IKEA partners with LEGO for unique storage boxes that double as play structures

The lids and side pockets of these containers are covered in LEGO mold studs

IKEA has a new creative solution that would spare your feet from stepping on another LEGO brick at home.

The Swedish furniture company teamed up with LEGO for a line of unique boxes that don’t only store LEGO pieces but also offers a fun and playful experience for kids. Called BYGGLEK, these white rectangular containers have lids and side pockets that are covered in LEGO mold studs that allow children to integrate the boxes into their own LEGO builds. They can store their projects inside the boxes, and proudly display their creations on top of them.

The BYGGLEK collection consists of four different products: one set of three small boxes ($9.99), two larger boxes ($14.99 and $12.99), and a 201-piece set of LEGO bricks ($14.99), which is a curated selection of existing LEGO bricks and play starters such as food items and minifigures designed for ages 5 and up.

Made out of the same durable material used in high-quality LEGO bricks, BYGGLEK can be connected to each other for larger creations. They can also be used with any existing and future LEGO elements, as the studs used on the lid and front are part of the LEGO System in Play. “It fits within the LEGO System, just like all of our sets,” said LEGO designer Rasmus Buch Løgstrup of BYGGLEK. “When developing products, we want to ensure that kids and families can mix and match their LEGO sets as far as their imagination takes them.”

The BYGGLEK collection encourages children to participate in ongoing play and imagination with LEGOs while also making it convenient for parents. “Where adults often see a mess, children see a stimulating, creative environment, and BYGGLEK will help bridge the gap between these two views to ensure more creative play in homes around the world,” explained IKEA designer Andreas Fredriksson. “Plus, the BYGGLEK collection seamlessly fits in with other IKEA products, making it possible for your child’s creativity to become a unique piece of decor at home.”

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BYGGLEK will be available at IKEA U.S. stores and online at IKEA-USA.com starting October 1st.

Sources: Fast Company, People, IKEA