Let Go My Lego!

by Hope Sewell on August 8, 2011

in crafts, kids

Don’t forget about Hannah Handmade’s Creating Smiles Week!!  I’ll be guest posting over there this week.  Go check her out!!

I love the blog world.  I’m fairly new to this environment and I have GREATLY enjoyed “thumbing through” blogs and pages and getting totally inspired.  Is our Maker a Creative God or what??

As you know, I have 3 young children.  And Legos are a HUGE hit in this house.  These 3 will keep themselves entertained literally for hours building and creating with those little blocks…especially the older two.  But along with this building and creating, often comes a mess with a capital M!!  Recently as I was routinely “thumbing through” some of my favorite blogs I came across this idea for a Lego table.  I thought this would be the PERFECT solution for us and our Lego Mess!!

And I was right!  Once I showed the idea to my children they could NOT wait to get started!!  So that was my project for last weekend.

  I found this adorable table at my local Target for only $12!!I also got some Lego base plates from Toys R Us.  I’ll be honest and say that these base plates cost more than the actual table itself.  Thankfully, we had some birthday money set aside.  😉  I picked up 1 large gray base at $17 and 1 small green one at $3.50 (it’s normally priced at $7 but they were having a BOGO sale).I left the large gray base WHOLE.  Then I measured….well actually my husband measured and cut the green plate to go on the outside.   He was able to score the plate with a box cutter type knife and then just pop it apart.  We held it together with some regular Legos to make sure it all fit together.  Take your time on this step to make sure that all your little dots line up right.  I hate measuring and “exactness” so my husband was a HUGE help here!!

After everything was cut and lined up we sprayed the backside with a permanent spray adhesive.  We also sprayed the table.Place the base plates on top of the table and load it down with something heavy to help with the sticking process.Wait about 30 minutes or the recommended drying time for your adhesive and then…

BUILD AWAY!!!They LOVED it!!

And everything was all well and good until Silly Lilly decided she wanted to destroy all of their hard work.  You should have heard the DRAMA that ensued when R and T realized that their prized architecture had been demolished.  It really was a sad and unfortunate situation.  😉So they insisted that she have her VERY OWN Lego table to go with her Duplos.  Which was a super idea.  So back to Target and Toys R Us I went!

I only bought 1 large base plate this time.The process was a little different.  Instead of measuring and cutting I simply centered the base plate and covered the surrounding edges with masking tape.  I took it outside and sprayed it with my spray adhesive.  I used Aileen’s from Michael’s….had a coupon PLUS educators get 15% off their entire purchase EVERY DAY and that goes for home educators as well (at least it does where I am shopping).PERFECT!!  Just her size!  This really is probably one of the best things EVER for her.  She LOVES it and literally plays with it all the time!!

 Happy Monday!!

This post linked to:  Beneath the Rowan Tree, Craft O Maniac, Embellishing Life, The Creative Girl, Skip To My Lou, Sew Chatty, C.R.A.F.T., Making the World cuter, Keeping it simple, Polly Want A Crafter, Sumo’s Sweet Stuff, Me Making Do, Pinkapotomas, The 36th Ave. Tales From Bloggeritaville, Rook No. 17Singing Three Little Birds, Funky Polka Dot Giraffe,  Mad in Crafts, The DIY home, Today’s Creative Blog, Crafty Confessions Sugar Bee Crafts, Tip Junkie, All Things Related, Reasons to Skip Housework,  Ladybug Blessings, Coastal Charm, A Glimpse InsideThe Shabby Creek Cottage, Somewhat SimpleKatie’s Nesting Spot, House of Hepworths, Yesterday On Tuesday, What Allie’s Making Now, Suzy’s Sitcom, Laugh, Love, and Craft, Lines Across My Face, Run With Glitter,

 

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Melanie August 8, 2011 at 10:41 am

Hi, Hope! Love the Lego table. I have a nephew that would die for this!!

I’d love to have you visit our first and link up at a blog hop party that I am beginning on Thursday! It’s a party specifically for kids and teenagers crafts and other ideas, so your idea will be absolutely perfect. Hope you’ll stop by!

Melanie
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Hope Sewell August 8, 2011 at 10:43 am

Oh thanks so much!! I’d love to attend your party! 😉

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Jennie Larsen August 8, 2011 at 10:54 am

GREAT IDEA, with 3 boys I so need to do this. Thanks for sharing. winks-jen

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Rachel @ Lines across my face August 8, 2011 at 11:44 am

I love these! I am definitely going to have to make one of the Duplos ones for my 2 year old. Right now we have legos just wandering all over the house. I would love it if you would stop by and share at the link party going on right now at Lines Across My Face.
:)Rachel
http://linesacrossmyface.blogspot.com/2011/08/cure-for-common-monday-3-craft-link.html

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Kaysi @ Keeping It Simple August 8, 2011 at 11:51 am

What a great and fun idea, love it!

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Lindsay Nicholls August 8, 2011 at 1:43 pm

I want it!!! I have to make one of these for Herreson.

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Hope Sewell August 10, 2011 at 11:44 am

Go for it girl!! It’s a CROWD favorite here at the Sewell’s!! 😉

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Laura August 8, 2011 at 6:52 pm

This is a fabulous idea. My little lady fell in love with my nephews lego table last week, this would be an easy and frugal way of creating it for her. Please stop by http://www.laughloveandcraft.com and link up to my Share the Wealth Wednesday Link Party! I’m your newest follower!

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Hope Sewell August 10, 2011 at 11:47 am

Thanks so much!! I just linked up at your party!! Welcome to the Sewell Fam! 😉

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ileena August 9, 2011 at 10:47 pm

I love this idea! i have a few of those tables lying around. thanks for the tip!

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Katelyn August 10, 2011 at 12:40 am

Such a cute lego table! I have been wanting to make my son one… I saw an underlit table with clear legos on it at a children’s museum last month and have been wanting to re-create it…but can’t find the clear legos anywhere! Might need to follow your tutorial instead! Great idea. I’m your newest follower. Would love to have you come follow back at : http://domesticcharm.blogspot.com
Katelyn

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Jennifer Juniper August 10, 2011 at 6:41 am

We used to have a table sold by LEGO that was so rickety we finally got rid of it – this one is nice and sturdy and we would have loved to have something like it!

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Kellie August 10, 2011 at 2:54 pm

Found the link from sugarbeecrafts. Thank you for the great idea, my son is having a lego birthday in 3 weeks and this is PERFECT. Thanks for the great tut also! Can’t wait for my hubby to get home to show him what he gets to help me make, haha!

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Jenn August 11, 2011 at 1:24 am

Super idea and great deal on the table!! I can definitely see it being a hit around my house too. I’ll be featuring this on Sunday. Thanks so much for linking up to The Creative Spark!
Jenn :)

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Hope Sewell August 11, 2011 at 10:03 am

YAY!! How awesome!! Thanks so much!! I’ll be sure to grab a button. 😉

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Jenny @ Simcoe Street August 11, 2011 at 10:13 am

Love this! Soooo cute!

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Kristin Esparza August 12, 2011 at 12:35 pm

THAT is awesome! Loved it! thanks.

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stephanie r August 13, 2011 at 11:55 am

This is the cutest idea EVER! THanks for sharing.

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Rachel @ Lines across my face August 14, 2011 at 5:58 pm

Thanks for sharing. This project is being featured this week at Lines Across My Face. Stop by and pick up your featured button. I hope to see you again this week.
Rachel
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Hope Sewell August 14, 2011 at 6:18 pm

YAY!! Thank you so much!!!

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SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime August 14, 2011 at 7:09 pm

Hi, friend! You’ve got so much creativity and I’m admiring them all. Can you please share your creative posts at the Creative Bloggers’ Party & Hop? Hope to see you there at the party :)

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Erin of HomeSavvyAtoZ.com August 14, 2011 at 8:23 pm

Your lego table is awesome! Well done! I am a new follower and would love for you to link up at my Savvy HomeMade blog party at http://www.homesavvyatoz.com/2011/08/14/blog-party-3/

I look forward to blogging with you!

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Lizzy Ford August 15, 2011 at 11:16 am

GREAT idea! I have 2 of these tables from Target that I have been trying to figure out what to do with . My kids just love Legos, so this is perfect!

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Jenn Erickson/Rook No. 17 August 16, 2011 at 8:53 am

Such a wonderful DIY Lego table! My girls love their Lego and could definitely use something practical and cute like this!

Thank you for linking up to “A Little Birdie Told Me…”! I’m featuring your post on my Facebook page!

Jenn

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Hope Sewell August 16, 2011 at 8:57 am

oh thanks so much!! 😉

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Maryanne @Scrappy Gifts August 21, 2011 at 7:09 pm

This is an awesome idea! I so need to do this! My son loves Legos! Thanks for sharing both versions.

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Ruth August 29, 2011 at 3:53 pm

This is a really cool idea. We have lego road plates all over our breakfast bar. (its lego city don’t you know?)

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TheBargainBabe November 11, 2011 at 1:03 pm

I love that little blue table! We have got to make a little lego table for our son. He would love it!

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Carrie January 10, 2012 at 12:26 am

I hope this is ok, I am “Pinning” this site for the Duplo idea as well…the link will send people right here to your original site. Thanks!

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Hope Sewell January 10, 2012 at 8:41 am

It’s perfectly ok! I so appreciate it. Thanks for stopping by!

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