This DIY Lego table with storage is perfect for your little monsters!
We used IKEA Lack side tables and Trofast bins for a cheap and easy project anyone can make for their kids.
Does your children’s playroom looks like a Lego store exploded like ours did? Lego bits and pieces including partial builds were scattered everywhere, making it hard for our two sons and a daughter to play with the toys they love so much. As soon as I finished this DIY Lego table, the boys were hard at work creating an entire city!
I’m in the process of giving the playroom a complete overhaul. My children are almost 2, 7 and 8 now, and their play style has changed dramatically from when we moved to Co, Cork before kindergarten. Out goes the train table, play fort, turtle layer and my daughters kitchen! *sniff sniff* It’s gradually turning into a cool hangout space that will take them into their teen years (gulp!)
What you will need for the DIY Lego table
- IKEA Lack table
- IKEA Trofast bin and drawer slides
- Ask customer service at IKEA for the drawer slides. I got mine for free! If they don’t have them or won’t sell them to you, try using this instead.
- 10″ x 10″ Lego base plates
- I bought two packs of these off-brand base plates, which was enough for three tables.
- Gorilla Glue heavy duty double sided tape
- Gorilla Glue super glue
- Adhesive Velcro strips
- I used the industrial strength, low profile version
- Small parts drawer cabinet
Let’s start with attaching the bin first
Flip the IKEA Lack table over and place the IKEA Trofast bin upside down, centered on one side. Slip the drawer slides under each side of the bin and mark their position on the outside edge.
This heavy duty double sided tape is rated for up to 35 pounds which is 2.5 stone and more than 15 kilograms, that is a lot of Legos! Cut a strip in half, and stick it to the thinner side of the drawer slides.
Peel off the backing and attach the rails to the underside of the table along the markings. Press and hold them in place for 15-30 seconds so they adhere properly.
Test to make sure the bin can slide freely without falling out. Then flip the table over.
Now it’s time to attach the base plates
Mark the center of the table, then arrange four base plates around it. Mark the outside corner of each plate, so they’ll all be straight when you glue them in place.
Glue the back of each of the base plates, then place them on the table at your marks. Use Lego pieces to connect the plates with the correct spacing in between. Place something heavy on top of the plates while the glue dries.
Lets connect the tables together!
The low profile Velcro creates less of a gap between tables where small pieces can get trapped. And the industrial strength gives the long row of tables better rigidity, which is important when you’re building a skyscraper or ninja fortress!
I applied adhesive Velcro to the sides of the tables to hold them together. Now he can change up the order of the colored base plates to suit his creations.
Add small part boxes for more Lego storage!
I bought one of these small part bins a few years ago, and it was great for keeping everything organized. But without a label to identify what was inside, those pieces were quickly forgotten.
I used the same double-sided tape to attach one Lego piece to the front of each drawer. Now he can grab what he needs and keep building!
I attached each bin cabinet to the wall above the Lego table for easy access. Sorting all his pieces into the correct bin is a work in progress!
Loose pieces get tossed into the drawers underneath to be sorted later. Full sets that have been disassembled are kept in the bins of the storage tower in the corner.
My kids prefer to sit on the floor to play and build, so I didn’t bother with chairs. Small ones like these should be able to fit underneath without a problem.
I just LOVE the bright colors in the playroom! I’m glad we kept the walls white so the colors really pop.
Within minutes, my two sons had put together all their Lego buildings into one massive city! Where else can you find a Ninjago temple, fire station, museum and Minecraft farm all in one place?
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