While I don’t think we have enough Legos at our house to build this,
I have to say, we’re close.

, What to do with ALL those Legos, Joyful Homemaking
All my children enjoy playing with Legos,
and it’s one toy that I think is worth having,
since it really promotes creativity.
My kids love creating scenes and little towns and houses…
, What to do with ALL those Legos, Joyful Homemaking
oh, and vehicles with weapons.
, What to do with ALL those Legos, Joyful Homemaking
A few years ago, my oldest built this scene of Paul
of the Bible praying while he was imprisoned.
, What to do with ALL those Legos, Joyful Homemaking
The boys display some of their pieces on top of their
shelving unit in their bedroom, which I showed in this post.
, What to do with ALL those Legos, Joyful Homemaking
Occasionally, they like to play together building a “city”
and they use their old toddler table which they’re too big to sit at now.
, What to do with ALL those Legos, Joyful Homemaking
My younger two are still young enough that they want
to play wherever mom and dad are, so we keep the Legos mobile.
They usually dump them on a blanket so they can see better when
they are picking pieces to build with, and yet can easily be folded up
to dump the Legos back into their container.
, What to do with ALL those Legos, Joyful Homemaking
I blurred out my son’s chocolate covered face so it
wouldn’t distract from showing you the method to their madness.
These short, but rectangular containers with the hinged lid
work well for keeping their Legos contained when they are not in use.
, What to do with ALL those Legos, Joyful Homemaking
, What to do with ALL those Legos, Joyful Homemaking
These bins slide easily under their beds,
so when they are not playing with them,
they are out of sight.
, What to do with ALL those Legos, Joyful Homemaking
, What to do with ALL those Legos, Joyful Homemaking
So this is how we take care of Legos at our house!
, What to do with ALL those Legos, Joyful Homemaking

22 Comments

  1. I think the blanket idea is wonderful. We have all hard floors in our house, so things slide. A blanket is going to be a must.:)
    Shiloh
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  2. We’ve tried everything for my sons Legos (he’s known as The Lego King around here) from bins, to sorting tables, drawers, under the bed bins… what has finally seemed to work is a plastic kiddie pool. We put the bed risers under the legs on his bed & the pool slides right under it. He can paw through them to his hearts content. The funny thing is, it sounds like a huge cat pawing through a giant cat box…. shhhh, don’t tell him…. lol

  3. We have a similarly huge stash of leogs. I love those boxes with the hinged lids that you have, we need to get those! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Off to find a sheet to do the same thing. Only have cellular blankets so that wont work. Wish I could show you a picture of my family room at the moment.

  5. We have a very similar issue here. My sons builds many of the large sets and we are having issues with display space. He’s maxed out right now. I have to figure something out. Love your ideas.

  6. I have a similarly huge stash of leogs. those boxes with the hinged lids that you have, that is excellent. It is best for making various robots in modern style.
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  7. We do the same thing – toss the boxes, save the instructions in a giant zip loc, and toss it and the blocks into a big underbed storage box. I could prob send a kid to colelge with all the dough I’ve spent on Lego’s – but they will keep forever and someday their own kids will happily play with them!

  8. The blanket tip is just what we needed. I always have to help pick up their Lego’s. It’s such a hard task for my grandsons they have so many and missing them can be dangerous to my feet. Stopping by from the Creative Bloggers party and hop. Have a great week.

  9. We recently switched to using the big under-the-bed storage boxes which do make it easier for the kids to find the Legos, however, they’re still too big. I need to find smaller ones like yours, with a hinge so no excuses for losing the lid.

  10. Wow, that is a lot of legos! My son just got his first batch of legos (technically duplos) and I’ve been trying to figure out how to store them. Thanks for the inspiration!

  11. It’s always good to see another take on Lego storage. I swear those pieces multiply overnight. 🙂

  12. oh my that is a great idea. bins under the bed. my four sons ages 32 to 12 all had lego love…i have always had legos in my home. and my 12 yr old is debating weather he will ask for more lego kits this Christmas…

    – KAT –

  13. We accept donations of mixed up LEGOs and even pay postage. http://www.brickrecycler.com

    I have personally handled, sorted, and stored over 300,000 LEGO pieces. Here are some tips. You can search Amazon or eBay for most containers:

    Models: display on 1″ x 8″ shelving type wood you get from Home Depot. You can easily mount many of these on the wall.

    Sets you are building: open on a plain non patterned sheet to build your model, to make sure pieces don’t get lost in your carpet or roll on your wood floor.

    Precious little pieces: Search Amazon for “Stanley 10 Removable Bin Compartment Deep Professional Organizer”. For tiny pieces buy the more shallow one: “Stanley 014725 25-Removable Compartment Professional Organizer”

    Minifigures: Use “Ziploc Containers” or for nice display cases, look on eBay

    Bulk: Use shallow under-bed storage totes, like: Sterlite 41 Qt Underbed Storage Tote
    Don’t use the huge deep type, since you and your kids will only play with the ones on the top and the the ones on the bottom will NEVER see the light of day. The deep ones that are 60 quarts and weigh 35lbs when full.

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