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Interesting group.

Sorting lego is a continuing struggle for me. I am constantly (slightly) changing the way I sort stuff, but generally I sort the parts for their use (i.e. things that can be used as spaceship engines, things that can be used to build SNOT). And big tubs of tiles, plates, slopes and bricks, of course. I don't sort by colour.

It doesn't help that sometimes I get so many of a particular element that I have to split them into multiple bins.
I now have a 1x(1-4) stud plate bin and a 1x(6-12) stud bin, for example. Same goes for 2x(2-4) plates and 2x(6-20) plates and so on, if that makes any sense.
And then I got so many 2x2, 2x3 and 2x4 plates that I had to separate them into two bins: one with black, white and gray and one with all the other colours. And now they're both pretty full again.
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| June 3, 2010, 4:09 am
Quoting Steef de Prouw
Interesting group.


Interesting sorting system. ;)

I don't really have a working space, I just use my dining room table, so my idea is, to keep the number of bins I have to use at the same time at a minimum. That's why your sorting system wouldn't work for me.
I sort by colour and elements. But it's difficult to explain, so I'll probably upload some pics when I find the time. ;)

Edit: OK, lets say, I found the time, today is a holiday anyway ;) Have a look at the photo pool to see my sorting system ;)
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| June 3, 2010, 5:37 am
 Group admin 
Hi fellow Lego friends, thanks for joining and sharing! I think there's just as many complexities to sorting & storing Legos as there are MOCs & building styles!

For builders who sculpt, they probably use lots of (2-10)x(4-12) bricks, etc and need large storage boxes. Opposed to mini-scale builders, lots of miniature elements and intricate sorting system.

As more people join the group, we'll see a lot more sorting methods. Hopefully, one or more will inspire new and better systems to fit our own individual needs.
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| June 4, 2010, 12:20 am
Hi everyone thanks for letting me in. I hope to find the time this weekend to photo my collection. I started collecting lego again after the dark ages at 26. At first I put all the colours together but the same brick in each box, now I have put the same colour in each box and I have more of each colour than what I realized. Anyway I will explain more when I post my pic's.
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| June 4, 2010, 7:00 pm
Hey all, thanks for allowing me to join, hopefully this group will help my sorting problem:P

Currently how I sort is I buy those big plastic shoe box tubs, and sort bricks into them by color, but the only problem is its majorly hard to find any elements you need in the mass of colors. I'm thinking of sorting by element rather then color next, would that be a better method?
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| June 7, 2010, 8:32 am
 Group admin 
Yea, sorting by element will be better for you since your color sorting system is not working out. Did you see the type of draw I am using? It's very good at sorting by element & you could get them under $20 at Home Depot or Lowes. I looking around for new idea too, but so far sorting by element is working great for me. I see some other builder are using the same drawers, just look around at what other builder are doing. That's why we have this group. =)

Quoting Jake Savage
Hey all, thanks for allowing me to join, hopefully this group will help my sorting problem:P

Currently how I sort is I buy those big plastic shoe box tubs, and sort bricks into them by color, but the only problem is its majorly hard to find any elements you need in the mass of colors. I'm thinking of sorting by element rather then color next, would that be a better method?


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| June 8, 2010, 4:42 am
Thanks for the tip, I'll have to take a look for those!
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| June 8, 2010, 9:07 am
 Group admin 
Hello fellow Lego friends,

I added a "Lego wall element" to help builder find pieces a bit easier... Check it out & let me know what you think. Thanks =)

http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/208447



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| June 17, 2010, 9:39 pm
I combine color sorting and part sorting,
I'm going to make a post about my sorting system soon,
I seperate my rare colors (dark green, dk red,...)
and I have boxes for specific parts such as jumper plates
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| June 18, 2010, 6:28 pm
Hey guys, nice group. I'm also part of another one for AFOLs called the measuring stick. Due to me being a moderator, I have to actually "decline" the invite but I can still come in and out of the group (don't ask, it's a strange set up). So although it'll "look" like I'm not part of the group, I still am. Best way to ask me something is to reply to my comment so I can see that it was replied to (might want to delete a lot of this text so it doesn't take up room on the page).

Keep it blocky everyone!
~Chris.
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| July 3, 2010, 4:26 pm
Two things. First, just wanted to say thanks for allowing me to join the group. Second, what I'm hoping to find here are ideas to assist me in designing a work-storage area that aids me in my building. As it currently stands my collection is stored in a variety of sealed bins and I currently spend more time sifting through parts that using them. Any ideas are appreciated and if I use them, even better!
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| November 24, 2010, 8:12 pm
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