LEGO bricks can offer kids (and adults!) endless hours of fun. But the last thing you want to experience is accidentally stepping on one. I mean, they suddenly turn into deadly weapons!
Okay, so maybe it’s not deadly, but it’s pretty painful.
Luckily, there’s a beautiful collaboration going on between IKEA and LEGO, and I’m all for it!
IKEA + LEGO: A partnership made in brick land
The partnership between the companies happened back in 2020, and it resulted in a playful storage solution that combines innovation and fun! They named it the BYGGLEK collection, and I’ve included it in today’s list.
Not just that, I also rounded up some of my best IKEA and LEGO storage ideas to help you keep playtime organized and safe.
But first, let’s take a look at a few words from the wise!
How to organize LEGO bricks
An expert LEGO organizer recommended a 3-step process that makes a lot of sense if you want a super tidy LEGO storage system.
Organization – set up a list of rules/categories to decide where each type of element goes.
Storage – decide on the right sized containers/storage unit for your categories.
Sorting – the process of putting each piece in its right place (which is probably the hardest bit to keep up with!)
Taking these steps to organize and sort will make it much easier to find the pieces you need and build your LEGO shapes. Less time hunting equals more time playing.
Once you’ve decided on the best LEGO organization system for you and your stash of bricks, it’s time to go shopping at IKEA!
Items you may need:
Here are also a few useful items to help you complete your IKEA + LEGO storage ideas. (contain affiliate links):
Here are some of my favorite hacks and tips to use IKEA items for LEGO storage:
#1 A LEGO ORGANIZER WITH TROFAST TOY STORAGE
An impressive storage system to store over 9,000 LEGO bricks! See how Uncle Kai hacked this LEGO organizer.
#2 DUAL PERSONALITIES TABLE AND STORAGE
This LEGO shelf serves a dual purpose; it’s a LEGO table on one side and a smooth work surface when the tabletop is flipped over. You can use the work table as a shelf, art surface, study station, and so on.
Need to store your LEGO bricks but also easily accessible when you want to use them?
This is an amazing LEGO organizer made with the MANDAL headboard (unfortunately discontinued, but you can replace it with wooden slats if you can’t find it) and GLIS boxes. See the GLIS LEGO bricks organizer tutorial.
#5 LEGO WALL STORAGE
Now, this is one of the coolest LEGO storage ideas for fans of IKEA and LEGO.
You can transform the BESTÅ doors into giant LEGO plates. Check out this LEGO wall storage tutorial for detailed steps.
#6 LEGO STORAGE AND HEIGHT ADJUSTABLE TROFAST PLAY TABLE
A height-adjustable LEGO play table and storage unit that grows with your kids sounds super convenient, right?
Roll this LEGO storage cart to where the action is! When playtime is over, roll it away from sight. Check out this LEGO storage cart tutorial to make your own.
# 11 LEGO BYGGLEK BOXES
Designed specifically for LEGO storage, the IKEA team offers us BYGGLEK boxes as a creative solution for both kids and adults.
These boxes have the conventional space inside to hold your bricks, but what’s different is that they’re also covered in brick patterns. This means you can build your creation in, on, and around the box!
What I love about this item is how it eliminates the need to tear down creations for storage.
Not only do you get to keep them to pick up right where you left off wherever you want, but you can also display them to the world!
# 12 LEGO STORAGE PEGBOARD
Another item that IKEA recommends for cleaning up LEGO bricks, especially the small ones that are always disappearing, is the SKÅDIS pegboard and containers.
You’ll mount the steel board on your wall and mount as many containers as you’d like onto it.
# 13 KALLAX Unit
Lastly, consider KALLAX LEGO storage ideas for simple yet stylish ways to keep your bricks organized, whether on the floor or a wall.
What other LEGO storage ideas can you come up with? Let us know in the comments.