After months of teasing and speculation, LEGO and Ikea are officially lifting the lid of their upcoming collaboration – dubbed Bygglek.
UPDATE: Check out my review of IKEA x LEGO BYGGLEK to see what I thought of this new collaboration, and what I ended up building!
The two brands have joined forces to create a playful storage solution called BYGGLEK. Consisting of a series of storage boxes with LEGO studs and a special LEGO brick set, the new BYGGLEK collection aims to encourage play and infuse more fun into storage around the home.
The release date for the BYGGLEK collection is 1 October 2020 for Europe (with the exception of Russia) and North America, before a wider global roll-out. The collection will be available directly from Ikea.
The concept is an interesting one, that fuses the creative play experience of LEGO with Ikea’s home furniture expertise.
The result is an interactive storage solution – a container that you can use to both store and build upon.
The BYGGLEK range consists of 4 different products – one set of 3 small boxes, and two sets of bigger boxes and one set of LEGO bricks to kick-start the playful experience. BYGGLEK can 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.
The LEGO System in play enables children to build and rebuild their own stories and through this process develop essential 21st century skills – BYGGLEK hopes to extend the LEGO play experience in providing fun creative storage solutions that are just as playable as they are functional.
This might seem a little basic, and might underwhelm people who were expecting an entire range of home furniture, but depending on the quality and price, I do think that parents and adult LEGO fans would find value in the BYGGLEK collection.
Organisation and storage are really important when it comes to LEGO, and I like the minimalist/Scandi look of these containers.
For parents with younger kids, having LEGO strewn all over the house is a perennial issue, and the hope is that this will serve as a useful tool to bridge play time and packing up time.
I’ll be getting these in for photos and reviews, so I’m really looking forward to seeing how these feel in hand, especially how my 3 year old daughter interacts with them!
Share your thoughts on LEGO and Ikea’s BYGGLEK collection in the comments! Will you be picking these up?
Thank you for this. I look forward to your review.
Thanks, hopefully they arrive soon!
Agent 86 says
I was hoping for more (especially as these storage boxes leaked a while ago).
I’m surprised there aren’t a kid friendly and an AFOL friendly bookcase / display options. The Billy bookcase is so close to fitting … I can’t remember how many 32×32 baseplates on each shelf, but they could easily tweak the design with Lego in mind. Open shelves for kids. Glass doors for AFOLs. A design based on Kalka’s could have been another option. They could have done something fun and “studded” parts of the bookcases so you could build directly on the “walls” and “ceiling” of it too.
There are non-lego adhesive options that were meant for making changes to existing products to create the types of furniture pieces you seek. I don’t know how successful they are in meeting that need. Since builds come in a wide variety of sizes and shapes it would be difficult to choose one size shelf or compartment to fit all of our needs.
Ikea did have the lit display boxes. Those were great to have for smaller builds.
Yeah same here. Ikea has had some really strong collaborations lately, and like you said, an AFOL-focused display solution would be perfect. Something like a minifig display would’ve been a no-brainer.
Adrian Wynne says
I am worried that the white will yellow like my Taj
Depends what type of plastic is used, but I reckon most of it will yellow especially if it gets hit by direct sunlight.