you asked for it – lego display

Our fab follower Leanne asked us for some ideas on displaying and storing Lego for her little man.  We know this is a common problem (it’s up there with how to store kids artwork!) so we did some snooping around and came up with these inspired ideas.

This one provides a constantly changing artwork for the wall.  Simply remove the glass from an existing frame (or maybe the kids have already done this accidentally for you!) and voila!  Courtesy of 2 little superheroes.

lego display frames

These plain white shelves make the perfect backdrop for all the latest Lego creations to pop, as do the glossy red shelves and black boxes below.

lego white shelves side

lego red shelves

Image courtesy of minifigfun.wordpress.com

Now, I know you will all be rolling your eyes at the thought of dusting these BUT how fabulous do they look??? Image courtesy of ohdeedoh.comlego white shelves bigAnd for storage ideas to help avoid those middle of the night foot injuries, how about this great desk design from IKEA hackers (if you love IKEA furniture be sure to check out this site for awesome ideas on modifying store bought designs);

lego table storage

If your little one is TOTALLY obsessed and the odd framed artwork or storage box just wont cut it, then this may be the answer to your prayers …

lego walls

Image courtesy of http://www.houzz.com

Pheeeew.  That should keep you going for a while, no? x

 

for lego lovers (and their mamas)

Mama of three boys = serious lego collection.

Take into account we also boast a substantial “vintage” collection that my in-laws saved from my hubby’s childhood (that’s another story) and I am always looking for clever clogs ideas that use these timeless coloured blocks in any way other than the norm.

Here are my three favourites;

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Lego Key Chain Board Thingy
This is one of those “why didn’t I think of that?” ideas.  Simply attach a piece of lego to your key ring and a lego board to your wall and you’ll never need to scream “where are my keys” again.
(Image courtesy of pinterest)

Lego Maths
If your little one is not that interested in Maths, this is a great way to get their attention.  The dog wont eat their homework ever again …
(Image courtesy of thesixkents.wordpress.com)

Lego Play Table
We have done this using a cheapie bedside table (ours is IKEA but I have also seen them at other department stores for under $20).  Glue lego board onto the table to assist little ones to play at a suitable height, and (here is the best bit) keep the lego contained in one area. We have storage tubs under the table. Suitable for duplo through to lego.

(Images courtesy of skiptomylou.org and meetthedubiens.blogspot.com)