I was thinking of organizing my legos mainly my bionicle pieces. Currently I have my bionicles in 3 big bins, 2 small bins of minifigures, and then a trillion and a half unorganized bins of system bricks. How should I organize my bionicles? What way has worked out best for you guys who have organized legos, color? type? or something else?
Posted Nov 07 2013 - 05:49 PM
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Posted Nov 07 2013 - 06:28 PM
I have a few sets of drawers.
In one set... I have two drawers for System lego - one for general parts, one for basic bricks and small most-useful pieces. I have one drawer for big bulky system/technic parts and wheels/tires. I have one drawer for the rest of my system
In the other set (which is like 3 sets stacked atop each other)... I have one drawer for black, one for silver, one for rare items like masks and translucent/multicolored parts, and 7-8 drawers that each have a couple colors in them, bunched together (I should really invest in actual separators).
Basically, I find it most useful to sort by color, with a place or two set aside for small, rare, or highly used parts.
Edited by Kayru, Nov 07 2013 - 06:29 PM.
Posted Nov 07 2013 - 06:29 PM
I find colors the best way to organize the pieces. All small parts, such as axles and connectors go in their own bin.
Posted Nov 07 2013 - 06:50 PM
I organize my bionicle parts using a shelf of small bins. The parts are separated by type. Parts with ball joints in one bin, socket joints in another. Masks, heads, and feet together, same with weapons.
I also keep the axels and pins separate, because they're a pain to find when they're in a bin together.
Minifigs are in one bin together. (except for rare ones and personal favorites, kept on a shelf.)
I just keep all lego brick in a bin, I don't use them as much.
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Posted Nov 07 2013 - 08:27 PM
[font="Palatino;"]I have mind sorted by a complex system of part usage, with clear plastic drawers for the smaller parts and big bins for the large/odd bits. However, I've found that this kind of stifles creativity a bit - at least for me - so if I had to give advice to someone on their organization, I'd go by color all the way. Of course, the more useful small bits probably deserve their own areas because of frequent usage and lack of size, but this really comes down to your style of building and what you find yourself using. I've almost completely reworked my drawers as I realize that I'm using some parts more than others.[/font]
Posted Nov 12 2013 - 07:50 AM
Off lately, I use to get irritated while finding my LEGO bricks. Most of the time use to go in finding the misplaced pieces. Few days before, I was buying 5695 Doctors for my niece from this online toy store in India -Yellow Giraffe. There while buying I checked there blog and I got a great idea of "Labeling" my Lego bricks. So from now, I have started labeling my bins with small bricks and big bricks separately. Mini figures are kept in another bin with its concerned labeling.
So for me it is all about Labeling!
Edited by charu0802, Nov 16 2013 - 01:29 AM.
Posted Nov 12 2013 - 08:31 AM
Lately I've been working on sorting all the pieces available in LEGO Digital Designer, so all others are separate and I can make MOCs in plastic that I can easily then make in LDD too. (LDD Extended, of course.) Highly recommended. (Although that's best for System and Technic, not Bionicle, although HF would work... if I had any. )
Then I usually keep small parts separate from large parts. Like, pins and stuff. I've done it by color before too, but that proved too tedious IMO.
Posted Nov 12 2013 - 11:08 AM
I still sort mine by set, because I remember which set has which part, and messing that up, should I need to find something, is massively irritating.
Edited by fishers64, Nov 12 2013 - 11:09 AM.
Posted Dec 02 2013 - 08:55 AM
I have bags by color for TECHNIC (excepting masks and heads, which have their own bags) and bins by part type for System.
Edited by BobaFett2, Dec 02 2013 - 08:55 AM.
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