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18 Cool Lego Storage Solutions

Updated on March 9, 2015
A pile of Lego blocks, of assorted colors and sizes.
A pile of Lego blocks, of assorted colors and sizes. | Source

Creative Solutions for Organizing Legos

Most moms (and dads) want to encourage their children to build with Legos, but are sick of stepping on them everywhere!

In my house, we devote a drawer of our coffee table to storing Legos. This makes it easy to clean up, and helps keep partial builds together and out of the way while not being used. There are many more creative options out there, though. Here are some of them!

1. Awesome Homemade Lego Storage Desk

This is an easy and inexpensive do-it-yourself option for storage. You need:

  • Two Sterlite plastic storage carts, measuring 14.5" by 24".)
  • Three 15" by 15" Lego base plates.
  • A piece of plywood, measuring 15" by 45"

Affix the base plates to the plywood, and attach the plywood to the plastic storage carts.

2. Acrylic Storage Bricks

Lego storage bricks.
Lego storage bricks.

3. Lego Organization by Color

Lego storage by color.
Lego storage by color.

Organizing Legos by color is a great way to store them. Simply label plastic storage tubs with the different colors. In addition, you can try separating them out by shape or purpose.

4. Our Lego Coffee Table

The pictures below are my storage solution. We have a coffee table with large, deep drawers. We organize the loose bricks by color into old strawberry cartons and save room for partial builds. It works for us, and when they're put away you wouldn't even know they're there.

We have room to store our Legos, and also keep the Lego builds we're currently working on in too.
We have room to store our Legos, and also keep the Lego builds we're currently working on in too.
Coffee table by day... brick table by night.  You'd never guess, would you?
Coffee table by day... brick table by night. You'd never guess, would you?
Our current Lego storage system is sorted by color into old strawberry baskets.
Our current Lego storage system is sorted by color into old strawberry baskets.
We'll replace the strawberry baskets with something a little more sturdy eventually.
We'll replace the strawberry baskets with something a little more sturdy eventually.

5. Storage Toy Shelf

Use colored bins to store Legos on a shelf.
Use colored bins to store Legos on a shelf.

6. Awesome Clear Acyrilic Storage Containers

Awesome DIY Clear Acyrilic  Lego Storage Containers
Awesome DIY Clear Acyrilic Lego Storage Containers

7. Under-the-Bed Lego Storage

Built-in under-the-bed drawers are great for storing toys like Legos. However, you don't need to have a special bed. You can store anything under the bed with plastic storage tubs, or prettier wooden containers.

8. Homemade Tables With Storage

Homemade Lego Building Table and Storage
Homemade Lego Building Table and Storage

If you're pretty handy, you can turn a plain Ikea desk into a Lego workspace with storage. On one of the tables, use a saw to cut out holes to hold plastic containers, which can be used to store blocks when not being used.

9. Lego Desk

Lego desk.
Lego desk.

10. Ikea Desk into Lego Storage

Lego storage desk and play area.
Lego storage desk and play area.

This Ikea hack mixes and matches different Ikea elements to build a play area with built-in storage. The one in this picture is made of low shelving units with a large tabletop.

11. Lego Drawers and Play Table

Lego Drawers and Play Table
Lego Drawers and Play Table

12. Easy Clean-Up Bags

Bags that make cleaning up Legos a breeze.
Bags that make cleaning up Legos a breeze.
Lay-n-Go Original Large (60") Activity Play Mat
Lay-n-Go Original Large (60") Activity Play Mat

This play mat rolls up into a bag, making clean-up easy.

 

13. Make Your Own Storage Bag

DIY Lego Storage Bag
DIY Lego Storage Bag

14. Display Creations as Art

Lego art mounted on wall.
Lego art mounted on wall.

15. Lego Minifig Wall Display

16. Lego Wall

Lego wall.
Lego wall. | Source

17. Hyper-Organized Storage System

Professional Lego storage system.
Professional Lego storage system.

18. Serious Lego Storage

Serious Lego Storage
Serious Lego Storage

How do you store your Legos? - Do you have a creative Lego storage system?

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      Kiyoko 

      2 years ago

      After sending my husband a million different designs of LEGO storage that I liked, he built the InI (LEGO table), it helps sort, store, and organize your child's (or your) giant LEGO collection. www.flippytan.com

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      Ariel Laur 

      3 years ago from New York

      I love your article, great ideas here. Please forgive the correction but "Lego" is the correct spelling for both singular and plural usage. https://community.lego.com/t5/LEGO-General/The-plu...

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      Lejla M.S. 

      4 years ago from Bosnia and Herzegovina

      This is great. I will try to make the Lay and Go Storage for our Lego blocks.

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      mrinfo10 lm 

      4 years ago

      Those are some cool ideas. I'll have to show this Lense to my cousin; he's 25 and still loves Legos!

    • tomasokalno profile image

      tomasokalno 

      4 years ago

      It's like looking on old childhood dream :D

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      teelover 

      4 years ago

      Great selection, we will definitely use something out of that!

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      angelatvs 

      4 years ago

      Found some great ideas here! Thanks

    • joanzueway profile image

      joanzueway 

      4 years ago

      Thank you for this wonderful lens

    • evawrites1 profile image

      evawrites1 

      4 years ago

      That storage desk is awesome!

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      PaigSr 

      4 years ago from State of Confusion

      Mine are still in their original boxes from way back when. The kids are in a large box. But The idea for the Lego Wall is a great idea. I will be passing that one on to a friend of ours.

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      hbruhn 

      4 years ago

      Cool lens! Lets not forget that you can use the storage systems and ideas for much more than Lego... thanks!

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      Angela F 

      4 years ago from Seattle, WA

      Awesome ideas - love the DIY Lego table

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      darciefrench lm 

      5 years ago

      Great ideas for Lego storage. Hubby built a table just for making Lego worlds - when not in play we have them stacked in rubbermaid bins - we have a lot of bricks :)

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      Deborah Swain 

      5 years ago from Rome, Italy

      great ideas! treading on loose pieces of lego with bare feet can be quite painful!

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      Valerie Bloom 

      6 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      Great ideas! We have LOTS of Legos here, and I've been trying to come up with some storage solutions.

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      MarkJustice 

      6 years ago

      My son doesn't keep them organized too well, but we keep them in plastic containers and slide them in the closet.

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      melisar lm 

      6 years ago

      Yes great ideas! Nice lens

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      claycath59 

      6 years ago

      We used plastic shoe boxes you get at the Dollar Store but I really love some of the solutions you found here.

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      BradKamer 

      6 years ago

      Some great storage ideas. We use stackable plastic shelves that have different size compartments. Nice lens.

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      justDawn1 

      6 years ago

      Great ideas! Our are all thrown together in 1 big tote :( Definitely need to organize!

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