More Lego Storage Ideas

by Katrina - The Organised Housewife

There are so many different ways you can organise and store Lego.  Here are some creative Lego storage ideas to inspire you.

Sorting by colour  | Common Chaos

Sorting by colour – using a Tool chest  |  Raisin’ 4

Sorting by colour – Storage Boxes  |  Jones Design Company

Sorting by colour, using tape to label each box, add wood board as table top  |  Family Fun

Sorting by colour – using Ikea’s Trofast unit  |  I heart Organizing

Storage unit and tabletop  |  Lost Button Studio

Glue 4 Lego sheets onto Ikea Lack Side Table and store Lego underneath  |  Ordinary Mom

In a ziplock bag  |  A soft place

Together in a box  |  The Home She Made

  READ MORE: Lego Storage and Organising Ideas for a Boys Bedroom

How do you organise and store your Lego?

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35 comments

Snotface Stinkbum's Mum October 19, 2012 - 7:06 AM

my friend has an old timber side table (similar height to the IKEA ones, but larger surface area) with a piece cut out in the centre trap-door style – it hides a supported basket/bucket to place all the lego in. another great idea my Dad had for my brother was to create a lego board – one piece of timber about the size of a door, a couple of handles on the edge, glue the lego boards to it, and it used to slide under his bed. we could build cities and leave them set up on the board, stored under the bed – it was awesome!

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Katrina October 19, 2012 - 12:03 PM

That sounds really cool, would love to see a photo if she doesn’t mind you sharing it J

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Sharon October 19, 2012 - 8:24 PM

that is awesome! Have to tell my hubby about that one! Good use of under the bed too!

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Belinda Bosco October 20, 2012 - 5:26 PM

I designed a bit of an Ikea Hack and got my hubby to make it. I will share the photo with you.

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JJ October 19, 2012 - 7:12 AM

I love the tool box idea,

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Katrina October 19, 2012 - 12:01 PM

I think a toolbox would look really good in a boys room. Rough and tough J

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Leanne Renehan October 19, 2012 - 7:22 AM

We store each set made/or not in a zip lock bag (I have 12’x12′ for big ones) and then sort in draws according to type, eg hero factory, star wars etc.
We also have a bag of assorted bits that have gotten seperated from their sets. Then everyone know where to look when a bit is missing.

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Nani October 19, 2012 - 7:22 AM

I bought the Brick Bag for our girls in 1987! It’s still in daily use by my family day care kids and my grandson and its in perfect condition.

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Katrina October 19, 2012 - 11:59 AM

Wow, now that’s quality!

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Leanne October 19, 2012 - 7:47 AM

Thanks for sharing the brikbag. I had something similar when I was a child for our lego and had been looking for my own children’s lego! I think storing it might be a problem though – you would probably have to hang it up which might take up a lot of space!

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virginie D. October 19, 2012 - 10:08 AM

My favorite is the bag. I had one when I was younger. My mother did it herself. Few month ago, she did an another one for my kids… I have to admitt it’s easy to clean the room after we hang the bag…

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Katrina October 19, 2012 - 11:55 AM

It’s such a clever idea

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Belle Lipiec October 19, 2012 - 11:37 AM

I love the little IKEA table with the lego boards stuck on!
We just have 2 large sturdy plastic boxes – one for hero factory pieces and the other for ‘just lego’ pieces & for now they live side by side in Mr 6’s wardrobe and he opens the door, sits down and starts playing 🙂

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Katrina October 19, 2012 - 11:52 AM

It’s a great idea isn’t it, perfect height for the little kids to stand and play

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Danielle October 19, 2012 - 11:47 AM

I use the containers from the napisan and washing pod containers 🙂
they stack nicely together as well

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Katrina October 19, 2012 - 11:51 AM

That’s a fantastic idea!

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Chantal October 19, 2012 - 5:32 PM

Ikea’s Glis boxes are perfect for storing Legos. The large ones for bricks, the small ones for built sets like cars. Stack perfectly. I put stickers on the front with pictures of what’s in there, so the boys can play independently. Works really well so far.

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Chantal October 19, 2012 - 5:36 PM

I never sort by color, but rather by size or type. It’s great to have the visual effect of sorting by color, but try finding a ‘1’ brick in a box full of reds! Much easier to find a red in a box of ‘1s’.

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Kathryn Reid October 20, 2012 - 3:16 PM

I love that you said 1’s… that’s how we describe the different sizes too! 😀

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Belinda Bosco October 20, 2012 - 5:24 PM

We do to 🙂

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Amber May 20, 2013 - 12:25 PM

My thoughts exactly. I’ve never understood sorting by color. We sort by type. “One bys”, “two bys”, wheels, technic, sloped pieces, plates, etc…

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Sharon October 19, 2012 - 8:22 PM

I went to Masters and bought two closetmaid mini 6 cube units and fabric boxes. Found lego labels online- free printables- printed out and stuck them on with clear contact. They are sorted in colour + wheels, people and special bits. Works a treat. Its now in his room, stacked on top of each other on side of his desk against a wall.Son decided how he wanted them sorted. He can make on the desk and leave the mess right there! He is 9 so things that are created do not get packed away!

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Felicity Jorgensen October 20, 2012 - 11:51 AM

My Dad purpose built a Lego storage box when we were kids (4 of us ) it has different sized sections for each sized bit. It has 3 levels and a lid. Each level can be placed out separately for play or stacked up to pack away. I agree with size sorting, much easier to find a colour in sizes than a size in colour. Will post photos after my next visit to the parental units house!

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Belinda Bosco October 20, 2012 - 5:35 PM

This is an Ikea Trofast storage system. My husband bought some MDF from Bunnings he routed the outside edge to make it smooth and then sprayed it white. He then attached it to the top of the unit with screws. We actually use it as a craft table. Each of the draws has different things like colouring in books, paper, spaghetti tins hold pencils and texta’s, Stickers, etc. The kids love it. As the get taller we can add feet to the bottom.

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Coubay October 22, 2012 - 4:56 PM

We have tried it all, sorting by type and size, sorting by colour and so on. My son’s collection is huge and they just inherited their Dad’s collection that his Mum had kept since he was a kid (a giant storage 100L container full), they already had enough to fill 1 and a half of those things.
They can never find the bits for set A or set D so now we are putting each set together, placing it in a ziplock bag labelled with which set it is and then the different types go in a container together. A container of start wars, a container of city, a container of Atlantis and so on.
It’s big job, wish we had never sorted by colour or type.
Oh they are all kept in a white free standing pantry in a corner of the dining room, it also houses their big sister’s Home Schooling stuff on the second shelf (home schooled due to ill health), they have the bottom 2 shelves, the top shelf is for Mummy and Daddy’s stuff.

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Nicole October 23, 2012 - 5:17 AM

My grandmother bought us a brick bag around 1980, which was used a lot. My 3 kids now have it, along with our old lego and they love it! The bag hangs in a corner of the lounge when not in use. The newer sets are stored in icecream containers inside one of those large wheeled storage boxes with a lid, slides into the bottom of the wardrobe when not in use. Lego is a fantastic timeless activity!

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Simone February 6, 2013 - 1:08 PM

We have nothing to sort it out, it is pretty much all made up and he won’t break it up, I am running out of room to store it, have a Lego table, chest of drawers full of made stuff and the top of the tv cabinet in the kids room is covered…. don’t know what to do, any suggestions?

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JJScraps May 22, 2013 - 12:16 PM

I’m always looking for more Lego organizing ideas!! We sort by shape (i.e.; small blocks, single rows, studs, rods, etc.) but, these tables and drawers are perfect!

you can see our lego organizing system here- http://joannajune.typepad.com/work_in_progress/2013/01/star-wars-legos.html

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Katrina May 27, 2013 - 4:15 PM

I love your drawers JJScraps, very organised!

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Michele Lents Moody August 28, 2013 - 9:15 AM

We currently sort by color, but I’m considering changing. If you sort by shape, how many drawers do you need for that? I’m imagining all the different shapes and it seems like tons. Do you just group all the unique pieces together.

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Sarah December 11, 2013 - 12:05 PM

We sort by type in a card catalog. It works great, and there were already label holders on the drawers!

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Renee July 17, 2014 - 11:27 PM

In addition to drawers, we use a clear, plastic over the door hanging shoe rack.
It works great- can see all the pieces, it’s always available, but doesn’t take up any space 🙂

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Dean Ashby August 28, 2014 - 7:11 PM

That’s some REALLY organized Lego storage items right there! I’m definitely going to have to take home some of these storage ideas for my garage too!

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Katrina September 1, 2014 - 10:56 AM

Great idea, Dean!

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