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8+ Best LEGO® Shelf Ideas

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Published: 20 June, 2022
Updated: March 7, 2023
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If you are confused about how to store your LEGO® sets, or you just want to display them in a creative way, check out these LEGO® shelf ideas!

I have compiled some of the best LEGO® shelf ideas that will completely transform your room. Whoever comes to your room will be in complete awe when they see your LEGO® sets on display like these.

So without any further ado, let’s get started!

What is the Best Way to Display LEGO® Sets?

Speaking of the “best way”, let me make it clear to all of you. There is no thing such as a “best setup” because it is possible that something which looks great to me, may not look that good to you. It all comes down to personal preferences in the end.

You can use these ideas as guidelines and then improvise on them according to your own liking. The most important thing while setting up a LEGO® display is to keep it clean and dust-free. This will help your sets look new for a long time.

Apart from that, most of the LEGO® sets come as a miniature world therefore, they give an excellent opportunity to be used as a room decor. You can use them to create a focal point in your room or even use them as wall art.

For a complete set, it is best to put them somewhere, where people can have a look at them right from above. This will give a real-world type look to your sets and make them more attractive.

If you have a big room, then you can go for a floor display. This will give you the opportunity to put many more sets on display as compared to shelves. You can use IKEA Lack tables or any other type of small tables to create a floor display.

The Best LEGO® Shelf Ideas for Your LEGO® Sets

There’s no secret to decorating your LEGO® sets in a unique way on your shelf. However, this creativity may appear to be too basic, yet not everyone can achieve it.

The ideas I’m going to discuss with you in this post are some of the most amazing-looking LEGO® shelf designs that will provide your space with a fresh new appearance.

Some only require a single shelf, while others may need some modifications to your current setup.

1. DIY Floating Shelves

Floating shelves are being used for so many different things such as books, plants, and even LEGO® sets. You can use them to create a focal point in your room or even make it look more spacious.

To make these shelves, all you need is a few wooden boards and some L-brackets. The great thing about these shelves is that they are very easy to make and don’t cost much.

2. Themed LEGO® Shelves

If you are a huge fan of a certain theme, then you can use that as your inspiration to create themed shelves for your LEGO® sets. For example, if you love the Harry Potter series, then you can create a Hogwarts-themed shelf.

For themed LEGO® shelves, it is highly recommended to place them somewhere, where every piece of the set is clearly visible. Of course, you wouldn’t want to disappear the magic by hiding the pieces behind books or other objects.

Themed LEGO® shelves are usually tables or something that gives a view from the top.

3. Glass Display Shelves

Glass display shelves are commonly used to display collectibles such as action figures, coins, and even LEGO® sets. The good thing about these shelves is that they can be easily found in stores and they don’t cost much.

When using glass shelves, it is best to use them for small sets. This is because glass shelves provide a better front view but the LEGO® at the back will mostly be hidden. Thus using small sets you can easily display all of your characters on the front.

Apart from that, glass shelves are not recommended for small rooms because it requires space.

4. Hanging LEGO® Shelves

Hanging shelves are another great way to display your LEGO® sets. These types of shelves can actually give a room a more spacious look. The only downside of these shelves is that they are not as sturdy as the other types.

Another downside of the hanging shelves is you can’t use them for larger themed LEGO® sets or for very large sets. This is because these usually have less space therefore, you will need to choose your set carefully which you want to display on such types of shelves.

5. Wall-Mounted Shelves

Wall-mounted shelves are one of the most popular ways to display LEGO® sets. This is because they are very sturdy and can be easily mounted on the wall. You can also use other pieces of decode in combination with your LEGO® characters and pieces to make it more fun and creative.

IKEA and other furniture stores offer a wide variety of wall-mounted shelves that you can use for your LEGO® sets. Just make sure that the shelves are durable and installed correctly.

6. DIY LEGO® Bricks Minifigure Shelf

Sometimes you do not need a solution for storing LEGO® sets but instead you need a cool way to store your LEGO® Minifigures.

The below example shows how with just a few simple bricks and plates you can make a great looking LEGO® Minifigure Shelf.

Credit to Chris Doyle

7. Glass Door LEGO® Shelving Unit

This is a good option if you have space, generally you can fit a lot of LEGO® sets in this type of storage unit and because of the glass doors you can always see your LEGO® sets with the benefit of keeping dust at bay too.

8. Simple LEGO® Minifigure Mini Shelfs

It doesn’t get any simpler than this example of a LEGO® Minifigure Mini Shelf…

Simply stick one brick to the wall, wait for it to dry and then gently fix you favorite minifigure to it. The best part about doing this is that you can use a little or a lot of space.

How Do I Organize My Complete LEGO® Sets?

Organizing your LEGO® sets can be a very daunting task, especially if you have a lot of sets. However, there are a few things that you can do to make the task easier.

The first thing that you need to do is to choose a place where you want to put your LEGO® sets. It can be a shelf, cabinet, or even a toy box. Once you have chosen the place, you can now start sorting your sets.

You can either sort them by theme, by size, or by piece count. However, the best way to sort them is by theme. This way, you can easily find the sets that you are looking for.

Another great way to organize your LEGO® sets is by using a storage system. There are a lot of storage systems that you can potentially use such as LEGO® drawers, bins, and even bags.

Using a storage system will not only help you organize your sets but it will also help you protect them from dust and other elements. When choosing a storage system, it is important to choose one that is made of high-quality materials. This way, you can be sure that your sets will be well-protected.

Is It Better to Sort LEGO® by Size or Color?

One of the most confusing things for new LEGO® owners is how to sort their pieces. There are a lot of ways how you can do it but the most common method is by size or by color.

Now the question is, which one is better?

The answer to that question depends on how you want to use your LEGO® pieces. If you want to use them for building purposes, then it is better to sort them by size. This way, you can easily find the pieces that you need.

However, if you just want to display your LEGO® collection, then it is better to sort them by color. This way, your collection will look more colorful and attractive.

There is no right or wrong answer when it comes to sorting your LEGO® pieces.

Last Minute Thoughts!

These are just some of the best LEGO® shelf ideas that you can use for your home. There are so many ways on how you can display your LEGO® sets and it all depends on your preference. Just choose the one that you think will best suit your needs.

Organizing your LEGO® collection can be a very daunting task but it is definitely worth it. Not only will it make your collection look more attractive but it will also help you find the sets that you are looking for easily.

I hope this article was able to help you find the best way to organize and display your LEGO® sets.

If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to leave a comment below. I would love to hear from you!

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