Save Your Sole(s) with #BOX4BLOX! #Review & #Giveaway (ends 3/13)

DISCLOSURE: I received one or more of the items mentioned free for review purposes; nonetheless, all opinions expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides, Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. This post contains affiliate links.

Back in January, I reviewed the BOX4BLOX Lego Storage system. With four sons of varying ages and sizes, a way to keep my older boys’ Legos organized and off the floor (and out of the toddler’s hands – and mouth) is an absolute necessity. But who wants to go to the hassle of picking up all those teeny tiny pieces, especially when you’re just going to have to dump the whole bin out to find the little piece you’re looking for anyway?

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Necessity may be the mother of invention, but it’s mothers themselves (and fathers!) who are the inventors of necessities! And if you have Lego-loving kids, then you know that a Box4Blox-1way to store and organize them – a way that encourages kids to keep them picked up, out from underfoot – is pretty much a necessity. Peter and Moira Botherway, parents of four from New Zealand, created the BOX4BLOX Lego storage solution as a way to quickly and easily store – and sort! – Legos. They run their company, Simplastix Innovations LTD, from their home office, but ship their innovative product to countries all over the world (the US, UK, and EU countries) via Amazon.

The BOX4BLOX system solves that problem in two ways – first, it adds an element of fun to picking up Legos, because kids get to shake the container to make the Legos fall through a sorting grid, which is entertaining (especially to my 9-year-old). And then when your kids go searching for that particular piece they need, they don’t have to empty the entire container to find it. Since the BOX4BLOX sorts the pieces by size, your kiddo can lift the trays to find just the right size piece.

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I got to try out BOX4BLOX with my children’s Legos – what an ingenious product! The way it works is really quite simple, but incredibly effective. The green tray is solid, and goes on the bottom. Each subsequent tray has grids in it – the red tray has a small grid, the blue tray has a medium grid, and the yellow tray has a large grid. All you do is dump all your Legos in, shake the container a bit (or swish the Legos around a bit with your hand, and your Legos will be sorted via the grids, with the smallest Legos falling to the bottom of the container and the larger pieces staying in one of the upper grids. (The same concept as a coin sorter). So not only are all the Legos contained in a single box, but they’re also sorted by size, making it easy for kids to find the right sized piece for their current work-in-progress.

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You can see it in action in the following video:

 

The BOX4BLOX, which was voted the “Best Home Organizing Product of the Year” by the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO), comes with a 5 year guarantee to replace any broken or damaged parts. It’s made out of safe, high quality ABS plastic (the same plastic that Legos are made out of). When it’s assembled, it makes a 10¼ inch cube that holds approximately 1700 Legos! (Depending, of course, on how many Legos of various sizes you put into it).

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Although it’s not a toy, a BOX4BLOX makes a great gift for kids (or for mom & dad!) My sister has two sons also, a seven-year-old Lego Lover and an almost one-year-old. Over Christmas, she mentioned that she’d been looking for a way to keep her older boy’s Legos picked up, and that she thought the BOX4BLOX would be the perfect solution. So guess who’s getting a BOX4BLOX as a gift? The BOX4BLOX doesn’t come with any blocks, so I’m planning on buying a package of Legos and dumping them into the BOX4BLOX before wrapping it up, so my nephew will get some new Legos AND a way to keep them neat and organized.

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I’m still hoping this product will be expanded into the medium-sized building block market. The baby-sized blocks that my one-year-old uses aren’t so bad, since they’re large enough that they’re not much of a stepping/vacuuming hazard, but those medium-sized blocks are the devil. My 9-year-old son with autism prefers the medium blocks over the small sized blocks (less frustrating to put together and pull apart, which means fewer meltdowns), but has rejected our organizational efforts so far. I’ve found those blocks everywhere – not just scattered about the living room, but also tossed up into the ceiling tiles so mom has to get a ladder to retrieve them, microwaved so mom has to install a lock on the microwave, and even flushed down the toilet so mom has to snake them out. (A note: Whereas small Lego blocks are typically small enough to go right through and never be seen again, those medium blocks don’t flush all the way down. You have to snake them out to make the toilet functional again. Do you know how many of those blocks will fit in the trap of a standard toilet? Our record so far is nine).

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A BOX4BLOX that’s designed with grids for those medium-sized blocks wouldn’t solve all our problems, but I think the sorting process would really appeal to my kiddo’s need for structure and make him more likely to put them away properly rather than, say, flushing them down the toilet.

If you’re tired of cleaning up/stepping on/vacuuming up Legos, you can get your own BOX4BLOX for $42.99 (and free shipping) on the BOX4BLOX website. (Fulfillment is by Amazon).

One lucking Dividing by Zero reader is going to WIN the BOX4BLOX Lego Storage Organizer! This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and ends March 13, 2015 (11:59pm EST). Enter below – good luck!

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DISCLOSURE: I received one or more of the items mentioned herein free for review purposes; nonetheless, all opinions expressed are my own unless noted otherwise. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides, Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Dividing by Zero is not responsible for prize fulfillment; the sponsor is responsible for shipping the prizes to the winner’s valid address (no PO Boxes). Your information will not be sold or shared; it is used by the blog owner only and solely for verification/prize fulfillment.
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38 thoughts on “Save Your Sole(s) with #BOX4BLOX! #Review & #Giveaway (ends 3/13)

  1. I really like they offer a 5 year guarantee. I also like how it sorts the different size legos making it easy to find the size you want.

  2. i learned that it can hold Up to approx. 1500 -1800 (1729 based on an actual count from our own kids’ BOX4BLOX)

  3. I learned that it is made from the same high quality ABS plastic that Legos are made from.

  4. I learned they have a 5 yr guarantee

  5. I learned they are manufactured at an injection molding plastics company both in PA and the United Kingdom.

  6. Iiiii

  7. I love that it can hold 1600 legos, and has a 5 year warranty.

  8. I have learned that the storage box is also made out of lego material!!!! No destroying that 🙂

  9. I learned that it was featured in several popular magazines

  10. I learned that when the Box4Blox is assembled it is a 10¼ inch (260mm) cube.

  11. I like that it separates the Legos by size.

  12. Love that it organizes for you, keeping everything separated by size. This is so much easier than the container we have now where everything is all slapped together making for a heck of a time finding the piece you want or need.

  13. I learned that they have a
    5 Year Guarantee.

  14. I learned that The BOX4BLOX is the ideal accessory for every Lego lover, either as a Lego storage solution or simply to be used as as a Lego sorter to help keep those larger Lego collections better organized and under control.

  15. I learned that it not onlt serves as a lego sorter but can be used as a storage container also. The Box4Blox holds over 1600 lego blocks.

  16. It can hold over 1600 Legos!

  17. The Box4Blox provides room to store over 1600 Lego blocks as well as separate the sizes. It a great design for orgaizing young children’s Legos.

  18. I learned that the Box4Blox is made from the same material that Lego is made from. And they guarentee it will last the test of time.

  19. Awesome opportunity! Thanks!

  20. I learned that the box sorts the Legos by size in addition to storing them.

  21. I learned it holds over 1600 Lego Blocks

  22. I learned that they are so confident of the quality and durability of the BOX4BLOX they promise to replace any damaged or broken parts for 5 years after purchase!!

  23. I learned that each Lego brick ends up in a tray with similar sized pieces, makes finding parts easy, especially those tiny hard to find bits and pieces that end up in the bottom tray. The biggest thing I learned is NO more Legos in my feet!

  24. I love that kids can sort legos by themselves!

  25. I love this!! I can’t believe it can hold over 1600 legos!! I love that they are not only organized, but sorted!! Great invention!!!

  26. I learned that the storage box is made from the same material as Legos are. so it’s very durable 😉

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  28. What a great addition to my son’s Lego collection! I love how the different sized grids on each tray sort the bricks.

  29. the box is the same as the lego;s which is cool

  30. I learned that the box is made from the same quality plastic actual Legos are made out of.

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  32. I learned that by grading the Lego pieces through a series of trays with different sized grids, each Lego brick ends up in a tray with similar sized pieces, makes finding parts easy, especially those tiny hard to find bits and pieces that end up in the bottom tray.

  33. I love that Box4Blox not only provides storage but sorts the blocks as well!

  34. I like that it holds so many legos

  35. I like that this holds over 1600 lego blocks

  36. I love how it looks like a giant Lego box itself. So cute and perfect for the playroom.

  37. I learned that it works similar to a coin sorter. You drop the Lego pieces down the top of it and it sorts them by size. Pretty cool, I think!

  38. I learned it can hold over 1600 Lego blocks and they have a 5 year guarantee. I so need one of these!

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