How to Store and Display LEGO Sets

By Liam Sumner06/01/2021
People playing with LEGO with a hand putting down a certain piece

By Sam Iontton -06/01/2021

Welcome to the colourful world of Lego, where creativity knows no bounds! If you've ever been captivated by the magic of these tiny, interlocking bricks, you're not alone. Lego, the iconic Danish construction toy, has been inspiring the imaginations of children and adults alike for decades.


In the hands of builders, Lego bricks become a medium for crafting everything from towering skyscrapers and intricate spacecraft to whimsical creatures and bustling cityscapes. The possibilities are limited only by your imagination. However, as any avid Lego enthusiast will tell you, with great creativity comes a great need for organisation and display.


We’ll delve into the art of storing and showcasing your Lego creations. Whether you're a seasoned Lego master or just starting on your building journey, we'll provide you with valuable tips and insights on how to keep your bricks sorted, accessible, and proudly on display. Say goodbye to the frustration of lost pieces and hello to a world of endless building possibilities. Let's embark on this colourful journey together, where we'll explore the best practices for Lego storage and discover creative ways to exhibit your masterpieces. Whether you're a casual collector or a die-hard enthusiast, get ready to take your Lego experience to the next level.


Protect Your Works of Art in a Display Cabinet

A glass wall display cabinet or standing cabinet is an ideal way to display large LEGO sets to make a feature of your prized collections. Dedicate a whole room to your collectables or choose smaller styles to fit your existing décor. Glass doors will protect your LEGO collection from dust and knocks, so you can enjoy your creations without risking damage. Be careful not to overpack your cabinets – for an uncluttered, eye-catching look, less is more.

free standing and wall display cabinets

Show off Your Collectables in a Display Case

An acrylic display case is ideal for smaller collections, and for offering more versatility. If you’re renting or you don’t want to commit to a display cabinet, opt for a smaller display case. These will keep your LEGO sets protected from dust and accidental knocks while they’re on display. The lightweight cases can be moved from room to room easily for indecisive LEGO fans. The 360 view is also great for showing off collectables without exposing them to clumsy fingers.


Make an Impact with Shelving

Bookshelves and tall shelving are great for displaying large LEGO sets and mini-figures. Suppose you lack the space to add to your existing furniture. Then display a LEGO set around your other possessions and collectables. Or for a more eye-catching display, floor to ceiling shelving will make an impact. But before you choose shelving, consider dust and any pets or children who could damage LEGO displayed on low shelves.

cube shelving units

Get Creative with a LEGO Table

Perhaps one for the kids, but we couldn’t share our favourite LEGO storage and display ideas without including a LEGO table. There are so many pre-made options available, both with sliding tops and drawers to store collections and spare bricks. Or you can easily create your own by sticking LEGO base plates to the surface of an existing table. The table helps to keep LEGO confined to one area, to keep rooms tidy while offering a space to build large sets and keep them on display.

Get Creative with a LEGO Table

Don’t Forget to Organise Unused LEGO

Whether you’ve gone off plan to build your own creation or you’re in between collections, losing a brick can ruin the fun. Making sure each set is in its box is crucial. But as LEGO has such a good resale price, you may want to keep the box stored away. Clear plastic storage boxes with compartments will keep each set and any spare bricks organised. So, your unused LEGO won’t get lost or damaged.

plastic storage boxes

If you’re feeling inspired to find new ways of displaying your LEGO collections, check out our extensive range of display cabinets, available in both free-standing and wall mounted styles, and in a variety of finishes to fit any interior design.

For more inspiration and interiors ideas for your home, visit our home inspiration section.