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Lego storage

Post by Penguin » Sun Dec 27, 2015 9:15 am

So, what does everyone else do? At the moment R's is all in together, but she got a few more sets for Christmas. What do others do- all in together, individual sets, something in between?
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Re: Lego storage

Post by snowie » Sun Dec 27, 2015 9:25 am

We use a brick storage head. It's working for us at the moment. We did get more bricks at Christmas and 3 sets of the toddler version, not sure how we will deal with these at the moment that are in their boxes.
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Re: Lego storage

Post by Mummy woo! » Sun Dec 27, 2015 11:12 am

Spread inch deep across the bedroom rug :roll:
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Re: Lego storage

Post by Parla. » Sun Dec 27, 2015 11:37 am

Mummy woo! wrote:Spread inch deep across the bedroom rug :roll:
Yes, we also go the traditional method.

These are different options I've seen work well:
  • Huge trunk
  • Sorting trays with different sized holes - smallest parts fall to the lower trays.
  • Plastic drawers from the dollar shop.
  • Glass-door display cabinet.
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Re: Lego storage

Post by JennyD » Sun Dec 27, 2015 12:35 pm

We have a couple of boxes of general stuff, and then two boxes of special stuff, so one for the castle and pirate ship (together) and one for the boys app collection :) They tend to be on the floor for a few days, then I pack them away and they come out again :)

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Re: Lego storage

Post by pseudo » Sun Dec 27, 2015 7:36 pm

We keep all the instruction manuals in one box and, for the rest, I got one of those old style single bed bases with two big drawers in it from the op shop for $30. The bits go in the drawers (which I've divided with those cube things) so similar bits can go together and there is room on top to keep Lego made up. I'll see if I can find a picture that's similar to the bed I got.
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Post by Gwen's Mum » Mon Dec 28, 2015 12:04 am

Four tier sorting stacker (with graduated holes per layer) here - a legacy item from my family, and it holds all my old Lego too. Veeeeery handy.

If and when we acquire any more sets, we'll probably follow a friend's approach - build it once, then all pieces join the collection, and the instruction sheet goes in a plastic sleeve in a binder, for long term keeping.
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Re: Lego storage

Post by Nedsmum » Mon Dec 28, 2015 3:36 am

We have an embarrassing amount of the stuff. Best thing for us is some large plastic low tray/tubs which actually came second-hand from pet-enclosures that had a plastic bottom and a wire top... they slide under the kids bed. The kids tend to trawl through to find their 'favourite' bits then put those in a separate tray which the classify as the 'stuff I want to play with' and the rest goes back under the bed.
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Re: Lego storage

Post by Yankee » Mon Dec 28, 2015 8:11 am

Taking notes. By the time I loved Lego I was old enough that I kept my sets assembled (I was more the 'reassemble the correct steps over and over' type rather than the 'let's make something creative' type). DD already has several Duplo sets so I think this will be an issue with us going forward!
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Re: Lego storage

Post by Mummy woo! » Mon Dec 28, 2015 10:05 am

Anyone else keep checking this thread to see if anyone has THE solution?
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Re: Lego storage

Post by pseudo » Mon Dec 28, 2015 10:38 am

How can I upload a photo here. I've got one of our Lego storage but it says it's too big. Does anyone know how to make it smaller please?
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Re: Lego storage

Post by MamaMagoO? » Mon Dec 28, 2015 10:39 am

Mummy woo! wrote:Anyone else keep checking this thread to see if anyone has THE solution?
I know I will be.

We have it ALL OVER THE HOUSE!!!!

At the moment DS has taken over the kitchen table for a big build of a set he got for Christmas. It is a fair bit more complicated than the sets he usually builds and is taking FOREVER! Thanks Santa! :roll:... Although its good he has something to keep him occupied. Its kind of annoying when he finishes a build too quickly and then he's bored again.

For storage he tends to keep his 'special' sets made up (that's most of them) and has recently cleared a shelf in his bedroom to display them on. Pretty much run out of room there already though. We also have a sorter head for the general bits, a plastic tub with DH's old stuff, another plastic tub with some older made up sets that DS doesn't really play with any more so really should get broken up. Plus a large plastic tub of duplo. Plus DD now has a couple of junior sets that might be best not to mix up with the rest. And all the boxes are stored in the cupboard with the instructions. Its a nightmare! But we all love lego here!

I like the idea of ditching the boxes and just keeping the instructions. Might implement that one. And I wish we had room for a dedicated building table...
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Re: Lego storage

Post by MamaMagoO? » Mon Dec 28, 2015 10:41 am

pseudo wrote:How can I upload a photo here. I've got one of our Lego storage but it says it's too big. Does anyone know how to make it smaller please?
Are you using photo bucket?
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Re: Lego storage

Post by pseudo » Mon Dec 28, 2015 11:22 am

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Re: Lego storage

Post by MamaMagoO? » Mon Dec 28, 2015 11:23 am

That looks awesome Pseudo!
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