As Lego has been at the top of my 11 and 12 year old sons' Christmas and birthday lists since they were little, they have built up quite a collection...a lot of which resides in large under-bed drawers. Anyone who has had to search for a particular piece of lego in a large pile knows that is as bad as searching for a needle in a haystack - maybe worse, as it is far noisier! The frustration of never being able to find their favourite Characters or matching weapons / accessories was a part of life until they recently came across my printer's tray in the broom cupboard.
I purchased the printer's tray for a bargain $5 on a wet and miserable morning at Camberwell Markets a few years ago. While it had a place in our other homes, since we moved here it has been drifting around the house, not quite fitting in anywhere. The boys have well and truly adopted it now though, and it makes a great home for some of their most played with Lego characters.