Wonder if it Works Wednesday, Return to the Land of Lego

Well, I guess we all know what is not working…my memory!  I just realized that yesterday that I missed the first Wednesday of February (can you believe that?) and I was supposed to go back and review an organizing project like I plan to do on the first Wednesday of every month.  I think I finally managed to get all the Wonder if it Works Wednesday posts categorized if you’d like to back and read my past posts about it.   Basically, in these posts I go back and review one of my previous organizing projects and share how whether or not it works. 

In one of my very early posts, I organized J’s Lego directions.  I love portable file boxes for organizing paper!  I admit that they are cutesy or pretty but for me, they work.  Here is a glimpse of the finished project from back in July:

Even thought the green base plate fit in here, I think it stayed there less than 30 seconds

Even thought the green base plate fit in here, I think it stayed there less than 30 seconds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’m happy to say that this one works pretty well.   Here is what the file box looks like right now: 

Instructions made it to the top of the file box and I think that is pretty good!

Instructions made it to the top of the file box and I think that is pretty good!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I actually found this method of filing the instructions quite handy recently when I knocked a Lego spaceship (yes, the instructions you see on top of the box up there) off my son’s dresser.  Lego spaceships are not sturdy enough to endure high impact crashes onto hardwood floors.  I was able to quickly find the instructions and apologetically hand them to my son with the spaceship pieces.  Unfortunately, we are still missing a few pieces to the spaceship so I suppose we could say it is still in the “repair shop”    This is a view of the inside of the file box from today:

As you can see, his Lego collection (and instructions) has grown.  He also wanted me to keep the Hero Factory resealable bags.  Luckily, they also fit nicely in the files!

As you can see, his Lego collection (and instructions) has grown. He also wanted me to keep the Hero Factory resealable bags. Luckily, they also fit nicely in the files!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is another close-up of the top of the file box  (I picked this one up at Office Depot because they sometimes run a buy 1 get 1 free sale on them but I think they could be found easily just about anywhere).  Here is another look at the file box:

The box doesn't take up a lot of room and is fairly sturdy although I have had issues with the lid snapping completely off.

The box doesn’t take up a lot of room and is fairly sturdy although I have had issues with the lid snapping completely off.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am definitely calling this organizing project a success!  Now, if I could just find those lost Lego pieces…

Which organizing projects are working (or not) for you?

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11 thoughts on “Wonder if it Works Wednesday, Return to the Land of Lego

    1. Jean Post author

      I really like having somewhere to put all the books so they don’t end up all over the floor in jammed in random drawers.

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    1. Jean Post author

      I enjoy Legos! I’m more like my older son though and prefer to just create random things. My youngest is all about following those directions though!

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  1. susan

    I confess – I throw the instructions away. Almost all of them are available online if the kids want them. I’ve been tossing them for over a year now and the kids have YET to ask for instructions for an old kit.

    does that make me a bad mommy?
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    1. Jean Post author

      I think the bad mommy criteria is a little stricter than throwing away Lego instructions! I keep them because my youngest son is all about following the instructions (and some of the creator sets have different ways to build the same set). I’ve printed instructions before and wow, that’s a lot of ink. I can’t believe how a tiny book translates into a 20 page document! I’m a mean mommy who doesn’t want my kid sitting here at the computer building the Lego sets.

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  2. Kristy

    We do a binder for all those Lego brochures, but I have to admit that when someone (little) picks it up, it can tip over and let brochures slide out of the pocket protectors. 🙂 It’s great that you can fit those Hero Factory bags in there, too.
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