We have a lot of Lego. In fact, I've shared before how keeping our pile of bricks in some semblance of an order is an on going battle. If you missed that post, we keep each colour in a separate Ikea tupperware pot.
But there is one colour that we have so much of that we've had to buy a whole storage cube for it:
We've actually got more than this but this picture was taken post-model building. When all the bricks are in it the box overflows. So I wanted to come up with a permanent use for some of the bricks to alleviate the need for buying bigger and bigger storage boxes. Which is when I remembered this practical little model I'd seen in the Lego shop:
And this is the Lego pen pot I created for my son's bedroom (because why buy one when you have enough bricks to create 200?):
The little Lego figure painting the pen pot was obviously heavily inspired by the Lego shop version.
I added a drawer underneath the pen holder to store other miscellaneous art supplies such as pencil sharpeners and rubbers. Using flat bricks underneath the drawer and around the top edge of the drawer helps it to run smoothly.
Anyone else created permanent household items out of Lego?