My floor is covered in bricks. My bare feet can't take much more abuse. Is there a way of collecting up the bricks easily, or should I just get on my knees and start scooping them up with my hands?
I actually have somewhere a special Lego picking up device. It has two wheels on the sides and when you slide it across the floor, these turn an attachment at the front. The attachement is basically like the thing on the side of a paddle boat, but taking up the whole width of the front, and it throws the lego pieces into the back of the device as it turns. It works marvelously on carpets!
Edit: It's a Brick Vac.
The best idea is just using prevention: Put a big white cloth on the floor, and when you want to clean up, put the corners together and collect the parts from the middle.
I like to get out my Loader-Dozer (from LEGO Rock Raiders) to clean up my bricks:
Obviously this is inspired from the video game, in which the same vehicle serves to remove rubble:
I'm so meta like that.
A dustpan & brush will do a good job:
Just make sure you don't pick up too much dust with the bricks!
Hoover. Or bare feet. They both work well ;)
Seriously though, I'm a bare hands kind of guy if I've not followed the instructions, and split them all over the floor as opposed to doing it on the table or a large butlers tray.
One easy way to prevent them from getting into the carpet, is to first spread the Lego over a sheet that's on the ground. Then you can just pick up the corners and dump the pieces back where they are stored.
We have a rule that you only play with LEGO at the dining room table. The pieces are too little to be played with efficiently on the floor. It's much easier to tidy away as you have a smaller space that you can sweep into a box. Any small piece that gets dropped is picked up by the Roomba iRobot!
I am using my Lego Remote-Controlled Volvo L350F Wheel Loader (42030 set number) just pushing them into a one big pile and then using my own hands.
buy a lego technic motorized model of something that digs like a bulldozer or an excavator for example! like 42055! I have 42055 and it's kinda automatic, super inefficient and ultra cool to watch it clean. or you could just more efficiently but less awesomely scoop it up with your hands. I find the latter method very, very effective.