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Re: Storage solutions

Post by jigsaw on Sun 11 Nov 2012, 1:31 pm

LEGO_JOJO wrote:How about un-opened set? how do you store them safe and make sure the box not getting damage while stacking up?? Thanks!!!

Ikea GORM or IVAR systems

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Post by LEGO_JOJO on Sun 11 Nov 2012, 1:37 pm

Thanks! good idea!!

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Post by Locomotive Annie on Sun 18 Nov 2012, 10:27 am

At first I thought I was pretty clever with just sorting my bricks, tiles and plates into colours and keeping them together in plastic kitchen storage drums, but after a few MOCs I started to keep the modified bricks and tiles separate from the ordinary ones. Then i found i had to keep the bricks, tiles and plates sorted separately into their colours; - though I haven't been entirely successful with the tiles and they always seem to end up jumbled together. I mostly use 'Sistema' brand containers from the supermarket to keep my bricks & etc in. I chose these because the lids stay really secure once closed and you don't have to fight with them to get the lid off again.
I tried one of those cabinets with drawers for my small Technic parts, but was always having disasters and ending up on my hands and knees looking for scattered Technic pins, I found a tacklebox with a hinged lid and internal compartments was best for Technics and my cabinet ended up being used for my minifigs which worked out really well.
I've just purchased my first large storage crates to store my bricks in and I guess this is the start of a slippery slope and there's no hope for me at all. I'm not sure if I'm allowed to say this in this forum, but I also have Banbao bricks as well which need to be kept seperate due to their different sizing and I'm just starting to have sorting problems with them too and will need to devise similar methods to store them as well.

I do use cliptop bags for storage too, but not for permanent storage. When I'm working on a project I'll keep the bricks & etc I'm specifically using in cliptop bags and they go back to their containers when I'm done with them.

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Post by Kaila on Sun 18 Nov 2012, 11:27 am

Locomotive Annie wrote:I'm not sure if I'm allowed to say this in this forum, but I also have Banbao bricks as well which need to be kept seperate due to their different sizing and I'm just starting to have sorting problems with them too and will need to devise similar methods to store them as well.

Are these like those 'Enlighten' sets? It may sound like sacrilege but I did entertain the thought of buying a small carriage set just to see what they are like first hand.. the price is cheap enough not to really worry if the experiment turns out bad lol

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Post by Locomotive Annie on Sun 18 Nov 2012, 12:16 pm

Because I'm a railway enthusiast first and a Lego enthusiast second, I have Enlighten train series sets as well as Banbao's trainsets. I've read all kinds of negative nonsense about Enlighten's locos and rolling stock sets, but by and large they are good value for money and do the job just fine.

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Post by Kaila on Sun 18 Nov 2012, 1:14 pm

Locomotive Annie wrote:Because I'm a railway enthusiast first and a Lego enthusiast second, I have Enlighten train series sets as well as Banbao's trainsets. I've read all kinds of negative nonsense about Enlighten's locos and rolling stock sets, but by and large they are good value for money and do the job just fine.
This is interesting, think I might take the plunge and grab one then just to see. Thanks for the info.

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Post by SnapLock on Sun 18 Nov 2012, 3:50 pm

Kaila wrote:
Locomotive Annie wrote:Because I'm a railway enthusiast first and a Lego enthusiast second, I have Enlighten train series sets as well as Banbao's trainsets. I've read all kinds of negative nonsense about Enlighten's locos and rolling stock sets, but by and large they are good value for money and do the job just fine.
This is interesting, think I might take the plunge and grab one then just to see. Thanks for the info.

I have every Enlighten Train set they offer and think they are all great additions to any train set up my favorites would be:
EN-631 Heavy Duty Steam Locomotive
EN-630 Heavy Duty Freight Locomotive
EN-629 Heavy Duty Passenger Locomotive
EN-627 Steam Locomotive
They also have a great Dining Car ( caboose)EN-636
only problem i seem to have is most of the wheels are stiff, but i use some silicone spray to loosen them up & it works great

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Post by Kaila on Sun 18 Nov 2012, 4:08 pm

I just offered the seller $14 for the black steam train (New/sealed and shipping is free). It's listed at $19 so lets see what happens...

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Post by Free Spirit on Fri 14 Jun 2013, 4:46 am

I came across a 5 drawer mobile Storage Cabinet and have taking the liberty of buying one for the purpose of storing my loose bricks and other parts.
 
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Anyway it beats anything else that I have seen at this stage and makes my life easier when trying to find a part for a project legohappy

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Post by Paul B on Fri 14 Jun 2013, 5:06 am

Where did you get this from? It sounds interesting.

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Post by Paul B on Tue 17 Dec 2013, 7:23 am

Well it seems that my shelves are not working out like I hoped so I am now looking for a cupboard to store my sets in. Has anybody tried something like this and have any feedback on them?

http://www.fantasticfurniture.com.au/Products/Kids//p/BETUTI2DROOOFOIBEE

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Post by jigsaw on Tue 17 Dec 2013, 10:26 am

i'd go the IKEA direction.. and think ahead. buy something large enought for expansion and you wont have to constantly find a solution. i use GORM shelving, which can be expanded when required

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Post by Paul B on Sun 29 Dec 2013, 6:06 am

I have just added a post to my blog on how I sort and store my parts collection with photos.
http://paulstechnic.blogspot.com.au/2013/12/sorting-and-storing-parts-how-i-do-it.html

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Post by brickie on Sun 29 Dec 2013, 7:34 am

Paul,

Great storage solution.

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Re: Storage solutions

Post by Paul B on Mon 30 Dec 2013, 5:22 am

brickie wrote:Paul,

Great storage solution.

Thanks, it works well for me legohappy

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Post by Breezy on Mon 30 Dec 2013, 10:53 am

I went for Liatorp from Ikea. It suits the aesthetics of the house, is mildly more sturdy than run of the mill Ikea products, although it is pricey and fiddly to assemble.

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Post by Paul B on Sat 14 Jun 2014, 7:55 am

I have just published a blog post about a new carry case I purchased today for storing my spare LEGO pieces, it might be interesting for others who are looking to do the same:

http://paulstechnic.blogspot.com.au/2014/06/storage-kincrome-multi-pack-trade.html

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Post by jigsaw on Sat 14 Jun 2014, 2:06 pm

looks a little 'kid's lunchbox' for my liking, i went with 10 of these for my little bits:



$10 each or so

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Post by Paul B on Sun 20 Jul 2014, 8:52 am

I have just published a blog post on a new carry case system I have started to use, this seems to be good for "LEGO Technic" storage.
http://paulstechnic.blogspot.com.au/2014/07/after-using-this-storage-case-for-few.html

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Post by Free Spirit on Sat 28 May 2016, 7:07 am



As shown by this snapshot I have began to sort my ever growing large part inventory into a more convenient way of keeping it together for upcoming future building sessions.

During the past five years I have fallen into bad habits of putting a lot of my inventory everywhere which has seen parts become quite dirty over time causing the loss of valuable time in building.

Cleaning isn't one of my favourite pastimes so as soon as I found these containers priced at $2.34 each at Shiploads I happily parted with some cash to buy plenty to get started on making life easier for myself legohappy

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Post by brickie on Thu 09 Jun 2016, 10:25 am

Good move FreeSpirit. They are the ones that I use; including the 2 larger sizes.

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