37 Genius LEGO Organization Ideas

If you have more than one set of LEGO bricks in the house, then at one time you have pondered how to organize them!  They are the toy that just keeps multiplying.  In my house, that is a good thing to keep 3 boys occupied, BUT LEGO clean up can sometimes be a nightmare.

We adore LEGOs and do LEGO activities, LEGO math, help kids write with LEGO, watch LEGO videos and make LEGO stop motion videos!

37 LEGO Organization Ideas - Kids Activities Blog  Whenever I have a problem with how my boys clean up their toys, the lack of a place for everything is usually at the root of the problem.

I love learning from others and how they solved the same problem, so I have scoured some of my favorite online resources to compile this list.

Ways to Organize LEGO bricks

The photos that correspond to these LEGO organization ideas are above in a bit of an organized order!

Hanging LEGO Storage Bag – This upcycled shoe storage bag is clear which makes it the perfect way to sort and see.  It is also portable for changing building locations.

LEGO Pick Up & Play Mat – This is the perfect solution for small spaces or an easy pick up after play.

Our LEGO Closet – I wrote about our LEGO closet over at Modern Parents Messy Kids.  I used inexpensive garage-type shelving and plastic bins that can be carried to the building area.  We do NOT sort by color!

LEGO Shelf – Oh my goodness.  This LEGO baseplate covered shelving is gorgeous and useful.  Wouldn’t it be awesome around the entire room?

Open Displayed Hanging Bins – SnapGuide has a tutorial on how to make these open shelving concept bins perfect for easy building access.

LEGO Wall – This fun idea from Dukes & Duchesses creates a vertical space for building and storage.

Hanging Building Buckets – B-Inspired Mama hangs buckets for use and storage.  What a fun look when everything is tidy!

LEGO Sorting Labels – This is a really good idea from the Organised Housewife for printable LEGO labels to use on bins or drawers.


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LEGO Storage Ideas

DIY LEGO Sorting Labels – Smart idea from Boy Mama!  She created her own sorting labels and attached them to storage bins.

Drawers Sorted by Color – These bin drawers modified for LEGO bricks from I Heart Organizing will be perfect for kids who like their bricks tidy.

LEGO Build Desk – This genius idea to create LEGO storage drawers for a building desk is from HoneyBear Lane.

IKEA LEGO Desk Hack – That Mommy Blog shows another great desk idea with this LEGO storage and play desk that could be expanded for multiple kids.  I also love that the desk height is adjustable as the child grows.

Plastic Build Desk – This desk version is created entirely from inexpensive plastic containers and shelving units.

Build Buckets – I use something similar to this at our house {although they aren’t as fancy and photographic as these from I Heart Organizing} and agree that this is really good to catch those work-in-progress projects when you need a quick clean up.

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Instruction Bins – What about all those instruction manuals?  I love this idea to use magazine baskets hanging on the wall to keep them tidy.  Great solution for this clutter from At the Picket Fence.

Instruction Binders – Another idea for LEGO instruction manuals comes from Make Life Lovely.  She creates binders with favorite manuals inside to store easily and keep them in good condition.

Instruction Pockets – Organized Bloggers shows how to use binder pockets to keep instruction manuals under control.

Under-bed Storage – For small spaces or the ultimate in making use of what you have, check out this amazing project from Daniel Sicolo.

Covered Building Bins – I like this post about the reality of LEGO organization from Frugal Fun for Boys.  Her solution is something that will work in real situations…today!

LEGO Coffee Table – Is it a coffee table or is it a LEGO building center?  This idea from Apartment Therapy is genius for living rooms that don’t want to be all kid all the time.

Drawers Under Table – This shows how to add sliding bins underneath a LEGO table top from Ikea Hackers.

LEGO Build Center – I like that this center from Hideous! Dreadful! Stinky! has both storage and building space.

LEGO Organization Shelving Unit – This idea was created by Mom with a Lesson Plan to solve their LEGO disorganization issues!  Check out the plans and how it was exactly what her family needed.

LEGO organization solutions


LEGO Storage Solutions

Plastic Drawer Sorter – Ramblings of a Suburban Mom used an inexpensive plastic drawer set to color sort LEGOs.  It works really nicely because the colors show through the nearly-clear removable drawers.

Craft Organizer Conversion – This useful area from Harrington Harmonies was created from a crafting organizer and works great for LEGO bricks and accessories.

LEGO-themed Shelving – This lovely project from SnapGuide has both covered {necessity!} and display spaces for the ultimate brick storage.

Minifigure Cubbies – Oh the cuteness of this project from Mondocherry to give a home to all the minifigures in a colorful way.

Minifigure Stands – Adorable!  I totally want to create this just like Clean and Scentsible.

LEGO Closet with Built-in Shelves – Love this entire room especially the organized closet from Learn 2 Play.

37 Ways to Organize LEGO

Hanging Buckets – This really fun idea from Kojo Designs has hanging buckets off of a build space along with magnetized storage solutions.

Hanging Storage Boxes – We use these boxes for nearly everything at my house, so I love how Happiness is Homemade transformed their LEGO corner for smart storage.

Hide-away LEGO Tray – This is pure genius from Thrifty Decor Chick!  She created a low profile tray that slips under the couch for a LEGO play surface.

Use Food Storage Containers – This amount of organization makes me hyperventilate a bit!  Every brick has its place in this system from The Brick Blogger.

Tool Box Storage – We use tool boxes for kids’ treasures at my house, so I was super excited to see them in use for LEGO bricks over at Raisin’ 4.

Garage Storage Boxes – The smaller garage storage boxes are used to create a corner for kids to build in this great solution from Love Grows Wild.

How Legoland Organizes Bricks – I think the pictures of this tour explains it all!

How to Build a LEGO Table – This is the ultimate solution for our family.  Because I have three boys, we now have three of these!  They work amazingly for building and storage.

LEGO Storage Resources

We found some fun ways to store LEGO bricks that don’t require any DIY.

LEGO Storage Products

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LEGO Storage Head 

3 Drawer LEGO Sorting System

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Star Wars ZipBin

Lay-n-Go Play Mat

Rolling Bin

Project Case with Baseplate

More LEGO Organization Ideas

Creating a place to PLAY can really help keep things organized.  We have collected our favorite 12 homemade LEGO tables:

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What Are YOUR LEGO Storage Secrets?

We would adore if you would comment and leave photos on our FB wall how YOU have tackled the LEGO brick mess at your house!  It would be really fun to have enough suggestions to do a follow-up post next month!


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She is the mom of three boys ages 7, 10 and 12 who partially homeschools. She believes that you shouldn't have to buy stuff to have fun when there is a kitchen junk drawer full of possibilities.

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