Is your Lego collection taking over your house?
Ours was, so I went in search of some Lego storage ideas as well as Lego organisation inspiration. Here is a HUGE collection of the very best ideas for Lego organisation that I found. It’s full of inspiration on how to organise Lego and includes some ideas on how to display Lego for those projects still on the go. There are over 50 photos so I hope you find something that works for you!
If I could go back to when our Lego journey first began, I wish that I had kept all the specialist sets we received separated into boxes or bags. Over time, all the pieces have been mixed up and it is now almost impossible to re-create some of the designs.
If you are just starting out, my best Lego storage advice would be to keep specialist sets separated and contained.
Other than that, the way you organise your Lego depends on the space you have available, how your kids play with it and how much Lego you have! Here are some of the best Lego storage ideas I’ve found.
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How To Store Lego
I’ve included below lots of different options for storing and organising Lego. Different things work for different people so have a browse and see what works for you :)
Organise Lego by colour
At first glance, this seems like the most logical or “organised” way to store Lego. It is certainly one of the most popular Lego storage solutions that I came across. Personally I’m not a huge fan as in most cases, the colour of Lego has little to do with how you use it. Nevertheless, here are some incredible Lego storage solutions for those who want to organise Lego by colour.
As always, Jen from I Heart Organising comes up with pretty and practical storage. This is a simple, neat and non invasive Lego storage system and probably my favourite of the storage by colour examples.
These shoe hangers are good for so many different uses! I use one for storing all our cleaning bottles and I’ve seen them used for craft supplies and even jewellery. Hang it on the back of the door for space-saving Lego storage.
The ultimate Lego table with storage and easy to access sorting bins. It looks like it belongs in a preschool!
This is a clever wall hanging system using containers that are usually used for hardware. It keeps the Lego clearly separated but easily accessible. I dread to think how hard it would be to keep the dust out though!
These little Lego storage drawers would be great for a smaller space.
This looks like something my hubby would come up with if I asked him to develop a Lego storage system. It is a repurposed tool kit and it is all kinds of awesome!
Again, this is a simple drawer system for organising Lego by colour. Quick and easy to pack away and the kids can see where all the different pieces live.
Organise Lego by type or purpose
Organising Lego by purpose or type makes the most logical sense to me in terms of usability. When you are trying to build something with Lego you most likely want to find a particular type of piece. A wheel, a door, a window etc. I really like the idea of having Lego organised by type or category such as people, moving parts, windows and doors etc. These are some great examples.
A clever way to keep track of all the Lego instruction books and have them easily accessible. It might be worth reinforcing the hole punched area with a piece of sticky tape before punching the hole so that it doesn’t rip over time.
I have all our instructions stored in folders so they are easily accessible.
This is the basic approach we’ve currently gone with for my son’s Lego storage. It is a tackle box with different types of Lego separated.
These are hardware drawers with everything sorted by colour (and some Lego sorted by purpose at the top).
Now this is a serious Lego storage centre! It is mostly sorted by purpose (and who owns what) and I love the shelf for displaying all your Lego creations. It looks like it is basically Ikea bookcases and stools so would be easy to replicate if you have the space.
I really love this use of space and it is a great way to store Lego where you don’t have the space for additional cupboards or drawers. I’m not sure that this is sorted in any specific way but it could be divided up by colour or purpose easily enough. There are step by step instructions on how to build a Lego storage drawer via the image link.
This looks like a fishing tackle box with Lego storage sorted by a mix of colour and purpose.
Another repurposed tool box used for Lego storage.
Organise Lego By Set
As I mentioned, I wish that I had kept our specialist Lego sets separate and stored by set. I’d still keep the main Lego pieces sorted less specifically but it has been a huge frustration for my son to not be able to find certain pieces of special sets. There are quite a few Lego storage ideas around for organising by set and a lot depends on the size and complexity of each set. Here are some I liked.
Lego storage by set in ziplock bags with the instructions all together. Smart!
I really like this idea for storing Lego sets and keeping them contained. I’m not sure exactly what these containers are but screw top containers that you store pasta etc in would work.
This is a smart and easy way to sort and store Lego by set. Grab some snap lock bags and keep it all contained! Even the instructions are ready to go.
Another awesome Lego station if you have the space. This one is organised by set.
Isn’t this just gorgeous! Again, another Lego table with storage underneath. The shelf is great for maximizing the amount of storage space. The bigger sets get their own boxes.
Miscellaneous Lego Storage Ideas
These are some of the clever Lego storage ideas that I found which were great for Lego organisation but didn’t fit under any other specific category.
Another portable Lego container, this time using Tupperware.
How clever is this mini Lego travel case! Such a great idea for Lego storage on the go. Keep the kids entertained in coffee shops or a Dr’s appointments. Genius.
How fun is this! It seems to be Duplo rather than Lego but I can’t imagine any kid complaining about a wall lined with Duplo building boards.
This is a fabulous refit of an old table. Very convenient that the glass squares worked perfectly for Lego mats.
Sectioning larger drawer for better storage is a great option if you only have big, deep drawers.
This is a super cute portable Lego play tin. Perfect to throw in your handbag for keeping the kids distracted.
Keep sick kids entertained in bed with this clever Lego building tray.
This is a great space saving Lego table with Ikea buckets hanging for storage on the sides.
I love my Lego storage bag by Brikbag. It’s such a simple way to keep the Lego chaos contained and easily collected back up.
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Lego Inspired Furniture
While I was searching Pinterest and various websites for ideas on how to store Lego, I came across some truly incredible Lego inspired storage and furniture. These designs aren’t necessarily for Lego storage, but they are super cute and I just had to share!
I just love this Lego key rack. It would be very simple to make although I’m not exactly sure how you get the keys out (unless you take the piece of Lego with you!)
This is a Lego head storage container that has been repurposed as a cute pot plant holder. Clever!
How cool is this Lego artwork. It’s like a little Lego grave but not so creepy ;)
Make your own mini Lego heads for storage or just to display.
This isn’t specifically for Lego storage (I don’t think) but it is a super cool Lego inspired bookcase with some great spaces for displaying Lego.
Super cool Lego drawers. If you are creating a Lego inspired bedroom then these would work perfectly.
How cool is the little Lego clock! The drawers appear to have just had bits added on to the outside and then painted to look like Lego bricks.
Another Lego inspired furniture piece. This time a Lego bookcase.
Another Lego inspired furniture piece.
How to Display Lego
Of course all that great Lego doesn’t just need storage, how you display Lego is important too! Here are some ideas to inspire you.
How fabulous is this Lego man storage unit! My son would love this in his room and it is like its own little artwork.
Lego figurine storage made by gluing strips of lego board to picture rails
This is a really clever Lego table made very simply from an Ikea Lack table with Lego boards attached either by gluing or double sided tape. Great for displaying Lego the kids are working on.
Another fabulous Lego table with storage drawers underneath for all the bits and pieces. It incorporates storage with a play surface.
Wall of Lego men! Like a mini Lego museum.
A simple Lego travel storage box. This is an Ikea storage container with a piece of Lego board attached.
And to finish… How about an entire Lego themed bedroom!
This is one of the most impressive Lego inspired bedrooms I’ve seen. You’d want to hope the kids didn’t suddenly go off Lego one day after going to this much effort!
*Quick Note: This post gets a lot of visitors from the US & I get emails every week explaining to me that it should be spelt how to organize lego or lego organization. I’m based in Australia and we use the “s” version of organise so while I do realise those it the US would spell it with a “z”, my spelling is also correct ;)