Lego is a big deal in our house. Not a birthday goes by where Lego is not a part of the presents. I love it, on one hand, it keeps the kids happy, it’s a wonderful thing to play with, and it takes me back to the Lego that I used to play with in my childhood – a fantastic toy that spans generations.
On the other hand – the tidying up, the organising, the storing of all the little itty-bitty pieces is a logistical nightmare.
Here are 3 organisational options:
The ‘throw it all together’ version. This used to work when I was a kid, but we didn’t have that much variation of pieces back then. There were squares and longs, and all Lego packs pretty much had the same thing in different colours. But these days the variation is massive and kids find it difficult to find stuff.
‘Keeping everything in the pack that it came in’ version. I personally, think this is the best version. I love my order and organisation, and love following the Lego rules to create something spectacular – however I have a more creative hubby, and creative children and they like to mix and match and make their own versions of everything.
At different times we try a version of each of these, but ultimately come back to the colour coding. Something that even the youngest in the family can do, it’s a maths concept as well using grouping, and colours, and it doesn’t require supervision.
What do you do to keep your Lego in order?
Ideas would be appreciated – also if you are looking to Turbo-charge your Lego organisation – check out Pinterest for some OTT ideas!