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!

About the Labels

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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.

You can read the detailed version history to see which labels were added in each update.

Have these labels helped you get organized? Send a photo of your well-organized LEGO Storage! Questions or ideas to make LEGO Brick Labels even better—leave a comment below!

269 Responses

  1. Rivka says:

    Thoughts on having some lager category labels for the more low volume things that don’t merit their own drawer till collections get massive or you happen to focus on that type of thing?
    Examples would be things like “Animals” or “Weapons” or “Windscreen”, basically, the list is nearly the same as the black-boxed subheaders you have to the label categories currently. it would be awesome if those were turned into labels unto themselves.

    again, thanks for all this work!

    • Tom Alphin says:

      Rivka,
      This is a good idea that I will consider for future updates. It could make the system work better for folks with smaller collections, or uneven collections (ex: lots of Technic, fewer classic System parts, or visa versa.)

      • Rivka says:

        Did my other question go thru? Cant tell if its pending or not. Was asking about higher res pdf or other generic files to tweek on our own. I have too many nice labelmakers to justify purchasing another brand

  2. seb says:

    Excellent labels !!!!
    pt700, mac, basic brick.lbx, the first one, downloaded yesterday, prints come out blank, any other print works fine.
    new to this brother printer, am i missing something ?

  3. Cassandra Mix says:

    I had seen on another comment where you mentioned that you could just print the labels as a pdf but for some reason, I am not even able to view the file when I click on the link. They are coming as lbx.files. We love the way you have sorted and organized your collection and would love to do the same with our large collection that we just acquired. So I was going to just print your labels as a guidelines to how we wanted to sort our collection. But I cant open the file, and I cant fins it as a pdf either. Any and all help would be much appreciated. I have spent countless hours searching for a good sorting/groining system we could use and then In came cross yours and it sounds perfect. But I just cant see how perfect, LOL

    • Tom Alphin says:

      Cassandra,
      There is a link on the page below the download link to download the PDF. You can print the PDF on any printer as guide to help you organize your bricks.

      LINK IS LABELED > “Preview (PDF): LEGO_BRICK_LABELS-CONTACT_SHEET.pdf”

  4. Dirk Gebert says:

    Works it with ppt 300 b p-touch Cube?

    • Tom Alphin says:

      Dirk,
      I believe that the “P-Touch Cube” (model: PTP300BT) is *not* compatible because it only works with Android or iOS Phones or tablets.

      There is a slightly more expensive “P-Touch Cube Plus” (model: PTP-710BT) that *is* compatible with a Mac or PC, and should work with my labels. (I do not have one, but have heard that it works.)

  5. Craig says:

    These labels are brill – Thanks so much for creating & keeping them updated.
    Is it possible to access the previous versions, as I missed the 3.2 update & now I’m not sure what I need to print out to update the 3.1 labels I had before.

  6. Vicky says:

    Hello, thank you for doing this. It is pure gold to a Lego collector! Is there any way to print just the new labels as a pdf? Cheers!

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