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Minifig and Brick Storage Boxes
Not exactly a MOC: Some simple Minifig holders for my storage boxes, using mainly plates and slopes.
About this creation
I wanted to have a storage systems for the special Minifigs that are not on the shelf in display boxes. I thought about using my usual storage boxes I use for the bricks.

A 6x6 plate happened to fit perfectly at the bottom of the smallest container so it was the perfect base for the Minifig holders. There is enough space for two Minifigs in each box. I wanted to keep it as simple as possible so I just used 2x2 slopes of different heights for the holders.
Here you can see two familiar looking minifigs attached to the holders (a 2x2x1 and a 2x2x3 slope, each with 2 studs on top).

Here you can see a whole box filled with Minifigs.
Some Minifigs like Loki are bigger, I put these into a bigger yellow container with a 12x6 plate at the bottom. For the Minifings without holes on the rear side of the legs like Hobbits and droids I added some 1x1 SNOT bricks on top of the slopes. For the "front row" I used 2x2x2 slopes for these holders.

Even with the box closed you can see the Minifigs inside quite well.

This is the box system I use for the storage of my Minifigs as well as for my new (post dark ages) LEGO bricks. There are 5 different sizes of containers which can be combined in endless variations inside the boxes. You can also buy empty boxes which only include the three grey parts on the sides. I use one of these for my Creator sets. It's like a LEGO system for storage boxes. Only the height is limited, so there are still some bigger parts that need an extra box

The boxes are stackable for safe storage on a shelf. These are some of my boxes filled with bricks. I have about 15 of these boxes now...

If you are searching for a part you can take the container out of the box and empty it. So there will be less scratch marks an the parts.

This is how I store my Minifigs and bricks. I hope this might be helpful for some of you :-))



Comments

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  December 5, 2012
the sorting system is half the art of modeling I think. and you have a pretty good one congrats, check out my cyberlab if you can, that s what I call my storage-sorting system.
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  December 4, 2012
Neat! Really! LOL
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  November 9, 2012
Very nice, many great ideas in here, pal!
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  November 9, 2012
Quoting Vinny Turbo ... I don't sort by part ref. but by color + part type. ...
That's my plan for the future, too. I start with one box containing similar parts like different holders, mudguards, etc. When I got some more parts in the box I start with separate boxes for each part type. Next is a separation of parts of the same type in coloured and black/white/grey parts (you can see that in the boxes for 1x2 plates, jumper plates and tiles). The final step will be one box for each part type and each colour.
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  November 6, 2012
Thanks for posting this. I used roughly the same solution (tackle boxes) but I now made a cupboard with drawers made of cardboard lego boxes (that I "recycled by putting compartements in). It's cheaper and you gain time as you don't have to open and close the lid all the time. I have nearly finished sorting out all my parts. I don't sort by part ref. but by color + part type. I also made a "Lego" cupboard for my oldest son so that he doesn't mess around with my parts... MOCtober was very busy.
  October 13, 2012
So ähnlich hab ich das bei mir zuhause auch gemacht. Die Minifiguren hab ich aber zerlegt und nach Form sortiert (Beine, Körper, Köpfe usw.)Die sind in solchen kleinen Sortierkästen, wo früher Playmobil drinne war. Mein Lego (also die Einzelteile) habe ich nach Farbe sortiert in solchen Ikea Kisten gelagert. Die fertigen Modelle (ich zerlege fast nie igrendwas, was ich schonmal gebaut habe) stehen in einem Regal.
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  October 10, 2012
Hey Nils O, Would you mined checking this out? http://mocpages.com/moc.php/343405 Thanks in advanced, Alex
 I made it 
  October 8, 2012
Quoting Matthew K. I wish I had the time and patience to sort my bricks like this... yes I have tried and failed.
It was quite easy when I started as I had very few new bricks after my dark ages: Only some Star wars and some Tiny Turbos. I started with two boxes and then I went on...
 I like it 
  October 7, 2012
I wish I had the time and patience to sort my bricks like this... yes I have tried and failed.
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  October 7, 2012
Nice idea! I'm always surprised on how organized people are with their Lego. I myself am horrible when it comes to storing my Lego.....
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  October 7, 2012
Quoting DeTomaso Pantera Very cool Nils! I want and need some of these boxes!!! I would have so much fun organising my LEGO into these! Who are they made by??
They are made by the German company Allit. The product line is called "EuroPlus Flex".
 I like it 
  October 7, 2012
Very cool Nils! I want and need some of these boxes!!! I would have so much fun organising my LEGO into these! Who are they made by??
 I like it 
  October 7, 2012
nice!
 I like it 
  October 7, 2012
Very cool! I like the minifig storage especially!
 
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