My Son loves Lego but building big towers on small plate on carpet made him frustrated because after a lot of work tower would fall because of wobbly surface so we needed a Lego table. So I started searching for one but ummm..have you seen the price tag of the Lego tables available in market...ridiculous I tell you.
Initially I thought of converting our media center in Playroom in to lego table because of big surface and storage underneath. Just needed Lego plates and bin to put Lego but that table is big not easily movable, not idle to keep it upstairs and my son is 3 years old and doesn't play independently alone in basement so we needed something that can be lightweight, small and easily movable.
You might have seen Lack Lego table floating around pinterest and we chose the same. Its cheap, lightweight and perfect square surface. Ikea lack side table is approx 21x21 . we chose glossy white finish so it was $12 but same table with different colors comes even cheaper.
My son uses Lego DUPLO right now but I see small Lego in future and I do not want new plates later so we checked the regular Lego plates and DUPLO fits perfectly fine on it.
To build this DIY Lego table you will need
- Ikea Lack side table
- 4 Lego plates each 10x10
- mounting Putty
I got the Lego plates from Amazon because I like the liberty of getting it delivered at home :) ...I think they were $4.99 each... Toys r us also has them sometime for buy 1 get 1 half .
Be generous with mounting putty and apply in zig zag on the back of plate and stick it to the table..table was 21x21 so we just eye balled it and created square surface with 4 10x10 plates. now When you join the two plates just secure them with Lego because it will need tiny bit of space to fit the lego perfectly.
We kept it like this for overnight... and here is my boy enjoying his new Lego table. we have a plan to build a shelf underneath for the storage..I will share updated table when that happens :)...right now we just put the bin under the table.
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