" they'll one on the big side for my kids to carry around at build time--however the 4 liters look a bit small and don't have good inserts. Assuming that I do get the 11 liter, there's 3 choices for the insert--dividing it into 6, 12, and 16 compartments. This is where I could use some advice--considering we have a pretty typical lego collection roughly around 8,000 pieces, what sort of configuration would be best? I could do a mix of the 3 sizes but my gut is telling me that I'll be most happy with the 16 (this is also closest to the size recommended in the brickiest review).
Link for reference: http://www.reallyusefulproducts.co.uk/usa/html/onlineshop/rub/b11_0litreLDT16.php
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Another option is the 9L storage box with tray inserts. You get two trays in each box which fit perfectly and remain dust free and easy to access. They are around £10 each in the UK and you can get a lot of Lego in them.
In my experience the 4L was too small and the 11L too large. Certainly the trays with 12/16 compartments were too small for anything other than the smallest pieces.
Certainly worth looking at the 9L box with trays. If you can't find them I'll try to post a link.
At least on the US site I had trouble finding inserts for the drawers... and with the little kids I kinda like the idea of a lockable box for transporting around the house.
I ended up ordering four 11L with 16 compartments and one 4L with two trays (we do have quite a few very small parts—Minifig accessories and the like). Hopefully it’ll work out. I made an assumption that 16 compartments in an 11L would work since the review said that the 15 compartment for the scrapbook drawers was adequate.
Fingers crosses they work out. Worse case I could always swap out the inserts. Regardless this will be way better than the current “big unsorted tub of legos” we’ve been using to build the last couple years.