How To Make Your Own DIY Lego Table
UPDATED FEB 2018
Previously I shared about my search to find the best way to store Lego, as part of the boys’ shared bedroom makeover. Well, kids also need a place to play with their Lego and space to set up their building creations. Hence, the idea of a DIY Lego table for them to play at.
Amazingly, building your own Lego table from scratch can be pretty simple!
All you really need is a table suitable for your kids to work at and LEGO base plates. Bonus, if you are able to include some kind of built in storage like these ones.
Here are 3 options for your DIY LEGO table…
1. Build Your Own With Free Plans
Here are several ideas for building your own Lego table completely from scratch.
Anna White has free plans for this kids’ art and craft table with storage shelves attached. While it’s intended purpose is for drawing and colouring in types of activities, I could easily see it as a DIY LEGO table. Especially with the shelves providing heaps of storage for the kids LEGO collection, as well as displaying what they have made. All you need to do is cut your LEGO base plates to size and attach to the top.
Jamison aka the Rogue Engineer has free plans available to construct this large, square style LEGO table. It offers heaps of playing space and a small amount of storage in the middle with an attached basket.
2. Shop For A Table To Turn Into A DIY LEGO Table
Ok, you are not keen on going completely DIY and are interested in a few short cuts. You have come to the right place!
The Ikea Lack range is a great starting point for building a simple DIY LEGO table. It comes in several styles and sizes, and is so affordable!
Image Credit The Handymans Daughter
The Ikea Trofast storage combination with boxes is also really popular as a DIY Lego table.
In this example below four Ikea Trofast storage units have been joined together to provide heaps of LEGO storage as well as the ultimate table area to play on. A 5 by 5 foot piece of plywood was attached to the top and a wood trim added to the edges to stop any LEGO pieces falling off. Smart idea!
Image via Flipping For First
Other ideas for a DIY LEGO table, included storage cubes, side tables, or kids’ play table. Even better if it comes with inbuilt storage!
Image via Pinterest
3. Repurpose A Second Hand Piece Of Furniture
Brenda from Sweet Paper Treats, bought this second hand wood coffee table for $20 and then spray painted it red to make a DIY LEGO table for her son’s growing collection. I love her idea for using command strips to attach velcro to the top of the table, rather than having to permanently glue down the LEGO base plates. Bonus, the existing side drawer provides storage for some of the LEGO pieces.
Image via Sweet Paper Treats
Another great idea is to repurpose an old side table or bedside table to make your own DIY LEGO table, similar to the one below. Paint in your child’s favourite colours for a fun way to organise their LEGO in their bedroom or playroom.
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What about repurposing a train table into a LEGO table? This conversion by Jenae of I Can Teach My Child uses an Imaginarium train table they already had. They cut a piece of board to fit over the original top and then glued on the LEGO base plates. A side drawer provides some built in storage.
Image via I Can Teach My Child
Here’s another great example of a train table come LEGO table with extra storage underneath.
Image via Geek Parents
How To Put It All Together
All you need is:
- your table (see all your options above)
- Lego base plates to fit the surface of your table
- strong adhesive glue
- Add glue to the back of the base plate and fix to your surface.
- Allow to dry and then it’s ready to use for play!
Handy Tip: Remember to leave a small gap between joining plates when gluing your base plates down for the Lego pieces to fit properly.
Now picture, very excited and happy kids!