Creative Storage for Lego Fun with Neat Oh! Zip Bins

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Do you ever struggle with toy storage? Figuring out what’s the best way to keep all of your kids toys neatly put away when not in use can sometimes be a struggle. But with Neat-Oh! products, you not only get an awesome storage system, your kids can actually use their storage in their play.

My son absolutely loves to take a box of toys and literally dump it out wherever he’s playing. Drives me crazy but with our system, it’s not a big deal. As long as he keeps the toys he’s playing with contained to one room. Once he starts moving from room to room it’s a bigger mess than I want to deal with.

So when he started becoming obsessed playing with Legos I knew I had to come up with a solution that would not only store the legos but keep them contained in one area while he played with them.

It took a trip to New York (and BlogHer’12) to figure out the perfect solution. I first checked out Neat-Oh!’s line of products at the Big Toy Book’s Sweet Suite. And the first product that caught my eye was the Star Wars Lego Zip Bin.

The Lego line of Zip Bins are great for storing all those little stray lego pieces found all over the house. You know, the ones you accidentally suck up in the vacuum. The ones that hide in the carpet and take you down as soon as you step on them. The ones that find their way into every stray crevice of your home if you aren’t diligent about putting them away when your kids are done playing with them.

These zip bins are super easy to use and can be put together within seconds of taking it out of the box. You just have to follow these three simple steps: 

1. Lay out the mat
2. Fold in the corners
3. Zip up the sides

It’s that easy! See the photo below for proof:

And once the box is zipped up you can fill it up with all of the toys your kids have been playing with. I absolutely love that I can also scoot all of the legos onto the mat and zip it up with the legos inside already. Saves time and energy bending over to pick up all those little pieces!

The box also comes with a lid that adheres with velcro for complete storage. And the handles on either end make it portable. The size of the Zip Bin is perfect for our playroom and living room storage areas and it’s small enough to fit under our train table.

One of the best parts about the Lego Star Wars Zip Bin is that when unzipped, it provides a mat for my son to play on. We’ve gotten creative and have started to keep all of the lego pieces he isn’t using in the lid for save storage as he builds his creations.
Once he’s done building his space ships, towers, x-wings, and more he can then line up his lego men and get to pretend play! He spent about an hour with his zip bin simply playing outside creating and destroying his legos. He had an absolute blast!

And Legos aren’t the only Zip Bins in the collection. We have already added many of the Neat-Oh! Dinosaur line pieces on our wishlist for Christmas. Perfect for storing all of your child’s dinosaurs! Plus, just like the Lego Star Wars Zip Bin, the Dinosaurs Zip Bin also lays flat and creates a play area for your child complete with volcanos!

That’s not it. Here’s a list of the varieties of Zip Bins and other collections available:

  • Dinosaur
  • Farmland
  • Full Throttle
  • Wild Animal
  • Princess
  • Blossom Bags
  • Go Sport
  • Lego Star Wars
  • Lego
  • Barbie
  • Hot Wheels

And their great line of The Picnic Lunch Box for your child’s snacking and lunching needs! I know I’m already eyeing the cat and dog lunch boxes for my two. You can find all of these on the Neat-Oh! website.

You can find Neat-Oh! on Facebook and follow them on Twitter at @Neat_Oh to keep up with the latest products and information. And if you’re interested in purchasing a few of these awesome products, head on over to their shop online. You can also find Neat-Oh! on Amazon.com.


Because this product is so Neat-Oh! I’ve dubbed this Noise Girls Winter Gift Guide worthy!

You can find this product and many more featured on the Noise Girls Winter Gift Guide. This is the place to check out if you’re looking for awesome gifts to give this holiday season (or for any other reason!).

Disclaimer: I received a Neat-Oh! Zip Bin for review purposes only. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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  1. Kari says:

    That is such a cool container. It is absolutely perfect for legos!! So smart.

  2. Tiffany C. says:

    What a neat idea. Way to go Lego! What an amazing storage solution.

  3. Awesome! We got the dinosaur one but I think I may like this one a little better! :D

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  5. Marthalynn says:

    That Lego one is a must! Those little buggers hurt so bad when you step on them! Plus, you spend so much money on the Lego sets that keeping them all together and intact is important. My son would love this.

  6. Lisa R says:

    Oh Neat, maybe finally i won’t step on one a jump around like a injured idiot, great idea, thanks

    sibabe64 at ptd dot net

  7. Kristen says:

    What a good idea to hold all the tiny pieces.

  8. polly says:

    our 4 yearold grandson has so many lego sets…this would be perfect for storing them…and it hurts when you step on those legos!!!!

  9. Karie Bledsoe says:

    Always looking for neat ways to store legos! The worst is stepping on one of those suckers!

  10. Jenn says:

    Both my kids are very into Legos. We could use at least 2 of these!

  11. Julie says:

    I’ve never seen these before. What a great idea. I wonder if these would help my kiddos keep their toy picked up.

  12. Rachel says:

    Those are great! I’ve seen one like that for dinosaurs before. What a great way to use the storage as part of the fun!

  13. kymi a
    Twitter: kymnasium
    says:

    love these zip bins so useful and all purpose… happy child and an even more happy Parent. :) )

  14. Ashley S says:

    I love these.. got my nephew one for Christmas!

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