If you clicked on this post, you’re either one of the crazy people like me who wants their Legos organized or you’re wondering who in the world would take the time to organize their kids’ Legos. About a month ago I redid my boys’ playroom and purposefully left off the section of the playroom that has all the Legos. Because the Legos deserve a post all on their own. 😉 So here are my best and favorite Lego storage ideas that I have implemented in my own home.
Want to see the rest of my Playroom Organization and Playroom Decor Ideas? Check them out here!
Why Organize Legos
First of all, I wanted to address why in the world somebody might want to organize Legos…there are hundreds of thousands of pieces! I’m sure there are many reasons that some people choose to organize Legos that vary on the scale of crazy. But I have two main reasons why we organize our Legos at our house.
The first reason we organize our Legos is that it looks nice. Just like when you look at anything else that is organized it makes you happy. And looking at color-coded organized Legos does the same thing for me.
But the main reason why I organize Legos is that my kids love it! They love being able to find the pieces that they need faster and it’s so much more fun to build that way. One thing that I also wanted to mention was that I don’t sit and organize my kids’ Legos for hours upon hours. I definitely do help out, but they are big helpers when it comes to keeping the Legos organized. And we do it often so that it isn’t so bad when it needs to be done.
A Place to Build
If you have a Lego fanatics at your house like I do at mine, having a LEGO section of your house can be a dream come true for your kids! Or for you! I grew up playing Legos with my family. I still have this vivid memory of the sunshine coming through the window on a Sunday afternoon building Legos with my brothers and my dad. I want to recreate those memories for my kids.
Having a specific area set aside will really help keep Legos from infiltrating all parts of your house. We bought this IKEA Lack Table for our boys to use when they were building Legos years and years ago. It is probably our most used piece of furniture in the whole house! It also helps to keep Legos off the ground. But there are no guarantees for that. 😂
I found these awesome Peel-and-Stick Lego baseplates that have an adhesive backing so I stick them onto the Lego table and the boys always have somewhere to build. They’re super awesome if you want to check them out here. They also love their Pixel Bricks (it’s just like the mosaic art that you see at Lego Land!) CreativeQT was so nice enough to offer a 15% discount for my readers on their website (code: PRACTICALPERFECTION)
Minifigure Display Case
Over the years, my boys have collected so many Lego minifigures! The trouble is, that they can’t ever find the ones that they want because they’re always buried in a bin somewhere. Or they have an arm missing or something! So when I saw this Lego minifigure display case on Etsy I knew this was a perfect solution!
My boys love seeing all of their minifigures on display and it’s so much easier for them to keep track of all of their minifigures. The quality and craftsmanship of this Lego display case is excellent! The best part is that it has a Lego inlay on the shelf so that the Lego Minifigures literally click into the shelf so they don’t fall over if someone bumps the shelf. This is by far one of my boys’ favorite lego storage ideas.
I also really like the shelf underneath where the boys can store their lego sets or creations that they aren’t currently working on.
This is the part that gets people thinking that I’m a crazy person. Color coding the Legos! Like I mentioned above, we really do love having our Legos organized because it is so much easier to build things and to find the pieces that you need. I bought this eight-drawer cart a few years ago.
Just recently I used my Silhouette machine to put white labels to match the color of the Lego on the outside of each drawer. It looked good before but the labels really put the finishing touch on and I just love how it turned out!
If you are looking for a cart with bigger drawers (and more drawers!) then check out this drawer unit here on Amazon.
Lego Storage Boxes
It seems like the Lego accessories are always hiding in the deepest parts of the Lego bins and my kids can never find the best Lego pieces! This is one of my favorite lego storage ideas because it helps keep track of all of the fun pieces that they love to play with. So I decided to create 2 separate lego accessory containers to help them keep better track of the fun stuff. You can buy these containers at any craft store in the bead section, or you can get them on Amazon here. I also used my simple label maker to label each compartment.
One of the containers holds all of the body parts that you need to make up a Lego Minfigure. And then I took it step further (since there were so many!) and tried do organize them according to color as best as I could. I had no idea how many Ninjago swords we had until I did this! Crazy!
The second container holds all of the other random special pieces that the kids love to play with. I have a section for money, food, animals, flames, plants, flowers, dishes and I even have a section for the Harry Potter-themed items!
Lego Pull Out Drawer
As my boys’ lego collection has increased over the years (that’s all they ask for for Christmas and Birthdays) it became clear that the black, brown and gray legos weren’t going to fit in the small drawers anymore. They were overflowing and you couldn’t hardly sift around in the drawers without everything spilling over. So I looked for a lego storage idea that wouldn’t take up much extra room in the playroom.
So I decided that it was time to build a simple lego organizer that could easily pull in and out from under the lego table when they needed it. We’ve used it for a few weeks now and it’s worked incredibly well! If you have hard flooring you could also consider putting casters on the bottom. I used this tutorial as a guide for creating our Lego Storage Box.
I really wanted to have a LEGO section of the playroom that the boys would love that would still match the style of the playroom. I found these really classy Lego signs from The Handmade Sign Company that are just perfect for the playroom! I’m super impressed with the quality and my boys were freaking out when they saw them! She was also really nice to include a 15% discount for all of my readers using the code: PRACTICAL15.
I wanted a place for my boys to be able to sit while they were building up next to their table. So I got them this really comfy pouf that they just love sitting on. It makes it much easier for them to build at the table. It’s the perfect height and its great quality. Building on the ground only lasts for so long!
Since this Lego area is a continuation of our playroom, the globe lights still hang over the Lego area. It gives the room the most enchanting feeling that makes everyone want to play!
My boys are huge fans of the new TV show called LEGO Master. So when I saw this wooden Lego master wall sign, I knew it would fit perfectly into their Lego area. They love having Lego competitions with their cousins and naming a “Lego Master” amongst themselves. They even spray painted a Lego brick gold. If you’ve seen the show, you know what I’m talking about.
I hope that you have been able to get some great Lego Storage ideas that will help you tame the Lego beast. Because let’s be honest, Legos can be a beast. But in my opinion, the pros far outweigh the cons.