Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Instructions for Lego Instructions.

I hate lego.

Finding little pieces of plastic spread around the house does little for my patience.

I have been known to suck it up in the vacuum cleaner.  

 If you step on a piece in the middle of the night, be prepared to silently scream whilst hopping around like a monkey.  

The 5 Little Reasons however, LOVE their lego.  They each have their own little collection.  Hayden's collection is the biggest, and Joshua's is still growing.  Oliver has a little collection of duplo, but he isn't far off graduating to "big boys lego".

I thought I would share with you, what I do with the instructions that come with a new box of lego.  I learnt many years ago, that if I don't do this, the instructions usually don't last more than a week.  

Tools required.  
You can pick up a laminator for about $30.
I use mine ALL. THE. TIME!

Tear the lego instructions apart.

Laminate each sheet.

Punch a hole in each sheet and
join them together with a key ring.

One length of wood - I used bullnose skirting.
Of course, I spray painted it!

I chose to hang them at the end of the little boys bunks.
You could hang it anywhere.

Lego Instruction Storage!

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  1. Great idea! We currently keep ours in a display folder but your idea protects them from ripping etc so we might need to invest in a laminator!

  2. I LOVE this!!! Would love to share it with my blog readers! Such a clever idea!

  3. What a great idea! You sure have a lot of Lego there!


    My Lego mad/crazy/lover friend has managed to keep EVERY lego instruction thingo he has EVER been given except for ONE... BECAUSE his mother stored them all in display folders... For a 23yr old crazy kid come boy come man I think that is fairly amazing!....

    Now. To utilise this in our homeschool.

    P.S. You are AMAZING!!

  5. Wow, what a fantastic idea. My boys have not got into the Lego yet, but I will keep this tip in mind down the track.

  6. Brilliant! my boys have eaten their logo instructions I think, I wish I had seen this earlier...brilliant!

  7. you are a star!! Laminating serves so many purposes, not just for their intended us. Ohhhh I love laminating it is very cathartic.

    Shared with My Big Nutshell followers on facebook! joy!

  8. I'm here from Gemma's nutshell. You clever lady. Will def follow this idea. thanks!

  9. Great idea - will def follow this idea.
    Here thanks to Gemma's Nutshell x

  10. I love this idea... but man alive... We have lego idea books in a pile about 8" tall... there is no way I could laminate them all!

  11. I love this idea! Thanks for sharing.

  12. Great Idea.. loved it, my wife sent me this link, I'll be doing this tomorrow for my 2 Lego loving boys..

  13. That is VERY awesome. Please tell me how you stop boys fighting over lego? Because that it my biggest problem. They've been sharing it so it is all lumped togethor but that isn't working so well. I keep telling myself it is a difficult but awesome lesson they are learning about sharing, but in reality I do not want to go through dividing a tub of lego.
    >sad face<

  14. That.Is.Awesome!!! I wish I had thought of that. We have eight boys and I'm almost sure the most LEGO in QLD. One of them plans to be a future LEGO designer.

  15. How did I miss this post before now????
    I need to start on the newest Lego Christmas additions and keep on going from there!
    Awesome idea! xo


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