I needed a few Lego 2 x 4 bricks. You know... the ones we had a ton of growing up.
But, in the hundreds? of Lego sets we have at our house, there are very few 2 x 4 bricks.
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Neal had a day off of school last week, so he came to help me.
Neal had done some research and we went with a plan to max out the number of 2 x 4 bricks in the cup. While at the store, we did some tweaking and we were able to add a layer.
Many of you have had the object lesson in church about fitting the rocks (family, prayer, scriptures and church attendance, etc...) the small gravel and sand in a canning jar. If you put the sand in and then the gravel, there is not room for the rocks. It's the same concept with a pick a brick cup. But the big items in first and wisely, then add the fillers.
Add fillers (small pieces) to the ring in the bottom of the cup.
Add the first layer (details on each layer later in the post). Then add filler to the sides. Repeat these two steps for each layer.
Here is how you create each layer:
If you purchase the small cup, just do layers 4, 5 and 6.
Just remember: you're trying to maximize the space to get the most Legos. Put the biggest pieces in first, add fillers and have fun!