My husband has been collecting Lego for Adam since before Adam was even born. Whenever we are out shopping and he spots an item that is on offer and isn’t on his list (yes – he stores a list on his phone) he buys it. Our spare room is packed with Lego boxes in preparation for when Adam is a little older. Not only that but my husband has saved all the Lego he had from his childhood. As you can imagine Lego storage is something I am interested in. I was therefore excited to hear about Blokpod – a new brick sorting device that also can be used to store Lego.
The Blokpod is a clear cylinder that consists of four sections. It has three coloured grids between each layer which has different sized holes in order to sort the bricks into size order. You simply remove the lid, pour your bricks into the top tray and then gently shake the Blokpod for 10 to 20 seconds. The shaking motion separates the blocks by size. The smallest bricks will fall to the base of the pod whereas the largest bricks will remain at the top.
We decided to put the Blokpod to the test with my husands Lego that he has had for over 30 years. Up until now it has been stored in a large plastic box. There were partly made cars, buildings and several Lego accessories along with different sized bricks. We added handful after handful of Lego pieces into the Blokpod, closed the lid and let Adam experiment shaking it. Here is the Blokpod in action:
Adam kept stopping to watch the bricks fall down through the grids. He loved it straight away. However, we soon realised that we added too many bricks to start with. That will teach us not to read the instructions beforehand.
Once the Blokpod had worked its magic and sorted all the bricks we were able to open up the pod. You simply twist each tray anticlockwise to separate each section. Within a few moments we had four trays with the Lego pieces sorted into their different sizes. This would have taken ages if we had mustered up the patience to attempt such a thing.
Straightaway the two boys got stuck into creating their Lego masterpiece. The trays helped them to find the pieces that they needed quickly without having to spend ages sifting through a huge box.
After hours of Lego fun the boys stacked the pods on top of each other and the Blokpod became a great storage device. It can hold around 2000 bricks.
Overall we were impressed with the Blokpod. It sorted the bricks quickly, was fun to use and managed to store loads of Lego! What is more there are new filters and additional layers planned for the future of Blokpod so I can see our collection growing! It is just as well that Adam appears to enjoy Lego just as much as his Daddy.
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Disclaimer: We were a BlokPod to review. All thoughts and opinions are our own.
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