Monday, September 29, 2008
A monolith of my very own!
Several weeks ago, Mrs. Mosley and I went shopping for a new dinning room table. While the furniture store guy was filling out the paperwork, Mrs. Mosley asked about large cabinet-type furniture with shelves and drawers inside. The guy showed us a few things in the catalog that we dismissed for one reason or another. When he asked what we would be using it for, she told him it would be for LEGO storage.
The resulting double take he performed was priceless.
In the end, he showed us an armoire that was marked down. This monster was 45 inches wide, 23 inches deep and 83 inches tall. It was solidly made and attractive, which was important since Mrs. Mosley didn't want a crappy pressboard cabinet from Target in the same room as her new thousand dollar dining table. So, we bought it.
It was delivered a week ago Saturday, but that was only the beginning. All my LEGO had to be resorted into new containers that went into the armoire. A total of 31 containers were purchased from Tuesday Morning, K-Mart, Lowes and the local Dollar Store. After about a week of sorting, it was complete. Here they are laid out on the aforementioned new dinning room table:
And here they are snug in the new cabinet.
There was even room left over (the bottom left three drawers) to let Mrs. Mosley have for... whatever. Anyway, that's pretty much my Birthday present for next month, and a swell present it is, too. To paraphrase Doc Brown, if you're going to store LEGO, you might as well do it in style!