LEGOS! There’s so much to love about them. These clever LEGO Organization Ideas will help you love them even more. As a parent whose child is into LEGOS, I am well aware of the storage dilemma.
Your child might be one who likes to build, take-apart and then rebuild. However, you might have the kid that likes to build and keep built so he or she can continue to play with the functioning set or display it for all to see. Whatever the case, I have collected storage ideas from around the web.
Also, my own Facebook audience provided their LEGO organization solutions.
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Clever LEGO Organization Ideas
I am contributing my own ideas here, but I am so inspired by the clever solutions of others. I believe that each family will adopt a system that works for them, but I definitely want to provide a number of LEGO storage and organization ideas so you can see what works for your peeps.
Re-Purposed Train Table
One of my readers re-purposed their train table as a solution for the LEGO storage dilemma. The top provides a wonderful surface for building or playing. The ridge around the edge prevents pieces from falling and getting lost. The bottom drawers provide ample storage. I love the inexpensive shelving units around the table that become a great way to display and organize current favorite creations.
Bead Containers for Figures and More
Bead containers have been a great solution for storing all of the figurines and accessories. My son would rather play with all his people than the vehicles and structures they come with. He loves having these individual bead storage cases, where each compartment houses an individual guy. The clear container helps him quickly find the figure he wants.
Sort by Color
Our family likes to sort LEGOS by color. Our family painstakingly sat and organized by color one day. I really thought it might by a silly endeavor, quickly become a big mix of colors again – like the never ending Play-doh dilemma. However, it has stuck, which is nothing short of a miracle. When the kids want to re-build a particular set, they simply pull out the gallon Ziplock bags of appropriate color and start searching.
We have all the colors organized in a plastic drawer set.
One of my clever readers also organizes by color. She found these plastic ornament bins with adjustable compartments where she houses her children’s collection.
Sort by Category
One of my readers showed me how her family likes to organize by category. LEGO comes in a variety of categories including Super Heroes, Nexo Knights, Ninjago, Friends, Star Wars, and LEGO City. Depending on your child’s interest or mood, they might find it easier if their LEGOS are sorted by sets.
Another one of my readers found these fabulous Stanley organization bins with compartments for organizing her sets.
Storage Display Shelving
I love the way Ashley Hackshaw of Lil Blue Boo makes the LEGO sets look like a piece of art, while adding some beauty and color to an IKEA shelving unit.
The Shabby Nest reveals another cute shelving solution for the kids who like to keep their LEGO sets together.
Storage for LEGO Instruction Booklets
Have you been at a loss for how to organize the LEGO instruction booklets? I have stored them in a file cabinet, but I love this solution offered by a reader. I quickly adopted it. All you do is get a three-ring binder filled with plastic paper protectors. Simply slide the booklets in. If you have a variety of set categories, you can use notebook dividers for better organization.
LEGO Wall Storage
Happiness is Homemade provides this clever solution for organization.
LEGO Storage and Building Table
Our Wee Family provides this clever idea that uses storage bins as the base for a DIY LEGO table. Find out how to do it here.
LEGO Storage Display
Jedi Craft Girl shows us how to make a LEGO figurine storage solution and art piece here.
LEGO Storage Labels – Printable
These adorable storage labels are available here. Thank you, Heather J.’s Life for the great resource.
Under the Bed Storage Cart
It’s often hard to find the room for all those LEGOS. The Happy Housie gives a great tutorial for making a DIY LEGO storage cart.
And for the LEGO Fanatic…
…this will do. More LEGO storage solutions to be found at Keep Calm Organised.
I hope these great LEGO storage solutions help contribute to your own Clever LEGO Organization Ideas.
Want more toy storage idea? My friend at Days with Grey has some great storage ideas here.