One of the projects on my summer to do list was making a lego table for the littles. I wanted an easy DIY project since I really wanted to build it all by myself. I’ve asked my dad for help a lot lately when it comes to house projects and I really just wanted to do something for the kids that was all me. I started doing some research on Pinterest and found what I thought was the winning pieces to create a DIY lego table the kids would love.
I started with a trip to Ikea and picked up this Trofast storage piece for just $40. I also purchased a few bins to go with it. They offer a variety of bins for the Trofast storage system, I bought 6 of the smaller ones and 1 medium one. So far, I had spend about $60 on this project.
One rainy afternoon, I decided to start building. Both littles wanted to help and the great thing about Ikea furniture is they could, no big tools needed. L put all of the screw in the holes, AG held the pieces up while I connected them. Once it was build- about an hour later…L decided he just wanted to sit in it. So he did.
The longest part of the building process was putting the pieces in for the drawers. Those babies took forever and were a little tough to line up.
Once I put the bins in, I filled them with a bunch of toys. Most are filled with legos, others building blocks and a few leftover train tracks. I attempted a color coded system but that lasted a whole 10 minutes.
The last part of the table to put together was the lego baseplates on top. I ordered the baseplates off of Amazon, thank you Amazon Prime!
I glued them on with some form of crazy/ super glue I found in the house and let them dry overnight.
After that, they were ready to use. Both kids played together, for a short time with minimal arguing. What I love about this table is that it can easily be pulled out and used from each side. The bins pull through and each child can have a “side” to play on for those times where they may not want to share.
It’s been about three weeks since it’s been finished and it’s still as big of a hit today as it was on the first day. My favorite part is the storage. All in all, the entire table cost under $100 to build.
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