Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Op Shop Ramblings

Now.......can someone please tell me the solution to LEGO....There must be an invention that prevents it from creeping into every nook and cranny of the house.....while your going...........I also need the tool/equipment/gear that allows it to be collected up its own (without mother assuming the position on all fours with her bum up in the clouds!!)..............and finally, the most important.............. the name of the specialist that can cure the "Oh...Shit I have just stood on the freekin LEGO".... bare foot injury!!!

It was cheep though....and I LOVE a good BARGIN!!

14 comments:

Taylor Made said...

I have solved the lego spreading problem by making a lego sack....

http://taylormade96.blogspot.com/2010/06/lego-and-dinosaurs.html

Emjie said...

I also made a leggo sack. Funnily it was a childhood dream to have my leggo in a sack, just because I saw my neighbours had one. So, quite recently, Michael and I combined our childhood leggo collections into a sack that I made. The leggo now bides it's time under the house waiting for Gwen to be old enough to play with it.

Cat J B said...

We spread out a large sheet and tip it onto that. BUT, that does not seem to stop it finding it's way into every other room in our house. And I still have to crawl round on the floor, butt in the air to retrieve all those eency weency little bits of the darn stuff.

But they love it, and so do I, so it stays!

Little Ted Canvas said...

Sadly there is no solution to the roaming leggo but that is one great score! It's hard to get leggo in loose blocks to create things freely that aren't in sets, you know, the good old fashioned kind...

zofia said...

what is working for us is the old change table box thingy, sitting on a coffee table, loaded with all the strays. we do also have a whole table of 'models' and the front room is now basically a 'Lego' room, but hey, we like that ;)

Cath @ chunkychooky said...

the light in that photo is so awesome Leonie. x

twitchy fingers said...

Cut your kids' arms off.

No?

I go for putting it all on a sheet, and any strays can be got up easily with two dustpans - use one to bulldoze the blocks into the second one...

Angie said...

I love this old school loose lego too. If they are going to play with lots of foot stabbing little bits of plastic I prefer the build-whatever style of play. We just store all ours in a big tub, this does not stop it going everywhere, including down heating vents & into babies mouths & up the vac. Our house rule is if you leave it lying around, who knows where it will end up. A big sheet certainly makes for a faster pack up.

Running Thread said...

I hear ya sister! I've got the same problem in my house with barbie shoes, harma beads which seem to breed overnight, hair ties, and hair clips which really hurt when you stand on them in bare feet. I find the vaccuum does the trick !

pen said...

my friend once suggested inventing a "lego attachment" to fit a vacuum cleaner. vacuum up, tip back into box. i also want one for barbie shoes, beads, magnetix, bionicle bits, rice, coucous. ok i'll stop now.

Amanda said...

I bought fishing tackle boxes and sorted all the different size pieces into their own spots...saves listening to the rumaging while they are looking for a certain piece. It works fabulously in our house until smaller children come along and tip the whole lot out. Worth the trouble though...I love Leggo :)

Baa-Me Kniits said...

we have numerous large plastic storage boxes and then the boys each have a creation box like a fishing tackle box to store their own little masterpieces in...having said that it is all over the house and I can definitely relate to the head under the couch and bum in the air position and standing on a small peice of lego in the dark is a parents torture!! LOL

Anne said...

Hi Leonie, you might like to check out a tutorial on making a play sack at http://bellgirl.com.au/2010/08/tutorial-playsak-drawstring-sack.html.

Hope it helps,

Anne

annie said...

We use a big king size sheet. They spread it all out, play happily, then i pick up the 4 corners, shake it back in the middle and plop the whole "sack" into the big storage crate it lives in. No picking up involved except for the big sheetful itself!

Annie