Published on April 16th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Lego playhouse

Materials: Expedit (2×2), double sided adhesive tape (glue would probably work too), lego base plates, optional some laminated Lego posters

Description: In order to help my sons play together with LEGO, I made this LEGO playhouse.

They can sit or stand facing each other and play together. Plus all their creations are in one designated area. They absolutely love it!

I took a 2×2 Expedit and taped 32×32 base plates on each of the shelves with the strongest double sided tape I could find.

On top I taped two 48×48 base plates which together make a soccer field. Make sure to hold them together with some LEGO before taping, as to make sure there is no space between them.

To inspire them I laminated some Lego posters of their heroes and taped them on the inside.

~ Misha Rahman van Eeden, the Netherlands

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Jules Yap

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15 Responses to Lego playhouse

  1. Polly Parker says:

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS!!! If anyone knows of anywhere that I can find CHEAP Lego base plates, or any brand name that will work with the name brand Lego (also looking these same items for the Mega Blocks (for the older kids, same size as legos) PRETTY PLEASE email me at [email protected]!! I’ve been searching the internet for months looking at ideas for building my son a Lego table that is unique, want take up half the room, and budget friendly!! Your design is deff going to play a huge huge role in the one that I make, I am just hoping to have all the individual pieces assorted and attached to the table somehow (I have already got the little bins that all stack together and you pull the handle and the drawer kind of folds down a little less than half-way open, hopefully this will help prevent spills and lost bins since they don’t completely remove!!;)) Anyway this is just a few ideas I’ve thought about incorporating that maybe could help someone else in their design and I would love to hear other people’s neat suggestions also! Together we may just come up with the absolutely PERFECT LEGO TABLE, LOL;)

  2. Anonymous says:

    I was wondering how the double sided tape is holding up? We made our train table in to a lego table for Christmas using glue and the pieces started popping off a month or so ago.

    • Misha says:

      I made it in February and it is still good. The boys play with it practically daily. We did cover the bottom ends completely with the tape. For us it has worked. Hope it will work for you too.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Wow, so impressed. Need to give it a go
    Thanks for sharing the idea.

  4. Anonymous says:

    I think I found my Nephew’s birthday present.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Bazinga- this would work well for the Friends LEGO . Girls build and then role play…and play and they like to keep it set up. Heartland Village takes up so much room!

  6. Happy Mama says:

    This is such a great idea! We seem to have cracked the lego storage system (a collection of categorised plastic boxes which steadily degenerates into the “pile”) but seem to struggle with where to put the “made things” or “special people” or “No, that’s really important – I’m still building it – even though I might not look at it again this month” parts.
    This seems simple and do-able.
    Karen (Scotland)

  7. Anonymous says:

    Definitely gonna make one. I love it. Thx 4 sharing :)

  8. Lorna says:

    Such a great idea! Makes me wish (almost) I still had Lego aged kids at home!

  9. Jacqueline says:

    Too cute!

  10. Anonymous says:

    LOVE IT! Thank-you, will make for my nephew’s b-day next month ♥

  11. Nikki says:

    I’ll have to make one of those for my daughter. There’s a 6 year gap between her and my son and he has plenty of table and spaces to play Legos his way. This will be perfect for her to do her own thing.

  12. Adriana says:

    Awesome idea, I love it!

  13. Anonymous says:

    I LOVE this! You could also add casters, but maybe the kids would get too wild with it. It’s wonderful as it is and an inspiring idea that is very different than the other Lego tables I’ve seen. Thanks for sharing!

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