Inside: The best LEGO storage ideas from real homes.
If you have LEGO in your house then you know it needs storing in an organised way, otherwise, chaos descends. Pieces go missing, entire tubs get tipped onto the floor and you just know who is going to be the one treading on it.
We recently inherited all of my husband’s old LEGO and it arrived in an enormous box. At first, I was like ‘oh it can stay in that box’ but within a few hours I realised that it needed order and a better storage solution.
Now, the internet loves to tell you of great ways to store things but I wanted to know realistic ways of storing LEGO – ways that had been trialled out by real mums. I put out a request in my Instagram stories and everyone was so helpful! I want to share the various solutions so that it might help you with your LEGO storage too.
LEGO storage solutions
1. GIANT LEGO STORAGE BOXES
We decided that a fixed unit wouldn’t work for the space that we have available to us so wanted a snazzy way to store them. These giant LEGO boxes are amazing and are from A Place for Everything. These came as a bundle, although you can buy them separately and in various colours and fit everything in perfectly.
2. IKEA TROFAST DRAWER UNIT
IKEA units are great, aren’t they? These are their Trofast units which Elly has painted grey. The LEGO has been sorted by colour into each drawer which makes finding pieces so much easier.
3. PLASTIC BOX SHOP DRAWER UNIT
This Really Useful Rainbow Storage unit (aff link) is great as it has wheels, meaning it can be moved around easily. The multiple drawers allow you to sort the LEGO by colour or block type as you can see below.
Rosie has sorted their blocks by colour to match the colour of the drawer- love it!
4. DRAWSTRING BAG AND KALLAX TO DISPLAY
I have seen these drawstring bags (aff link) used for lots of things and honestly, they are just genius. Open the bag out and you have a playmat for the kids to sit and built to their heart’s content. When you are done, simply pull on the strings and scoop it all up again!
5. IKEA LACK TABLE & ACCESSORIES
6. IKEA NORBERG FOLD DOWN TABLE
Another Ikea hack from Hannah and such a clever use of space! Using a wall-mounted Norberg table and a LEGO mat, you have the perfect work station for any child! The LEGO itself is stored in plastic boxes to the side, easily accessible to get any project started.
7. PLASTIC ORGANISERS WITH DIVIDERS
This is such a clever idea from Lisa and one for the very organised who love to sort sort sort! These organisers are from Plastic Box Shop and are a great solution if you don’t have room for another unit but have plenty of shelf space.
8. IKEA MOPPE DRAWERS
Another Ikea solution from Anna – this time the Moppe chest of drawers, which comes in untreated wood – perfect for decorating or writing on as Anna has done here. A place for everything and everything in its place!
9. SIDEBOARD UNIT
Sometimes a simple unit can do the trick. With room on top to showcase models and plenty of room inside to store everything, Lyndsay has turned a sideboard into the perfect LEGO unit in disguise.
Using plastic storage boxes, the inside is organised and easily accessible for kids. Perfect!
10. HOMEMADE HACK
Sometimes, there is nothing that works for you and you have to use your imagination to make your own perfect unit. I love this table from Vic, using wooden battens to create a table with a shelf underneath. With a LEGO mat for the top, kids can have hours of fun and when it is time to tidy up, everything slots underneath. Genius!
I hope this has given you some inspiration for how to store your LEGO. Let me know if you create your own storage ideas and I will add them in!
A big thank you to all of the ladies that contributed – nothing like a shared brain to get the inspiration flowing!