A decent amount of Lego® bricks can set you back a decent amount of money. Storing your Lego® bricks efficiently can do the same. Add the fact that as your collection grows, so does the way you store it, and you can quickly end up with an expensive, miss-matched cacophony of containers.
I recently bought a lot of storage for my Lego® bricks. My criteria for my storage hunt was:
- Uniform containers
- Stable when stacked
- Tessellate well (i.e. no sloping sides etc.)
- Cheap to buy
At £1.00 per three drawers, these are easily going to be the cheapest you will find. The great news is that they are very sturdy and disassemble completely. They break down into individual drawers that you can combine to be any height. I have easily managed to stack them 12 high, though at that height I recommend carrying them from underneath!
Poundland also sells these compartment containers, which are ideal for smaller pieces, particularly those you would theme together (such as hinged parts or right-angle pieces). Again, they cost just £1.00 a box!
My storage system
A good system is vital to being able to find your Lego® bricks once you’ve put them away! Personally I combine the drawers and compartment organizers.
The organizers have roughly themed parts, such as decorative, minifigure accessories, tiles etc. These are parts that fit into mall spaces easily, or where I want one type of piece to be differentiated by colour for example. Therefore, using many smaller compartments in a single storage unit makes sense.
I have three stacks of drawers at present. These are logically ordered to make the pieces easy to find. You can see my system below:
You’ll notice that the larger plates (3studs or wider) aren’t included in the drawers. These are going to be my next storage project!
What system do you have? Does it change? What types of parts do you group together? Or lump together? Please let us know in the comments below.