How To Move Legos Without Breaking Them?

When traveling with young children, one of your packing checklist items will most likely be  LEGO SETS PACKAGING. Interestingly, you can be a LEGO enthusiast of any age, so you don’t have to be surrounded by kids to collect all or some of the LEGO sets scattered around the house.

Packing LEGOs on the go can betricky. Once you get to a specific packing routine, you need to know how to safely pack and move your assembled LEGO sets so that nothing terrible happens to your favorite locked plastic bricks during a chaotic move.

After all, you must have spent many hours and days assembling a LEGO set to display at home, so the last thing you want is to see your LEGO creations damaged in any way during transit.

Below you will find the best to pack your assembled LEGO sets for transport.

But first, you’ll learn how to pack a disassembled LEGO set on the go because you’ll need to protect the building parts that you still need to use to build it.

Do you like Lego sets? Then don’t let anything wrong happen to them.

What to do before packing your lego moving set

Before packing your LEGO sets, you need to take a few essential steps to streamline the packaging process from start to finish.

The point is that you’re more likely to feel the urge to skip some of these preliminary steps. Especially when one of them suggests leaving LEGO to build behind, of course, wouldn’t you like to be told that you don’t take all your LEGO sets with you?

Step 1. Inventory your LEGO sets

Go through all the LEGO sets you have at home and ask yourself if it’s worth the time and effort to pack for shipping. If your child owns LEGO, take an inventory with them to avoid any misunderstandings later.

Most move-it-or-leave-it selections might be super-smooth to make, mainly in terms of the more outstanding luxurious units or those anyone loves. The hassle is that there are probable to be a few particular LEGO kits so that it will be in critical doubt approximately whether or not they’re well worth the packing and shifting hassle.

Here are some essential reasons why a LEGO set may have lost its intended shipping rights to its new home:

Children are known to lose interest in building LEGOs over time. As a parent, you may have already noticed this trend. While LEGO can be a lifelong passion for some people, most kids will eventually move away from LEGO and turn their attention to other high-tech hobbies.

 Talk about how much the little ones care about preserving each  LEGO set.

Some constructors in the house may already be damaged (broken) or missing parts. This always happens. And it’s up to you whether this unfinished LEGO set will be enjoyable for both the kids and you after moving in.

It doesn’t make sense to pay for moving into a new home after all if you know that your LEGO building has already done the work. Your new home may not have enough space to store all your LEGO sets.

This is unfortunate but very likely if you move (shrink) to a smaller location. After you move, don’t worry about where to store your assembled LEGO sets and boxes.

Unfortunately, the transfer often requires a lot of sacrifice in what it brings and what it leaves behind.

Step 2. Do the right thing with discarded Legos

LEGO inventory and sorting lets you know precisely who your opponents are. I hope sorting out the LEGO sets isn’t too dramatic. Sooner or later, you’ll know for sure which assemblies to go with and which ones to avoid.

After optimizing your LEGO collection at home, the urgent question now is what to do with the set (if any) that you decide to move to your new home without collecting.

The LEGO bricks you know and other kids you know personally, and adults like you will love with LEGO. Remember, a LEGO set is a great gift, even if it has been previously built.

Gift Legos you don’t want to move to a daycare, daycare, or library. Many charities also collect decent LEGO sets. Before donating unnecessary kits, be sure to read the donation requirements to avoid wasting valuable time.

Selling LEGO sets in good condition, but they still don’t want to move for one reason or another. It’s unlikely, but still possible, especially if you have an unopened LEGO box. Once you’ve moved in, you can always use your sales money to buy exciting new  LEGO sets.

How to pack disassembled LEGO when moving

Packing a disassembled LEGO set should be very simple. The main task of collecting LEGOs for transport is to protect assembled sets.

Read on to find out how best to pack and transport your finished LEGO set. But for now, let’s look at how to pack a disassembled LEGO transport set.

Get a plastic bag that seals your health safely, like a Ziploc bag. They are needed to avoid losing minor LEGO elements during chaotic movements.

If possible, find an original LEGO box. Perfect for transporting disassembled LEGO sets. Eventually, the box survived the international movement and made it home. Remember?

If you’re unsure where this original container is, have a small to medium-sized moving box in good condition.

Transport individual LEGO pieces in resealable plastic bags. Be careful not to spill Lego pieces on the floor or lose them in the process. Use different plastic bags for features previously categorized and grouped by color, type, or feature.

You can use soft wrapping paper to wrap  LEGO parts with relatively sharp edges or protrusions to tear the plastic bag they will be shipped to.

Seal the plastic bag well and, if necessary, use packing tape to prevent it from being opened during transit.

Use markers to mark the exact LEGO model on each plastic bag only if you plan to ship multiple models in the same box. There is no need to create labels when shipping each model in a separate container. Place the filled and sealed bag in the original LEGO box or standard cardboard box of the same size. You can place multiple pre-labeled plastic bags into a large, clear plastic container for added protection and best results.

This way, even if the bag’s contents spillover, the LEGO pieces remain inside the plastic storage box, allowing you to quickly identify the installed model from the torn bag’s label.

Seal the box with packing tape. If using a plastic container to store the plastic bag, close the correct lid and secure it with tape to prevent accidental opening.

How to pack fragile items when moving

Seal the box with packing tape. If using a plastic container to store the plastic bag, close the correct lid and secure it with tape to prevent accidental opening.

Clean your built LEGO sets before packing them up.

The hardest part is when you have to ship the assembled LEGO sets. The set is already assembled, so you don’t want it to break before moving.

Complete LEGO kits are exceptionally delicate. If you don’t do your best to protect them, you risk finding the finished assembly partially disassembled (no worries) and damaging (cracking or breaking) from hostile external forces en route.

To avoid unpleasant accidents, here’s how to prepare your assembled LEGO sets for transport:

Step 1. Clean the assembled LEGO sets

If the finished building in your home has been on display for some time, it’s likely to get a little dusty. And moving dusty objects to a new home is not a good idea, so the first step is to clean the kit before packing it.

To do this, carefully remove the accumulated dirt with a soft brush with relatively long bristles. Another way to do this is to use a can of compressed air to blow off any dust accumulated on the headset.

Keep the cans a few inches from the kit to avoid blowing dust—interconnected parts. Whichever method you use, it’s best to remove dust outdoors. It can be removed faster in windy areas.

WARNING: Do not use a vacuum cleaner to remove dust to prevent small particles from being sucked into the machine.

Step 2. Take photos of your completed sets

When packing and moving your LEGO creations, a good tactic is to photograph the finished set from a different angle for reference if it has been partially disassembled during transport. This step is significant when packing and moving original LEGO assemblies that cannot be reproduced using standard LEGO building instructions.

Best part? It can be fun taking pictures of LEGO builds with hired staff. Even if all goes well (and it should!) when transporting plastic bricks, you’ll have great LEGO building pictures to share with your Facebook friends proudly.

Step 3. Remove super-delicate parts

This step is crucial because it helps keep your LEGO build safely on the go. Think about it. Most Lego sets have fragile parts that can fall off the body and damage during movement. So what’s the best way to protect them? Remove before packaging.

For the most part, these LEGO parts are easy to find: airplane wings, robot or vehicle antennas, ship sails, etc. They usually stick out of the kit, making them more susceptible to damage in transit.

So your best bet is to remove these unnecessary fragile parts and pack them separately using the LEGO packaging tips below.

How to pack assembled LEGO when moving

Packing your assembled LEGO sets can be a bit of a daunting task, but don’t worry too much because you’ll now know the secrets of how to pack them quickly and, more importantly, safely. Stretch and bubble wrap is the best choice for LEGO relocation packaging. The trick is to use stretch plastic wrap.

The thin plastic material, also known as Saran Wrap, helps simultaneously achieve several important goals:

1) to hold connected LEGO parts and

2) to protect packaged LEGO assemblies from dust and moisture during transport.

Here are the steps to pack your LEGO assembly for shipping

WRAP cleaned and photographed the LEGO sets, removed the most fragile protrusions, and put them together with plastic wrap. The resilient plastic can be securely attached directly to a plastic LEGO piece and should be held firmly in place until it can be entered into a new home.

Wrap the assembled LEGO in large bubble wrap to protect it with a second barrier. Do this carefully without applying excessive force to the assembled kit.

This bubble wrap provides the best protection for your precious LEGO set and effectively absorbs any shock or force from the road, keeping it 100% safe and sound.

Place the protected LEGO creation, an appropriately sized cardboard box, into an appropriate container. Large plastic containers are highly recommended as a last layer of protection.

Also, consider using an office paper carton that should be deep enough to fit most small to medium-sized kits.

If your LEGO building is too long, wide, or too tall to fit in one moving box, try using two cardboard boxes together. Seal these boxes together using a generous amount of packing tape.

A custom removable container doesn’t have to be attractive. Its sole purpose should be to add a last line of defense for your beloved LEGO or your kids.

Add a piece of soft wrapping paper or bubble wrap to fill the space around the already placed LEGO building inside the moving container. The idea is that the built-in set does not move inside the box and remains practically stationary, all sides covered with soft filler.

Insert the correct LEGO building instructions.

Close the lid of the moving box or plastic container and cover it with packing tape.

Please mark the box if you think it is necessary. Write FRAGILE in large red letters and handle it with care.

Conclusion

As you can see, packing and moving an assembled Lego set is much more complicated than packing and moving a disassembled Lego set.

So, if you don’t need to keep the kit assembled when moving out of your home, it’s a good idea to disassemble it to avoid possible problems.

As a bonus, I will enjoy building again after I move in.

Will Lego Buildings Help You Cope With Moving Depression After Moving? Sure! They will.

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Sarah Collins

I’m the mother of two wonderful children. My oldest son John is 7 years old, and my daughter Jemma is a little seven-month-old girl. My kids are the main reason why I decided to start this website. Having been a mother for the last 7 years, I’d like to share some useful tips with anyone who might be interested.

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