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The Best Lego Storage and Organizers for Keeping Bricks in Check

Because losing a key piece mid-build really, really sucks.

At a certain age, kids become obsessed with all things Lego. And while Legos are absolutely wonderful toys that encourage creativity and help kids with problem-solving, they’re also, well, a hot mess. The bricks get underfoot, and are particularly lethal in the middle of the night when you step on one. And you will. Repeatedly. For kids, meanwhile, it’s absolutely catastrophic when pieces go missing, thus making it impossible to finish a specific Lego set. To avoid both of the scenarios above, you need to invest in Lego storage. Lego organizers range from plastic bins to totes to Lego tables with storage built in. While none are going to wind up in Architectural Digest, they will save your sanity (and delicate feet) because bricks are expensive and there’s nothing more frustrating than getting this close to finishing a complex set only to be missing a key piece.

Clear plastic containers. That you can fill up with all manner of Legos. And see exactly what's inside. Oh, and they're stackable. Sold.

If you want to organize Legos by color, consider this set of nesting cubes. Each one ha a zip top closure with a clear window to see inside. They're also great for keeping smaller sets contained and organized.

This handy and ultra-durable tote has three color-coded zip-top containers and — the best part — it unzips and folds flat to become a playmat, thus keeping the bricks contained. It's great for younger kids who tend to lose pieces.

A Lego organizer that looks like a classic brick. This particular one comes in a variety of sizes and colors, and if you want to sort bricks by color, this is a good choice. Plus, the containers are stackable.

This organizer has three transparent drawers for Lego storage. Because opening drawers requires some dexterity, this one is better for older kids. Plus, each drawer has a Lego plate attached, so kids can fasten specific bricks to each one so they know what's in the drawer.

Older kids who build massive sets will get plenty of use out of this toolbox organizer. Each Lego set comes with multiple bags of pieces, and this organizer, with its 44 see-through drawers, makes it easy to house each one in a corresponding drawer. Nothing (or... not that much) will go missing.

Technically, this is for bath toys. But that doesn't matter. This mash bag is see-through, suctions on, and is roomy enough to hold a decent number of Lego pieces. If you really want to go crazy, get one for every color — sets will be organized without even taking up any floor space.

These handy canvas storage bins can be personalized, so you can ID what's in them. They never fall apart (going strong after five years is not unusual) and provide easy access to the bricks inside them. They also look nice on a bookcase. The cutout handles are a nice addition.

Eventually, kids do lose interest in Legos, or at the very least, become less obsessive. But you want something that outlasts their specific interests. This beautiful storage system has three tiers of storage bins, so it's great for Legos as well as other small toys.

The Best Lego Tables With Storage

The great thing about this roomy table is that multiple kids can play together. There are two storage bins that slide out, and the top of the table is made of two Lego plates that can be used as building foundations.

The top of this table features a panel that's compatible with Legos, so the bricks can be attached to it. And the two storage drawers are perfect for storing all the pieces.

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