Immy recently asked to move our Lego collection into her bedroom as a way to help protect her creations from toddler-sized fingers. I knew we would have to find a simple-to-maintain system for playing with, organising and storing the Lego if I wanted to prevent it from taking over the whole room and with a dedicated play table and two handy storage boxes I think we might have done just that. Here’s how it looks…
In a divided underbed storage box we have sorted the Lego…
From top to bottom:
- Warm coloured standard bricks of all sizes
- Cool coloured standard bricks of all sizes
- Neutral coloured standard bricks of all sizes (or non-rainbow colours as Immy refers to them)
- Project pieces from
- Windows, doors, fence pieces and trees
- Project base plates of all shapes and sizes
Into a small, 21 section hobby box (with attached lid) we have sorted all the small bits and pieces – everything from flowers to minifigs, animals to vehicle wheels. We have actually been keeping the tiniest pieces in this box for about eight months now and it has worked well.
The Lego base boards fit really well onto the large, square Lack coffee table. We have not fixed them to the tabletop, preferring to leave them loose so that Immy can move them around. The large storage box sits under the table and the small one on the table’s shelf. Immy knows she has to build and play with the Lego on the table, not all around the room and three weeks in this system is working well so far.
For more ideas for Lego storage, check out these ideas from my fellow play bloggers…
- Kat from The Organised Housewife shares how she has organised her son’s Lego in his bedroom, including space to display completed constructions.
- I can see this Ikea hack Lego table from Kids Activities Blog in our future!
- I love the way Stephanie of Boy Mama Teacher Mama added quick pack away trays to her pack away system.
- Andie of Crayon Freckles shares how she sorted her family’s Lego collection.
- I Can Teach My Child converted a train table to a Lego table with a very handy pack away drawer.
- Kerry of Family Food and Travel converted an Ikea Tropfast storage unit to create a Lego play and storage system.
How do you store your Lego pieces?