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Nearly 1000 labels to organize your growing LEGO Collection...

henrysunsethenrysunset Member Posts: 180
For the past three years, I've created a huge collection of labels to help organize your LEGO bricks, and it now has nearly 1000 labels! 



I just updated the LEGO Brick Labels collection to include 55 new bricks including Minifigures, Accessories, Animals, Plants, and more...

Download the latest version and learn more at http://brickarchitect.com/labels/

--- Tom Alphin


What Are 'LEGO Brick Labels'?
Organize your LEGO collection using beautiful labels you can print at home. With almost 1000 different labels, this is the most complete label collection designed exclusively for LEGO bricks.  LEGO Brick Labels were designed by Tom Alphin, Author of the bestselling book The LEGO Architect.
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  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,146
    This is awesome! Thanks for all the work you do keeping it updated. :)
  • henrysunsethenrysunset Member Posts: 180
    Thanks @catwrangler, I'm glad that they helped you organize your collection...  If you are able, please share photos of your workspace so others can see how you used the LEGO Brick Labels in your home!

    I will probably need to do another update fairly soon since I just saw that there was a major update to the LDraw parts collection earlier today.  (I use LDraw to generate the high-contrast images for each label.)
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  • catwranglercatwrangler Northern IrelandMember Posts: 1,146
    They're not up yet as the collection is sadly not in any kind of unified shape re: containers (or fully sorted yet! :O ) but they've influenced the "how" hugely. :) When it's in pic-worthy shape you bet I'll post some photos!
  • MrKettleMrKettle WindsorMember Posts: 32
    This seems like a really great idea and I hope to try this out at some point. 
  • tmgm528tmgm528 Member Posts: 241
    I will most certainly be using these, if I can ever get things in order that is :P
  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 Washington, USAMember Posts: 155
    I figured my question may be better suited here than starting a new thread. Does anyone know of a source of color labels? I've been Googling and searching for a database of Lego colors as I get confused between between some of the similarly named colors (I'm still coming out of my Dark Ages, so bare with me!). 

    As I try to sort, I could see Lego Color Labels also being of assistance to me.
  • henrysunsethenrysunset Member Posts: 180
    @Switchfoot55 , Per my research (at http://brickarchitect.com/color/ ) , there are currently 39 LEGO colors, plus the transparent, metallic, glow and special colors.  

    Are you just looking for a set of around 40 labels - with one label for each of these colors?  Or, are you actually looking for a label for every different color of every brick?

  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 Washington, USAMember Posts: 155
    edited January 6
    Just one label for each of those colors (they could be used in conjunction with the other labels you've created). 

    Otherwise we'd be talking like 8000 labels! I'm not that OCD
  • CupIsHalfEmptyCupIsHalfEmpty CanadaMember Posts: 534


    I had shared this image in the 2016 accomplishments thread, although I didn't give @henrysunset his due credit. These labels are amazing! He's done 90% of the work and packaged them into a super easy to use format. I'm so grateful you've shared them with us! 

    I purchased 8 60 Drawer units locally here in Canada from Canadian Tire (Mastercraft brand), giving me 480 drawers. I only Purchased these because the much more desirable Akro-Mills were outside my price range locally. I also Purchased a Brother PTD450 P-Touch Label printer and 2 rolls of 12mm white generic P-Touch compatible Tape.  

    It took me about a week of evenings to print, cut, and apply the labels. Then I started slowly moving my various sorted bricks into each bin.  

    I keep all my basic 1xX and 2xX bricks and plates in the ArtBin Super Satchel organizers on a 15" deep Ikea Billy Bookcase on the right of the photo. I also currently have all my technic in super satchels as well. 

    The drawers house almost every other element that's smaller than a drawer. When a drawer gets filled I would divide out monochrome from color. If I had 100's of 1 element I would remove all but a couple then put those into storage away from my build space but made note in the drawer that I have x more of that color in storage. 

    When applying the labels I used the full width of the four bins ignoring the different cabinets, I generally kept modified plates on the left and modified bricks on the right trying to leave a couple empty drawers in the centre for expansion. 

    480 got the majority of my collection organized, but I did run out of space near the end and have a couple more drawer units hidden by the bookcase. But hey it's forever a work in progress. 

    Thanks again Tom!
    Billy
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  • Switchfoot55Switchfoot55 Washington, USAMember Posts: 155
    ^This makes my brain happy
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