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As if chasing after small print run board games wasn't enough, Ikea are discontinuing their perfect board game storage Expedit. cry Hopefully the Kallax is a worthy replacement.

http://dangerousminds.net/comments/ikeas_expedit_line_is_bit...

There is a Facebook page dedicated to saving the Expedit though organised by record collectors. Perhaps they're not aware of us board game people?

Rettet das Ikea Expedit Regal
https://www.facebook.com/rettet.expedit

EDIT: And look at the tsunami of outrage on the internets!
(Probably one of the few times you'll see the term "cult shelf" used)
https://www.google.co.uk/?gws_rd=cr&ei=G-AEU5DDA_D07AaXlYGAB...




IKEA Discontinues Beloved Shelf, Prompts Internet Fury
Huffington Post
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/19/expedit-ikea-discon...
(Why are the record collectors getting all the attention? )

(BBC) Ikea Expedit: The people who mourn for discontinued Ikea lines
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-26339553

Some past threads on the Expedit:

What size Expedit shelf?
http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/733542/what-size-expedit-she...

Evolution of the game shelf
http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1119826/the-evolution-of-the...

Ikea Expedit Review
http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1111263/the-broken-meeple-ik...

Ooh! Ooh! Look at me! I have a new game shelf!
http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1111575/ooh-ooh-look-at-me-i...

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No idea if it will help but perhaps we should make ourselves known on that Facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/rettet.expedit
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Ha!

Long live BILLY!

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Scorpion0x17 wrote:
Ha!

Long live BILLY!

I have respect for Billy, but Billy is like Loki to Expedit's Thor.
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Siouxfire wrote:
Scorpion0x17 wrote:
Ha!

Long live BILLY!

I have respect for Billy, but Billy is like Loki to Expedit's Thor.
Loki is way cooler than Thor.
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Wow! How many shelves did Tom Vasel buy if they have to discontinue the Expedit?

A sad day for Ikea, Expedit shelves are awesome.
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He may be cool, but Loki is too shallow. He doesn't have the depth of Thor.
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Are the shelves adjustable? I never heard if this before are there different sizes? I need a new shelf, what makes these so great?
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brattle wrote:
He may be cool, but Loki is too shallow. He doesn't have the depth of Thor.
Ah, but that's the thing with Loki - everyone thinks he's too shallow, but in one of his many guises he's plenty deep enough.

And anyway, if this isn't mixing metaphors too greatly, Thor just got kicked out of the pantheon!
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LunarSoundDesign wrote:
Are the shelves adjustable? I never heard if this before are there different sizes? I need a new shelf, what makes these so great?
Loki is flexible too.

Sorry.

Billy has adjustable shelves (though not as adjustable as they might be).
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Siouxfire wrote:
As if chasing after small print run board games wasn't enough, Ikea are discontinuing their perfect board game storage Expedit. cry Hopefully the Kallax is a worthy replacement.

http://dangerousminds.net/comments/ikeas_expedit_line_is_bit...

There is a Facebook page dedicated to saving the Expedit though organised by record collectors. Perhaps they're not aware of us board game people?

Rettet das Ikea Expedit Regal
https://www.facebook.com/rettet.expedit


Do you have to take out dividers to make room for wider games like on your top units? Is it easy to do?
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It totally suck. Unless they do one which is the same but better. Somehow.
Scorpion0x17 wrote:
Ha!

Long live BILLY!

Billy suck.
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LunarSoundDesign wrote:
Do you have to take out dividers to make room for wider games like on your top units? Is it easy to do?
It's easy to do when you build them but you have to cut the length of the plugs. It can't be done when the shelf has been built without un-building it again =P
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I'm more of a Billy man myself
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aliquis wrote:
LunarSoundDesign wrote:
Do you have to take out dividers to make room for wider games like on your top units? Is it easy to do?
It's easy to do when you build them but you have to cut the length of the plugs. It can't be done when the shelf has been built without un-building it again =P

Good to know. Will the Kallax shelves be fine for someone who doesn't own anything, are people just upset because the new style won't match exactly?
 
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LunarSoundDesign wrote:
Are the shelves adjustable? I never heard if this before are there different sizes? I need a new shelf, what makes these so great?
They have 33x33x39 cm of room which is good enough for 30x30xD boxes and 30x40xD ones.
 
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LunarSoundDesign wrote:
Are the shelves adjustable? I never heard if this before are there different sizes? I need a new shelf, what makes these so great?
They have the best value in 2x2 and later 5x5 and 4x4, cost more in 2x4 and most in 5x1 configuration I believe. I think the 1x1 ones are reasonable cheap too.
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I went with the Hemnes line. A bit of glass class on top of the door, and a nice wood bottom to hide the trash.
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Kestril wrote:
I went with the Hemnes line. A bit of glass class on top of the door, and a nice wood bottom to hide the trash.
Hemnes is very nice - solid wood, which is a bonus.

The only down side is that you can't stand two next to each other without there being a gap.
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Meh. I have Bestå which, incidentally, fit LPs quite nicely also. Too bad they discontinued my color. cry

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/90134043/
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Kestril wrote:
I went with the Hemnes line. A bit of glass class on top of the door, and a nice wood bottom to hide the trash.

I have a Hemnes, and it's great: wider than the Billy, and much more attractive than the Expedit (though more expensive). Unfortunately, the lip is a little bit of a pain, especially on the top shelf.
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He may be cool, but Loki is too shallow. He doesn't have the depth of Thor.

Billy is wonderful for all games except the square "Ticket To Ride-size" boxes (along with any oversized boxes like the Big Boxes).
 
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Scorpion0x17 wrote:
Siouxfire wrote:
Scorpion0x17 wrote:
Ha!

Long live BILLY!

I have respect for Billy, but Billy is like Loki to Expedit's Thor.
Loki is way cooler than Thor.

Hulk disagrees.

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Note that the article says it's being discontinued in Germany, that doesn't necessarily mean it's being discontinued worldwide.
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Heresy! Release the hounds! angry

This means I won't ever have a 5x5 Expedit, which was kind of my holy grail of game storage... cry (I don't have it already because it basically won't fit anywhere in my current house, but that meant I planned to move )
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