MR - As our four boys move from the infant/toddler stage to the busy-young-boys stage, Lego has become a favourite pastime. But we've always had a problem about where to play with it and how to store it. I was getting Lego all over the house - stepping on it and vacuuming it up.
My husband mentioned that they had a Lego board while growing up - just a large board with a lip around it to build/play on. He thought his dad might be able to make one to fit under our couch. He gave the measurements to his dad, and asked for one with a lip around it and handles to pull it out. What we got was this:
The boys still have their special Lego sets in their bedroom (the big transport truck, or garbage truck, or lighthouse sets) but our basic Lego is all stored here now. It's also very easy to search through the board for a specific type of lego piece.
For more Lego ideas, check out our post on Lego Creation Preserving