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Lego Brick Sorting and Storage with IRIS Trays

LEGO IRIS Brick Sorting Tray
LEGO IRIS Brick Sorting Tray

We have been asked a number of times on what is the most appropriate solution for sorting the individual items for LEGO SERIOUS PLAY sessions.

I have written about this in this longer article on doing “Custom Built Lego Serious Play Kit for 10 participants“. There are also some past forum discussions on storage and sorting (see here and here).

With Identity and Landscape Kit and Connections Kit it is easy – they come with their dedicated trays for sorting bricks and the small items are all kept separately. However, when you assemble some elements for custom workshops then things may get more complicated. It is also getting a bit more complicated once the carton containers where you house your kits get worn off after the longer use.

So far I have myself used storage boxes produced by Lego – they work well. One of those is spacious enough to house bricks for a pretty large group. You can comfortably fit your Landscape Kit together with Connections Kit in 5 of those storage boxes and these boxes can be operated more comfortably than the original cardboard boxes of the Landscape and Identity Kit and Connections Kit. For sorting the bricks trays I mostly use the trays by Rubbermaid in terms of measurements they fit perfectly on top of the storage box and the slots are comfortable to fit small items.

One SeriousPlayPro.com community members recently suggested to also look into the set solution provided by IRIS that consist of:
2-piece sorting divider
a case and
activity chest.

My two concerns would be that the individual sorting compartments are to be small for convenient handling for some LEGO bricks. Also – when transporting them around they are not as sturdy as LEGO own compartments. They can break open more easily and when you tilt them you end up with mess.

It would be great if you could share your comments on storage and transport of the bricks.

LSP Bricks Available Online

Now you can directly order all four LEGO SERIOUS PLAY kits directly via LEGO Online Shop:
– Lego Serious Play Set of 100 Exploration Bags (2000409)
– Lego Serious Play Connections Kit (2000431)
– Lego Serious Play Identity and Landscape Kit (2000430)
– Lego Serious Play Starter Kit (2000414)

LSP window bag pile
Lego Window Exploration Bag – art.2000409

 

LSP connections kit
Connection Kit – art.2000431

 

LSP identity and landscape kit
Identity and Landscape Kit – art.2000430

 

LSP starter kit
Starter Kit – art.2000414

Inventory
If you are interested what is included then below is the detailed inventory of all the kits:
Lego Serious Play Set of 100 Exploration Bags (2000409)
Lego Serious Play Connections Kit (2000431)
Lego Serious Play Identity and Landscape Kit (2000430)
Lego Serious Play Starter Kit (2000414)


Countries supported: USA, Canada, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Finland, France, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden and United Kingdom. If you are from one of the other countries then you have the chance to order by combining the other kits or finding replacements through Amazon.com website.

A number of countries cannot purchase the Lego bricks from Lego Online shop. There are similar kits to Lego Serious Play that you can get via our recommendations via Amazon Store.

Lego Serious Play Kits Now Available at Lego Online Shop

LSP window bag pile
Lego Window Exploration Bag – art.2000409
LSP connections kit
Connection Kit – art. 2000431
LSP identity and landscape kit
Identity and Landscape Kit – art. 2000430
LSP starter kit
Starter Kit – art. 2000414

Starting from today you can directly order all four LSP kits directly via LEGO Online Shop:
– Lego Serious Play Set of 100 Exploration Bags (2000409)
– Lego Serious Play Starter Kit (2000414)
– Lego Serious Play Identity and Landscape Kit (2000430)
– and Lego Serious Play Connections Kit (2000431).
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DIY Lego Serious Play Kit for 10 Participants

While some Lego Serious Play kits are out of stock, let me give you my approach that I used a few months ago. I visited our local LEGO reseller and created the kits with their help. To help you I have added here below a step-by-step guide on how you could do the same with links to Amazon.com website, where today all the items seem to be in stock.

If you have any questions about the set then I would be more than happy to comment. Furthermore I know that many of us have used customised sets. If you have some good experience with some of the sets then you are more than welcome to share your examples, too.

Bear in mind that this Do-It-Yourself approach requires some preparatory work. What is good is that the price of the suggested collection for a group of 10 people would be more or less in par with the LSP Landscape and Identity Kit, i.e. it will vary between 500-600 EUR depending on how many individual items you purchase. However, this collection will have certain limitations. There are some particular items in the LSP kits, which are usually important business metaphors, but are unfortunately so rare in Lego stock that no other sets include them in sufficient quantity. You will have to do without them:

  • Rubber and string connectors, tubes and rods that are included in the Connections Kit
  • Stop-signs, speed limits and roadblocks. Unfortunately even not other traffic kits have a good selection of them
  • Fortresses, glass walls, transparent ‘meteors’, spider-webs and fences

This step-by-step guide will help you to create a set that would be appropriate for a group of 10-15 people. See below for the detailed description.

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Survey for LEGO

The following message arrived from Tracy Suff from LEGO:

Dear community members

Thank you for welcoming me onto this platform. I’m here to invite you to join me in estimating the quantity of Serious Play products you think you will need in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

As you know, the fiddle bags (window exploration bag art.2000409) ran out unexpectedly earlier this year and we are producing more of these now, so fresh stock will be available from 25th April. This happened because there has been a significant increase in order activity for LEGO Serious Play products since the start of the year and the stock we had forecasted would last us a great deal longer, than it did. In order to try to prevent this from happening again, and to forecast how demand is likely to develop in the coming years we have put a simple survey together which I hope as many of you will take in the coming days as possible.

This survey asks you to estimate the number of products you think you will need this year, in 2012, and in 2013.  (I know 2013 is nigh on impossible to do, but I include the question anyway so give me your best guess). I know some of you have also asked about shipping to countries not represented by Shop@Home so also I wanted to canvas your sense of how this might be developing in the future.

You can find the survey here – http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/J9FVCKX

I will need your responses by Thursday the 24th of March the very latest as I need to plug in the results into a forecast for production to be delivered on Friday the 25th. Short notice I know, but I hope you are able to help and please alert as many of your colleagues to this as possible. Based on the forecasting findings we will take a decision on approaches to production and relevant fulfilment options that would make the most sense to ensure continued support of the open source model.

Thanks in advance,

Tracy Suff on behalf of Cecilia Weckstrom,

The LEGO Group