Tuesday, December 22, 2015

DIY LEGO Storage and Table Ideas

Anyone who has ever had LEGOs lying around their floor knows there aren’t many things more painful than stepping on the corner of one of those tiny plastic building blocks. But for those serious about custom LEGO building, throwing all your pieces into one bin isn’t going to work. Bricks need to be kept organized and out of the way, and sometimes that can be difficult.

Check out these LEGO storage ideas that will keep your LEGOs off the floor, organized, and right where they should be. Whether you’re looking for portable solutions, cabinet plans, DIY LEGO tables, or LEGO table Ikea hacks, we’ve got you covered with this list!

Ikea Hacks

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Ikea is great at providing affordable storage options for the rest of your house, so why not hack an already familiar product to store your LEGOs?

Try removing the shelves from an Ikea bookshelf or cube unit and replacing them with bins on rolling tracks. If your collection is small, store your LEGOs in spice containers that hang on a magnetic strip or in buckets designed to hang from a wall rail. You can label each compartment by what’s inside – people, squares, or flats – or by color.

If you want to get serious about your LEGO station, purchase an Ikea coffee table, glue down flats to cover the table’s entire top surface, then hang your storage baskets from the side of the table or use the coffee table’s shelves to place your bins.

Whatever your storage preference may be, Ikea is sure to have the foundation you’re looking for. You just have to get creative!

LEGO Tables

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Creating your own LEGO table could go hand-in-hand with doing your own clever Ikea hack, but you can use whatever items you have to build your own custom LEGO table – even LEGOs (using stackable baseplates)!

Using your typical LEGO bricks, create the legs. Then once you’ve gotten the height you’re looking for, use stackable base plates for your table top. Connect it all together, and you’ve got yourself a LEGO table made entirely out of LEGOs!

If you’d like something a little more stable and a little fancier than the Ikea hacks, cut a hole into the top of your designated LEGO table that’s the perfect size to drop in a bin. This makes for easy clean up, with all your LEGOs right where you can see them.

Portable/Movable Solutions

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If you want a LEGO table that isn’t a permanent addition to your living or play room, you can use a number of fold-up options to create your table, including a simple plastic folding table or cart to hold storage bins. When not in use, simply fold it up or wheel it away and set it out of sight. Or store your LEGOs in tool boxes for easy transportation and LEGO building on the go!

If you are looking to get fancy with your portable LEGO station, check out this table that folds up to look like a LEGO brick – complete with instructions and a shopping list so that you can create your own.

For AFOLs, Would-Be Master Builders, and Other Hardcore LEGO Fanatics

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If LEGO building is serious business for you, LEGO storing should be too. For keeping all your LEGOs meticulously organized by color, shape, and size, invest in multi-compartment plastic containers or even tool organizers designed for garage workshops – anything with thin, flat drawers so you can easily see all bricks and pieces inside.

You could even create a custom LEGO cabinet that allows you to easily display and access shelves and drawers of LEGO pieces when you want them but looks like a proper piece of furniture when you don’t.



Budget Options

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 As much as everyone would like to have their own custom-built LEGO cabinet, most people aren’t that handy or don’t want to spend the money associated with having someone else create it. If you’re looking to store your LEGOs on a budget, you’ve still got tons of options for keeping your LEGOS organized.

Buy some black plastic storage bins with a lip on the back meant to hang from a metal rail. Just secure the metal rail to your LEGO room wall, hang up your bins, and go about organizing your LEGOs, all for less than $25.

For a super-cheap option, use gallon-size Ziploc bags. Pick up a box of bags for a few bucks at the grocery store – or pull a few out of your pantry – and separate your bags by color, shape, or whatever your organizational preference may be. When LEGOS aren’t in use, toss them on a closet shelf or into a storage bin, and you have a simple LEGO storage system for just a few dollars.


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Regardless of your LEGO building level, number of bricks, or LEGO organization budget, there's no reason to have your pieces in a jumbled mess. Get creative with your organization ideas and you'll never have to fear stepping on one of those dreaded plastic bricks again.

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3 comments:

  1. Legos are so much fun and highly interactive for both children and adults. They help to stimulate our mind in order to keep it going at a healthy level. However, proper storage is necessary to ensure that every lego activity for the day does not end up in clutters or even accidents (stepping on legos is not a joke). When things are neat and well-organized, it increases the interest level.

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  3. Storage baskets from the side of the table or use the coffee table’s shelves to place your bins.small lego tables

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