Lego Instruction Binder

by leanneja on March 1, 2012 · 16 comments

in Children,General organizing

I’ve told you how much my youngest loves Legos.
He gets sets for Christmas, birthdays and whenever he has any extra money.
Which means he has a lot of instruction booklets.

I use to store them in a shallow box but it was hard for him to find the one he was looking for,
so I decided to switch them to a binder.

He decided what order he wanted the booklets in.
We put them into categories, then slid them in the protective sleeves.

We put 2 booklets per sleeve to save on page protectors.

This is almost as popular as his Legos.
He loves looking at the booklets, deciding what creation he’s going to rebuild and what he wants to buy next.

Do you see that little bit of white in the bottom left hand corner?
I can’t wait to share it with you.

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Christa March 1, 2012 at 10:50 am

What a great idea. My son is into Legos too but we haven’t organized the booklets, just the Legos themselves. I blogged about it here: http://controllingcraziness.blogspot.com/2011/11/lego-organization.html
I may have to try your idea out. My son has a binder full of star wars cards he likes to collect, so I am sure he’d love a Lego binder as well. Thanks for sharing.

Randi March 1, 2012 at 11:01 am

Love this idea! My son’s booklets are just jammed in a desk and they end up getting torn with pages falling out. I’m definitely going to copy this – thanks!

Gina March 1, 2012 at 2:28 pm

We have the Legos all together in a big underbed storage box with the instructions in a giant zip loc. But maybe i should try the binder idea – he’s kind of outgrowing the Legos at the ripe old age of 13…

jamie March 1, 2012 at 8:24 pm

We just did the same thing after a friend recommended it. And ours were in an ottoman (box) before that. I wish our four year old didn’t tear them up so much. I had to do a lot of taping and stapling before putting them in the binder. If your guy keeps them in good shape, be glad! :)

Laura H March 2, 2012 at 8:10 am

Oh my goodness this is brilliant. Why didnt I think of that?? My sons manuals are everywhere. He loves them and wants to keep them ALL. We will making this binder this weekend for sure. Thank you!!!

carla March 4, 2012 at 10:58 am

Love this idea and had to share it with my grandkids!

Kaysi March 4, 2012 at 10:47 pm

Thus is genius!!!! We have instructions all over the place. Thanks for the idea!

Diane Davies March 5, 2012 at 7:16 am

WOW that is a great idea! I am pinning this to Pinterest right now and it’s going on my to do list. Thanks!!

TheBargainBabe March 6, 2012 at 7:40 am

Yep, I’m also pinning this, We have GOT to do it.

Of course most of the manuals have been lost by now (probably the same black hole that eats one of each pair of socks). But it will come in handy for all the new lego sets that we will undoubtedly acquire over the years. Any chance you have the cover and side labels as a printable?

Kara @Simplistically Sassy March 12, 2012 at 8:46 am

This is brilliant! I will be doing this!

Emily G March 12, 2012 at 11:52 am

That is a great idea! Do you think you could post that cover for download?

Erin @ Making Memories March 12, 2012 at 12:58 pm

This is so cool. I’m totally going to do this! Thanks!

Jami @monstermamas March 13, 2012 at 7:34 am

this is a GREAT idea! I love how accessible they would be in this..and still easy enough for my son to use with no problems. Wonderful! ( I feel kind of dumb I didn’t think of this one on my own though hahaha)

Danielle @ 2 Little Superheroes September 16, 2012 at 9:41 am

What a fantastic idea! My boys are just starting to get into lego so I will have to start this.

Michelle Lubbers December 30, 2013 at 1:28 pm

Getting ready to do this now! They are too easy for little hands and mouths to get to, off to find a binder :)

Andrea December 30, 2013 at 3:23 pm

We did this for my son awhile back and it was invaluable! Ours isn’t nearly as cute as yours is, though. ;)
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