LEGO Brick Labels

LEGO Brick Labels

LEGO Brick Labels is a collection of more than 1000 labels to organize your LEGO collection. The collection includes labels for basic LEGO bricks and plates, hundreds of specialty elements, and over 100 Technic elements. It’s perfect for a large (or growing) LEGO collection!

Version 3.0 adds 66 new labels.

September 6, 2017: Version 3.0 adds 66 new labels, with a focus newly released elements. This update improves the label quality across the entire collection, and simplifies the file and folder names.

About the Labels

These labels are carefully designed to print using the economical Brother P-touch label printer, which prints high-quality glossy labels on durable plastic tape with a strong adhesive. They have been designed to work with a wide range of storage solutions, including my favorite: The affordable 64-drawer cabinets by Akro-Mils.

LEGO Brick Labels now includes labels for most Technic parts.

Labels make it easier to find and organize your LEGO bricks.

I designed each label to ensure you can find bricks quickly, and order more parts when you run out. That’s why each label includes a picture, common name, and the part number. The crisp images of each LEGO brick are created using custom scrips to enhance the contrast, ensuring that the images look great when printed. In cases where there have been several part variations, both part numbers are shown.

Sample Labels

Each label features a clear image of the brick, the common part name, and part number.

Download ‘LEGO Brick Labels’

The collection has been organized into groups of related LEGO elements, like Basic Bricks, Slopes, Hinges, Wedges, Curves, Technic and more. This makes it easier to find the labels you need. Most of the groups contain around 64 labels, which is the number of drawers in the highly recommended Akro-Mils 64-drawer cabinet. You will probably want to rearrange your groupings over time based on the bricks that you use most frequently, and bricks that you typically use at the same time.

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Compatible Brother P-Touch label printers

These labels are designed to be printed on 1/2″ label tape using a Brother Label printer (such as the PT-P700) on Brother 1/2″ Laminated Tape. These labels are waterproof, smudgeproof, durable, and they come in a variety of colors such as White, Pink, Yellow, Lime Green,Clear, and even Gold.

Any Brother printer which prints on “P-touch” 1/2 inch (12mm) labels will work. The higher-end PT-P700 seems to be the best value at this time.

Model Features Compatibility Learn more
PT-1230PC Lower-end model. Compatible with labels up to 1/2″ / 12mm. AC Adapter not included. (This is the model I own. I use six rechargeable AAA Batteries.)
MSRP 52.99$ (Often cheaper than PT-P700.)
PC Only PT-1230PC at Amazon
PT-P700 Recommended Model. Compatible with labels up to 1″ / 24mm. Power Adapter included.
MSRP 79.99$
PC + Mac PT-P700 at Amazon
PT-P750W Wireless Model. Supports WiFi, USB and NFC printing. Compatible with labels up to 1″ / 24mm. Power Adapter included.
MSRP 129.99$
PC + Mac PT-P750W at Amazon
PT-D600 Standalone Model w/ Keyboard Can create simple labels using the keyboard and small screen, or plug into PC/Mac to print LEGO labels. Compatible with labels up to 1″ / 24mm. Power Adapter included, or use AA batteries.
MSRP 79.99$
PC + Mac PT-D600 at Amazon
PT-2430PC Older version of PT-P700. It has most of the same features as PT-P700. Power Adapter included.
MSRP 79.99$ (Might be cheaper because it is retired product.)
PC Only PT-2430PC at Amazon
If you decide to buy a printer or label tape, please consider using the Amazon links on this page. I get a small royalty, which encourages me to update the label collection to include new elements.

How to Print LEGO Brick Labels

It’s pretty easy to print LEGO Brick Labels on a compatible Brother Label Printer (such as the PT-D600, PT-P700, PT-P750W, PT-1230PC, or PT-2430PC.)

Step-by-step instructions:

  1. Ensure that you have a compatible Brother Label Printer. Only Brother label printers that plug in to your Windows PC or Mac are compatible with these labels. (Only the PT-D600, PT-P700, and PT-P750W models are Mac compatible.)
  2. Purchase 1/2″ Brother Label Tape. My labels are designed for 1/2″ label tape, which means that the labels will be 1/2″ tall by around 2″ wide (1.2cm by around 5cm). This size is perfect for common storage solutions like the 64-drawer cabinet by Akro-Mils.
  3. Download and Install Brother P-Touch Editor application. It’s available from the Brother website at brother.com/product/dev/label/editor/index.htm (There is a download link at the bottom of the page.)
  4. Connect the printer to your computer. In most cases you will use the included USB cable, although the PT-P750W model also supports wireless printing.
  5. Download LEGO Brick Labels. A download link is available at brickarchitect.com/labels
  6. Open .lbx files in Brother application. After installing the “Brother P-Touch Editor” application, you should be able to simply click on label files (with .lbx file extension) and the labels should appear in the “Brother P-Touch Editor” application.
  7. Print the labels you need. If you want to print all of the labels from a single file, click “File” in upper left of application and press “Print…”. (If you want to print just one label, you may need to carefully select the image and text, copy it from that file, and “paste” it into a new file.)
If you have any questions, leave a comment below!

LEGO Brick Storage

I have been very happy with the inexpensive plastic drawers manufactured by Akro-Mils. They make a 64-drawer cabinet which is perfect for sorting your collection by part. The drawers are not large, so I advise using a different storage system such as plastic bags in large plastic bins for those cases when you have more bricks of a specific type than you can store in one drawer. With so many labels, a storage system consisting of ten 64 small drawer cabinets, and two 24 large drawer cabinets for your most common bricks/tiles/plates is a good place to start.

Akro-mils also makes a 44 drawer cabinet containing 32 small drawers and 12 large drawers, but I have found that it’s easier to arrange the cabinets when each one contains only large or only small drawers.

My current storage solution consists of 15 Akro-mils cabinets.  The Sterilite drawers beneath them are used for bulk storage, complete sets, manuals, and more.

My current storage solution consists of 15 Akro-mils cabinets. The Sterilite drawers beneath them are used for bulk storage, complete sets, manuals, and more.

Some users prefer the similar system of drawers by the Stack-on brand. Their cabinets may fit better in your LEGO room since they are narrower and taller (than the Akro-mils cabinets.) The drawers are easier to break because they are made of a hard clear plastic. They come in a version with 60 small drawers, 18 large drawers, or a mix of 30 small and 9 large drawers.

Whether you choose Stack-On or Akro-Mils, I have found that Amazon is usually cheaper and has better selection than local stores. (Free two-day shipping with their Amazon Prime program is really convenient when knee-deep in sorting LEGO bricks…)

Akro-Mils (left) and Stack-On (right) are both popular storage options.

Akro-Mils (left) and Stack-On (right) are both popular storage options. They both offer products with just small drawers, just large drawers, or a mix of both (as shown).

For bulk storage, there are a lot of options, and you may find better prices at your local big box store like Fred Meyer, Walmart, or Target. I have been pretty happy with these large Sterilite drawers which you can use with or without the wheels.

This is where I store complete sets that aren’t built at this time, additional bulk bricks, instruction manuals, incomplete projects, and more.

History of LEGO Brick Labels

LEGO Brick Labels began in April 2014, when I decided to organize all of the bricks included in 21050 Architecture Studio into two 44-drawer Akro-mils cabinets. The label collection grew throughout 2014, as I purchased additional LEGO bricks while writing my book, The LEGO Architect.

After completing the book I finally had a chance to update the collection, so the number of labels doubled in November 2015! The Technic collection was completed by April 2016, and each subsequent update added less common parts or newly released LEGO elements. (Did you know that there are about 30 new general-purpose LEGO elements every year?)

If you want to see which labels were added in each update, read the detailed version history.

Have these labels helped you get organized? I’d love to see your improved LEGO storage! Let me know you like them by leaving a comment below…

136 Responses

  1. Thank you for these great resources Tom! I recently printed v.3 on a PT-P700! I got Filmax carts, and so far everything is amazingly easy!
    Set “Chain printing/Auto cut” and it’s a snap. I think the labels used 3.5 cassettes! What an inspiration! Thank you!!!

  2. Daniel says:

    Hi Tom. I’d like to rearrange the elements so they match the bricklink database. Do you have a link to the images you used?

    • tomalphin says:

      Daniel,
      The images are custom-created for the label collection, and I’m not sharing them for other purposes at this time.

      Your best source for brick images is probably brickset.

  3. Merete Storgaard says:

    hello Tom
    Your Brick list is very nice and it´s super good for us who isn´t an expert in bricks, many many thanks

  4. Michael says:

    Was wondering what size paper you use for your printer/labels the 9mm or the 12mm and also what company do you use or where do you get the replacement rolls of paper? Additionally how many labels do you print per replacement roll? Thanks!

    • tomalphin says:

      The labels are designed for the 12mm / 0.47″ TZe label tape – Brother P-touch printer system.

      I don’t know for sure, but I expect you get about 300 labels per roll.

  5. Matthew says:

    Have you considered or do you know if it’s possible to convert your labels for use with the DYMO label printers?

    • tomalphin says:

      I’m sorry, but I don’t know how to convert the labels to the Dymo format., and it is way too much work to maintain more than one format.

      Maybe you can borrow a Brother printer from someone, or find an used or inexpensive older model.

      —tom

  6. Brendan Thompson says:

    Hey Tom,

    I don’t suppose there is anyway to purchase pre-printed sets of all these labels is there?

    Excellent work by the way!!

    • tomalphin says:

      It’s not practical to sell printed labels, as it would be more expensive to print and ship them to you then to purchase the printer and labels and do it yourself.

      Good luck getting organized!

      —tom

  7. JT says:

    Hi there,
    Do you by any chance have an old copy of the 1.2 version of the labels, which the history page says “includes most of the labels for a large general-purpose LEGO collection”? I’m just starting out organizing my kids’ bricks, and want to focus on just the basics to keep my sanity (hopefully). Thanks so much for this wonderful resource!!!

    • tomalphin says:

      JT,
      I do not offer the older versions because they have errors which I have since fixed. There have also been some new parts over the years which are common now but were not then.

      My suggestion is to either:
      1) Copy-paste just those specific labels you want into a blank strip in the P-touch app, then print them.
      2) Print each strip that contains at least one label you need, and set aside the labels you don’t need for later. A good way to do this is to tape the unused labels to the printable PDF guide that’s also offered on my website. A tape with an easily removed adhesive like blue painter’s tape works best.

      Good luck, and happy sorting!
      —tom

  8. Ella says:

    Thank you for the labels! You just made my work a WHOLE lot easier! I’m trying to organize my 10 year old son’s large and growing collection.

    We already bought your book! We’re fans of Lego and you!

    • tomalphin says:

      Glad to hear that you’ve enjoyed organizing your collection using my labels, and thrilled to hear that you’ve enjoyed the book as well. Happy building!

  9. John says:

    Part request: minifigure walkie talkies (3962/19220)

    • tomalphin says:

      Thanks for using my label collection and showing your support! To keep the label collection focused, I’ve decided to not include minifig accessories in the label collection. The exception are minifig accessories that are extremely useful in other non-minifig scenarios (ex: telescope.) That’s why I don’t think that the Walkie Talkie is something I will add anytime soon.

  10. Marko Zorec says:

    Hello, thank you for your work… I have a Mac and I am considering to buy Brother PT-P700 model for my Lego collection… Does the software (P-Touch Editor) works well on Mac? Is it possible to make my own labels with my own pictures to insert? Thank you… Marko

    • tomalphin says:

      Marko, I do not have a Mac, but as far as I know the same Brother P-touch application that I use to design the labels on my PC is also available for the Mac. (I know that there are plenty of Mac users who have printed my labels to get organized.)

      As for designing your own labels, please give it a try, but I assure you that it’s really time consuming to make nice looking labels. The hardest part are the small images – you want them to have sufficient contrast that they look good printed using a simple black-and-white printer.

      Thanks for the support, and good luck!
      —tom

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