Any LEGO lover will tell you that staying on top of your ever-growing collection takes serious strategy – in the blink of an eye, your perfectly organised system can explode all over a room (then all over your house).
We asked our BrickResales community to share their tactics for storing – and sorting – their LEGO stash, and we’re reporting back with the best tips and tricks.
Read on for serious inspiration...
“Technic gets sorted into individual drawers. The rest only gets broken down into basic types; plates, slopes, tile/trim pieces, etc. Actual bricks get broken down into colours, but I normally keep two contrasting colours together as it makes it easier to visually find things when digging through. I think “chicken scratching” encourages creativity.” – Wes.
“I put all my bricks and parts in their own bags to make it easy to find them. I keep parts in bags for certain builds and put the lock-tight bags into big tubs, and keep train tracks in drawers.” – Shane.
“(I sort) by type, using a combination of Tactix, Ezy Storage and Montgomery containers from Bunnings and Stack & Store two and five-drawer mini cabinets and five-litre, four-section storage boxes. And an epic amount of Ziploc bags.” – Troy.
“All in separate tubs. Sets shall NOT be mixed. Kids have a separate tub of mixed LEGO bricks to create anything with, but all big sets (e.g. all the Harry Potter ones!) are kept separate.” – Angela.
And, our personal favourite…
“Under my feet at 3am when I’m getting ready for work, in the vacuum cleaner, the cat’s water bowl, under the doona, on top of the spare toilet paper rolls, in my slippers. Where else would you store it?!?!” – Dominic.
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