14" 6-Tray Brick Sorter Kit

SKU: BCS001
14" 6-Tray Brick Sorter Kit
14" 6-Tray Brick Sorter Kit
14" 6-Tray Brick Sorter Kit
14" 6-Tray Brick Sorter Kit
14" 6-Tray Brick Sorter Kit
14" 6-Tray Brick Sorter Kit
14" 6-Tray Brick Sorter Kit
14" 6-Tray Brick Sorter Kit
14" 6-Tray Brick Sorter Kit
14" 6-Tray Brick Sorter Kit
14" 6-Tray Brick Sorter Kit
14" 6-Tray Brick Sorter Kit

14" 6-Tray Brick Sorter Kit

SKU: BCS001
Regular price $266.00
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Build your own brick sorter compatible with LEGO® brand bricks. This kit includes all the high-quality, 6mm, Baltic Birch plywood needed to build the 14" sorter with six trays of varying hole sizes. Wood glue is required for assembly and we highly recommend a set of clamps to ensure everything stays tight while drying.

Each tray nests into the next. Align the trays with holes from biggest to smallest and dump your bricks into the top tray. Agitate the sorter and the bricks will fall into lower trays according to size. Once the bricks are sorted by size, its much easier to then sort them manually by type or color.

Includes markings for optional casters to attach to the bottom tray, making it easier to roll/shake the shorter on a flat surface.  Recommended casters available from Amazon. ASIN: B07HC3Z56Z  Casters are not included.
 

Customer Reviews

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P.B.
Perfect sorter and priced for what you get!

The Product: This sorter works excellently. When using, sorting twice seems to be ideal. When you place a lot of Lego in the top, some longer pieces will align themselves to fall through to the next layer. Doing an initial rough sort allows you to selectively re-sort sizes to keep the longer pieces on the layer above (as they'll lie flat and not fall through the holes). While with casters, you can move it around back and forth, side to side, I've found that for a first pre-sort, picking the whole thing up and moving it up and down (carefully) and around is more effective (but my hands aren't small, so I can grip the layers well from the sides). I'm contemplating getting a small shaker motor to attach, as that may be more effective than shaking by hand. And, instead of the casters, you can put adhesive felt on the bottom (like you put under furniture). That will allow shaking it by pushing it back and forth, side to side, on a flat surface (but maybe not your expensive furniture).

Assembly: Some woodworking knowledge is likely helpful. I sanded the expected contact points (the accessible ones, not inside holes) and brushed on wood glue (including inside the receiving holes). They mention the benefit of clamping, but I used a pin nailer (23 gauge) to tack the joints together with the small nails. A few of the nails went astray and popped out the face of the wood, but I pulled them out. I then wiped away any glue squeezeout with a wet cloth.

The Cost: As to the value of the sorter, the baltic birch itself is worth around $50-60. I don't know how long they take on the laser cutter, but that has a cost as well. There's also the original design time to create and optimize the files for the cutting (don't underestimate this as it takes some time for aspects like getting tabs tight but not too tight). Then, packing and (free) shipping. Lastly, profit is needed to keep a company in business for them to offer us their next cool products.

The Value: $189.99 with free shipping is reasonable for what you get. It's not cheap, but you're also getting a high-quality and very useful product. If I had a laser cutter, I would be quite pleased with myself if I had come up with this design!

Improvement: The system is good! The only idea I can think of is an option for 2-3 more sieve layers, perhaps. Otherwise, the design is optimized for what it is: a flat-packed, tab-based, user-assembled, real-wood product.

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Miranda

It’s nicely made but only can be held together by glue. There isn’t a lid and is pretty tiny. Nice but not really worth the price.

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Cesar
It works

I was a bit skeptical about this item. Some assembly is required but it is not hard at all. Get the right wood glue and a set of clamps, and you’re good to go. Instructions are easy to follow for assembly. Before I started gluing mine, I painted all the side panels so that I could at least make it look good in my Lego room. I ordered a good set of casters that would also roll on carpet, and this baby has greatly reduced the amount of time it takes to sort a large tub of Lego. The 14” size is just right for my needs. So overall it’s a good tool to have in a Lego sorting table.

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nick denardo
14” 6 tray brick sorter kit

Excellent product. Works great

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Devin Smith
Casters should be there for 200 bucks

For 200 that should definitely have the casters installed already. Not worth it without the roll out capabilities.

We always strive to keep our prices as low as possible. Since the casters are available via Amazon, we decided it would be cheaper for the customer to purchase them direct, rather than us purchase and have to mark up to cover our costs. Likely we'd have to increase the price of the sorter by another $20 if we included the casters, but they can be ordered direct for about $9.

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