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Company Bio: Peter and Moira Botherway – Kiwi Inventors of BOX4BLOX – live in Warkworth, a small town, about 40 miles north of Auckland, in the North Island of New Zealand, where they operate their company from their home office. They are also the parents of four children, so like most families they have plenty of LEGO® bricks and know all about the hassles of trying to keep Lego tidy in the home. The BOX4BLOX evolved from one of those classic “light bulb” moments, after Moira had spent nearly an hour sorting the kids’ Lego into a selection of plastic containers, only for their youngest to return home from pre-school and tip them all over the floor.
Product Description: If you are sick of that LEGO disaster zone, you will love the BOX4BLOX! Made in United States and available exclusively in the US through Amazon.com. BOX4BLOX works like a coin sorter, sorting bricks by size through a series of trays with different sized grids, so pieces end up in a tray with similar sized bricks.
MSRP: $44.99 (Sells on Amazon.)
Personal Experience: As Xander has begun to explore the world of Lego, my feet have begun to explore the pain of stepping on Lego. When Box4Blox contacted me about their product, I was game for trying anything that made organization of Xander’s growing lego collection a little easier! Box4Blox sent me a unit in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.
The Box4Blox comes right out of its box and it is ready to use. Simply take the lid off, pour in your Lego bricks, and gently stir and shake to sort. It’s so simple! Xander is only four years old and he had no trouble mastering the technique. The Box4Blox is actually making it fun for him to put his blocks away!
Even playing with the Lego blocks has become more fun. When we are following along with a building guide, it saves so much time and headache when we are trying to find a particular piece. No more fishing around for that tiny little Lego in a pile of pieces of all the other sizes! It’s one of those features you will truly appreciate once you have one.
I realized after filming that I had the blue and red trays switched. Oops!
It’s very sturdy. The Box4Blox is constructed of the very same durable plastic material that Lego bricks are made from. If that’s not enough, they also guarantee against breakage and damage for five years. I am betting not many need to take them up on it…
I do wish that the four trays and lid locked together somehow. As it is, you need to lift from the bottom to move it. The trays are easy to separate this way, but being able to click it all together and carry it by the handle would make it perfect… and then they need to design one that sorts by color!
Pros: Actually works! Easier to find pieces. Compact and stylish storage. Made from same plastic as Lego. Made in the USA. All parts are guaranteed against any broken or damaged parts.
Cons: I wish the trays locked together for easier carrying.
With a simple name & email submit, you have the chance to win a Box4Blox of your own!
Open to US residents ages 18+ only. Ends August 31st.