Lego how to tidy ?

(13 Posts)
computer1000 Mon 21-Dec-15 21:05:30

7 boxes with lego bits.broken models. We have all instructions...is it poss8ble to put it alltogether again?

IAmAPaleontologist Mon 21-Dec-15 21:16:23

Trofast, split in a way that makes sense to your child. Most bricks by either size or colour depending on what your child will find easiest to keep tidy the have some sub themes for particularly cool sets. Our Lego city stuff is all in with the basic bricks, it is pretty much all standard bricks and colours so you can build the sets easily but we have separate drawers for Lone Ranger, Star Wars, arctic explorer etc. Then you need a drawer for works in progress and broken models so they can be popped in there until such a time as they either get built back up or broken down properly and bricks put in the right drawers. You also need a shallow drawer for quick tidies when you just need to sweep all the random bricks up. This ways random bricks get put in the organised drawers and when that drawer is full then it needs sorting.

BikeRunSki Mon 21-Dec-15 21:17:40

Ds (7) must have £100s of Lego! Some of the models are made, most aren't, but this afternoon we sorted it! It's all sorted by colour into clear plastic drawers similar to these. The accessories; mini figs; wheels and windows are all in separate boxes, and the the teeny tiny studs are in another.

He also has a single Trofast tower with various depth drawers where he keeps the built stuff/works in progress.

He still has all the instructions. If he winges I'm bored...." over the holidays, I'll be telling him to go and mend some Lego!

He's getting no more Lego until he learns to look after it.

megletthesecond Mon 21-Dec-15 21:20:28

Store in tubs according to colour and type. So red blocks, green blocks, windows, wheels, mini figs, 1 x 1 translucent pieces etc (we have loads of the stuff). And file the instructions.

It's easy to build new creations when you know where all the roof tiles or techy bits are.

Suffolkgirl1 Wed 23-Dec-15 10:16:50

Or, if you want to restore the sets, most sets have a parts list now on the box or at the back of the instructions. Sort per set and bag up in resealable bags inside the box. Lego's online store allows you to purchase individual bits if something critical is missing.

calzone Wed 23-Dec-15 10:18:15

The Range have some great storage ideas for Lego.

Karoleann Wed 23-Dec-15 22:51:27

we don't keep instruction manuals. They make the model once and then its broken up and becomes just lego........they then make other much more creative stuff out of it.

We now keep all the lego in the drawers of the old train table, its easy to sift through everything and doesn't go everywhere.

Louise43210 Wed 23-Dec-15 22:56:08

For anyone wanting to sort Lego by colour, there are some ace tall plastic units in Hobbycraft!

Hiddlesnake Wed 23-Dec-15 22:57:34

Deep underbed storage boxes. My DC have one each for the different ranges (Star Wars, Hobbit, City, Ninjago, Chima etc) and an odds n sods box. All instructions are keeping in plastic wallets in a ring binder. All boxes are stored in the loft.
My DH is a Lego freak.

Cressandra Thu 24-Dec-15 00:09:03

our DS only builds to instructions. We have a separate clear plastic tub for each range. I cut out the brand (Ninjago, lego city) or pic of the model from the packaging and stick it inside the box so it shows through the plastic.

NotCitrus Thu 24-Dec-15 00:50:28

The manuals can be downloaded and printed for free.
Ds has a huge box under the bed (half the space) and all Lego is chucked in there. Dn ditto. Flattened boxes are in a cardboard veg box under the bed, instructions in a box file. Trying to find pieces leads to ds and dn disappearing for a couple hours and building something or other. I've been trying to sell the idea of assembling older models and selling them to get new ones, but no joy yet - though very happy to buy Lego from eBay and wash and test it...

cityangel Tue 29-Dec-15 00:20:56

www.amazon.co.uk/Really-Useful-Plastic-Storage-Drawer/dp/B016ZX671Q/ref=sr_1_17?ie=UTF8&qid=1451348329&sr=8-17&keywords=storage+drawers+plastic

without the wheels with the bricks colour coordinated - then some drawers saved for part built stuff

cityangel Tue 29-Dec-15 00:25:31

www.aplaceforeverything.co.uk/home-storage/lego-storage-brand

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