Overwhelmed with LEGOs? Us too! That's why we grabbed some Peel 'n Stick Baseplates and made this simple IKEA hack storage station. It cost less than $90 to make and there's not a single drop of glue required! Trust us, this is one DIY tutorial you can handle.
Watch below to see the Simplified LEGO Storage Station in action. You won't believe how easy it is to make and your kids will love being able to organize and build with their building bricks all in one space.
- Creative QT Peel 'n Stick Baseplates, 3 x Grey 10" x 10"
- IKEA TROFAST Storage Unit Frame White, $39.99
- TROFAST Storage Bin, small white x 5, $3 each
- TROFAST Storage Bin, large white x 2, $4 each
- Tape measure, string and tape for accurate installation
- LEGO style bricks for accurate alignment
Follow the IKEA instructions to build the TROFAST unit. Wipe the top of it clean and dry before proceeding.
Use the tape measure and string to accurately mark out the central placement of your baseplates. You should have 3 1/4" gaps on the left and right side, and 3 1/2" gaps along the front and back. We measured this out and then created a string guideline in one corner to ensure straight placement of the baseplate. You could alternatively just mark it with a pencil.
We decided to just use three of the 4-pack as we wanted the unit to look clean and classy. If you wanted a larger play surface you could, of course, cut the additional baseplate using a sharp utility or craft knife.
Now comes the really easy part! Simply peel off the red backing and stick down the first baseplate. Apply some pressure to ensure that all of the adhesive contacts the unit. For the next two baseplates repeat the process, but this time attach bricks as you place the baseplate to ensure a tight fit.
Peel off the tape and string, remove the bricks and fill the bins with all your bricks!
We love how easily this storage station slips into any room; it's simple and clean look makes it so versatile. We also think it is the perfect way to encourage friends and family to Make Time Together creating and playing - there's plenty of room for all to play!
We guarantee that it will be worth the time to invest in getting those LEGO style bricks off the floor and neatly organized in the bins. Your kids will love having easy access, as well as a large building surface.
And don't forget you can always remove the bins and build on a regular baseplate from our non-adhesive Variety Pack if you'd prefer.
This is one of our all-time favorite DIY projects to date. Why? It's simple and affordable! Two very important factors for all parents. Our mission is to help your family spend more time playing and less time managing clutter. What better way to do that then finally getting a hold on all those building bricks!
Love the idea of organizing your building bricks but not sure what will work best for your family? We've got loads more ideas, just visit the DIY Projects tag on our blog! If you are looking for something a little more substantial, check out our Ultimate LEGO Storage Station tutorial! You'll be amazed at how versatile our Peel 'n Stick Baseplates are!
Creative QT designs quality + innovative toys that declutter homes and inspire creative play. Founded by parents of five, Adam and Dana Sue Hinkle, Creative QT’s vision is to empower parents and encourage a culture of families that Make Time Together. All products are designed to enrich families’ lives through active, creative play and play based learning. Creative QT products are laboratory tested for compliance with CPSC requirements and are free of lead, cadmium and phthalates so you can play with confidence. So, go ahead … today is the day: be your kid’s hero.
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