Building Block Storage Bins Finally Put Your Lego Skills To Good UseS

And to think your parents were actually disappointed when you kept playing with Lego bricks all the way through college. Little did they know that you were refining important skills that would one day let you build one hell of a shelving system with Quirky's new modular Crate system.

Admittedly, drawers and home theaters aren't as exciting as building X-wings and pirate ships, but the Crate system is finally a way for college students to fight back against Ikea's rigid designs. Maybe we don't want to put the Mosjo next to the Vallvik, have you ever considered that Sweden?

Thanks to a clever design that covers the plastic containers in evenly sized and spaced holes, connectors can be used to stack them into larger creations. And other accessories like hooks, casters, cable management, and even things like white boards can be added to expand the functionality of your Frankenstein furniture.

There's no word on pricing for any of the made-in-the-USA Crate options just yet, but they are going into production and should be available in about three months time. In the interim, just make sure to keep toddlers and other loved ones safely away from the cinderblock and lumber leaning tower you currently keep your textbooks on. [Quirky]