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Off-Season Storage for LEGO Winter Village Sets

Now that Christmas is over, many LEGO fans are ready to pack away their LEGO Winter Village displays until next year. Some LEGO fans completely take apart the sets and rebuild them each year, while others pack away the buildings and only take apart the layouts. With now so many sets in the collection, this might be a more practical way to handle the LEGO Winter Village collection.

If you do decide to pack away the LEGO Winter Village sets, simple cardboard boxes or plastic tubs will suffice. However, if you want to still be able to see the sets, or even display them all year long while protecting them from dust, another solution is clear display boxes.

There are also companies offering custom-made storage solutions for LEGO sets, but their products tend to be expensive. Instead, you could get generic storage boxers that work with LEGO sets just as well.

One of the most practical ones I have seen is by mDesign, a storage and organization solution company with some really great products to tidy up homes and office spaces. Their clear storage boxes are good quality, stackable, and come with a hinged lid. And most importantly, they come in a myriad of sizes and are fairly inexpensive.

Their 12.75 x 7.25 x 9 inch boxes are perfect for the LEGO Winter Village sets, and you can get a four-pack for $60. That’s $15 per box that will last a long time and will protect and showcase your LEGO Winter Village sets. You can also get the same box in half the height if you want to pack away some of the smaller parts of your Winter Village Display: MDESIGN STACKABLE PLASTIC STORAGE BOXES WITH HINGED LID

In the images above, LEGO fan Wanda Y Datso, a member of the Fans of LEGO Winter Village group on Facebook uses these storage boxes to safely store away her LEGO Winter Village sets. As you can see, all the buildings fit nicely. If you are ready to pack away your LEGO Winter Village sets and you would like to check out these storage and display boxes, they are readily available at mDesign’s Amazon web store. The direct link to this specific item is here: MDESIGN STACKABLE PLASTIC STORAGE BOXES WITH HINGED LID

What do you think? Do you break down your LEGO Winter Village sets? Or do you pack them away already built? What storage solutions do you use? Or do you keep the sets on display all year long? Feel free to share and discuss in the comment section below!

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  • The Other Mark December 30, 2023, 11:33 PM

    Haha! Weird, I was just thinking of this! We always set up the holiday train and the village around our Christmas tree. Then we put away the train but kept the couple of WW sets on a shelf. However, now that we have more, I thought it would be a good idea to store them away. No chance of them getting dusty or the kids nocking them off by accident. Not seeing them for a whole year would also keep them fresh the next season. But I like these clear boxes too. Hm… tempting. 😀

  • yoladiel December 30, 2023, 11:40 PM

    Those look really good. I’m going to take a look now.

  • Håkan December 31, 2023, 1:54 PM

    A specific solution to a specific problem!

  • Robert R. December 31, 2023, 11:07 PM

    Happy new year to you all! These are very cool. I wonder if there are boxes to fit the modulars.

  • Ray January 4, 2024, 12:10 PM

    This is an issue for Lego sets in general, not just the winter village stuff. Just collecting everything in a line that lasts more than a year, such as Chima, Nexo Knights, or Monkie Kid, not to mention Ninjago, leaves you with a massive number of sets, many of which are quite large buildings and vehicles. Or worse, a large vehicle that is paired with a smaller enemy vehicle or structure that can be tricky to “keep together” properly.

    I remember as a kid in the 1980s/early 90s with my Lego Space collection, delicately disassembling sets just enough to put them back in their original boxes. These days many of the more complex sets have reinforcement structures that make a half-disassembly essentially impossible.

    • Thita (admin) January 5, 2024, 10:07 AM

      That’s a really good point I haven’t thought about. I also used to partially take apart my sets for storage as a kid. And yes, as you say, that’s not possible for many sets these days. On the plus size, they are more sturdy. And yes, storage and display is always a challenge.

  • mom of lego builders! January 18, 2024, 1:22 PM

    This is a great solution that I’ve never thought of before! So helpful on many levels!

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