My newly turned 5 year old son absolutely loves LEGO’s. He loves LEGO sets, however, doesn’t enjoy following instructions nor does he like to be confined to one specific set, so he takes them apart and makes his own creations. I love his creativity but I have been stabbed in the foot too many times by randomly placed LEGO pieces. I decided he needed one place to create and that would be on a specifically designated table. After a quick google search, I got inspired to make the most ridiculously easy LEGO table, and after creating this, I realized there’s an even easier way to create this which I will generously share with you.
Here’s a pic of the table before the magic. My son insisted on being in the picture:)
Here’s what you will need:
Ikea lack table or really any table
Mounting tape or better yet (LEGO plates or similar brand that already have adhesive – genius!)
(4) 10×10 LEGO or similar brand plates (only if you decide not to get the lego plates with adhesive)
Clean the table and make sure it’s dry.
Cut pieces of the mounting tape to cover the back of each LEGO plate. I used one strip on each side of the plate plus two smaller strips towards the middle of the plate. (see image below)
Remove mounting tape strips and apply the first plate on one corner of the table. For those of you who are concerned with the plates being directly centered, you might want to mark on the table where you want to place the plate. I opted not to do this, and now the plates are slightly off center, but my son doesn’t mind.
For the next plate, place it next to the plate you just placed down and use a LEGO piece to properly align the two plates. This is important because if you don’t do this, imagine how annoyed everyone will be when you realize that you cannot place a LEGO down between two plates because it wasn’t aligned. Nobody wants that. Nobody. See picture below to see what I’m talking about.
Repeat step 4 until all the plates are placed on the table.
Pat yourself on the back for creating something so awesome that will bring your kid(s) lots of joy and cost you very little money. That’s what we call a win-win.
Here’s a pic of the plates turned upside down with mounting tape. Now imagine how much easier it is, if you use LEGO plates that already have adhesive. I would have used them had I known about them before I started this project.
Here’s the completed table with the LEGO pieces connecting each plate ensuring that the plates are aligned.
This was the scene my son came up with after I finished the table. He was having so much fun, I had to set a timer, so I could get him to stop and move onto to bedtime.
I was both delighted and disturbed by this particular scene my son came up with. This is Sensei Wu from Ninjago who had his head switched and is literally on the chopping block. Oh my creative son.
I hope you get inspired to create this super simple easy LEGO table. If you’re not in the diy mood, there are plenty of already made LEGO tables. I included an example below of an already made table that looks very similar to the one I made that you can purchase for $79.99. It will cost you more but save you the labor. However, if you’re willing, this is one of those things literally anyone can do and it’s cheap. The one I made cost about $25 because I already owned an Ikea table, however, if you bought a new table along with the other materials, it would still cost under $40.
This is the made for you LEGO table you can purchase on etsy.
If you have any other creative ideas for LEGO tables or LEGO plates, please share! I love to see what you come up with.
Till next time,