So you bought a BYGGLEK, what’s next?

Last week we saw the release of LEGO x IKEA’s brainchild, the BYGGLEK. As expected, the response was overwhelming and everything was sold out. While the LEGO fans and the scalpers are awaiting for the next restock, let’s take a closer look at this curious contraption and what we can do with it.

You can build with it, you can store things in it. But is that really all there is to it? The BYGGLEK comes in 4 sizes: Large, Medium, Small & Very Small. After fiddling with the product for some time, you will come to the realization that this is something that is so much more. LEGO x IKEA have created not just another storage/box but instead it’s a cleverly disguised giant brick/new element that seamlessly integrates itself into the existing LEGO building system.

Here are some of the examples of how LEGO builders are utilizing this brand new element:

Greek House by Jannis Mavrostomos
Fridge by jonaskramm
Imperial Academy by PantelisManthos
Tea Anyone? by mind_the_brick (Maria Kalaoglou Athens)
Chess Set by gunmanbricks (Giorgos Solomonidis)

One of the reasons why the BYGGLEK is so sort after by LEGO fans who build large structures is because the BYGGLEK can save them from burning a huge hole in their wallets. The traditional method of building large LEGO structures is to first build a stable interior foundation. In order to build this, a large number of bricks will have to be utilised and this can cost a lot of money. With the BYGGLEK serving as a replacement for the foundation building blocks, builders can now build bigger and faster by using a much lesser amount of bricks

After the successful launch and overwhelming response for the BYGGLEK, I’m hoping to see more of this product and how it evolves in the future. Having more colour options is something that should be strongly considered. If you haven’t gotten your hands on one, do take note that IKEA Singapore has announced that they are in the midst of restocking and also will be launching online soon. Do visit their website for more details.

I’m pretty sure some of you have creative juices starting to flow or a light bulb moment after seeing all the fine builds above. Have you decided what your next build will be using the BYGGLEK? Whatever it may be, it will definitely be fun and much more neater tidying up and storing your bricks than before.

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