40+ Awesome Lego Storage Ideas

Lego storage ideas that’ll keep your child’s room tidy, whilst ensuring their Lego is still easily accessible. These ideas come courtesy of The Organised Housewife team & community.

My son loved Lego when he was younger, but storing it in a way that was tidy and conducive to play was no easy feat. When we bough a new Lego storage unit for my son’s birthday I shared it with you all, and in return you shared your Lego storage ideas with me. Since then, many more genius Lego storage ideas have been born, and I am excited to now share all your fantastic ideas as well as a few new ones I’ve discovered too!

Awesome lego storage ideas for children

  PURCHASE: These Lego Sorting Labels may help too!

Lego sorting and organising labels

Think Vertically! This Lego tape sticks to the walls, so you can literally leave lego creations hanging off the walls, which is a great way to free up your table and floor space.

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Clean-Up Is In The Bag with one of these cleverly designed draw-string toy bags. A simple swoop of the bag and a pull of the draw-string and you’ll have lego-free floors once again (and in half the time of a traditional clean up!).

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A DIY Lego Table is an affordable way to whip your stray Lego into shape, whilst providing a practical and user-friendly surface for your children to get creative with their Lego.

Lego storage with drawers

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Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind! Any parent of a Lego lover will relate to this idea – LOL! – with this sliding Lego table ticking all the right boxes.

Lego storage tables

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A Filing Cabinet for Lego. This is a simple and effective way to sort Lego into colours, heads, arms etc –  a dream storage space for the child who is pretty particular about his colour combinations.

Lego storage filing cabinet

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Readers Share Their Fantastic Lego Storage Solutions

Shared by: Paulette E – Ikea units on castors to roll out to living area when friends come over and roll back to their room so baby can’t eat them.  Wow, this set up is awesome and so cleverly put together, I love the idea of it being on castors.

Shared by: Amy S – Hubby built a table into the corner for the city of Lego. There is more and plans to build a smaller second self above that.

Shared by: Debb S – using Ikea expedit.

Shared by: Melinda G – using Ikea storage tubs.

Shared by: Debb S – using the Ikea Dilling container (which fits perfectly under beds).

Shared by: Jessica L – Ikea expedit shelf  and Ikea samla tubs, sorted by colour.

This isn’t a readers lego area, but I wanted to share Roar Sweetly’s lego station with you as it’s so beautifully organised.


Shared by: Josslyn H – 2 drawer system from Kmart, sorted by colour, 5 drawers for people parts, animal pieces, ninjago/chima weapons and other bits and pieces.

Shared by: Sandy A – Ikea shelving unit.  Each drawer has its own colour. Sandy is going to paint the wooden frame white.

Shared by: Sandy A – inside the drawers, sorted by colour.

Shared by: Brandi M – Duplo storage, work in progress.  Brandi is going to add wheels, a top with lego boards and add labels to the tubs.


Shared by: Sandy A – Keep lego people in 3 tier tub from dollar store (I love this tub).

Shared by: Sabine G – sorted by colour in tall plastic drawer trolley.

Shared by: Sabine G – these drawers are also good for storing the books and lego plates.

Shared by: Natasha H – Another Ikea unit, this unit appears to be a favourite.

Shared by: Rebecca A – Cute labels, would make it easy to find what you’re after.

Shared by: Leanne S  – great lego area on wheels.

Shared by: Pippa S W – Sorted by colour, unit from Kmart a few years ago.

Shared by: Pippa S W – Sorted by colour, but we like to keep “sets” together as much as possible in zip lock bags with the booklets in them.

Shared by: Fyona R – Another great cubed storage idea.

Shared by: Fyona R – this Lego table is very cool!

Shared by: Lisa B – Plastic drawer set.

Shared by: Kirsten U B – Sorting lego by colour into plastic containers.

Shared by: Sonia J – Keeping manuals in clear tubs.

Shared by: Jane I – Homemade lego play track. Jane also sorted spare lego by colour into desktop filing trays.

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Shared by: Samantha M – storage tubs with dividers that fit under the bed (Howards Storage World sell something very similar).

Shared by: Kylie M – Each row on the right side is colour coordinated and colour goes from single stud bricks on the left to the 2×4 stud bricks on the right. Then there is also spaces for things like figures, windows, wheels etc.

Shared by: Monique L – now this is a lego collection!

Shared by: Monique L – Sorted by colour in takeaway containers.

Shared by: Sonia J – Using the Sistema containers to store lego, built lego storaged in daughters wardrobe.

Shared by: Alison J S – Grandma made this lego bag which also doubles as a play mat.

Shared by: Melissa A – Ikea Trofast sorted by colour.

Shared by: Kirsten W – Home made lego table, tubs from Big W.

Shared by: Nikki J – Ikea expedit.

Shared by: Sarah N – This is a very organised nook, again Ikea Trofast system.

Shared by: Gabrielle B T – The ones that stay intact once built are put on a high shelf. The plastic storage boxes are from Bunnings.

Shared by: Cindy V – Under the bed storage.

Shared by: Angela H – lego storage bag and play mat.

Shared by: Tash L – sistema plastic boxes to store Lego pieces.

Shared by: Kirrily H – Purpose built Lego area built on top of bunk beds, strong wood supports both adult and child.  If guests come over they remove the wood and add in a mattress.  Pool noodle is placed at the end so no tiny lego pieces fall out.  I think this is a great use of space.

Shared by: Jasmine S – Lego table with storage box. Made by my hubby from a $10 Ikea side table, Trofast storage box and a couple of sliders. Holds a lot. 

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40+ Lego storage ideas

This post was originally published on 25th August 2017, and has since been updated.

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jenny April 12, 2013 - 12:03 PM

does everybody find that sorting by colour is the best way for kids to use. My kids seem to keep some sets in sistema clip lock containers, but we have an abundance of mixes stuff in an under bed box.

Tess April 12, 2013 - 12:45 PM

we found that not only colour is important – but more important seems to be size! My boys like to sort by colour and by size, it makes it easier to find the small pieces when building the complicated things apparently.

Naomi Cartner April 12, 2013 - 1:29 PM

I think size is more important than colour.

Kim Fowler April 12, 2013 - 3:30 PM

I colour sorted all our lego a while back to find that my lego mad child ceased playing with the lego altogether! It seems his mind prefers the caos of a mixed tub and is inspired to create as he sifts through various lego. This being said we keep our various ranges sorted and clearly labeled in boxes ie, ‘city’ ‘ninjago’ ‘cars’ etc. A small display of lego only is all we allow as he is expected to do dusting himself (which he hates) and this also means minimum distraction when he’s getting ready for school or supposed to be doing chores. Also, in school holidays I allocate a space in the rumpus for him to set up his entire range into a LEGO CITY.

Niki October 3, 2015 - 6:56 AM

After reading your comment, I asked my son. He has the same preference as yours, meaning the mixed legos. He says looking through the mix allows him to get new ideas and change up a design as he goes. Having them organized makes him feel confined to one design because he is zeroed in on one piece. I would think if he designed less and did sets instead, it might be different.

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[email protected] May 25, 2015 - 7:30 PM

By colour is actually not that good, it’s harder to find a piece when they are all the same colour. By size and type is much better, and i keep the colours mixed because you can easily spot the different colours when they are mixed. I tried both systems in my childhood.

Sue Willis July 20, 2018 - 4:26 AM

My kids started off with drawers with specific colors but after a month the drawers were all mixed up again. Saw this video that makes them portable and able to store away when needed.


michael October 19, 2021 - 11:31 AM

I just got back in to lego and what i do is seperate everything by color and then i connect all of the like pieces together and then throw the connected pieces in a shoebox size sterilite container with one for each color…i don’t have to wade through and dig for the pieces i need as when they are all connected it is so much easier and less time consuming…i also can find out how many of a certain brick i have and never left wondering if i have enough pieces of a certain type for when i am planning out builds

Toni Young April 12, 2013 - 12:38 PM

My son has aspergers and he loves lego but gets overwhelmed when there is too much together in one box, and won’t play with it. I sorted his lego yesterday into the drawers just like you did and almost immediately he began to play with it again. “I love this idea Mummy,” he told me, “Can you also label the green blocks, alien blocks?” He was thrilled and I am too!

Melanie Emerton April 12, 2013 - 3:36 PM

We got the yellow lego table for christmas too … but it doesn’t hold much lego … only one of the stackable blue boxes …. and there is no lego mats on it …. If I had my time again I would be building one of these other brilliant ideas out of the ikea furniture instead of wasting $150 … lol

Paula Brodie April 13, 2013 - 7:44 AM

We recently separated out our Lego into colours but removed the smaller special pieces that make some of the more special things out of the general Lego sets. I also left out all the wheels, windshields, seats and steering wheels. We found that the boys (4 & 3) were now creating more rather than just playing with the built things, it was great. Although our range has increased and needs a reorder with bigger boxes – but I’m waiting for the next round of birthdays before I do that!
Also, I’ve been downloading and saving on our computer all the Lego manuals from the website so we have a back up if one goes missing or gets over used!

Brea Walker April 13, 2013 - 8:10 AM

love to see all these ideas for Lego storage. We currently just have the yellow lego holder which if not done up correctly opens when daughter drags it out (which is nearly everytime) with two boys on the way I am expecting that Lego will be everywhere!!

Amanda Lapthorne April 14, 2013 - 7:11 PM

Perfect timing, my little man just had his birthday and got Lego galore. I need to get it organised ASAP before pieces go missing

Katrina April 17, 2013 - 8:58 AM

Well there is quite a lot of inspiration here for you Amanda, please share your photo with us when your complete!!

Amanda Lapthorne April 21, 2013 - 4:11 PM

If I get completed LOL. I can be a little disorganised sometimes 🙂

grace April 18, 2013 - 9:24 AM

I sort them by the set in reseal bags and put them in the trofast drawers, I like the trofast, but wouldn’t have my kids use it as a worktop space, as they can’t put their legs under the trofast, which I think is bad for young backs, as they often sit for long periods working on their creations.

Katrina April 18, 2013 - 11:25 AM

You have a good point there Grace, Ikea do have some tabletops that could be added to top of the trofast creating a good work bench. I like the idea of sorting by set too 🙂

Simone Clarke April 19, 2013 - 9:14 AM

Some great ideas!! We currently use the partitioned storage boxes (from Bunnings). Our sorting method is not as ordered as some but is working well. One box has five long areas so that one holds long skinny pieces sorted into roughly 5 colours. We have another box with assorted vehicle type things like wheels and windshields. Another box is just for people and people tools like brooms, swords, walkie-talkies etc and another has many small compartments which we sort the tiny 1×1 size pieces into by colour/thickness. I will try to get some photos.

Helen Combs April 22, 2013 - 12:19 AM

Love all of these ideas…. I downloaded all of the LEGO manuals from the LEGO website and put them on my Kindle. Now he uses the Kindle to build his sets. Works great!! Eliminates all those manuals that either rip apart or get lost. Saves space for LEGO’s too! I also downloaded the KREO and Mega Blocks manuals.

Katrina April 22, 2013 - 8:19 AM

That a great idea Helen, I didn’t realise you can download the Lego manuals. Might look into this myself.

Lynn February 4, 2016 - 12:53 AM

Downloading the manuals is something I hadn’t thought of before. Will do this and store it on different devices.
Like others, we initially sorted by colors but that doesn’t inspire my grandson. I have sorted by people, parts to build cars, and windows & doors for houses etc.

Sara Phillips April 23, 2013 - 9:33 PM

It seems we are in the minority, we sort by piece size, so we have a bin for the pieces that are 1×1, 2×1, add up to 3 or 4, flat, people, accessories etc.

Michelle July 9, 2013 - 4:19 PM

I’ve been looking into ways to organize our lego’s and have asked the kids their ideas. I think I will watch closely as they play, and the younger dumps them out more than the older. I agree with you though, Sara, this seems to be the most logical way to sort and I’ve really been considering this. Sorting by color looks really neat, but when you’re building and looking for certain sizes, it just seems to make more sense to sort by size and type. Still thinking….

Sylvia Beaven October 7, 2015 - 8:52 AM

I Like this idea. I think by colour would be too hard to find as you normally need pieces by size when building. New to the lego thing but already noticing is a nightmare to store and keep off the floor, I have a 2 year old so we try to keep them away from him. 5 year old is the one who plays with them. I intend on storing sets but who knows what will work

Utahna Tassie December 7, 2015 - 5:10 AM

I love this idea! Have tried other ways of sorting in the past, but this way, by size & shape seems to be the most practical, making what’s needed the easiest to find! That is certainly how I would want them stored, if it were my craft materials we were talking about!

Sara Phillips April 23, 2013 - 9:36 PM

Also, the best tip I got on instructions, we have binders with the plastic sheets and that keeps them in order.

Sarah S. May 2, 2013 - 1:05 AM

What a great resource of such wonderful ideas…there really isn’t a wrong way to store LEGOS…this proves that! 🙂 I was thrilled to share a link to your post on my blog today, thanks!


Katrina May 2, 2013 - 10:28 AM

Thank you for sharing Sarah, I appreciate that. That’s right there is so many different ways, I also love the idea of sorting by creation.

Kitwench June 5, 2013 - 7:16 AM

I love the lego bags that double as playmats, and the various huge totes work really well too.
I *wish* I’d thought of the bunk-lego space – keeps them off the floor!

But with 3 kids now aged 25, 18 and 15 I have GOT to ask – were the photos of the dozens of trays and drawers perfectly sorted by color and type taken right after mom finished setting that system up?

Because that would have lasted 10 MINUTES in our house,lol.

Clean your room – and don’t forget to sort all your legos!

Katrina June 17, 2013 - 12:15 PM

Yes my photos were taken after I organise it, but he has kept it really organised, it just needs a good dust every now and then. Actually makes packing up the lego easier because next time he knows where to find what he needs.

Joyce B. August 28, 2013 - 1:36 AM

As kids get older, sorting by color doesn’t work so well. Older kids have a lot of gray Legos. How do you sort a mass of gray Legos!? At that point, if you/they sort at all, it would be by function. Btw, kids do just fine with one big bin of Legos all dumped together, but it’s us moms who want it to look pretty and organized. Most of these “How to Sort Legos” posts are by moms of little kids.

Martin November 28, 2013 - 12:09 PM

How creative! My little kid loves Lego and I usually find them scattered all over the house and I have to pick them up before somebody steps on them and get hurt. He would often lose a lot of missing pieces. I try to tell him to keep it organized. I even set up a huge basket as storage in his wardrobe closet but he always forget to put them all there after every use. Maybe if I put up a separate drawer cabinet, he’ll be more encouraged to clean up.

Brian Manninen January 6, 2014 - 1:43 PM

Hello, Does anyone know where the carts Sabine G added are from? The tall carts with clear trays?

Kirsten May 7, 2014 - 3:08 PM

These carts are available at officeworks (Australia) and can be white or black drawers. They also have the multicoloured drawers but are not ‘lego specific’ colours.

They do a lower trolley with two colums of 6 drawers also…. this gives a bigger display area on top…..

We don’t have ikea in cairns and I am thinking this is the best option for us as we start our lego journey with Mr 5.

Kellie Goldthorpe February 9, 2014 - 4:28 AM

i can’t believe the size of some of these collections!

Carrie I. June 27, 2014 - 12:37 PM

I’ve downloaded all of the direction booklets from the Lego site onto my ipad. No more loose or torn pages scattered around! My son loves that he gets to use tech while building a set!

We don’t sort by color, but do by sort by type of piece.

Jodie July 9, 2014 - 8:23 AM

I would love to know what Jane used for the homemade log play Matt, such a great idea…. Is it paper or made with material? The storage ideas are great, we also sort our into containers at the momment they are in Tupperware containers and was thinking of an idea…. So I’m overwhelmed with all the great ideas just gotta choose one now ????

Cliff July 12, 2014 - 8:19 AM

The pic of the yellow lego table shared by Ffyona R – any idea where to buy one??? Thanks in advance!

Kristina Hobbs July 18, 2014 - 8:30 AM

Hi, I’m a Danish stay-at-home mum of 4 kids between 2 and 11. I now all about IKEA and LEGO since both are Danish brands.-) and so, one would think, that I have it all figured out when it comes to organizing LEGO ind IKEA-tubs and the like. And yes, I have tried. My eldest son was mad about Starwars lego and have practically the whole collection (very generous grandparents). He just put them together and then refused to do more with them, because they might break. It,s been like that since he was 4 years old! Since them, we have accumulated masses of LEGO, but mostly Starwars. From time to time, I have sorted ll his LEGOS out, tried both by colour and size, but he cannot find out to organize it back, when he cleans it up again. Its the same with the other children. They seem to loose overview of where it all goes, even though I have tried to sort it in the clear plastic boxes. And I really don’t like the idea that it takes me two hours to sort it out every time they have played with it, so I don’t. I sort it out about every two years in stead, leaving it to total chaos in between. But really – WHAT DO YOU DO WITH ALL THE WEIRD BITS?? Especially star wars LEGO contains millions of strangely shaped bits that are impossible to do anything with. I have bought extra bricks of normal 2 by 4, extra doors and windows and wheels, to somehow inspire to construct new things. But it really hard when most of the massive amounts of LEGO in our collection have strange sizes and forms….Does anyone have a good solution or helpful comment here? Please? I feel like selling the whole lot and starting from scratch with my two youngest kids!! Tkanx for a great thread here:-)

jen August 25, 2014 - 6:20 PM

Hi I just posted a great way to organize legos as well. I would love for you to check it out. My site is http://www.faithandcolor.com

Ilinka August 31, 2014 - 8:31 PM

Hi. Which type is the one that Paulette E has in her image? Are they the TROFAST as well as it appears to be much deeper, and therefore provide more ‘build space’?

Dani September 23, 2014 - 3:23 PM

We had a huge clean up recently as we were storing by type – but I could never help as I didn’t know the difference between Star Wars/Chiama /Ninjago (silly me) – mister 6 and I worked out the organisation together so that he has the ownership. We use trofast 9 small bins for now and have colours (some are merged and some on their own. We also have the manuals in one and a box and a box that works well. So we have a couple spare for future splitting or merging.

Dani September 23, 2014 - 3:26 PM

Some of my message got deleted:
We merge some colours – eg red/orange/yellow and blue/green.
We also have separate boxes for heads/bodies/weapons/wierd pieces

Denny November 22, 2014 - 12:50 AM

Amazing ideas! My daughter is crazy about Lego and I don’t know where to put all the Lego in the house, so thank you a lot for this post and the pictures! Regards!

Kat - The Organised Housewife November 24, 2014 - 9:11 AM

Ooh wonderful Denny.:) Glad you got a lot out of this post!

PK December 10, 2014 - 7:12 AM

Only woman sorts lego blocks by color.

Michele Pilon December 28, 2014 - 1:52 PM

Sorting by color is easiest if you try to rebuild a lego set because you can look at the back page of the manual to see what pieces you need and if you are missing any. If any are missing then we head to the lego store block table to get our missing pieces.

Pam January 11, 2015 - 4:19 AM

I find that sorting the small/flat or specialty Lego pieces into small containers or tackle boxes work the best. We sort by colour and size. However, my son likes the chaos of the Lego bins when he’s creating. The small sorted pieces are best when trying to rebuild a Lego set.

Nicole Roberts January 27, 2015 - 6:07 AM

Can you share where Rebecca A got the clear plastic buckets? I love that idea for storing kits and have yet to find them that size! Thank you – what a wonderful post, so helpful! 🙂

Heidi February 3, 2015 - 12:09 PM

Ha ha ha! Get real! Who is doing the color sorting? The kids or an uptight mom?
Try a bed sheet in a big Rubbermaid tote! Pull it out and it has everything is there ready to be played with! When their done, grab the 4 corners and it’s all ready to be put away! All play…… No color coordinated sorting! The fun is in sorting through it to build something NOT when cleaning up!
Instruction booklets can go in a binder with page protector sleeves!
Sorry, no pretty pictures, just practical advice from a Lego mom whose engineers are all grown up, building and designing real stuff!

Sylvia Beaven October 7, 2015 - 10:56 AM

Sounds very practical and doable. Love it

Jason February 13, 2015 - 4:50 AM

Best thing I found for Lego’s and you con’t beat the price.


James March 6, 2015 - 9:40 AM

Sorting by colour just doesn’t work – especially when you are looking for the 1×1 flats or smaller – much better to sort by size (the way I’ve sorted my (son’s) collection…) and colour is a lot harder than it used to be…

My collection is nearly all black/yellow/red/blue/black (with a few flat greys in it) but not much else (mainly 30-40 years old) but the latest sets my son has have about 40-50 shades in it it – three browns, three greys, three blues, three greens….

Shelly P March 21, 2015 - 1:06 AM

My son is crazy about Lego and every time when he gets an A at school I buy him a small Lego set. Thanks a lot for sharing the way I can storage all of these Lego parts.Storage Hanworth Ltd.

Mel March 21, 2015 - 8:23 AM

Any idea what Pauline E used for her set? It doesn’t look exactly like Trofast and I love the casters. Maybe a desk between the two set could work?

Also, does anyone find their boys actually KEEP things organized by color? I really like the idea, but I don’t know if it’s reasonable and will be maintained.

Any thoughts?

thanks for all these ideas.

John March 29, 2015 - 7:42 AM

Love all the info
At 43 (dad) uk based( having built big projects overseas) I’m blessed with a 4 year old who is starting out with Lego ( just ordered the architecture studio for me)
By size I think is the practical Soloution as if you need a 2 red its in the 2 drawer 4 blue in 4 drawer et Al
Figures wheels speciality bits in a couple of drawers, the fun is finding the solution… The missing piece…
Let’s not make it to easy, as searching through a pile to find that bit your missing has its own special place….
My father (an aircraft engineer)made me a metal box with 3 sections it was up to me where I put the pieces, after time you work it yourself but always wanted/needed different divisions hence cardboard and sellotape…once again, Don’t make it to easy otherwise the joy of the search is lost

Sim April 10, 2015 - 8:46 AM

My Lego booklet says to sort by colour. But I can’t see my kids sorting when packing up. We currently use a bed sheet then gather up and tip into a tub. At the start of play we sort by colour or size depending on what we are making (my daughter prefers size sorting, my son sorts by colour. They enjoy finding stuff as they sort at the start, but when they are finished they just want to run off.

Kathryn Lambkin May 10, 2015 - 9:01 AM

I don’t think sorting is important. Mix it all in together and let them be creative!
Growing up my brother had cube-shaped tubs, and each was lined with an old single bed sheet.
You simply pick up the sheet, fold it out on the floor, doing all the playing and building on the floor, then when finished, scoop up the sheet and back into the tub. No fuss clean up!
What kid really wants to sort into colours and sizes? That just sounds like a job for an OCD parent!

Julia Davis July 19, 2015 - 11:39 AM

We purchased the coordinating rolling trundle bed that slides under my son’s twin bed, but we intentionally didn’t buy the mattress for it. Instead, it’s the “Lego Sandbox.” The Legos are all dumped in it, and both our kids can sit and build in it. There’s a shelf that stores their completed projects, and then the trundle just slides under the bed for clean up. Easy!

Katrina - The Organised Housewife July 20, 2015 - 11:05 AM

I love this idea, Julia! Absolutely brilliant.:)

Kathryn October 7, 2015 - 9:26 AM

Don’t sort, it limits creativity! Searching skills are important too. Let your kids initiate sorting if they want to.
I think the play mat storage idea is the best. But there’s an easier option.
Take an old bed sheet. Put all the lego sets mixed in together in the middle. Gather up the edges and pick up. Place into a cube shaped tub the same volume as the amount of lego. As you get more lego add more cubes and more sheets. No sewing required. Never pick up lego again. Never step on a missing piece of lego again! Always play on the mat next to the lego pile. My brother has been doing this from age 1 to 29.

Milkal December 28, 2015 - 6:15 AM

does anyone know where shared Kylie m got those yellow storage shelves/units?

Katrina - The Organised Housewife February 4, 2016 - 5:48 AM

they look like small organisers you may find in the tool section at a hardware store. I have seen similar at Bunnings.

Melanie April 13, 2016 - 11:54 AM

Im doing the lego table, where do we print or buy the graphics? Are those stickers I wonder? Im so excited!!!

Katrina - The Organised Housewife April 14, 2016 - 10:05 AM

Hi Melanie, I have some labels for lego available in my shop: https://theorganisedhousewife.com.au/organising/lego-sorting-and-organising-labels/

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Kerri July 3, 2016 - 8:12 PM

These are massive collections – my boy is only 4 and I can imagine in 10 years time his will be this size. At the moment though we are using a 4 tiered fishing tackle box. Surprisingly stores a lot and the small compartments are great. Easy to pack away & quickly and is portable. Will need to move to something larger (or two perhaps) by his next birthday.

Belinda July 4, 2016 - 3:18 PM

I think organising them is fine for older kids but for a lot of younger kids keeping them in boxes so you keep the set is limiting to what they will/can build. I realise some kids freak if a piece is missing but most don’t care, its the parents that worry. Even size can be limiting when young but a great idea for when they are older and have plan of building more complex things they wish to build. I suggest shallow stackable tubs for young kids they are light for them to move and place out around them on the floor or on a table, also being shallow allows them to see the pieces without emptying out. My kids are quite young so we have duplo in the lounge and ‘tiny’ lego in tubs I put on the kitchen table with the rule the tiny lego must stay up at the big table, at the end of the day they take any creations they wish to keep and I swipe the rest back in the boxes and stack them away and have an extra box for creations. I was thinking I might set up a designated lego area, I wanted to have a seated area they can put their legs under for better posture and have a display area for their new creations. I can’t see my kids growing out of lego anytime soon.

Aruna April 6, 2017 - 2:22 AM

My house is already crowded with kids toys.Thanks for sharing toy storage ideas to organize kids toys. It will be a great solution to cover all kids toys.

Logan August 24, 2017 - 7:47 PM

Some good Lego storage options here but this is the ultimate Lego storage solution if you ask me. I store over 10,000 pieces of LEGO and I’ve only placed 2 orders with them, definitely would recommend.

Mark Eddiford - Lego Grandad. November 29, 2017 - 6:13 PM

Hi im Lego Grandad… Well, thats what my 3yr old grandson calls me. I started buying us lego last Christmas and I put it all in one tub to start with. It wasn’t long before it irritated us both when stuggling to find certain pieces. So we broke it down into tubs as colours. Now a year later and the collection has grown significantly and I’ve broken it down into snap lid diy storage trays for part type and colour. Happy to share images but just find us on Facebook & Instagramme as Legograndad. Link with us if so desired we post often. Thank You.

Katrina - The Organised Housewife November 30, 2017 - 9:05 AM

Hi Lego Grandad, Wow I love that sound of that and will take a look at your page now. Sounds interesting and I can’t wait to see what you have come up with. Thanks for sharing

Sue June 2, 2018 - 7:03 AM

I have just ‘inherited ‘ my grandsons Lego collection – they are living in one room and it is too small for all the boxes of Lego! I started sorting today – initially I have gone for colour but reading all your comments I think I might go for brick size. I want to try to ‘ make ‘ some of the sets using the instructions but they need sorting first. It was good to read all your comments.

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mel December 17, 2019 - 1:02 AM

I’m a lego nanny rediscovering her love of lego. I’m sorting by both colour and size. So all the tiny tiny pieces (2 x 1 or smaller are sorted by item. Larger bricks are sorted by colour . The smaller items are stored in the Home Depot small tool holders which are 2 for 20$ CDN, I bought four. I bought a 5 drawer (which remove easily for accessibility unit from Storage location, but I’m going to need another one soon. I also just bought a large sterilite ‘decoration organizer’ from Canadian tire which was on sale for $10 which holds all the 2 x 1bricks by colour. I bought 2 haven’t used the 2nd one yet. I’ve bought loads of bulk 2nd hand lego and must have about 50 lbs weight of lego, it needs to be sorted to not overwhelm my little granddaughter who isn’t quite 4 and is just beginning her lego journey.

Katrina - The Organised Housewife January 7, 2020 - 3:45 PM

Sorting Lego can be a big job, but it’s so worth it! Happy organising Mel 🙂

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Jude July 16, 2020 - 5:21 PM

We sold half of our collection and bought a trampoline – the overwhelming collection was too big to find anything . We spent hours rebuilding sets (mostly driven by Mum – no I wasn’t juggling zillions of things) so our lounge room was dominated by lego for about 3 months- it wasn’t always fun and often we would say to the kids that each person needed to rebuild one set per evening for a few days. it did help them learn that persistent hard (boring) work brings results. We worked out a functional sorting/storage system. Firstly basic common shapes were sorted by shape eg basic bricks so there were a few tubs of them. The colours were mixed.
Next we put similar items together eg wheels, hingey things, rods, steering wheels/handlebars, tiles, things with stickers on them. Then with what was left we sorted it into colour (the odd bits). If we had a crowd of small children visit it would be all over!! Most of the boxes are shoebox size and mostly a lot smaller sitting in the corner of the lounge room and the tiny ones stacked in the bookcase.
Now my son is high school age he keeps it sorted. When he was younger it would have been a waste of my time because he couldn’t see the purpose of the sorting. Also he doesn’t play with it everyday now.
When the children were younger simple shallow underbed tubs of mixed bits were used.

Katrina - The Organised Housewife July 21, 2020 - 4:00 PM

It’s funny how we need to change the way we sort the Lego as our children’s way of playing with it changes. I remember when my son used to mix all his Lego together, and then suddenly he started wanting to sort and organise it. Thank you for sharing your experience with us 🙂 Kat x

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