Topic: Organization & Sorting - Discussion Thread
EDIT: I did some further scouring of the Bricks forum and realized there is a thread devoted to Organization and Sorting. So I will say this... the other thread that is out there is not very efficient. While there were some meaningful posts, there were plenty of one sentence posts like I am discouraging here. I'll leave it up to the moderators as to whether or not this thread should be kept and used instead or if they want to close it. I will say that I think a better and more organized thread with a clearer purpose would be good. Thanks.
Greetings everyone! I'm currently doing research into storage/organization ideas and options for my LEGO collection. I'm looking at purchasing some shelves, bins, etc. soon and I thought I would post a thread asking how all of you sort your LEGOs (or if you don't sort them at all). My current method isn't very good and I just recently acquired a ton of new bricks. I'd be very grateful for any advice or tips from the community, plus this may serve as a common location to discuss organization and sorting. I did a search and I couldn't find any topics like this one yet, my apologies if there already is one.
Here are some guidelines and ideas to get you started sharing your techniques: (Read these before you post please)
Post pictures! - If possible, include photos to help illustrate what you are doing.
Link to Equipment - If you have bins, organizers, trays, or stuff of that nature, try to share where you purchased it or at least name the product for those who may be interested in buying.
Ask and Share Advice - Need something specific? Ask away and share with others.
Avoid Generic Statements - Please refrain from simply posting things like, "Yes, I sort." or "I use bins". Provide specific information so that your posts will be meaningful to others. Ask yourself, would this post be useful to someone else?
Explain Your Sorting Methods - For example, do you sort by color? Brick type? How specific are you in your sorting?
For those interested in how I am currently sorting and organizing, check out an earlier post I made on my blog by clicking here.
Evil Mad Scientists Laboratories - How to organize your Lego bricks for efficient building
The Brother's Brick - Sorting, organizing, and storing your LEGO – the second hobby [Essay]
16 LEGO Storage Options
26 Ideas For Lego Storage Containers
Tips & Tricks:
"It's best to store bricks in flat containers, and never use tall ones like brick buckets. With flat containers, you can easily scoop through the bricks easily, with tall containers, it's difficult to find bricks at the bottom." - AnnoyingNoisesProductions
Keep most frequently used bricks and pieces (such as gray building bricks) separate so you can get to them easily.
Last edited by Repelling Spider (June 17, 2012 (06:58pm))