Like most family households with primary school aged children, we are overflowing with LEGO.
We have Disney LEGO, Minecraft LEGO, LEGO Friends and even Star Wars LEGO (but this is mainly my husband’s collection).
When you start buying LEGO for your family, there are a few considerations to make which will help you decide on where it’s stored and how it’s played with.
- Will you keep all the individual sets together?
- Where will you store the ‘how-to-build’ manuals?
- Where will your kids store their LEGO?
- Where will the kids play with their LEGO?
- Will you dismantle or keep sets on display?
So many questions… and maybe you’ve never thought about it… until you’re at your wits end with LEGO from one side of your lounge room to the other.
We originally had an IKEA bookcase, where we displayed sets once made and kept spare pieces in boxes. It was messy and felt like a disjointed organisation system.
I went on Pinterest to get some LEGO Storage ideas.
I loved this table with cut out trays to keep LEGO pieces on hand for building by A little bit of this, A little bit of that.
This designated area by The Handman’s Daughter is bright and allows for all the siblings to build together.
I also thought this cube coffee table idea was great for wheeling away into the corner when not in use. This idea was by The Decorated Cookie.
The coffee table used in the image above is no longer available, but you can use the IKEA TINGBY side table instead.
If you’re not very handy, Kmart has brought out a construction storage table for $79. While not branded LEGO, the base plates will work with LEGO pieces.
DIY LEGO Coffee Table with Storage
With all the inspiration above, we made our own LEGO Coffee Table with storage.
What we used
- IKEA Lack Coffee Table in White
- Sticky Thumb dots from Spotlight
- 12 Base plates from KMART
- Divided Craft Boxes from Spotlight
The aim of the coffee table was to allow for play for all the siblings.
At Christmas, we received a number of LEGO Friends Heartlake City Amusement Pier. We had different sets which included games and a separate rollercoaster.
The coffee table set up allowed for us to create a LEGO theme park.
The divided storage containers hold spare LEGO pieces, separated into colours. We used another container to hold all the manuals.
It’s a great attraction when we have kids come over, and it solved a few of the sore points I’ve had with owning so much LEGO.