Finally tame the LEGO clutter with these easy DIY lego storage ideas for small spaces! Declutter and organize your Legos under your bed and on the wall!
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555 Room Challenge week 4
DIY Lego Storage Ideas for a Small Space
Sometimes I wonder how many Emergency Room visits each year are Lego related? If you have ever stepped on one, you understand me!
My son is totally into Legos, and honestly, I love it! Legos are such a great activity, because they involve using your imagination, strategizing what you are going to build, following directions if you are using instructions, and so much more!
The only thing I don’t love about Legos is that there are a MILLION little pieces that end up everywhere!
I have been on a quest to contain the Legos, especially in my son’s room. I realize that you could just throw them into a bin and call it a day, but we’ve tried that. My son just ends up dumping the bin to look for a specific piece.
The 555 Room Challenge was the perfect opportunity to take care of storage needs in my son’s room. He needed more clothes storage, book storage, and toy storage…specifically Lego storage!
So I thought I’d come up with some DIY Lego storage ideas for small spaces!
Lego Storage Ideas for a Small Space:
- Display and store your Lego figures on the wall-use a vintage printer’s drawer
- Store your Legos under your bed-use a dresser topper changing table with bins
- Create a Lego wall to store and build your Legos vertically-use Lego baseplates and command strips
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1. Display and store your Lego figures on the wall
In order to store your Lego figures in an organized manner, a vintage printer’s drawer is a great idea! This one is easy to get together and the only DIY skill required is hammering a nail into a wall! I first shared this idea in my post, “DIY Playroom Storage Ideas to Keep You Clutter-Free!” Lora from Craftivity Designs, shared this idea, and I thought it was genius!
This printer’s drawer was from my grandfather’s print shop many many years ago! I love that it has a history and was in my family. It fit perfectly in this section of my son’s room! They come in all different sizes, so you can find them large or small depending on where you need them to fit. I added THESE felt pads to the back to prevent it from marring the wall and to keep it from sliding.
My son LOVES being able to display his LEGO guys this way, because they are easy to get to and fun to look at! Here are a few vintage printer’s drawers for sale if you want to do the same thing!
If you are not up for the DIY, take a look at some of these that you can buy!
2. Store your Legos under your bed
You can totally make your own under the bed LEGO storage tray, but why bother if you can just use one that you take off of your dresser!
As my son was transitioning from a nursery to a big kid room we no longer needed his dresser topper for diaper changing. It was a really nice dresser topper, so I tried to think of ways to reuse it! My son was just getting into the LEGOS (the Junior size), so I decided to put it under his bed as storage! Even at three and a half, he could easily slide the tray in and out. His room is small, so it was a great way to use extra space for toy storage!
You can add castor wheels to the bottom of the tray if you like. I have two rugs under my son’s bed, so the tray actually slides very easily in and out. I considered putting castors on the bottom, but I was afraid that the wheels would catch on the rug. No complaints there! It was less work for me!
I added THIS Lego baseplate onto the bottom of the dresser topper tray using some double sided tape. You could glue it directly onto the wood, but I wanted it to be less permanent.
The Lego baseplate separated the tray into three parts, allowing me to place two storage containers on either side of the baseplate. This is where my son keeps his small Legos. We have them color coded by bin.
If you don’t wan to DIY under the bed LEGO storage, take a look at these options!
3. Build a Lego Wall for Storage and fun
I was so excited to put this DIY LEGO wall together for my son! It’s just another way to play and imagine with Legos!
It’s also pretty darn cool, because you can use Legos in different way than you normally would. You might not think it’s storage, but let’s be honest, it’s STORING his Legos!
It was such an easy and inexpensive DIY project. I bought four of THESE gray baseplates, and was able to use a piece of trim that we had in my basement for the frame around them. It certainly isn’t necessary, but it definitely “finishes” the DIY LEGO wall.
I’ll be writing a detailed post on how to created this small Lego wall soon, so keep your eyes posted!
Check out these Lego Storage ideas if you are not into DIYing them!
Here’s the cost breakdown for this week:
There’s only one week left for the 555 Room Challenge! My son’s room has come a far way in four weeks, but it’s crunch time! Here’s what I need to accomplish in the next week:
- Add mini storage shelves in closet for toys and books
- Decide if I’m going to add these wall decals to accent wall or make my own
- Figure out blank wall decor
Make sure you take a look at the other rooms in this challenge! There are some pretty awesome DIY projects and creative ideas that these talented bloggers are sharing!
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