We came up with the solution to take an unused comforter, lay it out, and dump the Legos all over the comforter. When they were done playing, we would pick it up and bring the ends together and slowly "pour" the Legos back into the containers. It was a life saver. They got to see all the Legos at once, and I knew where all the pieces were afterwards.
By Dawn from Omaha, NE
By Jess from Hillsboro, OR
Today my son is 40 and has found that men play with Legos. I bought him several cloth laundry bags which serve the same purpose as the one he had years ago. Unfortunately, they don't spread flat on the floor, but they work OK for storage.
Because he likes to be able to sort them by color or type, I find clear plastic shoe boxes from the Dollar Store work well for that. I have purchased several different types of clear plastic vessels of various sizes, but from my point of view the shoe box size is best.
I buy lunch meat in plastic boxes that have lids. I believe they are made by Glad and are intended to be disposable. These make great holders for Legos as well.
So I guess what it comes down to is whether you want, quick clean up or organization, as to which of these two storage methods you prefer. We use both.
By Carol from Wyoming, PA
For smaller legos, try the Spacemaker plastic boxes, Get these from the stationary section to keep pencils, office supplies and crayons, available in Walmart for 10 to 99 cents.
Plastic 7 or 9 slim drawer organizer is very convenient to keep different Lego models and easy to clean up for the kids after playing.
By Geetha from Alpharetta, GA
The different sizes worked well for organizing the colours and different shapes. We also have used inexpensive plastic tubs with lids that stack really easily.
By javamom77 from Medicine Hat, AB
You could even use oatmeal containers, old cookie tins, or cereal boxes. Cover the containers with contact paper. or give the kids stickers and have them put stickers on for decorations. Then they can be left out on the shelves or the big tins can be placed in corner with the toys.
By CJ from Minot, ND
I am wanting to make a Lego table for older kids (not preschoolers). Ideally I am thinking of using a table with a drawer in it, and gluing the Lego base plates too it. But, I am open to suggestions. Has anyone made one? How did it turn out? Any suggestions or regrets?
By April from NW, MO
My son and daughter in law made my granddaughter a lego table for Christmas and it's very, very nice. They took two of the plastic tote drawers and purchased the two or three lego squares (don't remember exactly how many they did use, and the attached the lego squares to a piece of plywood, and cut it the width of the drawers, and just placed it on top of them. A chair sets easily between the two and the drawers have the small baskets in them to keep the legos sorted by sizes, colors etc. They got the idea from familyfun.com. It was very easy to make and looks great in Chloe's room.
My 7 year old son is very big into Legos, the Harry Potter, Atlantis, and other sets with thousands of tiny pieces. I need a way to organize and store them so he can easily find the pieces he is looking for without dumping them all over the floor. Any suggestions?
By Mary Jo
My son was also a Lego collector, we used small plastic totes to separate by color. He had several tackle boxes that he kept his special pieces in. They have dividers that can be adjusted to the size compartment he needed for the particular pieces. The totes and tackle boxes were stack-able as well and that made me happy because it was easy to keep his room clean and clutter free when he wasn't "creating". Hope this helps. Did I mention that he had over 5000 pieces!