Best Lego Storage

Best Lego Storage

Kathryn October 7, 2015 at 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. Reply
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Best Lego Storage

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.
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Best Lego Storage

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:-)
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Best Lego Storage

Kim Fowler April 12, 2013 at 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. Reply
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Best Lego Storage

Update:  Lego Table!!  We now store all of our basic bricks in our new Lego table that we built out of IKEA storage.  Each boy has their own tub for their parts in the Lego table, and there are two tubs for basic bricks, plus tubs for other things.  Check out our Lego table post for more details!
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Best Lego Storage

Belinda July 4, 2016 at 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. Reply
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Best Lego Storage

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.
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Best Lego Storage

We bought a storage organizer from Michaels. It has 10 drawers and it rolls. ALL of the bricks are sorted by color. There is also a drawer for Lego man body parts (does anybody else have boys that like to dismember their Lego people????), and their accessories. And there’s a drawer for wheels, tires and the means of building them. They keep completed sets on their Lego table, or on the shelf. We also bought another storage organizer but this one has three larger drawers. They keep in progress sets in two of those. In the third, I keep the instruction manuals, each inside of its own ziploc bag, with the pieces for that set, assuming those pieces aren’t in “general population”. Every so often, I sit with them and we rebuild all of the sets, if we can.
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Pam January 11, 2015 at 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. Reply
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We straighten out their drawers, their desks, their bookshelves, and now we even buy rugs for their school lockers. Even though we buy toys for educational purposes, we usually require them to do all the clean up. Almost always, they should be able to, but LEGOs are different. There are few toys that kids can own that could easily number in the thousands. LEGO told Quartz there are about 70 LEGO bricks for every one of the world’s 6 billion inhabitants. And children around the world spend 5 billion hours a year playing with LEGO bricks.