June 20, 2023Review Post
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Tired of stepping on LEGO everywhere? Well, stress no more. Here are the best DIY LEGO table ideas with storage that we could find. There are ideas for easily constructed LEGO tables that offer up plenty of drawer space to store and organize LEGO pieces by size or color. We found many IKEA LEGO table hacks – including how to easily turn the IKEA LACK side table and the IKEA TROFAST into LEGO playing tables with storage. We also have a cool tray solution so kids can play with their LEGO on the floor but then easily put them out of sight when it’s time to clean up. Look for our suggestions for repurposing older pieces of furniture you already have as well as how to reuse a coffee table as a rockin’ LEGO table. If you’re feeling ambitious, there are directions and plans for How to Make a LEGO Table out of Wood, as well as for a portable LEGO creation station.
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DIY LEGO Table Idea
1. Easiest Ever DIY LEGO Play Table
Would you believe you can put together your own DIY LEGO play table in a matter of minutes? Believe it! All you need is an old table, some liquid nails, and LEGO base plates. Your kids will love having a place to build with their favorite LEGO building blocks, and you’ll love having LEGOs off of the floor. Win-win.
If your kids love building with LEGOs and you love being able to hide the mess, this DIY LEGO tray made from wood is the perfect solution. Your kids can use it to build on, and when finished, it easily slides under a sofa until the next round of building. Plus, the flat surface makes a great place for playing board games or housing snacks for movie night.
If you’re tired of stepping on LEGOs and want a place for your children to build and store their Legos, this IKEA hack- DIY Lego table may be a perfect choice. Besides the IKEA Lack table and some various organizational drawers, trays, and inserts, the only tools you need are a glue gun and mounting tape. No power tools are required. This DIY LEGO table can be built in less than an hour. Your kids can kneel right up to this table or sit on small chairs or ottomans for hours of LEGO-building fun.
If space is a concern, this single IKEA Trofast storage unit LEGO table design is a great solution. Assembly is relatively quick and easy. It boasts 2 of the 15 x 15 gray LEGO baseplates on the top for plenty of building space. Double-sided tape is used to attach them to the table. Six storage tubs fit underneath for organizing all kinds of LEGOs.
5. Portable DIY LEGO Table
Using a folding TV tray is a simple way to add a LEGO play space. It keeps projects off the floor and the table takes up very little storage space. Make your LEGO table chic by painting the TV tray to match your décor and adding hints of gold on the legs.
Just when you think you’ve seen all of the DIY LEGO table ideas, this simple idea surfaces. Would you believe it is made from a wooden breakfast serving tray? This makes it easy to store and transport. You’ll only need a few supplies to create this DIY LEGO tray—a wooden breakfast serving tray, 3 LEGO green building plates, Elmer’s Pro-bond glue, vinyl letters, and LEGOs.
7. DIY LEGO Table
Using 2 IKEA Trofast storage units and lidded boxes, this DIY LEGO table is great for those seeking a more permanent LEGO building and storage solution. With two storage sides, you have a total of 12 bins to store all of the LEGO blocks, which gives room for adding more LEGO pieces to your child’s collection.
If you want a LEGO table that has room for building and built-in storage, this DIY design is for you. The plans center on an IKEA Ingo table and involve using a drill with a spade bit and a jigsaw to cut out rectangles from the wood table top for inserting IKEA Trofast storage buckets. Gray 15 x 15 base plates adhere to the tabletop with super glue for building.
Repurpose Furniture into a LEGO Building Table
This adjustable LEGO table with storage is pure genius. The DIY plans to utilize the IKEA Trofast storage system and combine popular LEGO storage ideas with an adjustable table/shelf that can be used as a building surface. One side is covered with green LEGO base plates (glued on with E6000 glue), while the other side is left smooth for a more flexible building option (or other use). You’ll love how much storage you’ll have for not only LEGO pieces, but instruction manuals too. Bonus: the shelf/table surface is adjustable, so you can raise the height as your child grows.
Find a no-longer-useful dresser at a thrift store and transform it into an awesome LEGO play and storage table. It only takes a few jigsaw cuts, wood scraps, glue, paint, and imagination. We love how the drawer pulls are made to look like LEGO bricks.
This IKEA side table turned LEGO table hack is inexpensive and simple. It’s the perfect solution for a small space as the tabletop is only slightly bigger than 4 building baseplates. Plus, you only need strong double-sided tape and base plates to complete the transformation from a constructed side table to a LEGO table.
12. Lego Table
Kids will enjoy hours of Lego building fun on this Lego table created from an IKEA Lack table, building baseplates, and under-table storage bins. Simple table assembly and a little gluing later, and you’ve got a great table for your LEGO lovers and their friends to enjoy hours of LEGO building.
This LEGO meets IKEA Lack table transformation incorporates LEGO road baseplates on top and some clear plastic storage bin LEGO organization underneath. The end result is awesome and doable by just about anyone. Your child will get a great building surface, and you will get some affordable organization for those LEGOs, all contained within 30 square inches.
Do you have a train table that your children don’t play with very much? Don’t throw it out just yet. You can convert it into a LEGO table that can still function as a train table. Adhering LEGO base plates to a piece of MDF cut to fit the inside of your table gives you a removable LEGO building surface. This means that kids can play with LEGOs, and when they are ready to play with trains, they can simply remove the LEGO insert. How easy is that?
15. The Simple LEGO Table
Instead of buying a LEGO table, build your own for a fraction of the cost. Our LEGO table is made by purchasing a basic wood end table from IKEA and gluing LEGO base plates to the top surface.
Don’t discount the usefulness of those 1980s Parquet tables just yet. This transformation of a used coffee table into a rocking LEGO table may just amaze you. A little MDF, some liquid nails, and a coat of paint later, and you have one awesome place to build with LEGOs. Your Lego-loving child will enjoy having 6 unique areas at which to build with removable inserts so that base plates can be switched around or taken for on-the-go building. You’ll also love that the table has an under-area storage for canvas storage bins.
Build Your Own LEGO Tables
If you’re handy with tools and you really like the process of building, this detailed tutorial will walk you through the process of making your own LEGO table out of wood from start to finish. While definitely more time-consuming, the satisfaction of knowing you handcrafted something that will be enjoyed for years to come makes it worth the effort. This design allows for the addition of plastic storage bins, which means LEGOs can be stored as part of the table.
Love using power tools and having the necessary skills to build? This LEGO table made from modifying an IKEA Vika Imon tabletop and Moliden Underframe is a great project. This table is geared for older, bigger children who still like to build. The LEGO table and chairs are of regular height.
Other Ideas for a LEGO Table for Kids
19. LEGO Playhouse
Transform some IKEA shelving into an awesome LEGO playhouse! This LEGO hack is simple and quick. All you’ll need is a 2×2 Expedit, 4- 32 x 32” LEGO base plates for each of the shelves, and 2- 48 x 48 base plates to form a soccer field. The strong double-sided adhesive keeps the base plates in place for endless LEGO play.
Follow this tutorial to add under table LEGO storage to an IKEA LACK model kids’ table. On top, LEGO base plates provide a great place for building, while the under-the-table mounted storage gives you a great place for containing all of the LEGO pieces.
21. LEGO Floor Table
This awesome LEGO table for the floor is mounted to rolling casters and is sized to fit under a bunk bed. How genius is that? The detailed instructions will walk anyone comfortable with power tools and building through the building process. The most expensive part of the project is the 10 x 10 LEGO building plates (12 of them), which can be used for many years to come.
22. LEGO Table
This LEGO building table transforms an old drab piece of furniture into a child’s dream building table. Get inspiration for updating an old piece of furniture into a LEGO table using a quarter round to trim out part of the table, some liquid nails to attach the base plate, and a basket for LEGO storage.
23. Easy LEGO Table
If you give a kid some LEGOs, he is going to need a LEGO building table to go with it. For those who don’t have room for a permanent Lego table, this easy-to-make table is constructed using a 34” Lifetime fold-in-half table, making it storable and very portable. The size of this table makes it possible for a good-sized group to play with LEGO pieces together. Gluing the LEGO building plates to the table is easy with Liquid Nails.
This is a great LEGO table and storage solution using the popular IKEA Trofast storage units. While many similar designs feature LEGO baseplates that are permanently affixed to the wood table top, this design leaves the permanent adhesive out of the plans so that the table can be used for other purposes, like playing games, too. A few printable labels taped onto storage bins help to keep the LEGOs organized and off the floor.
This portable Lego creation station is completely handmade and includes a lot of thought. The creator wanted it to be portable, have adequate and organized storage for current in-process builds, as well as fast put away storage. This LEGO table and storage project is definitely more involved, with multiple steps and a long supply list, but you’ll be amazed to see the end design which will last for many years as a child grows.
When you are on the go or traveling and need a portable LEGO kit for your little ones, this lunchbox LEGO kit is a great solution. To create the traveling LEGO kit, you will need to trim down a building plate to fit the inside of the lunchbox lid. Round out the corners with a little sandpaper and adhere them with double-sided foam mounting squares. Line the bottom with felt, and add your LEGO pieces. Now your kids can enjoy their favorite building blocks on the road.
The best design feature of this plastic bin LEGO table is that it is not permanently fixed together, allowing flexibility in taking it apart or moving it when needed. It is created from three plastic drawer units with wheels, a 4-foot board that lays on top, and LEGO bases adhered to one side of the board for a building center. When not in use, the 3rd drawer unit can be stored underneath or quickly pulled out to allow for more seating. The top can be completely removed and laid on the floor for playing. It can also be flipped over to the smooth surface side and used as a writing desk.
If space and LEGO organization are challenges you face, then this DIY LEGO wall storage idea is for you. A simple curtain rod, S hooks, and handled pails from the dollar store helped this mom with a great place for her children to store LEGOs. A quick installation of the curtain rods onto walls provides for easy pail storage using the S hooks. Kids can easily remove a pail for easier access and play and hang it back up when finished.
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LEGO Table FAQs
Not only are Lego tables a great way to store Lego blocks and keep everything organized, but they are also the perfect place to contain the creations and give your family a place to build.
While the Lego brand does not make a Lego table, there are plenty of other companies that do, along with many DIY ideas that can be found online.
There is a range of Lego table sizes that run from about 15 x 24 inches for smaller ones to larger ones that peak at 36 x 50 inches.
There are a variety of options to use when building a Lego table. Some plans recommend using Super Glue or Gorilla Glue, while others suggest using a construction adhesive.