Updated: Mar 3
As promised, I wanted to give you the instructions on how to make the LEGO table I did for my kid's toy room makeover (Decluttering and Organizing a Toy Room or Space) and the items that I used to create it.
My kids 4 and 5 are already LEGO fans. They love creating and building with LEGOS. I love that it helps them with creativity and as such, I really try to expand their interest in this toy. My eldest son already wants to be an engineer, which is quite surprising that he already knows what he wants to do. He is always trying to figure out how things work, like the kitchen sink or the toilet. Things a normal 5-year-old his age don't really care to think about. Nevertheless, I try to help him to research or answer his questions when I can (thanks Google!).
So I wanted to make them a big enough LEGO table that would grow with them as they continued on their LEGO building adventures. My first approach was to get them an already made LEGO table. Was I surprised when I saw the prices of these tables! Are you kidding me, they were at minimum $100 or more for just a small table with 2 bins.
I decided to hit Pinterest to pick my DIY brain to find something that would not be too small, but big enough for them to grow as their interest grew. It would also help my lovely feet from stepping on one more of those LEGO pieces thrown all over my house.
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“This DIY LEGO table will grow with your child's LEGO creativity!"
IKEA LACK LARGE COFFEE TABLE - $49.99
I decided to go with the Ikea LACK large coffee table (46 1/2x30 3/4 "). It is available in three different colors (white, black-brown, and white stained oak). I choose the white color because I wanted a brighter-looking toy room. I also choose the larger table, for my kids to grow with their love of LEGOS. There is also a smaller version [LACK Coffee table (35x22x18") - $29.99] of the table as well that can be used depending on the space that you have. The side tables are also an option to use as well if you are tighter on space, or want a more mobile option.
IKEA TROFAST SMALL BINS - $9 ($3 each)
I used the Ikea TROFAST small storage bins to place under the table just to keep the same storage look throughout my toy room. I ordered them in white. I used three bins, but you can also opt-in for more bins as your child's interest in LEGOS grows. For now, I decided to use only three bins.
IKEA TROFAST BIN SLIDERS - Free The bin sliders that I used came with the Ikea TROFAST units that I had installed for their toy room. I used a couple of the ones I had at the bottom when I used the larger bins for my unit. If you do have the unit and have some available ones, then you can use the ones that are not being used. Alternatively, you can get them for free if you ask your local Ikea store for the parts (Part #120056). If not, then here are alternatives that I found as well on Pinterest that others have used as well for installation or just storage.
This is also an alternative that can be used as well if you are unable to get the above slider.