Saturday DIY: Lego Desk

With Kyle’s (the youngest) birthday right around the corner, and him being a HUGE Lego fan, it only makes sense to make him a Lego desk. I’ve seen TONS of pictures, but never any good tutorials, so I enlisted the help of my mom and eventually my stepdad to build him one, and I have to say that I think it turned out pretty darn awesome!

DIY Lego Desk for a birthday present

DIY Lego Desk

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Without further ado, here we go!!!!!!!!

Materials needed:

Tools needed:

  • Phillips head screwdriver
  • Caulk gun (optional)

DIY Lego Desk Instructions:

DIY Lego Desk Step 1DIY Lego Desk Step One: Gather your supplies. This is pretty obvious, but I feel that it needs to be stated. We had to get out of the work room to put this together because it was actually warmer outside than it was inside, so I put everything in the wagon and rolled on out to a nice area in the yard… And my poor mom had to listen to my sing “You can’t ride in my little red wagon” all the way to my new work area… Yes, I’m a nut, but my mom loves me.

DIY Lego Desk Step 2

DIY Lego Desk Step Two: Set up the desk. By this I mean, just set it up and make sure that everything will fit the way you want it to. It makes it easier to measure out if you know exactly where you want everything to sit.

(Unfortunately, there was no singing this time)

DIY Lego Desk Step 3

DIY Lego Desk Step Three: Attach your corner braces.

This is important to keep the top of the desk from sliding off. We measured from the back of the desk, and put one bracket on each side one inch from the back of the desk, and then added one more on each side ten inches from the first one.
DIY Lego Desk Step 4

DIY Lego Desk Step Four: Attach the desktop to the containers. Luckily, there’s enough space at the top of these containers that you can easily screw the corner braces into them.

(And my mom got payback for my horrible singing by snapping this picture of me. I win though, because she thought I wouldn’t post it.)

DIY Lego Desk Step 5DIY Lego Desk Step Five: Get your building plates ready!

As you can see, if you use four building plates, there’s a bit too much left over. We counted and had to cut off fourteen rows. We marked it off with a pencil and cut it with a utility knife. It was actually a LOT easier than I thought it would be, although this is honestly the part that I ran and got the stepdad for, because I was unsure of what I was going to do.

Go ahead and attach the Lego building plates together with some spare Legos. I had to smuggle Kyle’s out of the house while he was sleeping. If I hadn’t done that, I never would have gotten my hands on them.

DIY Lego Desk Step 6DIY Lego Desk Step Six: Get that caulk gun out and get to caulking!

Put the caulk down liberally so that you can make sure those building plates won’t budge later. After that you’ll want to place the building plates on the desktop and press them firmly into place.

After the building plates have set, you’re all done! You can give this desk to your little one, and let them build away!

DIY Lego Desk Happy Birthday Kyle
So… My Lego skills need some work, but I think my Lego Desk building skills are pretty awesome!

Did you build the Lego Desk?

If you built this, or are going to build it, please leave me a comment below letting me know what you think of this tutorial! Or at least leave a comment telling my sweet Kyle Happy 8th Birthday!

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