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This thread has some helpful hints
And the brickarchitect.com site suggested above by @TheOriginalSimonB is a huge help, especially the drawer labels.
that’s my situation at the moment. In transition to a system with sorting by part and using ziplocks for now. Looking for a decent drawer-based system.
With no fingers.
I`ve gone through all of the phases of sorting that are described by people (colour, part etc). This Christmas, our local super market were doing 50% off of the Bauble boxes and this has been revolutionary in changing my Lego storage. I have my main bricks sorted by colour with each compartment housing a different Lego element, or very similar sized elements. A few things in bags and laying on top. These trays snap together and 3 on top of each other fits in the IKEA storage boxes, with some room for larger pieces to go in bags down the side.
This solution really helps when building - easy to get out and pick the bricks for the same colour and easy to put away and keep tidy. Previously, everything was in bags so getting pieces took a long time!
My smaller pieces are in the trays, and tiles, modified plates etc are in 2x large chest-of-drawers. I can take photos another time.
I am literally forever sorting but I have almost finished....!
Note - my son has my Castle Lego out on my desk at the moment with various `scenes` of battle and death. Its normally tidier than this! :-)
Until recently Ghostbusters HQ was where Apocalypseburg now is. I was wondering if anyone has turned this unit on its side and removed one of the (currently vertical) inner panels to allow for a much taller model (i.e. GBHQ) to fit into the now double-height compartment.
A number of new pieces have since been released with recolours (mainly in sand green) that I have begun substituting so the Castle is forever evolving.