Got a Lego-maniac at your house? Instead of buying another set of bricks, craft a lego table to make building even more fun. Anne from Modern Mrs. Darcy shows you how.
I have 4 young Lego addicts at my house, and we’re always running out of spaces to build with them. I’ve thought about buying a Lego table for them for years, and finally decided to try my hand at building one for them. I couldn’t be happier with the results!
My only regret is that I postponed this project for so long. It took me less than 10 minutes to make, and cost less than $30–a bargain compared to the tables for sale out there. This project was a breeze, and you can easily make your own for the little Lego lovers in your life.
What you need to make your own Lego table:
- A table, new or old. (I used a new $8 Ikea Lack table. The top is 21 5/8 inches square.)
- Lego plates to cover the table. I used 4 10 x 10 inch plates ($5 each).
- A few Lego bricks.
- Adhesive (spray adhesive, like Elmer’s Craft Bond spray adhesive or something like Liquid Nails)
- Optional: a large flat surface to help properly position the Lego plates
How to make your own Lego table:
- Arrange your Lego plates on the table to roughly determine placement.
- Important: using Lego bricks, join your plates together. You will see that there should be a slight gap between the plates. You want to space the plates so that they will work properly for building on top of later.
- Apply a thin layer of adhesive to your table.
- Carefully place your Lego plates on the table in their pre-determined places, maintaining the appropriate spacing between the boards. (I chose to keep my 4 Lego plates joined together with the Lego bricks, slide them onto a large piece of cardboard, and then lower them onto the table like a baker would use a paddle to slide a pizza onto a baking stone.)
- Press evenly to adhere.
- Let sit for the time recommended on your adhesive’s directions.
– Anne Bogel loves strong coffee, long books, and big ideas. She puts a timely spin on timeless women’s issues at her blog Modern Mrs Darcy. Head here to get her free guide Paper Gains: A Guide to Gifting Children Great Books from Modern Mrs Darcy.
This is part of the DIY on a Dime: Great Gifts series. For more easy and frugal gift ideas, check out the list.