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Project by OhhCrap posted 08-24-2010 01:22 AM 2057 views 17 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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For those of you with young men in your house, they probably have an assortment of legos. You have probably also experienced the joys of their new creations, and the pain of stepping on one of those small parts in your bare feet. This probably won’t solve the later, but it was a lot of fun to build. Educational as well.

This is to scale. Used micrometer to figure out the original dimensions, ratios to scale it up and helped with the cuts. Top lugs are from a hole saw on a drill press, he really liked that part.

-- Quality: There is hardly anything in the world that some men cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper, and the people who consider price are this man’s lawful prey.





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spunwood

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#1 posted 08-24-2010 01:54 AM

Wow. What kind of paint did you use?

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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mafe

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#2 posted 08-24-2010 01:56 AM

This is a wonderful idea.
MaFe

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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BillyJ

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#3 posted 08-24-2010 02:07 AM

That is a great idea. Wonderful work.

-- I've never seen a tree that I wouldn't like to repurpose into a project. I love the smell of wood in the morning - it smells like victory.

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JasonWagner

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#4 posted 08-24-2010 03:00 AM

Love the design, that is great! Think I could fit my two suitcases of Legos in there?!

-- some day I hope to have enough clamps to need a clamp cart!

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akbar56

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#5 posted 08-24-2010 03:04 AM

Some of us never stopped being “young men” and still actively play with our Lego collection :) Luckily I have been able to combine my two favorite building activities. I am in the middle of making a build table for my Lego workings.

Great looking box.

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bigbuddha

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#6 posted 08-24-2010 04:02 AM

that is AWESOME!!!!!

-- helen

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cwdance1

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#7 posted 08-24-2010 05:31 AM

Very cool design.

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Pete_Jud

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#8 posted 08-24-2010 06:13 AM

I would love to have the specs to build one for my grandson.

-- Life is to short to own an ugly boat.

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Ecocandle

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#9 posted 08-24-2010 08:29 AM

I have to agree with bugbuddah…AWESOME!!

-- Brian Meeks, http://extremelyaverage.com

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ken_c

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#10 posted 08-24-2010 02:44 PM

make some stack-able boxes now – good job…

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Jason

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#11 posted 08-24-2010 08:16 PM

I love it. Nice job.

-- Jason - Colorado Springs

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OhhCrap

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#12 posted 08-25-2010 03:17 AM

Thank all of you for the wonderful comments. To answer some of your questions:

Paint was high gloss spray Krylon, color scheme by Tom. I suggest a clear coat over the safety orange as I couldn’t find it in gloss

Plans are available upon request, send me an email with a means of contacting you and I’ll forward you a copy. Note on this though, It’s a great math project for your young ones grades 3 – 5.

No it will not hold two suitcases full of Lego’s, but I suppose you could build it larger.

Stackable, Hmm, forstner bit and a thicker bottom should do the trick. Bang out enough and you can build a nice wall and get rid of two old suitcases.

In case you were wonder questions:
Material was ¾” Birch ply. Was going to use some left over maple, but the kid started talking about paint. (Parenting does have its limits.) Joints are 45 miter with biscuits. I think we got to use most every tool in the shop, Table saw, miter saw, router table, biscuit joiner, drill press, orbital sander and cordless drill.

Special note to the makers of Lego, Thanks for the great and timeless toy, I trust your not going to sue me for use of your name without your permission.

Again, thank you for the wonderful comments.

-- Quality: There is hardly anything in the world that some men cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper, and the people who consider price are this man’s lawful prey.

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Ted Pagels

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#13 posted 08-27-2010 09:26 PM

Nice project! But I guess I’m going to have to take away all of my son’s “old” Legos we just gave to our grand daughter. Are you sure they’re just for young men?

-- Ted Pagels, Green Bay, WI

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toolboxdiva

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#14 posted 04-09-2011 07:58 PM

Great Project!

Thinking Inside the box! I never would have thought of using a drill press plug bit for the top, I’d just slice up a dowel rod or a broom handle depending on how big the box was, and go from there.

Great Idea!! Love it!

-- Toolboxdiva

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