Aunty Bon’s house is one of the most fun places for my kids. She has a huge Lego collection my kids are crazy about. Not to mention the DEATH STAR. Yes, a Star Wars Death Star all set up and ready to play with. Lego storage is not a big issue for us yet, but our collection is growing so I’m always on the look out for systems and ideas, and here are 6 different ways I’ve come across (so far) for storing Lego.
1. Funky Lego Storage Bricks
In this post — Organising and Storing Toys — I share the various places we store toys, and for Lego, we keep them in funky storage bricks. They look great in the play room! You can get these online, and at places like Howards Storage World and Toys R Us.
2. Lego Cupboard/Drawers
BEST LEGO STORAGE EVER!
Best Lego Storage Ever Award goes to Anton Galkin. Check out more details on his custom cupboard here.
Lego Cupboard With Colour Coded Drawers
My sister has a (much smaller) variant of the amazingness above. But it works really well: A vintage cupboard with plastic drawers inside (for different coloured Lego), sections for paper Lego instruction manuals and boxes for special Lego sets.
My sister also set up a small table next to the Lego cupboard, which is the perfect level for play.
4. Sectioned Boxes
Craft boxes (you can find at places like Spotlight and discount stores) are fabulous for storing special Lego sets, travelling with Lego (e.g. on holidays) or for keeping Lego organised in a cupboard.
4. Tool Box
5. Lego Play Table
This amazing idea is from Bec, who keeps the Lego for her boys out displayed on a huge play table so it’s always ready to play with! A tutorial on how she put it together is here.
6. Lego Mat (or sheet, or bedspread)
My sister and I used to play Lego for hours on Sunday afternoons and our system was pretty much the same as this one. We used one of mum’s old sheets, spread the Lego everywhere, and then for pack up, we carefully lifted the sheet off the ground from all corners, and dumbed it (sheet and all) into a plastic crate. These days, you can buy special Lego mats that work the same way. The one below is a Brikbag.