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Store and Sort - Giant Yellow Minifig Head - Any Good?

Postby morganm » Mon Feb 07, 2011 12:44 pm

http://www.amazon.com/Lego-Sort-Store-M ... B004E7T2SQ

I saw one on clearance at Wal-Mart.... ALMOST bought it but I truly questioned if the sorting worked well. Read the box on how it supposed to work but in my experience with things like this; the larger items bind up in the holes and just clog the thing up making the thing more of a PITA than solution. There's also way better methods of storing; I was mostly interested in the 'sort by sifting'.

Anyone used one of these? Is there a better way to sort mass quantities of Legos?

I started separating things out and organizing them better now that my son is old enough to appreciate organization =) However it took me many hours over the span of several days to sort through the two Big Bins O'Lego and just find minifigs, minifig parts, minifig accessories, translucent pieces, "cool pieces that could be made into awesome weapons" and angular/wing plates.

How have other people tackled this?
Do you prefer to organize by color, by type, by size, or other method?
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Postby Arkbrik » Mon Feb 07, 2011 1:45 pm

I sort by stud dimensions - one box for all the 1x1s, one for all the 2x1s, and so on, further divided between plates and bricks. Then there are special boxes for minifig parts, minifig equipment, technic stuff, etc.
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Postby OneEye589 » Mon Feb 07, 2011 6:29 pm

I try to sort by similar colors, but it never works.
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Postby RoC77 » Mon Feb 07, 2011 6:41 pm

Yeah I sort by colors too, but I just ended up with one giant tub full of light blay gray & another with dark blay pieces...

I need to re-organize...
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Postby Gungnir » Mon Feb 07, 2011 7:00 pm

I keep all my bricks in a bin. It works really well.
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Postby SnakeMittens » Mon Feb 07, 2011 7:31 pm

Gungnir wrote:I keep all my bricks in a bin. It works really well.

Except 3 bins. And the floor.
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Postby OneEye589 » Mon Feb 07, 2011 7:38 pm

I have two large bins and several medium sized ones. All minifigs and accessories are in smaller organized containers.
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Postby Robot Monkey » Mon Feb 07, 2011 7:49 pm

I have a drawer system.
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Postby morganm » Mon Feb 07, 2011 9:17 pm

Gungnir wrote:I keep all my bricks in a bin. It works really well.


I tried that (well two really big bins) and it sucks ass. All of the awesome little pieces end up in the bottom and all of the big pieces are on top. So I dig through 5 cubic feet of Legos looking for that one piece I want... My ears start to hurt from all of the noise!
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Postby morganm » Mon Feb 07, 2011 9:18 pm

Robot Monkey wrote:I have a drawer system.


How are they organized by drawer?
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Postby mr.duckie » Mon Feb 07, 2011 9:24 pm

i have a whole room.
piles on the floor everywhere.
i hope i'm not crushed.


i'm sorry, i started a haiku and had to finish it.

i have some in bins, but most of them are in heaps.
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Postby Ross_Varn » Mon Feb 07, 2011 11:54 pm

This took a while- it's still in progress, I've got to clear out the old sets and mocs- but I'm sorting by part in a drawer system. Some of the drawers- Plates, Bricks, Round, Slopes, Angles, Rods, Tiles, Special[landscape P.O.O.P.], Hinges, Megablocks, Wheels, and in different places - small tackle drawer - sorted color trans pieces, technic pins and bits. Bins - Technic large items, Bionicle. In a big tackle box- Mindstorms. In a disposed silverware drawer- all minifigs. In several tins- the factions of Defcon. On my shelves- Old mocs and sets. On my floor- three new sets. On my desk- WIPs and scattered projects two inches high.

I badly need to clean.
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Postby Keldoclock » Tue Feb 08, 2011 9:31 am

I've got two small boxes, one for plates, the other for bricks.
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Postby Apollyon » Tue Feb 08, 2011 10:41 am

I have started sorting by what i call "functionality". I have large bins where i keep all 2x2, 2x3 and 2x4 bricks, another one for plates, another for wheels, etc... For smaller parts i use the plastic trays of the multitude of jule calendars i recently bought.
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Postby Robot Monkey » Tue Feb 08, 2011 6:02 pm

morganm wrote:
Robot Monkey wrote:I have a drawer system.


How are they organized by drawer?


(Each Drawer has a divider in it.)

Drawer 1: Bricks/Flat plates
Drawer 2: Minifigs/Vehicle pieces
Drawer 3: Sloped bricks/Misc.
Drawer 4: Technic pieces
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