Not just any box
With BYGGLEK we want to make it easier and more fun for builders of all ages to make great creations – and to take breaks. Since no matter how immersed you can get in the colourful building blocks, sometimes you need to eat and sleep. If the latest creation is left on the floor, it can easily get stepped on. In BYGGLEK everything is safe – and easy to continue playing with.
When the LEGO Group saw a storage need for their famous building blocks and contacted Children's IKEA with "Do you want to play?", it was like finding a fun new friend, says designer Andreas Fredriksson. "We have the same view of children's play and that everything is easier when having fun."
The box becomes part of play
We at IKEA have worked with storage and smart organising for a long time, but here Andreas and the rest of the team added a new dimension. “We wanted to make a box that is part of children’s play and creativity, rather than hiding it away. In BYGGLEK there is lots of room for all kinds of fun”, explains Andreas, showing how you can play both in the box and on the lid, which has the same distinctive studs as the building blocks. "And on the side of the box, we made a recess where you can build a window or decorate – making the box more personalised."
Easy to tidy away – and play with again
The dimensions of all BYGGLEK boxes are adapted for our storage furniture, making them easy to store – and the latest creation can even be displayed on the lid! "Yes, it’s important for children to be able to display and be proud of what they’ve built", says Andreas, who wants it to feel just as easy to take out the box from where it’s being stored and start playing again. “Even if it’s only for a little while before school or bedtime, it's nice if BYGGLEK can contribute to more time for play together."