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Get Organized - Ultimate LEGO Brick Labels (500+ labels)

henrysunsethenrysunset Member Posts: 232
Have you always wanted to organize your LEGO collection, but didn't know how to get started?  Or, maybe you've already sorted your LEGO, but it's hard to find which box, bin or drawer has the part you need?   I'm excited to share a massive update to the LEGO Brick Labels collection to include most of the bricks in a typical AFOL LEGO collection.

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Sample showing crisp images and a clear description of each LEGO Element.


This updated collection includes 500 different labels organized into the following groups: Basic Elements (bricks, plates, tiles), SNOT Elements, Slopes, Wedges, Round, Curved, Clips/Hinges. Two additional groups are in “beta” because they aren’t quite complete: Technic, and ‘Other’.  


LEARN MORE: http://brickarchitect.com/labels/


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Sample showing Technic labels on an Akro-Mils 64-drawer cabinet.


Here is a low-resolution preview of many of the labels contained in the collection.  (Technic is not included in the preview images as it is in "beta".)

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You can learn more and download the labels at: http://brickarchitect.com/labels/


Love the labels? Let me know! Comments, corrections or ideas how to make them better - I'd love to hear your feedback!


Sincerely,
Tom Alphin
Author of The LEGO Architect, 2015, No Starch Press. 
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Comments

  • natro220natro220 USAMember Posts: 545
    Thanks Tom, I've been aware of your label system for some time, but this email pushed me over the edge.  I'm going to buy the Brother label maker you recommend, and then I can print labels like a madman!  Getting organized is going to be fun!
  • dmcc0dmcc0 Nae far fae AberdeenMember Posts: 767
    These look great.  Always wanted to do a similar thing for my collection but, like so many others things, I just never seem to have the time to do it.  Now I don't have to!

    As an aside, the software for the printers that Tom recommends can be downloaded and you can print to a desktop printer from it.  Handy for those that might not want to invest in a label printer or who just want to see what they look like before they buy one.
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  • GIR3691GIR3691 Member Posts: 660
    I was just thinking about this the other day and wondered why someone hadn't done it yet. Will definitely be doing it for my collection.
  • dougtsdougts Oregon, USAMember Posts: 4,129
    Thanks.  Bought printer and labels and downloaded the label files 

    gonna start labeling my existing collection of sterlite drawers and stack-on cabinets 
  • henrysunsethenrysunset Member Posts: 232

    I just updated the Label Collection to include 52 new labels!  This includes a lot of Window, Fence, Antenna, & Bar elements.

     

    24314411023_dced5da12f_z_djpg Some of the new labels in version 2.2

     

    You can learn more and download the labels at http://brickarchitect.com/labels/

     

    Enjoy!

    ---tom

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  • jadedancjadedanc USAMember Posts: 1,303
    Thank you so much for updating these. I love your label system
  • natro220natro220 USAMember Posts: 545
    Thank you! Is there a chance you might do more older parts?  
  • henrysunsethenrysunset Member Posts: 232
    @natro220
    I would consider adding a few more common old parts, but my focus is definitely on current elements.  Which specific old parts do you need?
  • natro220natro220 USAMember Posts: 545
    A lot of the old style hinge plates and bricks, and the old ball joint connectors.  I only ask because if you didn't plan on doing them, I would do them myself. I really appreciate all you've done, it's been fun getting organized.
  • brosephousbrosephous USAMember Posts: 2
    Sir, you are a hero and a patriot. 
    *salutes*
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  • RogerKirkRogerKirk BrightonMember Posts: 352
    Wow! Not come across this thread before. These love to use these labels if I ever get around to properly organising my bricks.
  • kidatheartkidatheart USAMember Posts: 10
    @henrysunset: Awesome mate! Makes organizing that much better!
  • workshybumworkshybum UKMember Posts: 64
    I don't have a requirement for these labels, as my collection is fairly small and most of my sets are built once and displayed.

    That being said, I think the work that you've done here is amazing. Such dedication and attention to detail. If I ever get a collection big enough, or I can convince my kids one day that organisation is key, I know just where to come! 

    Thanks and and keep up the great work!
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  • kbenjeskbenjes Member Posts: 70
    I bought the recommended printer last week and got to work. This has been the most satisfying and relaxing experience. I love organizing and sorting LEGO and this makes it even better. I use storage containers similar to yours, and it really makes MOCing such a breeze. I am so thankful for the work you put into this.
    Dedgecko
  • datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie West Haven , CTMember Posts: 1,506
    Thank you for the great looking labels. They will be incredibly helpful once I get started sorting beyond brick/plate/minifig stuff/other. Now I need to get some of those Akro-Mils drawers :)
  • DedgeckoDedgecko Seattle, WAMember Posts: 799
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  • TyoSoloTyoSolo Member Posts: 539
    Its been a while since I've been around the forum, but this has made it more than worthwhile. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
  • MaltonianMaltonian York, UKMember Posts: 9
    Just to reiterate all the thanks on this thread.  Tom, these labels are exceptionally useful for me so I can't thank you enough for sharing them with us!
  • preusspreuss CanadaMember Posts: 91
    I'm coming back to this thread just to thank you for the great contribution to our hobby. I've finally started sorting my bricks and absolutely had to buy a label printer to take advantage of your excellent work. I wasn't able to order it from Amazon, but ended up buying your book as a token of appreciation. Thanks!
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  • CoviCovi BelgiumMember Posts: 295
    Thank you so very much!!!!
  • pasat14pasat14 AustraliaMember Posts: 44
    Thank u! I have just started using these after purchasing my first drawer storage unit (like the ones mechanics use to hold bolts n other manly things). Its looking very neat and have been very excited printing, cutting and sticking!
  • DedgeckoDedgecko Seattle, WAMember Posts: 799
    Thank you good sir!
  • preusspreuss CanadaMember Posts: 91
    Is there an easy way to print bigger labels on 24mm wide tape? I've tried resizing them but ended up with a lot of overlapping objects.
  • natro220natro220 USAMember Posts: 545
    Thank you so much!  This is perfect timing, I am in the middle of filling in the gaps of the labels you didn't have, and many of these are ones I was going to make myself.  And your labels look much better than what I am able to cobble together.  You must have played around a lot with coloring, shading, sizing etc. to get them just right.
  • henrysunsethenrysunset Member Posts: 232
    @Preuss, I don't have a printer that's compatible with the wider labels, so I'm afraid I haven't tried.

    @natro220, Yup, it took a long time to perfect the scripts to ensure high-contrast images for each part.

    Thanks for all the kind words, everyone!

  • ShpadoinkleShpadoinkle 13 hours West of BillundMember Posts: 420
    THANK YOU for making these labels available.  They're perfect for organizing the pieces and have inspired me to undertake what I've dubbed "The Great Sort".
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  • henrysunsethenrysunset Member Posts: 232
    They're perfect for organizing the pieces and have inspired me to undertake what I've dubbed "The Great Sort".

    @Shpadoinkle , THANK YOU for taking the time to share a photo of your newly organized LEGO studio.  It makes me so happy to see that the labels are helping others in this way.  

    I'm enthusiastic to hear if you feel more creative and productive now that everything is so well organized.

    ---tom

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  • datsunrobbiedatsunrobbie West Haven , CTMember Posts: 1,506
    Finally got some drawers and started printing labels. Thanks again for all the hard work that has gone into these. They really look great, and I can confirm that they will print on a Brother P-Touch 2600/2610, using the 64-bit Vista driver installed in compatibility mode on Windows 10.
  • historicalhistorical Member Posts: 20
    I have also started sorting with your label system. Makes it much easier to find things now. Just waiting for more cabinets to go on sale again on Amazon.
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