IKEA has partnered with LEGO to create the ultimate, creative storage solution that we can't get enough of

Practical and playful

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While scrolling through my Instagram feed, I came across a surprising discovery: an IKEA and LEGO collaboration poised to create the perfect, creative storage solution to banish kids' (and let's be honest, your) clutter once and for all.

The BYGGLEK collection offers sleek toy storage solutions and a LEGO brick set completely unique to the Swedish-born brand. Even if you don't have kids of your own to clean up after, the storage boxes are cool enough just to add to your roster of storage solutions for a small space regardless.

As a long-time fan of both iconic brands (I have multiple LEGO flower sets displayed on top of my trusty MALM dresser, if that says anything), how had I not heard about this collection until now? And, more importantly, how do I get my hands on one?


IKEA and LEGO teamed up to create a range of simple storage solutions for kids and adults alike. The inspiration driving the design? Nothing other than play, of course.

The BYGGLEK collection has a variety of LEGO-style storage boxes in various sizes, with prices starting from just £12 for a set of three and going to £19 for the biggest size. The boxes have been designed to be used for play and storage all in one.


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On the lids you can build or display LEGO creations (or even stacking the boxes on top of each other), and when you're done, you can easily store everything away, leaving you with a sleek and discreet box – perfect for storing tidily on living room shelving or for helping you organise a junk drawer.

Of course, no LEGO collaboration is complete without the bricks themselves. The BYGGLEK LEGO brick set is equipped with 201 pieces in an array of mixed colours that are sure to inject character into your living space. Not to mention, at only £17, it's one of the cheapest LEGO sets you can buy.


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Not only that but IKEA and LEGO fans love the collaboration.

'Storage, play space, what more could you want? Really happy to have purchased this and might just get another one!' writes one happy reviewer, while another praises the boxes for being a 'huge space saver'. 

However, some reviews do note that the lid simply lays and isn't secured down, so it's important to be cautious when transporting items in the LEGO boxes.


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But, if like tidying guru Marie Kondo, you've given up trying to keep toys tidy, using these playful storage boxes and employing the tidy toss organisation method is probably the most effective way to stay sane.

While we're certainly big fans of this creative collaboration, if you wanted something a bit more traditional to the iconic LEGO look, you can't go wrong with LEGO's official storage brick.

If there's one thing for sure, it's that I'm going to try and get my hands on some for myself for my miscellaneous bits and unfinished LEGO set pieces.

Rebecca Knight
Deputy Editor, Digital

Rebecca Knight has been the Deputy Editor on the Ideal Home Website since 2022. She graduated with a Masters degree in magazine journalism from City, University of London in 2018, before starting her journalism career as a staff writer on women's weekly magazines. She fell into the world of homes and interiors after joining the Ideal Home website team in 2019 as a Digital Writer. In 2020 she moved into position of Homes News Editor working across Homes & Gardens, LivingEtc, Real Homes, Gardeningetc and Ideal Home covering everything from the latest viral cleaning hack to the next big interior trend. 

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