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I have recently sorted my LEGO pieces so I thought I'd post what I did.
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On New Year's Eve, I started to sort my LEGO pieces by part. I finished on January 2nd. I was expecting it to take longer because I have 18000 LEGO pieces, but I did it during Christmas break so I could work on it most of the day. I have really enjoyed having my pieces sorted by part because it has been really easy to find pieces while building MOCs. In my new bedroom at my new house, I have two closets. I used one of my closets for my LEGO collection, as you can see in the main picture. My brother wasn't using his old bookshelf so I got it for my LEGO collection. Besides all of my pieces, I also keep my LEGO instructions, LEGO Club and Brickmaster magazines, Bionicle books, Bionicle comics, and my Bionicle canisters in this same closet so most of my LEGO collection is all in one place.

Here is my sorting system:



Bionicle parts



Large Pieces



Large Pieces



Dinosaur and Knights pieces



Rock pieces



Vehicle parts



All the different kinds of hinged pieces



Decorative pieces (windows, doors, foliage, fences, etc.)



Printed or stickered pieces



Specialty bricks



Tiles



Large plates



Wheels, steering wheels, wheel axles, and windshields



Inverted slopes



All the different kinds of wedge pieces



Small baseplates



Circular pieces



Technic Pieces



Specialty plates



Arches



Slopes



Plates



Bricks



Drawers with small pieces in them



Axles



Offset pieces



Specialty 1x2 plates



1x1 round pieces



Grilles



Box with small parts (mostly Technic parts) such as gears, pins, Technic connectors, and rods



Minifigure accessories



Minifigures



Large Baseplates



One piece Bionicles from McDonald's that I got 5 or 6 years ago (I don't know what I'm ever going to use these for).



LEGO Shop at Home Magazines



LEGO Instructions



LEGO Instructions



LEGO Club Magazines, LEGO Brickmaster magazines, and Bionicle comics



LEGO canisters: Bionicle, Dinosaurs, Knight's Kingdom, and Racers



Bionicle books


I am very happy with how my LEGO pieces are sorted. I only spent about $25 on storage. All of the smaller boxes which make up the majority of what I bought were only $1 each so that wasn't that bad. I am going to build a lot more often now that my LEGO pieces are sorted.

If you want to see what my LEGO collection originally looked like, you can look here .

I didn't sort by parts starting with that though because that would have been near impossible. Instead I sorted by color first to get everything down to smaller piles to sort through. That can be seen
here .

I highly recommend sorting to anyone who has trouble finding pieces while building who has enough room to accommodate it (I didn't have enough room to do it until I moved at the end of December). Your builds will improve considerably because you will have better access to your parts and it will take a lot less time to build something since you don't have to waste a lot of time trying to find a certain piece.



Comments

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  June 28, 2014
Great collection, seems to be well-organized! One thing I would recommend is keeping all those transparent pieces (windshields etc.) separated from all the other pieces, just to keep them from getting scratched as long as possible.
  January 24, 2013
OH, the places you'll go!!! Congratulations on "officially" entering the true Lego OCD world. I envy you at this stage because you will now walk through stores with the new mantra "Hey, that would make a great storage bin for my -insert specific Lego piece here-." I personally have spent a whole lot more money on storage solutions that satisfy encapsulating my over 200,000 piece collection, but I have found the best investment to be a large desk where I can spread out ideas and WIPs. Good luck in the future, It kind of gets expensive. ;)
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  January 24, 2013
Wow, great organizing!
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  January 24, 2013
That's quite the collection you have going! :)
Kayla .
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John Smith
  January 23, 2013
Wow, I really want to just grab that minifigure box :p
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  January 23, 2013
A very good start! Personally I've only sorted out my most-used and favourite pieces. But it looks like you've got it all figured out.
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  January 23, 2013
Wow, sorted by parts. That's quite an impressive feat! I'd never have the patients to do that, mostly because I'd be loathed to put them all back in the right bins after disassembling the creation. Color will have to do for me. :)
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  January 23, 2013
Wow, that's a bit ironic, as I sorted my collection in almost the exact same way!
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  January 23, 2013
great sorting! it s close to mine, except after function, I separate colors too, ex; plates, all grey more than 1 wide in a case, all basic plates colors in a case, all white and black, in a case, same for bricks, look at my collectors tip post for further sorting refinement, or, my cyberlab in my collection file [coop] great lego conceptors start by having a sorting system, you re on! you have a much better collection that I tought, bravo kayla!
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  January 23, 2013
A + on the setup. Nice collection :)
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  January 23, 2013
That's the way to sort them! I think the off-setter pieces are called jumpers.
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  January 22, 2013
Awesome setup dude!
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  January 22, 2013
Very cool set-up!
 
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