Looking for a way to keep Lego sets organized? This is the post for you! Keep reading for the best Lego storage ideas including storage drawers, bins, and zipper bags to help you breathe a sigh of relief.

Lately I have been working on reorganizing my son’s bedroom. One of my main goals is to keep the space minimal, functional, and organized so that he has lots of room to play. But this is a challenge since my son loves Lego and other toys with lots of small pieces.

After lots of research and trial and error, I found a great solution for our Lego storage! I hope you find this post helpful if you find yourself in the same boat.

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IKEA Trofast Lego Storage

I’ll begin by sharing the Lego storage system I chose, but keep reading for other ideas below!

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These are IKEA TROFAST shelves. I purchased them about a year ago to keep the Lego situation under control. In addition, I chose small bins (white) to contain individual sets and large bins (gray) that could hold other toys.

Pro tip: There are many TROFAST configurations to choose from, based on the size and shape of your room!

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We have found the IKEA TROFAST system to be sturdy and functional. These are three separate shelves that are not attached to one another, but I mounted them to the wall so that they cannot tip or move. Wall mounting is a bit of a hassle, but the safety measure was important to me. In addition, it prevents Legos from falling between or behind the units!

Pro tip: Wall mounting hardware is included. Where I could not hit a stud, I used toggle bolts and washers to make the setup extra sturdy.

Eventually we reached a point where we had to double or triple up on the sets in the small bins. But no worries–I have an organizing solution for that which I will share below!

Other Lego Storage Drawers and Bins

Don’t have an IKEA nearby, or looking for another option for Lego storage drawers? Check out these toy organization systems, bins, and baskets that would work great for Legos.

Lego Storage Drawers

Lego Storage Bins

The Best Zipper Bags for Lego Sets

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Let me introduce you to your new best friend for keeping Lego sets together: these mesh zipper bags! They are sturdy, reusable, and a great budget friendly option. Mine worked out to be less than 50 cents each. Here is a similar option that includes various bag sizes and labels.

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Our Lego sets were mostly together but we had spare pieces floating around. So, I enlisted my son to help me sort the sets into the bags. We actually had a lot of fun with it!

Lego Storage Ideas for Organizing Sets

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Here are some steps to follow when organizing and storing Lego sets:

1. Place each set inside of its own zipper bag.

These are them mesh zipper bags that I used. Include the instruction booklet inside of the bag to keep everything together! The exception would be if you have a very large set that needs its own bin, in that case we did not use a bag.

2. Sort sets by type.

This is a fun step to involve your kids! Create piles of bagged sets sorted by category, for example space, vehicles, animals, Star Wars, Mario, etc.

3. Choose a bin for each type.

Based on how many Lego sets you have of each type, choose an appropriately sized bin. We were able to stack 3-4 bags on top of one another in the smaller bins, and file 5-6 bags in the larger bins.

4. Label bins.

Finally, we used adhesive business card pockets and printed labels using the Classic Business Cards template in Mac Pages (Templates > Stationary > Business Cards). Alternatively, you could hand write on business cards or print bin labels on a Cricut.

Kids’ Star Wars Bedroom Sneak Peek

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Finally, here is a peek at Bug’s new bed and Star Wars decor! I was only able to take photos of this half of the room so far, but am hoping to post the full room reveal next week. Update: Star Wars Kids’ Bedroom Reveal

Tell me, what is your favorite toy organizing tip? Feel free to leave any questions you have below! Happy organizing,

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  1. Juanita Castillo says:

    Hi Caitlin,
    I love this room! Just wondering – are the bins on your Trofast shelving all the same colour? Are they white? I am trying to copy and our IKEA doesn’t have the smaller bins in grey.
    Thanks!
    Juanita

    1. Hi Juanita! Thanks so much! You are correct, the smaller bins are white, and the larger bins are gray. The colors are pretty similar and look nice together. Hope that helps! 🙂

      1. Juanita Castillo says:

        Thanks so much for your reply. I’ve almost finished and my son is thrilled with his new Lego storage!

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