Top positive review
12 December 2018
UPDATE: 10 months on - its still sturdy, the draw is as predicted misshapen now from being pulled in and out and overloaded with lego - but its not fallen apart. I'd definitely recommend to the company that they make them to consider two small pull out draws instead of one large draw with a handle to pull. But otherwise still very happy and used everyday. Money well spent!
Bought for my two boys (aged 6) who are avid lego fans. Easy to assemble and surprisingly sturdy and heavy! I was worried it would be flimsy but it's very durable.
The shelves can be easily removed and replaced by my 6 year old's (I don't have to help, yay), carried around the house to build on. And there is plenty of space in between them when stored away for each child's creation.
From behind the unit, it is chest height (against my 5 year old daughter) who took delight in using it as a lemonade stand - and it is the perfect height to be used as a play shop/counter with the boards flipped over to the smooth side.
The official lego bricks we own fit on the brick boards perfectly, and the kids are delighted with it.
Looks nice in their room too, we will probably buy another when they fill up this one!
The box for storage underneath doesn't feel very strong, I fear it will break when weighed down with a few kg of lego. It's a plasticy sheened flexible (ish) fabric box - and I fear it won't last, but I could be mistaken! Will update if in a few months if its still going strong or breaks - though if it does break I'm sure any storage box will fit the space.
If the manufacturer reads this, hand holds on the side of this box would be super for when they want to remove it and carry it downstairs or into the middle of the room to build with. Dragging it along will no doubt shorten it's life, but there is no easy way to lift it up when full.
That aside, it's a well made, sturdy product that could maybe benefit from a tweak or two - my boys love it and the shelves are exactly what we wanted for their room.