Having a bag packed with the children’s favorite toys and goodies might sound familiar to many families when they are planning for a holiday trip. This bag comes in handy when the children are bored and got whiny in the plane or car during a long ride of journey. Let me call this bag, a “surprise bag”. Usually, we would pack this “surprise bag” with bite-sized consumables like gummy bears, chocolates and sweets. Toys are also kept inside this bag to shift their focus away from the long ride. Therefore, this bag plays an important role during holiday travels.
To make things a little interesting for our little one, my wife has tried to put Lego bricks into this “surprise bag”. In fact, bringing Lego bricks during traveling can be a lot of fun because a child can creativity build various types of structures. Unfortunately, putting these small and colourful bricks into a bag is not practical because it is difficult to find those you need.
Since Lego bricks are small and we want to bring them along for trips, we need a proper housing to keep them well, making sure it is portable and easy to locate the parts we want. Therefore, my wife has decided to re-create a box to house them. This is a very easy project which every parents can do it.
The first objective is portability. To make this housing portable, I would advise you to get a Lego baseplate of 5″ by 5″. This is a relatively decent Lego mat size for the constructing of houses.
The second objective is quantity. Depending on the number of bricks you want to house, you can purchase a plastic box with internal compartments to segregate these bricks. I would recommend a box which can hold about 30 to 50 bricks. You can easily purchase a box from Daiso at $2.
The third objective is simplicity. What my wife did was to use an adhesive Velcro tape, which it can hold the baseplate to the plastic storage box well and removing the baseplate when necessary. Now, we got a portable plastic box with compartments and green mat on top. Wonderful.
And now, my boy can’t wait to put his hands on this Lego Travel Box.