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I sort mine by kit, and keep it in stackable plastic tubs from Officeworks, 1-2 kits per tub. Not elegant but at least keeps it tidy. If you are storing pieces individually there are commercial shelf stacking systems designed specifically for Lego, and obviously cheaper generic ones. See YouTube for some examples, many of the Lego posters there show their storage solutions.

Personally I like the "build and display everything" option but sadly this isn't an option at my place :D
 

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i build and display everything at home, got a ex display cabinet from work ehich works perfectly for Lego, except its starting to get filled up, need to reorganzie once i finish the mack truck
 

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Anybody have any good storage solutions? My kids have quite a bit of Lego, mainly Creator stuff, so lots of different types of pieces. So it's sometimes a challenge just to locate pieces when everything is broken up. I bought some plastic containers from Officeworks but it can still be a pain to locate what is required.
Go the Hogwarts route and keep the kids under the stairs.
 

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With summer finishing - I'm setting my compact shed up as a Lego workshop - plans afoot for the new and improved version II of Lego Talisman (2nd ed) playable minifig scale diorama board game with my being overly ambitious - with the City expansion board. However - that means a whole bunch more minifigs trying to mix and match to strangers, followers, enemies, space/building encounters, and events. I displayed the fairly basic first cut back in Jan '17 at Brickvention in Melbourne (see Flickr Album here) - so - to do bigger and better I've got to get serious about managing it. There are those folk who have a 'Lego Garage' or inside a 'Lego Room'.....lucky so & so's!! So - storage, is a bit of a key - another is just being careful about the crucial parts so that if you do want to reassemble sets then you can actually do it. For now though - if anybody has a spare Oriental Dragon going cheap??
 
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Sydney Lego Store opens March 21 (Level 3, Westfield Bondi Junction). If any Sydneysiders here get along in the near future, would love to see a review/pics here.
 
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I haven't built a set in about a decade, how do you guys display these things? Thread needs more pics.

I've got a couple of Porsches in unopened boxes (may get the Bugatti if it drops to $300 too), but I just don't have the space to display them.

Does anybody display them in those fancy Perspex cases? I've seen you can get lighting kits for the top tier sets too - I need some inspiration!
 
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Wow, if you can get a Bugatti for $300 be sure to let us know where, there'd be plenty of interest at that price.

I have a display shelf and rotate the models through that. Don't have any custom cases, so the main issue is dust - I use a compressed air can to keep most of that off. Sets that aren't on display are broken up and put in stackable containers.

Been keen to try the light kits but they cost as much as the sets so I've always finished up buying more Lego instead. Will perhaps try the one for the Disney castle, that'd look cool lit up.
 

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I haven't built a set in about a decade, how do you guys display these things? Thread needs more pics.

I've got a couple of Porsches in unopened boxes (may get the Bugatti if it drops to $300 too), but I just don't have the space to display them.

Does anybody display them in those fancy Perspex cases? I've seen you can get lighting kits for the top tier sets too - I need some inspiration!
This is a older pic, more sets in mine now, it needs to be repainted a different colour and led lights out in,
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I think the Bugatti's appeal is in the building rather than the display. To be fair, this is true of most Technic sets I think. They're still my favourites though.
 

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I haven't built a set in about a decade, how do you guys display these things? Thread needs more pics.

I've got a couple of Porsches in unopened boxes (may get the Bugatti if it drops to $300 too), but I just don't have the space to display them.

Does anybody display them in those fancy Perspex cases? I've seen you can get lighting kits for the top tier sets too - I need some inspiration!
Storage and display - major issues. Especially if you don't have a spare (lego) room!! Depends how many you have - - I like the idea of a rotation policy; "less is more". Our main display is in the book shelf in the lounge - understated, other people don't need to know of or see the full collection....they can ask. My wife has been doing and lighting up the winter village Christmas sets - so - seasonally, they come out and the other stuff goes away. My 13 yr old daughter is really into Harry Potter currently so we've got a bit of that on display - new and some of my old.

Main thing as mentioned elsewhere is the dust - - the manual cleaning method is a clean paint brush.....just flick away from yourself and for really dusty items do so outside!!
 
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