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.
The Best Lego Storage Bins
Part tote, part storage bin, part bucket, this one keeps every brick in place and has a clear base so you can see what's in it.
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.
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.
By and large, discerning Lego builders select sets with the best and most coveted minifigures. But because they're small, they go missing. No more! This case displays them with panache, so your kid is no longer hunting for Thor or Yoda.
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 Organizer Tables
This beautifully constructed table has multiple reversible surfaces; one is a dry-erase surface for drawing and the other is compatible with Lego and Duplo bricks for endless builds. There are storage pouches underneath the table to hold the bricks so they don't go missing. The set includes two chairs, with a weight limit of 90 pounds.
This fantastic wood table is perfect for younger kids, because it has a reversible table top that features an illustrated play surface on one side, and a building brick surface on the other, for when your child inevitably becomes Lego-obsessed. And there's ample storage under the surface.
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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