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Project by Aggie69 posted 12-18-2012 03:44 AM 10445 views 32 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wanted to build a Lego table for my three grandkids, but didn’t find anything on the internet that was quite what I wanted. So I designed a table that used a 3/4” X 24” X 48” piece of glued up pine from the lumber yard as the inner table insert. 3/4” plywood or MDF would have worked just as well. The table top is reversible so you can put Lego mats on one side and leave the other side plain for use with other kids projects.

I made the legs out of 2” PVC pipe with 2” PVC couplers on the bottom of the legs. There was a method to my madness for doing this. The overall height of the table is 20”, just perfect for young kids. As they get older, or if an adult wanted to use the table, it needs to be taller. Rather than making new legs, by simply cutting pieces of 2” PVC pipe that can be slipped into the bottom of the couplers, the table becomes taller very easily! The legs are fastened to the table by using 1/4” x 20 decorative bolts through the table sides, through the PVC legs and into 1/4” X 20 TEE nuts inside the PVC pipes.

I wanted some inexpensive storage for Legos, so I purchased 3 rectangular white plastic baskets at Walmart. Using 2” X 4”’s ripped to a narrower width and dadoed for the basket lips, I had simple drawer slides.

Keeping in a kids theme, I painted each of the legs a different bright color – blue, red, yellow, and green. I used double sided adhesive tape to attach 8 lego base plates to one side of the table. I located the plates for $6 each plus shipping on Amazon.com, but found them for $5 each at my local Toys R Us.





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 12-18-2012 04:25 AM

Great idea well done.

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albachippie

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#2 posted 12-18-2012 08:24 AM

I love this, great design. This would have got a LOT of use when I was a lad! Lego was about all I played with. Thanks for posting this. You could have a market there…...

-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Garry-Macdonald-Woodwork/425518554215355?ref=hl

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Chris Moellering

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#3 posted 12-18-2012 11:18 AM

Nice. (Lumberjocks needs a “like” button!) I wonder how many of us were Lego devotees in our younger days? I still have mine, that my son plays with now.

-- Grace & peace, Chris+

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GrandpaLen

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#4 posted 12-18-2012 01:40 PM

Just when I thought I had finished all of my Christmas ‘SHOP’ing, you post the perfect shop project for my Great-Grandson’s favorite pastime.
I think there is just enough time for the finish to cure on yet another great gift.

Very nice design, I like it and would very much like to ‘borrow’ your ideas, if you wouldn’t mind.

Thanks for sharing.

Work Safely and have Fun. – Grandpa Len.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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WillAdams

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#5 posted 12-18-2012 02:17 PM

Very cool!

My one change would’ve been to’ve had it be possible to tilt the Lego base plates towards the center of the table and to’ve had a central channel which would funnel the pieces into a set of filtering storage blocks:

http://www.box4blox.com/

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John Lowell

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#6 posted 01-01-2013 04:34 PM

Nice table, I like the fun colors for the legs. Am working with my daughter now to design a similar Lego table for her, may steel your leg design.

cheers

-- Trying, but lots to learn.....

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