Are your kids LEGO-obsessed like mine? Read below for the how to on the Easy DIY Lego Table Hack to keep your kids’ LEGO collection organized!
This is one of the most asked about pieces of the boys’ play room. We had tubs and tubs filled with LEGOs. From David’s old collection to new sets that the boys have received for the last few years, our collection was getting to be a hot mess. Don’t even get me started about how many times I’ve injured my foot stepping on random LEGO pieces lying around all over our house.
When we decided to set up the boys’ play room, I knew that a LEGO table was a must have in our home. It’s a super easy DIY LEGO Table Hack to set up on essentially any coffee table. Here’s how we set ours up:
Supplies Needed for Easy DIY LEGO Table Hack
- LEGO Plates ($16.99)
- Command Strips (Picture Hanging) ($9.99)
- Command Strips (Refill Tape) ($9.99)
- Coffee Table ($49.99)
- Storage Bins ($7.99)
- Lego Brick Separator Tool ($5.79 pack of 8)
We used the double-wide LACK coffee table from IKEA. I linked a few other plain white coffee tables. I also found a couple of activity tables that make it even easier to just use as a storage place for all the LEGOs.
All you need to do is use command strips to attach the LEGO plates / sheets to the top of the coffee table.
We had an entire bin full of David’s old LEGO sheets, so we used the blue and green ones to cover half the coffee table. We left the other side of the table open, so that they can create their LEGO sets and also use it for other toys, too.
LEGO PRO TIP: Get yourself these brick separator tools. You know those flat pieces that get stuck on the sheets? Don’t break another nail. Use this tool to separate all the LEGO pieces as needed.
Assembly Tips for Easy DIY LEGO Table Hack
I highly recommend using command strips to attach the sheets instead of something permanent like super glue. Command strips make it easy so that you can detach sheets and move them around. And it also helps for the future, if you just want to use it as a coffee table.
At first, when I demonstrated the DIY on Instagram, I started using the large picture hanging strips. These are essential if you want to swap out sheets and move them around in different places. However, there is a small gap because of the thickness of these strips.
When I was putting the final touches on the play room, I opted to use some command strips that I had left over from the holiday. These are actually thinner adhesives that are double-sided. Typically, these come in the sets with the clear light hanging command hooks. But, I used the rest of what we had and bought a pack of refill backing tapes for the hooks. These adhesive strips come off just as easily as the picture hanging strips, but I liked that it made LEGO sheets as flush to the table as possible.
If the boys want to use the LEGO sheets that have roads on them in the future, I’ll opt to use the large picture hanging strips so that they can rearrange them as needed.
Storage Bins for Easy DIY LEGO Table Hack
Like I mentioned previously, we have SO MANY LEGOs in this house. I opted to for these sterilite storage bins that I found at my local Target.
The double wide LACK coffee table from IKEA holds six of these total. Three on the top ledge and then three below.
I thought about organizing the LEGO pieces by color. For about two minutes, before shaking myself down to reality. It’s not worth the time and effort with three little boys who like to dump out their LEGO bins and mix them altogether on a daily basis. But, if that’s your thing, do you boo! It definitely has more of an aesthetic appeal when the LEGOs are organized by color.
If you have a smaller LEGO collection, you can definitely use smaller bins. The coffee table has quite a bit of storage space between the two levels.
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How do you store / organize LEGOs in your house?
EASY DIY LEGO TABLE HACK