How to Ship Lego

You are excited to have sold a Lego set online, but now you need to ship it securely to the buyer. Where do you start?

You need to think about packaging and courier service. The right procedure and necessary tools for packaging will depend on whether you are shipping assembled Lego sets or pieces. It will also depend on the size of the set or the pieces.

How to Package Assembled Lego Sets for Shipping

Shipping an assembled Lego set is more complicated than shipping parts, particularly if it is a large set. However, you can detach large parts that can get damaged easily. Aside from ensuring that the set arrives undamaged, you should also ensure that the pieces do not become detached.

What You Need

·  Bubble wrap

·  Resealable bags

·  Cardboard box

·  Adhesive tape

·  Scissors

·  Foam


·  Remove any large or protruding parts that could get damaged, e.g., cars, masts, sails, robot antennas, etc.

·  Put them in a resalable bag and wrap with bubble wrap or wrap them directly with bubble wrap.

·  Wrap the assembled set with bubble wrap.

·  For additional protection lay foam at the bottom and on the sides of the box.

·  Position the wrapped assembled set in the box and then the wrapped parts.

·  Fill up any spaces within the box with cushioning material to prevent the items from moving around when being transported.

·  Tightly seal the box with strong tape.

How to Package Lego Pieces for Shipping

Lego pieces are less fragile to ship and smaller. Therefore, you may not need to put them in a cardboard box. With that said, it is a good idea to cover them with bubble wraps for added protection.

What You Need

·  Bubble wrap

·  Resealable bags

·  Cardboard box

·  Adhesive tape

·  Scissors


·  If you are only shipping a few pieces, put them in a bubble mailer or envelop.

·  If you are shipping detached parts of a bigger set, put parts of the different lots in separate bags for easy sorting when the buyer receives them.

·  Put Minifigures in the same bag with their stands and accessories.

·  Ensure that the bags are sealed properly. Cover them with bubble wrap or put cushioning material between the bags to prevent the pieces from knocking against each other when being transported.

·  Put all bags in a cardboard box of appropriate size.

·  Fill up any spaces within the box with cushioning material to prevent the items from moving around.

·  Seal the box with adhesive tape

Choosing a Shipping Company

Several factors come into play when choosing a shipping company, including:

·  Location of your customer

·  Whether you or the customer is paying for the shipping fees

·  Size and weight of the package

·  Delivery timeline

·  Track-ability of the package

There are many shipping companies to choose from, ranging from smaller local ones to international ones such as UPS, FedEx, DHL, XPO, and ABL. Review the various option to find one that works for you and your customer.


Properly packaging the Lego set is crucial to ensuring it is delivered to the customer undamaged. Use adequate cushioning material, ensure the package is sealed properly, and hire a reliable shipping company.

Jeremy Starke
Jeremy Starke
My passion for Lego began when I was a young boy and loved playing with my Lego sets. Like most kids as I grew up, I moved onto to other things and my Mom never saved my sets. (Yikes!!!!) Fast forward to when I started working the 9-5, I reconnected again with Lego and it has been a part of my adult life as an AFOL (Adult Fan Of Lego).
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