We have an addiction at my house. It's Legos. My kids cannot get enough Legos! I have finally put my foot down and said no more, but I still need a place for the kids to play with the Legos they already own. We've always wanted a Lego table, but we don't have the space to dedicate to such a big piece of furniture. I found the perfect solution with this portable DIY Lego table. Keep reading to find out how you can turn any surface into a Lego station (in just minutes)!
This DIY Lego table turns any surface--the floor, an ottoman, or the kitchen table--into a Lego play station. When it's not in use (and the Legos are removed), it slides under a bed or fits behind a couch or dresser. When the kids are ready to play and build, they simply pull it out and instantly turn any spot into a Lego table.
So, what's my Lego table solution? I turned a 24 x 24-inch piece of hardboard into a portable Lego station with these super cool peel-and-stick Lego compatible base plates from Creative QT. The construction-grade adhesive allows you to turn any surface into a Lego surface without messy glues. How cool is that?
Thank you to Creative QT for sending me base plates to complete my project and for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own. (Remember, I only endorse products that I know my readers will enjoy, and this is definitely one of them!)
Make your own DIY Lego table in minutes!
Ready to make your own portable Lego table? Once I had my board cut, my table was finished in less than fifteen minutes! (My second table took about five minutes.)
- Hardboard (also called masonite) cut in a 24 x 24 " piece. I chose that size so that there was a border around the base plates for extra playing space. (Hardboard comes in two different thicknesses. I chose the thicker piece for extra stability, but now that the project is finished, I'm sure the other thickness--which is less expensive--would work fine, too.)
- 1 package of peel-and-stick Lego compatible base plates. I was making two tables, so I used two packages. One green pack, and one blue and green pack. That gave me three green (grass) squares and one blue (water) square for each table.
- Ruler and pencil
- Several Lego bricks
Follow the directions on the package to create your table.
- Lay out your base plates and link them together with Lego bricks to get the exact size of your future playing surface.
- Using a ruler and pencil, place the layout on your board and trace around the outside edges to mark where you will place your plates. (I measured two inches in from every edge to make sure my square was centered.)
- Carefully follow the directions on the package to remove the backing and place your base plates. (The directions are very well written, so I won't try to write my own.)
That's it! You're done. You don't even have to wait for glue to dry or anything. Your table is ready to use and enjoy. No mess and no cleanup. Just a quick and easy project.
I love that my kids have a Lego table where they can permanently create a Lego city, but it does not take up their whole room or playroom. If they want to keep their Lego buildings up, they just push the board into a corner of their room until they want to use it. If they're done, they can put the Legos away. (Somehow I doubt they'll ever put them away! Would you?)
My girls can easily take their whole Lego city to another room for a play date. How cool is that?
If you're still wondering what to do with the rest of the Lego disaster -- those Lego bricks and projects that always seem to be "in progress" and scattered all over the house -- check out out our cool Lego trays.
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