Published on August 31st, 2010 | by Jules Yap


Lack Lego table

Materials: Lack side table, 4 Lego 10×10 bases and adhesive putty.

Description: My son plays with his Lego almost daily but I got tired of them all over my coffee table. Some of his creations he didn’t want take apart and put away and he likes to sit at the table. I wanted something that wasn’t too terribly big and that wasn’t made out of plastic as most premade Lego tables are.

Easy solution, I bought a side Lack table (beauty that it comes in so many colors to match your decor) and four 10×10 Lego base boards. I then placed the boards where I wanted. My original thought was to epoxy glue them down but why ruin the table? I used adhesive putty to secure the boards to the table. That way the boards stay put and when he grows out of Legos I can still use the table for something else. It’s a perfect height for sitting on a footstool to play and I slide my tote (to keep his Legos) under the table.

Too simple.

~ Christie Phillips, Holland, MI


To all in Malaysia, Happy Merdeka! Enjoy your day off. Go to Ikea. ~ Jules

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17 Responses to Lack Lego table

  1. Anonymous says:

    Use a jigsaw to add the hole, and then staple a net to catch the legos underneath. This is what the expensive “made for schools” lego tables have. :)

  2. We have a ramvik coffee table and end tables, and with the glass tops they aren’t too twin three yr old friendly… but after seeing this I’m inspired to remove the glass and stick lego boards on them! The drawer could hold legos! Of course I would have to put rubber child proofing on the corners. With twin boys one finds herself covering every corner child height! I just had to comment on such an awesome idea!!!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Hi Living in the UK the lego base plates are showing as something like 25.5 x 25..5 are these the same ones? when you say 10×10 are we talking CM?

  4. Anonymous says:

    I love it!
    But I also REALLY love the idea of having a hole in the middle to ‘throw’ the legos inside once done.
    Any ideas how to do it? I could attach a sliding drawer under the table but it’s not as cool as having a hole in the middle. We just need to figure out a way to make the lego base removable. Using putty is not the solution. Maybe make it sliding? But how would you stop it from sliding when you don’t want it to slide…oh boy! Here goes my weekend. I’ll think think think and come back with a plan

  5. Anonymous says:

    This is a super idea! My grandson’s have a birch lack table with little wooden chairs from Ikea that they use for a dining table and love because they can use for everything from eating to coloring and playing with toys. I will say that after a year the little table is pretty scratched up on top and now I know what to do with it when I buy a replacement ;) I love it!! Thanks sooo much for sharing.

  6. Anonymous says:

    growing out of legos!?!? pffffft……. :P

  7. justine says:

    happy belated merdeka!

    hari malaysia is just around the corner ;)

  8. I love this idea! So simple anyone can do it, but solves a big problem. Great job!

  9. Anonymous says:

    I found a ready-made wooden table, 80*80 cm, with reversible duplo/lego plates on top of it, which costs….. over 400 euro’s. So count your blessings with this LACK lego-table!!!

  10. Janine says:

    Very nice. I might as well adapt this one to a duplo table for my still very young children, to be changed into a lego-table later on… With a hole in it to build their creations over.

  11. Moontree says:

    Oooh, i like the hole in the center idea, and perhaps the addition of some side rails so things don’t slide off.

    Personally, i’d have no qualms about permanently affixing lego boards to a $12 table. Not only is it impossible to “outgrow” lego, but if and when that ever does happen the table is going to be pretty beat up anyways…. might just as well buy a new one (or a nicer table for yourself).

  12. Anonymous says:

    Nice idea and a cheap solution. It’d been better if you had implemented some built-in storage for the Lego pieces tho. Maybe a drawer, or a hole in the center.

  13. Nichole says:

    i was just about to say, who outgrows legos? i’m 27 and was going to build one for myself :-) maybe then i’ll make one for the kids lol

  14. Anonymous says:

    Grow out of Lego???? I don’t understand that concept.
    My husband and I are 35 and 34 and still play with Lego. Our builds are a lot more intricate than a child would make but it’s still good fun.

  15. Fércművek says:

    I love this idea. :) Same problems, maybe same solution. :)

  16. Miriam says:

    Wonderful!! Simple and clean!

  17. Anonymous says:

    Outgrow Legos? *gasp* Never! :)

    Great idea, simple and easy to do. I’m gonna add this to the list for to my next trip to Ikea.

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