Sunday, August 21, 2011

LEGO Storage: Work In Progress

We've been working on creating a system for organizing and storing our LEGO for quite some time. Apparently, we can't keep them on our dining room table forever.

We've gone through several iterations of storage techniques including using large plastic bags to house the different sets. Although James was perfectly content with the plastic bag option, I was not. They were difficult to stack in the closet and they looked messy.

I thought small plastic bins would work better (super cheap at the Dollar store) and subsequently upgraded our labeling system. Each bin now has a label with the corresponding set name, LEGO ID number and the pièce de résistance -- a small picture of the completed model (oh so helpful for people like me who don't automatically know what Luke's Y-Wing Starfighter looks like, right?).

We're still busy sorting but there's a bit of order now.

Lego Storage

Although he wasn't initially keen on using the plastic bins for the sets ("why fix something that's working?"), we both agree that this works and looks sooo much better.

Lego Storage: Sets and Parts

The bags still come in handy for the super Ultimate Collector's Series sets. Having that much loose LEGO in a giant container is just a recipe for disaster.

Lego Storage: Super Large Sets

Instruction booklets have been classified by categories and stored separately.

Lego Storage: Instruction Booklets

We still have a ton of LEGO to sort through and organize - there's more on the other side of the closet that needs work but even this process is enjoyable but then again, we're odd.

Next up, how we store the different Minifig series.

6 comments:

  1. Geek check! Luke had an X-wing, Anakin had the Y-wing, you Dope!

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  2. Geek check the geek check! Anakin had a Delta-7 aka Jedi Starfighter. Nubcakes lives up to the name!

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  3. He's just referring to the official model name that Lego uses for their sets.

    http://www.amazon.com/LEGO-Star-Anakins-Y-Wing-Starfighter/dp/B001US06T6

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  4. He flew a Y-wing in the Clone Wars (not sure for how long).

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  5. OMG! I was kind of hoping that the toy clutter would dissipate as my children (now 4 and 2) got older. This post has completely crushed that hope! The closet looks very nice though.

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