Let’s talk LEGO storage. If you have more than one set of LEGO bricks in the house, then at one time you have pondered how to organize them with some kind of LEGO storage! How in the world can we put all these LEGOs away? LEGO bricks are the toy that just keeps multiplying so I need a LEGO organizer to keep my house in order.  

37 LEGO Organization Ideas with shoe storage holding LEGOS, lego wall mats, buckets full of legos.
Oh the amazing effects of good LEGO storage & organization!

Lego Organization Ideas

In my house, that is a good thing to keep 3 boys occupied, BUT LEGO clean up can sometimes be a nightmare.

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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. Knowing that I needed to tackle the toy clutter in my home with good LEGO storage and organization, I compiled this list of super smart ideas…

Smart LEGO Storage Ideas

Let’s tackle all those bricks with smart LEGO storage ideas that don’t break the bank.

1. Hanging LEGO Storage Bag

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

2. LEGO Pick Up & Play Mat

This LEGO Pick Up & Play Mat is the perfect solution for small spaces or an easy pick up after play. You could use the mat for LEGO storage or use it to transport the bricks to another area.

3. Our LEGO Closet

I wrote about our LEGO closet over at Modern Parents Messy Kids.  I used inexpensive garage-type shelving for the LEGO storage that was filled with clear plastic bins that could be carried to the building area.  We do NOT sort LEGOs by color! <–that is an endless and thankless job!

4. Cheap and Easy LEGO Storage Organizer

Oh my goodness.  This cheap and easy LEGO storage organizer is amazing.  Wouldn’t it be awesome around the entire room?

5. Open Displayed Hanging Bins

SnapGuide has a tutorial on how to make these Open Displayed Hanging Bins which are perfect for easy building access.

6. Build a LEGO Wall

This fun idea from Dukes & Duchesses creates a LEGO Wall for building and storage. I love that is is beautiful and functional.

7. Hanging LEGO Brick Building Buckets

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

8. LEGO Sorting Labels

This is a really good idea from the Organised Housewife for LEGO Sorting Labels to use on bins or drawers. So smart for LEGO storage!

Store and build legos in containers labeled by colors, shelves, and barrels.
I love the labeled boxes of LEGOS.

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9. DIY LEGO Sorting Labels

This is a smart idea from Boy Mama! She created her own DIY LEGO Sorting Labels and attached them to storage bins.

10. Drawers Sorted by Color

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

11. Build LEGO Desk

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

12. IKEA LEGO Desk Hack

That Mommy Blog shows another great IKEA LEGO Desk Hack 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.

13. Plastic Build Desk

This Plastic Build Desk is created entirely from inexpensive plastic containers and shelving units.(Link no longer available)

14. 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 these Build Buckets are really good to catch those work-in-progress projects when you need a quick clean up.

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I love the wall of bins. It helps keep all our LEGOs in order.

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15. 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 is to make Instruction Bins from Making Lemonade.

16. Instruction Binders

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

17. Instruction Pockets

Just a Girl and Her Blog shows how to use binder pockets to make Instruction Pockets keep instruction manuals under control.

18. Under-bed Storage

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

19. Covered Building Bins

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

20. LEGO Coffee Table

Is it a LEGO coffee table?  These ideas from David on Demand is genius for living rooms that don’t want to be all kid all the time.

21. Drawers Under Table

This shows how Drawers Under Table  from Ikea Hackers can keep our LEGOs organized.

22. Simple and Maintainable Lego Organization

I like that this Simple and Maintainable Lego Organization! It keeps everything sorted and clean.

23. LEGO Organization Shelving Unit

This LEGO Organization Shelving Unit 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.

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24. Plastic Drawer Sorter

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

25. LEGO Organizer For Big Collections

This useful LEGO organizer For Big Collections from Brick Architect was created from a crafting organizer and works great for LEGO bricks and accessories.

26. LEGO-themed Shelving

This lovely project from SnapGuide has both covered {necessity!} and display spaces for these LEGO-themed Shelving.

27. Minifigure Cubbies

Oh the cuteness of this project from The No Pressure Life to give a home to all the minifigures in a colorful way and where to find Minifigure Cubbies.

28. Minifigure Stands

These Minifigure Stands are adorable!  I totally want to create this just like Clean and Scentsible.

29. LEGO Closet with Built-in Shelves

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

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29. IKEA LEGO Storage Containers

I love IKEA LEGO storage because they are play boxes that can be stacked with the storage cleverly inside. It makes for brick storage on bookcases and table tops sleek and fun.

30. Hanging Buckets

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

31. Hanging Storage Boxes

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

32. Hide-away LEGO Tray

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

33. Use Food Storage Containers

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

34. Tool Box Storage

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

35. 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.

36. How does Legolandland Store LEGOs?

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

37. Build a LEGO Table for Older Kids

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 and we can show you How to Build a LEGO Table .

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38. When You are Done Recycle LEGO Bricks

In the unlikely event you have too many LEGOs, check out LEGO recycling which will put your old bricks to good use.

When Do Kids Grow Out of LEGOs?

Just a note about when kids grow out of playing with LEGOs which can help you prepare and organize into the future. Many kids will turn to other interests as they become teenagers, but there will be a good percentage of kids that will play with LEGOs far beyond that. One of my boys is in college, but we stored his LEGO collection in his closet and under his bed in big plastic stackable bins and every time he visits home, he gets them out and builds.

So don’t get rid of them too quickly! LEGO is a legacy toy that can be handed down to the next generation…so organize well.

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  1. Oh, the eternal “barefoot Lego injury” struggle! I can’t wait to get organized with a couple of these brilliant Lego storage ideas! I also love that it makes it easier for the kids to more easily see what they have, too!

  2. These ideas are great! I love to keep our house (and their toys) organized, but storing Legos is a job in itself. LOL! So-finding all of these practical Lego organization ideas in one place is perfect. Thank you for sharing them. I can’t wait to get started!

  3. I have been looking for a great Lego storage idea. The toolbox storage would be perfect for my boys room!

  4. Forwarding this article to a friend with a Lego loving kid. She’s constantly arranging and rearranging their collection. I hope this helps with the Lego storage!

  5. LEGO storage was always a struggle when my kids were little! Now that they’re older, they’re, thankfully, a bit more meticulous about their sets. Any ideas for LEGO storage solutions for on-the-go? Traveling with them can be tough!

  6. So many Lego storage ideas ? I love the instruction binder idea…otherwise they get crumpled, torn, or lost in this house!

  7. My daughter loves Legos but finding little pieces everywhere is driving me crazy. We are looking through your Lego Storage solutions tonight to find some ideas we can all live with.

  8. @Logan – I have not tried that LEGO storage solution. Will look into it because we are always looking for new LEGO organization ideas!!! THANKS!

  9. Have you tried these Papimax Lego brick storage boxes?
    I want to try but the price is quite high for me. Interested to see how they work though.