Sort and store your LEGO smartly

It’s every LEGO® enthusiast’s struggle: where to put all those pieces. Many of us opt to throw them all in one great container only to curse ourselves later on when we’re trying to find that one important piece. It’s a no-brainer to sort your LEGO® pieces out once and for all so that you’ll never interrupt a build with a lengthy and frustrating search again. Here are a few great pointers to help you get started:

Keep your minifigures intact

If you’re into collectible LEGO® sets then this is for you. Those one-off edition mini-figures have specific accessories and artwork that’s worth preserving. Keep them the way they came by placing them all upright onto standard LEGO® platforms. Not only will you prevent scratching or reduce the risk of losing accessories, you’ll also be able to see them all at one glance for easy selection later on.

Decide on a sort approach

How you sort your LEGO® bricks is up to you. A common method is to store pieces by size and colour to make them easier to find.

It’s important to take into consideration your preferred uses for specific pieces and colours to ensure you have no difficulty finding them when you’re in the middle of a build.

In fact, take a moment before you start the sorting process to plan exactly how you are going to sort pieces to save yourself from any confusion later on.

LEGO® storage choices

Stackable plastic containers are the most practical option. You can find a range of sizes and designs at plastic warehouses such as Mambo’s or Plastics for Africa.

If you’re feeling especially industrious and are keen to make your own storage unit, consider making each unit front transparent so that it is easy to see what is in each.

Find more inspiration on how to sort your LEGO® collection by watching this video of an architect’s LEGO® filled basement:

Got some of your own LEGO® storage tips? Share them with us in the comments below.

1 thought on “Sort and store your LEGO smartly”

  1. Mines sorted by sets.
    Each set is in its own ziplock packet, with a sticker on it with set number and name, and mini figure and extras in a tiny ziplock.
    Boxes get damaged, so now cut the edges off to allow flattening, flat boxes and booklets/sleves get kept together.

    Karl

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