The LEGO Storage Guide
This in-depth guide helps you understand your LEGO collection, find the best way to organize your LEGO bricks, and discover the best LEGO storage for your home and budget. It also includes recommendations for displaying and storing your LEGO minifigures.
Table of Contents
- Section I: Organizing, Sorting, & Storing LEGO Bricks
- Chapter 1: Understanding your LEGO Collection
- Chapter 2: Organizing your LEGO Bricks
- Chapter 3: LEGO Storage for Small Collections
- Chapter 4: LEGO Storage for Medium Collections
- Chapter 5: LEGO Storage for Large Collections
- Chapter 6: Additional LEGO Brick Storage Tips & Tricks
- Section II: Displaying & Storing LEGO Minifigures
- Appendix: Glossary & Bibliography
- Appendix: Version History & Acknowledgements
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I especially love the search-spreadsheet idea!
Regarding storage for instructions: the most useful suggestion I received was to use magazine sleeves and boards, like a comic book collection. This turned my disorganized pile of crumpled instructions into a tidy pair of boxes. The stiff boards equalize the various sizes of the instruction booklets. The sleeves allow me to keep instructions with more than one booklet together.
Lego storage guide and printable labels on ios ?
You can certainly view the LEGO Storage Guide on your web browser in iOS, but unfortunately the Labels require a Mac or PC. – because you need those platforms to open the Brother .lbx files.
Love this guide, I am in the process of organising my large collection but I have a question. Organising most of my collection will take a while but will be relatively straightforward, however, I am wondering what to do with the parts that have stickers on? A lot of my collection is technic and some sets seem to have pages of stickers but if I want to rebuild the set I don’t want to have to search through multiple different part stores to find all the relevant stickers and if you can’t see it until your part way through you then have to do an extra search while trying to build…. any idea that would work will be great?
You will need to find your own way to sort printed parts. That said, I will say that many folks put printed or stickered tiles on a flexible 32×32 baseplate.
You wanted regional solutions – for those in Canada, the substitute for the Akro-mils cabinets are Mastercraft cabinets from Canadian Tire. They come in several configurations, are stackable, and wall-mountable as well. They are very similar in size to the Akro-mils ones and the labels fit on them nicely.
For the larger pieces, Canadian company KIS has several sized of locking-lid clear tubs. I find that the 2.1L tubs work very well and the lids won’t come off even if you drop a stack of them on the floor from waist height.
Princess Auto also has these on sale a few times a year.
I had been struggling with my LEGO storage having all my LEGO in 8 containers with 5 storage areas in each. I then came across this guide and decided on the Large collection method based on the number of pieces (not overall volume of LEGO). I looked at the drawers and was wondering if I needed 1 or 4. I went for 4. Quickly I realised it would not be enough so ordered 4 more. And then needed more again. 12 cabinets later, I am sorted.
So, when you set out to do this properly, prepare also for the number of cabinet space, and the resulting time it takes to sort ~600 pieces of LEGO, then label them.
I also created an excel spreadsheet that match the layout of the draws, so if i want to find anything, I type in the item number (or description) into the search, and it shows me the exact location that part is in (need to have the letters and numbers on the side of the boxes for this to work).
Love this guide! Just ordered 2 Akro Mils storage units for my son’s lego collection. Look forward to more building, and less searching..