Published on October 17th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Lego dining table

Materials: Ikea Torsby frame, 7176 Lego bricks, 12mm multiplex plate, 6mm tempered glass, brackets, screws

Description: I was looking for a table for my new house. While browsing the internet for idea’s I came across this wonderful Lego table (link no longer available).

That made me wonder if I could make something like that myself. It turns out I could.

See here for details how I did it.

~ Joost Bakker, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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Jules Yap

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28 Responses to Lego dining table

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  2. Delanicole says:

    What a cool idea, a lego dining table. Love it

  3. chris wolff says:

    Great table where did you gey the mutiplex table top?

  4. Anonymous says:

    Amazing idea, and I have to say you have a fantastic eye for detail. The perfectionist in me loves that all the Lego-bricks are facing the same way. If I ever have the opportunity of spending such money on a dining table, I wouldn’t think twice about it!

  5. Bean Bags says:

    The lego dining table is wonderful. Know all about it

  6. Anonymous says:

    Having problems commenting but if this gets through – This is fantastic. Great idea. Well done.

  7. Anonymous says:

    but where did you get those chairs please

  8. Anonymous says:

    I have a few questions :
    1. Did you buy the Torsby frame alone or with the top (on ikea website it comes together)?
    2. Why didn’t you use the Torsby top instead of the multiplex? does it coas less?
    3. How did you fix the multiplex to the frame?
    4. how do you fix the legos to the multiplex?

    I kind of guess your answers (like probably the weight of the glass top keeps everything on place), but I am not sure, so it’s better to ask :)
    thatnks for the inspiration.

    • Anonymous says:

      Thank you for the quick and detailed reply! I did good asking, otherwise i was going to mess up…
      i am so going to do this.

    • Placebo says:

      1. I bought only the frame. This is possible because Ikea offers 2 different table tops for the Torsby frame. Each item is packed and priced separately.
      2. Yes it cost less. The frame was only €81. With the top it would have cost me €179. The multiplex was only €29,49.
      3. Brackets (http://tinyurl.com/c6q8xyw) and screws. These prevent the top from moving sideways. Currently u can still lift up the top. If that proves to be problematic I will drill holes in the frame at the points where the frame is allready open to attach the legs. (See Torsby frame instuctions http://tinyurl.com/8npaf4x) and put in some scews.
      4. I did not fix it. All the lego is attached to trough the use of 32×32 baseplates (http://tinyurl.com/9467tm8). These baseplates just lay on the multiplex. Friction prevents the baseplates from moving.

      Funny fact:
      While buying the frame, I triggered the alarm of the self service checkout machine. A Ikea employee had to verify that I was only buying the frame and not sneaking out (stealing) a free top. :o )

    • Placebo says:

      Cool. I would love to see your result when it’s finished.
      If you have anymore questions feel free to ask me here, on my blog or email me at placebo.rulez (at) gmail.com

  9. Way K says:

    Awesome. Dude you Rule. Period.

  10. It’s beautiful! Your own art instalment in your dining room! I guess Lego lovers will see the attraction immediately. Definitely does not seem like you got it from Ikea lol. And love the detail of even finishing off with a proper edging pattern too. Very well designed.

    Of course, if Lego were to sell something like this themselves, it would cost a lot more than it did for you to make it. The amount time it takes to put that much Lego together for a start would amount to some considerable labour cost to start with!

  11. Anonymous says:

    Is the glass secured down in any way? Or are there any edges to keep it from sliding off? I can’t tell.

    • Placebo says:

      The glass is not secured.
      But because of the weight of the glass (25KG) it’s hard to move and as it fits perfectly u move the table before you move the glass.

      But for safety the glass is tempered, to make sure u do not hurt yourself if it breaks.

  12. zen says:

    I would have never guessed it was legos at first glance!

    Reading via the NuffnangX app.

  13. Anonymous says:

    On the US Lego website, the Lego 2×2 bricks are .15 cents each. Multiply that by the 7176 bricks used and you have a bill of over a thousand USD just for the Lego.

    Maybe the poster can say what this cost, but it would seem to be WAY too much for what it is.

    • Anonymous says:

      Click on his link for cost break down in Euros, at the bottom of the post where he says:
      See HERE for details how I did it.

    • iris says:

      People pay a lot more than $1,000 for a kitchen table. Assuming this thing is sturdy, it’s a unique option.

    • Placebo says:

      My total cost where €765,07.
      From that €472,49 is Lego.
      See my blog for a complete breakdown of the costs.

      For cheap Lego you go to the Bricklink website.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Love this. Very creative and out of the box thinking.

    Endless possibilities for different looking endproducts.

    This should make the top 10 list for 2012!

  15. eb says:

    this is just awesome!

  16. Carmen says:

    Wow what a great idea! and nicely done.

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