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Lego Table (by a Great Grandfather)

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Project by woodshaver posted 01-07-2013 10:49 PM 2319 views 10 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Lego table that my Father-in-law build for his two Great Grandchildren. Even at his age (Mid 80’s) he still enjoys making things in his shop.
The stools are 18” H the bags are 5”x 12” L and the table is about 30”H X 54”L X 18”W.
He’s the best Dad, Granddad and Great Granddad and Father-In-Law you could ask for. Always helping everyone!
Way to go Dad.. Good job!

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!





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wiswood2

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#1 posted 01-07-2013 10:54 PM

That is just great,seeing the grand kids enjoying it should help keep him from getting old.
Chuck

-- Chuck, wiswood2 www.wisconsinwoodchuck.com

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#2 posted 01-07-2013 11:06 PM

Cool design and a good idea ,all of those kids look like their having fun even the one on the right :))

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#3 posted 01-07-2013 11:47 PM

Great job Pa Pa.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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Roger

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#4 posted 01-08-2013 01:34 AM

that is awesome. I hope I can do that when I’m 80. Very good. Thnx for this lil story.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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luv2learn

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#5 posted 01-08-2013 01:51 AM

Inspiring!! This means that we have at least 10 or 12 years of projects ahead of us :)

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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kiefer

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#6 posted 01-08-2013 02:05 AM

Tony ,tell your father in law that he is up for a design recognition award from my wife .
That is just such a great design that it will be copied many ,many times and the kids will actually enjoy cleaning up their Lego’s and other things for that matter .
Great job and my hat off to your father in law he is a great inspiration .

-- Kiefer 松

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woodshaver

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#7 posted 01-08-2013 04:09 AM

Kiefer,
I will tell him!
I’m sure my father in law will love to read all the nice comments left by everyone about his project. I hope to be able to do this again for him with his next project. Al and his wife Betty live in Maryland and that’s a big hop skip and jump from Florida. But he can all see this on his computer. I can see him smiling when he is reading this. :)

luv2learn,
My thought exsacly! But I’m hoping for more!

wiswood2
a1Jim
hunter71
Roger
Thank you all for your nice comments.

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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majuvla

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#8 posted 01-08-2013 06:10 AM

The best grandpa ever!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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John Lowell

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#9 posted 01-08-2013 01:28 PM

“enjoys making things in his shop” – Ha! I can see he enjoys making things on the Lego table!

cheers

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

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Fishinbo

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#10 posted 01-08-2013 02:53 PM

Cool Lego table and coolest Grandpa ever! Like the bag idea where it’s very easy to clean up.

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lumberjoe

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#11 posted 01-08-2013 06:47 PM

What a lucky guy and lucky kids. Great work

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Hawaiilad

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#12 posted 01-08-2013 08:22 PM

I so enjoy seeing someone making and item for little people to play with that is not hooked to a TV and doesn’t need batteries. Great job Grandpa

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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Richard

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#13 posted 01-08-2013 08:32 PM

That is Super Cool for the kids to play with. Great job by GrandPa.

How is the top made ? Is there a large flat section you can buy and inlay on the top or is that all single pieces of legos glued into it? A lot of work on GrandPa part if it is single pieces, but a labor of Love I am sure.

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woodshaver

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#14 posted 01-08-2013 10:07 PM

Richard,
I’ll have to speak for my wife’s dad. They sell large Baseplate's that your can use on your table top. You can adhere them to the top of just leave them loose.

Click here to see them on the Toys“R”Us web site.

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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Richard

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#15 posted 01-09-2013 03:30 AM

Woodshaver ,Thanks for the informatiom and the link. I am going to have to do something like this (most likely smaller) because my daughter used to work at Lego Land and has a ton of them aroumd the house and 3 kids that like them.
I am actualy going to be there the first week of Feb for my newest Granddaughters 3rd birthday. Might try to something small then since I won’t have a lot of tools availabe.

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