LEGO Room Copenhagen Wooden Desk Drawer 2×2 and 2×4 review

Extortionately priced, the LEGO Room Copenhagen Wooder Desk Drawer in 2×2 and 2×4 format are branded as premium products, but are they worth the money?

No, not at all. You don’t need to read any further to understand that these prices…

ProductPrice UKPrice USPrice EULEGO.com John Lewis
5007116 Wooden Desk Drawer 2×4 in Dark Oak£209.99$239.99€224.99Buy nowBuy now (reduced to £107.50)
5007111 Wooden Desk Drawer 2×4 in Light Oak£179.99$219.99€199.99Buy nowBuy now (reduced to £95.00)
5007115 Wooden Desk Drawer 2×2 in Dark Oak£139.99$159.99€149.99Buy nowBuy now (reduced to £90.99)
5007113 Wooden Desk Drawer 2×2 in Light Oak£119.99$139.99€129.99Buy nowSold out

…are ridiculous for large wooden boxes made to look like scaled-up 2×2 or 2×4 LEGO bricks. They are premium prices set that high to target a minority market for whom money does not matter as much as quality, luxury and exclusivity.

But the prices are so high that no matter how good they are, in concept and in practice they simply cannot deliver quite the levels of quality, luxury or exclusivity that these price tags otherwise demand.

—LEGO Room Copenhagen Wooden Desk Drawer set details —

Theme: LEGO Storage Set name: 5007116 Wooden Desk Drawer 2×4 in Dark Oak; 5007111 Wooden Desk Drawer 2×4 in Light Oak; 5007115 Wooden Desk Drawer 2×2 in Dark Oak; 5007113 Wooden Desk Drawer 2×2 in Light Oak Release: November 2021

Price: £119.99-209.99 / $139.99-239.99 / €129.99-224.99 Pieces: 2 per drawer Minifigures: 0

LEGO: Available now

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—LEGO Room Copenhagen Wooden Desk Drawer Build —

We should note that we picked up Wooden Desk Drawer 2×4 in Dark Oak and Wooden Desk Drawer 2×2 in Light Oak at almost half price from John Lewis and so paid £107.50 and £80.49. While marking a considerable saving on the RRPs, these are still by no means small amounts of money for mid-sized desk drawers compatible with (and sized the same as) the plastic versions that Room Copenhagen produces. We reviewed those 18 months ago, and while they don’t offer a huge capacity for practical storage, they are quality in construction and design and look great on display.

Coming in at the same size and offering the same storage capacity, and this time built out of wood rather than plastic, we can draw a similar conclusion when considering the Wooden Desk Drawers, at least from a pure product focus.

The wood is certainly finished to a high quality – smooth to touch, with edges that are almost (but we’ll show where not) perfectly angled as if moulded out of plastic, and excellently bonded together and finely finished in every corner and attachment. The LEGO logo seared into each stud on top is smooth, even from stud to stud, and adds to the all-round, high-end finish that these drawers have been designed to.

These wooden drawers look great, are beautifully finished and certainly have an air of premium quality to them, worthy of at least some sort of higher price tag than their plastic counterparts. They also benefit from finer attention to detail, and it is clear that they have undergone extra care in production. They are sleek and smart in appearance, with an excellence that is subtle more so than emphatic.

Yet, with RRPs of £209.99 and £119.99 respectively, shouldn’t the Wooden Desk Drawer 2×4 in Dark Oak and the Wooden Desk Drawer 2×2 in Light Oak veer more towards emphatic than subtle? Are you seriously paying that much money for something to blend into the background of your IKEA office or LEGO lifestyle living room? If you spend that much on any sort of LEGO set, it needs to shout quality, colour, intrigue and awesomeness. These wooden drawers do not shout, they whisper, and for anyone serious about their LEGO and not about their money – the type to actually consider buying these – that’s a fatal misspeak.

For the price that these drawers come in at, they offer nowhere near any sort of statement for those wanting to invest big bucks, nor do they present any sort of value for anyone hopeful enough to think that they are good enough to be worth the money. Consider that the plastic versions of the same drawers retail for around the £20 mark and that alone should raise the red flag you need to see.

We mentioned that the finish on these drawers is almost perfect. They aren’t quite, and it becomes relevant when you consider the dent in your wallet and becomes apparent when you stack them on top of each other, as you would be inclined to do, and as you are encouraged to do in the marketing and product imagery (these are upscaled LEGO bricks, after all).

At least with the copies we purchased, either the base of the smaller drawer is uneven, or the top of the larger drawer is, because when they slot together, there’s a visible gap that creates a wobble. Included in the packaging for each drawer (which is rather nice) is a small leaflet, but is that meant to be used to stick in the gap to stop them wobbling? If you went to an expensive restaurant and were sat at a wobbly table, do you have to use the menu to fix the issue, or do you simply ask to sit elsewhere?

Aside from this point of irritation, colour matching is also a big issue, again when measured against the expectations of those price tags. There is certainly remarkable consistency between the various aspects of each drawer, so that there are no unusual changes in shade or stain from side to side or from exterior to interior of each drawer – they are the same colour of wood all the way around. However, both shades of wood do not match the colours as advertised.

The Light Oak is notably lighter than imagery and box art suggests, whilst the Dark Oak is far lighter and certainly much redder than any of its imagery and box art suggests. These discrepancies in colour are disappointing at any price paid, as the lighter shades of both colours fall short of expectations otherwise set. These lighter shades certainly cheapen their respective looks and may be easy to overlook at say, £60, but not so much at £210.

—LEGO Room Copenhagen Wooden Desk Drawer Price —

For the prices these products are available for, we are not nitpicking – these drawers have to be something special. Everything about them has to ooze quality and luxury. These are meant to be statement pieces that speak to the very depths of a LEGO fan’s love of the brick (and their very lack of self-control to spend too much money on this hobby).

Wobbly to stack and much lighter in colour than advertised are aspects many a forgiving LEGO fan could overlook at a lower price (say, a quarter of RRP), particularly for the quality and novelty that is still quite obviously present within these wooden desk drawers. Yet, there is no room for forgiveness when they are priced into the hundreds of pounds as they are here.

All of these RRPs are excessive and it’s telling that even at almost half-price at John Lewis (which they still are), they are not flying off the shelves.

ProductPrice UKPrice USPrice EULEGO.com John Lewis
5007116 Wooden Desk Drawer 2×4 in Dark Oak£209.99$239.99€224.99Buy nowBuy now (reduced to £107.50)
5007111 Wooden Desk Drawer 2×4 in Light Oak£179.99$219.99€199.99Buy nowBuy now (reduced to £95.00)
5007115 Wooden Desk Drawer 2×2 in Dark Oak£139.99$159.99€149.99Buy nowBuy now (reduced to £90.99)
5007113 Wooden Desk Drawer 2×2 in Light Oak£119.99$139.99€129.99Buy nowSold out

—LEGO Room Copenhagen Wooden Desk Drawer Pictures —

—LEGO Room Copenhagen Wooden Desk Drawer Summary —

Wooden Desk Drawer 2×4 in Dark Oak and Wooden Desk Drawer 2×2 in Light Oak are absolutely hindered by their price tags. These are indeed premium products that deliver a unique LEGO experience like few other products can, and tap into that extension of the hobby a lot of older LEGO fans in particular enjoy exploring.

These drawers should be found in many a LEGO fan’s living room, office or LEGO room for what is brilliant about them – but they won’t be, because of a price tag that restricts 99% of us from ever being able to afford them, and slaps impossible-to-meet expectations on them for the 1% mad enough to buy them.

Support the work that Brick Fanatics does by purchasing your LEGO through one of our affiliate links. If you really must pick up one of these Room Copenhagen Wooden Desk Drawers, they are currently almost half price at John Lewis.

—LEGO Room Copenhagen Wooden Desk Drawer FAQs —

How many pieces are in LEGO Room Copenhagen Wooden Desk Drawer 2×2 and 2×4?

LEGO Room Copenhagen Wooden Desk Drawer 2×2 and 2×4 are both two-piece items, with a fully removable interior drawer.

How big is LEGO Room Copenhagen Wooden Desk Drawer 2×2 and 2×4?

The square LEGO Room Copenhagen Wooden Desk Drawer 2×2 measures 15.7cm wide and deep, and 11cm tall, while LEGO Room Copenhagen Wooden Desk Drawer 2×4 comes in at 31.7cm wide, 15.7cm deep and 11cm tall.

How much does LEGO Room Copenhagen Wooden Desk Drawer 2×2 and 2×4 cost?

The LEGO Room Copenhagen Wooden Desk Drawer range varies in price from £119.99 to £209.99 in the UK, $139.99 to $239.99 in the US and €129.99 to €224.99 in Europe.

Rob Paton

As one half of Tiro Media Ltd, I mix a passion for print and digital media production with a deep love of LEGO and can often be found on these pages eulogising about LEGO Batman, digging deeper into the LEGO Group’s inner workings, or just complaining about the price of the latest LEGO Star Wars set. Make a great impression when you meet me in person by praising EXO-FORCE as the greatest LEGO theme of all time. Follow me on Twitter @RobPaton or drop me an email at [email protected]

2 thoughts on “LEGO Room Copenhagen Wooden Desk Drawer 2×2 and 2×4 review

  • 09/08/2022 at 07:43
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    As you’ve identified in your article, I do indeed want these, but am entirely unwilling to pay those prices.

    I build my own furniture and am familiar with wood, but I cannot understand how LEGO has come up with these suggested retail prices.

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  • 22/07/2022 at 12:55
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    Thank you Rob for taking the financial hit to review these! Even at half the price they are overpriced and as you say the quality just isn’t there.

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