Check out these LEGO storage ideas that will keep your LEGOs off the floor, organized, and right where they should be. Whether you’re looking for portable solutions, cabinet plans, DIY LEGO tables, or LEGO table Ikea hacks, we’ve got you covered with this list!
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Try removing the shelves from an Ikea bookshelf or cube unit and replacing them with bins on rolling tracks. If your collection is small, store your LEGOs in spice containers that hang on a magnetic strip or in buckets designed to hang from a wall rail. You can label each compartment by what’s inside – people, squares, or flats – or by color.
If you want to get serious about your LEGO station, purchase an Ikea coffee table, glue down flats to cover the table’s entire top surface, then hang your storage baskets from the side of the table or use the coffee table’s shelves to place your bins.
Whatever your storage preference may be, Ikea is sure to have the foundation you’re looking for. You just have to get creative!
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Using your typical LEGO bricks, create the legs. Then once you’ve gotten the height you’re looking for, use stackable base plates for your table top. Connect it all together, and you’ve got yourself a LEGO table made entirely out of LEGOs!
If you’d like something a little more stable and a little fancier than the Ikea hacks, cut a hole into the top of your designated LEGO table that’s the perfect size to drop in a bin. This makes for easy clean up, with all your LEGOs right where you can see them.
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If you are looking to get fancy with your portable LEGO station, check out this table that folds up to look like a LEGO brick – complete with instructions and a shopping list so that you can create your own.
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You could even create a custom LEGO cabinet that allows you to easily display and access shelves and drawers of LEGO pieces when you want them but looks like a proper piece of furniture when you don’t.
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Buy some black plastic storage bins with a lip on the back meant to hang from a metal rail. Just secure the metal rail to your LEGO room wall, hang up your bins, and go about organizing your LEGOs, all for less than $25.
For a super-cheap option, use gallon-size Ziploc bags. Pick up a box of bags for a few bucks at the grocery store – or pull a few out of your pantry – and separate your bags by color, shape, or whatever your organizational preference may be. When LEGOS aren’t in use, toss them on a closet shelf or into a storage bin, and you have a simple LEGO storage system for just a few dollars.
Regardless of your LEGO building level, number of bricks, or LEGO organization budget, there's no reason to have your pieces in a jumbled mess. Get creative with your organization ideas and you'll never have to fear stepping on one of those dreaded plastic bricks again.
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