You can use the LEGO IKEA boxes for more than just storage

Inventive LEGO fans have been coming up with novel ways to use the new LEGO IKEA BYGGLEK storage boxes.

The Swedish furniture giant launched its new range of LEGO storage boxes at the beginning of October. And over on Instagram, a handful of builders have already begun using BYGGLEK for more than just storing bricks. That will be music to the ears of LEGO Designer Rasmus Buch Løgstrup, who described the boxes as “storage and play intertwined.”

Each of the boxes has a studded surface, meaning it’s actually fairly easy to integrate into your builds. As with everything LEGO, all you need is a little imagination.

Here’s a look at some of the best examples of BYGGLEK building we’ve spotted on Instagram.

LEGO Bygglek beach house

This beach house by @legofjotten takes advantage of the boxes’ size to add instant height to a three-storey slice of modern living.

LEGO Bygglek planter

Instagram user @davekaleta lifted the lid on his BYGGLEK box to create a LEGO planter. Now we want to see it with real plants…

LEGO Bygglek Greek house

@bricksized has used the box’s white colour scheme to their benefit, recreating their roots with this gorgeous Greek architecture.

LEGO Bygglek sorting

You can store bricks in it, you can build on top of it, or, like @a_whatchamacallit, you can even use BYGGLEK’s lid to sort bricks while you build.

For more BYGGLEK builds, search for #bygglek on Instagram.

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Chris Wharfe

I like to think of myself as a journalist first, LEGO fan second, but we all know that’s not really the case. Journalism does run through my veins, though, like some kind of weird literary blood – the sort that will no doubt one day lead to a stress-induced heart malfunction. It’s like smoking, only worse. Thankfully, I get to write about LEGO until then. You can follow me on Twitter at @brfa_chris.

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