Maybe one of these links will inspire you!
I use these - sometimes a set needs 2 of these
sometimes these - only for a small set
Everything gets labled and stacked in the closet or floor. The label contains the set # and abbreviated set name.
DS will NOT mix pcs (his thing, not mine)
I find those boxes at Target and they stack wonderfully, DS can get them at elast 10 high and they will not topple over.
Mom to J and never-ending , 0/2014 items decluttered, 0/52 crafts crafts completed
Seeking zen in 2014. Working on journaling and finding peace this year. Spending my free time taking J to swimteam
Julia, mom to lefthandedinarighthandworld.wordpress.com
For display, we hung two shelves high on the wall in his room, so other kids can't reach. I know other moms who put the special ones right in their china cabinet. Not such a bad idea considering how much those huge lego kits can cost!!
and dd born 11/21/10 - our T21 SuperBaby
Mine is more concerned about the type of piece than the color so we don't segregate colors. We do keep some themes separate. For a while we had them sorted by type of piece but that just meant we had to look in multiple spots to find the desired piece. It actually seemed easier to find them mixed together. Plus, sometimes ds would be inspired by different pieces he'd find along the way. He is either building space ships and bases or he is using minifigs to act out a story. So it works for him to have people and accessories separate from blocks, etc, but it would be a waste of time for us to sort the bricks by color. And this way it is easy for him to pick up by himself. He wouldn't mind them more organized but he doesn't want them that way badly enough to sort as he picks up, either.
Since he is careful with his built sets and likes to keep them assembled, shelves are important for storage. He doesn't dump the bins out (I may have encouraged that, lol) but just rummages in the bins so we don't use a sheet or anything while playing. But it's nice to have translucent bins rather than opaque ones so we can hold it up and look to see if the tiny pieces we want are on the bottom. Ds usually builds at a small table. It's just a coffee table from a thrift store but it has a nice little lip all around that keeps small objects from ending up on the floor.
DS 6/2002, DD 5/2006, DS Feb 2009
Midwife (CPM, LDM) and homeschooling mama to:
14yo ds 11yo dd 9yo ds and 7yo ds and 2yo ds