My ds is 6, and his current obsession is Star Wars Lego sets. Between Christmas and a recent birthday....he has a lot of sets. They are taking over his bedroom. I can't seem to figure out a good way to tame these sets. Here are the problems:
-what to do with sets in-progress? Right now we keep a half-assembled set on a tray that can be carried downstairs to work on. This works ok, but it's becoming a dusty mess because ds has loses interest halfway through assembly.
-what to do with assembled sets that are now breaking apart? Ds has a number of spaceships etc that are losing pieces or whole parts. When this starts happening, do you save pieces for each set in a separate box, to be reassembled later? Or do you just accept that the set will never be whole again?
-what do you do with assembly booklets? do you keep them so the sets can be reassembled later?
-what do you do with stray Lego pieces you find around the house? Do you have a general Lego bin or something similar?
Thanks for any and all suggestions!
Sets in progress are allowed to 'progress' until the child decides they no longer want to complete it/would prefer to break it up and re-use elsewhere.
Assembled sets that are breaking apart can join the rest of the lego 'crew'. :)
Assembly booklets are kept just for the sake of it. That said, you can often find the assembly instructions online anyway.
Stray lego peices also join the 'crew'.
I like the Minifig sort and store heads for General lego storage. Easier to find certain parts and are cute to boot!