The key to organizing your LEGO bricks is to really know how the pieces are used. It will be different for everyone, but here are tips on how to organize LEGO bricks.
When your child is first starting off with LEGO or other interlocking building bricks, you do your best to keep their LEGO sets separated, but after years of accumulating and acquiring more and more, it becomes difficult to keep them organized this way. Keep reading to discover ideas for organizing LEGO.
If you’ve built with your kids, you know that being able to track down a tiny little piece that’s inside of a huge bin almost becomes impossible. Looks like you need to try a different method.
Here are a few ways that you can organize your LEGO better, depending on your circumstances.
Big Bin to Hide the Clutter
Let’s face it – this isn’t the most ideal way of organizing your LEGO bricks, but if you’re a mom or dad that’s simply tired of stepping on small LEGO pieces (ouch!), a large bin to store them will save you from another painful atrocity.
Besides regular bins, rolling bins or trays are another way of storing LEGO under the bed, without mom and dad being upset this time about it.
Organize with Containers that Have Dividers
If you or your child is a much more serious builder, a little more organization can go a long way. There are several methods and containers that you can use to divide up your pieces, it’s just a matter of preference.
Some people use tackle boxes, while others prefer divider trays, which both happen to work great. This makes it extremely easy to track down pieces you’re looking for, saving you half the time. The only drawback to these is that they don’t offer a ton of space for larger pieces. But that’s okay. It’s the little pieces that give you the most headaches.
Some may say this is a bad method for organizing your LEGO bricks but to each their own. Everyone’s brain works a little differently and for some LEGO fans, keeping their sets separate is exactly what they need and want. If you choose this method, you could purchase small pencil cases or use resealable plastic bags to hold each set. Include their instructions in whatever you choose to store them in.
Organize for Travel
If you’re first starting out or are needing a clever way of traveling with your child’s LEGO that they simply can’t be separated from, you’ll want to make sure you have a few on ready. Try an organizer case with a building plate on top.
Some people organize their bricks by sorting them into bins of separate color. This one may look fantastic, but one major problem with it is when you go hunting for the right piece for the job and every brick looks the same.
Sort By Shape
One clever way of organizing your LEGO is by sorting them by shape or part. Your eyes will be much quicker to point out a particular colored shaped LEGO among similar shapes instead of trying to track down a red small piece amongst a sea of red. To sort by shape or part, you’ll likely have bins sorted by plates, bricks, technic, and “other” pieces.
Sort By Color & Part
If you have a very large collection, you may need to sort your bricks by color AND part. This may really only be possible with common parts that you have plenty of in each color.
No matter how you choose to organize your LEGO bricks, I’m sure our favorite 6-case activity chest will come in handy.
There are so many ways and methods that you can use to store your child’s LEGO, it’s just a matter of what works for your situation. How do you manage to keep them all organized and under control?