Train table to Lego table DIY
In case you hadn't noticed, we're kind of crazy about Legos over here. :)
I posted an instagram photo of Sister standing at our Lego table earlier today...and realized I never shared this project.
It's seriously so easy and it's been such a big help to keep all our Legos in one spot.
Background: Big Brother received this train table (which I highly recommend...comes with plenty of track, cars, and is compatible with all the Thomas cars) for his 2nd birthday. It was fun until he realized building tracks from room to room and up and down hallways is way more fun.
So the table sat unused in storage for the past few years. I debated getting rid of it until I realized it would be easy to re-purpose.
This isn't exactly a cheap project, since you're covering a pretty large area in Lego boards. But I thoroughly researched the best place to buy, and 10" x10" base plates directly from Lego (or in person at a Lego Store) are the best deal you'll find. Trust me. :)
All I did was generously spray the backs of the green boards with adhesive and then "tiled" the table top with the base plates. If we ever want to use the table for trains, we can still flip it over.
The boards weren't exactly a match to the table's dimensions, so I ended up cutting smaller strips to fill in the edges. Regular kitchen scissors cut through them easily. Once the boards are down, the seams are pretty much unnoticeable.
And when we're done playing, two under bed boxes fit perfectly underneath the table for storage.